Thursday, May 12, 2022

Hundreds of People Needed to Operate City Pools and Summer Camps

The number one challenge facing Austin Parks and Recreation is not having enough seasonal staff to operate pools or summer camps at full capacity. The aquatic team currently has 185 lifeguards on staff, about 25% of the 750 lifeguards needed to operate summer pools. Summer camps have 211 staff on board, 67% of the 350 staff members it takes to offer affordable camp options.

Pay now starts at $16/hour for entry level positions and it increases with experience. Staff get paid sick leave, a free bus pass, and flexible scheduling. Lifeguards can earn up to $1250 in bonuses and summer camp staff can earn up to $750 in bonuses. Bonus qualification criteria varies by position.  

These temporary jobs are perfect for teenagers, college students, teachers on summer break, retirees or anyone looking for a fun way to earn extra money. Austin Parks and Recreation hires candidates from diverse origins, orientations, identities, and abilities. Apply now or tell someone you know about these great summer earning opportunities. 

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