Seasonal Employment

Seasonal job applications are now being accepted. All department positions are listed, however, not every position may be open at this time.

Opportunities
The Town of Southampton hires seasonal personnel each summer. Opportunities are available in a variety of areas for responsible and reliable individuals seeking summer employment. Pay rates vary based on the position being filled and the applicant's experience. View the available job opportunities in Southampton.

Applications
Applications can be obtained from the following locations:
Job Descriptions
The following is a brief description of the positions and the qualifications required for each. Working papers are required for all personnel younger than 18 years.

Beach Manager & Assistant Beach Manager
Two (assistant managers) or three (managers) years of college is required for the position. Duties include onsite supervision of the town beach, parking, staff, and any facility within the assigned area. Additional duties and requirements include:
  • Must be available to work during the week, all weekends, and holidays
  • Posses leadership and management skills
  • Capable of understanding, explaining, and enforcing town policies
  • Able to process and account for fees collected at the facility
Lifeguard
Must be at least 16 years old. Duties and requirements include:
  • Prepared to be certified as either a stillwater or ocean lifeguard
  • Available to work all weekends and holidays
  • Willing to maintain a rigorous training schedule throughout the season
  • Able to take supervision
  • Willing to present a professional appearance to the public
Call the Parks and Recreation Department for certification information.

Park Attendant
Must be at least 16 years old. Duties and requirements include:
  • Available to work during the week, all weekends, and holidays
  • Willing and able to work at any facility within the assigned area
  • Capable of understanding, explaining, and enforcing town policies
  • Able to process and account for fees collected at the facility
Job titles include skate park attendant, beaches and marinas park attendant, and park attendant II.

Park Laborer
Must be at least 15 years old and willing to work as a helper at various parks, beaches, and marinas picking up all litter, cleaning restrooms, and painting.

Parks Maintenance
Must be at least 18 years old. Duties and requirements include:
  • Available to work primarily on weekdays with some weekends and holidays
  • Able to operate small machines (mowers, blowers, electric saws, etc.)
  • Willing to perform tasks such as garbage collection and painting
  • Capable of working alone or in a group
Recreation Aide
Must be at least 16 years old, safety-conscious, and able to relate to children of all ages as well as adults. Opportunities include positions in the:
  • Water Safety Program
  • Sailing Program
  • Summer Fun Playground
  • Tennis Program.
Certification is required for the position of water safety aide. Sailing skills are required for the position of sailing aide.

Recreation Specialist / Leader
Must be at least 18 years old, a high school graduate, and capable of supervising five to 40 individuals. May be required to possess a specific training certification and/or teaching certificate. Job titles include:
  • Water Safety Program director
  • Water Safety Program instructor
  • Sailing Program director
  • Sailing Program instructor
  • Summer Fun Playground director
  • Playground counselor
  • Tennis Program director
  • Assistant recreation leader
  • Senior recreation leader
  • Recreation supervisor
Senior Beach Manager
Four years of college or four years of management experience is required. Seasonal 40 hours per week of on-site supervision of town beach division, which includes 100-plus staff members throughout the township. Responsibilities include overseeing:
  • Scheduling
  • Time cards
  • Suffolk County Department of Health concerns
  • Performance appraisals
  • Maintenance supplies
  • Duties assigned by the superintendent
Candidates must be available to work all weekends and holidays.