Baxter State Park: a wilderness mission, a dynamic team
An amazing experience awaits you here. Baxter State Park is an iconic four-season wilderness park, home to Katahdin, the tallest peak in Maine. Some of the most remote, rugged country in the Northeast US lies within the 200,000-acre park, including 47 mountain summits, more than 50 pristine lakes and ponds, and over 200 miles of hiking trails.
You’ll find working at Baxter State Park is not just a job, it’s an adventure. We want you to bring your skills, experience, and your sense of awe to Baxter State Park. By joining our hardworking team, you can inspire current and future generations to love and appreciate spending time in the wilderness.
Join us to preserve the wildness and protect the experience in this wild, rugged landscape.
The Katahdin Region: world-class outdoor recreation
Endless opportunities to explore. Five major outdoor recreation areas totaling more than half a million acres at your doorstep. Lakes, mountains, streams, rivers, woods; the opportunities for discovery are limitless. The Katahdin area offers wonderful small towns, affordable housing, and a friendly atmosphere. People who live in the Maine Highlands enjoy world-class outdoor recreation, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, biking, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
It’s all here. Whether you’re looking to get lost in the woods, a bite on your line, or some mud on your tires, you can find your spot here in the Katahdin Region. Come join us in the Katahdin Region as we build and enjoy a bright new future built on reverence for our incredible natural resources.
Now Hiring–Year-Round Positions
The HR Administrator role will focus on proactively building and maintaining trust and a culture of respect through responsive and transparent human resource programs. The incumbent will lead the Park’s recruitment and retention efforts, guide and support employees in onboarding and performance management, interpret bargaining agreements and civil service law, perform basic HR functions such as managing time and attendance, and the develop metrics to evaluate the performance of these programs.
The Park seeks an excellent communicator to tell the natural and historical stories of this iconic landscape. This is a critical position in the Park’s Information and Education Division, which is responsible for natural resource monitoring, visitor information, education and outreach programming, interpretation, and archiving historical information. Through the development of printed materials, digital media, staff training, and program coordination, the position plays a key role in the Park’s efforts to foster a sense of place for interested audiences. The successful candidate must excel at communicating a narrative of complex ideas to a wide range of audiences, collaborating with staff and colleagues, and possess great passion for Baxter State Park and the Katahdin Region.
There are currently 45 seasonal positions at the Park varying from 12 weeks to 42 weeks. We accept applications for seasonal positions at any time. We conduct annual interviews for existing and potential vacancies every year in January-February. Regardless of current vacancies, if you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply – we cannot predict what positions may open in the future.
This is maintenance and personal services work in meeting the public and performing various tasks necessary to properly maintain and protect land, buildings, facilities, and the natural resources within Baxter State Park at a specific campground and surrounding areas. Work includes performing park conservation activities and informing visitors of weather conditions and rules and regulations. Work is performed under the supervision of a Baxter Park Enforcement Ranger/or Baxter Park Supervisor.
This is complex customer service work assisting customers which requires a solid knowledge of the principles and practices of quality customer service. Positions in this classification provide office and administrative support work assisting customers in securing park services such as reservations, park programs, registering vehicles and users, providing routine and emergency communication transmission services; and performing routine, varied office support tasks with technical office equipment. Responsibilities require independent judgment in handling exceptions to established work assignments, priorities, schedules.
Baxter State Park seeks Trail Crew Members to serve on Baxter State Park’s seasonal Trail Crew, operating from May to October. The BSP Trail Crew works to protect the wilderness character of the park by improving trail conditions, building sustainable relocations, and constructing stone and timber structures to harden trails against erosion. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated history of performing physical labor in an outdoor setting and must be comfortable operating in remote areas. The position reports to the Trail Supervisor and operates under the functional supervision of the Trail Crew Leader.