Jobs with the Parks Department
The following are brief job descriptions for seasonal positions with the Parks and Recreation department. Starting salary is $7.64/hour. If you are interested in any of these, please call 610-374-8839 or 610-374-2944. Click here for Application.
SEASONAL RECREATION COORDINATOR -Seasonal Part-Time
Under the guidance of the Superintendent of Recreation, assists with events and programs presented by the department, May through August. Availability- Hours are flexible, must be available weekdays, weekends and weeknights. Must have excellent people skills, be enthusiastic, have a good work ethic, demonstrate good problem solving abilities, are creative, fun & energetic, and love to work with children. The ability to plan, implement and follow through with responsibilities is essential. Qualifications: Minimum 18 years of age.
PUBLICITY ASSISTANT - Seasonal Part-Time
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills. Assists the Marketing Coordinator with all marketing and publicity of Department events and programs. Compose press releases, public service announcements and feature stories; plan and implement special events and public relations/promotional campaigns; create advertising-related collateral materials. Assist with other marketing-related functions.
PARK ATTENDANT - Part-Time Year-Round positions
Minimum Age Requirement: 18 years old through retirees
Attendants are also responsible for picnic groups, meetings, wedding groups, and other special functions and events, interpreting general park rules and regulations, reservation of facilities, and assisting visitors. Must enjoy working with the public in an outdoor setting.
Other duties include checking and cleaning restrooms, trash and litter pick-up, sweeping, cleaning tables, operating visitor information services, distributing brochures, and checking park facilities. In some areas, the attendant will be responsible for concession and food sales (seasonal). Transportation is necessary since some attendants will be responsible for more than one area. Individual must be in good health. Proper dress is required, and individual must possess a pleasant personality.
PARK MAINTENANCE - Seasonal Positions
Minimum Age Requirement: 16 years old through retirees
Individual is responsiblle for general maintenance duties such as: grass cutting, weed wacking/pulling, trash collection, cleaning restrooms, and other related duties. This position is also responsible to assist with concession and food sales, and visitor information services.
Must be available to work weekends, holidays and evenings. Must enjoy working with public in an outdoor setting.
SKATE PARK ATTENDANT - Part-Time, Year-Round
Employees have the responsibility of overseeing the operation of the Stonecliffe Recreation Area. Duties include, but are not limited to: trash removal, safety inspections, conflict resolution, restroom cleaning, security, and grounds keeping activities.
Work hours for this position are from 4:00 p.m. until close (sunset) and weekends and holidays. A total of 990 hours per year has been budgeted for this position.
TOUR GUIDE/Interpretive Services Assistant -Seasonal
Minimum Age Requirement: 17 years old or completion of 11th grade
Tour guides support the Superintendent of Interpretive Services and work directly with the day to day operations of the Berks County Heritage Center. Their primary job is to lead tours of the Gruber Wagon Works and C. Hiester Canal Center, answer questions on the Heritage Center and Parks System. Cataloging of artifacts and work with archives and collections of the Park, operation of the snack bar and gift shop, and assistance with various related programs and events are all integral parts of this position.
Looking for individuals interested in or studying in areas of history, historical preservation, Library Sciences, research or education.
All individuals must enjoy working with the public. Must be available to work weekends, summer holidays and some evenings, May through October.