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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation to hire hundreds for warm-weather positions

Four lifeguards at Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center

TOPEKA, KAN. – Shawnee County Parks + Recreation is already recruiting for the warm weather season as it looks to fill 400 seasonal positions. Positions range from camp counselors to lifeguards, horticulture staff to work in gardens, park maintenance and golf course maintenance staff, concessions staff and cashiers, and even drives for the Gage Park mini-train. Pay ranges from $10-$15 per hours depending on experience. 

The positions are particularly good for high school and college students, retirees, teachers and others with schedules tied to an academic year.

Apply at Call 785-251-6895. Lifeguard applicants may apply at ate 15. All applicants must be 16-years-old before they can be hired. Camp counselors and applicants for park or golf course maintenance positions must be at least 18 years old.


 About Shawnee County Parks + Recreation

 Shawnee County Parks + Recreation includes nearly 60 miles of trails, 2,696 acres of parks and 320 annual days of sporting activities. In addition, the department offers recreation programs, educational programs and golf. A combination of tax dollars, user fees and private donations enables Shawnee County Parks and Recreation to offer parks, sporting and aquatic facilities with state-of-the-art features, and beautiful, nationally recognized gardens.  

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