Love being outside and want to help keep the community safe and welcoming? The City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is hiring!

City of Grand Rapids Hiring Seasonal Park Workers

Grand Rapids is home to 75+ parks totaling more than 2,000 acres of public land.

City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation, Facebook
City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation, Facebook

The City is seeking seasonal maintenance laborers to help create safe, welcoming and vibrant park spaces for the community to enjoy.

Seasonal maintenance laborers work under the guidance of a designated supervisor to oversee the daily maintenance, upkeep and cleaning of park land, amenities, and facilities.
Requirements for the position include:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Possession of a valid Michigan driver's license
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • May be scheduled to work weekend days (depending on site assignment)

Pay is $15 per hour.

If you are interested, you can apply here.

City of Grand Rapids Hiring Lifeguards

The City of Grand Rapids also recently announced it is hiring 75 lifeguards to work at the three City Pools ahead of the summer season.

The position is open to those 15 and older, and an American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification is required.

The course normally costs $275, but the City of Grand Rapids will waive the fee for anyone who works at a city pool this summer. An aquatics manager will work with applicants to schedule a certification course if needed.

Those interested can apply here.

Other City of Grand Rapids Pool Positions

The City of Grand Rapids is also hiring Pool Attendants at $12 per hour, Pool Managers starting at $19 per hour, and Pool Filter Operators at $15 per hour. See all positions here.

Michigan Endangered Species List 2024

The Endangered Species List is much bigger than the couple featured below, but these are some you may have heard of but didn't realize were endangered.

Gallery Credit: Tommy McNeill