Career Opportunities

New Hanover County Parks & Gardens is looking for talented, hard-working, customer service oriented people with a love for the outdoors to join our team!  In addition to working with a great team of people and making a difference in your community, our full-time positions offer a generous benefits package including:  medical, dental, vision, elective supplemental insurance options, on-site wellness clinic and physical therapy, participation in the local government retirement plan, employer contributions to 401(k), 100% employer-paid long term disability, 12 paid holidays and generous paid personal and sick leave.  So what are you waiting for?  Check out our openings and apply today!

*Full vaccination for COVID-19 is required within 30 days of employment.  If fully vaccinated, documentation of vaccination status is required by the first day of employment.  

*Every employee of New Hanover County is required to work during emergency/disaster situations, such as, but not limited to, hurricanes.  The emergency work assignments during these situations may be outside of the scope of regular duties and may require working any day of the week during various hours (day or night) for unspecified lengths of time. 

Temporary/Seasonal Opportunities (Summer)

Head Lifeguard
Salary:  $16.50 hourly (40 hours/week)
Job Closing Date;  Open until filled
The Head Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of facility guests by serving as a lifeguard during scheduled shifts and assisting the Pool Coordinator in overseeing and maintaining the facilities, equipment, supplies and staff.
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Full-time Opportunities

Trades Technician
Salary:  $15.30 – $26.01/hourly;  $31,824 – $54,101/annually
Job Closing Date:  5/23/22
Trades Technicians perform duties including, but not limited to, painting, plumbing, carpentry, concrete, roof repairs and installation, and fence repairs at parks and gardens facilities such as picnic shelters, restrooms, playgrounds, walkways, foot bridges, gazebos and press boxes.  Trades Technicians also assist electricians and department mechanic.
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Part-time Opportunities

There are no part-time opportunities at this time.


New Hanover County Parks & Gardens is continuously seeking part- and full-time interns to assist in various roles relating to the day-to-day operations and success of the county parks department while learning skills related to parks, programming and management. Interns work within many different areas of the department including administration, operations, programming, special events, marketing and customer service. Interns may also work in different locations including the parks and gardens office, county parks and gardens facilities including Airlie Gardens and Echo Farms Park, and off-site special event locations. Responsibilities vary and may include customer service, operating recreation software, maintaining facilities, organizing and overseeing special events, representing the department at community outreach events and festivals, volunteer coordination, program development and implementation.

Email to learn more about Parks & Gardens internships

NHC Parks & Gardens Office: 896 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7620 • Fax 910-798-7621
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