Employment Opportunities

Current Employment Opportunities

If you are interested in any employment opportunities with the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department for current permanent full-time or part-time employment or for seasonal opportunities visit the City's Employment Services website

Summer Seasonal Employment Opportunities

The Tampa Parks and Recreation Department accepts applications for summer employment from February - May. If you are looking to build your resume, enhance your leadership experience, participate in team building, meet new and interesting people, but, above all, positively impact the lives of our youth - WE HAVE THE JOB FOR YOU!

Seasonal Positions Available

A brief job description for each position is listed here.

  • Joe Abrahams Sports Camps Director, Key Leader, Leader, and Leader Youth
  • Mangrove Marcus Camp Key Leader and Leader
  • Seasonal Lifeguards
  • Summer Recreation Leader
  • Summer Roving Arts Program Leader

The rates of pay vary by position. Selected applicants will be notified of their rate of pay. Additionally, the dates of employment vary by position and location. Summer Seasonal employees are not guaranteed a set schedule since days and hours needed will vary.

How to Apply

In order to be considered, applicants must apply online. If applying for a summer seasonal position, a Summer Job Opportunities Supplemental Form will be included as part of the application.

Applicants for any position must provide a valid government issued identification card and social security card to be selected for employment. These cards will need to be presented at various times during the selection process. Some positions require a valid driver's license.

Additionally, all applicants must successfully complete a pre-employment background investigation and drug screening test prior to being hired. Applicants who are selected for summer seasonal positions will be notified when the background investigation is initiated.

Helpful Hint For Completing Your Application

Register as a MyTampaGov member before you begin the application process. This will enable you to view and re-use information from previously submitted applications to complete and submit any future applications.

Have a question about employment with Parks and Recreation? Please review our frequently asked questions. If you still can't find the answer, please call the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department at 813-274-8615.