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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.
Archives Specialist
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks an archive specialist for a temporary, six-month position. Duties include: assisting full-time staff with organizing the existing collection, which include history files, drawings, plans, photographs, and digital files; fulfilling a variety of research requests; scanning archival photographs; sorting and labeling negatives, photos and slides; properly rehousing items and assisting with special projects as needed.

Download the full Archives Specialist job description
Field Data Collection Technician
The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking a Field Data Collection Technician for the duration of six months to collect information throughout the Parks & Recreation system. The Field Data Collection Technician will work closely with GIS staff from Philadelphia Parks & Recreation to inspect and compile data on assets in designated areas. The position is 100% outdoors and requires hiking and/or driving between sites and facilities with all pertinent equipment including (but not limited to) iPad, GPS receiver and digital camera.

Learn more about the Field Data Collection Technician position (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)
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.