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 and duties include general park maintenance and clean up, mowing, ballfield maintenance, and trash pickup. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Applications are being accepted until positions are filled. Starting pay is $12.25/hour
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 $9.00-$10.00 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 number 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 Rusch Community Pool and Silver Lake Beach. Lifeguard certification or the ability to obtain is required, must be 15 years old or older. The pay rate for lifeguards begins at $10.25/hour.
Interested applicants can contact our office for more info at 608-742-2178, email Mike (mike.percy@portagewi.gov), or complete an application (link below) and return it to our office.
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 for the Portage Park & Rec department following the course.
The Portage Parks and Recreation Department is seeking individuals to help teach Youth Swim Lessons at the Rusch Community Pool. Applicants must be at least 15 years old and have experience with swimming or working with youth. Swim Lesson Instructors DO NOT need to be Certified Lifeguards. This is a great part-time job for adults looking to earn some extra income! For more information, contact the Portage Park & Recreation Department at 608-742-2178
Applications can be dropped off at the Park & Rec Office (701 W. Slifer St) or emailed to Mike Percy at mike.percy@portagewi.gov