Current Seasonal Position Openings
(Note: Positions are posted until filled)
About Delaware State Parks Seasonal Employment
Seasonal jobs may be available at parks throughout the state.
What kinds of jobs are offered?
A variety of positions are available in locations from the rolling hills in New Castle to the beaches in Sussex county. Summer openings typically include park patrol officers, lifeguards, naturalists, fee collectors, campground registrars and maintenance technicians.These positions provide an excellent way for individuals interested in permanent, full-time employment with the Division of Parks and Recreation to gain experience and requisite knowledge that could aid their future employment consideration.
Seasonal positions are for limited-term employment and do not provide benefits such as compensated leave and/or health insurance. Direct Deposit is a condition of employment.
Who can apply?Seasonal job postings are open to the general public. Eligible candidates for seasonal jobs include high school students, college students, school teachers, retirees and other people who are customarily unemployed during the summer months. Minimum age for employment is 16 years old. Preference will be given to applicants who are residents of Delaware.
What are the work hours?
Seasonal employees work up to 40 hours per week depending on the position and must be available to work additional hours when needed. Many positions have work schedules that include Saturdays, Sundays or holidays. The majority of our seasonal positions are available for three-month periods from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
How can I apply?
Some positions simply require that you fill out a seasonal employment application, while others require a resume instead. Read the description of the job, available under "Current Seasonal Position Openings - Job Descriptions" further down this page, for specific application instructions. If required, download and fill out a seasonal employment application. Complete the application and make sure to specify the position and park location you desire. Send or fax the application to the location indicated in the job description; if none is indicated, mail or fax it to the attention of the Park Superintendent.
Download the Delaware State Parks Seasonal Employment Application
When should I apply?
Note that some positions have specific deadlines that will be noted in the job description. For summer positions, applications received prior to February 15 of each year will receive full consideration for that seasonal calendar year. Applications after that date will be considered only as positions become vacant, but applicants are encouraged to apply at any time. Applicants selected for employment will be notified as soon as possible.
For general information regarding seasonal employment, please contact the park where you would like to work.