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Part-Time Community Employment Opportunities

The Department of Recreation and Parks community offices regularly accept applications for employees who work on a part-time basis in the local communities assisting with recreation and nature programs.

Available jobs are listed below. To apply, download, print and complete an application (PDF). Then return the completed application to the appropriate local community Recreation and Parks office listed below.

Activity Specialist I

  • Job definition: Responsible for the planning and implementation of a specialized program in areas such as Therapeutic Recreation, arts, child care and nature.
  • Examples of duties: To plan and organize a program of activities for children, oversee the use of facilities, assist groups in planning and carrying out programs, meet with community citizens groups, supervise and train volunteers, see that the facility is maintained in a safe and satisfactory condition and that the program meets certification standards, prepare budget estimates, maintain and submit financial time and service records and be available to staff, parents and children.
  • Hiring offices: Liberty Road, Cromwell Valley Park and Willow Grove Nature Center

PAL Recreation Leader

  • Job Definition: Under close supervision, is responsible for the direct leadership of a wide variety of recreation activities and special events within a PAL Recreation Center.
  • Examples of Duties: Assist in the planning, scheduling, promoting and coordination of a variety of recreation activities and special events, both indoor and outdoor; plan and lead a diversified program of activities in performing and cultural arts, sports, fitness, social and hobbies; recruit, train and coordinate the work of volunteers; meet with center program participants to determine leisure activity needs; inspect facilities to make certain that structures, areas and equipment are safe, adequate and functioning properly.
  • Special Qualifications: Sufficient skill and appreciation of all activities conducted at a PAL Recreation Center to develop a well-balanced, diversified program; a practical knowledge of the organization of leagues, clubs, tournaments, exhibits, demonstrations, and entertainment; skill in at least three of the following activities: athletics, dramatics, story-telling, low-organized games, social recreation, informal discussion, nature study, folk dancing, music, or handicrafts; ability to secure effective use of volunteer leaders; knowledge of first aid; familiarity with the needs, capabilities and interests of at-risk youth groups and individuals; capability of working with police officers, counselors and volunteers; must be able to pass a criminal background check.
  • Experience: Preferably, two years of successful experience as a recreation leader, specialist, teacher, social worker or counselor in a closely-allied field, or one year experience in education as a teacher.
  • Education: Preferably, graduation from a two-year college of recognized standing, with a major in recreation, physical education, counseling or a related field. Valuable preparation may be secured from courses in recreation theory and practice, sociology, psychology, educational methods, and in such activities as athletics, music, arts and crafts, nature, dancing, dramatics and club organization.
  • Hiring Offices: Scotts Branch PAL Center. Please apply through the Liberty Road Recreation Office.

Recreation Leader I

  • Job definition: Under supervision, is responsible for direct organization of a variety of activities, including but not limited to indoor and outdoor sports programs.
  • Examples of duties: Organize and supervise various activities, oversee the use of facilities including regular maintenance of ball fields for sports leaders, assist groups in planning and carrying out programs, keep records, prepare publicity, meet with community citizens groups, supervise and train volunteer leaders and sports officials, see that the center is maintained in a safe and satisfactory condition and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Hiring offices: Owings Mills, Loch Raven, Carroll Manor, Middle River, Gray Charles, North Point Village, Berkshire-Eastwood, Essex-StembridgeColgate, Greater Pikesville

Recreation Leader II

  • Job definition: Under supervision, is responsible for the direct organization of a variety of recreation programs, including but not limited to after-school activities, fun centers, drop-ins and arts and crafts.
  • Examples of duties: Organize, supervise and instruct a variety of social recreational activities, oversee the use of facilities, assist groups in planning and carrying out programs, keep records, prepare publicity, meet with community citizens groups, supervise and train volunteer leaders, see that the center is maintained in a safe and satisfactory condition and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Hiring offices: Owings Mills, Loch Raven, Carroll Manor, Gray Charles, North Point VillageBerkshire-Eastwood, Greater Pikesville

Recreation Leader III

  • Job definition: Under supervision, is responsible for the direct organization and leadership of a variety of recreation programs, including but not limited to teen centers, music, drama, tumbling, gymnastics and art.
  • Examples of duties: Organize, supervise and instruct specialized programs of various age groups, oversee the use of facilities, assist groups in planning and carrying out programs, keep records, prepare publicity, meet with community citizens groups, supervise and train volunteer leaders, see that the center is maintained in a safe and satisfactory condition and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Hiring offices: Loch Raven, Carroll Manor, Gray Charles, North Point VillageBerkshire-Eastwood

Summer Nature Center Camp Director

Summer Camp Nurse

  • Job Definition: For the 2019 summer camp season, acting as a nurse for youths with disabilities, age 6 to 21.
  • Examples of duties: Distribution of medicines and checking camper health at two summer day camp locations.
  • Hours: Camp season begins on June 24, 2019 with training and set-up week and ends on August 2, 2019. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, with paid July 4 holiday leave.
  • Pay: $33.04 to $34.47 per hour, plus mileage.
  • Experience: Must be a Registered Nurse.
  • Hiring Offices: Therapeutic Recreation Office

Baltimore County Government Jobs

Full-time and part-time job opportunities with the Department of Recreation and Parks are listed through the County's Office of Human Resources. Visit their website to view a full list of Baltimore County Government jobs and apply online for the jobs featured. 

Baltimore County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 
Revised May 17, 2019         

 

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