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Seasonal park interpreters / explorer guides

DNR interpreter crouched down with visitors

Seasonal park interpreters / explorer guides

We're seeking enthusiastic, nature-minded folks to lead immersive hikes, design engaging outdoor educational programs and inspire visitors to connect with Michigan state parks. Seasonal park interpreters (or explorer guides) will spend time a majority of their time outdoors, share their knowledge and help visitors of all ages, all while shining a spotlight on each park's unique resources. Plus, they have some of the best office views around.

Position perks

  • Starting pay is $15 an hour.
  • Flexible scheduling (up to 40 hours between May and September).
  • Position may qualify for academic or internship credit (applicants should contact their academic advisor for eligibility requirements).
  • Gain hands-on environmental education training and increase your knowledge of forests, insects, pond life and other topics.
  • Practice professional speaking skills.
  • Develop community relations skills through local outreach. 

How to apply

Option 1: Express interest online

Express interest now »

Option 2: Apply via application

  1. Complete the DNR's non-career employment application.
  2. On your application, please list the locations that you are able to work.
  3. Submit your resume and employment application (with location preferences) to

Download application »