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Seasonal park workers

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Seasonal park workers

Whether you want to spend more time in some of Michigan's most beautiful destinations, keep busy in retirement or lay the foundation for a career in natural resources, these positions might be right for you. In fact, many DNR 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 key to shaping the customer experience. These frontline staff help answer visitor questions, register campers, clean park buildings, mow grass, maintain trails, help visitors create some lifelong memories – all while learning valuable skills and important lessons about working as part of a team.

Position overview

If you love Michigan's great outdoors and are looking for a position with flexible hours, join the more than 1,300 seasonal park workers hired each spring/summer/fall to work in state parks, state forest campgrounds, boating access sites and harbors.

  • Starting hourly rate: $15.
  • Flexible scheduling (up to 1,040 hours between April and October 2022).
  • Position may qualify for academic or internship credit (applicants should contact their academic advisor for eligibility requirements).
  • Should be 18 years of age or have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Are required to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check.
The new $15 hourly pay rate is available to all new seasonal park worker hires (effective Sunday, May 29), as well as those previously hired for this summer season. Read press release.

Interested in a position?

Take the next step, and contact us! Complete the seasonal park worker interest form by providing your name, email, phone number and the work location(s) where you're interested in working. It should take less than five minutes!

Express interest here »