The City of Portage will begin accepting applications in February for our seasonal park maintenance positions for the spring and summer of 2022. Positions are 32-40 hours per week with lawn mowing operations being the primary responsibility. General park maintenance duties also included. A link for a complete job description is below. Applications are being accepted until positions are filled. 
The Youth Recreation Staff position is responsible for supervising participants, as well as organizing and leading various youth sports and recreation activities. All Youth Recreation Staff must be able to promote fair play, teamwork, and encourage all participants. They must also maintain rules and safety standards at all times.  Applicants must be at least 14 years old.  Starting pay is $8.00 per hour, depending on qualifications.  10-25 hours per week, Monday - Friday, some weekend and evening hours required as needed. Applications are accepted year-round, however the amount of programs that we are offering at that time will determine the amount of staff we hire. For summer recreation jobs, we recommend submitting applications by March.


The Portage Parks and Recreation Department is looking to hire lifeguards for the Portage Community Pool and Silver Lake Beach.  Lifeguard certification or the ability to obtain is required, must be 15 years old or older. Pay rate begins at $9.75/hour
Interested applicants can contact our office for more info 608-742-2178 OR click on the application link below and bring it to the Park and Rec office.
Annual Lifeguard Training Courses will be offered through the Park & Rec department as needed. Participants who pass this course will have the opportunity to work as a Lifeguard by the Portage Park & Rec department following the course.
Applications can be dropped off at the Park & Rec Office (701 W. Slifer St) or emailed to Mike Percy at mike.percy@portagewi.gov