The following are brief job descriptions for seasonal positions with the Parks and Recreation department. If you are interested in any of these, please call 610-374-8839 or 610-372-8939. Click here for Application
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.
- Part-Time, Year-Round
Park Rangers are responsible for enforcing the park ordinance and associated regulations. They provide park visitors with information and directions, protect park resources and provide a positive visitor experience. The Park Ranger is responsible for all security, ticketing, and permits. Park Rangers aid in all facets of Department events. For more details, click here
SEASONAL RECREATION PROGRAM ASSISTANT-Seasonal Part-Time
Minimum Age Requirement-18 years of age.
Under the guidance of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Seasonal Rec. Prog. Assistants provide program and office support on Department special events and programs. Hours are flexible - must be available weekends and weeknights, as well as weekdays. Must have excellent people and customer service skills, be enthusiastic, have a good work ethic, demonstrate good problem solving abilities, are creative, fun and energetic. The ability to plan, implement and follow-through with responsibilities is essential.
Applicants with an appreciation of nature and outdoor recreation programs will be given special consideration. Seeking applicant with experience with graphic design software: InDesign and Photoshop. Also applicant interested in public relations and communications.
TOUR GUIDE/Interpretive Services Assistant
Minimum Age Requirement: 17 years old or the completion of 11th grade.
Tour guides support the day to day operations of the Berks County Heritage Center.
Their primary job is to lead public tours of two onsite museums, the Gruber Wagon Works and C. Hiester Canal Center, provide information to park patrons related to Berks County Heritage Center and the programming, activities and resources of the entire Berks County Parks System. Position operates onsite snack bar and gift shop, handles ticket/admission sales and assists with various related programs and events throughout the parks. Additional responsibilities include assisting with the management of the Heritage Center’s artifact and archival collection, as well as the historic collections of the Parks department.
Must have strong customer service skills, be able to work with visitors of all ages, comfortable with public speaking, be enthusiastic, have a good work ethic, demonstrate good problem-solving abilities, are creative, fun and energetic. The ability to plan, implement and follow through with responsibilities is essential.
Looking for individuals interested in or studying in areas of History, Museums, Public History, Historical Preservation, Library Sciences, or Education.
Availability - Must be available to work weekends, summer holidays and some evenings, May through October
SEASONAL ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ASSISTANT-Seasonal Part-Time
Minimum Age Requirement-18 years of age.
Under the guidance of the Environmental Educator - Assists Environmental Education staff in presenting programs to participants of all ages. Work is performed under general supervision of the Environmental Educator. Must be able to work weekends and holidays, carry up to 50 pounds, and kneel and stand for long periods of time. Please call Jennifer at 484-509-2667, ext. 3 for more information.
PARK MAINTENANCE - Seasonal Positions
Minimum Age Requirement: 16 years old through retirees
Individual is responsible 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.