Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

YOUTH WRESTLING HEAD COACH (k-5th gr)

18 Yr Olds+

Zeeland Rec is looking for a new head youth wresting coach! Come join our team!

  • Learn More About Our Wrestling Program Here
  • Apply by Oct 9: Send cover letter + resume to Chris Griffin, Youth Sports Coordinator, at cgriffin@zps.org
  • Questions? Contact Chris Griffin, Youth Sports Coordinator, at cgriffin@zps.org or 616.748.3226
  • Dates: Dec 6-Jan 26 (Skip Dec 27, 29, Jan 3, 5)
  • Practices: Tue & Thur | 6pm-8pm
  • Tournaments: 2-3 weekend tournaments
  • Stipend: $1,500

YOUTH VOLLEYBALL GAME DAY STAFF

13 Yr Olds-Adults

Zeeland Rec is looking for scorebook staff, scoreboard controllers and line judges for our upcoming Youth Volleyball Leagues! 

  • Apply Here
  • Questions? Contact Chris Griffin, Youth Sports Coordinator, at cgriffin@zps.org or 616.748.3226
  • Dates: Saturday AM | Nov 5-Dec 10
  • Scorebook: $10 Per Game (2 Games) | Saturday AM
  • Scoreboard Controller: $10 Per Game (2 Games) | Saturday AM
  • Line Judges: $10 Per Game (2 Games) | Saturday AM

youth volleyball site supervisors

Zeeland Rec is looking for site supervisors to help manage our home youth volleyball games for our 5th-6th grade Lakeshore Volleyball League this Fall!

  • Apply: Contact Chris Griffin at cgriffin@zps.org or 616.748.3226
  • Qualifications: Previous volleyball experience | Experience setting up volleyball nets is preferred | Dependable | Loves kids
  • Dates: Saturday Mornings | Nov 5-Dec 10
  • Game Times: 9am-12pm (roughly)
  • Job Description: Set up nets/equipment, manage game day staff, put away nets/equipment after games are done
  • Pay: $12-17 p/hour (depends on experience level)

aquatics instructor aide

13 Yr Olds-Adults

Zeeland Recreation is seeking responsible 13 yr olds+ to work under the direct supervision of our Swim Lessons Instructors. Instructor aides are not certified instructors and will not replace a certified instructor. Rather, they will provide additional attention and supervision to participants during swim lessons. After training is provided, candidates should be able to demonstrate the skills being taught, assist participants under the direction of the Water Safety instructor, recognize unsafe conditions/behaviors and respond either by addressing or reporting situations to the Water Safety instructor, Lifeguard or Supervisor on-duty. Come join our team!

  • Apply: Email or Call Kristine Ferry, Aquatics Coordinator (kferry@zps.org | 616-748-3229)
  • Hours Per Week: 6-9
  • Three Shifts Per Week: Mon + Wed Evenings | Saturday Mornings
  • Starting Wage: $12.12 Per/Hour

DAYTIME AQUATICS STAFF

16 Yr Olds-Adults

This is the perfect job for a college student or adult looking for a side job! This role fills a combination of roles, including lifeguarding, teaching of swim lessons and any other assigned duties. 

  • Apply Here
  • Pay Rate: $13.00-$14.19 p/hr (depends on yrs of experience)
  • Hours Per Week: 15-20 Per Week
  • Shifts: Mon-Fri | 5:00am-2:30pm | 2-3 Shifts Per Week
  • Qualifications: Energetic | Responsible | Effective communicator | Competitive swim experience is a plus, but not necessary | Lifeguard or WSI certifications preferred. However, Zeeland Rec will help you attain your certification(s) if not currently held

Lifeguards

15 Yr Olds-Adults

This is the perfect job for a high school student, college student, or adult looking for a side job! 

  • Apply Here
  • Pay Rate: $12.12-$14.19 p/hr (depends on yrs of experience)
  • Shifts: Mon-Sat | Times Vary | Schedule is Flexible
  • Qualifications: Energetic | Responsible | Effective communicator | Competitive swim experience is a plus, but not necessary | Lifeguard or WSI certifications preferred. However, Zeeland Rec will help you attain your certification(s) if not currently held

ASSISTANT GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTORS

14 Yr Olds-Adults

We're looking for assistant instructors for our 3-14 yr olds gymnastics program! It's the perfect side-job for a HS/College student or adult!

  • Apply: Email Corrie Hilt, Leisure Coordinator, at cmckiern@zps.org
  • Sept-May: Saturdays mornings | 8am-2pm | Various 4-week sessions
  • June-August: Mon-Thur mornings | Three separate 2-week sessions
  • Compensation: $11 per hour
  • Qualifications: Competitive gymnastics experience is a plus, but not required | Love for working with kids

Fitness Instructors + PERSONAL TRAINERS

18 Yr Olds +

We're looking for individuals to lead group fitness classes for either adults or even youth, as well as personal trainers to lead personal training sessions!

  • Apply: Send resume to Kris Ferry, Fitness Coordinator, at kferry@zps.org
  • Evening Fitness Instructors: We're looking for individuals to lead group adult fitness classes that start at 6:30pm or later on weekday(s). 
  • Youth Fitness Instructors: Instructor(s) to develop and lead a youth fitness program
  • Adult Fitness Instructors: Instructor(s) to develop and lead adult fitness classes of any kind
  • Personal Trainer: Personal Trainer(s) available to work early mornings, evenings and Saturdays to lead Personal Training sessions + Equipment Orientations at our Fitness Center
  • Pay Range: $25-$32 p/class (depends on certifications)
  • Qualifications: Group fitness certification | Knowledge of physiology, exercise technique, and body mechanics | One year of experience instructing is preferred | CPR/AED/FA certification 

Swim Lessons Instructors

16 Yr Olds - Adults

This is the perfect job for a high school student, college student, or adult looking for a side job! 

  • Apply Here
  • Pay Rate: $12.24-$13.76 p/hr (depends on yrs of experience)
  • Shifts: Mon-Sat | Times Vary | Schedule is Flexible
  • Qualifications: Energetic | Responsible | Effective communicator | Competitive swim experience is a plus, but not necessary | Lifeguard or WSI certifications preferred. However, Zeeland Rec will help you attain your certification(s) if not currently held

Youth Basketball Officials & Game day Staff

13 Yr Olds - Adults

Zeeland Rec is looking for youth officials or scoreboard controller staff for our Winter Youth Basketball Leagues!

  • Apply Here
  • Questions? Contact Chris Griffin, Youth Sports Coordinator, at cgriffin@zps.org or 616.748.3226
  • Preferences: Previous basketball experience | Dependable | Love kids
  • Dates: Saturdays in Jan & Feb
  • Time: 8:30am-12pm (roughly)
  • Adult Officials for 5th-6th Grade League: $20 p/game
  • Adult Officials for 3rd-4th Grade League: $15 p/game
  • Youth Officials for 5th-6th Grade League: $12 p/game
  • Youth Officials for 3rd-4th Grade League: $10 p/game
  • Scorekeepers: $10 per game

Adult basketball officials

18 Yr Olds +

Zeeland Rec is looking for adult basketball officials for our Winter Adult Basketball Leagues!

  • Apply: Contact Brett Geertsma at bgeertsm@zps.org or 616-748-3231
  • Pay Rates: $22 p/game | 3 games p/night
  • Dates: Wednesdays | Nov-Feb | 7pm-10pm

Little League Baseball & Softball Umpires

12 Yr Olds-Adults

Zeeland Rec is looking for umpires for our Zeeland Little League Baseball and Softball programs! Both home plate and field umpires are needed. Umpire resource guides, equipment and training is provided. 

  • Register to Umpire Here
  • More Information Here 
  • 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)
  • Pay Rate: $14-$36 p/game (depending on age, certified, non certified, etc.)
  • Qualifications: Knowledge of the game of baseball/softball (training will be provided upon hiring) | Love for kids | Dependable
  • Questions? Email our Little League President, Brandon LaRosazllpresident@gmail.com

Adult SOFTBALL Umpires

18 Yr Olds +

We're looking for adult softball umpires for our Summer and/or Fall Adult Softball Leagues!

  • Apply + Questions: Contact Brett Geertsma | bgeertsm@zps.org | 616-748-3231
  • Pay Rates: $22-$24 p/game (depends on certifications)
  • Games Per Night: 3-4 
  • Fall: Sept-Oct | Mon, Tue or Wed Leagues
  • Spring/Summer: May-August | Mon, Tue, Wed or Thur Leagues

program instructors / coaches

Do you have an aquatics, fitness, leisure or sports program you would like to run through Zeeland Recreation? We're always open to new ideas that would help us serve our community... anything from engineering to art to sports to senior activities and everything in between! We offer excellent compensation + lots of schedule flexibility. Below are the details. 

  • Submit a Program Idea: Fill Out THIS FORM
  • Compensation: 70% of Revenue from Program
  • Questions? Contact our Director at bgeertsm@zps.org or 616.748.3231

FALL Youth Soccer Officials

13 Yr Olds-Adults

Zeeland Rec is looking for youth soccer officials for our Fall Youth Soccer Leagues!

  • Apply Here
  • Questions? Contact Chris Griffin, Youth Sports Coordinator, at cgriffin@zps.org or 616.748.3226
  • Qualifications: Previous soccer experience | Dependable | Loves kids
  • Dates: Saturdays Mornings | Sept 10-Oct 22
  • Time: 8am-2pm (roughly)
  • 13-17 yr olds (Not Certified): $10 p/hr
  • 13-17 yr olds (MHSAA Certified): $13 p/hr
  • 18 yr olds + (Not Certified): $13 p/hr
  • 18 yr olds + (MHSAA Certified): $15 p/hr

FALL Youth Football Game Crew

13 Yr Olds-Adults

Zeeland Rec is looking for youth officials, chain gang or scoreboard controller staff for our Fall Youth Flag and Tackle Football Leagues!

  • Apply Here
  • Questions? Contact Chris Griffin, Youth Sports Coordinator, at cgriffin@zps.org or 616.748.3226
  • Qualifications: Previous football experience | Dependable | Loves kids
  • Dates: Saturday Mornings | Sept 10-Oct 15
  • Game Times: 8am-2pm (roughly)
  • Officials (Not Certified): $21 p/game
  • Officials (MHSAA Certified): $25 p/game
  • Chain Gang: $10 p/game
  • Scoreboard Controller: $10 p/game

Substitute Adult Fitness Instructors

18 Yr Olds +

We are searching for great fitness instructors to add to our current list of subs! If you hold a current certification in group fitness, spin, Zumba (including Strong by Zumba), yoga and/or aquatics, please contact Kris Ferry, Fitness Coordinator, at kferry@zps.org!