Current Seasonal Employment


Join our team! Current Employment Opportunities Now Available.

Interested in working this summer or as other seasonal employment such as golf course or park maintenance? View the list of employment opportunities below then visit Shawnee County Human Resources to create an account and apply.

Aquatics Facilities

Lifeguard

Must be at least 16 years of age, acquire Lifeguard certification prior to working. Under direction, performs work of moderate difficulty in the lifeguarding duties at the aquatics facility. Performs related work duties as required.

Swim Lesson Instructor

Must be at least 16 years of age, current Lifeguard, and Swim Lesson Instruction class. Under less general direction, performs work of moderate difficulty in instructing lessons and lifeguarding. Performs related work duties as required

Sport Fields Maintenance

Must be at least 16 years of age. Supervised by Sports Facility Manager. The applicant will provide maintenance care at multiple Shawnee County sports facilities. Under general supervision, this employee will be responsible for various maintenance tasks. Day-to-day and seasonal tasks may differ.

  • Open year round.
  • $7.25 to $12
  • Hours/Days vary based on game schedules

Apply at the Shawnee County Human Resources Page

Sports Staff

Must be at least 16 years of age. Supervised by Youth and Adult managers as well as Youth and Adult Seasonal Managers. The applicant will supervise both youth and adult sports programs at various facilities within Shawnee County. Sports Supervisors must be able to work with minimum supervision, interact in a professional and courteous manner with patrons, and act as a lead staff member at Shawnee County Parks and Recreation facilities during various events.

  • Open year round.
  • $7.25 to $12
  • Hours/Days vary based on game schedules

Apply at the Shawnee County Human Resources Page

Intermittent Recreation Aide

Must be at least 16 years of age. Locations at Community Centers. Days and hours of work will vary. Wage will vary based on experience. Will assist in recreation programs with activities, registrations, answer phones, and other duties assigned.

  • Open year round.
  • $7.25 to $12
  • Hours/Days vary

Apply at the Shawnee County Human Resources Page

Rec + Roll Ambassador

Must be at least 18 years of age and pass driver's license check. Drive the Rec + Roll van to local parks and community events. Engage participants of all ages in a variety of activities and interact with the public at community events.

  • Open until filled
  • $9 to $10.50
  • Hours/Days vary

Apply at the Shawnee County Human Resources Page

Park Police

Must be at least 21 years of age. Kansas Law Enforcement certified. No criminal convictions. Officers will be involved in monitoring parks, assist in special events, provide education on laws and Shawnee County resolutions, and advise and enforce when needed.

  • Open year round
  • $15 to $20
  • Hours/Days vary

Apply at the Shawnee County Human Resources Page

Park Maintenance Positions

Must be at least 18 years of age. Must be able to work in the heat. 

Grounds Maintenance

Maintain park grounds located in Shawnee County. Mow using a riding mower, use a weed eater, pick up trash, and other duties as assigned.

Landscape and Horticulture Maintenance

Maintain flower beds and landscape in Shawnee County parks. Duties include weeding, planting, using various power equipment, work in the greenhouse. Other duties as assigned.

Natural Areas/Forestry Maintenance

  • Assist forestry crew doing groundwork. 
  • Operate chainsaw, mower, weed eater, skid steer, use hand tools, drive pickup with trailer. 
  • Trail maintenance, prairie and woodland restoration.

Golf Course Grounds Maintenance

Maintain golf courses ran by Shawnee County. Duties include mowing, weed eating, leaf blowing/pickup, sand trap work, tree trimming, trash removal and other duties as assigned.

Outdoor Adventure Maintenance

Duties include, but are not limited to: Shelter house/bathroom cleaning and maintenance, special event set up/maintenance, and general maintenance. It requires weekends and holiday hours.

  • Open all year round.
  • $9 to $15
  • Hours/Days vary

Apply at the Shawnee County Human Resources Page