Friday, February 15, 2008

Michigan DNR Hiring Seasonal Workers

The Department of Natural Resources is now hiring to fill many interesting and educational jobs at state parks, visitor centers and fish hatcheries.

"We offer several positions in the summer in our State Park Explorer Program, which is aimed at providing educational nature programs to state park visitors," said DNR Education and Outreach Manager Kevin Frailey. "We also have summer jobs available through our Interpretive Services for positions at visitor centers, fish hatcheries and gift shops. These positions provide summer job opportunities for people who are interested in working for the DNR and helping educate and inform the public about Michigan's natural resources."

Anyone interested in working for DNR Interpretive Services may apply by filling out an employment application at one of 10 major interpretive sites: The Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center near Mitchell State Park in Cadillac; the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center at Waterloo Recreation Area near Chelsea; the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center at Hoffmaster State Park near Muskegon; the Great Lakes Visitor Center at Ludington State Park in Ludington; the Michigan Forest Visitor Center at Hartwick Pines State Park near Grayling; the Saginaw Bay Visitor Center at Bay City State Recreation Area in Bay City; Tahquamenon Falls State Park near Paradise in the Upper Peninsula; Wilderness Visitor Center at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Silver City; Oden State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center in Oden, about six miles east of Petoskey; and Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery located in Mattawan.

Positions at the visitor center and interpretive sites include nature program presenter, visitor center maintenance crew and gift shop clerk.

For the State Park Explorer Program, a list of 41 Explorer Guide sites is listed on the DNR Web site under the Education and Outreach menu. For more information on the State Park Explorer Program, please contact Karen Gourlay at (248) 349-3858.

from Michigan DNR, "DNR Hiring Now for Summer Positions at State Parks and Visitor Centers", Feb 13, 2008
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