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

Baxter Park Enforcement Ranger

This is investigative and protective services work as a sworn law enforcement officer within Baxter State Park. Work involves supervising and directing the actions of subordinate personnel engaged in activities related to the operation and/or maintenance of Baxter State Park and the protection and preservation of park resources, issuing written warnings and/or summonses for violations; performing search and rescue activities; serving as incident command during search and rescue incidents, and assisting in developing budgets.  Work is performed under limited supervision.

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.

HR Director

Baxter State Park seeks a motivated leader with broad knowledge of Human Resources and employee relations in a unionized, public service environment to serve as the Director of Human Resources.  The position will be responsible for all human resources functions within this small quasi-governmental agency, tending to about 20 full-time year-round employees and 40 seasonal employees as they steward the wishes of Governor Percival Baxter.  This will include providing guidance and interpretation of bargaining agreements civil service rules and law, and classification and compensation, managing all aspects of employee lifecycles, and developing and implementing performance management systems.

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.