Employment & Volunteer Opportunities

Town of Peru Job Opportunity For a Fire Chief 
see job description at the bottom of this page 
Posted March 7, 2024, Kim Leach, Town Clerk


New Building Committee Looking for Members
The Town of Peru, through its Board of Selectmen, has determined that it has a critical need to study and assess the existing conditions of its Town Hall/Community Center Building and to identify the current and future needs of Town Departments housed within the Town Hall/Community Center Building and to examine the feasibility of bringing the Peru Library into the Town owned structure. To that end, the Board of Selectmen will be appointing a five member Building Committee to facilitate the completion of this comprehensive assessment and study.
Once formed, the Committee will work with the Town Administrator and Selectboard to retain a professional firm that will complete the assessment and study to provide a comprehensive report including recommendations. This report will be utilized as a basis for making informed decisions based upon a comprehensive evaluation of Town needs. The Building Committee shall work as a liaison between the Board of Selectmen and the vendor chosen to complete the professional services.
Residents with prior commercial construction and facilities management experience are encouraged to volunteer for this committee. The Town of Peru is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
To be considered for appointment to this volunteer committee, please submit a letter of interest to the Board of Selectmen through the office of the Town Administrator by the close of business April 1, 2024 using the email address listed below: townadmin@townofperuma.com
or by U.S. Mail:
Town Administrator Terry Walker
Peru Town Hall
3 East Main Road, Suite #100
Peru, MA 01235
Posted March 7, 2024, Kim Leach, Town Clerk 




The Town of Peru is in search of one Assessor to serve on the 3-member Board of Assessors, under the direction of the Head Assessor. Peru, is a town of approximately 815 residents, is 26 sq. miles in size and is in Central Berkshire County. Peru has 804 parcels of property including 347 single family homes. Real and Personal Property taxes amounted to $1,345,670 for FY’22.
The Board of Assessors serves under the administrative direction of the Board of Selectmen via the Town Administrator and oversees the Town’s Assessing Department operations. These positions on the Board of Assessors require Mass DOR certification through online Course 101.
As an Assessor, under the guidance of the Head Assessor, you will be responsible to act upon all abatements, exemptions, Chapter land applications, commitments, warrants, liens, and other signatory requirements that are required by the Board. Customer service to the public is also an important duty of the Assessors.
You are required to attend the Assessors’ meetings currently being held on Monday evenings from 6-8 pm.
These positions will remain open until filled.
Send Resume/Cover letter to:  Town Administrator, 3 East Main Road, Suite 100, Peru, MA  01235 or townadmin@townofperuma.com
The Town of Peru is an equal opportunity employer.
Posted June 13, 2023, Kim Leach, Town Clerk


Part-Time Municipal Police Officer
The Town of Peru Police Department is accepting applications for employment as a Part-Time Municipal Police Officer. Candidates must be able to fulfill the essential duties and responsibilities of a Patrol Officer with the Police Department.
Minimal Requirements:
  • Have successfully completed police recruit training or intermittent/reserve training as required by the Municipal Police Training Committee.
  • Have a current Massachusetts Driver’s license in good standing
  • Be eligible for an unrestricted license to carry (LTC), MGL Chapter 140 sec 131
  • Pass a background investigation
  • Preference may be given for current law enforcement experience
Preference may also be given for:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice or related field
  • Spanish or secondary language proficiency
  • Other specialized assignment experience or training
The Town of Peru is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status. Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Contact the Peru Police Department for Application (413) 655-8377 OR EMAIL: BCullett@townofperuma.com
Posted 2/24/2022, Kim Leach, Town Clerk updated 7/9/2022- updated 3/6/2024
Council on Aging Director Open Position 
Job Definition: Provide Professional, Supervisory, Administrative, and social service work in developing and implementing programs to serve the community elder citizens (55 years and older)
Responsibilities: Conducts social, educational, recreational and health programs for seniors following the policies of the Council on Aging, Confers with State and Local officials and professional and community organizations to develop better ways to meet the needs of senior citizens.
Provides a variety of information services in person and by telephone, and assists seniors in filling out applications for assistance programs and information.  Prepares and administers the department budget.
Qualifications: Ability to develop effective and constructive working relationship with elder citizens, service providers, human service agencies and the general public.  Must have compassion for the elderly and enjoy people.
To Apply Please submit letter of interest to the Town Administrator Terry Walker– email townadmin@townofperuma.com or by mail 3 East Main Road, Suite 100, Peru, MA 01235.
The Town of Peru is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Town of Peru will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Town.
Posted 10/5/2021 -updated 2/6/2022 /updated 7/9/2022 Kim Leach, Town Clerk  


Be an Election Poll Worker
You must be registered to vote in Massachusetts to be eligible
No Experience needed, Training will be provided.
Poll Workers must commit to providing courteous and professional service to all voters.
Convenient shift hours
Work when you can, it’s not mandatory to work every election.
Pay – 15.00 an hour. (current minimum wage)
If interested, please contact Town Clerk Kim Leach
Tel # 413-655-8312 Ext. #102
E-mail:  townclerk@townofperuma.com    
Mailing Address:
Town of Peru
Town Clerk
3 East Main Road
Suite 102
Peru MA 01235
Closing date August 8, 2023
Posted July 20,2023 ,  Town Clerk, Kim Leach  


Volunteer Opportunities  :
Historical Commission 2 Members Needed
Parks and Recreations Committee - 1 Member Needed 
Conservation Commission - 1 Member Needed
ZBA Alternative - 1 member needed
Cemetery Commission - 3 Member Needed
Mission Statement
It is the mission of the Peru Cemetery Commission to protect, preserve and maintain the Town of Peru’s cemeteries. The Cemetery Commission strives to maintain the cemeteries to a standard that the residents can be proud of.  The Cemetery Commission's mission is to provide:
  • ·        Adequate space for the town’s burial needs
  • ·        Maintenance in perpetuity of the grounds and monuments in each of the town’s three cemeteries
  • ·        Regulations that promote good order and respectful conduct
  • ·        Accurate records of those buried there