Parks seasonal worker

Looking for a job with flexible hours in Michigan's great outdoors? More than 1,200 park seasonal workers are hired each summer/fall to work in Michigan's 103 state parks, state forest campgrounds, boating access sites and harbors.

Many current employees with the DNR Parks and Recreation Division started their career as park seasonal workers, including rangers, park supervisors, district supervisors, trail coordinators and section chiefs. These positions are a great match for college students and may qualify for academic or internship credit (applicants should contact academic advisor for eligibility requirements). The positions are also perfect for those looking to re-enter the workforce and seniors or retirees looking to be involved in the outdoors.

Job responsibilities may include handling permit sales in a contact booth, registering campers, clerical work, trail maintenance, mowing, landscaping and janitorial duties.

Park seasonal workers:

  • are paid between $10.45 - $12/hour.
  • may work up to 1,040 hours between April 21, 2019 and October 19, 2019.
  • should be 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • should be willing to work weekends and evenings.
  • are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Learn how to receive information on seasonal job opportunities