2022 seasonal park workers

Responsibilities and perks

If you love Michigan's great outdoors and are looking for a position with flexible hours, join the more than 1,300 seasonal park workers hired each spring/summer/fall to work in state parks, state forest campgrounds, boating access sites and harbors.

Seasonal park workers are key to shaping the customer experience. These frontline staff help answer visitor questions, register campers, clean park buildings, mow grass, maintain trails, help visitors create some lifelong memories and more.

Whether you want to spend more time in some of Michigan's most beautiful destinations, keep busy in retirement or lay the foundation for a career in natural resources, these positions might be right for you. In fact, many DNR Parks and Recreation Division employees started their careers as seasonal park workers and then - after gaining valuable experience - transitioned to rangers, park supervisors, accountants, trail coordinators and many other positions.

Seasonal park workers

  • Flexible scheduling (up to 1,040 hours between April and October 2022).
  • Position may qualify for academic or internship credit (applicants should contact their academic advisor for eligibility requirements).
  • Hourly rate starts at $10.20 or $11 (depending on region).
  • Should be 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

*Lodging and/or camping accommodations are not provided.

Interested in a position!

Take the next step, and contact us! Complete the seasonal park worker interest form by providing your name, email, phone number and the work location(s) where you're interested in working. It should take less than five minutes!

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