COVID-19 Response

Following guidance from the California Department of Public Health and local public health authorities, we are increasing public access and services in a phased approach at Hearst Castle®/Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument®. Before visiting, please review the COVID-19/FAQ tab on the home page. There you will find information and frequently asked questions regarding your trip to Hearst Castle. Updates about the overall Department of Parks and Recreation response to COVID-19, including safety information, are posted on For more information from the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department click

Hearst Castle tours and the Visitor Center is currently closed. When we reopen, advanced reservations will be required to visit Hearst Castle and/or the Visitor Center

Interested in working at Hearst Castle or one of the other many California State Park units?

For more information on careers and job openings with California State Parks, please visit or browse the California State Parks website at Live The Parks Life.

There are also seasonal and part-time opportunities available.

California State Parks offers careers in many disciplines such as operations, maintenance, resource management, interpretation, and park planning. We are proud of our commitment to develop the fullest potential in our employees and provide leadership development to prepare employees for challenges of the future.

As part of the California State Park System, most of these positions are filled through the State Civil Service System. In order to apply for positions, you should first review the process for taking exams and the requirements for the positions.  A  tool is available to assist you in following these procedures.