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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.
Recreation Specialty Instructor – Outdoor Programming
This is a seasonal position working from April-October. Employee will be responsible for supervising youth in a summer outdoor adventure camp and assisting with outdoor special events. Applicant must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Employee will be required to work Saturdays for events. Salary is $10.88 per hour with an average work week of 35 hours.

Download the full Outdoor Programming RSI job description
Summer Food Coordinator

This is a seasonal position working from early June to mid-September. Employee will be responsible for visiting and monitoring assigned sites on a daily basis to ensure that the summer food program is operating in accordance to established standards. Employee will be required to complete reports, conduct training, solve problems and interact with site supervisors. Applicant must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Salary is $13.75 per hour.

Employee must have a valid driver’s license and access to an automobile during all working hours!

Click here for full Summer Food Coordinator job description

Worksite Monitor Job

This is a seasonal position working from mid-June to mid-August. Employee will be responsible for overseeing youth employed for summer work at local recreation centers. Employee will visit assigned sites, observe and ensure youth are performing job duties, collect and distribute paperwork to youth and the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation office and work with site supervisors to resolve any youth issues. Applicant must have a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent. Salary is $16.00 per hour.

Employee must have a valid driver’s license and access to an automobile during all working hours!

Click here for full Worksite monitor job description

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.