Employment Opportunities

Seasonal Full Time, March-October

Posted: April 11, 2022

Lake Tahoe Retail Supervisor-Immediate Opening

General Description: 

The Sierra State Parks Foundation (SSPF) is seeking a highly organized and self-motivated leader to provide oversight for one of the core operations of our organization. SSPF is a fun, mission-driven partner with California State Parks.  We are seeking a candidate who enjoys challenges, is naturally curious, and would be thrilled to work for an organization that is making a positive and lasting impact on the Lake Tahoe-Donner region California State Parks.

Job Description

Position is responsible for the operation of the Sierra State Park Foundation retail operations at Emerald Bay, DL Bliss and Ed Z’Berg-Sugar Pine Point State Parks.  Assists retail manager by ordering, delivering, and checking of inventory and retail supplies at three visitor centers on the south shore of Lake Tahoe.  

Job Duties:

Orders ice cream to keep up with demand at Vikingsholm Visitor Center.

Delivers ice cream to Vikingsholm Visitor Center before store opens for day.

Checks ice cream invoices for accuracy. Submits invoices to retail manager as soon as possible.

Checks wood supply at Bliss Kiosk, Sugar Pine Kiosk, and TSRA kiosk. Orders accordingly to meet demand, paying close attention during peak visitation.

Checks ice supplies at Bliss Kiosk and Bliss garage. Orders accordingly to meet demand, paying close attention during peak visitation. Ice at Bliss garage primarily used to keep drinking water cold at Emerald Bay Parking Lot.

Checks drinking water inventory at Sugar Pine Nature Center, Bliss Visitor Center, Vikingsholm Visitor Center, and Emerald Bay Parking Lot (water for parking lot stored at Bliss garage). Reports inventory status to retail manager 1-2 times per week, paying close attention during peak visitation.

Checks inventory status of merchandise sold at Emerald Bay Parking Lot. (very limited selection… only maps, postcards, guides).

Delivers tally sheets to Emerald Bay Parking Lot when necessary.

Informs retail manager immediately about any problems arising regarding the above operations. 

Additional retail duties under the direction of retail manager.

Retail Assistant Qualifications

Possession of valid driver’s license and insurance, attention to detail, team player, ability to use personal vehicle for delivery of merchandise and other retail supplies. Ability to lift 30-50 pounds.

This is a seasonal full-time position March-October.  Salary DOE. 

To apply:

  • Applications accepted until filled with first round of interviews March 4, 2022.
  • Send your resume and a list of three references to:

Heidi Doyle, Executive Director



We are looking for Tour Guides and  Visitor Center Ambassadors for the Summer Season!

Love sharing history?  Want to work at famous historic homes and a castle?  Are you a Tahoe local looking for a fun and meaningful summer job?  We got you covered!  Be a Tour Guide or Visitor Center Ambassador at Emerald Bay or Sugar Pine Point State Parks!  

Starting salary is $20 per hour with a fun and creative group of Tahoe lovers!  All training is provided and paid summer internships are available for current students.   End of season bonus!

We are taking applications until filled. 

Fill out the application (link below) and send the completed application to Heidi Doyle at hdoyle@sierrastateparks.org.  

The Sierra State Parks Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

SSPF Application