State Park Explorer Guide


Deadline to Apply:

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 8:00am


various locations statewide, MI
United States

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You could spend the summer teaching others about nature!  The Michigan Department of Natural Resources hires seasonal Explorer Guides to work in over 40 state parks and recreation areas. You’ll have the opportunity to lead hikes, create age-appropriate activities, and present fun programs that feature each park’s unique resources. Plus, you’ll have the best “office” views around! We provide training in hands-on environmental activities, marketing, and presentation skills. Program supplies for the summer are provided.  Gain experience in public speaking and program development while sharing your knowledge of nature and outdoor skills with others.

Most positions are 40 hours/week and pay is $9.25/hour. Housing is NOT provided, and you should be willing to work a varied shift that may include weekends, evenings and holidays. Work begins with training in mid-May and continues through the summer until mid-August to Labor Day.

For more information, visit and click on ‘Join the Team’, or email the Program Coordinator at

Position Start Date:

Sunday, May 20, 2018

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How to Apply:

Submit completed DNR Employment Application and resume to Program Coordinator. More information and application form available at

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No housing or benefits

Contact Name:

Karen Gourlay

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