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Philadelphia Parks & Recreation occasionally has positions and internships available that are both paid and unpaid.  These positions will be posted when they become available.
Performing Art Instructor
PPR is seeking choreographers, acting coaches, and vocal coaches to work with children in after school environment. This is a traveling part-time position for 16-20 hours per week. Each instructor will work with existing PPR staff at our REACH pilot sites to infuse performing arts activities into after school.

Please provide cover letter and resume to Bill Powell or call (215) 685-2245 for more information. 
Web and Graphic Designer
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) seeks a web and graphic designer to create the look, layout and features of an intranet for the department, as well as to provide creative services like designing flyers, posters and other promotional materials. The person in this position will work closely with members of the PPR website and communications teams to extend our reach both internally and externally and expand our brand identity.

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Ways to Volunteer

At a neighborhood park
If you would like to volunteer in a neighborhood park, check our list of Friends groups with websites to see if your park has an active group and reach out to them directly. If you don’t see your park listed, please contact Barb McCabe, Director of Stewardship, at 215-683-3679.
If you're a business or corporation
If you’re a corporate entity looking for an individualized volunteer experience for your employees in a watershed park, please contact Jennifer Mahar at the Fairmount Park Conservancy at 215-988-9334.
If you're a non-corporate group
Please contact Barb McCabe, Director of Stewardship, at 215-683-3679.