The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) are looking for extraordinary, talented people to join our team!  Be a role model for kids and teens, lead activities, gain valuable experience and memories, have fun teaching and playing outside.  Must be 18+ to apply.  Pay starting at $15/hour. 

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Community Recreation Programs

Apply Now: Temporary - Community Recreation Activity Specialist or Leader 

Community Recreation Activity Specialist Position

This position is a temporary/seasonal staff position scheduled to work between twenty (20) and forty (40) hours per week in an After School or Seasonal  Camp program setting. Successful applicants must demonstrate strong leadership, exhibit creative thinking, exercise good judgment, and have excellent communication skills.

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience working with youth and adults in recreational programming; and in implementing/teaching recreational classes and activities. 
  • Experience designing, implementing and evaluating outdoor interpretive and/or recreational programming. 
  • Experience working with youth and adults with special needs. 
  • Experience in leading and/or instructing one or more of the following types of recreational programming: 
    • Recreational Games and Activities (Indoor or Outdoor), 
    • Sports/Athletic Programs, 
    • Performing & Visual Arts, 
    • Science/Nature/Environmental Education, 
    • Outdoor Recreation, 
    • Arts and Crafts, 
    • Team Building, 
    • Therapeutic Recreation, Inclusion and Special Education.

 

Cultural and Art Programs

Apply Now: Temporary - Cultural Arts Activity Specialist or Leader 

Cultural Arts Activity Specialist Position

This position is a temporary/seasonal staff position scheduled to work between twenty (20) and forty (40) hours per week in an After School or Seasonal  Camp program setting. Successful applicants must demonstrate strong leadership, exhibit creative thinking, exercise good judgment, and have excellent communication skills.

Preferred Programming Knowledge:

  • Visual Arts (Fine Arts, 2D, 3D) Programming.
  • Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Theater) Programming.
  • Cultural Arts (Mexican, Mexican-American, Latino, Asian, Asian-American, African, African-American) Programming.
  • Museum Studies, Anthropology Programming. 
  • Urban Arts, Eco Arts & Installation Arts Programming.
  • Digital Arts (Animation, Illustration, Film) Programming.

 

Nature Based Programs

Apply Now: Temporary - Nature Based Activity Specialist/Leader 

Nature Based Activity Specialist Position

This position is a temporary/seasonal staff position scheduled to work between twenty (20) and forty (40) hours per week in an After School or Seasonal  Camp program setting. Successful applicants must demonstrate strong leadership, exhibit creative thinking, exercise good judgment, and have excellent communication skills.

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • College coursework in Natural Sciences or Education. 
  • Experience leading children in an outdoor setting. 
  • Experience in leading and/or instructing one or more of the following types of recreational programming: Environmental Education, Hiking, Mountain biking, Kayaking, Rock-climbing, Caving, Camping, and Film-Making. 
  • Experience using Final Cut for video-editing and in film-making; including writing, directing, filming and editing. 
  • Experience with environmental education, basic animal handling, hiking, film making, or gardening. 

 

Inclusion and Adaptive Programs

Appy Now: Temporary - Inclusion & Adaptive Programs Activity Specialist or Instructor  

Inclusion Activity Specialist Postion

This position is a temporary/seasonal staff position scheduled to work between twenty (20) and forty (40) hours per week in an After School or Seasonal  Camp program setting. Successful applicants must demonstrate strong leadership, exhibit creative thinking, exercise good judgment, and have excellent communication skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience implementing adapted recreational activities to individuals and groups of individuals with disabilities from ages six (6) years old to adult. 
  • Experience in leading and/or instructing one or more of the following types of recreational programming: 
    • Recreational Games and Activities (Outdoors) 
    • Sports/Athletic Programs 
    • Outdoor Recreation 
    • Arts and Crafts 
    • Team Building 
    • Therapeutic Recreation/Inclusion/Special Education.

 

Contact PARDStaffOnboarding@austintexas.gov