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 - 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 OpportunitiesPool

  • Lifeguard
  • Water Safety Instructor (Swim Lessons)
  • Instructor Aide
  • Adaptive Aquatics Instructor
  • Aqua-Exercise Instructor
  • Pool Attendant
  • Ice Skating Rink Attendant
  • Sports Instructor
  • Day Camp Leader (Summer)
  • Youth and Adult Umpires, Officials & Scoreboard Operators
  • Field Site Supervisors (Youth Baseball/Softball)

How to Apply For Recreation Division Job Opportunities

  1. Submit online application.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to give back to your community, we offer a wide variety of volunteer opportunities, 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 will partner with you, your family, your church group, your scout troop, your classroom, or your school club. We collaborate 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
  • Volunteer at the Wirth Park Concession Stand with the Brookfield Jaycees
  • Trail clearing and building
  • Planting flowers and shrubs in some of Brookfield’s parks and public areas
  • Clean out dead leaves, weeds, debris from riverbeds and creeks
  • Remove invasive plant species from various locations
  • Potential Eagle Scout/Girl Scout Gold Award Projects

Groups of all sizes are welcome. Contact John Conrad at Email for more information