Opportunities for Teens

Seattle Parks and Recreation and other City agencies provide several different job programs and job types for teens, most in the summer. Some pay by the hour; for others, teens work for a stipend and/or service hours. Whether they're indoor or outdoor jobs, getting ready to go to work is an important step in your development into an adult. So whether you want to become a lifeguard or do physical work on trails and other park sites, give this page a look.

The purpose of offering jobs for Seattle teens is to provide you with personal growth opportunities, get you involved with your community, teach basic employment skills, and of course pay you some money!

Current Openings

Student Teen Employment Preparation - STEP

Join our distribution list to be the first to know about future programs! For more information, please call 206-684-4575 or email teen.programs@seattle.gov.

YES! Youth Engaged in Service

Join our distribution list to be the first to know about future programs! For more information, please call 206-684-4575 or email teen.programs@seattle.gov.

Summer of Service (SOS)

Join our distribution list to be the first to know about future programs! For more information, please call 206-684-4575 or email teen.programs@seattle.gov.

Seattle Public Library Student Assistant Program

The Student Assistant Program is an exciting opportunity for teens and young adults to gain job experience, develop new skills, and work with a diverse group of people at the public library. While attending school, Student Assistants work between 12 and 15 hours per week at the Central Library or one of 26 Library branch locations. For more teen jobs with the Seattle Public Library, check out their teen jobs site.

TAT - The Able Teens

The Able Teens (TAT) is a five-day a week after-school vocational training program for teens between the ages of 14- 20 who have developmental disabilities (including autism). The program operates during the school year. TAT members learn skills such as cleaning, cooking, food preparation, event setup, interview skills, bus training, organization, customer service and life skills. For more information, please call 206-684-4575 or email teen.programs@seattle.gov.

Basketball Scorers and Timers

During basketball season (Fall-Winter), starting as early as October, community centers look for scorers and timers. Candidates must attend a mandatory training and need to be able to work on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from the months of January through March. Basketball officials make $20 an hour to start. Scorers and timers are paid on a site by site basis. If you are interested, please ask at your local community center.

Seattle Goodwill

Seattle Goodwill offers some amazing things - job training, education, GED prep, career pathways, and cashiering/customer service/computer/retail classes. Check them out on their website or call 206-329-1000 or email goodwill@seattlegoodwill.org.