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Mayor Bowser Invites DC Residents to Earn With DPR This Summer

Monday, March 25, 2024
Summer Job Seekers Can Explore Opportunities at EarnWithDPR.com

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser and the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) are inviting residents to apply for one of the over 700 seasonal positions DPR is hiring to support DPR’s Summer 2024 programming.
“With summer around the corner, DC is hiring, and there are so many opportunities to help Washingtonians have a safe and fun summer,” said Mayor Bowser. “DPR’s summer jobs are a great way for residents, especially young people, to get involved in their communities and get paid to have a great summer.”
Summer job opportunities with DPR include:

  • Working at a Pool – DPR will train you for FREE to be a lifeguard or work as a pool operator or pool-based Customer Service Representative.
  • Working at a School – Work at a DPR Boost Camp, offering kids ages 3-13 enriching recreation opportunities on-site at District schools, with kids who attend that school.
  • Engaging Youth in the District – Work with kids through DPR’s Roving Leaders program or the Mayor Marion S. Barry Summer Youth Employment Program.
  • DPR’s Environmental Division – Lead and support nature-themed outdoor programming and events including wellness walks, geocaching, hiking, kayaking, fishing, bird watching, and camping. 
  • Operations – Help move and set up DPR equipment and play activations or work as a driver transporting kids, staff, and cargo around DC and beyond. 
  • Food Service – Assist in DPR’s summer meals programs as a food safety inspector or monitor. 

“DPR is where fun happens, but it is also now where we professionalize play. We are looking for qualified individuals who want to help make memorable moments for DC residents and have some great moments of growth in their work history,” said DPR Director Thennie Freeman, “We have hundreds of positions to fill in a wide range of categories, so let your job search start at EarnWithDPR.com

All summer positions are seasonal and 40 hours per week, and applicants will be subject to background checks and pre-employment screenings are necessary.
Details about job opportunities and job listing numbers can be found at dpr.dc.gov/summerjobs.

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