Work for Us
We have part-time employemnet opportunities avaiable throughout the year. We offer flexible hours and days, competitive wages and rewarding experiences. School year and summer part-time positions are frequently available, primarily working with youth programs.
If you have a skill or hobby you can teach to others, let us know. We look for experienced instructors in all areas of recreation. We always need volunteers to help us offer a variety of programs. Training is provided! We also hire college interns year-round.
We process and pay the costs of criminal and child abuse clearances for all potential staff, volunteers and interns. You must successfully pass the clearances to work or volunteer for GEARS.
Summer Playground Leader: Part-time Leaders needed to facilitate Summer Playground sites from Monday-Thursday, June 11 to July 27, from 9 am-12 noon. Individuals must have a desire to work with children, demonstrate responsibility, and able to work well with others. Applicants must pass criminal background checks. Please return applications to DougKnauss@GetintoGEARS.org.
Gymnastics Instructor: GEARS is seeking a qualified and responsible gymnastic instructor for gym bears and gymnastics classes for our seasonal programs. Pay rate is commensurate with certifications and experience. Interested individuals should contact Karen Eberly at GEARS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 367-0355 to apply.
Assistant Group Supervisor: GEARS Kids Center is looking for an energetic person to work with school age children in our before & after school program. Job duties include but are not limited to: Keeping the center in PA state regulation and STARS standards, child observations/evaluations and supervising and playing with the children. Hours are 6 am–8:30am & 3:15-6 pm Monday through Friday. Additional hours offered throughout the school year and summer. Benefits include vacation time, paid training, reduced or free childcare, 403(b) and Aflac. Applicant needs to have at least 2 years experience working with children. Email BethMiller@GetintoGEARS.org
Lifeguards: GEARS is currently accepting applications for a Part-Time Lifeguard (Daytime). Duties include recognizing and responding to emergencies and enforcing facility policies. Mon-Fri hours between 10 am-3 pm. Certifications required in Lifeguard, CPR and First Aid. Wage negotiable, commensurate with experience. Please submit application and resume to: GEARS, 600 East High Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 or email Danielle Ferris. Phone 717-367-0355.
Water Safety Instructors: GEARS Recreation is seeking certified swimming instructos to teach/assist with American Red Cross Learn to Swim Lessons for children and adults. Applicants must have current Water Safety Instructor Certification. Contact Danielle Ferris for more information.
Fitness Instructors: GEARS Recreation is seeking fitness instructors, with certification to conduct classes. Contact Karen Eberly for more information.
Have fun while you volunteer! We have plenty of opportunities for you to get involved in the community. You will truly feel like you’ve accomplished something and your talents will be appreciated, plus you’ll be making a difference in people’s lives.
If you’d like to volunteer with GEARS, please complete our Volunteer Application or contact GEARS@GetintoGEARS.org.
List of Volunteer Opportunities
Playground Junior Counselor
Camp Ladybug Counselor
We love college interns! We offer flexible work schedules, excellent on-the-job experiences, and a great work environment. Internships are available year-round.
Why should you intern with GEARS? Here are a few good reasons:
- Build your skills and resume
- Develop a career network
- Enhance your education
- Get new life experiences
- Learn about, be a part of and create positive change in your community
- Earn extra money (a stipend or hourly wage) and maybe even class credit
Contact GEARS@GetintoGEARS.org for more details. Remember to send your resume!