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Smoky Mountain Magic

SMOKY MOUNTAIN MAGIC--Horace Kephart's fictional adventure set in the Deep Creek watershed, Cherokee Indian Reservation, and Bryson City in the summer of 1925. Written in 1929 and never before published. The original manuscript was passed down for 3 generations recently surfaced during the park's 75th anniversary celebration. "What better topic than a journey into a forbidden realm, complete with witches, robber barons, noble savages and a winsome lady, all wrapped in a cloak of mystery and myth?" asks reviewer Gary Carden. Kephart is featured in Ken Burn's PBS series on our national parks. He is the author of "Our Southern Highlanders", "Cherokees of the Smokies", and "Camping and Woodcraft". Available in hardcover and softcover. Read More >


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Great Smoky Mountains Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1953 to provide educational services and programs to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Our Current Job Openings:

Position:  Sales Assistant  
Locations Served:  Clingmans Dome VC, Oconaluftee VC & Bryson City   
Type:  Temporary  
Pay Grade:  5  
Hiring Rate:  $9.75/hr.  (25¢/hr. increase after 90 days) + incentive pay
FLSA Status:  Non-exempt   
Job Statement:  Under general supervision, performs administrative and clerical duties in operation of sales outlet managed by the Great Smoky Mountains Association.  Is responsible for assisting customers with purchases and inquiries about the Park and Association.  Is responsible for providing interpretive assistance and assisting visitors with identification of indigenous wildlife, flora and fauna.  Is responsible for sales transactions and for insuring proper inventory of sales shelves.
Duties:  Operates computerized cash register to accept payment and make change for merchandise at sales outlet; assists customers with selection of merchandise for purchase.  Answering visitors' inquiries about programs of Association and National Parks Service, directions to points of interest within the region or National Park or identification of flora and fauna and wildlife; summons aid in cases emergency; refers inquiries to proper NPS or Association officials as necessary.  Maintains shelf inventory of merchandise for sale; stocks shelves, brochure and leaflet dispensers, display tables, etc.; obtains necessary items from stock area.  Collects and prepares records of money from brochure and leaflet dispensers.  Operates video/audio player in sales area.  Balances cash register drawer at the end of the day and makes deposit.  Opens and closes sales outlet at prescribed times, securing sales outlet at end of work day.  Assists with periodic inventories; may complete stock orders for warehouse delivery.

Minimum Training & Experience:  Graduation from high school and 1 to 2 years of experience in retail sales, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.  Must have general knowledge of the programs, goals and objectives of the Great Smoky Mountains Association and the National Park Service.
Supervisor:  Senior Store Manager   
Application Deadline:  until positions filled   
Hire Date:  immediately   
Contact:  Kelli Green   
  Accounting & Human Resources Assistant   
  (865) 436-7318  ext. 228