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Employment Opportunities
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. 
 
 
  • ​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 RANGER- 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.

  • 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.

  • TOUR GUIDE/Interpretive Services Assistant

    Minimum Age Requirement: 17 years old or the completion of 11th grade.  
    Seasonal Part-Time
     
    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 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.