State Park Explorer Guides

Each year, we hire seasonal staff to conduct programs in state parks. These enthusiastic, nature-minded folks lead hikes and activities, present fun programs that shine a spotlight on each park’s unique resources, and have the best office views around!

Get great experience!

  • Attend training in hands-on environmental education activities
  • Increase your knowledge of forests, insects, pond life, and other topics
  • Create age-appropriate activities and programs
  • Present programs to children & adults, often within a family setting
  • Daily opportunities to practice professional speaking skill
  • Market your programs to the public
  • Get invested in the community through local outreach

Enjoy a great work environment

  • Spend time outdoors everyday
  • Share knowledge of nature and outdoor skills with others
  • Work in a scenic state park location


Steps to Apply

DNR-ExplorersProgram@michigan.gov or send by mail to:
Explorer Program Coordinator
Michigan DNR
20145 Beck Road
Northville, MI  48167

Interviews will be held at various locations each year beginning in March and continuing until all positions have been filled.