Summer jobs abound at the City of Richfield

 Road patching on 69th Street 4Summer jobs abound at the City of Richfield

 Richfield, Minn. (April 20, 2022) – Summer is right around the corner and employers are already doing their best to attract the best and brightest to fill seasonal positions. Job seekers have options, but if they are looking for a change of pace, or a unique way to put some money in their pockets this summer, the City of Richfield has a variety of employment opportunities for all ages and interests.

The city’s primary summer employers are the Public Works and Recreation Services Department 

During the summer months, the Public Works Department employs more than a dozen maintenance workers. These employees work on a variety of projects ranging from utility work to street maintenance to park maintenance.

“A summer gig in public works gives people the opportunity to work with their peers and learn from the pros while working to maintain Richfield’s parks, streets, and utilities,” explained Deputy Public Works Director Chris Link. “Applicants can look forward to working outdoors all summer while using state-of-the-art machinery and equipment to accomplish essential tasks throughout the city.”

The Public Works Department also created a new position for this summer in the form of a tree inspection intern. Working under the direction of the city forester, this aspiring forestry professional will assist with the identification of tree disease and documentation of inspections on public and private property.

When it comes to variety, the Recreation Services Department has a lot of opportunities, as well.

2021 lifeguard training 8The outdoor pool is looking for both concessions employees and lifeguards.

“Minnesota summers are beautiful, why not spend them working outside?” said pool manager Renae Zink. “The pool’s various employment opportunities ensure that swimmers remain safe and enjoy their visit. Plus, many of our employees have made friendships that have lasted for decades.” 

Recreations Services also offers a robust playground program, which sees hundreds of area kids experience a fun, action-packed summer. Playground leaders create weekly themes that include games, field trips, crafts and snacks. 

“Our playground program probably employs the most energetic and enthusiastic group of young professionals in the metro,” remarked recreation supervisor MaryKaye Champa. “These leaders provide a wide array of recreational and learning opportunities for kids ranging in age from six to 12 years old.”

Additionally, though not a traditional summer job, the Recreation Services Department is also looking for several adaptive recreation leaders. These employees work to provide individuals with varying ability levels the opportunity to participate in recreation and leisure programs.  

“Not a lot of residents know this, but over the years, many of our summer employees were later hired as full-time city staffers,” stated City Manager Katie Rodriguez. “Our summer employees learn valuable skills and if we have an opening they are interested in, we know they can hit the ground running from day one.” 

Applications are now being accepted for the following seasonal positions:

To view other full and part-time opportunities, perspective employees can visit: