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200 Church Street, Suite 102, Burlington, VT 05401

Seasonal Positions

Waterfront: Security Guards, Gate Attendants, Campground Staff

RATE OF PAY: $10.10 – $15.83 Hourly
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Waterfront Security Guards, Waterfront Division. Pay Range: $12.00 – $14.00/hr.
This position is responsible for providing a high level of security service to Burlington’s Waterfront, including both marinas and campground, to ensure the safety of both patrons and property.  Full Weekly availability required shifts range from a start time 2000-2300 to end time of 0400 -0700 depending on location. If you are interested in the criminal justice field, this is a fantastic opportunity.  The successful candidate will understand the importance of public safety and possess strong customer service skills.
Gate Attendant, Waterfront Division. Pay Range: $10.10 – $12.00/hr.
The Gate Attendant ensures the proper operation of the daily gate house transactions. The attendant also provides a high level of customer service to visitors of our park system.  This position is integral to our Department’s success, as it provides the first impression to our wonderful Parks.  The successful candidate will be customer service oriented, self-motivated, have knowledge of computers, and eager to help our patrons.  Weekends and flexible hours are necessary. Locations include Perkins Pier, Oakledge and North Beach.
Campground and Beach Staff, Waterfront Division, North Beach Campground. Pay Range: $10.10 – $12.00/hr.
Multiple positions available including campground attendant, beach attendant and campground office.  Position responsibilities may include campground office registration, responsible for the daily operations and maintenance of North Beach and the Campground. Daily tasks include landscaping, maintenance, trash removal, facility cleaning, parking of cars and beach clearing.  In addition, this position requires great customer service skills and the eagerness to engage our campground and beach users in a helpful manner. If you are self-motivated, hardworking and interested in a summer job that keeps you outside all day, please apply.  Some weekend and evening shifts required. French speakers preferred.

Pro Shop Attendant at Leddy Arena

RATE OF PAY: $10.10 – $15.83 Hourly

This position is responsible for staffing the retail pro shop at the skating rink.  Tasks include sharpening skates, selling products utilizing point of sale system, answering inquiries from the public, cleaning pro shop and organizing product displays.  Weekend and evening hours required.

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Soccer Site Coordinator

RATE OF PAY: $13.00 – $15.83 Hourly

This is a seasonal position that requires availability on Sundays (8/27-10/15)

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Youth Football Program Director

RATE OF PAY: $13.00 – $15.83 Hourly

The program director will work in cooperation with the Athletics Program Supervisor in carrying out specific program activities at the site assigned.

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Essential Job Functions

  • Follow all departmental and rules and regulations.
  • Assist Athletics Supervisor to organize practices, clinics and banquet
  • Manage volunteer coaches and schedule officiating
  • Conduct sports-specific youth clinics
  • Organize transportation for program participants in 15 passenger mini bus
  • Issue and inventory all equipment
  • Attend league safety meetings and staff training as required.
  • Report all accidents occurring within jurisdiction to supervisor.
  • Administer proper First Aid as required.
  • Required to be on site 30 minutes before the program starts for set up and preparation.
  • Required to clean up at the end of the day.
  • Participate in seasonal employee evaluation process.
  • Report any problems with fields/courts, equipment, player behavior, parent behavior, or officials to Athletic Program Supervisor.
  • Communicate with Athletic Program Supervisor on all matters of policy.
  • Be accessible by phone and/or email.


O.N.E. Community Center Program Counselor

RATE OF PAY: $12.00 – $15.83 Hourly

Ready to mentor local youth 14-24 years old in a fun, caring environment? The new O.N.E. Youth Center, located at the old St. Joseph’s School in the Old North End, is hiring an engaging, fun Youth Center Assistant. The Assistant works with the Director and local youth to plan recreational and educational activities, staffs the center in the afternoon and evenings, and coordinates/ supervises field trips. We work with youth from various cultures and ethnicities from the greater Burlington area. See our application online. Questions can be directed to Mellisa Cain, O.N.E. Youth Center Director at mcain@burlingtonvt.gov.

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Essential Job Functions

  • Follow all departmental and state rules and regulations.
  • Responsible for oversight and security of Old North End (O.N.E.) Community Center spaces as needed.
  • Work with Site Director to create education and recreation programs to serve culturally diverse families.
  • Transport program participants in 10-14 passenger van.
  • Assist in the planning and instruction of on-site programming at the O.N.E. Community Center.
  • Program counselor may be asked to lead activities and lead specific groups of children.
  • Check area for safety hazards and report deficiencies to supervisor.
  • Attend staff meetings and staff trainings as required.
  • Report all accidents occurring within jurisdiction to supervisor.
  • Administer proper First Aid as required.
  • Required to be on site 30 minutes before the program starts for daily set-up and preparation.
  • Required to clean up at the end of the day.
  • Participate in the evaluation process.


Contract Jobs

Soccer Referees

RATE OF PAY: $11-13/hr depending on experience/certifications
POSITION STATUS: Seasonal/part-time, 4 hours per week (Sundays only.)

Must have soccer background/experience and be familiar with rules and regulations.  Also, must have a desire to work with children and demonstrate dependability, good communication skills and able to effectively enforce rules and code of conduct.  Age range is 5-13 for soccer league.

Jen Cotton – Athletic Program Supervisor
Office Number: (802)540-1089


Class Instructors at the new O.N.E. Community Center

RATE OF PAY: Negotiable

If you are interested in teaching or would like to propose a class at the new O.N.E Community Center at St. Joseph’s School, 20 Allen Street in Burlington, please contact Sarah Carter, via email or phone 802-316-1510.

Classes can be 1-2 hours any time from 9:00-4:00 Monday through Friday in 10-12 week sessions.  Classes start December 4th  2017.

We’re hoping to offer programs for any of these topics:

  • Basic Jewelry Making
  • Hand building in clay
  • Dance-Salsa/Ballroom/Tango/Swing/Multicultural
  • Guitar -Beginner
  • Sketching-Basic Drawing, Pen & ink
  • Languages-Spanish/ Italian/French/Chinese/German
  • Beginner Voice
  • Arts & Crafts-Seasonal Crafts
  • Fabric Arts
  • Rug Hooking
  • Magic
  • Basic Weaving/Basket weaving
  • Origami
  • Candle Making
  • Nature Crafts
  • Soap making
  • Carving
  • Photography
  • Knitting
  • Crocheting
  • Gardening
  • Flower arranging
  • Birding
  • Recycle art
  • Bridge/ Mahjong
  • Quilting
  • Canning
  • Sewing
  • Mosaics
  • Murals
  • Scrap booking
  • History of Burlington and Vermont
  • Book club
  • Acting/ Theatre
  • Storytelling
  • Multicultural Art
  • Outdoor Activities-Hiking/Camping/Fishing/Kayaking
  • Multicultural cooking

Permanent Full Time Positions

Director of Parks and Recreation

SALARY: $79,913.60 to $89,980.80 Annually
POSITION STATUS: Regular Full time, Exempt, NonUnion

This position is responsible for providing high-level managerial leadership, administrative and financial direction, as well as directing the planning, development and operation of City-wide parks, recreation, waterfront and cemetery and arboriculture services programs and City facilities.  Work involves analyzing program effectiveness, managing, planning and supervising the traditional recreation programs to include, but not limited to special events, youth development and senior programs.  This position is a political appointment and the person filling this position serves at the pleasure of and reports directly to the Mayor.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Administer City’s parks, recreation, harbor, cemetery, and arboriculture programs and facility maintenance staff.
  • Prepare and administer department’s annual budget; monitor all department expenditures, prepare budget amendments as needed.
  • Prepare and evaluate Master and Strategic Plans combining staff, public and administration input into Department direction.
  • In conjunction with the Mayor and Commissions, define department goals and allocate resources as needed to accomplish them.
  • Manage department staff including the hiring, training, promotion, discipline, work rule establishment and the development of department morale.  Perform field inspections to monitor performance, taking corrective actions as necessary.
  • Allocate personnel to department functions as needed to carryout Department goals.
  • Administer union contract; hear and adjudicate grievances.
  • Evaluate fee schedules and recommend adjustments as needed.
  • Negotiate contracts, manage, and monitor lease compliance for concessions operating within City Parks/harbor; initiate corrective actions as necessary.
  • Solicit and administer state and federal grants for park development, penny for parks program, manpower development, student work study projects and recreation programs.
  • Monitor performance of appraisers, attorneys, architects, engineers and contractors retained to meet development objectives.
  • Supervise preparation of bid documents; recommend contract awards and conduct field investigations to insure construction projects meet contract standards.
  • Solicit private businesses to support Department programs and facilities.
  • Serve as Ex-Officio Board Member for Parks Foundation of Burlington providing advice and support for private philanthropy initiatives.
  • Advise Mayor and Commissioners of important public issues and seek their advice on major policy matters.
  • Forecast burial trends, cemetery life expectancy and changes to cemetery design and development.
  • Coordinate work efforts with other departments, including coordinating with the Burlington School District on various partnerships and programs.
  • Participate in review of construction and planning documents (public and private) in coordination with Planning and Zoning to insure compliance with City’s open space ordinances.
  • Ensure that tree inspections, maintenance, and planting occur in accordance with the approved Urban Forestry Management Plan.
  • Prepare agenda packets, attend meetings and make recommendations on policy issues to the Board of Parks & Recreation, Harbor and Cemetery Commissioners.
  • Issue permits for private or public uses of City parks.
  • Supervise Harbormaster for the Burlington Harbor; oversee lease and assign berthing spaces and anchorage.
  • Ensure compliance with ACT 250 and overseeing all major events and festivals on the Waterfront.
  • Maintain positive public relations by providing information to the public and by responding to public comments.  Act as the department spokesman to the media.
  • Formulate, recommend and enforce rules and regulations for the control, safety and convenience of park users and cemetery operations.

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