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Seasonal park workers

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Take the next step, and contact us! Visit the seasonal park worker interest form and provide your name, email, phone number and the work location(s) where you're interested in working. It's that easy!

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Responsibilities and perks

If you love Michigan's great outdoors and are looking for a position with flexible hours, join the more than 1,200 seasonal park workers hired each spring/summer/fall to work in Michigan state parks and state harbors.

Seasonal park workers are key to shaping the customer experience. As the "face" of Michigan state parks, you'll answer visitor questions, register campers, clean park buildings, maintain trails, mow grass and get creative in finding ways to help visitors create some lifelong memories.

These positions truly can make a difference in helping people fall in love with nature, camping, hiking, boating and more, and might just start you on a lifelong career path, too. 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:

  • Are paid between $10 and $11.60 an hour.
  • May work up to 1,040 hours between April 18 and Oct. 16, 2021.
  • 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 and background check.
  • May qualify for academic or internship credit (applicants should contact their academic advisor for eligibility requirements).

*Lodging and/or camping accommodations are not provided.