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One Albuquerque: 2024 Youth Job & Volunteer Fair

Youth ages 14 to 25 are invited to discover employment and volunteer opportunities in Albuquerque.

The City of Albuquerque has the most youth employees in the state of New Mexico! Learn how you can start the path to further your education and career!

Check out some of the staff and volunteers roles at the City of Albuquerque.

Explore Jobs & Apply

Learn about City of Albuquerque positions below.

Position Description Apply
Community Center Recreation Leader and Site Supervisor Provide planned inclusive activities for children at one of 22 Community Centers that will host a summer program throughout the city. Age 16+ Seasonal Recreation Application
MultiGen Center Recreation Leader Provide planned inclusive activities for children at one of two Multigenerational Centers. Age 16+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Therapeutic Recreation Program Recreation Leader, Activities Programmer, Assistant Site Supervisor, Site Supervisor. Working in programs that provide fully inclusive activities for kids and teens with and without disabilities. Age 16+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Head Teacher, Teacher, Teaching Asst., Program Mgrs & Education Specialist

Teaching Assistants-CDA/NMCDC within 6 months of hire.
Head Teacher/Teacher/Ed. Specialist- BA/BS in early childhood education at hire.
Program Managers-BA degree in Early Childhood or Business Administration upon hire. View teaching flyer

Teacher Applications

Program Applications

Aquatics Aide & Pool Supervisors An Aquatics Aide does a grip of fun stuff for the City swimming pools. If you want to teach lessons, respond to emergencies, and interact with swimmers, the Aquatics Aide job is right for you! You don’t even need to know how to swim - you just have to enjoy the water and have an outgoing attitude! If you don’t want to teach lessons, that’s cool too - we need plenty of cashiers. Age 15+
Lifeguard & Headguards Lifeguards are highly trained first responders who are prepared to respond to any type of emergency in and around a pool. Not only to respond to emergencies but more importantly prevent injuries from occurring by enforcing facility rules. We also get to teach children of all ages how to swim! Age 15+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Casa Esperanza Assistant Bicycle Mechanic Make a lasting impact with bicycle riders by helping people learn to repair their bicycles. Mechanical training is provided, and no experience is necessary. If you are a person that loves bicycles and wants to help other people, this is the job for you! Age 15+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Adventure Leader Instruct and supervise youth in outdoor activities such as climbing walls, bicycle safety education programs, caving, rappelling, rocket building, archery, and more. 15+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Recreation Instruction Teach tennis, pickleball, or disc golf to children and adults in the community. Age 15+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Golf Courses Sports Facility Prep, Golf Course Attendant, Events Associate, Front Desk Staff, E-Gaming. Age 15+ Seasonal Recreation Application
Keep Albuquerque Beautiful Summer Youth Program Get a head start on your career and learn valuable lessons while working closely with Solid Waste’s Clean City Division. Youth workers will partner with crews on graffiti cleanup, litter cleanup, weed and median maintenance and assist in the department’s wildflower project. Spend your summer with us and leave the program with a sense of pride in beautifying our City. 16+ Application link coming soon!
Balloon Fiesta Park Cashier Cashiering, supporting golfers, and various other duties. Seasonal Recreation Application
Balloon Fiesta Park Event Staff Monitor Balloon Fiesta Park indoor and outdoor events. Seasonal Recreation Application
Explora Career Pathway Intern The primary goal of Explora's Career Pathways Program is to open a gateway for low-income youth to move beyond economic limitations and into intellectually stimulating, personally rewarding employment which serves the community, contributes to Explora's educational mission, and leads to expanded educational and career opportunities. Age 17+ X Studio membership is open to youth ages 13-20 Explora X Studio
Albuquerque Fire Rescue The upcoming 99th Cadet Class application process is now open from December 6th, 2021 and closes February 25, 2022. Thank you for your interest in the 99th Cadet Class! To apply go to Become A Firefighter and scroll down to the button that says “Apply during Open Enrollment”. Age 18+ Become A Firefighter
Security Officer

Provide twenty four hour security services for assigned City facilities and property, including vehicles and equipment; protect facilities from unlawful intrusion and criminal acts and ensure public safety. High School Diploma or GED: and Two (2) years of security or customer service experience. Possession of a valid Driver's License. 18 +

Apply online to become a security officer
Albuquerque Police Department Police Service Aide Provide police service that otherwise would be lost or delayed because of workload saturation on sworn officers, relieve sworn officer of non-related or low priority police service so that they may pursue anti-crime activities more effectively. Collect and preserve physical evidence in the field; ensure the preservation of all items taken into evidence and testify in court regarding the chain of custody and integrity of evidence. Must have Drivers License High school Diploma or GED (Citizenship not required for PSA - only valid work permit). 18+ Age 18+ Email [email protected] or visit or call 505-343-5040 or text 505-591-1082
One Albuquerque Volunteers Make a difference! We believe in addressing our greatest challenges with a whole-of-community approach--together, we are One Albuquerque! We welcome people of all ages, interests, and ability levels to step up in service to Albuquerque. Paid and unpaid volunteer/service opportunities are a wonderful resume-builder and networking tool for young professionals. We have hundreds of volunteer opportunities, 9 paid Summer Associate VISTA positions for summer service, and up to 7 standard VISTA placements available. All ages for volunteering, 18+ for VISTA placements. Volunteer
Youth Nature Guide

Facilitate summer discovery stations at the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden. Teach visitors about the fascinating world of animals and plants, while inspiring a sense of stewardship towards the earth and its inhabitants (14+).

Youth Nature Guides
Albuquerque Animal Welfare Volunteer

14+ volunteers

BioPark Cashier, Food Service, Cooks & Retail

Cashiers/Food Service Workers
Retail Workers View BioPark Summer Staff flyer

Information coming soon!
Keep Albuquerque Beautiful internship

Coordinate and assist with special events involving community and business partners; coordinate fundraising activities for the program; recruit volunteers; and present to schools, community groups, government, and environmental groups on recycling, litter, graffiti, and beautification efforts. Age 18-25

Dept. Senior Affairs Volunteers

Senior Affairs Volunteers are younger residents interested in lending a hand, groups that want to give back, or seniors hoping to get more involved in the community. We provide resources with care and compassion that help our community thrive while embracing aging. Volunteer screening varies per assignment. Engaging vulnerable populations may require a background check.

BioPark Guest Experience Crew Successful candidates enjoy going above and beyond to welcome BioPark guests and ensure that all guests have a fun, safe and educational visit crew members report to the admissions supervisors and are part of the guest experience department. 18+ Information coming soon!
Volunteer BioPark Camp Counselor Teen volunteers assist camp teachers at the ABQ BioPark Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach with classroom management and activities working with children from K-9th grade to discover nature. Age 16-19 Volunteer
Mayors Creative Youth Corps Leadership Council Serve on the leadership Council for the 2024 cohort of the Mayor’s Creative Youth Corps (MCYC). Paid, contracted position,beginning in the spring 2024, ending in mid-August. This is an ideal position for multi-faceted individuals who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with a team of creative, civic-minded artists and community leaders curious about expanding their skills in leadership, arts administration, project management, mentorship, and artistic creation. 18 - 25 Apply
Volunteer Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) The Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council works to provide the Mayor’s office with the youth perspective on city issues and to foster a sense of community in order to aid in the development and betterment of Albuquerque. Apply for MYAC
Bank on Burque Summer Jobs Connect The Summer Youth Ambassador will assist the Bank On Burque Program Manager by delivering financial education to Summer Youth Employees (SYE), providing peer support, and tracking and reporting SYE progress. 14-24 Youth Ambassador Program
Street Maintenance Worker Perform routine maintenance, repair and cleaning of the City's street system; operate and perform preventative maintenance on equipment and tools and learn to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility. 18-25 Street Maintenance Worker
Library Volunteer

We're looking for enthusiastic teens to volunteer for our 2024 Summer Reading Program! Help with special events, sign up participants, give out weekly prizes, and support your local library!

Summer Reading Volunteer


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Workplace Professionalism

Career Exploration

Drug Testing 101

An icon of a light bulb with a lightning bolt inside and lines on the outside showing that it's shining and a grey divider line to the right. Prepare for the Job Fair

The key to having a successful job fair experience is to develop a game plan for success. Get tips on how to prepare for a job fair, build a resume, and more.

City of Albuquerque Summer Job Application Walk Through

City of Albuquerque Summer Job Application Walk Through (Full Version)

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Resume Tips from UNM Career Services

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An illustration of an open book with a globe hovering above it with a divider line to the right. Parent Lounge

This year’s Job and Volunteer Fair will feature the return of the Parent Lounge! Parents are welcome to come and grab a cup of coffee and discover resources on how to support their job seekers. This is a great place to gather while participants explore the fair on their own. There will be mini-presentations, representatives from partner organizations, as well as City of ABQ hiring managers on hand to answer questions.

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The City of Albuquerque is an equal employment opportunity employer. The City of Albuquerque complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and offers reasonable accommodations in the employment and application process to qualified individuals with disabilities. To RSVP for an ASL Interpreter or request a reasonable accommodation at the Job Fair, please send us an email.

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For any questions, please send us an email.

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