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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.
Aquatics Division Administrative Assistant
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks a seasonal administrative assistant to support the department’s Aquatics division, composed of 70 outdoor swimming pools and 4 indoor swimming pools. The Aquatics division oversees both the indoor and outdoor pools, the 800 seasonal employees hired throughout the summer, and leads special events during the summer season.

Download the Aquatics Division Administrative Assistant job description (PDF)
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
Property & Concessions Supervisor
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is currently seeking a seasonal employee to support the day to day management of its property and concessions management program. The employee will be tasked to handle client relations with property tenants and concessionaires, draft and prepare documents soliciting new business opportunities and term sheets with lessees and licensees, and assist with the supervision of the program’s account administrator, including the review of budget reports and contract documents.

Download the full Property & Concessions Supervisor job description (PDF)
Site Auditors
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks four seasonal staff members to assist with preparations for a new, department-wide signage program. Responsibilities will include auditing, mapping and documenting more than 400 parks, recreation centers, playgrounds and special use facilities throughout Philadelphia. Audits will consist of the documentation of existing signage conditions and messaging, as well as identifying locations and opportunities for the new system.

Download the full Site Auditors 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.