Jobs by State
Remember the Fifty Nifty United States song? Well turns out there are some rad Jobs In Great Places® in many of these fifty-nifties. Sing along and search by state to discover an opportunity that will allow you to experience the best corners of each!
Bald eagles spend their winters in Alabama, maybe you should, too! From Lake Guntersville and the Jackson County Mountains in the north to the Gulf Coast in the south, Alabama offers year-round activities for those seeking some low-country respite.
Go big or go home is your motto. You can’t be contained by the lower 48. Let your North Star lead you to the land of the midnight sun, where big scenery, big animals, and even big vegetables await you. North to Alaska!
Your winter dreams tend towards warm desert days and Sonoran starry nights. Or maybe it’s a Grand Canyon summer that lures you to the magical land of the Saguaros. No matter the season, Arizona is pulling you southward!
From the Mississippi River to the Ozark Mountains, Arkansas will bring out your "natural state." No really, it will, because that's Arkansas' state motto! A land of rivers and lakes, caves and mountains, and an impressive amount of Wilderness Area, Arkansas is the place to get your nature on!
California hosts a multitude of natural wonders: the towering and ancient Redwoods, the granite spires of Yosemite, the crystalline waters of Lake Tahoe, the ever-changing and ever-wondrous Pacific coast shore, and the rugged splendor of the Mojave Desert. The opportunities for wild exploration are limited only by your imagination.
The High Country beckons. With its 53 Fourteeners - peaks greater than 14,000' in elevation - Colorado is an alpine enthusiast's paradise. And with its 300 days of sunshine annually, you'll have plenty of opportunities to soak in as much outdoor adventure as you can handle!
Cathedral Pines, the Sleeping Giant, Kent Falls - these are just a few of the natural wonders to explore in Connecticut. Rolling hills, lakes, islands, and waterfalls await. And if you're looking for a break from the scenery on your days off, there's a handful of tiny metropolises to explore nearby!
Looking for an East Coast hideaway for your next seasonal gig? Delaware might be your spot. With its landscape of rolling hills and dune-specked coastline, Delaware is rich in history and scenery. Pack your canoe and set out for the Diamond State!
When your summer coworkers start obsessing about their next ski resort adventure, do you start dreaming of beaches and wetlands? Is the Pink Pelican your totem animal? Are you a little tired of hearing the expression "It's a dry heat"? If you answered Yes to any of these questions, the Sunshine State might be calling your name!
Hiking the Appalachian Trail is on your bucket list, and you’ll find its southern terminus, Springer Mountain, here in Georgia! Peanuts are your favorite snack, just like Georgia's own former President Jimmy Carter. From the vast wilderness of the Chatahoochee National Forest to the sprawling coastline, Georgia has tons to offer!
Your internal clock is set to Island time. You don’t have a favorite when it comes to sunrises or sunsets as long as you can view either over the endless horizon of the ocean. It’s never too late to learn how to hang ten…or five….or even one! Mahalo!
One hundred and fourteen mountain ranges call it home. Over sixty-percent of the Gem State's land is public and open for a lifetime of exploration. Thrill seekers in the know wander here for world class skiing, rafting, fishing, hiking, and, well, just about every outdoor activity you can conjure. Idaho might be one of America's best kept secrets!
On the shores of Lake Michigan, you'll find one of the newest National Monuments, Pullman, known for its utopian design to help workers live in a safe community with a better standard of living. You'll also find in the Land of Lincoln, markings of the Lewis & Clark Trail, the Mormon Pioneer Trail and the Trail of Tears.
Welcome to The Cross Roads of America. If you've driven cross-country, chances are you've passed through Indiana. It might just surprise you that the Hoosier state is home to Indiana Dunes National Park - with 40 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. And if you're on a hunt for covered bridges, this is your state.
Work in the heartland of America! The Hawkeye State is home to two of America's great waterways, with the Missouri River to the west and the Mississippi to the east. For those drawn to savannas and pastoral horizons, Iowa's landscape is marked with all the forests, rolling hills, streams, and lakes that you could ask for!
Commonly known as the Heartland of America, Kansas has farmland as far as the eye can see. It's also chocked full of National Historic Trails and Historic sites. Maybe your Yellow Brick Road will lead you here.
A lifetime of thrill-seeking opportunities await in the Bluegrass State - both above and below-ground! Perhaps most famously known for the longest known cave system in the world, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky is also home to one of the world's top sport climbing destinations: the Red River Gorge. Throw in the expansive Land Between the Lakes and Daniel Boone National Forest, you'll be hard pressed to expend all of the possibilities!
You've never met a Beignet you didn't like. Listening to the Cajun Accordion is music to your ears. After you get your Jambalaya and Gumbo on, and gather your Mardi Gras Beads, the coastal wetlands, birding trails, fishing and biking of Louisiana will inspire you to get moving.
You're drawn to salt air and fresh lobster. Kayaking along a rocky coastline or hiking Mount Katahdin sound like good days off to you. And don't forget, an adventure into Canada is just a hop, skip away. Maybe it's time to become a Mainer for a season.
Maryland is defined by its abundant waterways and coastlines on the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean, but it also has rolling hills of oak forests and Pine groves in its western mountains. Its varied landscape provides lots of opportunities for your inner outdoor enthusiast!
From the beaches of Cape Cod to the Berkshire Hills to Boston, a city long on the spirit of Revolution, there’s a lifetime of adventures to be had in this proud state.
Michigan has the longest freshwater shoreline in the world! You're big and bold enough to kayak Lake Superior and laid back enough to give up your car to live and work on Mackinac Island for a summer. Outdoor adventures galore, history, wine, cherries, sand dunes and remote Isle Royale National Park; there's a lot to love about the great state of Michigan!
Time to head out for the North Country! The Land of 10,000 Lakes also host thousands of miles of hiking and recreation trails, Voyageurs National Park, and a large span of 4,600 mile North Country National Scenic Trail. Minnesota should be on every wilderness lover's list; spend your next season here to see why!
If the meandering mighty Mississippi is any indication, you're in for a lot of twists and turns exploring the Magnolia State. A wealth of waterways and wilderness, you'll find a history lesson that includes Lewis and Clark and the Natchez Trace Parkway. Canoe, kayak, fish to your heart's content, explore the wonders of the scenic Gulf Coast and discover a bayou that's got your name on it!
A seasonal job in Missouri comes with plenty of outdoor adventure possibilities. Spend your time off rafting, canoeing, and kayaking on the Ozark National Scenic Riverway, camping and hiking in Mark Twain National Forest or biking/hiking the Unites States' longest Rails-to-Trails trail - the 240 mile Katy Trail. Let the "Show Me" state show you your next summer work/life adventure!
The Big Sky welcomes you with open arms and wide open spaces. You dream big - you go big. Your toy box is chock-full so you can ski, hike, camp, bike, climb and boat your way from Glacier to Yellowstone, and from the Bitterroot to the Boulder. You'll always be just a breath away from your next "wow!" in the Treasure State.
Like Lewis & Clark, you're ready to hit the trail or make one of your own. From the edge of the Rockies to the sand dunes to the world's largest indoor rain forest with miles and miles of corn in between, you long to live where the American heart is.
Although Las Vegas may come to mind first, Nevada has some dramatic natural landscapes. Great Basin National Park, ranges in elevation from 5,000 - 13,000 feet with deserts, playas, mountains, rock formations, fossils, springs, caves, creeks, and even a lone glacier. Home to Burning Man and Lake Tahoe, there's plenty of adventure to be had in Nevada!
One of the Appalachian Trail states, New Hampshire is known for its quaint towns and large expanses of wilderness. Hiking, rock climbing, and some of the northeast's best ski resorts are all a reasons to consider New Hampshire for your next seasonal work/life adventure!
The Jersey Shore beaches and boardwalks draw thousands of vacationers each summer escaping the heat of nearby cities. Cape May, Long Beach Island, Wildwood are all great places to enjoy, sun, sand, waves and nightlife. Natural features in this state include the Delaware Water Gap, where the Delaware River cuts right through the Appalachian Mountains, National Scenic Trails and Historic Parks.
The Whole Enchilada! You love the great outdoors and crave more space and less people. From hot springs in the Gila Wilderness, to White Sands National Monument to Taos Ski Valley, The Land of Enchantment awaits you.
You'll heart New York for many reasons - from upstate to the Big Apple and everywhere in between. The Empire State is home to one of the seven wonders of the world - Niagara Falls, 722 miles of subway tracks in New York City, and 70,000 miles of rivers and streams. If you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere!
North Carolina holds the distinction of being one of the original Great Places: the Blue Ridge Mountains are one of the 10 oldest mountain ranges in the world! Between those ancient rolling majestic mountains and the iconic coastline of the Outer Banks, the Tarheel State draws adventurers from all around the globe. Nothing could be finer than (a seasonal job in) Carolina!
The wide open skies and native grasslands of the Great Plains are tugging at your heartstrings. From the Red River Valley to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota is full of unrealized beauty by most, and that's just why you want to go there!
If you're looking for deep roots - the Buckeye State is the heart of it all. Home to seven US Presidents, the birthplace of aviation, the Great Serpent Mound, and Life Savers, Ohio was named for "the great river". Mosquito Lake, Wolf Run and Marblehead Lighthouse are just three of the seventy five state parks to explore.
The Sooner State, named after the non-Native settlers who staked their claims on the choicest pieces of land before the official opening date, Oklahoma is among the most geographically diverse states, harboring more than 10 distinct ecological regions, with 11 in its borders – more per square mile than in any other state. Who knew?!
the Pacific Northwest at its finest, Oregon has a diverse landscape of forests, mountains, farms and beaches. From the coast to the Cascades, from summer to winter, there are plenty of outdoor escapades to keep you busy for a season - or two!
From wide stretches of farmland, to the Appalachian and Pocono mountains to 51 miles of coastline along Lake Erie, PA has a diverse terrain. Whether you’re a history buff, like cycling on long stretches of two-lane country roads, or want to hit the Appalachian trail, Pennsylvania has plenty of historical parks, bucolic countryside and National Forest land to enjoy.
You want to be the first person in the US to see the sunrise. Sailing is in your blood and folk music soothes your soul. Rhode Island may be small, but it’s got a lot of spirit, just like you!
The Palmetto State may be best known for its idyllic beaches and islands, but South Carolina has plenty more to offer for outdoor enthusiasts of all varieties. You'll find world class rafting on the Chattooga River, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails of all terrains in the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests. Snag a seasonal job in South Carolina and experience all it has to offer!
South Dakota is a hidden gem. It's fun just to say "spelunker" but it's more fun to be one! Especially when Jewel Cave is the longest cave in the world. The Badlands boast 30 million year old fossil beds, 1500 free roaming bison live in Custer State Park, and Mount Rushmore took 14 years to build. Those are some big numbers for a state you may not have given a second thought to. Lewis and Clark blazed the Trail just for you.
Home to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee boasts the highest point on the Appalachian Trail - Clingmans Dome at 6,643 feet. It also has some of the best white water rafting in the southeastern U.S. on the Pigeon River and the Middle and Upper Ocoee Rivers. Outdoor Adventure is big in Tennessee with plenty of rapids and zip lines to keep your adrenaline running!
Extensive hiking and backpacking, some of our countries best birding, and a stunning desert bloom of wildflowers in the spring all happen in the Lone Star State! Grab a seasonal job and get outside in Texas!
Home to five National Parks, Utah lives up to its slogan of "Life Elevated." Many ski resorts, ranches and outdoor adventure outfitters grace this land with opportunities for you to get out and enjoy. What are you waiting for?
Vermont just might be the the original outdoor enthusiast's State: the Long Trail is the oldest long distance hiking trail in the nation. Over 75% of the state is forested, including thousands of acres of alpine terrain, making for plenty of year-round recreational opportunities. Thrills abound in the Green Mountain State!
If you crave outdoor adventures, Virginia could be your "new deal". The Blue Ridge Parkway was created during the original New Deal in the 30's - and it connects Shenandoah National Park with Great Smoky Mountains National Park. What's not to love about 369 miles of hiking trails? With elevations from sea level to 5,729, chances are you'll find the perfect spot to launch your dreams in Virginia.
If you're on the lookout for the next Great Place to explore, then the Evergreen State should already be on your radar. Home to three National Parks, 14,000 foot peaks, 157 miles of Pacific coast shoreline, and over 3000 glaciers, Washington offers enough natural beauty to keep you captivated for a lifetime.
West Virginia is one of the rugged jewels of the East. Whitewater enthusiasts flock to the iconic New River Gorge, home to one of the oldest rivers on the continent; hikers, climbers, and skiers head for the peaks of the Monongahela National Forest. Pack all the gear you can carry - you're going to have plenty to do regardless of what season you spend in the Mountain State!
Two Great Lakes, hundreds of summer festivals, many hidden natural wonders and some seriously friendly down-to-earth folks, all add up to making a summer job in Wisconsin something you should really put on your bucket list!
You daydream at 13,776' in elevation. The Tetons are beyond Grand in your book. Yellowstone contains mysteries and history and grizzlies - oh my! - and spending time in the World's First National Park is like winning the Golden Ticket. Wyoming may symbolize the Wild West to some city slickers, but with wide open skies and natural treasures galore, it will fill your Instagram feed faster than you can say "Whoa!"