Summer Employment Opportunities at Waquoit Bay Reserve

The Department of Conservation & Recreation is seeking applications for a seasonal a Park Interpreter, Island Manager, Park Supervisor at South Cape Beach and Park Ranger at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (WBNERR).

Park Interpreters perform interpretive, educational and administrative tasks in the delivery of visitor services and resource interpretation. Provides visitor information and orientation; staffing the Visitor Center; researching, developing and presenting interpretive programs that reflect the natural and cultural stories of the park; outreach to the local community and park users; assisting with special events and programs independently or in partnership with other public or private organizations; delivering a robust calendar of events that includes regularly scheduled programs; incorporating the reserve’s research into the programming. (Park housing not available)

Seasonal Ranger Position South Cape Beach State Park
Park Rangers normally work a forty-hour week (which includes nights, weekends, and holidays).  Uniforms and training are provided; park housing is not.
Successful candidates must attend the Seasonal Ranger Academy.
Conducts patrols, either in a vehicle, on a bicycle or on foot, effectively utilizing techniques and available resources, to enforce applicable laws and regulations, provide visitor services, assess facility resources, assist visitors with first aid, and other public services as required.

Forest and Park Supervisor Positions
South Cape Beach State Park
Supervises and performs work relative to the seasonal operation, administration and maintenance of the assigned facility including such activities as grounds maintenance, building and equipment maintenance and repair and recreational programming.
Supervises assigned staff performing visitor recreation and/or education services, facility maintenance and resource protection programs. Specific responsibilities relative to staff management include: work assignment and scheduling; work performance review and evaluation; and staff development and training.

Maintains, communicates and enforces professional standards for the quality of visitor services, staff appearance, facility maintenance, public safety and resource protection.

Washburn Island – Island Manager
Supervises the maintenance and operation of Washburn, including campsites, bathroom facilities, trails, and day use areas owned and operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. In addition to general maintenance duties, position is responsible for inspecting the condition of the parks recreational areas and facilities; patrolling recreational areas and facilities; permitting the use of recreational facilities, park areas, etc.; organizing and implementing recreational, educational and cultural programs. Incumbent will also be responsible for the maintenance and safe operation of various motorized and non motorized boats to support the island operations, transport materials and staff or volunteers. Reside overnight on Washburn Island for the five (5) day work shift.

Please use the same link for both positions, but please indicate on your application which position you are interested in. Thank you.


These position were posted online on the Mass Careers website on February 23, 2018. This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Applications shall be accepted until all positions are filled.

To view additional employment opportunities within the Commonwealth, including permanent, long-term seasonal or seasonal positions with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation please visit Commonwealth of Massachusetts Employment Opportunities.