Employment Opportunities

Certified Lifeguards – OPEN

Interested applicants should email info@southwhitehall.com (ATTN: Recreation Program Specialist).  The Swim and Gym Program runs on Sundays (1-5pm) from January to March at Parkland High School.

Parks and Recreation Internship

Summer Recreation Assistant – OPEN

South Whitehall Township’s Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a Summer Recreation Assistant.

Sample Job Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and participates in the development and implementation of seasonal recreation programs for residents of all ages and abilities.
  • Obtains sponsorship for various recreation needs and to offset costs of recreation events.
  • Prepares written documents, statistical reports, program schedules, press releases, brochures and fliers.
  • Communicates and works with individuals, community groups and committees to stimulate broad-based partnerships and develop program support.
  • Consult with school officials, youth sport groups and other public and private agencies in seeking solutions to widen the township’s program offerings.
  • Monitors and updates the Department’s social media pages and website pages, and explores other advertising methods to enhance program marketing efforts.
  • Tracks attendance and registration numbers for all recreation programs and contributes data to monthly department report.
  • Coordinates facility rentals such as pavilions and athletic fields.
  • Assists the Recreation Program Specialist.
  • Supervises the Summer Playground Program and Staff.


Desired Education & Experience

  • On track to earn a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Parks and Recreation Management, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience operating programs for a Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Red Cross First Aid and CPR certification required within one (1) month of start of employment.
  • A valid Pennsylvania Driver’s license is required


Starting Hourly Rate Range – $10.00 to $15.00.  Position will require some nights, weekends and holidays.

Interested applicants should email info@southwhitehall.com (ATTN: Recreation Program Specialist).

Playground Counselor – CLOSED

South Whitehall Township is seeking applications for Summer Playground Program Counselors.  Counselors will report directly to their Playground Supervisor and will be responsible for leading a schedule of diverse programs consisting of competitive and non-competitive recreation activities.  Activities may include: sports, games, team building, arts and crafts, environmental education and special events.  Counselors are expected to keep all program participants active and engaged from 9:00am – 3:00pm (M-F).

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age.  Application deadline is Friday, May 26, 2017. Interested applicants should email info@southwhitehall.com (ATTN: Recreation Program Specialist)