Mayor’s Column


Are you looking for a summer job?

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced that the New Jersey State Park Service is seeking applicants for hundreds of peak season jobs at our parks, forests, recreation areas and historic sites throughout the state.

Each year the State Park Service hires hundreds of people to fill peak season jobs. These jobs are essential to the operations of the State Park system and include lifeguards, visitor service assistants, nature and history educators and maintenance workers. The number and types of positions available varies depending on activities at each location within the state parks system. The busiest part of the season is Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Applicants must be at least 16 years older. Applicants should check with the Park office of their choice about specific positions, scheduling and other job related questions no later than Thursday, March 1. Seasonal employees are required to work weekends and holidays.

The New Jersey division of Parks and forestry overseas 50 state parks, forests, recreation areas, battlefields, historic sites and marinas that annually draw millions of visitors and are a key contributor to the states tourism economy.

To learn more about which locations are accepting applications or to apply for a peak season job, visit:

** The Alicia Rose Victorious Foundation Wine and Food Tasting will be held on Friday, March 16 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Virtua Barry Brown Education Building, 106 Carnie Boulevard in Voorhees. Ticket donations are $50 per person in advance or $60 per person at the door. For reservations, call 856-784-0615 or visit The foundation installs Teen Centers in hospitals throughout the country to bring hope, excitement and entertainment to teens facing difficult conditions while receiving hospital treatment.