20 Vermont State Parks - Employment/Volunteering

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What to Expect

Park staff

We don't require law enforcement experience or a heavy-duty maintenance background, but we do require a great attitude, excellent communication and customer service skills, and a fantastic work ethic.

This can vary from park to park, but here is a simplified list of some typical duties for any staff member or volunteer working in a Vermont State Park.

  • Working in the park office
  • Registering campers
  • Providing area information
  • Collecting fees
  • Cleaning campsites
  • Cleaning restrooms
  • Mowing
  • Maintaining gardens
  • Staffing boat rentals or concessions
  • Painting

Picking gourds at Seyon We are currently recruiting park managers, park interpreters, attendants, lifeguards, deckhands and more. Part-time and full-time positions are available statewide. Our season generally runs from early May through mid-September or October. Depending on the park and position type, term of employment could range from 10 to 25 weeks in total. All jobs are seasonal and temporary. While we do not have a comprehensive benefits package such as paid vacation or health insurance, we have epic fringe benefits. All finalists for these positions will be background checked. Interviews and hiring are completed on a rolling basis. Thanks for checking us out!

Take A Peek

Want a glimpse into what your office could look like?

Green River Reservoir

Underhill State Park

Maidstone State Park

Coolidge State Park


From Our Teams

Taking in the view at Smugglers' Notch

“One of my great days was helping everyone with trail info in the morning, then hiking up Sunset Ridge that afternoon and seeing everyone that I helped that morning and hear about their own little adventure through Mt. Mansfield. It was great experience sharing that little connection with people I never would have met without working at the park.”

“The staff at the park strives to make everyone feel part of the team and ensure they have great experience working at the park.”

“It's great to work outside with wonderful people and coworkers."

“Vermont State Parks has given me an incredible opportunity to serve my home State and encourage others to get outside. It's a phenomenal way to spend a season and I can't recommend it more highly.”

Getting the fleet ready to mow

“Working for Vermont State Parks is a great experience because it provides you the opportunity to work in the outdoors in a beautiful state park system. You are provided with the tools and skills to excel in your job and provide great recreational opportunities for all visitors. It’s a job where you will work hard and be challenged but also have a lot of fun and create lasting memories.”

“This is the second state park I have worked for in the country and I have enjoyed talking to all of the people I have met. I love the outdoors and continue to find jobs where I can be active at work and talk with people from all over the world!”

“I find working for Vermont State Parks a great experience because I am directly involved in helping to care for a park that is shared by wildlife and people. Vermont State Parks are places where memories are made. Whether seen or not, many different types of wildlife live in the forests and these areas are important for them. Working in parks has been a significant part of my life for over a decade. I am proud to be a part of such a dedicated organization with a mission that inspires me.”

How to #WorkOutsideTheBox

Are you ready to make a difference and begin your Parks career?

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Paper Applications

If you are unable to submit an electronic application, you may request a paper copy of the seasonal employment application that you must fill out and mail back.

To request a paper application, please contact one of the offices below:

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