About the City of Somerville

Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and residents. The City of Somerville values diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging throughout our hiring practices; these values are embedded in our mission and work environment—furthermore, we encourage applications from a diverse range of professional experiences and skillsets. We embrace and encourage an innovative, empowering, and collaborative workplace culture in a fast-paced, challenging environment. The City also offers a generous benefits package that embodies a strong work-life balance. Not only is Somerville a “Model City,” as termed by The Boston Globe, it is also a model employer.


  • Now Hiring: Lifeguard

Parks and Recreation

Want to have the best job ever? Then become a Lifeguard for Somerville Parks & Recreation!

Somerville Parks & Recreation is looking for mature and highly motivated staff to oversee our Kennedy and/or Dilboy pool. The Kennedy pool offers part-time employment September- June. The Dilboy pool the summer season beginning in June and ending the late August.

  • Must be 16+ to apply. 
  • Lifeguard Certification Provided. 
  • Water Safety Instructors Needed. 
Application Procedure: 

Please send your resume and cover letter by Thursday, April 5, 2019 to:

City Hall Personnel Office
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville MA 02143
Fax: 617-666-4426
TTY: 1-866-808-4851
Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information please contact Jill Lathan at jlathan@somervillema.gov

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Part Time
16-20.00 per hour for Lifeguards, $21-24 per hour for Head Lifeguards
Application Start Date: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Application End Date: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

COVID-19 Vaccination Required

To better protect the health and safety of staff and the public, all City of Somerville employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of November 1, 2021. Exemptions and/or reasonable accommodations are not guaranteed and will be reviewed by the City of Somerville Human Resources Department on a case-by-case basis. Learn more at somervillema.gov/HR/COVID19.