East Canyon State Park

Seasonal Employment Opportunities

A seasonal park staff member plays a crucial role in supporting the operations, maintenance, and visitor services within a park or recreational area during peak seasons. Here’s an outline of a typical seasonal park staff job description:

Position: Lead

This position involves leadership, organization, and a commitment to upholding the high standards of service that define East Canyon as a premier recreation destination. Joining as a Ranger Lead offers a unique opportunity to take on a more significant role in the management of recreational facilities and activities, fostering a positive and engaging experience for both visitors and staff.

Position: Aid

Time Frame: May – September

Residence: Housing may be available


  1. Visitor Services:
    • Greet visitors, provide information, and assist with park orientation.
    • Answer inquiries about park facilities, trails, and recreational activities.
    • Conducting monetary transactions and assist in registering campers.
    • Ensure visitor safety and compliance with park rules and regulations.
  2. Maintenance and Operations:
    • Assist in maintaining park facilities, including trails, picnic areas, and restrooms.
    • Perform routine maintenance tasks such as landscaping, cleaning, and repairing park amenities.
    • Assist with setting up and dismantling equipment for events or programs.
  3. Recreational Support:
    • Aid in organizing and facilitating recreational activities or programs for park visitors.
    • Assist in rental services for equipment such as paddleboards, boats, or jet skis.
  4. Customer Service and Outreach:
    • Interact with visitors in a friendly and informative manner, promoting a positive park experience.
    • Contribute to educational programs or outreach events aimed at promoting environmental stewardship and park appreciation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience: Prior experience in customer service, maintenance, or outdoor recreation is advantageous.
  • Skills: Good communication & interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team or independently, basic knowledge of park operations, and willingness to learn. Basic computer skills for recording toll transactions.

Working Conditions:

  • Environment: Work primarily takes place outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Schedule: Seasonal staff often work irregular hours, including weekends, holidays, and evenings, based on park needs and visitor traffic.

Additional Notes:

  • Seasonal staff positions might vary in their specific duties depending on the position assignment.
  • Training will be provided to familiarize seasonal staff with park policies, safety procedures, and specific job responsibilities.
  • DNR complies with the ADA. Hearing impaired employees who wish further information regarding this announcement may call DNRTIY number at 801-538-7458. Disabled employees who desire reasonable accommodation in the interview process should contact the DNR Humane Resource Office at 801-583-7210.

Application for Employment

  1. Complete the Form:

  2. Fill out the application form accurately and thoroughly. Use clear, legible handwriting if it’s a physical form, or type if it’s an online application.
  3. Highlight Experience and Skills:
  4. Emphasize any relevant experience, skills, or certifications that align with the park staff position. Highlight outdoor, customer service, or maintenance-related experiences.
  5. Check for Accuracy:
  6. Double-check all information for accuracy before submission. Ensure there are no spelling errors or missing details.
  7. Attach Additional Documents (if required):
  8. Include any requested documents such as a resume, cover letter, certifications, or recommendation letters.
  9. Submit the Application:
  10. Submit the completed application form either online to agoodall@utah.gov or by mailing it to East Canyon State Park. Applications will be processed during the March – May hiring period. Applications will be put on file until the hiring period, park staff will reach out to schedule interviews.