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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.
Facility Inspector
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) is currently seeking a Facility Inspector to work in a nine-month seasonal capacity in its Operational Standards Division. The Inspector will conduct objective inspections of PPR sites citywide, collect data, and create reports as it relates to identified features and issues. Through this, they will develop strategies for future inspection rounds and advise on further developing existing PPR Facility Standards, which outline and guide compliance issues at all PPR facilities. The candidate must have experience in data collection and the ability to generate and present reports based on recorded data, to all levels of PPR staff. Prior experience in Facilities Management and/or inspection work is a plus.

Download Facility Inspector job description (PDF)
Youth Educator with Gardening Experience
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation's Junior Farmers Program is currently seeking seasonal, part-time employees to work on a youth gardening program at various Philadelphia recreation centers. These seasonal employees teach children ages 6- 12 years old about gardening 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 for 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 Youth Educator job description
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.