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Summer park workers

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Summer park workers

Imagine spending time in some of Michigan's most beautiful destinations. These short-term summer park worker positions are perfect for those laying the foundation for a career in natural resources, keeping busy in retirement and/or wanting to spend their summer in Michigan state parks, boating facilities and other outdoor spaces.

Join the more than 1,300 summer park workers hired each spring, summer and fall! You'll have the opportunity to shape the customer experience all while learning valuable skills and working as part of a team. As a frontline staff member, you'll help answer visitor questions, register campers, clean park buildings, mow grass, maintain trails and more.

Join a legacy! Many DNR employees started their careers as summer park workers and have since transitioned to fulfilling roles as rangers, park supervisors, accountant assistants, trail coordinators and more.

Join our team!

The first step in the process is to express your interest by completing the online interest form – it should take less than five minutes. Your contact information and preferred work location(s) will be shared with park hiring staff.

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Position overview

  • Starting hourly rate: $15.
  • Flexible scheduling (up to 1,040 hours between April and October 2024).
  • Position may qualify for academic or internship credit (applicants should contact their academic advisor for eligibility requirements).
  • 18 years of age or possession of a high school diploma (or equivalent) is preferred.
  • Are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.

* Lodging and/or camping accommodations are not provided.

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