Are you interested in working at The Lodge Des Peres or in our parks? Our department is centrally located in St. Louis and has a great culture based on our Lodge Life Values. There are many benefits that Lodge employees receive including a membership to The Lodge while employed and certification in CPR/PR, AED and First Aid for qualified positions. Please click on the job titles below for a detailed description of each position. We do not hire summer-only or seasonal employees for year-round positions. All employees must be 16 years of age or older to begin work (however, interview process can start earlier). Reasonable accommodation will be provided as required by law. If you have any additional questions, please contact Corey Newgent at 314.835.6166 or cnewgent@desperesmo.org.

  • Use this ONLINE APPLICATION (or pick one up at The Lodge front desk) for all positions excluding Lifeguard positions. OPTIONAL: resume and/or cover letter (can be uploaded within the online application) *If selected for an interview, all prospective employees need to successfully pass a national background check prior to being offered a position.


The Lodge is hosting Recruitment Sessions for potential new employees! Most positions available will be for summer season, however year-round positions will be included as well. The purpose of the sessions is to give expectations for potential employees to be sure that job requirements match employee expectations. Details about each position will be available including required availability, skills testing and review of our Lodge Life Values. The Recruitment Sessions will be held on the dates listed below - no appointment necessary! Each session lasts about 30 minutes. After the session, applications will be handed out to participants. There are many benefits that Lodge employees receive including a free membership to The Lodge and certification in CPR and First Aid. If you have any additional questions, please contact Amy at 314.835.6162 or amyboyd@desperesmo.org. 

Recruitment Sessions

  • Sessions: Saturday, March 4th & Sunday, April 16th                                                         
  • Time: 1:30PM
  • Location: The Lodge Activity Room

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Basketball Official - Year Round*, Tuesday Nights

Concession Stand Attendant - (Spring / Summer / Fall)

Custodian - Full-Time

Custodian - Part-Time*

Camp Counselor - Part -Time

Inclusion Camp Counselor - Part-Time

Dance Aide - Part Time (1-5 hours per week)

Front Desk Associate - Part-Time, Year Round*, Evening & Weekend

Front Desk Associate - Part-Time, Year Round*, Day Time & Weekend

Group and/or Private Swim Instructor - Year Round*

Group Exercise Instructor - Part-Time (1-5 hours per week)

Head Lifeguard - Part-Time

Lifeguard - Part-Time

Lifeguard Instructor - 2 Certification courses per year

Les Mills Group Ex Instructor - Part-Time (1-5 hours per week)

Personal Trainer - Part-Time, Year Round* (10-29 Hours per week)

Pool Cashier - Summer

Softball Umpire (Adult) - April - July

Tennis Instructor - April - October

Tennis/Pickleball Court Monitor - April - October

Tot Care Aide - Mornings, Year Round*

Volleyball Official / Instructor - Year Round*

*YEAR ROUND = must be available to work all 12 months of the year (during the school year and summer months)
Other Positions with The City of Des Peres

Des Peres Parks and Recreation
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