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Seattle Parks and Recreation Hiring Seasonal Staff for Summer 2023

More than 200 positions available for recreation, aquatics, and summer camp roles.


Seattle, WA – Seattle Parks and Recreation is hiring seasonal and permanent employees to support a variety of recreation, aquatics, and camp programs this summer season. Each summer, Seattle Parks and Recreation recruits staff to join our team and provide safe and engaging recreation opportunities throughout the City of Seattle.  

“Seattle Parks and Recreation is an incredible place to work and provides opportunities for fun while connecting with the community!  I encourage anyone interested in summer jobs to check out the more than 200 positions we have available. Seattle truly shines in the summer, and our summer programming, including day camps, lifeguarded beaches, wading pools, and outdoor learning, makes a meaningful impact in local neighborhoods and the lives of young people throughout Seattle,” said Seattle Parks and Recreation Superintendent AP Diaz.

Seasonal Parks and Recreation staff provide essential services to community. Across 25 Community Centers, 3 Teen Life Centers, more than 480 Parks, as well as pools and lifeguarded summer beaches, Seattle truly comes alive in the summer. Parks and Recreation professionals play important roles in creating friendly and welcoming spaces for all Seattleites. From helping members of the public register for classes or pay for pool admission, distributing healthy meals to children in parks, leading programs at school-age summer camps, or engaging community members in different languages to promote healthy lifestyles.  

 "Summer temporary employment is a wonderful introduction to careers within Parks and Recreation through our vibrant summer programming and activities. This can also be the first stop on a pathway to full time employment with the City of Seattle," said Tia Scott, Recreation Facilities and Youth Sports Manager.

Temporary part- and full-time employment opportunities are available. These positions are great for anyone looking to explore or begin a career in social service, education, or public health fields, while serving children, youth, adults, and seniors in their communities. Wages range from $18.69-$33.33. Visit governmentjobs.com to apply, and search for the following summer job titles:


  • Ball Field Recreation Attendant

  • Boat Ramp Ranger

  • Community Center Summer Recreation Attendant

  • Community Center Recreation Leader

  • Environmental Education Assistants

  • Recreation Leader

  • Recreation Leader Outdoor Activation and Mobile Recreation

  • Summer Learning Academy Recreation Leader

  • Summer Camp Recreation Attendant for Individuals with Disability

  • Summer Food & Fitness Rec Attendant

  • Visitor Center Recreation Attendant

  • Wading Pool Recreation Attendant

If you or someone you know loves working with people and is looking for a fun and meaningful job this summer, please apply today and share these opportunities with your networks. Many critical programs—including lifeguarded beaches, summer camps, and childcare—that provide young people with safe summer experiences will not be possible if we cannot fill positions.  Seattle Parks and Recreation encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences. Visit Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Summer Employment Opportunities webpage to learn more: https://www.seattle.gov/parks/about-us/jobs/summer-employment-opportunities. Visit GovernmentJobs.com to apply: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/seattle.

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