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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Employment and Internships

  • Summer 2016 Recreation Employment

  • Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

  • Instructors at Community Centers

  • Park Maintenance

  • Internships

Welcome to the main employment page for Portland Parks & Recreation.
Please check here often for interviewing opportunities, job fairs, and openings.

Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. PP&R encourages candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in your resume. Log onto for the complete position description on the following job postings.

Questions? Contact Tamara Larison at or 823-3523.

  • Permanent Employment - All full-time positions with Portland Parks & Recreation are listed within the City of Portland Employment Center and are updated weekly.
  • Seasonal Employment - All part-time positions with Portland Parks & Recreation, including positions at community centers, are posted on this spreadsheet. Please follow instructions on the Seasonal Employment Application to apply!
  • Summer Positions - All seasonal recreation positions including camps, summer playgrounds, inclusion and Summer Free for All are posted here. 
  • Internships - Gain meaningful work experience with Portland Parks & Recreation!

City of Portland Non-discrimination Clause
The City of Portland operates without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or disability in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice and related statutes and regulations, including Title II of the ADA, ORS chapter 659A, and Portland City Code Chapter 23. Title VI of the Civil Rights Act requires that no person in the United States shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any City program or activity, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin.

To help ensure access to City programs, services and activities, the City will provide translations, will reasonably modify policies and procedures and will provide auxiliary aids or alternative formats to persons with disabilities. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice may file a complaint with the Bureau or the City.

For accommodations, translations, to file a complaint or additional information, contact the Title VI/Title II Program Manager at 421 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204, by email at or by telephone (503) 823-2559, City TTY 503-823-6868, or use Oregon Relay Service: 711.

Permanent Employment

Full-time positions with Portland Parks & Recreation are listed within the City of Portland Employment Center

Seasonal Employment

Aquatics, recreation, maintenance, sports, arts, instruction and park rangers

Seasonal Employment Application

Application for Seasonal Employment at Portland Parks & Recreation