Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

Press Release

April 18, 2022

Dan Keefe
(518) 486-1868 |

New York State Parks Hiring Permanent and Seasonal Positions

Qualifying dates for lifeguards are scheduled across the state

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is seeking applicants for a range of permanent year-round and seasonal positions at State Parks and Historic Sites across New York. The positions offer an opportunity to support a premier network of parks, campgrounds, historic sites, hiking trails, swimming beaches and pools, marinas, golf courses, museums, and nature centers. 

For information on employment and current job openings visit:

New York State Parks has a crucial need for lifeguards at its pools and beaches. lifeguards must meet certain eligibility criteria, which includes successfully completing the qualifying procedure before being hired. For a complete schedule of qualifying dates, more information about hiring requirements, and an application, please visit

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The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees more than 250 parks, historic sites, recreational trails, golf courses, boat launches and more, which are visited by 78.4 million people annually. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit, connect with us on 
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