MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Although a peek out the window would tell you otherwise, summer is just around the corner.

High schoolers and college kids listen up: Employers say the time to apply is now.

“The calendar says, ‘Kids, it’s time to get out there and look for work,'” said Diane Steele with YMCA Twin Cities.

Also among those hiring are the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. They’re looking to fill hundreds of seasonal jobs.

“We’re looking for sailing instructors, we’re looking for life guards at the beaches and the waterparks. Our recreation centers are looking for help with outside activities, with indoor activities,” said Mimi Kalb, of the Park and Recreation Board.

Beaches and waterparks open early June. While you do need a certification for lifeguarding, everything else just entails training, which can be anything from a few days to a week long.

If you want a job at the Minnesota Zoo, you’re too late.

According to the guest services department, they are already done hiring for the summer.

You might find more luck at the YMCA Twin Cities.

“We are…one of the largest employers of youth in the region as well as across the nation,” Steele said.

With plenty of scheduled day and night camps every summer, the YMCA hires 1,500 new or returning staff members.

“The push is on right now,” Steele said.

Training starts the first week of June and employment lasts through Labor Day.

Also, Valleyfair says they still have several hundred positions available for the upcoming summer. They say they have even more positions available this year than past years thanks to new construction.

And with all this recent snow, what better excuse to stay in and fill out applications.

Here are the various hiring links for the above mentioned companies:



Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board


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