Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

DAYTIME LIFEGUARDS & WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR

15 Yr Olds - Adults

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

  • Apply Here
  • Pay Rate: $12.24-$13.76 p/hr (depends on yrs of experience)
  • Hours Per Week: 15-20 Per Week
  • Shifts: Mon-Fri | 5:30am-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: $11.57-$12.52 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

Adult SOFTBALL Umpires

18 Yr Olds +

Zeeland Rec is looking for adult softball umpires for our Summer and/or Fall Adult Softball Leagues!

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

FALL Youth Soccer Officials

13 Yr Olds - Adults

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

  • Apply: Submit this Seasonal Contractual Employment Application form to Kelli Koss, Youth Sports Coordinator, via email or by dropping it off at Zeeland Rec (320 E Main)
  • Qualifications: Previous soccer experience | Dependable | Loves kids
  • Dates: Saturdays Mornings | Sept 11-Oct 30
  • 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
  • Questions? Contact Kelli Koss, Youth Sports Coordinator, at kkoss@zps.org or 616.748.3232

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 Tackle Football Leagues!

  • Apply: Submit this Seasonal Contractual Employment Application form to Kelli Koss, Youth Sports Coordinator, via email or by dropping it off at Zeeland Rec (320 E Main)
  • Qualifications: Previous football experience | Dependable | Loves kids
  • Dates: Saturday Mornings | Sept 11-Oct 30
  • 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
  • Questions? Contact Kelli Koss, Youth Sports Coordinator, at kkoss@zps.org or 616.748.3232

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

ASSISTANT GYMNASTICS INSTRUCTORS

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 McKiernan, Leisure Coordinator, at cmckiern@zps.org
  • Ages: 14 Yr Olds +
  • Sept-May: Saturdays mornings | 8am-2pm | Various 5-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

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

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: Submit this Seasonal Contractual Employment Application form to Kelli Koss, Youth Sports Coordinator, via email or by dropping it off at Zeeland Rec (320 E Main)
  • Preferences: Previous basketball experience | Dependable | Love kids
  • Dates: Saturdays in January & February
  • 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. 

  • 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.)
  • Register to Umpire HereSign Up at ZeelandLittleLeague.com
  • For More Information: www.ZeelandLittleLeague.com 
  • 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

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!