Opportunities to Work in Our Parks

We hire hundreds of seasonal staff to work in Saskatchewan's beautiful provincial parks in the summer. Get paid to spend your summer working outdoors and making a difference in our parks! Browse through the different types of positions we have to offer to see which is the best fit for you.

Summer Student Program

Students who apply to this application form may be selected for opportunities to support programming and services delivered to visitors in our provincial parks. Typical opportunities include gate attendant, park ranger, lifeguard, park maintenance, water safety instructor, or historic/nature/museum/gallery interpreter.

Approximate Term Length for All Summer Positions:

May through August

  • Most student positions require some evening and/or weekend work (these shifts come with additional premium pay)
  • Some positions may be available from July to August for high school students
  • Staff accommodation may be available in park
  • Starting wages range from: $17-$22/hr
How it Works

Our central Summer Student Program database contains 11 different application forms that students can submit, based on the nature of summer student work that the Government of Saskatchewan offers. Students can submit one or multiple application forms depending on their interests, qualifications, and experience, and will receive a confirmation email once each application form is submitted.

As a summer student job becomes available, the hiring manager submits a request for students to the Summer Student Program Coordinator. The Summer Student Program Coordinator searches the central database for students who match the position's requirements and refers them to the hiring manager for consideration.

Managers only contact those students they wish to interview/assess. Due to the number of students who apply, not all students can be contacted.

Please note: To be eligible for student employment programs you must be attending and returning to school on a full-time basis. Proof of student status may be requested.

Park Interpreters (starting range $19.50-22.32)

Park Interpreters connect visitors to natural and cultural landscapes and facilitate memorable recreation and educational experiences.

As a park interpreter, you will be involved in a variety of programming such as organizing special events, historical interpretation, environmental education, recreational activity instruction, and guided hikes and tours. Program development and creative thinking is part of the job too!

The following should be highlighted in your resume or cover letter:

  • Written and verbal communication; organizational skills; audience engagement; teaching; event planning; formal or experiential knowledge of Saskatchewan's natural and cultural history; outdoor recreation skills and any previous experience leading and managing groups.

Winter Park Interpreter opportunities are available at the following provincial parks:
Southwest Region
  • Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
  • Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
Southeast Region
  • Echo Valley Provincial Park

Sask Parks is looking for energetic individuals interested in lifeguard, swimming instructor or Aquatic supervisor positions within our parks.

Our outdoor pools are a great place to spend the summer, meet our wonderful visitors and work with a group of diverse individuals who value our parks and everything they have to offer.

Duties include leading swimming lessons and keeping visitors safe in the pool. Lifeguard certification is required.

Employment dates: June 2023 - September 2023.


  • Buffalo Pound Provincial Park
  • Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park
  • Pike Lake Provincial Park
Customer Service

Our campground offices and park entry gates rely on individuals with great customer service skills to greet and assist our park visitors with a friendly smile. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, campsite registration, the sale of park entry permits and general visitor assistance.

Park Maintenance

Keeping our campsites, picnic areas and beaches in great shape takes a team of skilled maintenance staff, trades people and general labourers. Maintenance team members are responsible for the general upkeep of our parks, including the grounds and buildings.

Park Ranger

The friendly faces that help run the place! Responsibilities include day-time park patrols, campground checks and ensuring visitors know about park rules and programs. If you have an interest in conducting patrols and engaging in public relations, you may be interested in working as a park ranger. Experience in resource management, environmental law, public relations and outdoor pursuits are an asset.

Not a Student?

The positions listed above may also be available to the public through term or labour service opportunities. Please visit the link below to see all jobs available to the public.