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Trail Crew transports boards across Siskiwit Lake strapped to canoes.
Trail Crew transports boards across Siskiwit Lake strapped to canoes.


How Do I Apply for a Job?

Every season Isle Royale National Park depends upon dedicated protection, maintenance, interpretive, cultural resources, administrative, and natural resources staff to protect park resources and create the next generation of park stewards.

Positions include full-time, part-time, and intermittent work. Most positions are duty stationed on the island of Isle Royale at either Rock Harbor or Windigo, though a few positions are duty stationed in Houghton, MI.

All current opportunities are advertised on the Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) website located at Please read the entire vacancy announcement carefully for full instructions. Applying for a job requires a resume, a supplemental questionnaire, and any documentation that supports any claims made in the application or requirements for the job.

Isle Royale staff kneel on the ground excavating an archeological site.
Isle Royale staff lead an archeological excavation.


What Jobs Can I Apply For?

Any job stating "Who may Apply: All United States Citizens" is open to everyone. If "Who May Apply" states any other requirement, only candidates with those specific qualifications may apply.

When Do Jobs Appear?

Jobs for all United States Citizens generally open to applications during the winter months (December through March). However, jobs may appear at any time depending on park needs.

What Jobs Are There?

Generally, jobs available every summer include:

  • Biological Science Technicians
  • Maintenance Workers
  • Park Rangers (Interpretation)
  • Park Rangers (Visitor and Resource Protection)
  • Visitor Use Assistants

Current Job Opportunities

Applications for jobs with the National Park Service are accepted via USAJOBS, the federal government's official source for federal job listings and employment opportunity information. The jobs listed below are drawn from USAJOBS, and clicking on any of them will take you to the detailed job announcement on USAJOBS.

Last updated: February 21, 2019

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Mailing Address:

800 East Lakeshore Drive
Houghton, MI 49931


(906) 482-0984

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