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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.
Seasonal Horticulturalist
The Seasonal Horticulturalist is a seasonal position that will provide support of perennial gardens and the staff who maintain them at Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) facilities. The position will be responsible for the success of existing gardens and the growth new ones. This position will be responsible for building horticultural expertise at PPR. The Horticulturalist will work as a member of the PPR’s new Sustainable Practices & Operation Standards Unit and report to its manger.

Please see the job description (PDF) for more information.

Resume and cover letter should be emailed to Nic Esposito no later than February 11th, 2016.
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.