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The Town of Peterborough is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Planning & Building Coordinator: 
Join the Peterborough Planning & Building Department as a Planning & Building Coordinator and contribute to community development through administrative support. Your role includes processing permits, applications, and offering top-notch customer service. You’ll handle office functions, financial records, scheduling, application verification, fee collection, legal notices, and document distribution. Assist with budgeting and community events. We seek an organized, multitasking, communicative individual with Microsoft Office proficiency and financial document management experience. More information on job description is available here.

This position is full-time Monday through Thursday, 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM, starting at $25 - $28/hour with overtime available and excellent benefits. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to Danica Melone at or by mail to 1 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH 03458.


Summer Seasonal Positions at the Peterborough Recreation Department
The Peterborough Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the upcoming 2024 Summer Season! Multiple divisions have positions that need to be filled. The Peterborough Recreation Department is looking for energetic, motivated, friendly, and committed staff members to make the facilities enjoyable to use or have the summer programs run efficiently and effectively. CPR/AED and Basic First Aid is required, but we will train you if you are not currently certified. Clean background checks, drug tests and possible driving records are required.  Positions will be available until filled.  The Town of Peterborough is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please contact Julia Chidester with your application materials: or call: 603.924.8080 ext. 552

Seasonal Maintenance:  The seasonal maintenance positions run between mid-May and mid/late-August.  These positions are 40 hour per week positions, running between 8am and 4:30pm. Some weekend work may be required. Must be 18 years of age or older to apply. Responsibilities include grounds and building maintenance at several locations, from the facilities, including the pool, at Adams Playground to maintaining the facility at Cunningham Pond. Pay starts at $15.50/hr.

Pool Lifeguards:  Adams Pool is open from the last day of school in June for the Contoocook Valley School District’s calendar until around the 16th of August. Current lifeguard certification is required. If you do not have your certification, we can hire contingent upon successful completion of the Lifeguarding Course. We will be able to help pay for it after successful completion of the course and working with the Peterborough Recreation Department through the end of the summer. Some lifeguards participate in swimming lessons instruction for children. One must be 15 years of age to attain certification. Lifeguards have bi-weekly in-service trainings. Pay:  Starting pay is $15.00/hr. for first year lifeguards.  Part-time and full-time seasonal positions available.

Bathhouse Attendants: Responsible for patron assistance, money management, as well as the cleanliness of facilities at Adams Pool and Cunningham Pond. Good interpersonal skills required. Some lifting is required, especially at Cunningham Pond. Depending upon one’s age, we cross train at both facilities. Most of these open positions are part-time, but we do have the ability to accommodate full-time seasonal employment requests. Pay:  Begins at $12.50 per hr.

At Adams Pool, the bathhouse attendant is responsible for the checking in of patrons, collecting pool fees, monitoring the chlorine levels, helping patrons with life vests if they need them, maintain safety standards, and other duties as assigned. While a 15-year-old may apply for this position, we need employees over the age of 18 to go into the filter room and handle the chlorine briquettes.

At Cunningham Pond, assist patrons with kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals. Collect boat rental fees and monitor car stickers in the Cunningham Pond parking lot. Maintain the cleanliness of the facility.

Teens in Action (TIA) Counselors: Design, organize, and implement two fun-filled and safe programs for teens entering 7th through 10th grade in the fall of 2024. New this year, the program will be offered in two, two-week sessions with a break in between the two sessions. A great job for college students or teachers looking for summer income! Applicants need to be over the age of 18. Strong communication and organizational skills are important and a commitment to safety is a must.  The training for and planning of the program begins in June. Session 1 runs between July 8th and July 19th.  Session 2 runs July 29th through August 9th.  On average, TIA counselors work 40 to 50 hrs. per week. The pay is $18.00/hr.


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