Careers and Seasonal Jobs

Ever dream of working outdoors in a beautiful setting during the summer or for a lifetime? Maine State Parks and Public Lands announce seasonal positions each winter to staff our Parks, Historic Sites, and Public Lands. Permanent positions are announced year-round as they open. Get started now by reading and viewing the:

Lifeguard Training Sessions, Qualifications and Job Descriptions

Public Lands Job Descriptions

State Park & Historic Site Job Descriptions

Applications for Current Job Postings

Volunteer - Get Experience and Build a Rewarding Career

Become a Maine State Park Lifeguard

The Maine State Park lifeguard team is searching for qualified individuals with aquatic experience (swimming, surfing) and a strong public safety aptitude (leadership, coaching, mentoring) who have their lifesaving, CPR and First Aid certifications** to join us this summer. Our lifeguards take great pride in protecting beach-goers and themselves. Learn more about becoming a Maine State Park lifeguard below.

**Get your Lifesaving, CPR & First Aid certifications now!

  • Lifeguard Courses - sign up now with Maine State Park Lifeguard Coordinator, Sean Vaillancourt. Call or text 207-557-2391, or email Sean.
    • Next Training Session = March 17, 18, 19 & 25 in Bath, Maine. Reserve your spot now with Sean.
  • Course Fee Reimbursement - If you pass an accredited lifeguard course and the Maine State Park Lifeguard Academy and work a complete season as a lifeguard with Maine State Parks, your lifeguard course fee will be reimbursed.
  • Training Resources include the Red Cross , YMCA, U-Maine , and local colleges and schools.
  • Lifeguard brochure (PDF 341KB).
  • Watch the lifeguard video below.
  • Application for Lifeguards - Download and complete the State of Maine Application as a PDF or as a Rich Text Version. Then email it to Sean Vaillancourt. Questions? - call or text Sean at 207-557-2391.
  • Applications and Job Descriptions for current job postings at Parks, Historic Sites, and Maine's Public Lands.

Work in the Public Lands

Maine's Public Lands include some of the most outstanding natural features and secluded locations in Maine. The more than half million acres are managed for a variety of resource values including recreation, wildlife, and timber. We hire foresters, forest technicians, and seasonal recreation rangers.

  • Watch the Untold Secret video below - explores the unbelievably beautiful Maine Public Lands.
  • View the Outdoors in Maine guide - highlights Public Lands, State Parks, and Historic Sites.
  • Applications and Job Descriptions for current job postings at Parks, Historic Sites, and Maine's Public Lands.

Watch Untold Secret Segments

Bigelow Preserve Public Land

Located in western Maine just east of the village of Stratton about 40 miles north of Farmington, Bigelow Preserve includes over 36,000 acres of public land.

Deboullie Public Land

The 21,871-acre Deboullie Public Lands offer remote campsites on crystal-clear trout ponds surrounded by low rugged mountains.

Ecological Sensitivity

Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands manages Ecological Reserves and uses strategic methods to protect habitat and biodiversity.


Discover BPL's culture, views and experiences

Timber Management

Learn about Maine Public Land sustainable forest management

Cutler Coast Public Land

Cutler Coast Public Lands, a 12,234-acre expanse of blueberry barrens, woodlands and peatlands with 4.5 miles of headlands (interspersed by pocket coves and cobble beaches) overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

Moosehead Region Public Lands

Moosehead Lake, New England's largest freshwater body, lies at the gateway to the North Maine Woods and offers camping, fishing, hunting, paddling, hiking, paddling, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing opportunities.

Recreational Experiences

Everyday, Maine Public Lands are filled with new adventure, activity and recreational experiences

Wildlife Habitat

Wildlife thrives on Maine Public Land

Untold Secret took over a year to film and includes footage from just a few of the Maine Public Lands. Watch the segments and if you are interested in learning more, explore the large number of Maine Public Lands and Maine State Parks content on our Publications and Maps page.

Downloads: Use these images to freely share Untold Secret on your social channels.

Work at a State Park or Historic Site

Park and historic site staff offer exemplary visitor services while performing a wide range of outdoor duties. They provide information to visitors, ensure visitor safety, perform park maintenance and repairs, and update welcome and information kiosks.

Applications for Current Job Postings:

These vacancies are currently open for recruitment. Please click on the 'Apply Now!' button to read the full posting and to apply. Note that seasonal openings are listed by location not job title. Click on the 'Apply Now!' button to see all current openings at that location. If you do not see the listing you expected for a location or need additional information, please contact the park manager at the location of the job you are interested in.

Visit the Bureau of Human Resources for all openings with DACF and the State of Maine.

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