Lifeguards and Playground Leaders needed for Summer Recreation Programs

Mayor Dan Bianchi and the Pittsfield Department of Community Development Recreation Program is seeking applicants for Lifeguarding positions at the public beach within Burbank Park as well as for Playground Leaders for the Summer Playground Program.

Candidates wishing to be considered for a Lifeguard position must be First Aid and CPR certified and possess a current Lifeguarding Certificate; possessing a Waterfront Skills Certificate is strongly recommended. Applicants must be available to work the 4th of July holiday and weekends through the end of August. The Summer Playground Program provides activities for children at several different parks throughout Pittsfield during the week.   Playground Leaders will create safe, supervised, and fun-filled environments with activities including sports, games, arts and crafts, and nature activities.  Applicants must be available to work for the duration of the program.

In addition to the Playground Leaders, the Recreation Program is also seeking a responsible individual to assume the role of Playground Supervisor. The Supervisor will aid in the planning, supervision, and operation of the summer playground program, as well as promote and maintain a safe environment for the leaders and program participants.

Both positions will begin the first week in July.  Interested applicants for either position must submit their application to the Personnel Department at City Hall, 70 Allen St. by April 14, 2014.  All candidates must be 16 years of age or older.  For more information please call Rebecca Tefft, Recreation Activities Coordinator at 499-9370.