The Department of Natural Resources provides opportunities for temporary employment with the department.  Types of temporary work would include general office and clerical work or professional and technical work.  Most often employment is of a part-time or seasonal nature.  For example, we often hire staff to work on special projects or summer employment.

Note icon. The department has changed all fill-in forms to PDF fill-in. You will be able to save and reuse these PDF forms. However, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or higher to save the PDF fill-in form. Also, at this time the department does not accept digital signatures. If your Acrobat Reader prompts you to use one, we ask that you don't.

For your convenience we have posted Department of Natural Resources temporary employment application as a Microsoft Word file. (  Completed applications should be returned vie email to

For your convenience we have also posted our Department of Natural Resources temporary employment application as a document.  (  You will need to print out the application, complete it using a pen or typewriter, and mail or fax it to:  

Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Human Resources Program
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176

In addition the type of positions mentioned above, we also have other opportunities for temporary seasonal employment in our State Parks and Historic Sites. 

Temporary seasonal positions in state parks and historic sites assist the full time staff in the daily operation of the facility by performing a variety of maintenance and public information duties.  

Temporary seasonal laborers duties may include construction, maintenance and repair, landscaping, groundskeeping, refuse collection, cleaning, collecting fees and clerical duties. 

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age for these positions, unless otherwise noted; and, they must live within commuting distance of the park or historic site.  To apply for a temporary seasonal position in a state park or historic site, please complete application linked above and return to park or historic site in which you would like to work. 

Applicants interested in seasonal naturalist and interpreter opportunities should be completing their freshman year of college majoring in the fields of cultural history, natural history, or recreation, or should be individuals who have completed degree requirements. For seasonal information please read more here 

Seasonal employees are eligible to participate in the benefits below.  Benefit choices include:

  • MOVLIC Universal Life Insurance – an optional life insurance that can be purchased at a group rate;
  • Citistreet-deferred compensation incentive plan – an investment option that will defer taxes until time of retirement; and
  • MOCAFE (Missouri State Employees’ Cafeteria Plan) – a plan that allows an employee to pay for certain medical benefits without being taxed on the expenditure.