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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.
Outdoor Experiences Recreation Specialty Instructor
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks candidates to work as Recreation Specialty Instructors (RSI) for an innovative, pilot Outdoor Experiences and Environmental Education Recreation program. Candidates should be enthusiastic, innovative and enjoy working with youth and diverse populations.

The Outdoor Experiences Youth Workforce System will operate from September 21, 2015 through May 20, 2016. This is a 9 month position beginning with training in September. Training will include, but not be limited to: Program Planning, CPR, First Aid, and Fire Safety. Program Planning will have an emphasis on connecting children to nature. Recreation Specialty Instructors will be responsible to work with PPR staff to recruit participants, develop and implement program activities, interact with and supervise children and youth. These positions will report to and be managed by Philadelphia Parks & Recreation staff.

Read the complete 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.