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Parks and Recreation

Posted on: March 13, 2019

Kickstart a Career with a Summer Job

Irving lifeguards stabilize a man on a board during training.

Spend the summer learning new skills, making new friends and making money! Calling all teenagers of legal age to work ?  get résumés ready, Irving Parks and Recreation is looking for seasonal summer employees.

Poolside for the Summer

Consider becoming a lifeguard. Students considering a career in the medical or emergency response sectors will have their First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications through lifeguarding. Certification classes are offered through the City of Irving; scholarships are available. Visit for details.

Work with Animals

Parks and Recreation needs part-time employees to work the Fritz Park Petting Farm. For nearly 50 years, the petting farm has given children of all ages the chance to learn and interact with different animals. Employees will feed and water animals, help keep areas clean and supervise visitors. The farm is home to chickens, cows, goats, horses, sheep, rabbits and even peacocks.

Help With Summer Camps, Events and Activities

There also are a few spots available at several of the city’s recreation centers, overseeing the summer camps. Candidates should have a willingness to work with children of all ages, be active and engage in the varied activities the summer camps offer.

Summer Jobs Offer Future Opportunities

For many of these teens and young adults, these jobs are their first steps into the workforce.

Before applying, prepare a résumé listing education, extracurricular activities, volunteer history, and if applicable, previous work experience. Qualifying candidates also may have to consent to a background check. Seasonal employment opportunities typically open in March. Visit to apply for a position.

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