Salt Lake City

Mayor's Office

Erin Mendenhall | (801) 535-7704

Salt Lake City calls on the community to fill crossing guard positions as the 2023-2024 school year begins

August 22, 2023

As children and teachers in the Salt Lake City School District (SLCSD) are gearing up for the start of the new school year, Salt Lake City is calling for more applicants to fill vacant crossing guard positions. 

There are more than 12,000 children attending school in the SLCSD, and crossing guards are essential to help them cross streets safely. In addition to navigating children to and from school, crossing guards also demonstrate proper pedestrian guidelines that help kids advance their own safety skills. Crossing guards count every time students use their crossings on the way to and from school. Last school year, guards helped students cross the street 457,074 times. 

Salt Lake City crossing guards make $17 per hour, get a free UTA pass and are entitled to a $250 signing bonus. Shifts are flexible, with both morning and afternoon crossings available. Salt Lake City’s Compliance Division provides all training needed for the job.

The City urges parents and community members to take an active role in protecting their children’s safety by applying to be crossing guards and spreading the word about open positions. Drivers are also encouraged to obey traffic laws as children return to school, including following school zone speed limits, knowing crosswalk safety, and coming to a complete stop whenever pedestrians are crossing the street. Safety is a community effort.

To apply to become a crossing guard, visit Salt Lake City’s career center. Applicants who might have questions can contact the City’s Crossing Guard Program and Outreach Coordinator, Robert Ridge, at 801-535-6589 or by emailing

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