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Who We Are

The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is a regional park authority created in 1940 by the citizens of Southeast Michigan.  Today our system includes roughly 25,000 acres spread across 13 parks in five counties. We strive to provide the highest quality recreational opportunities to visitors from all of the communities that we serve, and we’re always looking for new team members to help us do it!

There is more to working in parks and rec than mowing grass and emptying trash (but that IS a very important piece).  You probably didn’t know that in addition to our maintenance and operational crews that keep our parks looking great and running even better, we have departments of staff working on engineering, planning, natural resources management, accounting and finance, information technologies, human resources, marketing, volunteering, grant writing, interpretive services – and even our own police department. There could be a career for you in parks that you never even realized, and we often have a variety of part-time and full time openings for team members that work year-round to help us with our mission.

We also have a variety of seasonal jobs available every spring/summer to help us successfully get through our summer season. Are you a student or teacher looking for summer work? Maybe a retiree looking for some extra cash? Or maybe you’re just looking to try out a job in parks for a change of scenery? We have positions available in a variety of functions. Everything from maintenance to toll booth attendant, lifeguards, golf course attendant and so much more. You can find your best summer job with us and make new friends in an awesome outdoor work environment.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

While we are proud of the diversity of backgrounds, experiences and skills of our entire Metroparks family, we are also aware that we are not as representative of our service region as we should be. To address this and ensure we are providing the most welcoming outdoor recreation experience and opportunities across our 13 parks, we have launched a comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.

Our goal is to be the best stewards of not only our parks system, but the public trust. A critical part of earning and keeping that trust is becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. This important work must first begin internally and will be reflected in the care we take with each of our valued patrons.

Lastly, we also recognize that becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization is a journey that requires discourse, collaboration and an openness to change.  We understand that this journey may not always be comfortable and will take time; we will make mistakes, but we are fully committed to engaging in the process.

More Than a Job

The Metroparks provide a unique working environment that you won’t find anywhere else. Your work space almost certainly comes with amazing views and a team environment where you can make new friends. Every day is different and exciting and we all get the opportunity to help make visitors smile. Additionally our positions come with some perks.

Full Time Perks
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Generous paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Training and development
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Retirement plan with Metroparks contribution
  • Wellbeing program incentives
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Free or discounted facility use (golf, water facilities, food service, etc.)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Part-Time Perks
  • Paid time off
  • Training and development
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Wellbeing program incentives
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Free or discounted facility use (golf, water facilities, food service, etc.)   
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Seasonal Perks
  • Paid time off
  • Training and development
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Wellbeing program
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Free or discounted facility use (golf, water facilities, food service, etc.)   
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Seasonal employee incentive bonus
  • 457 deferred compensation retirement plan with Metroparks contribution
Police Perks
  • Community policing model
  • Variety of patrol types (ATV, K9, Bicycle, Boat, Vehicle)
  • Full time, part time and seasonal opportunities
  • Comprehensive health plans
  • Generous paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Training and development
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Retirement plan with Metroparks contribution
  • Wellbeing program incentives
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Free or discounted facility use (golf, water facilities, food service, etc.)   
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

How Do I Apply?

Start by exploring our open positions to find the one that best suits you. To be considered for an open position, please complete and submit the online application associated with the job you are interested in.

What to Expect

After you submit your application, you can expect:

  • To receive an email informing you that your information was received and is being reviewed.
  • If your qualifications match our needs, we will contact you to learn more about your fit for the position and set up an interview.
  • After the position is filled, all applicants will receive an email notice.

Other Ways to Join Our Team

Volunteers

Every year thousands of volunteers donate countless hours to the Huron-Clinton Metroparks. Become an invaluable member of the team by joining efforts to preserve the Metroparks and enhance the environment for generations to come. The Huron-Clinton Metroparks is grateful for your contribution and has many opportunities to match your talents or hobbies with each Metropark’s needs.

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