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We will begin taking applications for the 2021 season beginning January 1, 2021.

Please continue to Job Openings for currently available positions.

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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.

We work towards ensuring a safe, welcoming, and inclusive place for our staff, volunteers, and visitors.

We are currently recruiting park managers, assistant managers, park interpreters, attendants, deckhands for our Burton Island Ferry Boat and more, see listing below. 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 “How to Apply” at the top of this page.

All finalists for these positions will be background checked.

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All employees receive free fishing licenses if they choose, free admission and/or camping at all Vermont State Parks, 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 things. Check out our current list of free attractions you can take advantage of. Various pro-deals available to parks staff.

2021 Seasonal Positions

Greeting guests

Park Attendant; Lead Attendant

$11.75/hour - $12.45/hour

Spend your summer in a gorgeous outdoor setting while providing high quality 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. Lead Attendant positions also available. Lead Attendants would have more responsibilities which may include assistance with staff supervision. Experience desirable especially for the Lead positions. Weekend work most likely will be required. Perks include free camping, fishing licenses and free admission to Vermont attractions as well as cool nature moments. This position can also be used as a college internship.

Positions available at the following parks:

    SE Region: Silver Lake, Lowell Lake, Gifford Woods
    SW Region: Button Bay, Bomoseen, DAR, Emerald Lake, Half Moon Pond, Lake St. Catherine, Woodford
    NW Region: All positions filled.
    NE Region: Brighton, Elmore (part time), Green River Reservoir (part time), Little River, New Discovery, Ricker Pond, Seyon Lodge (part time), Smugglers’ Notch, Stillwater

State Park Attendant - Full Position Description (pdf)

Maintenance staff

Parks Maintenance Staff

$11.96/hour - $14.97/hour

Park maintenance work and responsibility in construction, structural maintenance and repair of park facilities, buildings, grounds, small equipment and utilities. Pay rate depends on 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 on-line, apply to one or more of the following “Park Preferences” for these maintenance positions:

  • Groton Maintenance Shop

Parks Maintenance Mechanic B - Full Description (pdf)

Trail Crew Members

Seasonal Trail Crew Members


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 work week. Basic First Aid & CPR required. Previous trail experience and chain saw use preferred (Game of Logging). Must be able to work in back country settings. When applying on-line for these positions, under the “Park Preferences” section, select the “Trails Program” position. Two positions available. Applications accepted until positions are filled. End date is 11/4/21.

Seasonal Trail Crew Member - Full Position Description (pdf)

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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:


We're happy to help! Please direct questions to the appropriate regional contacts:

Northeast: (802) 476-0171

Northwest: (802) 585-0578

Southeast: (802) 505-8328

Southwest: (802) 786-3854

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

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

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for opportunities to volunteer? Check out our volunteer page for opportunities.

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