More than 1,200 park seasonal workers are hired each summer/fall to work in Michigan's 103 state parks, state forest campgrounds, boating access sites and harbors. Here's how to get the job.

It's not a career job, but most in the Michigan DNR got their start as seasonal park workers and then, after gaining valuable experience, transitioned to opportunities as rangers, park supervisors, accountants, trail coordinators and many other positions.

Jobs like assigning campsites, checking people in, verifying park stickers, mowing grass, emptying trash, cleaning outhouses and hosing down fish cleaning stations may not seem glamorous, but, hey, you could be cooped up in an air-conditioned office or sweating it out in a factory for the summer.

Work schedules are flexible (but you should be amenable to working some weekends and evenings) and the pay is $9.65-11.60/hour. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, and pass a pre-employment drug screening and background check. The time to apply is now. To express interest in a position, please email DNR-PRD-NonCareer@Michigan.gov with the following information:

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