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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.
Communications Associate
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) seeks a part-time associate to assist with the development and growth of the department’s communications platforms. Responsibilities will include brainstorming and writing stories for use on the departmental blog, newsletters and social media; preparing content and scheduling posts for social media; staffing special events; coordinating internal and external contests; strategic communications planning; and more. The person in this position will work collaboratively with members of the PPR communications team, as well as other department employees and partners.

Download the Communications Associate job description
Data Entry Specialist
The Data Entry Specialist is a part-time, seasonal position that will be responsible for managing data related to the performance and use of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation facilities. As part of the Performance Management Unit, the Specialist will help quantify the impact of Program Division and PPR as a whole. The Specialist will be vital in determining the effectiveness and usability of current process and tools. The will report to the Data & Performance Manager to expand on the existing Performance Improvement systems. This position offers opportunity for professional growth and advancement.

Read the full Data Entry Specialist job description (PDF).

Email any questions, cover sheet and resume, and any examples of work with database systems to
Part-time Field Inspector
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks a seasonal employee to work as a field inspector in its Operational Standards Unit. The Inspector will collect data and create reports as it relates to identified features at our PPR facilities citywide. The PPR Facilities Standards Manual will be further developed and used as a guide to measure compliance.

Learn more about the Field Inspector position (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.