(BLAINE) – Winter still has an icy grip on the area, but it’s time to think about summer if you’re looking for a temporary job. The City of Blaine is hiring seasonal workers for the Parks and Recreation Department and Public Works. You could spend the summer by the beach as a park attendant at Lakeside Commons Park, or lead summer recreation programs for young people. Public Works is hiring people to mow parks and do other basic maintenance jobs. In all, they’re looking for a total of about 40 workers between the two departments.
Interim Senior Parks and Recreation Manager Jerome Krieger says it helps if you work well with young people.
“We are working with kids so we are working with toddlers all the way up to 12 years of age. And a lot of our programs and our PlayNet program and in our youth sports program,” says Krieger. “At the beach we’re working with toddlers all the way up to adults and seniors who are out at the beach enjoying the day and the splash pad and everything else. So, yes, we definitely want outgoing people that are good working with people and enjoy being around people.”
Krieger says it’s a great job for high school or college students. Most of the jobs start in May and end in August, although some Public Works jobs could extend later.
Krieger says it’s hard to predict what the latest COVID rules will be during the summer. The programs will adhere to a safety plan and staff will go through safety training. But he says adjustments may be made if Governor Walz changes the orders.
“We are looking to get as many people to apply and register for programs as much as possible with the goal of trying to run as many as possible, but like I said, the executive order will dictate whether or not we run the program or not.”
You can find applications on Blaine’s website: blainemn.gov/jobs
Workers should be 17 years of age and older. The pay is up to $13 per hour.