Intermittent Laborer

City of Seattle, WA
September 1, 2023
Seattle, WA
Job Type


Position Description

About this position:

Are you a hard worker looking for some extra income? Are you interested in working with an organization that values diversity? Do you enjoy working outside? Are you seeking work with a purpose? With over 12 million visitors a year, Seattle Center supports a thriving cultural community center for the City of Seattle - and we want you to be a part of it!

As an intermittent laborer, you will have the ability to pick up available day, night, weekend, and holiday shifts at a place that creates exceptional events, experiences, and a welcoming environment 24/7, 365 days a year. Intermittent Laborers at Seattle Center have no set hours of work each week and work on-call to support regular Laborers and assist with keeping event spaces updated and clean for large events. These positions report to the Operations Crew Chief.

This posting will run continuously until all openings are filled so apply today!

Job Responsibilities

  • Clean and maintain indoor and outdoor facilities and restrooms
  • Set up or break down furniture and flooring
  • Dispose of garbage and recyclable materials, weighing up to 50 pounds
  • May operate backpack blowers, pressure washers and motor vehicles as assigned
  • Work both in a team setting and independently
  • Communicate effectively both written and verbally
  • Must be able to work within a diverse workforce and multicultural public and clientele


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform general laboring/manual work, good physical condition, and the ability to work with hand and power tools is required.

What you Bring:

  • Flexibility and a willingness to work
  • An eye for safety, for yourself and for others
  • An excellent track record of working well in a team environment and around people
  • Prior experience performing labor-intensive work and knowledge of common hand tools is a plus!

What we Bring:

  • A supportive and community-oriented place to work, where you will get to meet new people every day.
  • Premium pay that increases the more hours you work. (Starts at an additional 5% on top of your base rate, up to 25%!)
  • The opportunity to work outside on a beautiful campus in the heart of downtown Seattle.
  • The opportunity to grow your skills.

License, Certification, and Other Requirements:

  • Possess a valid Washington State driver license at time of application

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand, walk, bend and stoop for extended periods of time
  • Ability to perform labor intensive work
  • Willing and able to safely lift 50+ pounds on a regular basis
  • Willing to work outside in all weather conditions
  • Willing to work varying shifts, including weekends and holidays

Additional Information

This is an intermittent/on-call position. Hours are dependent on event schedules and callouts at Seattle Center.

The full salary for this position is $25.58 -$25.58 per hour.

How to Apply:
Please submit the following items to be considered for these vacancies:

NEOGOV online (or paper) application Supplemental questionnaire Your application may be rejected if these items are missing or incomplete. Note, simply providing a cover letter and résumé is not a substitute for completing the application itself.

Interviews - Initial interviews will be conducted the week of August 7, 2023, then monthly until all openings are filled.

Driving Record - Selected candidates will be required to submit a Driver's Abstract (at your own expense) that demonstrates a good driving record.

Pre-Employment Physical - Successful candidates will need to get and pass a pre-employment physical (paid for by Seattle Center).

Why work at the City?

The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an antiracist culture, we seek employees who will engage in dismantling racist policies and procedures, unlearn the way things have always been done, and create and provide equitable processes and services. Seattle Office of Civil Rights )

For helpful tips on the application process and recruitment process: Working at the City - Human Resources |

About Seattle Center:

Seattle Center is the region's premier civic, arts and family gathering place in the core of our city and region, home to more than 30 arts, cultural, and entertainment organizations, family attractions, and tourist amenities. Our mission is to create exceptional events, experiences, and environments that delight and inspire the human spirit to build stronger communities. To support this work, Seattle Center currently employs 220 full-time employees and hundreds of intermittent workers. In 2023 Seattle Center is expanding its role to provide operations, maintenance and public safety services for Seattle's new Waterfront Park, a series of new public spaces on Seattle's downtown waterfront between Pioneer Square and the Seattle Aquarium. Seattle Center will bring its deep experience successfully managing public space to the waterfront. As a department of the City of Seattle, Seattle Center contributes to the quality of life for Seattle residents--and the region's economy and image as its top visitor destination.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources |

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