Summer's almost here and before you know it the kids will be out of school; looking for something to do. If they're old enough to work, then it's time for them to get a job.

A job that's fun, lucrative and most of all, one that will create lots of summer memories. Some of the most memorable moments in my life are ones from working with my best friends at amusement parks and bowling alleys.

Here are eight of the coolest jobs for Rockford's hot summer months.


  • Dairyhaus via Facebook
    Dairyhaus via Facebook


    Don't miss out on a sweet job opportunity to work for the Stateline area's best ice cream shop. Dairyhaus is hiring for the season and you can get your application here.

  • Peak Sports Club and Peak Fitness via Facebook
    Peak Sports Club and Peak Fitness via Facebook

    Peak Sports Club

    One of my favorite part time jobs was working for a gym; there are so many fun opportunities like working the front desk, throwing birthday parties, folding towels and being a life guard. Get your application here.

  • Rockford Park District via Facebook
    Rockford Park District via Facebook

    Rockford Park District

    Courts, events, parks, pools and programs- there's something for any and everyone when you work for the Rockford Park District. If you want to spend your summers outdoors; having fun, then apply for a summer gig with RFD. They're now hiring summer camp staff, maintenance positions, food & beverage help, lifeguards, customer service representatives, event staff, and many more positions for this spring and summer. Apply here.

  • Magic Waters Waterpark via Facebook
    Magic Waters Waterpark via Facebook

    Magic Waters

    If you grew up in the Rockford area, it's almost a right of passage to work at Magic Waters. They're currently hiring for the 2017 season; apply here.

  • Anna's Pizza Winnebago via Facebook
    Anna's Pizza Winnebago via Facebook

    Anna's Pizza Winnebago

    Rockford area students love working for Brian at Anna's Pizza in Winnebago. Many of his employees have worked for him for years and continue to keep in contact with him well after they've gone off to college. If you or your kid loves pizza and wants to work for a great boss then get a summer job with Anna's. Apply in person at 101 S Benton St, Winnebago.

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    Rockford Rivets

    Spend your summer outdoors serving up food at the concession stand or beers as a bartender for the Rockford Rivets. They have a variety of positions that need to be filled; get more information here.

  • 15th & Chris via Facebook
    15th & Chris via Facebook

    15th & Chris

    According to their Facebook page, 15th & Chris is "looking for food service champions who love serving customers and have experience in the restaurant industry. Must be able to work a variety of shifts per week. Dependability is a must." The also have a sense of humor, check out their "Help Wanted" sign.  Apply here.

  • Rob Carroll, Townsquare Media
    Rob Carroll, Townsquare Media

    Rockford Town Fair

    The Rockford Town Fair is back for it's second year and they're looking for[button  ride operators, ticket sales, games and vendors. If you love amusement rides and helping others, then apply with our sister company, North American Midway Entertainment, here.

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