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Oakland County Summer Jobs 2024

Oakland County Summer jobs. Full & part-time seasonal jobs for kids, teens, and adults seeking seasonal summer employment. Lifeguard jobs, laborer positions, concession workers, summer camp helpers, park attendants, and more.


Oakland County Summer Jobs / Oakland County Parks

Oakland County Parks and Recreation Oakland County summer jobs info. High school students, home-bound college students or anyone looking to earn some summer cash can get a jump on summer employment opportunities offered by Oakland County Parks and Recreation.

The parks system needs lifeguards, grill room and concessions staff, maintenance workers, park leaders, contact station workers, golf course workers and more to provide customer service to its 2 million annual visitors. Applications are currently being accepted for summer employment.

  • Parks attendant, $13.66/hour
  • Parks seasonal laborer, $13.66/hour
  • Lifeguard, $16.61/hour, with new lifeguards receiving a $300 bonus. Employment is contingent upon passing the International Lifeguard Training Program, which includes a three-part exam
  • Park worker, $15.06/hour, for those ages 18 and older with a valid driver’s license

Applicants must be 16 years or older. Seasonal summer employment is limited to 13 weeks. To view job descriptions, salary ranges and application requirements and qualifications, visit Have additional questions? Call Human Resources at 248-858-0530.

Other Oakland County Summer Jobs Opportunities

RARA – Rochester Avon Recreation Authority

RARA (Rochester Avon Recreation Authority) is hiring summer Day Camp and SCAMP Camp Counselors. You must be 18 years or older and CPR certified by the time camp starts (RARA will provide a CPR class before camp). Full-time AND part-time positions available. Pay ranges $13.87 to $18.02 per hour For more info contact Makayla at or email, or click here, or call 947-886-0007.

The Metroparks are hiring for Golf Course Attendants, Police Officers, Public Safety Officers, Recreation Attendants, Food Service Workers, Lifeguards, Toll Booth Attendants, and Maintenance this summer for seasonal and part-time employees at all 13 Metroparks in southeast Michigan. If you’re interested, visit to review open positions and apply. For 2023, seasonal employees will earn up to $1200 in bonuses the season.

Troy Recreation Department is hiring lifeguards, swimming instructors, umpires, day camp leaders and more for the 2024 summer season. Applicants are asked to apply in person at the Troy Recreation Department front desk or online at Troy recreation accepts applicants as young as 15 years old (for lifeguard positions). If applicants aren’t certified to be lifeguards, Troy Recreation will pay for your Lifeguard Certification class!

In addition to Oakland County Parks, many communities are seeing the need for more Oakland County Lifeguard jobs. A couple of years back, I spoke to then Troy Assistant to the City Manager Kelly Molinar who used to manage aquatic programs for the Troy Communty Center and the Troy Aquatic Center about the lifeguard shortages. While Molinar said Troy doesn’t have the same urgency for lifeguards that Oakland County Parks does, she concurred that there is a need to recruit the high schools earlier and earlier each season to fill the number required by Troy Recreation and other Oakland County parks and rec departments that require lifeguards to staff pools.

City of Berkley – is now hiring summer camp staff for their Berkley Summer Day Camps. For more info, visit their employment opportunities page.

The City of Birmingham is now hiring for the summer season for Golf Course positions and Parks Maintenance positions. Here is the City of Birmingham MI seasonal employment application.

Farmington Hills Special Services Department (aka Parks & Rec) is hiring for full-time Seasonal Laborer positions, part-time Concessions positions, Ice Arena staff,  and Summer Camp & Nature Camp positions. For more information and how to apply, please search Employment Opportunities on The NEW Community Center in Farmington Hills, The HAWK, is also hiring for full and part-time employment. If interested, please contact 248-473-1800.

Rochester Hills has numerous Oakland County Summer Jobs opportunities for seasonal work in their parks. They are currently hiring park attendants, summer laborers, and lifeguards. You can learn more at

West Bloomfield Parks has openings for park maintenance staff, summer camp coordinators, and staff for Lily Pad Springs. View pay descriptions and more info at

See related posts for more Oakland County Summer Jobs Opportunities info.

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