Employment Opportunities

2019-20 Internships

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  • To apply, email your resume and cover letter to our director, Brett Geertsma, at bgeertsm@zps.org
  • Possible Internships: Director OR Aquatics & Fitness Coordinator 
  • Appropriate Majors: Recreation & Leisure, Exercise Science, Sport Management, Business, Business Management/Administration, Education Leadership, etc. 
  • Compensation: $100 – $1,000 stipend (depends on hours)

 

Group Fitness Instructor(s) 

  • Option #1: A fitness instructor is needed to lead a Tue 10:30am Cardio & Strength class
  • Option #2: We are also open to other classes, days and times you may be interested in teaching
  • Pay Rate: $25-$32 p/class (depends on certifications + experience)
  • Requirements: Current group fitness certification OR personal training certificate | CPR/AED/FA Certification | Knowledge of physiology, exercise technique, and body mechanics 
  • Interested? Send resume to our Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator, Kris Ferry, at kferry@zps.org or (616) 748-3229

 

Personal Trainer(s) 

  • Ages: Adults
  • Schedule: We are looking for a personal trainer to work early mornings, evenings, and Saturdays
  • Pay Rate: Negotiable based on experience 
  • Requirements: Current personal training certificate | CPR/AED/FA Certification | Knowledge of physiology, exercise technique, and body mechanics 
  • Interested? Send resume to our Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator, Kris Ferry, at kferry@zps.org or (616) 748-3229

 

Lifeguards

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  • Pay Rate: $10.84 – $11.72 p/hour (depends on experience)
  • Age: 15 yr olds – Adults
  • Schedule: Seeking staff for all shifts Mon – Sat (early mornings, days, evenings) | Schedule is flexible
  • Requirements: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (or equivalent) | Certifications are preferred, but we can help you attain your certification if not currently held 
  • Interested? Contact our Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator, Kris Ferry, at kferry@zps.org or (616) 748-3229

 

Swim Lessons Instructors (WSI)

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  • Pay Rate: $11.47 – $12.90 p/hour (depends on experience)
  • Age: 16 yr olds – Adults
  • Schedule: Currently seeking staff for all shifts Mon – Sat (early mornings, days, evenings) | Schedule is flexible
  • Requirements: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (or equivalent) | Certifications are preferred, but we can help you attain your certification in not currently held
  • Interested? Contact our Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator, Kris Ferry, at kferry@zps.org or (616)-748-3229

 

Little League Baseball & Softball Umpires

  • Ages: 12 yr olds - Adults
  • Dates: Apr 20 - Jul 20
  • Game Days: Monday - Saturday
  • Times: Mon-Fri games times range from 5pm-8pm | Sat games range from 9am-1pm (games last around 2 hrs each)
  • Both home plate and field umpires are needed
  • Pay Rate: $14-$36 p/game (depending on age, certified, non certified, etc.)
  • Umpire resource guide, equipment and training is provided
  • Register to Umpire Here: Sign Up at ZeelandLittleLeague.com
  • For more information: www.ZeelandLittleLeague.com 
  • Desired Candidates: Knowledge of the game of baseball/softball (training will be provided upon hiring) | Love for kids | Dependable
  • Questions? Email our Little League President, Brandon LaRosa: zllpresident@gmail.com

 

Youth Soccer Officials

*Saturdays in Sept & Oct

  • Preferences: Previous soccer experience | Dependable | Love kids
  • Dates: Saturdays | Sept – Oct 
  • Time: 8am – 12pm (roughly)
  • 13-17 yr olds (non-MHSAA certified): $10 p/hour
  • 13-17 yr olds (MHSAA certified): $13 p/hour
  • 18 yr olds + (non-MHSAA certified): $13 p/hour
  • 18 yr olds + (MHSAA certified): $15 p/hour
  • Get certified here.
  • Interested? Contact Kelli Koss, at kkoss@zps.org or 616.748.3232. To establish a complete pre-employment file form here: Seasonal Contractual Employment Application

 

Youth Football Game Crew

*Saturdays in Sept & Oct

  • Preferences: Previous football experience | Dependable | Love kids
  • Dates: Saturdays | Sept – Oct
  • Game Times: 8:30am – 1pm
  • Officials (non-MHSAA certified): $21 p/game
  • Officials (MHSAA certified): $25 p/game
  • Chain Gang: $10 p/game
  • Scoreboard Controller: $10 p/game
  • Get certified here.
  • Interested? Contact Kelli Koss, at kkoss@zps.org or 616.748.3232. To establish a complete pre-employment file form here: Seasonal Contractual Employment Application

 

Youth Basketball Officials & Gameday Staff

  • Preferences: Previous basketball experience | Dependable | Love kids
  • Dates: Saturdays in January & February
  • Time: 8:30am – 12pm (roughly)
  • Adult Officials for 5th-6th Grade Lakeshore League: $20 p/game
  • Adult Officials for 3rd-4th Grade League: $15 p/game
  • Youth Officials for 5th-6th Grade Lakeshore League: $12 p/game
  • Adult Officials for 3rd-4th Grade League: $10 p/game
  • Scorekeepers: $10 per game
  • Interested? Contact Kelli Koss, at kkoss@zps.org or 616.748.3232. To establish a complete pre-employment file form here: Seasonal Contractual Employment Application

 

Adult Sports League Officials & Umpires

  • Ages: Adults
  • Softball Umpires: May - July and Sept - Oct ($18-$20 p/game)
  • Basketball Officials: Nov - Feb ($22 p/game)
  • Interested? Contact Brett Geertsma at 616-748-3231 or bgeertsm@zps.org

 

Substitute Adult Fitness Instructors

  • Zeeland Recreation is looking for experienced and energetic substitute fitness professionals to teach high-quality group fitness classes (e.g., aerobics, spinning, strength training, yoga, Zumba, aquatics) at all ability levels. Instructors must be able to work early mornings, evenings and Saturdays. Substitute pay rate is $25 per class. Interested individuals should send their resume to Kris Ferry at kferry@zps.org