Parks and Rec Department opens summer applications

Feb 2, 2023

Dartmouth Parks and Recreation is now accepting applications for summer employment.

Applications for employment for the 2023 summer season can be printed online from the town’s website under the Parks and Recreation link. 

The department hires about 50 seasonal employees for the summer season. Positions available include lifeguards, gate guards, laborers, concession staff and playground instructors.

The application is detailed and must be completed thoroughly in order for an interview to be scheduled. Those who have worked for the department in the past can download a condensed version of the application.

Employees must adhere to strict policies and procedures to ensure the quality of the staff and the safety of citizens and children using beach and playground facilities.

Interviews will be scheduled during after school hours on the week of May 1 for selected applicants. Applicants will not be made aware of their actual interview time until a week prior to the interview.

Those applicants selected for hire will be notified within two weeks from the interview date, and will be required to attend the mandatory orientation scheduled on June 5.

The final application deadline is March 31 for returning applicants and April 14 for new applicants.

Lifeguards are subject to a swim test, which is conducted at Round Hill Beach. It is mandatory for all lifeguards, and will be held on May 24. Final acceptance for hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of this test.

All summer hires must complete a CPR/AED certification course at their expense before starting work. A course will be set up through Parks and Recreation at a reduced cost to each hire.

For any questions, contact the Parks & Recreation office at (508) 910-1812.