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. 

Customer Service

Customer ServiceOur 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

Park RangersThe 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.  


Park Interpreters

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.

Park Interpreter opportunities are available at the following provincial parks:
Meadow Lake
Narrow Hills
Great Blue Heron
Duck Mountain
Good Spirit
Greenwater Lake
Pike Lake
Buffalo Pound
Echo Valley
Cypress Hills
Rowan's Ravine
Moose Mountain
Saskatchewan Landing
Fort Carlton
Cannington Manor
Wood Mountain Post



- Cypress Hills, Pike Lake, Buffalo Pound

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

Students who apply may be referred for opportunities in the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport to support programming and services delivered to visitors in our Provincial Parks, Recreation Sites, Historic Parks, Royal Saskatchewan Museum and T-rex Discovery Centre. Typical opportunities include gate attendant, conservation officer, park maintenance, water safety instructor or historic/nature/museum/gallery interpreter.

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 volume 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.


Approximate term length for all summer positions:

  • May through August
    • Most student positions require evening and/or weekend work. (These shifts come with additional premium pay)
    • Some provincial parks have staff accommodations but it is not available in most parks. 
    • Salary range: $17-$22/hr