Now Hiring: Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The State of Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources is looking for a few good summer workers. If you like the outdoors, love dealing with people, and want to test a career that can preserve and protect wildlife habitat, you’re encouraged to apply.

The jobs range from full-time firefighters and summer park workers to short-term wildlife technicians and historical interpreters.

Specifically, the DNR is looking for:

  • More than 1,300 summer park workers and 60 seasonal park rangers.
  • Temporary wildlife workers in positions across the state, in roles that help maintain healthy wildlife populations.
    Full-time, peak-season and on-call wildland firefighters.
  • Foresters and forest technicians to help manage public land for varied uses, including outdoor recreation, wildlife habitat, timber production and more.
  • Seasonal park interpreters to lead hikes/activities and present fun programs tied to each park’s unique natural and cultural resources.
  • Historical interpreters who will hone their skills in education program creation and presentation, exhibit development, collections care and site operations.

The DNR is also hiring and training seasonal educators to lead the Nature Awaits program! Through Nature Awaits – all fourth grade classrooms are eligible for a FREE field trip to select state parks for a hands-on experience tied to science, social studies, physical fitness and language arts curriculum standards.

Nature Awaits educators will work no more than 29 hours per week during “shoulder seasons” in the parks: April-June and September-November. Applicants must have a high school diploma, and college coursework in natural sciences, education, or parks and recreation is strongly recommended.

For more information, head over to the DNR’s jobs page.


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