Indy Parks and Recreation has hundreds of summer job opportunities

Indy Parks and Recreation is now hiring more than 400 seasonal positions including lifeguards, pool managers, day camp counselors, therapeutic camp counselors, and cashiers to operate facilities and run summer programming. Indy Parks jobs are a great resume builder, giving experience in teamwork and customer service. Several Indy Parks employees who began as summer staff have moved up to full-time positions and chosen careers within parks and recreation. Positions are listed and will remain posted until filled.

Indiana Sports Corp is partnering again with Indy Parks to offer a free StarGuard Lifeguard Certification class on March 11, 12 and 13th. “Ensuring that kids in our community learn how to swim and also have an opportunity to work in their neighborhoods is an important part of our mission,” said Indiana Sports Corp President, Ryan Vaughn. This program will offer the opportunity to complete a class that would typically cost up to $175, for no charge! The three day training will be held at George Washington Community School pool located at 2215 W. Washington Street. Registrants must complete all three days. Pre-registration is required by  March 8 and available online at,search class #9957 or call (317) 327-PARK.

Lifeguard positions require the successful completion of Indy Parks internationally recognized StarGuard training where CPR/AED and first aid certifications are integrated into the course. Candidates will be required to pass a swimming test consisting of: a 200 yard swim using front crawl or breast stroke; one minute tread with hands out of the water; and successful retrieval of a 10-pound diving brick from 12 feet of water. To qualify, applicants must be at least 16 years old and a Marion County* resident. Working hours and conditions can vary throughout the summer. *Limited out of county positions may be available.



Indy Parks and Recreation serves the citizens of Indianapolis/Marion Co. with 208 parks, more than 11,000 acres, 126 playgrounds, 117 tennis courts, 93 basketball courts, 25 family centers, 21 aquatic centers (5 year-round),

3 nature centers, more than 60 miles of greenway trails, 13 golf courses, 4 dog parks and an ice rink. Learn more at

The Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 in Indianapolis as the nation’s first sports commission. Since then, the not-for-profit organization has hosted more than 450 national and international sports events, including NCAA championships, U.S. Olympic Trials and the 2012 Super Bowl. The mission of Indiana Sports Corp is to create positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events that enhance the vibrancy of the community, build civic pride, drive economic impact and media exposure, and encourage opportunities for youth.

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