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Current Employment Opportunities

The Town of Amherst has positions available. For more information, please check out the listings below.

Please be advised that there is a Local Law requiring Town of Amherst employees to be residents of the Town of Amherst.

Please be advised that the Amherst Town Board adopted Resolution 2021-561 on June 21, 2021 that eliminates the residency requirement for seasonal staff in the Youth & Recreation and Highway Departments and part-time staff in the Youth & Recreation Department, through December 31, 2022.

Non-Town residents may be eligible for Town employment in certain positions – please contact the Town of Amherst Human Resources Department to find out if you may be eligible.


Police Department

  • Cleaner - PT (Part Time) - Position is available immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Youth and Recreation

  • Building Attendant (Part Time) - Applicants 18 years of age and older are needed to supervise community rentals at various facilities. Positions open all year long.

  • Child Care Staff (Part Time) - Applicants 18 years of age and older are needed to work in the Department’s afterschool childcare, recess camp and summer camp programs. Positions open all year long.

  • Guest Services Staff (Part Time) - Applicants 18 years of age and older are needed to work at Guest Services at the Northtown Center at Amherst. Positions open all year long.

  • Laborer (Part Time) - Applicants 18 years of age and older are needed to work as laborers.

  • Skate Guards (Part Time) - Applicants 18 years of age and older are needed to work as skateguards at the Northtown Center at Amherst. Positions open all year long.

  • Sports Instruction Staff (Part Time) - Applicants 18 years of age and older are needed to supervise various sports programs for youth and adults. Positions open all year long.

  • Tennis Staff (Part Time) - Applicants 18 years of age and older are needed to teach tennis to youth and adults of all ages. Hours and locations vary. Positions open all year long.

  • Life Guards (Seasonal) - Applicants 16 years of age and older are needed to work at the Clearfield and North Forest pools. Positions open all year long.

About Amherst

The Town of Amherst was established in 1818 and celebrated its 200th Anniversary in 2018. The town has a geographical area of 53.6 square miles and a population of greater than 122,000. Amherst community videos.

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  • Address:
    Municipal Building (Town Hall)
  • 5583 Main Street
  • Williamsville, NY 14221