Parks & Recreation Jobs

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We're Hiring
The Coralville Parks and Recreation Department hires employees ages 15 and older for a variety of seasonal and year-round positions, and for a wide range of skills and experiences. EEO. Our team environment offers an opportunity to make a positive impact on our community!

Welcome
Welcome to the Coralville Parks and Recreation jobs information page! We are happy your search brought you here. We are certain we can find an employment opportunity that is just right for you. We offer:

  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive training
  • A range of hours per week
  • A variety of skills to enhance your resume and work experience portfolio

Whether you are looking for your first job, a second job with part-time hours, or something to do during retirement, consider Coralville Parks and Recreation. If you don’t see a job opportunity that seems like the perfect fit, please contact:

Amy Erickson, Recreation Superintendent
Ph: 319.248.1750
Email Amy Erickson

What is it like to work for Parks & Recreation?

"I love being a youth counselor because simply put, it's fun." -Ethan


"I've yet to 'work' for a day for the City... what I've done in the last four and a half years is help kids and adults grow as people and athletes." -Stephen


"Working at SPARK camp has always been one of the highlights of my year. I get to impact the lives of children while having a blast." -Emilee


"The atmosphere will make you stay, and the staff and players make it enjoyable." -Roger


"My time has been nothing short of rewarding! It made me realize I wanted a full-time career working with children. Each day has something new, so it doesn't feel like a job." -Kendall


Job Opportunities
Types of Jobs
Below is a sample of jobs. These are the types of jobs we look to fill seasonally or year-round. Information is subject to change. 

For a current list of posted positions, rate of pay, and application information, visit our current job postings.

Ways to Apply

  • Online: View the current job postings. Open the job posting that interests you. Click "Apply Online" (under "Tools") and follow the prompts to create a profile. Once your profile is created, the information you entered is saved and you can apply for jobs over and over (desktop computer is recommended).
  • Email: Download an application. Complete it. Save as a PDF. Email it to Amy Erickson: email Amy Erickson
  • Mail or in person: Download an application and print it, or pick up an application at Coralville Recreation Center, 1506 8th St., Coralville. Fill out the application. Return it by mail or in person to Coralville Recreation Center, 1506 8th St., Coralville, IA 52241.

For assistance, call Coralville Parks and Recreation at 319.248.1750.

Lifeguard

Aquatics: Lifeguard

Lifeguard (training opportunities!)
Part-time - $14.00/hour
10-40 hours per week
Winter, spring, summer, & fall
Lifeguarding is a great job for anyone who likes to swim and spend days at the pool. Minimum 10 hours a week preferred.

Interested in working as a lifeguard but don’t have the certification? We will provide the training necessary to obtain certification. Contact Amy Erickson for details.  

Maintain a clean and safe swimming environment, assist with daily pool activities, and provide good customer service. Weekdays and weekends. Must be at least 15 years old. Certification required: Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR-PR, and First Aid (we offer training to earn certification).

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Swim lessons

Aquatics: Swim Lesson Staff

Swim Lesson Staff
Part-time - $14.00/hour
15-20 hours per week
June-early August
Assist and/or lead swim lessons for all ages. Weekday mornings.

Must be at least 16 years old. Previous experience teaching swim lessons or swim team experience preferred.

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Swim Lessons

Aquatics: Water Safety Instructor

Water Safety Instructor
Part-time - $14.75/hour
15-20 hours per week
June-early August
Water safety instructors teach life-long swimming skills! 

Instruct and lead swim lessons for all ages, ranging from infants to adults. Weekday mornings. Must be at least 16 years old. Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification required.

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Aquatic Center

Aquatic Center Manager

Aquatic Center Manager
Part-time - $16.00/hour
35-40 hours per week
Late May-August
Help lead the team at the Coralville Community Aquatic Center!

Lead staff in maintaining a safe and clean facility for the public. Responsible for administrative tasks, maintenance, public relations, and staffing of the Aquatic Center. Weekdays and weekends. Must be at least 18 years old. Red Cross Lifeguard Training, CPR-PR, and First Aid required.

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Summer Camp kids

Before & After School Counselor

BASP (Before and After School Program) Youth Counselor
Part-time - $13.50/hour
10-20 hours a week
School year
BASP is Coralville's Before and After School Program. Do you have a desire to impact the lives of children?

Lead a variety of activities with school-age children during their out-of-school time. You will leave each shift feeling like a super hero with this unique work experience! We believe to play is to learn. Must be at least 18 years old.

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Shaved ice

Concessions/Cashier: Aquatics

Aquatics Concessions/Cashier
Part-time - $12.00/hour
10-25 hours per week
June-August
Concessions and front desk workers have good customer service skills, can accurately make changes, and help create a great experience at the pool.

Greet pool patrons at the front desk, and serve customers by selling food and drink at Coralville's outdoor pool. Must be at least 16 years old.

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Man with pizza popcorn hot dog

Concessions: Sports

Creekside Concessions
Youth Sports Park Concessions
Part-time - $12.00-12.50/hour
15-40 hours per week
April-October; nights & weekends
Concessions workers have good customer service skills, can accurately make change, and help create a great experience at sporting events.

Serve customers by selling pop, water, pizza, hotdogs, popcorn, and candy. Work evenings and some weekends. Must be at least 15 years old; Youth Sports Park location includes beer sales and must be at least 18 years old.

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Forks

Food Service

Server, Bartender, Beverage Cart, Line Cook
Part & Full-time - $8.50-$30.00/hour
23 hours/week minimum
Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Do you have strong leadership qualities? Do you have previous experience in food/beverage service or related fields?

Bunkers Bar & Grill offers both inside and outdoor food service areas. Available hours include early morning through evening opportunities. Expectations include working as a team and good cash management skills. Perks include food discounts and free golf!

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Brown Deer Golf Cart

Golf Cart Personnel

Golf Cart Staff
Part-time - $13.00/hour
Flexible Scheduling
Up to 40 hours per week
The outside staff at Brown Deer Golf Club help keep the course running smoothly!

Clean and wash golf carts. Safely operate golf carts. Keep outside area clean. Operate range picker and refill range bag supply. Valid driver's license required.

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Brown Deer Golf Course

Golf Course Maintenance

Golf Course Maintenance Worker
Part-time - up to $14.00/hour
Flexible Scheduling
Up to 40 hours per week
Are you energetic and self-driven? Can you work well on your own and among a team? This is also perfect for retirees looking to get outside a few hours a day.

Positions include fairway mowers, rough mowers, greens mowers, cup cutters, and various other maintenance tasks. Perks include an employee discount and free golf. High school or equivalent preferred. Valid driver's license required.

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Pro Shop

Golf Course Pro Shop

Golf Course Pro Shop
Part-time - $12.50/hour
Flexible Scheduling
Up to 40 hours per week

The Pro Shop is the first point of contact for golf customers. This job is a good fit if you have excellent customer service skills, can multi-task, and have a general understanding of golf course operations.

Ring up customers, sell golf merchandise, reserve tee times, restock merchandise and supplies. Good written and oral communication required. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must be at least 18 years old.

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Park bench flowers

Parks Maintenance

Seasonal Parks Maintenance
Part-time - $13.00/hour
25-40 hours a week
This is a great opportunity for someone who loves working outdoors and takes pride in helping Coralville shine.

Our horticulture team maintains city flower beds, streetscape flower pots, and community gardens. Our athletic fields team preps, maintains, and repairs ball fields, with some weekend hours available. Our parks grounds team mows and trims parks and city property, maintains mowers, repairs turf, and does spring and fall cleanup.  

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foosball

Recreation Associate

Recreation Associate
Part-time - $12.00/hour
15-25 hours a week
Year round
A recreation associate is at the heart of helping the public at the Coralville Recreation Center!

Supervise patrons, provide excellent customer service, answer phones, light cleaning, light clerical work. One year part-time experience in recreation preferred; experience working with and around middle school students; general knowledge of sports and recreation.

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Sand volleyball

Sports: Sand Volleyball Supervisor

Sand Volleyball Supervisor
Part-time - $15.50/hour
Six hours per week
Late April-early September
Ace! Supervise sand volleyball league, answer participant questions, record scores, and help with weather related cancellations. Must be at least 18 years old.

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youth soccer

Sports: Soccer Supervisor

Tiny Tot Soccer Supervisor
Part-time - $15.50/hour
8-10 hours per week
Supervise youth soccer program, answer parents' questions, assist coaches, fill in as needed. Weeknights. Must be at least 18 years old.

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Creekside Ballpark

Sports Site Manager: Creekside

Creekside Site Manager
Part-time - $15.50/hour
15-40 hours per week
April-October
If you have an interest in sports, are task-oriented, have good organization and communication skills, and are able to work evenings and some weekends, managing Creekside Ballpark is for you!

Supervise umpires and league play. Responsible for inventory and nightly deposits. Manage the concession stand. Check fields for playability and oversee staff. Help with decisions on weather and cancellations. Must be at least 18 years old.

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Youth-Sports-Park

Sports Site Manager: YSP

Sports Site Manager (Youth Sports Park)
Part-time - $15.50/hour
15-40 hours per week
April-October
If you have an interest in youth sports, are task-oriented, have good organization and communication skills, and are able to work evenings and some weekends, managing the Coralville Youth Sports Park is for you!

Manage the concession stand. Check fields for playability and oversee staff and programming at the park. Help with decisions on weather and cancellations. Must be at least 18 years old.

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Summer Camp kids

Summer Day Camp Counselor

SPARK Day Camp Youth Counselor
Part-time - $13.50/hour
20-40 hours a week
Late May-mid August
SPARK is Coralville's Summer Parks and Rec Kids day camp. Do you have a desire to impact the lives of school-age children?

Lead activities and supervise children, ages 6-12, at day camp. This action-packed position requires patience, understanding, energy, and leadership. Must be at least 18 years old.

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Adult softball umpire

Umpire: Adult Softball

Adult Softball League Umpire
Part-time - $21.00/game

Late April-October
Take me out to the ball game! Help maintain the standards of play at the Creekside Softball Complex.

Umpire adult softball games (four games a night) on weeknights. USA umpire certification preferred but not required. Must be at least 18 years old

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Youth Softball YSP

Umpire: Youth Softball

Youth Softball League Umpire
Part-time - $42.00/game

April-June

Take me out to the ball game! Help maintain standards of play for the youth softball leagues at Coralville Youth Sports Park.

Umpire youth softball league games (games are 1.5 hours) on weeknights. USA umpire certification preferred but not required. Must be at least 16 years old.

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