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The seasonal and permanent career opportunities listed below have been provided to us from the employers listed with the job descriptions. Please read the information carefully, and make note of the application procedures and deadlines. Inquires should be made directly to the employers as noted - either via email or telephone.

Current Openings


This is a full-time position working 40 hours per week assisting in planning, promoting, developing, and conducting interpretive and educational programs for the public, schools, and groups with a focus on natural resources, the environment, outdoor recreation, and science as well as assists with staffing and public programming at the Hurstville Interpretive Center including weekend and evening hours.
Salary:  $19.31 per hour
Deadline:   12/22/2023
Woodbury County Conservation Department is looking for someone to join their team in a part-time position, 24 hours a week. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the volunteer program for Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center & Woodbury County Conservation Board and receptionist duties, including answering the phone, opening, and closing the Nature Center, overseeing rentals and will work weekends, weekdays and evenings as needed.
Salary:  $20.08 Hourly; Plus part-time benefits to include paid sick, holiday & vacation
Deadline:   01/05/2024
One full-time hourly, FLSA non-exempt position, projected to start in March 2024. Position works with the Area Resource Manager and Assistant Resource Manager. The position will be involved with all aspects of park and wildlife area management and maintenance, assisting with light construction projects, interacting with the public. County application form & resume required.
Salary:  Entry Salary: $22.82 hourly ($47,713 Annually) Plus Benefits
Deadline:   01/05/2024
Polk County Conservation is looking for On-Call/PRN Assistant Naturalists to help deliver environmental education programs and seasonal activities during high participation and program periods.
Salary:  $17.00/hour
Deadline:   12/10/2023
Join the Wapello County Conservation team!
Salary:  $20.49 an hour
Deadline:   01/10/2024
The Natural Resource Manager position is a full-time, permanent position with the Jones County Conservation Department. The person in this position, under the general supervision of the Executive Director, will perform a wide variety of professional, technical, and field duties including but not limited to natural resource management, park and facility maintenance and program administration.
Salary:  $53,750-$57,000
Deadline:   12/14/2023
Under general supervision of the Parks Superintendent, participates in and directs seasonal park staff and/or volunteers in the care and maintenance of park grounds, trails, buildings, and equipment and participates in law enforcement activities. Assists the Conservation Park Ranger in overall park/natural resource management including park maintenance, wildlife protection, pollution control, and habitat restoration.
Salary:  $61,272.00 - $80,368.00 Annually
Deadline:   12/31/2023
Have good communication skills and like to meet people from all over the world?
Salary:  $15/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled


Spend this summer working in beautiful Muscatine County, located along the Mississippi, with the Cedar River dividing it in half. There are plenty of places to hike, fish, paddle, and bicycle nearby!
Salary:  $15.00/hour
Deadline:   02/02/2024
Stay in one of Benton County Conservation's parks summer of 2024! Enjoy the best views, excellent staff, and wonderful campers.
Salary:  Stipend
Deadline:   12/11/2023
Under general supervision of the Director & Rangers, assists in the development and maintenance of Iowa County Conservation Board (ICCB) wildlife areas, campground, equipment, and facilities.
Salary:  $13/hr
Deadline:   12/16/2023
Work with Benton County Conservation in a variety of locations, summer of 2024! Best gig around.
Salary:  12-14/hour
Deadline:   12/11/2023
Work with Benton County Conservation helping with programs, camps, and other duties, summer of 2024! Best gig around.
Salary:  12-14/hour
Deadline:   12/11/2023
Montgomery County Conservation is hiring a seasonal aide to help maintain parks and assist management practices in our wildlife areas. Our seasonal aide duties include campground maintenance, mowing & trail grooming, invasive removal, assisting with prescribed burns, assisting with education programs as needed, and more.
Salary:  Experience-based
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Assist with all aspects of development and maintenance of county wildlife areas, parks, trails and campgrounds. Including routine area and facility maintenance (mowing, trash removal, restroom cleaning), ecological management of a variety of habitats, tree/shrub removal and planting, and minor construction projects
Salary:  12-13
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
The Johnson County Conservation Board (JCCB) seeks seasonal park workers.The Seasonal Park Worker will act as manual laborer and limited skill equipment operators, engaging in a wide range of conservation and other outdoor recreation maintenance and construction activities. The position may require work on Saturdays and Sundays.
Salary:  $16.50 /hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Here is your opportunity to gain great, outdoor experience in conservation work experience while enjoying all that Sac County has to offer!
Salary:   $13.00-$15.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Be a part of an award-winning education program!
Use your talent and skills to impact public understanding and attitudes about nature and the environment! Assist professional Naturalists with planning and implementing nature interpretation, outdoor recreation and environmental education programs and media for a wide range of audiences. Seasonal position runs from April or May through August or September 2023.
Salary:  $14.50 to $15.00/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Calhoun County Conservation is seeking a Campground Host for the 2023 season at Featherstone Memorial Park. A free lake side camping spot is given as well as a monthly stipend and a possible bonus at the end of the camping season.
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Great conservation experience while having fun outdoors! This position is great for anyone wanting/thinking about going into the conservation field.
Salary:  $11.00
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal concession worker at Rock Creek Marina and Campground working 20-29 per week.
Salary:  $12.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal position working in Clinton County's east district parks and wildlife areas. Position based out of Rock Creek Marina & Campground near Camanche, IA
Salary:  $13.50 per Hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Seasonal position working in Clinton County's west district parks and wildlife areas. Position based out of Eden Valley Park near Baldwin, IA.
Salary:  $13.50/hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Work for beautiful Jackson County and help maintain the county parks this summer!
Salary:  $12.50 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Assist with the development, organization, and presentation of environmental education programs in Jackson County this summer!
Salary:  $12.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
Spend the summer in beautiful Clay County!
Have fun working outdoors in our county!
Enjoy northwest Iowa recreational opportunities.
Salary:  $12.00 - $14.00 per hour
Deadline:   Open Until Filled
We have several job openings at Nelson Park, Yellow Smoke Park, and the Nature Center. Work dates are approximately mid-May through Labor Day, up to $12.50/hr, 40 hr/wk. Varies between day shifts and evening shifts, weekend and holiday work required.
Salary:  Up to $12.50/hr
Deadline:   Open Until Filled