Parks and Recreation

To preserve, protect, maintain and enhance the city's parklands and recreational facilities and engage people in leisure activities that contribute to their quality of life.

Employment / Teaching / Training

Part-Time or Temporary Employment

Applications are accepted for the following positions.
- Recreation Center Employment
- Teen Youth Employment
- Lifeguard
- Water Safety Instructor
- Park Temporary Employment
- Park Permanent Employment


Recreation Center Teaching Opportunities

All instructors must be permitted and approved.

To apply to teach a class or specialty camp at one of our recreation centers, please complete the following program proposal and contract agreement and bring to the center you would like to teach at.

Summer Job Opportunities at Recreation Centers

Youth Development Worker positions are available for the summer. This position works as a summer camp counselor by overseeing a group of 25 children in Kindergarten to 8th grade. The position monitors activities, plans programs and maintains the facility in a safe and efficient manner. Work involves actively engaging youth in positive character building and youth development activities while providing leadership and instruction in games, sports, crafts, and other programs and activities.

You must be 18 years of age with a High School Diploma to apply. Pay is $11.48 an hour and position requires 35-40 hours per week.

For more information, contact Parks & Recreation Administration at 727-893-7441.

Teaching in City Parks

To apply to teach a class at one of our parks, please complete the following application for private instruction permits and bring to Parks & Recreation Administration 1400 19th St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 893-7441

Aquatics Job & Training Opportunities

Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor employment and training opportunities available. Some employment opportunities are part-time and seasonal and applying does not guarantee employment.

Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor Employment Information
Lifeguard and Water Safety Training Infomrmation

Contact Us

Parks and Recreation Administration
1400 19th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 893-7441


Full Time Employment

Municipal Services Center
One 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
City of St. Petersburg
Human Resources