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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.
Digital Content Associate
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks a seasonal associate to assist with the department’s blog content and email campaigns. Responsibilities will include brainstorming and writing stories for use on the departmental blog, newsletters and social media; newsletter planning and creation (both hard copy and digital versions); preparing monthly performance reports for email campaigns and providing recommendations for improvement; and working with field staff to generate stories and edit submissions.

Download the full Digital Content Associate job description (PDF)
Public Relations Associate
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks a part-time associate to assist with public relations strategies and press event management. Responsibilities will include writing press releases and media advisories; developing media pitches and executive talking points; press event planning and execution; staffing special events; media relations; and more.

Download the Public Relations 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 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.