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.

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 incentives such as hiring, referral, and end-of-the-season bonuses, in addition to reimbursement pay for any certification costs. A recreation seasonal employee such as 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 at

Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation will host walk-in interviews on the following dates:

Maintenance and Forestry Interviews (Ages: 18+)
at the Park Shop, 2401 West 49th Street.
For maintenance, mowing, forestry, and field maintenance positions.
February 17–18 and 24–25, 1–4 p.m.

Aquatics Interviews (Ages: 15+)
at the Midco® Aquatic Center, 1601 South Western Avenue.
For all aquatic and lifeguard positions.
February 17–18, 1–4 p.m.

Visit with Parks and Recreation staff to find out what position might be a good match. If offered a position, we can process hiring paperwork on the spot! Bring your Social Security card, driver’s license, and voided bank check or direct deposit form from your financial institution.

A complete list of job opportunities with associated duties and application are available online at

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