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Metroparks Look to Fill Variety of Seasonal Positions

Natural Awakenings News: Metroparks Look to Fill Variety of Seasonal Positions

Each year, there are seasonal jobs available at all 13 Metroparks across southeast Michigan that are essential to the operations of the parks and allow the Metroparks to serve more than 7 million visitors each year. Job candidates, ranging from students seeking summer work to retirees supplementing their income, should be dedicated to providing safe, inclusive, welcoming outdoor recreation experiences for all visitors.

“You could greet visitors in the toll booths, work on one of the seven regulation golf courses, watch over the pools from your lifeguard tower, help the maintenance crew in your favorite park, serve food at one of the beaches and so much more,” Metroparks director Amy McMillan, says. “Many people don’t think about parks as a place to work. However we have some of the best jobs! Where else do you get to spend your summer outside in the sunshine while making a positive impact on our communities?”

She continues, “The work that we do is even more important in these times as our communities look for outdoor escapes to support their physical and mental health. The Metroparks provide a unique working environment that you won’t find anywhere else. Your workspace almost certainly comes with amazing views, space to social distance and a team environment where you can make new friends. Additionally, positions come with some perks.”

Open positions are available in Metroparks throughout southeast Michigan. Interested candidates can explore open positions and apply at

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