Work in Parks

Current Openings - updated 11/21/2022


Job Area: Associate Naturalist (Winter & Spring)
Location: Beaver Lake Nature Center
Duties/Requirements: Responsible for assisting with the development and delivery of a wide range of primarily outdoor, nature-based educational programs for children and adults at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Programs may include, but are not limited to: school group visits, family programs, guided walks, canoe/snowshoe tours, natural history seminars, nature camp programs, and special events. Flexible, part-time, 15-30 hours/week. Now hiring for Winter, Spring and Summer 2023 positions.

Job Area: Labor Crew (Winter & Spring)
Location: Beaver Lake Nature Center
Duties/Requirements: Responsible for assisting with various tasks to aid daily operations at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Tasks include, but are not limited to snow removal, groundskeeping, cleaning, facility set up, trash removal, basic repairs and maintenance. Flexible, part-time, 20 hours/week.

Job Area: Visitor Center Attendant
Location: Beaver Lake Nature Center
Duties/Requirements: Responsible for customer service and front desk operations at Beaver Lake Nature Center’s year-round visitor center. Primary duties of this position include: opening and closing park facilities, greeting guests and responding to in-person and phone inquiries about park rules, attractions, and programs; processing front desk and retail transactions and record keeping; light cleaning and upkeep in and around the visitor center; and assisting with special events as required. Shift hours for this position may vary; schedule may include evenings, weekends and holidays. Part-time, 15-20 hours/week.  Education/experience in park operations, recreation, administration, or natural resources is preferred.

Job Area: Administrative Assistant & Lodge Closer
Location: Highland Forest Park
Administrative Assistant: Valid Driver's License.  Available nights, weekends and holidays throughout the employment period.  Proficient customer service skills, answering phones, file keeping, timekeeping, purchasing.  Experience with personal computer, cash management and register operations skills, and ability to communicate rules and policies to the public.
Lodge Closer: Must be available nights, weekends and holidays throughout the employment period.  Customer service skills, and ability to communicate rules and policies to the public.

Job Area: Campground Host
Location: Oneida Shores Park
Click here to visit Oneida Shores Park Camping page for more information.

Job Area: Park Rangers 
Location: Park Rangers Office
Click here for more information about the Park Ranger positions and application forms.

Other Part-Time, and Full-Time, positions may become available as well. Feel free to complete the online application even if you don't see a current position that you are interested in. 

Applicants must be at least 18 years old (except for lifeguards) and be willing to work a flexible schedule including nights & weekends. Most positions are available immediately.

Click here for online application.

Thank you for your interest in Onondaga County Parks. Each park has different needs and you may want to contact the individual park(s) that you are interested in to see what positions are available,
click here for park contact information. Seasonal/part time jobs are available year round. If you're looking for a summer position it is recommended that you apply between January and March.

  • For seasonal jobs, click here to link to the application.
  • For full time, civil service, positions, click here to visit the Onondaga County Personnel Department website.

During your visit to Onondaga County Parks, you may be photographed, videotaped, or filmed by Onondaga County Parks or authorized parties. Your attendance/admission serves as permission for use of these images by Onondaga County Parks. Commercial photography or filming is prohibited without permission of Onondaga County Parks.

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