Lifeguards and Playground Leaders Needed for Summer Recreation Programs

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 Lifeguards and Playground Leaders, the Recreation Program is also seeking a responsible individual to assume the roles of Playground Supervisor and a responsible individual to assume the role of Beach Master. The Playground 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.  The Beach Master assists in the management and control of supervised bathing areas in addition to assuming responsibility for the efficient guarding of all persons using the swimming area.

All positions will begin in early July.  Interested applicants for either position must submit their application as part of the new system online at ; paper applications will no longer be accepted.  Those that do not have access to the internet can go to the Berkshire Athenaeum.  The Athenaeum provides free access to the internet and has several computers for public use. Berkshire Works Career Center, located at 160 North Street, also has computers available for public use.

For more information please call Becky Manship, Recreation Activities Coordinator at 499-9370.