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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.
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 the department. The Specialist will be vital in determining the effectiveness and usability of current process and tools. The Specialist 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).

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and any examples of work with database systems to
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks 400+ lifeguards for its summer outdoor pool season. The starting salary for PPR lifeguards is $12.33 per hour, with a salary cap of $14.60.

Learn more about how to become a PPR lifeguard
Multimedia Associate
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks a part-time associate to assist with the development and growth of the department’s communications platforms. Responsibilities will include photographing PPR events and programs, creating videos to showcase departmental initiatives and services, and designing community outreach print materials. The Multimedia Associate will also ensure all photographic and video content created by the communications team are archived and tagged appropriately.

View the full Multimedia Associate job description (PDF)
Program Administrative Assistant
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation seeks a seasonal (9 months, 35 hours per week) administrative assistant to support the department’s Program division, responsible for all of the programs and activities offered at our recreation facilities and parks. Programming areas include Visual Arts, Outdoor Experiences, Athletics, After School, and more.

Download the Program Administrative Assistant 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.