Employment Opportunities List

Click on any job below for a full description. Housing is available in Mackinaw City and on Mackinac Island. Total hours worked bonuses available upon successful completion of seasonal positions.
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Archaeology - Crew Member

Mackinaw City. Carrying out all aspects of excavation and recording of the archaeological site under the direction of the Curator of Archaeology and the Archaeology Field Supervisor. These positions have been filled for the 2022 season.

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Archaeology - Field Supervisor

Mackinaw City. Serves as the primary assistant to the Curator of Archaeology and supervises all aspects of excavation and recording of the archaeological site when the curator is not present and provides public interpretation of the archaeology site. This position has been filled for the 2022 season.

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Colonial Michilimackinac - American Indian Interpreter

Mackinaw City. Interpreting the role of Native Americans at Colonial Michilimackinac during the 18th century.

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Colonial Michilimackinac - Blacksmith

Mackinaw City. Works as a historic interpreter at Colonial Michilimackinac interpreting an 18th-century blacksmith. This position has been filled for the 2022 season.

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Colonial Michilimackinac Interpreter - Civilian

Mackinaw City. Costumed historical interpreter at Colonial Michilimackinac responsible for interpreting the role of civilian men and women at Michilimackinac during the 18th century.

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Colonial Michilimackinac Interpreter - Military

Mackinaw City. Costumed historical interpreter position open to men and women responsible for interpreting the role of British soldiers at Michilimackinac during the 18th century.

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Fort Mackinac Interpreter - Military

Mackinac Island. Historic interpreters at Fort Mackinac, interpreting the role of soldiers at the fort during the 19th century, primarily the 1880s.

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Fort Mackinac Interpreter - Civilian

Mackinac Island. Historic interpreter at Fort Mackinac, interpreting Fort Mackinac with various themes connected to 1880s garrison life and tourism. These positions have been filled for the 2022 season.

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Historic Downtown Lead Interpreter

Mackinac Island. Historic interpreter at the Native American Museum at the Biddle House and American Fur Co. Store & Dr. Beaumont Museum on a daily basis and the McGulpin House and Benjamin Blacksmith Shop on a weekly basis, responsible for interpreting these sites with various themes connected to the 1820s and 1830s fur trade.

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Historic Downtown Interpreter

Mackinac Island. Historic interpreter at the Biddle House and American Fur Co. Store & Dr. Beaumont Museum on a daily basis and the McGulpin House and Benjamin Blacksmith Shop on a weekly basis, responsible for interpreting these sites with various themes connected to the 1820s and 1830s fur trade.

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Historic Downtown Interpreter - Blacksmith

Mackinac Island. Works as a historic interpreter at the Benjamin Blacksmith Shop interpreting the unique role of a blacksmith on Mackinac Island in the 1950s. This position has been filled for the 2022 season.

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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park - Mill Operator

Mackinaw City. Costumed historic interpreter at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park responsible for the daily interpretation of the historic buildings and technology of Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park. This position has been filled for the 2022 season.

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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park - Lead Naturalist/Adventure Tour Guide

Works as the lead uniformed interpretive naturalist and adventure tour guide at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, responsible for interpreting the natural history of the park while leading the high ropes Adventure Tours and providing nature themed presentations at various locations in the park. This position has been filled for the 2022 season.

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Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park - Naturalist/Adventure Tour Guide

Mackinaw City. Adventure Tour guide and Naturalist at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, interpreting the natural history of the park while leading the high ropes Adventure Tour and providing nature themed presentations at various locations in the park.

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Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse Interpreter

Mackinaw City. Historic interpreter at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, interpreting the role of lighthouse keepers and their families in the early 20th century.

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Guest Services Representative

Mackinac Island or Mackinaw City. Sells admission tickets, assists guests and sells merchandise in museum stores and provides information to guests about Mackinac State Historic Park sites and the Straits of Mackinac region.

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Head Guest Services Representative Supervisor

Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City. Enhances audience satisfaction and overall sales of museum store merchandise, admission tickets and publications. Interview, hire, schedule, coach and supervise museum store clerks and guest service representatives.

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Lead Guest Services Representative

Mackinac Island or Mackinaw City. Scheduling and supervising guest services representatives. The lead will also manage all aspects of daily cash handling.

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Lead Worker

Mackinac Island or Mackinaw City. The lead worker serves visitors to Mackinac State Historic Parks by supervising guest services representatives, working with the museum store clerks to maintain museum store programs, and by handling all aspects of financial accounting at the assigned location.

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Museum Store Clerk

Mackinac Island and Mackinaw City. Sites include the Mackinac Island State Park Visitor’s Center, Sutler’s Store in Fort Mackinac, The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, the Visitor’s Center and Hearthside at Colonial Michilimackinac, the Fog Signal Station at Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, the Visitor’s Center at Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, or at other locations as assigned.

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Park Operations - Airport Aide

Mackinac Island. Works closely with Mackinac Island State Park Commission airport personnel to ensure safe and efficient service of the Mackinac Island Airport to airport users.

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Park Operations - Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island. A grounds/maintenance position in Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island State Park, and the various historic structures on the island.

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Park Operations - Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City. A grounds/maintenance position within Colonial Michilimackinac, Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park and Michilimackinac State Park.

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Membership Office Assistant

Mackinaw City. Mackinac Associates is a non-profit group that supports historic and environmental programs at Mackinac State Historic Parks. The office assistant will assist the Membership Coordinator in serving members and donors by maintaining an accurate data base of membership and donor information, providing acknowledgement of membership dues and other donations through benefit packets and thank you letters, responding to member inquiries, and assisting to increase and retain members and donors. This position has been filled for the 2022 season.

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Exhibit Cleaner - Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island. Works in a janitorial capacity cleaning exhibits and display cases located in historic buildings in Fort Mackinac, The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, Historic Downtown Mackinac, and the Heritage Center. This position has been filled for the 2022 season.

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Exhibit Cleaner - Mackinaw City

Mackinaw City. Works in a janitorial capacity cleaning exhibits and display cases in historic buildings at Colonial Michilimackinac and Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse.

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Scout Coordinator

Mackinac Island. Please note applicants must have previous leadership experience in the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp. Serves as the liaison between the Mackinac Island Scout Service Camp and Mackinac State Historic Parks. This position has been filled for the 2022 season.

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Information Technology Assistant

Mackinaw City, with travel to Mackinac Island. Will assist the Chief of Finance and Accounting in supporting the IT and technology needs of the staff at all historic sites within Mackinac State Historic Parks. This position has been filled for the 2022 season.