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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.
Performing Art Instructor
PPR is seeking choreographers, acting coaches, and vocal coaches to work with children in after school environment. This is a traveling part-time position for 16-20 hours per week. Each instructor will work with existing PPR staff at our REACH pilot sites to infuse performing arts activities into after school.

Please provide cover letter and resume to Bill Powell or call (215) 685-2245 for more information. 
Workshop Leaders and Mentors
  • Do you have teachable talents in the arts, sports, fitness, entrepreneurship, education or another unique skill? 
  • Are you great with youth and ready to share your talents? 
  • Do you want to take your skills and talents to the next level?


Philadelphia Parks & Recreation is looking for Specialized Workshop Leaders and Mentors for our After School and Youth Programs. 
If you are 18 – 24 years old (or around there) apply to be a Workshop Leader!
If you are 24 +, apply to be a Mentor!
Share your talent by leading workshops for our after school youth and grow your talent by taking part in weekly professional development training with your coworkers!

$10.88 to $15 per hour; 20 to 35 hours per week (includes evenings and Saturdays)

Please send a resume and letter of interest to maureen.maier@phila.gov by October 3, 2014

Print the posting here (pdf)

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.