We are currently recruiting:
- Park Managers
- Park Interpreters
- Deckhands for our Burton Island Ferry Boat and more
Part-time and full-time positions are available statewide. All jobs are seasonal, temporary positions and as such do not have a comprehensive benefits package such as paid vacation or health insurance.
All finalists for these positions will be background checked.
CPR & First Aid certification required for all manager and assistant manager positions.
Depending on the position, working in excess of 48 hours may be required. Weekend work most likely will be required.
$12.73/hour - $13.94/hour
Customer service, general buildings, and grounds cleanup and/or park office duties such as fee collection and reservations with increasing responsibility for the Lead Attendant. Lead Attendant may also assist with staff supervision. Experience desirable especially for Lead position. Working in excess of 48 hours may be required for the Lead Attendant. Weekend work most likely will be required.
$14.61/hour - $18.74/hour
These mostly residential positions serve as summer park managers or assistant park managers responsible for customer experience, cash handling and management, grounds and facility daily maintenance, and supervision of staff and park operations at specific parks. Manager pay grades depend on the overall complexity, visitation level and size of the park to which a position is assigned. Previous experience in park operations and maintenance, or college education in park management is preferred, but technical maintenance skills are not required, as training will be provided. The following are requirements for most of these managerial positions: Basic First Aid & CPR certification, working more than 48 hours per week, weekend and evening work and in-park residency for which housing is provided.
Assists in the operation of Vermont State Park’s Island Runner ferry boat from Kill Kare State Park to Burton Island State Park. Position is largely focused on customer service and passenger safety, as well as general maintenance and cleaning of vessel as directed by Ferry Boat Captain. Also responsible for gear deliveries to and from campsites on Burton Island State Park. 40 hours per week, 3-4 days per week. 12-hour days and weekend work required. This position requires random chemical (drug) testing to comply with USCG regulations.
Serves as a summer interpreter at one or two State Parks. Responsible for developing, scheduling, and delivering natural and cultural history programs, hikes, recreation activities, etc. Prior related education and experience are necessary. Requires working split shift schedules. Basic First Aid & CPR certification required. Weekend and evening work required. Apply at the link above and provide a resume and cover letter to Rebecca Roy, Interpretive Program Manager at Rebecca.Roy@vermont.gov.
Responsible for day-to-day lifeguard duties at the in-ground pool as well as routine grounds, facility and equipment maintenance. In addition to being part of the park emergency team, other work may include raking and removing litter from picnic areas and campsites; mowing and trimming lawns; giving visitor information and assistance; visitor registration; assisting with accident investigation; and assisting with rules and regulation compliance. Housing may be provided. CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard Certification required. If not currently certified, certification fees will be covered for selected applicants. These positions are limited to Button Bay State Park.
$12.55/hour - $15.31/hour
Skilled maintenance work at or above the journeyman level of difficulty and responsibility in construction, structural maintenance, and repair of park facilities, buildings, grounds, small equipment, and utilities. Pay rate depends on the complexity of work required in different settings. The duties include performing routine maintenance and repair work in an independent park setting on a project-by-project basis. To perform duties, the use of a variety of construction and mechanic tools, small equipment, and vehicles is typical. A background in carpentry, plumbing and/or small equipment repair is a plus. When applying online, apply to one or more of the following “Park Preferences” for these maintenance positions:
Emerald Lake Maintenance Shop, Button Bay Maintenance Shop, Lake Carmi Maintenance Shop, Knight Point Maintenance Shop, Groton Maintenance Shop and/or Gifford Woods Maintenance Shop
$12.55/hour and $13.33/hour
One or two roving 3 to 4-person crew responsible for routine trail maintenance and technical trail projects in VT State forests and parks. Crew works in both northern VT and southern VT and travels between work areas. Crew may stay at nearby state parks during the workweek. Basic First Aid & CPR required. Previous trail experience and chain saw use preferred (Game of Logging). Must be able to work in the backcountry. When applying online for these positions, under the “Park Preferences” section, select one or more “Trails Program” positions.
This position coordinates trails programs and projects in an assigned region/district for the Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation. Plans, develops, and coordinates trail maintenance and development projects, and supervises and monitors in-house, contracted, and volunteer trail crews. Recruits and interviews for State Trail Crew positions, trains and supervises crew, and evaluates performance. Develops and coordinates a volunteer trail maintainer program on state lands. Prepares grants, requests for proposals, and contracts for trail projects. Duties are performed under the general direction of the Field Recreation Specialist, Parks Regional Manager or State Lands Stewardship Forester, but with need for significant independence interacting with the public and outside service providers. Wilderness First Aid/Responder and CPR certifications desired, as well as chainsaw certification (Game of Logging). Must have driver's license. State or rental vehicle will be available. These positions are in Parks Region 2 (apply to “Rutland Regional Office” in the Park Preferences section in the online portal).
Skilled cooking and supervisory work involving daily planning, preparation and serving food to guests at Seyon Lodge State Park, one of Vermont’s unique state parks located in Groton State Forest. When Innkeepers are absent, supervises lodge attendants and acts as assistants to Innkeepers. Work is performed in a commercial kitchen and requires considerable guest contact. Weekend work is required. Position is in Northeast VT. Apply online to “Seyon Lodge” in the Park Preferences section in the online portal (Region 4).
$12.73/hour - $13.94/hour
Serves as guest services associate at Seyon Lodge professionally and courteously representing the park while performing the general to more complex guest services duties including day-to-day lodge housekeeping, restaurant service, maintenance and operation of the Seyon Lodge. Position reports to the Seyon Innkeepers or Seyon Lodge Cook in the absence of the Innkeepers. Weekend work is required. Position is in Northeast VT. Apply online to “Seyon Lodge” in the Park Preferences section in the online portal (Region 4).
New in select Vermont State Parks this year is a Workcamping opportunity. Duties are similar to Park Attendants - customer service, working with a team or independently on general maintenance and grounds keeping and/or park office duties such as day use fee collection and campground reservations; additionally Workcampers may provide some after-hours emergency contact for campers. Housing is provided for Workcamping positions in the form of a campsite (services may vary depending on location); employee needs to furnish their own fully enclosed camping unit. Weekend work most likely required. Perks include free camping, fishing licenses and free admission to Vermont attractions.
Allis (Water, 20 amp electric)
Mt. Philo (Full hookups, 20 amp electric)
Alburgh Dunes (Water, limited electric)
North Hero (water/electric site with holding tank, work at Alburgh Dunes or Knight Point)
Knight Point (Full hookups)
Burton Island (30 amp power, 35 ft or less) BOAT SLIP – not accessible by motor vehicle (no RV’s)
How to Apply
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