The City of La Crosse Parks & Recreation Department is looking for energetic, hard-working, and fun individuals to work with our programs.

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Youth Sport Coaches

If you believe that participation in sports plays an integral role in the development of a child's character, confidence, and social skills this could be an excellent opportunity for you. The hours are flexible (typically, evenings and weekends).This is the perfect opportunity for teachers (or aspiring teachers), coaches, and college students with a sports background, or for anyone who would like to impact the lives of children and has a knowledge of sports. We are currently looking for coaches for all seasons in this area.  If interested, please submit an application to La Crosse Parks and Recreation, 400 La Crosse St, La Crosse, WI 54601 or email questions to Jared. Applications are accepted until positions are filled.

Programs include:

Flag Football / Volleyball - September/October

Computer Instructor

Flexible (paid!) part-time job opportunity with City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department! The La Crosse Parks and Rec Department is looking for a motivated instructor to teach computer classes at both Neighborhood Centers located in La Crosse. Most classes are geared towards Senior Citizens. Classes include, but are not limited to, Intro to Facebook, Computer Basics, Craigslist, iPad Classes, Skype, Microsoft Word, Pinterest, Digital Photos, etc. Please contact Kat for more information or to submit an application. Must be proficient with computers and cell phones. Very flexible hours and scheduling. You can create your own schedule. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Special Olympics Coaches

Outgoing individuals needed to coach various Special Olympics Sports (see sports below). Coaches are required to attend practices two or three times a week as well as chaperone at all scrimmages and tournaments during the season. No experience needed, but recommend general knowledge of the sport coaching. Must be able to work with volunteers and experience working with individuals with special needs is preferred. If interested, please submit an application to the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center, Attention Kat, 1433 Rose Street, La Crosse, WI 54603 or email questions or applications to Kat. Applications accepted until positions are filled.
Coaches needed for Bocce, Softball, Golf, Tennis: June-August
Coaches needed for Bowling, Flag Football: September-November

Camp Shriver Counselors/Camp Leader/Camp Director

Join the Camp Shriver team as we create an inclusive environment for children of all abilities to enjoy camp.  Work one, two, or all three weeks of camp as a Camp Counselor.  Work all camps, plus an additional 4-6 weeks as a(n) Camp Director, Inclusion Leader, Camper Assistance (Behavior) Leader, Activity Leader, or Craft Leader.  Email Aimee for a complete job description or an application. Application deadline: Friday, April 26th.

Special Olympics Sports Coordinator

The La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department is in search of an outgoing and organized individual.  Coordinator will be responsible for recruiting, hiring, training, and supervising Special Olympics Coaches.  Coordinator will be required to turn in all required paperwork in a timely manner.  ~20 hours per week.  Please email Kat for a complete job description or if there are any questions.  Position will start late April/early May.  Application deadline: Friday, April 26.

Water Aerobics Instructor

We are looking for an outgoing individual to teach water aerobics.  This individual will create lesson plans and teach each class.  Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm-8pm at Erickson Pool.  Class will be June 11 through August 15.  Prior teaching experience preferred.  Contact Kat for more information or for an application.  Application deadline: Friday, May 17.

Lifeguards & Pool Attendants 

The City of La Crosse Aquatics Department is looking to fill Lifeguards and Pool Attendant positions for the 2019 season. The Lifeguard positions are seasonal and are responsible for the safety of patrons at the pools and beaches by preventing accidents through knowledge and enforcement of site rules.  If interested, please submit an application to the City Hall, Attention Leah, 400 La Crosse St, La Crosse, WI 54601 or email questions or applications to Leah. Applications accepted until positions are filled.