As we leap from spring to summer, Indy Parks is eagerly promoting its more than 200 jobs for youth ages 16 and older and adults. There’s so much value in connecting youngsters to opportunities to develop leadership and responsibility skills, and to help maintain safe, enjoyable spaces for park visitors throughout the summer.
From lifeguards, day camp counselors, cashiers, stage technicians, and food program coordinators, these positions start at $10-$15 per hour, with lifeguards making $12 per hour. Positions will be conveniently located at parks offering day camps, pools, concerts and movies, free meals, and summer programs.
Thatcher Park Pool, 4649 W. Vermont, is available on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. for lifeguard applicants to practice their swimming skills. Although the practice sessions are not training or instructional, parks staff will guide people through lifeguard requirements and provide tips.
Knowing how much swimming and access to pools means to our staff and park visitors, our team took time to evaluate health and safety measures, activities occurring at selected pool locations, and challenges with fully staffing pools alongside other summer job needs. We are forging ahead to hire hardworking seasonal staff while delivering quality services at our pools, in day camps, and in park spaces around the city.
This summer, Bethel Park, Brookside Park, Frederick Douglass Park, Garfield Park, Gustafson Park, Indy Island, Krannert Park (outdoor pool), Northwestway Park, Riverside Park, and Thatcher Park will open their pools.
Swim lessons, lap swim, and aquatic programs will be available at open pools. Additionally, Indy Parks is bringing back its popular swim team program and competitions at designated park locations.
Stay tuned for updates on our summer concert and movie series and ways you and your family can explore Indy Parks now and throughout the year.