Employment Opportunities

View current job openings with Human Resources.

Lansing Parks and Recreation provides part time and seasonal employment throughout the year. We employ lifeguards, score keepers and umpires, activity leaders and coordinators. In addition, you can develop a class and be an independent contractor. Employment is found with our community centers, nature center, historical site, golf, aquatics, special events, special recreation and day camps. Keep in mind that our highest employment is in the summer when we offer more day camp programs. If you have questions related to employment with Lansing Parks & Recreation Department please call the Human Resources Department at 517-483-4004, or view the current jobs posting page.

Summer Employment Opportunities (Ages 16 & Up)

The City of Lansing Parks and Recreation will begin accepting applications for summer employment for Kids Camp, Pools and Aquatics, and Sports in March. Lifeguards, swim instructors and aqua exercise positions will require current certification. Interviews will begin in April; hiring will take place in early to mid-May and training occurs in May and June. Most positions run through mid-to -late August. The Majority of positions are for those ages 18 and older, although a few positions can be filled by high school age students.

If you have any questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 517-483-4004, or view the current jobs posting page. You will find positions available and instructions on when and how to apply.

Internship Opportunities

Internships are available for General Recreation services. Each setting will provide you with a unique experience for the completion of your education. In addition to the internships, students have completed volunteer hours, work study hours and independent studies with supervision by a full time employee. Each student sets this up with the department of study and the direct supervisor for oversight at the particular Community Center of choice.

Exciting programs and events are scheduled throughout the year. You will be responsible for completing your requirements for your University.  The General Recreation student will assist throughout our programs. You will help at the community centers with programs and events. You will learn administrative tasks, community center operation's, special events and programming.

For information please call Emily Stevens (Leisure Services Manager) at 517-483-6074, or email.