Seasonal Opportunities

Looking for a summer job that takes you out of the ordinary and lands you in the middle of South Dakota’s natural resources? A variety of seasonal positions and opportunities offer life experiences for employees 17-years and older, working within multiple department areas at a competitive wage rate.

The normal summer work season is mid-May through Labor Day. Some positions may begin earlier or later. Most positions involve outdoor work and customer service. Positions may require you to work holidays, weekends and irregular or rotating shifts. Some seasonal positions require specific licenses or certification. 

For a list of seasonal positions, visit

Seasonal Work Camper Positions

Several state parks offer seasonal work camper positions. Work campers are paid an hourly wage but live on-site for a discounted per night campsite fee. Apply as you would for a seasonal position and indicate you are interested in being a work camper. Applications are accepted until positions are filled.