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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.
Data Entry Specialist
The Data Entry Specialist is a part-time, seasonal position that will be responsible for managing data related to the performance and use of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation facilities. As part of the Performance Management Unit, the Specialist will help quantify the impact of the department. The Specialist will be vital in determining the effectiveness and usability of current process and tools. The Specialist will report to the Data & Performance Manager to expand on the existing Performance Improvement systems. This position offers opportunity for professional growth and advancement.

Read the full Data Entry Specialist job description (PDF).

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and any examples of work with database systems to andy.viren@phila.gov.
Facility Inspector
This work involves inspecting assets in the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation network to ensure that all facilities are safe, clean, and usable for the general citizenry. The Inspector will conduct objective inspections of citywide PPR sites, collect data, and create reports as it relates to identified features and issues. Through this, they will develop strategies for future inspection rounds and advise on refining existing PPR Facility Standards, which outline and guide compliance issues at all PPR facilities. They will work to expand and examine ideal methodologies for inspections going forward, and interact with a variety of other PPR staff in doing so. The candidate must have experience in data collection and the ability to generate and present reports based on recorded data. Prior experience in Facilities Management and/or inspection work is a plus.

Please read the entire job description (pdf) for more information.
Lifeguards
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks 400+ lifeguards for its summer outdoor pool season. The starting salary for PPR lifeguards is $12.33 per hour, with a salary cap of $14.60.

Learn more about how to become a PPR lifeguard
Multimedia Associate
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks a part-time associate to assist with the development and growth of the department’s communications platforms. Responsibilities will include photographing PPR events and programs, creating videos to showcase departmental initiatives and services, and designing community outreach print materials. The Multimedia Associate will also ensure all photographic and video content created by the communications team are archived and tagged appropriately.

View the full Multimedia Associate job description (PDF)
Please visit the City of Philadelphia's Office of Human Resources website for additional civil service and non-civil service job opportunities. 

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 Patty-Pat Kozlowski, Director of Stewardship, at 215-683-3640.
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 Lindsey Walker at the Fairmount Park Conservancy at 215-607-3489.
If you're a non-corporate group
Please contact Patty-Pat Kozlowski, Director of Stewardship, at 215-683-3640.