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

The Parks, Recreation & Forestry Department has several opportunities open for internships.  For internship information, please contact Jared Flick at 608.789.7597.

La Crosse Parks & Recreation Application

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:  Playground Program, Day Camps, Tiny Tots, Youth Baseball Coaches/Umpires, Youth Girls Softball, Tennis (Late April - Mid August)

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 at 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 Swimming, Track & Field, Soccer, and Powerlifting (February-June)
Coaches needed for Bocce, Softball, Golf, and Tennis (June-August)

Head Lifeguard

The La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry is seeking  energetic, hands on professionals with background in Aquatics to fill the positions of Head Lifeguard. The purpose of this position is to ensure and maintain aquatics safety and supervision for staff and patrons. This position trains staff on safety procedures, emergency rescue skills, administering first aid, CPR and AED. Performs all required lifeguard-training skills as needed, inspects and maintains swimming and pool equipment for functionality, ensures proper placement and availability in the pool area, and recommends maintenance and repair as needed.  

If interested, please submit an application at the City Hall Parks Dep, Attention Kate, 400 La Crosse St., La Crosse, WI 54601 or email questions or applications to Kate. Applications accepted until April 31st, 2020 or position is filled.
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Lifeguard

The La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry is seeking  energetic, hands on professionals to fill the positions of lifeguard at City aquatic facilities! The purpose of this position is to ensure and maintain aquatics safety and supervision for patrons and cautions patrons regarding unsafe activities; monitors activities in the water, pool decks, and ancillary areas of the aquatics facilities to ensure the safety of patrons; and, explains and enforces safe swimming programs and pool policies, regulations and rules. Rescues patrons and administers first aid, CPR and AED as needed. Performs all required lifeguard-training skills as needed, inspects and maintains swimming and pool equipment for functionality, ensures proper placement and availability in the pool area, and recommends maintenance and repair as needed. Incumbent must assist and aid in swim lesson programs under the direction of aquatic management.

If interested, please submit an application at the City Hall Parks Dep, Attention Kate, 400 La Crosse St., La Crosse, WI 54601 or email questions or applications to Kate. Applications accepted until May 1st, 2020 or positions are filled.
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Pool Attendant 

The La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry is seeking  energetic, hands on professionals to fill the positions of Pool Attendant at City aquatic facilities! The purpose of this position is to ensure and maintain the safety of the staff and the general public. The Pool Attendant is responsible for maintaining an efficient concession/front desk operation, including courteous and accurate customer service, a clean, neat work area, consistent inventory levels and accurately cash counts.

If interested, please submit an application at the City Hall Parks Dep, Attention Kate, 400 La Crosse St., La Crosse, WI 54601 or email questions or applications to Kate. Applications accepted until May 1st, 2020 or positions are filled.
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Boot Camp Group Fitness Instructor 

The City of La Crosse Parks and Recreation Department is looking for en energetic person who would want to teach Boot Camp classes at the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center 2x per week. Classes are offered on Mondays/Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm. Required: Some experience teaching fitness classes. Class starts in May. Preferred: Group Fitness Certification or personal training certification  If interested, please submit an application at 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.