Portland Parks and Recreation

Portland Parks & Recreation Job Board

Location Area Type Job Job Description Application Application Due Date
Charles Jordan Community Center North/Northeast Instructor Dance Charles Jordan Community Center is in search of a Children’s Art/Dance Instructor to complete the Performing Arts team for our Winter/Spring recreation program. The ideal candidate will be able to meet our basic requirements and possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively instruct in our program. The open position teaches a variety of dances including ballet, creative & rhythmic movement, tap and others; please refer directly to these subject areas in your cover letter. Application_arts_DanceTeacher Final.pdf Open until filled
Charles Jordan Community Center North/Northeast Recreation Afterschool Counselor Education Majors! This is your chance to get experience in the field while you're in school! Education Degree Graduates! This is the perfect opportunity to keep you working in your field until you find your perfect full-time position! People with experience working with children age K-5! If you have experience in this field already, we want to talk to you! Portland Parks & Recreation is an AWESOME place to work. Charles Jordan Community Center has an immediate opening for an Afterschool Program Counselor. One of our great staff just welcomed a brand new baby into their family (earlier than expected!) and is off to spend time with their new little one. We are looking for someone to join our afterschool team of 4 staff (2 Leads, 2 Counselors; 1 counselor opening), M-F 2pm-6pm, following Portland Public Schools' calendar. We will hire the right candidate when the right one interviews with us, so APPLY TODAY!!! Shift: M-F 2pm-6pm PPS school days Pay: $9.25-11.25 Depending on experience & level of education JOB TITLE: Afterschool Program Counselor JOB LEVEL: Level I LOCATION: Charles Jordan Community Center EDUCATION &/OR CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED*: CPR & First Aid HOURLY WAGE: $9.25 - $11.25 _______________________________________________________________________________ OVERVIEW: Monitor and supervise a variety of youth programming. Organize and lead activities in a variety of environments and settings. Develop lesson plans & curricula related to youth afterschool program based on objectives and guidelines. BASIC REQUIREMENTS: 1. Possess basic knowledge & skills related to assigned area of instruction. 2. Ability to work a flexible of hours with due notice. 3. Maintain current CPR & First Aid certifications (offered internally periodically, must be certified within 30 days of hire). SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES: 1. Must be able to prepare & present lessons for appropriate programs & classes 2. Must be able to lead a class & educate/motivate class members. 3. Must be competent & knowledgeable in program area. 4. Ability to interact with a diverse group of students, parents and customers a positive friendly manner. 5. Ability to work in a team atmosphere promotion positive & effective working relationships with staff, volunteers & customers. 6. Ability to maintain self-control & composure in a fast-paced environment. 7. Ability to represent Portland Parks & Recreation in a professional manner. 8. Ability to follow directions & communicate verbally & in writing. 9. Must be able to adequately respond to safety & emergency situations. 10. Must be comfortable handling conflicts & responding to problems & student concerns. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Leading, interacting & supervising after school activities (arts, crafts, sports, group games, cooking, etc.) for children in grades K-5. 2. Demonstrating personal behavior of a responsible, professional & exemplary nature. 3. Responding to participant's, parents & staff questions, complaints or concerns immediately and professionally. 4. Communicating with the Leap Afterschool Program Lead & the Recreation Coordinator on an on-going basis. 5. Provide a fun, safe, creative & interactive afterschool experience for all participants by maintaining a positive attitude. 6. Responsible for the health & safety of students. 7. Maintain organization & cleanliness of facilities and equipment & supplies at the end of every activity. 8. Be calm & flexible during any unforeseen situations. 9. Promote a welcoming & friendly atmosphere. 10. Observe progress & discuss with students & parents when appropriate. 11. Set up & take down class equipment as necessary. 12. Recognize and promptly respond to safety hazards and emergency situations. 13. Maintain control of students & facility area at all times to ensure safe & effective classes. 14. Follow all Portland Parks & Recreation rules, policies & procedures. 15. Regular attendance at quarterly staff meetings. 16. Other duties assigned. Wage increases are determined by years of service plus satisfactory annual evaluations. All new employees will start at Step 1 unless they have demonstrated education or experience that meets the following criteria. A Recreation Supervisor must approve entry wage and wage progressions, and may override requirements for step increases. Employees must meet every requirement in each step to qualify for that step. APPLICATION To apply; hand deliver or email your cover letter & resume to: Charles Jordan Community Center Attn: Laure Butera 9009 N. Foss Ave Portland, OR 97203 Email documents to: laure.butera@portlandoregon.gov Open until filled
Charles Jordan Community Center North/Northeast Instructor Fitness Boot Camp Express Instructor at Charles Jordan Community Center, a Portland Parks and Recreation facility that offers affordable recreation opportunities for all ages and skill levels. For a full job description & Application, download the PDF. Application_Fitness Instructor (2) (2).pdf Open until filled
Citywide Citywide Internship Various The Bureau of Portland Parks and Recreation offers internship opportunities to students enrolled in a trade school training program, or college or university undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in a field related to the mission and scope of the bureau's work. The trade school, college or university must be located in Oregon or Washington, or the applicant must be a resident of the Portland Metropolitan Area. Internships for students in engineering, construction engineering management, engineering technical schools or construction trade school programs may be available in the following areas: Engineering and Construction. If interested, please see the attached document. Portland Parks and Recreation Internship_Final.pdf Open until filled
Citywide Citywide Recreation Summer Camp Positions PP&R is currenlty recruiting for Summer Camp Directors, Summer Camp Counselors and Inclusion Assistants. Camp staff positions organize, plan and lead a variety of camp activities including art, craft, music, performance, science, games, nature and sports in addition to supporting the physical, social and cognitive development of preschool and school-aged participants. Positions will be responsible for maintaining discipline and safety while monitoring youth, consistently modeling appropriate behavior, administering basic first aid, maintaining accurate program records, and performing maintenance duties as assigned. All Camp Director, Specialty Camp Director and Specialty Camp Counselor applications require a resume to be submitted as well. Please see the attached document for further job description and the application process. 2015 PPR Summer Camp Application_March.pdf Open until filled
Citywide Citywide Aquatics Lifeguard Aquatics is currently recruiting for lifeguard applicants. If interested, please reaview the attached document. SUM 2015 New Staff Aquatics.pdf Open until filled
Citywide Citywide Instructor Sports & Games Portland Parks & Recreation is seeking sports instructors and coaches for youth programs – general sports, gymnastics, skateboarding & league team coaches for basketball & futsal. Positions may be available at any of our community centers or SUN Community Schools. Please note the desired position and areas of town or specific sites you are interested in working 2014 Sports_ Seasonal Application FA14.pdf Open until filled
Citywide Citywide Instructor Class Instructor I Portland Parks & Recreation is hiring a CLASS INSTRUCTOR I for our Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program. This Class Instructor I works in our day program for people 50+ with developmental disabilities. This program runs from 8:30 -1:30 Monday Through Friday. The position is for 10 - 15 hours a week. The Class instructor I would lead craft groups, exercise groups and go on community integration outings. The starting salary is $10.25/hr for those with a college degree, and $9.25/hr for those without. Preference is given to individuals who have experience working with children or adults with special needs. If interested, please submit your resume to: jane.doyle@portlandoregon.gov If you have any questions call: 503-823-4333. For further information please see the attached document. AIR Customer Service.pdf Friday, May 8, 2015
Citywide Citywide Summer Free For All Summer Free For All Portland Parks & Recreation Summer Free For All team is currently recruiting for their Movies in the Park. This position includes a range of responsibilities, primarily in the area of on-site event production and working directly with sound/audio equipment. Movies Crew members are responsible for transporting, setting up, monitoring, and tearing down all technical equipment related to running a Movie in the Park event. On occasion, this position will also include opportunities to support additional special events within the Parks Bureau and other private events. If intersted, please see the attached document. 2015 Movies Crew_Description.pdf Monday, May 11, 2015
Citywide Citywide Aquatics Aquatics Aquatics is currently accepting applications for returning employees for summer. Please see the attached document for further job description and the application process. 2015 SUM Ret Staff Aquatics.pdf Open until filled
Citywide Citywide Recreation Playgrounds Playground Activity positions organize, promote, lead, teach and conduct a comprehensive drop-in program of sports, games, special events and crafts for youth in a playground setting. Positions will be responsible for maintaining discipline and safety while monitoring youth and consistently model appropriate behavior, administer basic first aid, maintain accurate program records, and perform general maintenance duties as assigned. If interested, please see the attached document for further information. New Employee Summer Playground App 2015.pdf Monday, May 4, 2015
Citywide Citywide Maintenance Seasonal Maintenance Worker The City of Portland Park Services Support Division is now accepting resumes for Seasonal Maintenance Worker. These are temporary positions varying in employment up to a maximum of 1400 Hours per calendar year. If interested, please see the attached document for further the application process and job description. Seasonal Maintenance Worker.pdf Open until filled
Matt Dishman North/Northeast Instructor Art PP&R is currently hiring for a Teen Art Instructor. This instructor will develop art program at Matt Dishman for teens. Uses alternative and classic mediums of art to create classes that engage teens. Ability to teach a wide variety of art classes including spray paint, stenciling, ceramics, clay, graphic design, and sculpture. Ability and desire to mentor and engage teens while teaching them art skills. Available afternoons, evenings, and weekends. If interested, please see the attached document for further information. Please send cover letter, resume, and photos with samples of their art projects to Kallie.kurtz@portlandoregon.gov Arts Instructor Dishman.pdf Open until filled
Matt Dishman North/Northeast Recreation Class Instructor II Teen Outdoor Trip Leader will lead, supervise and engage teens during outdoor trips. The individual will lead a variety of outdoor adventures for teens. The types of outdoor trips will vary but the applicant should be comfortable leading 5-10 mile hikes and camping overnight with youth. The individual will be responsible for risk management of the outdoor trips while in the field and needs to be able to make good decisions based on changing conditions like weather and roads. The trip leader will be accompanied by a second leader or assistant on each trip. The teen trip leader will engage and mentor youth who are part of the teen outdoor trips. The applicant must carry a valid Wilderness First Responder certificate and feel comfortable using the skills should an incident arise. The applicant needs to be available on Tuesdays between June 23rd and the end of August and have some flexibility with other dates during the summer. For further information please contact This will be a part-time position during the summer For further information and to submiy your cover letter and resume contact Kallie Kurtz at 503-823-5200 or Kallie.kurtz@portlandoregon.gov Class_Instructor_II_Updated_9-25-13.pdf Open until filled
Mt. Scott Community Center Southeast Recreation Customer Service The Customer Service Rep is responsible for providing quality customer service to anyone who enters the building or calls the front desk seeking info or assistance. This includes frequent interaction with a diverse community and staff. Computer / internet based registrations in person, over the phone or fax. Ability to deal with patron situations involving our code of conduct. This is a part-time position (not 40 hours / week). CSR_MSCC.pdf Open until filled
Multnomah Arts Center Southwest Instructor Cello teacher Part-time cello teacher needed at Multnomah Arts Center, a Portland Parks and Recreation facility that offers affordable art classes for all ages and skill levels. Applicants for cello teacher must be comfortable teaching both children and adults in a private lesson setting. Ability to improvise and compose, understanding of music theory and notation, and familiarity with and understanding of both classical music and contemporary chamber music, all highly recommended and should be addressed in résumé. Other music forms are also highly valued and welcomed and may mitigate some aspects of the previous sentence’s recommendation. Address résumé and cover letter to Eric Dash at eric.dash@portlandoregon.gov Open until filled
Southwest Community Center Southwest Instructor Fitness The ideal candidate will be responsible for conducting safe, effective and enjoyable group exercise classes by providing up-to-date quality instruction and high energy motivation. This position is specifically for an advanced level Kettlebell class offered Tuesday and Thursday evening from 5:30-6:30 pm. If intersted, please see the attached document. Group fitness instructor.pdf Open until filled
Southwest Community Center Southwest Instructor Fitness The Fitness Specialist is primarily responsible for providing quality customer service and support to guests while using Portland Parks and Recreation fitness centers. This includes constant interaction with the public, knowledge of safe uses and basic maintenance of fitness equipment, and the ability to promote and provide information regarding Group Exercise Classes and Personal Training Sessions. The Personal Trainer is responsible for performing up-to-date, quality Personal Fitness Assessments, Fitness Consultations and Fitness Trainings while providing high energy motivation. For more information please see the attached document Fitness Specialist-Personal trainer.pdf Open until filled
St. Johns Community Center North/Northeast Instructor Gymnastics Instructor St. Johns Community Center is currently recruiting for a Pre-school gymnastics instructor. The ideal candidate will plan and teach various preschool gymnastics classes to 6-12 year olds. Instructor must possess creativity, flexibility, and be able to provide a safe and stimulating class environment with age-appropriate group activities. Instructor must enjoy working with children, and be able to communicate effectively with parents Please download the attached pdf for further information. Class_Instructor_III_SJCC.pdf Open until filled
SUN School North/Northeast Recreation Sports & Games Portland Parks & Recreation is seeking sports instructors and coaches for youth programs. Positions are posted for openings at Faubion SUN Community School and include instruction in homework help for 1-8th grades, kindergarten club, and some general sports classes. Some positions begin as early as October 6th. Please note the subjects you are most interested in. For a full job description & Application, download the PDF below Faubion Spring 2015.pdf Open until filled

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Portland Parks & Recreation
1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
Tel: 503-823-PLAY   Fax: 503-823-6007
Commissioner: Amanda Fritz
Director: Mike Abbaté