Summer staff provide quality summer parks and recreation services to the community. We are pleased that you are interested in joining with us to make a difference in Albany!
Application process for summer workers:
- Staff will review applications and set up applicant interviews.
- Interviews with staff.
- If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified afterwards by staff if you have been hired for summer employment.
- If you are hired, you will be directed to a temporary employment agency for processing.
Here's a little about the opportunities we have for summer workers:
Fun in the Park
This is a job dealing directly with the community. You will be working at a different neighborhood park each week handing out crafts and goodies to the community. Good candidates for this job have high energy, enjoy children, and have a friendly demeanor.
This job is working our summer day camps. You will be the camp counselor leading an activity, enjoy a camp song, or making some cool crafts! Good candidates for this job have experience working with kids, like to work with others, good at problem solving, and have lots of energy!
Activities with kids
If you have no preference on the position but just enjoy working with kids, we can plug you into several different activities.
You will be one of the Rockstar staff that help put on award winning events and concerts! River Rhythms (Thursdays), Summer Sounds (Mondays), and Northwest Art and Air Festival (August 27-29). You will be setting up, taking down, interacting with the community, and helping make it all happen! Good candidates for this job like to work hard, have lots of energy, and enjoy working with the community.
Stage crew is an important job! You will be helping set up the lighting and sound for our concerts. You will need to be able to lift, pull, and provide excellent customer service to musicians and contractors. Good candidates for this positions are good at multitasking, lifting up to 50 pounds, enjoy working with a team, and have a good attitude.
We have positions for lifeguards, cashiers, attendant for Waverly Paddle Boats, and Water Safety Instructor. Good candidates for these positions already possess a lifeguard certification or a Water Safety Instructor certification or both!
Park Maintenance/Tree Care
This job will require you to drive. You will be cleaning bathrooms, taking out trash, and provide basic landscaping duties. Good candidates for this job don’t mind getting a little dirty, and are good at working by themselves or with a small group.