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Central College


CONTACT: Human Resources: 641-628-5156 or

JOB TITLE(S): Central Market Dining Services – Summer Staff

JOB TYPE: Summer – Seasonal

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: For full job description, click here

START/END DATES: Summer 2022

TIME/DAYS NEEDED: This position fills in on an as needed basis with no set schedule. Hours vary according to Catering and Central Market needs.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be 16 years of age to be employed by the college

IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE A PASSION FOR: Working with people and food

EXPECTATIONS: See Job Description above for details

Scooter's Coffee



JOB TITLE(S): Barista

JOB TYPE: Year-round

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: The Barista creates a memorable customer experience by providing fast, friendly service and consistent, quality products. This role is responsible for performing all job duties in a manner consistent with current company processes and procedures and maintaining all food safety and sanitation standards.
Desired skills include being outgoing, a multitasker, having customer service skills, and an ability to work in a fast paced environment.

START/END DATES: Ongoing – we’re always looking for outstanding individuals to join our barista team.

TIME/DAYS NEEDED: Flexible schedule – operating hours are Monday – Saturday, 5:30am to 8pm, Sundays 6:30am – 8pm.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: At least 14 years of age or older (we hire 14 & 15 year olds with a work permit)

IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE A PASSION FOR: Working in a fast paced environment, customer interaction, and working as part of a team.

EXPECTATIONS: Greet and connect with each customer. Welcome questions and seek opportunities to educate on our products. Suggestively sell gift cards, complementary/additional products, and merchandise. Solicit order, enter sale, and process  payment in a timely and friendly fashion. Manage cash drawer, following established cash handling procedures. Serve all customer orders according to recipe and aesthetic guidelines. Deliver products within established speed of service guidelines and identify drink upon delivery. Operate and maintain cleanliness of all store equipment. Optimize workflow efficiency by restocking workstations, food, supplies, and merchandise. Maintain cleanliness of coworker and customer areas. Demonstrate genuine appreciation to each customer.

City of Pella


CONTACT: Human Resources @ 641-628-1601

JOB TITLE(S): Various seasonal worker positions including Parks, Golf, Sports Complex seasonal workers and equipment operators, Pella Aquatic Center Lifeguards, Concessions and Admission Workers 

JOB TYPE: Based on position, many are seasonal

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: For full job descriptions and skills needed, click here.

START/END DATES: Varies between positions between March through end of October

TIME/DAYS NEEDED: Schedules vary depending on position & are flexible from Sunday-Saturday

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Dependent upon position and job duties; anywhere from 15 years of age or older

IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE A PASSION FOR: Keeping Pella looking beautiful! Working outdoors and working on a variety of tasks throughout the season.

EXPECTATIONS: A passion for providing safe, clean and beautiful grounds and facilities for our residents and visitors!

Jaarsma Bakery


CONTACT: Lisa Larson
P: (641) 628-2940


JOB TYPE: Part-time positions available at any time of the year!

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: Our clerks help our customers find their favorite treats!
The skills you’ll need to be successful are a flexible spirit, a positive attitude, and a willingness to learn. We’ll help you learn all job-specific skills.

START/END DATES: Immediately! Summers, during the school year, over holiday breaks, and on Saturdays.

TIME/DAYS NEEDED: We have a VERY flexible schedule. We have after school hours 3:45-6:30pm, we have hours on Saturday ranging between 6am-6pm, and we are happy to work around your schedule.

AGE REQUIREMENTS: At least 16 years of age or older

IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE A PASSION FOR: Working with people and staying busy!

EXPECTATIONS: We have openings at our Pella location. Our staff learns everything: packaging, customer service, cash registers, and cleaning up. We work together in a fast-paced environment. We provide the aprons and hats; you bring the hustle. Positive attitudes are a must. And, anyone who closes gets to take home extra donuts! It really is a win-win.

Van Wyk Veterinary Clinic


CONTACT: Connie Henle, Office Manager
P: (641) 505-1085
A: 2525 Old Hwy 163, Pella

JOB TITLE: Kennel Assistant

JOB TYPE: Year-round

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: Kennel Assistants are in charge of taking care of boarding patients during their scheduled shift. Duties include walking dogs, feeding, watering and medicating cats and dogs, cleaning, dishes and laundry. Weekend and holiday hours required. Please inquire for more detailed information.

-Love of animals
-Great with animals
-Ability to get dirty (this is not a glamorous job)

START/END DATES: Apply anytime

Evening shifts are 5PM – when job is complete
Weekend shifts are 7AM – complete
Noon shift is 12:00PM – complete

AGE REQUIREMENTS: At least 14 years of age or older and have transportation to and from the jobsite

IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE A PASSION FOR: Helping and caring for animals

EXPECTATIONS: This is an in-person job. No specific dress code required. You will need to dress accordingly for the weather, as you will be in and out walking dogs (rain gear, boots, winter gear, etc). Must be able to handle dogs of all sizes. Must be able to work with cats.

Bright Horizons - Yellow Iron Academy


CONTACT: Dana Cawthorne, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner

JOB TITLE: Teacher, Associate Teacher, Lead Teacher, Kindergarten Prep Teacher

JOB TYPE: Year-round

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: Child Care Associate Teacher – $500 Hiring Incentive
Imagine your future teaching with a world-class team where you make a difference for children every day. Imagine learning from experts in your field, and having the opportunity to earn your college degree – for free. Imagine it all as a Bright Horizons Associate Teacher.
Full-time and part-time positions now available with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
A Bright Horizons Career Includes:
• Flexible scheduling
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance
• 401(k) plan
• Paid time off
• Referral bonus
• Career development and FREE college degrees through our Horizons Teacher Degree Program
*Benefits vary based on full-time/part-time status
Working with another Child Care Teacher in the classroom, you will:
• Assist with hands-on activities to meet the needs and interests of the children.
• Communicate daily with parents. Document and share the important milestones in their child’s day.
• Keep the classroom safe and clean by following important procedures and guidelines.
Candidates must pass required state and company background checks, and meet state and company minimum education and experience requirements:
• At least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED required
• Demonstrated experience working with children; child care, daycare, or preschool preferred
• Early childhood coursework, CDA, or degree preferred
• Candidates must be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing for COVID-19 (testing supplies and tracking provided by Bright Horizons) to ensure compliance with enhanced health and safety protocols and to keep yourself and others safe and free from illness.
Explore your passion for early learning; pursue your purpose as a teacher, and enjoy the possibilities of all the places a Bright Horizons career can take you – in a workplace dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion; where you can be you. Come build a brighter future at one of FORTUNE’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Apply today!

START/END DATES: ASAP – no end date

TIME/DAYS NEEDED: Monday – Friday, 5:30am-5:30pm – Part-Time & Full-Time

AGE REQUIREMENTS: At least 16 years of age or older


EXPECTATIONS: In-person and business casual

Four Seasons Yard Care


CONTACT: Troy Seekamp, Owner
P: 641-780-2730

JOB TITLE: General Labor, Office Work

JOB TYPE: Year-round

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: General labor is working in the shop and out side. Mowing, snow removal, and fall clean up.
Office work would be spreadsheets, answering emails, get parts when needed, website info and Facebook posts.
Show up to work, be reliable, computer skills, and team work.

START/END DATES: Immediate openings

TIME/DAYS NEEDED: All days of the week depending on weather (start and stop times may vary depending on weather as well)

AGE REQUIREMENTS: At least 16 years of age or older

IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE A PASSION FOR: Being outside, working in a growing business, and being creative

EXPECTATIONS: We can work with anyone that can give a good effort and is respectful of others.

The Well


CONTACT: Gwenda Klyn, Manager of The Well Thrift Store in Pella
Lucinda Smith, Manager of Knoxville Thrift Store

JOB TITLE: Retail Associate

JOB TYPE: Year-round but can work seasonally

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: The qualified candidate will have the ability to adapt quickly to handle a fast-paced and ever-changing environment. The candidate will be highly process-oriented and be equipped to maximize labor output and provide excellent customer service. It will be imperative that this candidate works closely with the Thrift Coordinators and Pricing Associates to ensure a successful thrift operation. Teamwork is essential to the success of this role. This position works closely with and reports directly to the Thrift Manager.
-Work with the team of people that have an outstanding skill set in the area of thrift
-Operate point of sale (POS) terminal in thrift store
-Understand and complete POS end of day close
-Assist customers of thrift with questions and purchases
-Work with volunteers within the thrift store


TIME/DAYS NEEDED: Day shifts – Monday-Friday 10-5 PM, Saturdays 10-4 PM



EXPECTATIONS: In-person, must be able to lift heavy items.

Other Requirements:
-This position will require being cross trained to assist where needed
-Ability to see in color vision, to read and to hear instructions from others; to regularly stand, use hands at counter height for grasping, holding and reaching and to lift up to 50 pounds; to occasionally, bend, kneel and climb stairs.
-This position may include evening or weekend hours as needed

Pella Regional Health Center


CONTACT: Anna Dunham, HR Generalist
P: (641) 628-6675

JOB TITLE: Multiple Entry Level Positions including Nutrition Services Worker, Janitorial Tech, Phlebotomist, Patient Care Tech and more!

JOB TYPE: Year-round

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: Various Part-Time/Casual Postions, Starting at $15/Hour! Looking for candidates who are motivated to learn, grow and jump right in! Pella Regional is committent to providing healthcare and healing services with Christian compassion to those around us. We are a great organization for area students to experience the potential for a career in healthcare! Come work with us!


TIME/DAYS NEEDED: Varied shifts

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Some age requirements apply, dependent on position

IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE A PASSION FOR: Working with & helping people


Pella Corporation


CONTACT: Jay Garner, HR Representative
P: (641) 621-6175
A: 102 Main Street Pella, IA 50219

JOB TITLE: Production/Manufacturing and Logistics positions

JOB TYPE: Seasonal

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: The Summer Employment Team Member – works as part of a team performing multiple duties for the production of fenestration products. This team member’s assigned team and tasks will vary based on business necessity. This position is a summer position, with a minimum commitment of 10 weeks and a targeted end date. Positions will be restricted based on pre-determined recommendations from Plant leadership and the internal safety team.
Desired Skills:
– Able to work with minimal supervision
– Accuracy and attention to detail
– Proficient mechanical ability
– Adaptability
– Decision making/problem solving

START/END DATES: This position is a summer position, with a minimum commitment of 10 weeks with a targeted end date.

TIME/DAYS NEEDED: 1st and 2nd shifts available

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 years of age or older

IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE A PASSION FOR: Working as a team to accomplish common goals, have a great work ethic & be people oriented

– 10 week minimum commitment
– Must be able to pass a Pre Work Screen Physical, Drug Screen and Back Ground Check
– Work in a team environment with the ability to communicate in a concise, polite and respectful manner

Hearthstone, A Ministry of WesleyLife


CONTACT: Ann Ernsperger, Director of People & Culture
P: (641) 620-4162
C: (641) 204-2455
A: 1742 Main St., Pella, IA 50219

JOB TITLE: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

JOB TYPE: Can be seasonal or year-round

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) with Hearthstone you will be responsible for:
– Serving in the health center alongside other CNAs and nursing staff
– Providing high quality clinical care to residents
– Creating an environment of belonging, community, safety and home
– Use your nursing assistant skills to provide direct assistance and care under the direction of our nursing leaders
– Respond to call lights in a timely manner
– Build relationships with the people you serve and with your team members so that you truly become a key member of their health care support team

Active CNA license on the Iowa Registry. Reliability, dependability, integrity and a high level of energy and passion for the work of our organization are required. Ability to effectively communicate with each person served. Previous EMR system experience is preferred. Beginner to intermediate levels of computer skills are required.

START/END DATES: June 1, 2021 with no end date if chooses to remain a PRN team member

TIME/DAYS NEEDED: All shifts: Days (6:15am-2:45pm), Evenings (2:30pm-11:00pm), Overnights (10:45pm-7:15am)

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be 16 years old with active CNA certificate

IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE A PASSION FOR: Enjoys building relationships with older adults, story-telling, working with hands, thinking outside of the box in certain situations.

EXPECTATIONS: The CNA position requires in-person care. Team members are responsible for their own personal conduct. WesleyLife upholds a high expectation around the duty to treat others as you would like to be treated.
Our dress code is business casual for all regardless of department. Solid-colored scrub pants and a casual top, close-toed comfortable shoes. No workout attire (spandex leggings, tank tops) and no sandals/flip flops. Jeans and Hearthstone t-shirts are acceptable on Fridays.
Team members must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift up to 50 pounds on a routine basis, be able to remain standing on one’s feet and/or walk for long, extended periods of time, and must be able to stoop, kneel, and reach as needed to perform routine work duties.

Central College


CONTACT: Julie Palm, HR Generalist
P: (641) 628-5156
A: 812 University St., Pella, IA 50219

JOB TITLE: Catering Staff (part-time, flexible)

JOB TYPE: Year-round

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: Responsible to the Catering Manager and Senior Catering Events Coordinators for various support duties, including organizing, cleanup of catering equipment and areas. This position assists with events on Central’s campus as well as other local events. This position fills in on an as-needed basis. No set schedule. Hours vary according to Catering needs.
This position fills in on an as-needed basis. No set schedule. Hours vary according to business needs. Duties include:
1. Organize catering staging areas
2. Clean carts and chafing racks involved in catering events.
3. Keep catering vehicles clean inside and out.
4. Help with catering event set up and clean up.
5. Help with special events in the Central Market.
6. Display a clean and neat appearance and pleasant attitude.
7. Consistently demonstrates a positive attitude.
8. Must be open and adaptable to change.
9. Must work cooperatively and respectfully with the people you work with
10. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply and divide and be willing and available to work evenings and weekends.

START/END DATES: Start dates – 4/1/201 – 5/15/2021

TIME/DAYS NEEDED: Part-time, flexible

AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be 16 years of age or older

IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE A PASSION FOR: Working with food and people

EXPECTATIONS: Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America that began in 1916. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just two minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake.

Christian Opportunity Center


CONTACT: Tesa Fleener, Human Resources Associate

JOB TITLE: Direct Support Professional

JOB TYPE: Can be year-round

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: Living Skills Advisors ensure that each person supported is functioning at the highest level of responsibility and independence possible, considering their individual interests, priority needs, skills, and abilities. Responsible to supervise and provide interactive training for people with disabilities in home settings. Will aid people in completing household chores, participating in group or relaxing activities and with personal grooming/hygiene. We provide all trainings!

START/END DATES: Ongoing with flexible schedules


AGE REQUIREMENTS: Must be 18 with a high school diploma or a GED


EXPECTATIONS: Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical. Must be reliable and work all scheduled shifts.




JOB TITLE: Line Cook

JOB TYPE: This is a year round position, but we also accept seasonal and temporary workers.

JOB DESCRIPTION & DESIRED SKILLS: This position requires the ability to work in a fast pace environment. Duties include prepping food, cooking, cleaning, and working well with others. Must also be able to stand for long periods of time. No experience required. We will teach you everything you need to know.

START/END DATES: Position may begin at anytime. Ideal for students looking for evening or summer work.

TIME/DAYS NEEDED: Evenings and weekends, Monday-Sunday

AGE REQUIREMENTS: At least 16 years of age

IDEAL CANDIDATE WOULD HAVE A PASSION FOR: Working in a fast pace environment, working with a team, maintaining a great attitude and cooking/working with food.

EXPECTATIONS: At Applebee’s we believe in the importance of Results, Respect, and Responsibility. We achieve results by having respect for each other by showing up on time, in uniform, and ready to work as a team. We show responsibility by being at all scheduled shifts and taking responsibility for our share of the work. If each of us are contributing to the team, we all benefit.

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