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.


Now Hiring–Year-Round Positions

Baxter Park Enforcement Ranger

To be a successful Baxter Park Enforcement Ranger, an individual must possess considerable knowledge of outdoor recreation, wildlife, hunting, fishing, trapping, and other related outdoor and adventure sports; a strong desire to work in law enforcement; self-initiative and a willingness to work out-of-doors in adverse weather conditions, often without assistance. In all cases, an Enforcement Ranger seeks to promote good public relations and compliance with all BSP Rules & Regulations and state laws.  Preference will be given to any candidate that currently holds an active, in good standing, Certification of Eligibility for Law Enforcement or any candidate that has passed the Law Enforcement Pre-Service training.  Click here to apply.

HR Director

The HR Director is focused on building and maintaining trust and a culture of respect through responsive, innovative, and transparent human resource programs.  The position contributes to policy development and decision making as part of the Park’s leadership team as well as performing all human resource functions. The role leads the development and implementation of holistic recruitment and retention of talent, guidance and support of supervisors in performance management, guidance and interpretation of bargaining agreements and civil service law, basic HR functions such as managing time and attendance, and the development of metrics to evaluate the performance of these programs.  The successful candidate will possess a growth mindset, a high degree of emotional intelligence, excellent verbal and written communication skills, comfort with conflict mediation and resolution, and proficiency in technology, data analysis and basic human resource functions.  Click here to read more and apply.

Interpretive Specialist

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 Department, 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.  Click here to read more and apply.



Seasonal Positions

There are currently 42 seasonal positions at the Park varying from 12 weeks to 42 weeks. We accept applications for seasonal positions at any time and hold these applications for screening prior to annual interviews. 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.

Baxter Park Campground Ranger

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.


Baxter Park Customer Representative

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.