Vancouver Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services employees enjoy active, meaningful work while serving the community and developing valuable job skills. All applicants must be at least 16 years old, some positions require you to be 18+ and may involve additional training/certificates.
Recreation Jobs Offer
- Positive, supportive work environment
- Flexible schedules that fit your life
- Year-round and summer positions
- Free trainings and certifications
- Leadership and teamwork skills to build your resume
- 20% off community center passes for most positions
- $300 training incentive for lifeguard staff
Ready to Apply?
We are excited you want to join our team. Fill out one of the applications listed below. If we think you are a good candidate for the position you’ve applied for, someone will contact you to schedule an interview. Most interviews start online but some positions may require an in-person or group interview process.
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(Ages 16+) Help people enjoy water recreation activities safely and responsibly at City of Vancouver pools. Aquatics positions include lifeguards who supervise pool use and Water Safety Instructors who teach swim lessons. No experience is needed but specific training and certification is required before you begin working. There is no cost to participate in the training/certification process and candidates receive a $300 incentive after successfully completing lifeguard training. Jobs may be located at Firstenburg Community Center or Marshall Community Center.
(Ages 16+) Work with children ages 6-10 during winter, spring and summer breaks at recreation day camps. Camp Counselors should enjoy leading diverse groups of campers in activities like sports, crafts and recreational games. They should be able to work well in teams with all ages and abilities. Duties include providing a safe environment, leading planned activities and communicating with participants, parents and staff. Job may be located at Firstenburg or Marshall community centers or at local parks and schools.
(Ages 16+) Support recreation activities including sports, fitness/exercise, Sadri’s Summit climbing wall, community enrichment classes and Access to Recreation activities for people with disabilities. On-going Program Support staff are skilled in working with all ages and abilities. Duties include providing a safe environment, leading planned activities and communicating with participants, parents and staff. Job may be located at Firstenburg or Marshall community centers.
(Ages 18+) Provide support and instruction to all ages and abilities in a community center fitness environment. Duties include oversight of the weight room, instructing customers on safety, cleaning, general equipment orientation and carrying out fitness center policies. Job may be located at Firstenburg Community Center or Marshall Community Center.
(Ages 18+) Plan and lead group exercise and activity sessions either in the studio or from the pool deck. Fitness Instructors set-up class equipment, ensure safety of participants and encourage a positive fitness environment. Positions include Group Fitness Instructors, Water Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers. Some previous fitness experience is preferred, certifications are required for some positions. Jobs may be located at Firstenburg Community Center or Marshall Community Center.
(Ages 16+) Referee and manage games in youth soccer, volleyball, or basketball leagues. Referees are responsible for set up/take down, game management and must be knowledgeable about sport and league rules.
(Ages 16+) Assist with City of Vancouver special events, including concerts and movies, with set-up/tear-down, logistics support, crowd management and customer service. Most shifts are outdoors in a variety of summer weather conditions, hours will vary by event type. Job will be located at a variety of parks throughout Vancouver.
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The City of Vancouver is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all individuals. Therefore, the City will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age, sex, race, creed, political or religious affiliation or opinion, color, national origin, marital status, military status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status under applicable law.
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