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Allentown Seeks Summer Employees

Allentown Seeks Summer Employees

The City of Allentown still has some great summer employment opportunities available!

Seasonal positions are vacant in the Department of Parks & Recreation and the Recycling, Building Maintenance, Streets, and Traffic Planning & Control bureaus.

The Department of Parks & Recreation is seeking to hire employees for various seasonal positions at swimming pools, parks and playgrounds. Pay rates vary from $7.75 to $12.00 per hour based upon position.

The Aquatics Department has a variety of jobs available starting with cashiers at our pools and concession stands. These positions consist of daily selling of admissions and food products and are a great employment opportunity for those who enjoy interaction with the public and offering great customer service.

Lifeguarding jobs are available at the four City pools and spray parks. If you enjoy the outdoors and being around water, this is the job for you. No previous training or job experience is required. In house training and American Red Cross Lifeguard certification is available to prepare you for this rewarding job opportunity.

Summer playground program instructor positions are available for individuals interested in working directly with city youth. The summer playground program instructor is responsible for directing and leading games, arts and crafts, field trips and annual Romper Day preparations at a given playground site. The position is a great opportunity for individuals looking at a career or a background in the education field.

Parks seasonal laborer positions provide individuals with hands-on landscaping experience through a wide variety of tasks, including grass cutting and painting. Crews also build playgrounds and perform required plumbing. All are necessary components in maintaining the jewel of the Queen City, which is our vast, beautiful park system. No previous experience is needed. Parks seasonal laborers are a Monday through Friday position that allows successful candidates to enjoy summer weekends off.

Recreation Field Ranger positions are available for evenings and weekends throughout the summer season. Field Rangers interact with the general public to ensure positive rental experiences, assist with events and programs, address issues and concerns as well as enforcing park rules.

The following positions in the Department of Public Works pay $10.00 per hour:

The Bureau of Recycling & Solid Waste has summer labor positions available to those 18 and older. This position involves a wide variety of tasks related to trash, recycling and the cleanliness of the City; including but not limited to working at the yard waste site and/or recycling drop-off center; graffiti abatement; and collecting recyclable materials.

Seasonal laborers in the Bureau of Building Maintenance assist with maintaining archived city records. This position will also assist staff in replenishing inventories in our various stock rooms. Prior work experience is not required. Building Maintenance seasonal laborers are a Monday through Friday position.

The Bureau of Streets seasonal laborer positions provide individuals with hands-on experience through a wide variety of tasks involved in the cleanliness and repair of city roadways. Summer laborers also assist with the maintenance of various manholes, inlets and safety grates located throughout the city. Streets seasonal laborers are also a Monday through Friday position.

The Bureau of Traffic Planning and Control is looking for an Intern. This position will assist with items such as signal file management, traffic and pedestrian counts and thermoplastic/line painting pavement marking. The prospective intern should possess a keen interest in public works projects and a desire to pursue career pathways in the public sector.

Persons interested in applying for any seasonal position with the City of Allentown are urged to visit


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