Michigan DNR hiring for 1,200 summer jobs at State Parks

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Wilderness State Park. Photo credit Marisa Jenkins/WWJ - FILE

(WWJ) Need a job, but not too keen on working indoors during the pandemic?

If spending your summer outside sounds ideal, this could be the gig for you.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced it is looking to hire more than 1,200 seasonal staffers for jobs at state parks, state forest campgrounds, boating access sites and harbors.

Seasonal park-workers are paid between $10 and $11.60 an hour, and may qualify for academic or internship credit, the DNR says. They help answer visitor questions, register campers, clean park buildings, mow grass and more.

In addition, more than 50 seasonal park rangers are hired to help carry out day-to-day operations and maintenance and other essential duties. These positions are paid between $17.75 and $24.95 an hour, and include state employment benefits.

Learn more about these openings – and other opportunities throughout the Michigan DNR department – at Michigan.gov/DNRJobs.