Effective August 11, 2021, masks are required in all City of Asheville buildings. 
As a park within the City of Asheville, the WNC Nature Center will require masks for visitors ages five and older in all indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. 

Open 361 Days a Year: Admissions 10:00am – 3:30pm; park closes at 4:30pm

Employment & Internships

A Nature Center employee with a white tailed deer.

Employment Opportunities at the WNC Nature Center

The WNC Nature Center is a park within the City of Asheville. To find out about employment opportunities, visit the City of Asheville employment page.

The Friends of the WNC Nature Center is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that supports the Nature Center through fundraising, marketing, membership, Gift Shop, outreach education, and volunteer programs. Current employment opportunities are posted on Indeed and listed below.

View the Friends’ Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement here.


A Nature Center intern speaks during an Animal Education program.

Volunteer Internships at the WNC Nature Center

Volunteer internships with the WNC Nature Center are available in Education and Animal Care during the fall, spring, and summer.  All of our internship positions are volunteer, non-paid positions; internships may be eligible for school credit, pending your school’s approval.

For general information about Nature Center internship possibilities and application deadlines, view our internship descriptions.

Applications are available here. They will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. A background check authorization form must be submitted with the application.

The Friends of the WNC Nature Center is currently accepting applications for a volunteer internship with the Outreach Education Department. View the internship description and application here.