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Charleston County Parks Recruiting Staff Now for Summer 2023



Press Release

Charleston County Parks is seeking candidates for a number of positions at various park sites this summer. These opportunities are posted now at

Charleston County Parks is seeking candidates for seasonal jobs including beach and waterpark lifeguards, camp counselors, park attendants, and others for summer 2023. Many positions are open for ages 14 and up. These positions are great opportunities for teenagers, college students, teachers and retirees to make the most of the summer season while learning new skills, meeting new people, enjoying a fun work environment, and spending time outdoors in the beautiful park system.

“Charleston County Parks is a great place to gain new skills that will help an individual in their career path. It’s a great place to work because there is so much job growth opportunity,” said Charleston County Parks Human Resources Coordinator Kristen Watson. “Plus, our different parks offer so much to see and do!”

In addition to a beautiful and fun work environment and competitive pay, employees receive many great benefits. These include free admission to all Charleston County Parks and facilities – including the beaches and waterparks; free admission to many special events; discounts on food and gift shop items; free pedal boat and bike rentals; free beach chair and umbrella rentals; and an employee ID that offers free admission to more than 25 local attractions in the Charleston area.

The park attendant role is a wonderful entry-level position that can help open additional doors for those who are not yet old enough for other roles. Parks hiring for park attendants include: Folly Beach Pier and County Park, Isle of Palms County Park, James Island County Park and Splash Zone waterpark, Kiawah Beachwalker Park, McLeod Plantation Historic Site, Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park and Splash Island Waterpark, Mount Pleasant Pier, North Charleston Wannamaker County Park and Whirlin’ Waters, and West County Aquatic Center.

Charleston County Parks’ award-winning ocean rescue lifesaving team is seeking candidates age 16 and up. Making a difference every day, ocean rescue lifeguards are employed at beach park locations on Folly Beach, Isle of Palms and Kiawah Island. Waterpark and pool lifeguards are being hired at Splash Island in Mount Pleasant, Splash Zone on James Island, Whirlin’ Waters in North Charleston and the West County Aquatic Center in Hollywood. A long-standing recipient of many accolades, Charleston County Parks has been a United States Lifesaving Association Advanced Certified Lifeguard Agency since 1994 and an Advanced Certified Agency since 2018. Ocean rescue lifeguards are certified to the level of a South Carolina Department of Transportation Emergency Medical Responder or higher. Interested applicants need to pass physical tests including swimming and running, as well as undergo training, including medical responder training, Rookie School and Surf School. All training is provided in-house. Lifeguard training and certifications are great steps towards many career paths, including medical fields. Lifeguard positions are open for ages 16 and up only.

“Our staff are great mentors who designed a great training program that coaches interested candidates to prepare and be successful,” said Watson.

For more information or to apply for any CCPRC position, visit

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