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Playground Attendant (Seasonal Opportunity)

Posted: 06/19/2022

The City of Rochester invites applications for:

Playground Attendant
Pipsqueaks Indoor Playground
(Limited Appointment/Seasonal Opportunity)

Ltd Appt - Indoor Playground Attendant - Pipsqueaks Play Zone description image
The City of Rochester, Minnesota (pop. 115,000+) Park and Recreation Department provides a variety of leisure time opportunities for people to enjoy and manages more than 3500 acres of park land including over 100 individual parks and 85 miles of paved trails.

"Providing traditional, innovative, and affordable quality services (activities, programs, and facilities) for Rochester's citizens and visitors."

Pipsqueaks, Rochester's INDOOR play zone, is designed for children kindergarten-age and younger to play under parental/guardian supervision. A community partnership between the Rochester Park & Recreation Department and the United Way of Olmsted County Inc., Pipsqueaks offers young children a safe, clean play space to burn off energy during the long winter months. In addition, parents and their kids can share in activities, meet with existing playgroups and make new friends. 

Nature of Work
This is a part-time seasonal/temporary position that oversees patron activities at the Pipsqueaks indoor play zone to ensure that the facility is clean, orderly, properly maintained and safe. This position must be able to interact with the public in a professional, courteous, and helpful manner.

This position will be scheduled varied hours, as needed, including weekends, from Mid-November through early May.

Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Birthday Blocks:
Monday through Saturday from 2 - 5:00 pm and 5 - 8:00 pm
Sunday from 12 - 3:00 pm and 3 - 6:00 pm

PAY RATE: $13.00 - $16.00 per hour, depending on qualifications
Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.



The work below is representative of the scope of work performed within this job classification. Individual job duties will vary based on work assignment.

  • Open/close facility 
  • Greet and check in patrons 
  • Securely maintain money box – assure correct amount of money available for each day 
  • Prepare deposit bag to deposit the money collected from each day's transactions 
  • Take in daily entry fee from patrons 
  • Fill out daily summary sheets
  • Provide general supervision of play area
  • Properly fill out injury paperwork, if necessary
  • Clean/pickup in play area and bathrooms as needed during open times and at end of shift
  • Restock supplies
  • Answer questions and assist patrons during open times
  • Clean/pickup play area and bathrooms at end of day
  • Close/lock facility



Applicants must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Have the ability to deal professionally and tactfully with the public



Knowledge of: children's games and activities.

Skill in: providing excellent customer service; and working with children.

Ability to: deal tactfully with the general public in person and on the phone; and understand and carry out oral and written assignments

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following represents the physical and environmental demands for this position. The employee must be able to perform the essential functions with or without accommodation.

Work is primarily done while standing, with a combination of bending, stooping, kneeling, pulling, pushing, and reaching also necessary.

Work is done indoors in a controlled environment.

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