Summer season employees of the City of Allentown will enjoy higher pay rates in 2019.
The Allentown Department of Parks & Recreation will begin the new year ready to hire employees for various seasonal positions such as lifeguards, pool gate attendants and concession stand cashiers, summer playground program instructors, and park and golf course laborers. Pay rates are increasing from a low of $7.75 per hour to $9.00 to $12.00 per hour to start based upon position.
Lifeguarding jobs are available at four pools. If you enjoy the outdoors and being around water, this is the job for you. No previous training or job experience is required. In house training and certification is available to prepare you for this rewarding job opportunity. Starting pay rate is $12.00 per hour.
The Aquatics Department has a variety of summer jobs available starting with attendants and cashiers at our pools and concession stands. These positions consist of daily selling of admissions and food products and are a great employment opportunity for those who enjoy interaction with the public and offering great customer service. Starting pay rate is $9.00 per hour.
Summer playground program instructor positions are available for individuals interested in working directly with city youth. The summer playground program instructor is responsible for directing and leading games, arts and crafts, field trips and annual Romper Day preparations at a given playground site. The position is a great opportunity for individuals looking at a career or a background in the education field. Starting pay rate is $11.00 per hour.
Parks seasonal laborer positions provide individuals with hands-on landscaping experience through a wide variety of tasks, including grass cutting and painting. Crews also build playgrounds and perform required plumbing. All are necessary components in maintaining the jewel of the Queen City, which is our vast, beautiful park system. No previous experience is needed. Parks seasonal laborers are a Monday through Friday position that allows successful candidates to enjoy summer weekends off. Starting pay rate is $12.00 per hour.
If you are looking to spend the summer outdoors enjoying the beauty of the Allentown Municipal Golf Course, then the temporary part-time golf course laborer job is for you. Learn all of the daily maintenance practices needed to open the course each day. Duties include course set-up, which involves changing pins, moving tees, filling divots, and watering. An additional assignment may include mowing greens, tees and fairways and raking sand bunkers. Prior work experience is not required. Take advantage of on the job training as well as golf and driving range privileges. Starting pay rate is $12.00 per hour.
Persons interested in applying for any seasonal position with the City of Allentown are urged to visit www.allentownpa.gov/Human-Resources/Employment-Openings.