Employment Opportunities

The Parks and Recreation Department is continuously in search of recreation leaders and instructors with special skills and interests, as well as seasonal park maintenance and horticulture personnel. The department offers part-time, temporary employment opportunities in a wide variety of program areas.

For additional information on the department's employment opportunities, please call (302) 366-7000. If interested in any of these positions please email resume to parksrec@newark.de.us

Current Openings

We are currently accepting applications for these positions:

  • Before and After School Care Site Coordinators
    • The City of Newark Parks & Recreation Department is looking to hire individuals to coordinate our before and after school programs held each school day at Downes and West Park Elementary Schools in Newark. Responsibilities include supervision of on-site staff and leadership of daily operations for before and after care of children (grades K-5) in a variety of activities. Before care hours are 6:45-8:15 a.m. and after care hours are 2:30-6:00 p.m. Daily availability preferred; however, applicants may not be required to work both before and after care. Starting rate for qualified applicants is $12.50 per hour. Position will remain open until filled.
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  • Summer Camp Counselor
    • (June - August)
      Summer camp counselors provide leadership and supervision for camp participants ages 6 – 12 in various settings. Full Day and Half Day camps available. Previous experience working with school age children a plus. Must be prompt, reliable and dependable.
  • Lifeguards
    • (Year Round)
      Lifeguards provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere at a community swimming pool while swim lessons are being administered.  Enforce all departmental and pool policies and procedures while maintaining a clean and organized pool area. Must have Red Cross lifeguard certification, CPR, and first aid certification.
  • Tennis Instructor
    • (September - October)
      Instruct adults and youth with levels ranging from 2.5 to 3.5.
  • Before / After School Staff
    • (September - June)
      Provide positive leadership and supervision for boys and girls grades K-6. Prefer experience working with school age children. Background in education a plus.  Must be prompt, reliable, and dependable.
  • Gymnasium Supervisors
    • (October - March)
      Supervise gymnasium areas while scheduled activities are taking place and enforce rules and policies from Monday to Saturday.
  • Soccer Instructor
    • (September - March)
      Basic knowledge of soccer skills for youth instruction.  Individuals must be enthusiastic.
  • Basketball Referees
    • (November - March)
      Playing experience a must; officiating a plus. Individuals must be prompt, reliable, and dependable.
  • Basketball Instructor
    • (September - March)
      Basic Knowledge of basketball skills for youth instruction required. Individuals must be enthusiastic.