Employment Opportunities

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department offers a variety of opportunities for employment in Parks, Recreation, Sports, Permits, Community Relations, Golf, Planning and Design, Special Events, Human Resources and Fiscal. These opportunities are full and part-time and some can even start out as seasonal jobs for youth.


Recreation and Parks Aide

Assists staff within the community center with various tasks; such as ensuring standards of acceptable conduct, cleaning and maintaining the facilities, opening and closing buildings and assisting with activities within the center.


Monitors the swimming pool in order to direct water safety and prevent accidents, teaches swimming lessons and maintains pool/pool deck.

Parks and Golf

Recreation and Parks Aide

Performs general grounds cleaning work such as: picking up debris, raking leaves, pulling weeds, trimming bushes, mowing grass, digging holes for planting, emptying trash barrels, and cleaning and maintaining restrooms.


Recreation and Parks Aide

We have multiple part-time positions available on our team for all sports seasons! If you are looking for a role in facility operations, turf management, event management or athletic administration click below to learn more about our positions!


Sports Officials

We also employ over 200 private contractors as officials for our various adult and youth sports leagues. Our programs are expanding rapidly and demand for quality officials is at an all-time high.




 Job Readiness Program

The APPS Job Readiness Program (AJRP) is a comprehensive 10-week workforce development program that provides practical work experience with the City, the minority business community and emerging workforce pathway opportunities with the Ohio State University hospital network. Heavy emphasis is placed on coaching and training to ensure participants’ success during the program and in future jobs. Job Coaches provide on-site support and guidance four to five times a week. AJRP’s two eight-week training programs serve young people 14-23 years old who live in the City of Columbus or pay Columbus taxes.



Rental Services

Recreation and Parks Aide

Assist with facility rental operation-responsible for setting up tables and chairs, cleaning facilities, and assisting groups with their use of our facilities.



Columbus Recreation and Parks offers internship opportunities for students in sports, marketing, event management, development, strategic planning and more!


Work Outside this Summer

Want to spend your summer outdoors creating memorable experiences Columbus Recreation & Parks is looking for enthusiastic camp staff to join our 2024 Outdoor Recreation Summer Camp team. We have a variety of positions available.

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