Guide DCR Seasonal Jobs

Many seasonal employees are hired for the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day. A few positions are also open at others times during the year. Long-term seasonal positions are for more than 90 days, and short-term for fewer than 90 days. The Department recruits for positions such as lifeguards, rangers, park interpreters, supervisors, forestry assistants, buildings and ground maintenance workers, and office assistants, to name a few. Some seasonal employees assist DCR professional staff in environmental planning and management.

Short-term seasonal

Fewer than 90 days

Short-term seasonal employment opportunities are available at various locations throughout Massachusetts.  

For a list of available positions and information on how to apply visit the state website at MassCareers.

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Long-term seasonal

More than 90 days

Long-term seasonal employment opportunities are available at various locations throughout Massachusetts.  

For a list of available positions and information on how to apply visit the state website at MassCareers.

Lifeguarding

The Department is in need of certified lifeguards and head lifeguards to work at our many pools as well as at our inland and ocean beaches. If you think you've got what it takes to work as part of our lifeguard team, check out the information in the DCR Lifeguarding guide below.

Forestry seasonal

There are also seasonal opportunities within the Bureau of Forest Fire Control and Forestry supporting both public lands and private communities. These short term and long term opportunities have varied start dates and are located throughout the Commonwealth.

Apply now to join the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Greening the Gateway Cities urban tree planting program!

Tree planting laborer opportunities are available each spring (April-June) and fall (September-November) planting seasons.

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