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City of Racine, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department
Under the direction of the Lifeguard Supervisor, the position is responsible for maintaining safety and security at City of Racine's North Beach and Zoo Beach. Lifeguard certification and the successful passing of PRCS qualification testing is required. Expected work hours: Sunday through Saturday; 10 am - 6 pm (2 days off per week/average 40 hours per week) from the first weekend in June through the Labor Day weekend.
If you are interested in submitting an application or need information, please contact Duncan Cortez at (262) 636-9568; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Build your future resumé with a positive and rewarding growth experience as a playground leader. Under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor, the position is responsible for implementing a weekly recreation program and creating a safe learning environment for children 4 years old through 8th grade. Expected work hours: Leaders for the Registered Playground Program work Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 5 pm (1 hr break), & Fridays, 9 am - 12 pm; Leaders for the Non-Registered (drop-in) Playground Program work Monday - Thursday, 11 am - 5 pm, and Friday, 9 am - 12 pm. Length of employment is June - August (with a possible option to return seasonally).
Graduating high school seniors intending to enroll in college on a full-time basis and college students who intend to continue on a full-time under-graduate basis in the fall of 2019 are eligible to apply. Applications for the 2019 season are currently closed. Please visit the City of Racine Job Opportunities & online application website in December 2019 to be submit an application and to be considered for the 2020 season.
Under the direction of the Parks Superintendent, the position is responsible for performing manual labor of various kinds and operating equipment for general park maintenance. It calls for physical strength and endurance. Expected work hours: Monday - Friday, 7 am - 3 pm (40 hours per week). Length of employment is June - September. Graduating high school seniors intending to enroll in college on a full-time basis and college students who intend to continue on a full-time under-graduate basis in the fall eligible to apply.
Applications for the 2019 season are currently closed. Please visit the City of Racine Job Opportunities & online application website in December 2019 to be submit an application and to be considered for the 2020 season.
Main Gallery, a summer employment program developed by Racine Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department, is designed for young people ages 14 to 19 who are interested in the arts. Young artists work with practicing artists, learning new skills and techniques, while getting paid and obtaining job experience. There is no cost and all supplies are provided. There are a limited number of openings as funding for the program is dependent on donations from sponsors. Past programs have included furniture painting, photography, sculpture, theater, mural painting, bus painting and jewelry design.
DUE TO COVID-19: Application for the 2020 season is completed.
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For more information, contact Jason Mars at email@example.com or (262)636-9454. Main Gallery is partially funded by The Racine Community Foundation.
If you are interested in officiating for adult softball games on Sunday-Friday evenings from May to August, you must attend the Softball Umpire Clinic. Clinics are held from 7-9 p.m. for three classes in March. To be considered for this position you must register to attend all three clinics. For more information, please contact Michelle Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org; (262) 636-9139.
If you are interested in officiating for adult volleyball matches on Monday-Thursday evenings from November to March, you must register to attend the Volleyball Official Clinic held in October. For more information contact Michelle Nelson at (262) 636-9139; email@example.com.
If you are interested in officiating for adult basketball games on Thursday evenings from the end of October to March you must register to attend the Basketball Official Clinic held in October. For more information contact Michelle Nelson at (262) 636-9139; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following part-time positions may be available to students and adults. Please email email@example.com for availability.
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Contact Racine County Workforce Development Center, 1717 Taylor Avenue; (262) 619-5627
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The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department mission: to preserve our parks and open spaces and provide essential recreational programs and cultural services in a safe, professional, and friendly manner.
The department manages parks totaling over 1,100 acres, 5 community centers, and many other facilities to provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities.
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department (PRCS)
City Hall Annex Building:
800 Center Street, Room 127
Racine, WI 53403
Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. (Open Lunch Hour)
Monday - Friday
262-636-9131 - PHONE
262-636-9277 - FAX
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Payment Information: PRCS accepts Visa and Master Card, cash, and checks for all registrations and program payments.
WPRA tickets may only be purchased with Visa or Mastercard, or a cash payment.
Our Activities & Sports Hotline is a recorded message regarding cancellations for softball, volleyball, and basketball. The hotline number is: 637-7678 and is accessible 24 hours. Other league information is available by joining our Facebook groups.
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