Baxter Park Campground Ranger 2023 Season

Millinocket, Maine, United States | Parks & Recreation | Full-time

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$15.60 - $20.46 Hourly (New hires start at Step 1)

Seasonal - May through October 2023

Housing Provided

Are you a motivated individual wanting to become part of a dedicated team?  Do you like challenging hikes and steep mountain climbs? Are you looking for a rewarding experience in the park conservation field? You’ll find working at Baxter State Park is not just a job, it’s an adventure.


As a Baxter Park Campground Ranger, a typical season might include the following:

  • Opening and closing campgrounds, ordering supplies to prepare facility for operation and visitors, and to ensure campground infrastructure is properly protected during off season.
  • Working with other staff on projects in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Meeting the public as required, giving information on facilities, trail and weather conditions, regulations, park flora and fauna, appropriate use of park resources, and related information in order to perform public relations and safety duties.
  • Collecting necessary fees, assigns areas, and provides fuel and other services as required in order to administer campground.
  • Patrolling the Park in order to detect and extinguish fires, ensure compliance with rules and regulations, and protect natural features.
  • Appling appropriate level of first aid to injured persons in order to provide emergency medical assistance.

We Have:

  • Some of the most remote, rugged country in the Northeastern US, including Katahdin, Maine’s highest peak, 46 other mountain summits, more than 50 pristine lakes and ponds, and over 200 miles of hiking trails.
  • Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10.150.80-$11,345.04 annual value), depending on salary.
  • Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).
  • Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes at least 13.16% of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.
  • Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness.

  You Have:

  • Demonstrated experience in park maintenance and operation or equivalent.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.

You May Also Have:

  • Knowledge of Advanced Wilderness First Aid techniques.
  • Knowledge of the operation, care, and repair of park facilities and equipment.
  • Knowledge of wilderness and backcountry backpacking, camping, and hiking techniques.
  • Ability to represent the Park professionally, to give information regarding park facilities and regulations, and to promote the safety and welfare of visitors.
  • Knowledge of modern Search and Rescue techniques and practices.


Supplemental Questions:

  1. Describe your maintenance skills and any experience you may have repairing buildings-give specific examples.
  2. Describe your experience with non-powered tools.
  3. Describe your experiences with hiking/backpacking/camping and any other recreational activities.
  4. Describe your experience communicating and working with the public.
  5. Tell us any financial experience you have with handling money, cash-ups, deposits etc.
  6. Describe your experiences with volunteerism.
  7. Describe any relevant training and certifications, i.e. WFA, WAFA, WFR.


To Apply:

Please submit the following documentation through this post –

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Supplemental Questionnaire



Questions may be directed to Desirae Mishou at

Are you ready to begin your adventure at Baxter State Park, the iconic four-season wilderness park, as a dedicated and hardworking campground ranger?