Friday, February 23, 2024

Michigan DNR Is Hiring! Short-Term, Part-Time and Full-Time Jobs

If you or someone you know is interested in working with the DNR, now is a great time to explore options ranging from full-time firefighters and summer park workers to short-term wildlife technicians and historical interpreters.

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.

New opportunity: Nature Awaits

The DNR also is hiring and training seasonal educators to lead the Nature Awaits program! Through Nature Awaits – announced as part of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's 2024/25 budget in October – 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 specifics on each opportunity, contact individual program areas:

All DNR jobs

In addition to these opportunities, there are current postings for DNR career positions such as marketing research coordinator and fisheries research biologist manager. Visit for more information about these active DNR job openings.