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Employment

Philadelphia Parks & Recreation occasionally has positions and internships available that are both paid and unpaid.  These positions will be posted when they become available.
Geographic Information System (GIS) Intern
The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking an intern for the duration of nine months to perform GIS work on several ongoing projects. The GIS intern will work closely with staff from Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to assist with a variety of duties including data creation and management, cartographic design, and geographic analysis. The position is office based but may also include some field work in the park system.
 
Download the full internship description (PDF)
Maintenance Attendants
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is currently seeking part-time maintenance attendants to support a robust, creative and high-quality schedule of public programming, activities and amenities at The Oval. These employees will work with a Site Supervisor, staff, volunteers and community members to support the operation of The Oval by maintaining the functionality and conditions of The Oval site.

Learn more about the Maintenance Attendant positions (PDF)
Public Events Coordinators
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is currently seeking part-time, seasonal employees to support a robust, creative and high-quality schedule of public programming, activities and amenities at The Oval. These employees will work with a Site Supervisor, staff, volunteers and community members to support, stage and promote various public programs, events and activities to be scheduled and held daily on Eakins Oval.

Learn more about the Public Events Coordinator positions (PDF)
Recreation Specialty Instructor – Outdoor Programming
This is a seasonal position working from April-October. Employee will be responsible for supervising youth in a summer outdoor adventure camp and assisting with outdoor special events. Applicant must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Employee will be required to work Saturdays for events. Salary is $10.88 per hour with an average work week of 35 hours.

Download the full Outdoor Programming RSI job description
Site Supervisor
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is currently seeking a site supervisor to support a robust, creative and high-quality schedule of public programming, activities and amenities at The Oval. This employee is responsible for the daily direct support and supervision of a crew of 3 public event coordinators and 1 maintenance attendant who are tasked to support, stage and promote various public programs, events and activities held daily on Eakins Oval and maintain the conditions of The Oval site. The Site Supervisor will also be responsible for the management of the daily activities and programs at The Oval. The Site Supervisor is the primary point of contact with the City agency staff and reports to The Oval Operations Managers.

Learn more about the Site Supervisor position (PDF)

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.