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City jobs for 2022 summer season

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Bloomington Briefing Published January 31, 2022
Updated on January 31, 2022
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The City is looking for motivated people to fill a variety of seasonal jobs this summer. Staff will enjoy learning valuable life skills such as leadership, teamwork, customer service, communication and responsibility. Positions include:

Lifeguard—Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and be able to pass the American Red Cross lifeguarding prerequisites: swim 300 yards continuously, tread water for two minutes using only the legs and complete a timed event within
1 minute, 40 seconds. Lifeguards typically work a varied schedule including nights and weekends.

Admissions/concessions attendant—To assist with the daily operation of the Bloomington Family Aquatic Center, staff will work in the admissions or concession stand, answer phones, sell food and merchandise, provide customer service and maintain building cleanliness. Open to anyone 16 years or older.

Audio/visual technician—Set up and operate sound and lighting equipment for a wide variety of fun events and concerts taking place throughout the summer in Bloomington such as Summer Fete and Arts in the Parks. Minimum age to apply is
16 years old.

Youth program and inclusion coordinators, specialists, leads and instructors—Plan, organize and direct activities and experiences for children in a group setting while overseeing the general safety and development of the children under their supervision.  Staff should be available to work the entire summer season, Monday through Friday, from June to mid-August.

Adaptive Softball coordinator, leads, and instructors—Coach both youth and adult athletes with disabilities in softball by organizing skills practices, games, and encouraging social interaction. Program runs weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays from June to early August.

Seasonal groundskeeper—Assist with maintenance at Dwan Golf Course, including mowing, trimming, raking, edging, planting and pruning and miscellaneous course upkeep. Must be at least 16 years of age upon starting date of employment.

In 2021, several popular summer camps and programs were cancelled due to staffing shortfalls. The City needs to fill all of its seasonal positions to ensure that its 2022 youth programming takes place as planned. Visit or call 952-563-8877 for a complete listing of opportunities.