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Philadelphia Parks & Recreation occasionally has positions and internships available that are both paid and unpaid.  These positions will be posted when they become available.
Part-time Garden Educator
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's Junior Farmers Program is currently seeking seasonal employees to implement a youth gardening program at various Philadelphia recreation centers. These seasonal employees teach children ages 6- 12 years old in after-school programs and summer camps. Topics covered include growing food in raised beds, environmental science, and nutrition. Each Garden Educator will be responsible for youth garden programming at multiple recreation centers in a region of Philadelphia. The educators will work with and train recreation center staff, volunteers, and community members to maintain and care for various garden projects.

Download the full Garden Educator job description (PDF)
Propagation Specialist
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's Horticulture Center is currently seeking a seasonal employee to propagate annual vegetables for a PPR’s Junior Farmers program and the Carousel House Farm, coordinate a community propagation program, and provide public engagement and weekly tours of the Horticulture Center and grounds for the general public and school groups.

This is a 9-month position (January-September 2018).

Download the full Propagation Specialist 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 Patty-Pat Kozlowski, Director of Stewardship, at 215-683-3640.
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 Lindsey Walker at the Fairmount Park Conservancy at 215-607-3489.
If you're a non-corporate group
Please contact Patty-Pat Kozlowski, Director of Stewardship, at 215-683-3640.