Summer Outdoor Employment Opportunities

What do Wyoming’s Yellowstone, South Dakota’s Badlands, Florida’s Everglades, Michigan’s Isle Royale, Colorado’s Mesa Verde, or Washington’s North Cascades have in common? They are all parks that you can work at for a season, a year, or the rest of your life. The United States is home to some of the most incredible natural terrain you can imagine and it is a shame that more people don’t get out and appreciate it. But now you can. It’s not hard to get an amazing job in some of the most breathtaking locations across your country where you will make friends, enjoy your days, and help the environment.

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Imagine waking up every single day and having your jaw drop at the sights of nature. Mountains, oceans, canyons, wildlife, forests – nature is an incredible force that surrounds us. Getting back to nature is something we all dream of at some point. And now you can live that dream and get paid to do it. It’s probably a little better than burnt coffee and writing memos.

There are plenty of employers who will happily give you a job in the majestic wilderness of your choice. Check Out:

All of them will help you get out of the daily grind and into the natural world of your choice.

And it gets better. You’ll work in a cool location, but you’ll also enjoy what you’re doing! There are plenty of jobs for young, energetic workers like you. You could be a:

All the jobs require different skills and therefore demand different salaries. But by working out in the middle of the woods, you don’t spend too much money. Usually housing and food are subsidized for workers.

Wilderness jobs are often seasonal, so you can choose when you want to work. It may be your summer break from college, or a gap year, or on the weekends at the park nearest you. There options are endless. Tourism to the wilderness is increasing, so the job fields and career opportunities are abundant.

If you appreciate nature, you’ll love working in the great outdoors. The hard part is deciding what park or organization you want to work for. Once that’s decided you just have to be willing to enjoy the great outdoors. You can do that, right?


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