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Job Opportunities

Make a difference with Washtenaw County Parks!

We have a wide array of jobs available for ages 15 and over. As one of the largest employers of young adults in the area, Parks offers a wonderful environment for seasonal employment. We are committed to providing a positive work experience that includes orientation, training and acquiring new skills. Our competitive wages range from $11.50 to $20 per hour, with lifeguards starting at $15 per hour. In many instances, staff can use the amenities of their work location for free.

Top Reasons to Work for Parks
• Develop leadership skills and learn from experts in the field
• Share a team atmosphere
• Earn competitive wages
• Work outside
• Gain valuable experience and build your resume
• Impact lives through recreation
• Create lifelong memories

Click here for the Job Interest Form


Click a site below to jump to job opportunities at that location.

Rolling Hills Park & Water Park (Ypsilanti)
Independence Lake Park (Whitmore Lake)
Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center (Ann Arbor)
Pierce Lake Golf Course (Chelsea)
Eastside Camps (Ypsilanti)
Staebler Farm Park & Michigan Folk School (Ann Arbor)
Park Maintenance (Ann Arbor)
Naturalists & Interpretation
Natural Areas Preservation


Water Park Drone PicRolling Hills Park & Water Park

Rolling Hills employs over 180 seasonal staff each year and hires for the following positions:
• Accountant
• Cashier
• Concessions
• Day Camp Coordinator (must be 21 years or older)
• Day Camp Counselor (must be 18 years or older)
• Lifeguard (must be American Red Cross certified)
• Maintenance/Park Laborer Aid (must be 18 years or older)
• Park Rangers and Park Ranger Supervisors
• Water Park Attendant

Rolling Hills begins accepting applications for the summer season on February 1.

Complete the Rolling Hills Job Interest Form and we'll be in touch!


06292018-IndyLakeSummer-0535_Photo Credit Bryan MitchellIndependence Lake Park

Independence Lake employs 80 seasonal employees each year. Summer employees work Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. There is an option to work off season, Fall, Winter, and Spring. The following positions are available:
General Employee- Ranger, Spray Park, and Concessions Shifts (15 years or older)
Lifeguard (16 years or older) (must be American Red Cross certified or willing to get it before Memorial Day weekend)
• Seasonal Manager (18 years or older)
• Seasonal Cashier Manager (18 years or older)
• Day Camp Counselor (must be 18 years or older)
• Day Camp Coordinator (must be 21 years or older)
• Seasonal Park Laborer Aid/ Maintenance (must be 18 years or older)

Complete the Job Interest Form or email [email protected] for more information.


MLMRC_entryMeri Lou Murray Recreation Center

MLMRC is open year round and hires for the following positions:
Summer/Seasonal Positions:
• Day Camp Coordinator (must be 21 years or older)
• Day Camp Counselor (must be 18 years or older)
Year-Round Positions
• Building Attendant/Gym Monitors
• Front Desk Attendant
• Fitness Instructor (Land/Water)
• Lifeguard (must be American Red Cross certified) 
• Swim Lesson Instructor

Complete the Job Interest Form or email [email protected] for more information.


Pierce Lake Club House

Pierce Lake Golf Course

PLGC is open March-November and hires for the following positions:
• Assistant Clubhouse Manager (must be 18 years or older)
• Cashier/Concessions/Beverage Cart Worker (must be 17 years or older)
• Cart Personnel and Ranger
• Maintenance/Park Laborer Aid (must be 18 years or older)

Complete the Job Interest Form or email Brian Klender at [email protected] for more information.

Children cheering outside at Playground Camp

Eastside Camps

• Playground Site Coordinator (must be 21 years or older)
• Playground Activity Leader  (must be 18 years or older)


Michigan Folk SchoolStaebler Farm Park & Michigan Folk School

• Michigan Folk School Receptionist
• Michigan Folk School Instructors

Email Jason Gold at [email protected] for more information or to apply.


mowingPark Maintenance

• Maintenance/Park Laborer Aid (must be 18 years or older)


Parker Mill gearNaturalists & Interpretation

• Seasonal Historical Interpretive Assistant (lead tours, field trips, and programs at Parker Mill County Park and Sharon Mills County Park)

Email Ginny Leikam at [email protected] for more information or to apply


05112019-scio-nature-80_800x800Natural Areas Preservation

• Stewardship Technician