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Milwaukee Recreation carries out its mission to enrich the lives of Milwaukee's children, youth, adults and families through many innovative programs. These programs are designed to improve the academic achievement of all students during non-school hours, strengthen families, reduce crime in the neighborhoods, and enhance the well-being of all residents.

Personnel include 55 full-time program and clerical staff, plus approximately 2,500 part-time employees hired annually as instructors, leaders, field attendants, umpires and referees. Over 100 schools and community locations are programmed on an annual basis to serve the Milwaukee community.

Appointment is subject to a criminal background check.



Part-time Hiring Process

Staff positions include: Camp Director and Assistant Director, Coach, Community Center Director and Assistant Director, Field Attendant, Instructor (Children Enrichment-Art, Dance, Music; Youth Sports-baseball, basketball, gymnastics, soccer, t-ball, tennis, track, volleyball, etc.; Adult Enrichment-Computers, Dance, Fitness, Yoga and more), Lifeguard, Swim Instructor, Bilingual Instructor, Naturalist, Animal Care Attendant, Sports Official, Travel Leader, non-program staff & MORE.


For NEW HIRES, click here to download the Part-Time Seasonal Application

If you worked for Rec in the past, click here for the Availability Form


Playground Leader / Wading Pool Attendant

We are now accepting applications for part-time Play Leaders and Wading Pool Attendants.

- Applications accepted now through March 31st.
- Summer season begins 6/22 and runs for 6-10 weeks (ending dates vary by site and program needs).
- For questions, call 475-8811.


Part-time Recreation Leader I / Camp Instructor / Summer Instructor (SREC)

We are now accepting applications for part-time Recreation Leader I / Camp Instructor. To view the position description, please click here.

To apply, follow the instructions below:
Go to:  https://services.education.wisc.edu/wecan/.
Click on “Support Staff”.
If you are a new applicant, click on “Create a Support Staff Account”.  If you are returning, login.
In the “Applying to Employers” box, click on “Vacancy Listings”.
In the “Quick Search” box, enter in the Vac ID #19206 and click on “Search”.



To be a Volunteer, click here




The Milwaukee Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of a person’s sex, race, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.

In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, every applicant for a position with Milwaukee Public Schools will be subject to the open records law.  Any applicant not wishing to have his/her identity released must submit a written statement to that effect to the Office of Human Resources.  The identities of all “final candidates” may be released.  Milwaukee Public Schools reserves the right to interview the best qualified candidates.



For further information, you may e-mail our human resources department.

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