Employment Opportunities

YOUTH CHEER COACH

  • Pay: $500 Stipend
  • Age Levels: 3rd-6th Graders
  • Practices: Thursdays | Aug 20-Oct 15 | 3rd-4th Gr: 6pm-7pm | 5th-6th Gr: 7pm-8pm
  • Football Games: Saturday Mornings | Sept 12-Oct 17
  • Requirements: Ages 17+ | Previous cheer experience | Safe stunting/tumbling knowledge | Effective communication skills | Previous coaching/teaching experience  preferred
  • Questions? Contact Corrie McKiernan at cmckiern@zps.org or (616) 748-3240
  • How to Apply: Send resume to Corrie McKiernan at cmckiern@zps.org or (616)748-3240
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

MOTOR MOVEMENT INSTRUCTOR

  • Description: Motor Movement is a class that develops motor development skills for 3-5 yr olds 
  • Pay: $20 p/hour
  • Age Levels: 3-5 yr olds
  • Dates: Various 6-Week Sessions on Monday Mornings Throughout School Year | Options to Add Summer Classes
  • Requirements: Ages 18+ | Previous experience working with children | Ability to create engaging weekly lessons for 3-5 yr olds | Strong communication skills
  • Questions? Contact Corrie McKiernan at cmckiern@zps.org or (616) 748-3240
  • How to Apply: Send resume to Corrie McKiernan at cmckiern@zps.org or (616)748-3240
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

LEAD GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTOR

  • Pay Rate: $20 p/hr 
  • Requirements: Ages 18+ | Gymnastics experience | Understanding of spotting for bars, beams, vaults and floor work | Previous experience working with children | Ability to lead team of gymnastics assistants
  • Sept-May: Saturday Mornings | Periodic 6-Week Sessions Throughout School Year  
  • June-Aug:  Three 2-week Sessions | One Each Month (June, July, Aug) | Mon-Thur
  • Questions? Contact Corrie McKiernan at cmckiern@zps.org or (616) 748-3240
  • How to Apply: Send resume to Corrie McKiernan at cmckiern@zps.org or (616)748-3240
  • Application Deadline: July 31, 2020

Group Fitness Instructor(s) 

  • Pay Rate: $25-$32 p/class (depends on certifications + experience)
  • Requirements: 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, Kristine Ferry, at kferry@zps.org or (616) 748-3229

Personal Trainer(s) 

  • 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

DAYTIME Lifeguards

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  • Pay Rate: $10.95 – $11.84 p/hour (depends on experience)
  • Age: 15 yr olds – Adults
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday from 5:00am-2:30pm. 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 
  • Other qualifications: Energetic, outgoing, mature, responsible, enjoy working with people of all ages, strong communication skills, competitive swim experience is a plus (but not necessary)
  • Interested? Contact our Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator, Kris Ferry, at kferry@zps.org or (616) 748-3229

daytime Swim Lessons Instructors (WSI)

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  • Pay Rate: $11.58 – $13.10 p/hour (depends on experience)
  • Age: 16 yr olds – Adults
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday from 5:00am-2:30pm. Schedule is flexible. 
  • Requirements: American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification (or equivalent) | Certifications are preferred, but we can help attain certification if not held
  • Other qualifications: Energetic, outgoing, mature, responsible, enjoy working with people of all ages, strong communication skills, competitive swim experience is a plus (but not necessary)
  • Interested? Contact our Fitness & Aquatics Coordinator, Kris Ferry, at kferry@zps.org or (616)-748-3229

2020-21 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 Coordinator 
  • Appropriate Majors: Recreation & Leisure, Exercise Science, Sport Management, Business, Business Management/Administration, Education Leadership, etc. 
  • No compensation

Little League Baseball & Softball Umpires

  • Ages: 12 yr olds - Adults
  • Dates: April - July
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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