Seasonal Employment Opportunities

A seasonal job can be a great fit for many people!

If you're a high school or college student on summer break, a seasonal job can provide you on-the-job experience as well as the opportunity to make money. If you have little to no job experience, a summer job can also help boost your resume for future employers. Seasonal jobs can also be a good way for retirees and other professionals or former professionals to earn extra income. Whether you want to save up for a big trip or simply have some extra spending money, a seasonal job can help bring in additional cash. Whatever your goals may be, a seasonal job is a great way to expand your skill set and professional network!

Now Hiring 2023 Seasonal Positions

Leisure Services is now hiring for a variety of 2023 seasonal positions with the Recreation Division, Parks Division, Port of Dubuque Marina, Flora and Sutton Pools, Multicultural Family Center, AmeriCorps, Bunker Hill Golf Course, and more!

Job Fair & On-Site Interviews

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 5:30 - 7 p.m.
Multicultural Family Center, 1157 Central Ave.

We are hosting a job fair with on-site interviews for our 2023 summer and seasonal positions! This event is open to the public and all skill and experience levels are welcome. Jobs are available for ages 15 and up. Application assistance will be provided. Come meet our team, learn about our job opportunities, and get hired for the 2023 season! For questions, email or call Janna Beau at 563-589-4315.

City of Dubuque February Seasonal Job Fair

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  1. AmeriCorps

Mentor Recruitment Specialist

Mentor Dubuque

Example Contract dates:  

  • January 9, 2023 –August 5, 2023 (30 Week Contract)*
  • January 23, 2023 –August 19, 2023 (30 Week Contract)* 

*Contract start and end dates are flexible and rotate on a bi-weekly schedule   
900 Hours Contract - Minimum of 30 hours/week 
Living Allowance Total: $12,600 ($840 every 2 weeks over 30 weeks) + Education Award: $3,247.50

The Mentor Recruitment Specialist AmeriCorps Member will serve alongside their Site Supervisor at Mentor Dubuque to provide community outreach and recruit potential mentors order to promote strong, long-term mentor relationships.  These members provide community engagement and skill-building programming. See full job description and apply.

Mentor Dubuque Match Specialist - Spring/Summer 2023

Mentor Dubuque

*Example Contract dates:  

  • January 9, 2023 –August 5, 2023 (30 Week Contract); 
  • January 23, 2023 –August 19, 2023 (30 Week Contract); 

*Contract start and end dates are flexible and rotate on a bi-weekly schedule 

900 Hours Contract - Minimum of 30 hours/week 
Living Allowance Total: $ 12,600 ($840 every 2 weeks over 30 weeks) + Education Award: $3,247.50* 

The Match Specialist AmeriCorps Member will serve alongside their Site Supervisor at Mentor Dubuque to provide guidance and supervision to Mentor Dubuque matches in order to promote strong, long-term mentor relationships. See full job description and apply.

Summer Teen Empowerment Specialist - Summer 2023

Multicultural Family Center

Contract Dates: May 30, 2023 – August 5, 2023 (10 Week Contract)
300 Hours Contract - Minimum of 32-36 hours/week depending on placement
Living Allowance Total: $4,200 ($840 before taxes every 2 weeks over 10 weeks) + Education Award: $1,374.60

The Summer Teen Empowerment Specialists are a team of AmeriCorps Members that will serve in two teams at the Multicultural Family Center (MFC), in the Summer Teen Empowerment Program (STEP) and the Summer Teen Empowerment Nights (STEN). See full job description and apply.


Academic Literacy Member - Spring 2023

Dubuque Community School District

2 Contract Options Available:

300 Hours Contract - Minimum of 18 hours/week
Living Allowance Total:$3,900 ($433.33 every 2 weeks over 18 weeks) + Education Award: $1,374.60

450 Hours Contract - Minimum of 25 hours/week
Living Allowance Total: $5,850 ($650 every 2 weeks over 18 weeks) + Education Award: $1,718.25

The Academic Literacy AmeriCorps Member will serve alongside classroom teachers and instructional coaches to provide one-on-one and small-group reading interventions to K-5th grade students in the Dubuque Community School District to improve 3rd grade Reading Proficiency. AmeriCorps Members serving in a 300 hour contract will have a caseload of approximately 45 students, and a 450 hour contract will have a caseload of approximately 65 students, depending on student need. See full job description and apply.

Teen Engagement Specialist  - Spring/Summer 2023

Multicultural Family Center

Example Contract dates:

  • January 9, 2023 – August 5, 2023 (30 Week Contract)*
  • January 23, 2023 –August 19, 2023 (30 Week Contract)*

*Contract start and end dates are flexible and rotate on a bi-weekly schedule  
900 Hours Contract - Minimum of 30 hours/week 
Living Allowance Total: $12,600 ($840 every 2 weeks over 30 weeks) + Education Award: $3,247.50

The Teen Engagement Specialist will serve alongside the Teen Empowerment Coordinator and the AmeriCorps Academic Advocate at the Multicultural Family Center to provide teenaged youth in the Dubuque community with community connections, healthy opportunities and engaging activities during the school year and summer months. This position will be responsible for program development, implementation and evaluation, and outreach to the community youth populations. See full job description and apply.

Teen Education Specialist - Spring/Summer 2023

Hillcrest Family Services

Example Contract dates:

  • January 9, 2023 – August 5, 2023 (30 Week Contract)*
  • January 23, 2023 –August 19, 2023 (30 Week Contract)*

*Contract start and end dates are flexible and rotate on a bi-weekly schedule  
900 Hours Contract - Minimum of 30 hours/week 
Living Allowance Total: $12,600 ($840 every 2 weeks over 30 weeks) + Education Award: $3,247.50

The Teen Education Specialist AmeriCorps Member will serve alongside their Site Supervisor at Hillcrest Family Services to provide public health education to teenaged youth in Dubuque. See full job description and apply.

Social-Emotional Learning Specialist - Spring/Summer

St. Mark Youth Enrichment

3 Contract Options Available:

300 Hours Contract - Minimum of 10 hours/week
Living Allowance Total: $ 3,900 ($260 every 2 weeks over 30 weeks) + Education Award: $1,374.60

450 Hours Contract - Minimum of 12-15 hours/week
Living Allowance Total: $ 5,850 ($390 every 2 weeks over 30 weeks) + Education Award: $1,718.25

675 Hours Contract - Minimum of 22-25 hours/week
Living Allowance Total: $8,775 ($585 every 2 weeks over 30 weeks) + Education Award: $2,474.27

The Social-Emotional Learning Specialist will serve alongside their Site Supervisor and classroom teacher to provide additional assets and resources to elementary-aged students at St Mark Youth Enrichment during the summer months through program development, implementation and evaluation, and outreach to the community youth populations. See full job description.

  1. Aquatics (Pools)
  1. Bunker Hill Golf Course
  1. Multicultural Family Center
  1. Parks
  1. Port of Dubuque Marina
  1. Recreation

Meaningful Work that Supports the Community

Whether at the pool, on the course, or in the parks, our employees serve our residents, businesses, and visitors every day. Here, your work matters and makes a difference in the lives of people.

We Have SPIRIT!

We have SPIRIT, yes we do! SPIRIT describes our values and how we approach our daily work and long-term goals. It's in our organization's culture to bring the following to our work:

  • Service We are responsive.
  • People  We care and have compassion for those we serve and with whom we work.
  • Integrity We are honest and strive for excellence.
  • Responsibility  We are accountable.
  • Innovation We look for better ways.
  • Teamwork  We encourage input for better results and celebrate successes.

Opportunity For All

The City of Dubuque is proud to be an equal opportunity employer for all who do, or are looking to, call Dubuque home. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Diverse backgrounds help us serve our diverse community, and are encouraged to apply.