Enjoy working outdoors? Do you have a passion for conservation and education? Then join us, and grow your career with Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks!

The mission of Metro Parks is to conserve open spaces, while providing places and opportunities that encourage people to discover and experience nature. That’s why Metro Parks is committed to hiring and training dedicated and talented team members in all work units throughout the park district, supporting 20 Metro Parks, Greenway Trails and much more in central Ohio.

Employment opportunities at Metro Parks are very diverse and encompass a wide variety of positions, including Park Rangers, Park Technicians and Naturalists, and as well as seasonal and internship opportunities.

For current career opportunities and to apply, click here.

To learn more about position descriptions of current roles at Metro Parks, click here.

To submit an Interest Card to be notified of future openings, click here.

Additional Information:

    • Interest cards allow applicants to identify those positions they may be interested in applying for in the future, and they will be notified when the position is available.
    • By logging into the system with the username and password created, applicants will be able to track the status of the application submitted for an open position, update their application with additional information, or apply for other positions as they become available. Please note: applications are not automatically included for other openings and applications must be submitted for each open position of interest in order to considered.
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Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment on the basis of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Metro Parks will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks

Founded in 1945, Columbus & Franklin County Metro Parks (Metro Parks) is a public agency serving the citizens of central Ohio by providing a regional park district open 365 days a year. The mission of Metro Parks is to conserve open spaces, while providing places and opportunities that encourage visitors to discover and experience nature.

More than 230 miles of trails and over 28,500 acres of land in seven counties allow Metro Parks to feature 20 outstanding parks with diverse ecosystems, including woodlands, wetlands, prairies and streams. In addition, Metro Parks works to conserve and enhance wildlife habitats for more than 2,400 species of animals and plants, while attracting more than 12 million guests each year.

Metro Parks hosts thousands of free educational programs and outdoor recreational events, providing guests of all ages and abilities a variety of opportunities for outdoor experiences to appreciate and engage with nature, as well as providing beautiful indoor and outdoor venues, shelters and lodges for visitors to reserve for their special occasions.

Along with grants and partnerships, the primary source of funding for Metro Parks is the 10-year park levy voted on by Franklin County voters, which provides a sound financial base for operating and improving existing parks as well as acquiring additional land for future preservation.