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Summer seasonal employees, which include lifeguards and camp counselors, will now be eligible to earn up to an additional $750 throughout the summer at the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. The bonus structure is tied to hours worked, meaning that staff must work a certain number of hours between May 21 and August 12 to be eligible.

The payouts are as follows:

  • 200 hours worked = $250 bonus
  • 300 hours worked = $250 bonus
  • 400 hours worked = $250 bonus

All Staff
Earn a minimum of $20 per hour plus up to $750 in bonuses. You also get a free bus pass and free parking at Zilker Park. Sick leave benefits are also provided. Candidates from diverse origins, orientations, identities, and abilities welcomed in the workplace. 

You must be 15 years of age or older. Training and uniforms are free. Apply to be a lifeguard at

Summer Camp Staff
You must be 18 years or older. Learn more and apply now at