Why Rapid City is hiring seasonal staff in winter


20230202 104909RAPID CITY, S.D.– Rapid City Parks and Rec doesn’t need a rodent named Phil to start thinking about the warmer days of spring. Parks and Rec are putting out an early call for seasonal workers at pools, golf courses, and parks. Positions are available for teens 14 and up with a variety of jobs available for older applicants seeking seasonal work.

Whether it’s landscaping in city parks or at a golf course manager Scott Anderson says they’re looking for you, but it’ll still be a little while before the first day of work. Rapid City Parks Division Manager Scott Anderson says, “Generally, you know, April-ish we’ll get going with some of the seasonal workers and then kind of hit a full bore 1st of May and then, you know, when some of the school starts getting out to.”

Parks Division Seasonal Openings:

  • Landscape Maintenance Worker
  • Mower
  • Greenhouse Worker
  • Park Laborer
  • Cemetery Maintenance
  • Custodial
  • Forestry Worker
  • Irrigation Worker

If hangin’ poolside is more your style the city is in need of lifeguards. Certification classes for lifeguards begin in March and the city says the sooner you apply, the better. Rapid City Recreation Specialist Teaghan Berkey says, “We’re already planning for summer now. So if we get them in early, then the earlier the better and less paperwork and more training under their belt.”

Rapid City getting an early start on seasonal hires:

All lifeguard applicants must have an American Red Cross Lifeguard with Waterpark Certification and at least be 15 years old. To register for Lifeguard certification visit HERE.

For more information on open positions, you can call Parks and Recreation at 394-4175 or the Roosevelt Swim Center at 394-5223. You can also apply online HERE.


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