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 bike or atv 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 our incredible natural resources.
Now Hiring–Year-Round Positions
Baxter Park seeks an experienced manager and excellent communicator with a science background to lead its Natural Resource and Visitor Experience Department, responsible for natural resource monitoring and management, information and education and visitor use management. This leadership-level role is critical as an advocate of the Park’s mission and as a key proponent for wilderness character, values, and visitor experience. The position contributes to policy development and decision-making as part of the Park’s leadership team and is based out of our headquarters in the nearby town of Millinocket. The successful candidate will be a seasoned supervisor, an experienced science communicator, and a proven leader. Click here to read more and apply.
Baxter Park seeks a business professional and technology generalist to lead business and data process development and maintenance for the Park’s 68 employees and approximately $5 million dollar annual operating budget. The role is critical to optimize processes and streamline data workflows that will keep Park staff current on fiscal activity and visitor use data. The successful candidate must have considerable experience with data management and analysis, proficiency with a broad set of software and analysis tools, and a strong ability to listen and understand user issues before engaging with solutions. Click here to read more and apply.
The Park seeks a broadly experienced maintenance leader to oversee administration and management of all maintenance activities in Baxter State Park. This is a critical project management position that supervises a small, dynamic maintenance staff, collaborates with other BSP divisions for internal projects, and takes on a lead coordinator role when supplementing maintenance and construction activities with external design professionals and contractors. The successful candidate must excel at project management and field supervision of a broad variety of maintenance and construction projects in a remote, off-grid setting and possess solid communication, planning and administrative skills. The position reports to the Chief Ranger and is based out of Park headquarters in Millinocket, Maine. Click here for more information and to apply.
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.
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.