Title:  Vermont State Parks Seasonal Temporary Employees

Application Deadline Date:  Continuous Recruitment
Req ID:  48223
Department:  Forests Parks & Recreation

Various, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  varies


Work in the beautiful Vermont outdoors with some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet. Happy customers continuously tell us that our staff are the best around. Our staff tell us that working for the parks is some of the most rewarding and meaningful work they’ve ever done. If you have an excellent work ethic, customer service and/or management experience, and great attitude, we’d love for you to apply.


We work towards ensuring a safe, welcoming, and inclusive place for our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Discrimination based on ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and physical or mental condition is prohibited. All eligible applicants or job-holders have equal opportunity in all areas of state employment.


We are currently recruiting park managers, assistant managers, park interpreters, attendants, workcampers, deckhands for our Burton Island Ferry Boat and more, see listings here. Part-time and full-time positions are available statewide. All jobs are temporary positions and as such do not have a comprehensive benefits package such as paid vacation or health insurance. Apply through the online portal by clicking either of the “Apply Now” button at the top and bottom of this page.
All finalists for these positions will be background checked.


All employees receive two punch passes to share with friends or family, free camping and access to our rental boats on a space available basis, free day use and a free fishing license. Staff will also receive a discount on parks merchandise and free or reduced admission to many Vermont tourist attractions. You will be issued an ID card valid during your time with us to enable you to take advantage of some of these free attractions. Our positions qualify for various pro-deals for those working in the outdoor recreation industry. Optional 457-B deferred compensation plan to help you save for retirement. The best perk of the job = working outside with awesome people.


Think Park Life Is For You?
Check out the #WorkOutsideTheBox playlist for park staff interviews from park attendants to park managers. Then, head to the link below to learn more about what you can expect working in parks, a glimpse into the 'office', and written staff testimonials.

Who May Apply

This position, Vermont State Parks Seasonal Temporary Employees (Job Requisition #48223), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a temporary position. Temporary work is typically for variable hours, and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.
If you would like more information about these positions, please contact parks@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting. 
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered. 

Important Information:

  • If you need assistance with completing your online application, please contact Talent Acquisition at dhr.recruitment@vermont.gov
  • Please make sure when you apply, it is under your account with your specific contact info. Do not apply using another person's account, we will not be able to move forward in the process.


Environmental Factors

Varies, please see the current Job Descriptions.

Minimum Qualifications

Varies, please see the current Job Descriptions.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status.  The State’s employment decisions are merit-based.  Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.