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Seasonal park interpreters / explorer guides

Join a team dedicated to sharing nature!

Each year, we hire seasonal staff all around Michigan to conduct educational programs in state parks and DNR visitor centers. 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

  • Starting pay between $13 and $15 an hour, depending on location.
  • 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 and adults, often within a family setting.
  • Daily opportunities to practice professional speaking skills.
  • Develop marketing skills by selling parks and park programs to the public.
  • Develop community relationship skills through local outreach.

Enjoy a great work environment

  • Spend time outdoors every day.
  • 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.