State Parks and Trails seasonal positions

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Looking for the perfect summer job? Minnesota state parks are hiring! It's more than a job, DNR staff helps millions of visitors each year have unforgettable experiences at state parks and trails and pass along a love for the outdoors.

The typical anticipated season dates are from April through October; however, the actual season dates may start later or end earlier.

New in 2024 - apply for selected seasonal jobs at more than one location with just one application! Applications will be accepted online from February to September. Positions are posted by DNR Region and individual locations are listed in these regional job postings. Applicants will select locations they have interest in, and will be notified when a position becomes available.

Buildings and Grounds Worker

Responsible for:

  • Building cleaning and repair
  • State park, state trail and public water access maintenance and repair
  • Grounds maintenance such as mowing, brushing, trail work, and dock installation and maintenance
  • Basic equipment maintenance
  • Park security (in some locations)

Important skills for buildings and grounds staff include skills in safe operation of equipment, ability to effectively recognize and solve problems, being a team player, ability to explain policies and procedures clearly and professionally to internal and external customers, and being welcoming to a diverse visitor base.

Apply today!

Parks and Trails Associate

Responsible for:

  • Selling permits
  • Organizing reservations
  • Providing information to the public  
  • Cleaning
  • Park security (in some locations)

Important skills for parks and trails associates include being a team player, skills in customer service that make a diverse visitor base feel welcome, ability to operate point of sale systems and the ability to manage work tasks effectively and skills to interpret program information and explain to customers, clients and coworkers.

Apply today!

Other Parks and Trails Positions

Find other career opportunities at state parks and trails on the State of Minnesota jobs website. Choose to view all jobs, then choose "Natural Resources Dept" to see all open DNR jobs.

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