Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

The Brookfield Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department employs over 150 summer, seasonal, and year-round part-time employees in a variety of positions. These jobs range from skilled or unskilled labor to recreation management, coordination and supervision. If you like to work outside, you might be interested in working in our Parks and Forestry Division to help maintain City parks and facilities. If you like working with or instructing youth and adults, you might enjoy one of the many recreation program jobs. Some examples of job opportunities include:

Parks & Forestry Division Opportunities
  • Park Ranger (Summer, June – August)
  • Park Maintenance Equipment Operator Seasonal Laborer - No Current Vacancies
  • Summer Laborer (June – August)
How to Apply For Parks & Forestry Division Job Opportunities
All required forms are available through the Human Resources Department page. Applications for the above positions will only be accepted for active recruitment processes for current vacancies and must be submitted to the Human Resource Department by the designated deadline.

Recreation Division Opportunities
  • Lifeguard
  • Water Safety Instructor (Swim Lessons)
  • Instructor Aide
  • Adaptive Aquatics Instructor
  • Aqua-Exercise Instructor
  • Diving Instructor
  • Pool Attendant
  • Ice Skating Rink Attendant
  • Open Gym Supervisor
  • Sports Instructor
  • Day Camp Leader
  • Youth and Adult Umpires and Officials
  • Field Site Supervisors (Youth Baseball/Softball)

How to Apply For Recreation Division Job Opportunities
  1. Review job opportunities listing and descriptions – read over the job skills required, the job responsibilities and the starting salary. Match your skills and needs with those positions listed.
  2. Fill out and submit City of Brookfield job application form. These forms are available at the Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department Office.

Volunteer Opportunities
If you would like to give back to your community, we know that we can find something that will work for you. A wide variety of volunteer opportunities are available, including working in recreation programs, coaching youth sports, senior community center activities and programs, beautification projects, assisting with community special events, serving as park monitors and more.

The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department would love to work with you, your family, your church group, your scout troop, your classroom, or your school club. We partner with you in setting up project locations and tasks as well as providing some tools and any needed supervision.

Projects may include:
  • General clean-up at parks, facilities and open spaces
  • Trail clearing and building
  • Planting flowers and shrubs in some of Brookfield’s parks and public areas
  • Repair and paint park facilities
  • Clean out dead leaves, weeds, debris from riverbeds and creeks
  • Paint restrooms and pavilions
  • Remove weeds and non-native trees from various locations
  • Potential Eagle Scout Projects
If you think it, we can plan it. Groups of all sizes are welcome. Contact Marty Will at will@ci.brookfield.wi.us for more information.