Thu March 25, 2021
It’s that time of year again when the Batavia Park District seeks to hire a host of seasonal as well as part-time employees for beautification, enhanced safety and heightened enjoyment of our parks, activities and special events.
The Parks and Recreation departments are looking to hire dozens of staff to work as park and trades technicians, (separate) parks technicians, lifeguards, members of the admissions/concessions team at Hall Quarry Beach, a Quarry Beach manager, custodians, camp counselors, building supervisors, and a birthday party coordinator.
The Parks Department seeks about a dozen seasonal park and trades technicians to focus on mowing, mulching, painting and working special events. These employees will work 40 or more hours each week from May until it’s time to go back to school in August.
Additionally, the Parks Department is looking to hire two parks technicians. These part-time positions will work about 24 hours each week, year-round. If you have a green thumb then you’re in luck, because these employees will focus on horticultural endeavors, along with snow removal and salting.
Interim Director of Parks Kim Hansen said these positions offer great opportunities to earn money for college or other educational pursuits (hint, hint: overtime) and the schedules are flexible. It’s a hands-on learning experience, as well.
“It’s a good way to develop life skills. We bring them in to teach them,” Hansen said.
Candidates must be at least 18 years old, possess a valid driver’s license and undergo a background check.
In the Recreation Department, dozens of positions will open up again this year, with many sought to staff Hall Quarry Beach.
Brittany Meyer, director of community recreation, said lifeguard candidates must be at least 16 years old, receive a lifeguard certification and undergo a background check. Seasonal lifeguards will work part time, and also may teach some swimming lessons to earn extra cash. A part-time Quarry manager is sought to coordinate trainings, staff scheduling and overall operations when full-time employees are not staffing the Quarry. Members of the admissions/concessions team, who also will work part-time, will staff check-ins at the Quarry, sell limited concessions, and handle paddle boat and kayak rentals at the Riverwalk. Candidates must be at least 16 years old and undergo a background check. Part-time custodial staff also are needed at the Quarry.
Part-time building supervisors, who will work year-round at the East Side Civic Center and Civic Center, must be available to work nights and weekends and be on duty while programs and activities are occurring, Meyer said. These individuals must be at least 18 years old. Camp counselors must be at least 16 years old, undergo background checks and be available to work Mondays through Fridays to lead activities, field trips and other outings.
Do you rock it as a birthday party planner? Then apply today to become our birthday party coordinator! Meyer said the party planner will organize two-hour-long birthday bashes and must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check.
These staff members will provide lifelong experiences and happy memories for Batavia-area residents. With Hall Quarry Beach opening in May after the COVID-19 shutdown, and celebrating its 100th birthday, a summer of fun is on the horizon.
“We’ve been missing that social connection with neighbors and friends and family. People missed it,” Meyer said. “And we miss them, too. We’re so excited to see them come back.”
To check out our open positions and to apply, head to https://bataviaparks.org/employment. Come make fun your business, too!
For more information on our Batavia Park District programs and events, call (630) 879-5235 or visit bataviaparks.org.