Seasonal positions at state parks and harbors

Looking for a summer job with flexible hours in the great outdoors? Apply to become a state worker at one of the Michigan's state parks, harbors or boating access sites.

More than 1,200 workers will be hired this summer to work at Michigan's many state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, boating access sites and harbors. Part-time and full-time employment is available, with an opportunity to work up to 1,040 hours during the summer season.

These are great jobs for college students looking to earn tuition money, individuals who are looking to re-enter the workforce and seniors or retirees looking to be more active during the warmer months.

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

Seasonal employees (State Workers) are paid a minimum of $8.90/hour and may work up to 1,040 hours. Candidates should be 18 and older and be willing to work weekends and evenings.

For additional information or help finding a facility near you, download this list of Parks and Recreation Areas and contact a nearby park to see if they are hiring.

All persons newly hired into state government positions must submit to and pass a pre-employment drug test prior to their actual appointment to the classified service. Additionally, current employees not occupying a test-designated position shall submit to a drug test if the employee is selected for a test-designated position.

To apply, please complete an employment application form (below) and submit it to the park/recreation area or boating facility where you would like to work.

Employment Application Form:

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