Job Opportunities

Seasonal Environmental Programer
The Parks Natural Areas Division, based at Jefferson Memorial Forest, is seeking seasonal program staff. Duties will include assisting senior staff in a variety of environmental and adventure-based programs for the public and local schools. Seasonals lead nature hikes, give presentations using education animals, conduct canoeing programs, teach climbing skills on the Forest's 52-foot Alpine Tower, and assist with various projects. 


  • Experience working with youth and must enjoy working in the outdoors.
  • Reliable transportation to Jefferson Memoiral Forest in Fairdale.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with teaching, program, and/or outdoor recreation experience or certifications.
  • Internship credits may be available for students.

Seasonal applications available at 

Send the completed seasonal application, along with your resume and cover letter, to: 
Natural Areas Division/Jefferson Memorial Forest
Louisville Parks and Recreation
PO Box 467 Fairdale, KY 40118
502.368.6856 (office)
502.363.4363 (fax)


Seasonal Clerical, Welcome Center
Share your smile and willing-to-help attitude with our walk-in guests and callers by providing top-quality customer service in our Welcome Center and Gift Shop.  Joining our Forest family allows you a hands-on atmosphere with the opportunity to enhance your customer service skills, computer program knowledge, and office administration skills.

The Forest is the perfect place to teach, learn and grow!  We are the nation's largest city-owned forest, with 6,600 acres just 20 minutes from downtown Louisville, KY.  With 40 miles of hiking trails, multiple outdoor recreation and educational programs, volunteer opportunities, fishing, camping, picnic shelters, a conference center and more, it's a great place to work and to visit!

Seasonal positions run up to 6 months maximum, and include weekends.  Annual return is possible for the right person!

We are looking for someone hard-working, flexible, motivated, and enthusiastic who enjoys providing top notch customer service.  The Office Seasonal will have good clerical skills, exemplify a high personal and professional standard of integrity and show incredible passion for the Forest.  The chosen candidate will be responsible for providing excellent customer service in person and over the phone to our guests.  This includes but is not limited to:

  • Booking reservations for camping, shelters and the meeting spaces;
  • Assisting guests with gift shop purchases and Forest information;
  • Utilizing a computerized point-of-sale and reservation system
  • Handling daily accounting and depositing information with care and precision.

Send the completed Seasonal Application to: 
Shannon Smith, Community Engagement Manager
Natural Areas Division/Jefferson Memorial Forest
Louisville Parks and Recreation
11311 Mitchell Hill Rd. Fairdale, KY 40118
502.380.1753 (office)
502.368-6517 (fax) 

​Seasonal applications are available at For more information please contact Jefferson Memorial Forest, at (502) 368-5404.


Seasonal Maintenance, Jefferson Memorial Forest
Natural Areas Division, based at Jefferson Memorial Forest, is seeking seasonal day-time maintenance staff. Duties include assisting forest staff in a variety of maintenance, grounds maintenance and facility cleaning tasks. IDEAL CANDIDATES will have experience working with tools and enjoy working outdoors. Preference will be given to individuals with maintenance or cleaning experience, lawn care and a good driving record. 

The candidate will work Sunday-Thursday 6:30am- 3:00pm, for a 6 month period. Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and provide copy of driving record.

Seasonal applications are available online or at the Jefferson Memorial Welcome Center (11311 Mitchell Hill Rd. Fairdale, KY  40118)

For more information please call 502-368-2253 or 502-368-5404. 


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