State Park Explorer Guides

Each year, we hire seasonal staff to conduct educational programs in state parks. These enthusiastic, nature-minded folks lead hikes and activities and present fun programs that shine a spotlight on each park’s unique resources. These positions 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 - Interviews will be held at various locations each year beginning in March and continuing until all positions have been filled.

DNR-ExplorersProgram@michigan.gov 

OR 

Explorer Program Coordinator
Michigan DNR
20145 Beck Road
Northville, MI  48167