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News: SPR Seasonal Job Openings

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Saco Parks & Recreation Seasonal Job Opportunities
Thank you for your interest in seasonal employment opportunities with the Saco Parks and Recreation Department!  This page includes an overview of available positions, a link to the seasonal employment online application, instructions, and contact info for employment questions.  

Application Process: Current openings by season are noted below with application deadlines. 

Application Instructions:

Saco Parks and Recreation is a municipal department of the City of Saco and now offers an online application process for seasonal employment opportunities.  To learn more and apply today, please follow this link:
Click here for the City of Saco's Online Application

If you have any questions about employment opportunities with SPR, please email us at:

Current Job Openings and Seasonal Application Information

School Year 2023-2024:
We will start accepting applications for school year '23-'24 programs in July 2023, and ongoing throughout the school year as positions are needed. 
This includes opportunities for after school counselors and leaders.  Eligible candidates must have at least complete their freshman year of high school.   

Application Process and School Year Program Information:
Programs are offered Monday-Friday for after school services and full day options on holidays, vacation weeks, or professional development days for educators.  We follow the elementary school calendar, and our priority schedule is for candidates with availability starting at 1:45pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and at 12:45pm on Wednesdays.   

Seasonal Recreation Employees during the school year may work in After School programs and/or Fall, Winter & Spring Programs including youth sports and special events. Applicants must have already completed their freshman year of high school and have a flexible availability including after school, some evenings and some weekends.  To apply, follow the City of Saco online application process.

Summer Programs: Camps and Twin City Theater Academy

Seasonal Recreation Update 5/8/23:
we have completed the hiring process for summer camp and Twin City Theater Academy for 2023. Candidates may still submit applications but additional interviews will only be conducted if an opening occurs or camp enrollment exceeds our expectations. If you are interested in being considered for future opportunities with our department, we will start hiring for the school year in July/early August. Thank you for your interest!
Overview of hiring timeline for summer 2023:
Summer applications will be accepted starting March 1st, 2023, with interviews scheduled during April vacation to fill vacancies as needed in our K-8 Summer Camps and Twin City Theater Academy. Eligibility requirements for candidates are noted in the City of Saco online application for our department. 

Seasonal Parks
Spring-Fall Seasonal Help. Please email to inquire about current seasonal parks positions.

Seasonal Lifeguards
Summer 2023:
Must be lifeguard certified or ability to be certified by June 15, 2023 - SPR is willing to reimburse for certification.  Applicants must be age 16 or older.  Lifeguard applications can be submitted starting in March 2023. Hourly rates of pay typically vary between $15-$18/hour, depending on experience and role. 

Questions about positions?
Inquiries about applications & interviews: