Interview Now to Lock in Your Summer Position With Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation

Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation is looking to fill hundreds of summer seasonal job vacancies. Parks and Recreation hires a variety of seasonal positions each year, ranging from lifeguard to park maintenance positions. If you or someone you know is looking for summer employment, Parks and Recreation has something for all ages and interests.

Are you the type of person who enjoys the outdoors, plants, mowing lawns, or landscaping? The Operations Division is seeking individuals 18 years of age and older for a variety of positions. These 40-hour-per-week seasonal positions are offered as long-term (April–October) and short-term (May–August) options. No experience is necessary, as training is provided. The earning potential for a short-term employee working 40 hours per week for 13 weeks is approximately $5,200.

The Recreation Division offers a variety of employment opportunities and hires individuals beginning at 15 years of age. A variety of incentives are offered such as hiring, referral, and end-of-the-season bonuses in addition to reimbursement pay for any certification costs. Recreation seasonal employees can expect to earn up to $4,500, and a lifeguard has a summer earning potential of approximately $7,000. More than 125 outdoor lifeguard positions are available, and indoor lifeguard opportunities are available as well. There is still time for those interested in lifeguarding to register for certification courses.

Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will host walk-in interviews at the Park Shop, located at 2401 West 49th Street, on the following dates:

Wednesday, February 28, 1–4 p.m. • Friday, March 9, 1–4 p.m.
for maintenance, mowing, forestry, and field maintenance positions

Tuesday, March 13, 3:30–5:30 p.m. • Tuesday, March 20, 3:30–5:30 p.m.
for maintenance, mowing, forestry, field maintenance, and recreation positions

For information on lifeguard certification courses, visit or call 605-367-POOL (7665).

A complete list of job opportunities with associated duties is available at