Posted Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021
Article submitted by Huron-Clinton Metroparks
Looking to make a career change, or maybe just a new environment? The Huron-Clinton Metroparks might be just the place you’re looking for. The Metroparks currently have full-time, and part-time positions open in a variety of fields. Join a team environment where you can be valued for who you are and help serve southeast Michigan in a unique working environment you won’t find anywhere else. Every day is different and exciting, and all team members get the opportunity to help make visitors smile.
Current open positions include part-time positions in the Metroparks Administrative Office and at specific Metroparks:
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Assistant will support the efforts of the Chief of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, including organizing trainings, participating in special projects, general clerical and record taking, and research.
- Document Scanning Technician will properly handle archive materials, prepare materials for scanning, scan materials, and maintain records of project.
- Purchasing Specialist will support purchasing policies and procedures including organizing bids and requests for proposals, providing payments and invoices for good or services, working across the park system and preparing reports.
- Golf Course Maintenance Worker will maintain the park golf course by mowing, weed whipping, grooming flower beds and trimming trees.
In addition, there is one full-time position available at your Metroparks.
- At Lower Huron Metropark, we have an open position for an Equipment Maintenance Worker, who would be responsible for complete maintenance, repair and overhaul of automotive and heavy equipment.
All positions come with competitive salaries and benefit packages.
As Metroparks Director Amy McMillan notes: “the men and women who serve the Metroparks provide an invaluable service to not only our park visitors, but to our communities and region. It’s critical we cast a wide net looking for the best and brightest to fill these open spots on our team, ensuring we’re representative of our diverse Southeast Michigan communities and that we’re providing the safest, most inclusive, welcoming outdoor recreation experience for all who visit.”
The Huron-Clinton Metroparks understands that their internal landscape currently lacks diversity. They are looking to cast a wider net and draw a diverse pool of highly qualified applicants for full-time and part-time positions that are currently open.
“While we are proud of the diversity of backgrounds, experiences and skills of our entire Metroparks family, we are also aware that we are not as representative of our service region as we should be. To address this and ensure we are providing the most welcoming outdoor recreation experience and opportunities across our 13 parks, we have launched a comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative.” Says Artina Sadler, the Chief of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the Metroparks. “Our goal is to be the best stewards of not only our parks system, but the public trust. A critical part of earning and keeping that trust is becoming a more diverse, equitable and inclusive organization. This important work must first begin internally and will be reflected in the care we take with each of our valued patrons.”
Interested candidates can explore open positions and apply at www.metroparks.com/hiring.