Employment/Internships

Employment Overview

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.

Our season generally runs from early May through mid-September or October. Most frequently, new hires will begin as park attendants and work their way up to Assistant Ranger or Ranger positions.

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.

We are currently recruiting park managers, park interpreters, attendants, 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.

How to Apply

We will begin taking applications for the 2020 season beginning January 1, 2020.

You will be prompted to create an account with a user name and password. Please remember these! You will need them to update your application or to apply in future seasons.

Begin the Application Process

Seasonal Positions

Stone Hut Attendant, Smugglers’ Notch State Park, Stowe $13.45/per hour

Park staff facilitates a memorable guest experience for visitors to the Mount Mansfield Stone Hut and Smugglers’ Notch. Duties include: taking reservations; checking in and out Stone Hut guests; riding the chairlift to the top of Mt. Mansfield to prepare hut for incoming guests; uses the snow machine to access Smugglers’ Notch facilities to monitor use all while providing excellent customer service for the most in demand lodging facility in the state. Part-time work at $13.45 per hour for two to three day per week with a 8-hour daytime shifts beginning November 2019 to April 2020. Flexible scheduling.

We'll begin recruiting for the 2020 park season the first of January

How to Apply

Hiring begins annually after the first of the year. The vast majority of positions are filled by late spring, with some supplemental hiring and backfilling of vacant positions as needed throughout the season. Hiring is concluded by the time the park season starts winding down in September.

You will be prompted to create an account with a user name and password. Please remember these! You will need them to update your application or to apply in future seasons.

Begin the Application Process

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:

Internship Opportunities

Interning with Vermont State Parks is a great way to gain on-the-job experience and a give back to the community.

Photography & Videography Internships

Travel to Vermont State Parks, take digital photographs or videos of parks, campsites, visitors, recreational activities and more!

You set your schedule and what part of the state you want to cover. Minimum participation is 20 photography hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

This is an unpaid internship, but we can offer you perks such as free camping, day passes, and park merchandise. And besides, you'll be helping out Vermont Parks. You must provide your own camera equipment and transportation. A background check is required. This internship can be tied to an academic internship if desired. To apply please send resume, letter of interest and samples of your work to rochelle.skinner@vermont.gov.

Do you have an internship idea? If you have an internship idea that you'd like to pursue that would benefit both yourself and the parks system -- pitch it to us! We'd be happy to consider it. Email rochelle.skinner@vermont.gov.

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