The CFAIA offers job opportunities in the areas of campground management & hosting, environmental education and visitor center staff.  Please note that most positions are seasonal unless otherwise noted.

  • Regular Employment – Full time (30+ hours a week) & year round
    employees of the CFAIA.
  • Seasonal Employment – Employees hired for a specified
    timeframe. May include Education Specialists, campground staff and
    Visitor Center staff.
  • Hosting – Campground work in exchange for a camp site
    and full hookups.  Most hosting positions are non-paid.
  • Internships – May be education positions in either the CFAIA office in Pisgah Forest or at the Cradle of Forestry Historic Site.

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The CFAIA requires all new employees to fill out an I-9 form, which documents verification of the identity and employment authorization of both citzens and non-citizens. You will be required to present forms of identification from the attached list of acceptable documents.

For questions concerning the application process, or to learn more:
Shirley Arrowood – CFAIA Host Recruiter
828-884-5713 ext. 201
Email: hosting@cfaia.org

“In accordance with Federal law and US Department of Agriculture policy, the Cradle of Forestry in America Interpretive Association is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs)  To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: Director, USDA Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC, 20250-9410, or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD).  The USDA is an equal opportunity employer.”

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Partners & Sponsors

We’d like to thank these companies and organizations for their generous project support. The CFAIA always welcomes the opportunity to build creative educational or business opportunities around the region and nationally.  List of our partners and sponsors.


Do you have a special program that you’d like to share with the public and don’t mind giving us a few hours?  We offer many unique volunteer opportunities at the educational visitor centers that we operate, CFAIA gift shops and as a campground naturalist. Please contact us if you’re interested in learning more.


The CFAIA is tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We are fulfilling our mission– to promote educational, recreational, and interpretive opportunities about forest and water resources, natural history, and the Cradle of Forestry in America – and welcome your contribution to build on our success. Consider making a donation today!


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