Employment

Current Open Positions

Summer Internships

  • Internship Details
  • Internships: Director OR Leisure Coordinator OR Youth Sports Coordinator
  • Majors/Minors: Recreation, Sports Management, Business, Administration, Education Leadership, etc. 
  • Application Deadline: Fri, Dec 21, 2018
  • Interviews: January, 2019
  • Compensation: $100 – $1,000 stipend (depends on hours)
  • Interested? Email your resume and cover letter to our director, Brett Geertsma, at bgeertsm@zps.org.

 

Youth Basketball League 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 our youth sports coordinator, Kelli Koss, at kkoss@zps.org or 616.748.3232. To establish a complete pre-employment file form here: Seasonal Contractual Employment Application. Your application will be retained in active status for one year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.

 

Group Fitness Instructors 

  • Pay Rate: $25-$32 per class (depends on experience and certifications)
  • Current Class Needs: Spin on Tue @ 6am | Boot Camp on Tue & Thur @ 9am | Subs: All Classes | Open to Other Class Time & Options
  • Preferences: One year of previous instruction preferred, but not required | High Energy | Passionate | Dependable | Deep care for the health and fitness of others | Strong ability to coach people in a positive, safe, and professional manner
  • 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

 

Swim Lessons Instructors (WSI)

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  • Pay Rate: $11.26 – $12.66 p/hour (depends on experience)
  • Age: 16 yr olds – Adults
  • Schedule: Currently seeking staff for all shifts Mon – Sat (early mornings, days, evenings) | Must be able to work Saturdays | Schedule is flexible
  • Desired Candidates: Responsible | Enjoys working with people of all ages | Competitive swim experience is a plus, but not necessary
  • 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

 

Lifeguards

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  • Pay Rate: $10.64 – $11.51 p/hour (depends on experience)
  • Age: 15 yr olds – Adults
  • Schedule: Seeking staff for all shifts Mon – Sat (early mornings, days, evenings) | Must be able to work Saturdays | Schedule is flexible
  • Desired Candidates: Responsible | Enjoy working with people of all ages | Competitive swim experience is a plus, but not necessary
  • 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

 

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 individuals should contact our youth sports coordinator, Kelli Koss, at kkoss@zps.org or 616.748.3232. To establish a complete pre-employment file form here: Seasonal Contractual Employment Application. Your application will be retained in active status for one year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.

 

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 individuals should contact our youth sports coordinator, Kelli Koss, at kkoss@zps.org or 616.748.3232. To establish a complete pre-employment file form here: Seasonal Contractual Employment Application. Your application will be retained in active status for one year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.

 

Little League Baseball & Softball Umpires

  • Pay Rate: $14 – $36 per game depending on age, level, certifications (certifications not required)
  • Age: 8th Graders – Adults (Retirees too!)
  • Game Dates: Apr 28 – July 13 | Typically 6pm games on Mon – Fri and 9am – 4pm games on Sat
  • Desired Candidates: Knowledge of the game of baseball/softball (training will be provided upon hiring) | Love for kids | Dependable
  • Interested? Contact our youth sports coordinator, Kelli Koss, at kkoss@zps.org or (616) 748-3232
  • Interested individuals should establish a complete pre-employment file form here: Seasonal Contractual Employment Application. Your application will be retained in active status for one year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.
  • 13 – 17 yr olds:

    • Field Umpire (13-17 yr olds): $12 – $19 p/game (depends on age level you umpire)
    • Home Plate Umpire (13-17 yr olds): $16 – $23 p/game (depends on age level you umpire)
  • 18 yr olds +:
    • Field Umpire (MHSAA certified): $17 – $28 p/game (depends on age level you umpire)
    • Home Plate Umpire (MHSAA certified): $27 – $36 p/game (depends on age level you umpire)
    • Field Umpire (not MHSAA certified): $14 – $20 p/game (depends on age level you umpire)
    • Home Plate Umpire (not MHSAA certified): $20 – $30 p/game (depends on age level you umpire)

 

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
  • Qualifications:
    • At least 1 year of group exercise teaching experience preferred
    • Current personal training, group fitness and/or specialization certification
    • Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification