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Parks, Recreation and Tourism Opportunities

Updated June 7, 2024

ACADEMIC Positions

Fall 2024 Academic Support Program For Student-Athletes

Located centrally on campus, the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) supports the academic, personal, and professional development needs of all student-athletes at NC State. Each semester, hundreds of Wolfpack student-athletes benefit from ASPSA’s tutoring services thanks to the efforts of our support staff. To find more about the qualifications for each position and the application, you can visit our website: go.ncsu.edu/aspsa.

Assistant Professor – Sport & Recreation Management, Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management – James Madison University

The Hart School of Hospitality, Sport, & Recreation Management at James Madison University is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position in Sport & Recreation Management at the rank of Assistant Professor, set to begin in Fall 2024. The Hart School is an affiliate academic unit in the College of Business. The Hart School serves approximately 1,000 students in both Sport & Recreation Management and Hospitality Management along with a Sport & Recreation Leadership program with more than 40 students at the Master’s level. Our mission is to engage in transformational education through innovative teaching, scholarship, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.

We seek an innovative and collaborative faculty member to teach undergraduate courses in Sport & Recreation Management and possibly graduate courses in Sport & Recreation Leadership (3/3 teaching load). Applicants should have the ability to teach undergraduate courses in Sport and Recreation Management. The applicant must be able to show evidence of a clear research agenda, work independently on research, and be willing to engage in collaborative scholarship with faculty and students across disciplines. The applicant should also be prepared to engage in service to the university, community, department, and profession.

Lecturer in Recreation Management – App State University

Appalachian State University is searching for a one year lecturer in recreation management. Details about the position and required application materials can be found here. The start date for this position is August 12th. Review of applications will begin immediately. The application period closes on July 1st.

Lecturer in Outdoor Recreation and Park Management – University of Tennessee

The School of Natural Resources in the University of Tennessee Herbert College of Agriculture is seeking a Lecturer of Outdoor Recreation and Park Management to establish a nationally recognized program in outdoor recreation and park management. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track, regular, faculty position. The position supports the undergraduate BS program in Forestry with a concentration in Outdoor Recreation and Park Management (ORPM) and contributes to a robust teaching program in outdoor recreation and park management. The Outdoor Recreation and Park Management concentration in the School of Natural Resources is new to the University of Tennessee. This is an exciting opportunity to build a new program from the ground up and have significant input in how the concentration operates.

Assistant Director, Civic and Campus Engagement – The Rachel Carson Council – Washington, D.C.

The RCC seeks an aspiring, creative, committed, and flexible environmental leader toward the beginning of their career, willing to help expand and innovate at a small, but respected and growing organization. The ideal candidate will combine the imagination, empathy and writing of Rachel Carson with her dedication to connecting with a wide network of academics, activists, NGOs, and writers to protect the environment through education, writing and advocacy, bringing impeccable, but accessible, science and solutions to the public and policy makers.

Assistant Professor- Natural Resources and Recreation Management – Marshall University

Marshall University’s Department of Natural Resources and Earth Sciences (College of Science) seeks a qualified and dedicated individual for a tenure-track position at rank of Assistant Professor of Natural Resources and Recreation Management. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in both teaching and research.

This position provides an opportunity to contribute to the academic growth and development of students while engaging in impactful research related to natural resources, recreation, tourism, sustainability, human dimensions of the environment, outdoor/environmental education, adventure programming, or other closely related disciplines. Any inquiries may be directed to gager@marshall.edu

Career Line Assistant Professor (Lecturer) Faculty – Parks, Recreation, Tourism – University of Utah

The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism in the College of Health at the University of

Utah is pleased to announce a career-line assistant professor (lecturer) position. The Department is looking for a skilled educator who will cover classes in the core curriculum and provide representation on Department, College, and University committees. This appointment will begin January 2025. The successful candidate will have experience in teaching core classes including but not exclusive to introductory and mid-level courses in parks, recreation, and tourism management. Preference will be given to individuals with skills and interests in teaching the business and management of parks, recreation and tourism services (e.g., financial management, personnel, marketing, facilities, etc.). Service based responsibilities representing the Department on College and University committees may also be required.

INTERNSHIP Opportunities

Fall Internship – Athletic Communications Intern – NC State University

The NC State Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for an 11-month internship (Aug – June) in Athletics Communications. The interns will report to the Director of Athletic Communications and will assist the Athletics Communications office with coverage of the university’s 22-sport varsity athletics program. The anticipated start date is August 2024 with an anticipated end date of June 30, 2024. Dates are somewhat flexible. The intern will be paid an hourly rate of $12.50 with a maximum of 40 hours per week.

Part-Time Position at the USA Baseball National Training Complex (Cary, NC) – Game Day Operations

The USA Baseball National Training Complex (NTC) opened in 2007 and since has hosted the 2011 Pan American Team, 2009 USA Baseball World Cup Team, 2008 and 2020 United States Olympic Baseball Team, and the 2008 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Tar Heels home baseball schedule. This year the National Training Complex will once again serve as the host site for the National High School Invitational. Additionally, USA Baseball will hold the Collegiate National Team, 12U-15U National Teams, the annual National Team Identification Series, and various Prospect Development Pipeline events.

2024 Fall Internship: Event Coordination Intern – NC State University

NC State Student Centers oversees the operation of Talley Student Union, Witherspoon Student Center, and Outdoor Event Spaces. We strive to provide a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for the NC State Community. In support of the university’s educational mission, we serve as a cornerstone for student growth, learning, and involvement through the highest quality services and facilities. In 2015, we opened the newly renovated Talley Student Union, a 283,000 square foot facility that serves as the hub of student life at NC State University.

Operating within the division of Campus Enterprises, NC State’s division for retail and hospitality, we approach achieving university goals with a unique blend of student success, customer service and a focus on the physical environment.

UNICEF For Every Child – Paid Internship

A paid internship is being offered by UNICEF! As an intern, you will analyze data, examine research and government policies, and gather information from residents about the city’s needs, Interviewing key city stakeholders and summarizing research. In our city, interns will play an important role in some of the most important decisions. Each child will benefit from the perspectives and expertise of the student.

PARKS & RECREATION Jobs
Assistant Director of Physical Activity and Wellness, Durham – NC School of Science and Mathematics

This position provides management, supervision and administrative support to the Athletic Director for NCSSM’s Durham campus. This position will manage and support a portion of the Interscholastic Varsity Sports teams. It will be responsible for processing all temporary hires, biweekly time sheets, procurement and scheduling.

Athletics Program Supervisor – Town of Wendell

The Athletics Program Supervisor plans, coordinates, and supervises a variety of athletic and leisure time activities for the citizens of the community. Work involves considerable planning and scheduling of activities and contact with participants and temporary staff. The employee modifies existing programs in concert with the requested needs of the community; recruits part-time and volunteer staff as well as participants; publicizes program activities; coordinates activities with center staff; and supervises the successful implementation of such programs. Employee also is responsible for ordering equipment and supplies and maintaining the appearance and safety of assigned grounds, buildings, and other facilities.

Camp Staff Wanted: Summer Opportunities at YMCA Camp Seymour

YMCA Camp Seymour in Gig Harbor, Washington has Summer 2024 Overnight Camp positions! This opportunity is great for students studying education, recreation, leadership, environmental science, those that are involved with campus outdoor recreation, or who just love to get outside! Our positions offer students the chance to gain transferable skills, have a summer of growth, and the ability to connect with peers from around the world. We provide housing and food for staff throughout the duration of our season as well as 2-3 weeks of paid training depending on the position. We are able to offer internships for students who are looking to satisfy degree requirements or to gain experience and knowledge in a field they care about.

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation: Utility Craftsman – Idaho Falls, ID

As a versatile team player, you’ll contribute to construction, trades, maintenance, and more, reporting directly to the Recreation Site Maintenance Foreman, in our East Region Office. Your role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities, from constructing diverse structures like buildings, bridges, and hangars to handling remodeling tasks. Operating heavy equipment, interpreting blueprints, and conducting surveys will be second nature. Your skill set will extend to trades such as concrete work, carpentry, and steel erection. Plumbing, electrical work, landscaping, and equipment maintenance will also fall within your expertise. Stepping into a leadership role, you’ll supervise project assistants, maintain meticulous records, and provide valuable insights to other jurisdictions. Your attention to detail ensures excellence in every task you tackle.

Environmental Health Program Manager – Watershed Management

Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the environment? If so, this is the position for you! The Environmental Services Department provides opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth. You will be working with a team of scientists and engineers of diverse backgrounds, bringing expertise and experience from various sectors – government, industry and academia – with a passion to protect the environment. The Water Quality Division strives for first‐class service delivery and continued national recognition by making contributions that have broader impacts and implications beyond the County. The Watershed Management program is an integral part of the Water Quality Division. As the Watershed Management Program Manager, you will have the opportunity to rapidly learn, lead and participate in projects that support the nationally recognized and award-winning Water Quality Division that is striving for international recognition.

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Recreation Leader – Front Desk Lake Lynn – Raleigh

Recreation Leaders assists recreation facility directors and assistant directors in overall management and operation of the facility and recreation programs. Recreation Leaders are considered essential staff and can supervise a facility in the absence of a full time staff member. This position requires an extensive amount of training, including Safety, First Aid/CPR and Fire Safety, which will be provided.

Camp Tekoa Staff Positions

Work at Camp! Camp Tekoa is hiring students who want to live, work and play in an outdoor environment. Join hundreds of other staff your age from all over the world. Make friendships! Make an impact! Get paid to play in chacos and t-shirts! Apply today and have YOUR life changed.

We are still hiring: Ropes Course Facilitators, Lifeguards and Family Group Leaders (Counselors)! We have managed many internships in the past and are happy to work with you!

Gipson Play Plaza Manager at Dix Park

Reporting to the Dix Park Executive Director and working closely with staff across the Raleigh Parks system, the ideal candidate is a dedicated and motivated individual who can stay highly organized, multi-task, take initiative, and build and maintain good relationships internally and externally. This position is responsible for ensuring the Gipson Play Plaza offers a world class visitor experience. The GPP Manager must anticipate the needs of a busy and dynamic park; expand and manage relationships with public and private partners at the operational level, manage capital and operating projects, grow and expand earned revenue opportunities, and work closely with our maintenance team.

Outdoor Recreation Planner – Bureau of Land Management

Explore a new career with the BLM – where our people are our greatest natural resource.

These positions are located in Barstow and Needles, California as well as Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Information about the surrounding areas can be found here: Barstow & Needles, California; Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

California Desert District | BLM

Northeastern States District | BLM

Outdoor Recreation Planner – National Park Service

The position Outdoor Recreation Planner, GS-0023-09 located at Congaree National Park in Hopkins NC.This is a term position (more than 1 year) with an initial appointment expected to last at least 13 months but may be extended up to a total of four years. Term positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service.

Community Planner – National Park Service

This Community Planner GS-0020-11 Term position is located at the following location: Lowell National Historical Park in Lowell MA. This is a term position (more than 1 year) with an initial appointment expected to last at least 13 months but may be extended up to a total of four years. Term positions do not convey permanent status in the Federal service.

Parks Director – Catawba County, NC

Catawba County is recruiting a strategic, self-motivated Parks Director to lead the Catawba County Park System, ensuring alignment of all park system policies, operations and development with the Board of Commissioners’ strategic vision and the County’s performance outcomes. The Catawba County Park System is comprised of nearly 1,500 total acres of preserved natural habitat across four parks featuring 48 miles of trails and a variety of amenities maintained for passive recreation.

Marketing & Operations Coordinator – Outdoor Recreation Industry – Denver, CO

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry (OREC) Office, a division within OEDIT, is seeking a Marketing & Operations Coordinator, reporting to the Deputy Director of the OREC Office. The Office of Economic Development and International Trade (“OEDIT”) was created to foster a positive business climate that encourages economic development through support of local and regional economic development activities throughout the State of Colorado. A comprehensive slate of programs within OEDIT’s divisions support economic development efforts for all Colorado businesses – new and expanding, traditional and emerging, small and large – including retention programs to ensure the continued competitiveness of Colorado’s economic base, and job training to keep Colorado’s workforce the best in the nation.

Temporary Outdoor Education Instructor – Reidsville, NC

NC State University’s Betsy-Jeff Penn 4-H Center is seeking Outdoor Education Instructors for our fall program season beginning August 19, 2024 and ending November 22, 2024.

The Penn 4-H Center provides day and overnight programs to elementary, middle, and high school students on our 220 acres in Reidsville, NC. Program staff Provide instruction for nearly 20 programs in environmental science and cultural history to elementary school students in the Environmental Education Program. Topics include aquatic ecology, forest measurements, predator/prey relationships, wildlife habitats, pioneer living history, canoeing and much more. Staff also facilitate team challenges and Low and High Ropes course elements with students in the Soaring Thru Spaces program. A 2 week paid staff training is provided at the beginning of the season (tentatively Aug 19- 30) and as part of that there will also be a 3 day high ropes course training provided that staff are required to attend.

Adventure and Sport Programs Coordinator – Red Rocks Community College, Colorado

The Adventure and Sport Program Coordinator oversees and administers the daily operations of the adventure program, which includes outdoor adventure trips such as mountain biking, outdoor climbing, backpacking, mountaineering, and snowshoeing, the sports programs, special events, the indoor climbing wall, equipment rental, student development, teambuilding programming, monitoring budgets and researching vendors, maintaining records, equipment, and inventories, marketing, planning, and reporting. This position ensures compliance with risk management, safety, and injury policies and procedures. The Adventure and Sport Program Coordinator provides leadership and supervision of 15+ student employees including timesheet processing, overseeing development and assessment of learning outcomes, and coordinating the Trip Leader apprentice training program. This position oversees administration of the CPR/AED/First Aid and outdoor certifications of employees.

TOURISM and EVENTS Jobs

Special Events Coordinator – Town of Apex

An employee in this position performs a wide variety of tasks working directly with the community members and Town staff to help coordinate, plan and execute Town-Sponsored and Community Events for the Town of Apex.  This position will help the Special Event Manager in serving as liaisons between Community Event Organizer and Town staff. This position reports to the Special Events Manager.This position has no staff supervisory responsibilities.

Three Day Event Opportunity – The IWLCA Southeast Cup

Looking to get hands-on experience in event operations or just a fun way to earn some extra cash? The IWLCA Southeast Cup is a girls lacrosse showcase that draws in college coaches from all over to recruit players to play at the next level. We are looking for people to come out and join our team for this event and help us with onsite operations.

Event: IWLCA Southeast Cup

Dates: June 7-9, 2024

Venue: WRAL Soccer Park | Raleigh, NC
Pay Rate: $135 per day – meals included.

Responsibilities: General setup/breakdown help, hydration, scorekeeper, and college coach hospitality.

Sign-Up Link: https://app.initlive.com/JE/akmnfa9s44frg9

Questions? Contact Rena Weiss, Event Operations Associate: rweiss@elitetournaments.com

Director of Sustainable Tourism – Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace seeks a dynamic, visionary, highly collaborative Director of Sustainable Tourism and Partnerships to join our team. We want to hear from you if you’re ready to make a tangible difference in the conservation world while enjoying a flexible work environment and competitive compensation package. As an employee, you’ll spearhead initiatives to engage destination management organizations using Leave No Trace education and guidelines to inform best tourism sustainability practices worldwide. From crafting innovative sustainable tourism strategies to fostering key relationships with stakeholders, your role will be instrumental in shaping the future of outdoor stewardship in the tourism space. Join us in our mission to leave a lasting legacy of environmental conservation for generations to come. Apply now and join our dedicated team in the scenic Denver, CO, area!

Program Manager Culture & Events – UNC Health · Chapel Hill, NC

The Program Manager for Culture and Events is responsible for the successful planning, executing and coordinating of a variety of organizational culture programs and events. This role will play a key role in the creation of memorable experiences for our teammates while ensuring the successful delivery of programs and events within scope, time and budget constraints. This role designs, plans, tracks and evaluates Culture related programs and projects to ensure success.

Mammoth Lakes Tourism Team – Multiple Positions

Mammoth Lakes Tourism invests valuable marketing funds into the marketplace to promote the area. This money is then infused back into the Mammoth Lakes community through visitor spending.

Community Engagement Director

Content Marketing Manager

Marketing Coordinator

Recreation Specialist – Institutional (Recreation Specialist) – Department of Justice

Works under the general direction of the Recreation Supervisor and/or Assistant Supervisor of Recreation. The requirements of the position include knowledge of the goals, principles, methods, and techniques of the broad field of recreation. Supervises the operation of the recreation and leisure time program. Solicits suggestions from the inmate population, plans and creates recreational activities based upon research, purchases the equipment and supplies needed for such programs, draws up necessary tournament rosters, etc., and assures that appropriate recreational activities take place in a timely fashion.

Posted within the last 30 days

ACADEMIC Positions

2024- 2025 Academic Year Part- Time Faculty Applications – Cal State University, Northridge

The CSUN Department of Recreation and Tourism Management is searching for part-time instructors for the upcoming 2024- 2025 Academic Year. CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation, and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.



Fall 2024 Academic Support Program For Student-Athletes

Located centrally on campus, the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes (ASPSA) supports the academic, personal, and professional development needs of all student-athletes at NC State. Each semester, hundreds of Wolfpack student-athletes benefit from ASPSA’s tutoring services thanks to the efforts of our support staff. To find more about the qualifications for each position and the application, you can visit our website: go.ncsu.edu/aspsa.



Assistant Professor of Outdoor Leadership – Western New Mexico University

The purpose of this position is to support the instruction and mentoring of a new undergraduate program in outdoor leadership studies. Required knowledge includes: Possess a broad background in outdoor education, parks and recreation, and experiential teaching methodology. Working knowledge to build environmental literacy and social justice in environmental justice communities. Must understand professional standards of practice in the outdoor recreation industry. Working knowledge of accreditation standards for adventure programs. Experience working with diverse groups. Experience working with first-generation students in small classroom and remote field environments. Must be knowledgeable of University policies and procedures.



Two Assistant Professor Positions – Parks, Recreation, Tourism – Radford University

Teach in the core curriculum and one or more of the following concentrations: outdoor recreation and leadership or recreation therapy. Applicants must be able to lead and supervise field experiences, advise students, and maintain an active role in scholarship and service to the profession and university community. Applicants are expected to teach in the core curriculum and one or more of the following concentrations: outdoor recreation and leadership or recreation therapy. Applicants must be able to lead and supervise field experiences, advise students, and maintain an active role in scholarship and service to the profession and university community. Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence and at least one degree in Recreation, Parks and Tourism (or related field) required.



Fellow (Post Doc) – Horticulture Natural Resources – Kansas State University

The Applied Park Science Lab in the Park Management and Conservation program of the Department of Horticulture and Natural Resources is seeking a visitor use management or recreation ecology expert with experience conducting mixed methods research and GIS applications. The candidate will contribute to three projects that include research for the National Park Service, United States Forest Service, and the United States Department of Agriculture. These projects feature visitor use management and recreation ecology research designs. The candidate will have the opportunity to be involved with designing research projects, data collection, analysis, developing manuscripts for publication, and leading a team of graduate students.



Assistant Professor, Sport and Recreation Management – Missouri Southern State University

The Department of Kinesiology in the College of Health, Life Sciences, and Education at Missouri Southern State University invites applications for a Sport and Recreation Management, Assistant Professor, tenure-track position, beginning August 2024.The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate teaching excellence in undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport and Recreation Management. Successful candidates should be prepared to teach Sport and Recreation Management course and oversee student internships. Other responsibilities include student advising, recruitment and active participation in service and scholarship



Lecturer Position – Natural Resources Communication and Public Relations – UW-Stevens Point

The Environment & Society (ES) discipline in the College of Natural Resources (CNR) at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is seeking applications for a full-time, academic year (9-month) instructional academic staff lecturer position focused on Natural Resources Communication and Public Relations. This individual is responsible for classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction and assists with instructional development and design for a single course or series of courses within an academic discipline to support the delivery of quality instruction. Serves as an instructor of record for courses such as NRES 320 – Natural Resources Communication and Public Relations. Teaches 12 credits or the equivalent each academic semester. The potential exists for teaching during summer and winterim sessions for additional compensation.


Recreation, Tourism and Therapeutic Recreation (Asst/Assoc Professor) – Winona State University

Teach in the core areas of the curriculum as well as in the “Therapeutic Recreation” area at the university level. The incumbent would be expected to teach courses that would include but are not limited to: therapeutic recreation services; interventions; programming; trends and issues in therapeutic recreation. Instruct courses in varied locations, at varied times, and via various media commensurate with department and university needs. Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement to enhance knowledge of field.



Research Scientist – Climate Impacts Group Team

INTERNSHIP Opportunities

Volunteering & Special Events Internship – Apex Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department

Join the Town of Apex Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department as the Volunteering & Special Events Intern this summer! This paid internship will give you hands-on experience with event planning and day-of management, volunteer coordination, and local government. The Summer Internship will focus on events such as Juneteenth Festival, National Pollinator Week, PRIDE, Olde Fashioned Fourth of July, Fireworks Frenzy, and more. The intern will also have opportunities to shadow other PRCR and Town of Apex staff members to learn about recreation programming, facilities management, park operations, athletics, Town leadership, and more! The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic while showing interest for all aspects of event management. Please reach out to Ellison Lambert, Volunteer Coordinator for Town of Apex, at ellison.lambert@apexnc.org for more information.



Partnership Raleigh Community Climate Intern (Cohort 4)

Partnership Raleigh Interns gain hands-on experience in local government, business, and non-profit organizations. We are seeking personable and highly motivated Interns to work a 10-week internship, June 3rd to August 9th, 2024 (10 weeks). This Partnership Raleigh Community Climate Internship will provide undergraduate college students who are interested in a career in climate change or environmental sustainability with a valuable experience in a professional setting. Students will work sustainability projects which promotes Climate Awareness, Equity, Environmental Justice, and Resilience. This is a hybrid internship (both virtual and in-person) and is project-based to provide an experiential learning experience.



Planning Intern – Comprehensive and Long-Range Planning

The Comprehensive and Long-Range Planning Intern works in the City of Raleigh Planning and Development Department. This internship is a temporary, hourly employment opportunity with the City of Raleigh as a term position without benefits.
Start Date: May 20, 2024
End Date: August 12, 2024
Duration: 12 weeks



Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Summer Intern

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is looking for motivated interns for the summer! Over the course of 12 weeks, interns will go through orientation and training and then rotate through 5 areas in 2-week intervals to give a well-rounded experience and broad knowledge of City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources operations. Potential rotation areas could include Athletics, Youth Programs, Community Centers, Specialized Recreation & Inclusion, Dix Park, Raleigh Museum, Raleigh Historic Sites, Cultural Outreach & Enrichment, and more!



Outdoor Program Intern – Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

The Outdoor Recreation Intern is responsible for public engagement with the Catawba Riverkeeper through the development and execution of outdoor recreation programming. In this role, the Outdoor Recreation Intern will assist the Recreation Team with development, execution and reporting of high quality and unique outdoor programming. An ideal candidate will be an individual that is passionate about the outdoors and enjoys interacting with others.



Summer Internship – Maiden Parks & Recreation

The Town of Maiden is seeking a Parks and Recreation part- time employee to assist the Recreation Programmer and Director in summer programs and activities. Work is performed under regular supervision along with independent work. Work is performed in many types of weather conditions, around youth and adult athletics and special event programs.



Summer Parks and Recreation Internship (Paid) – Mount Airy Parks & Recreation
The aim of this position is to immerse the candidate in various program areas within the Parks and Recreation Department and improve the services provided in the various components of our organization. The successful candidate will be required to work varying shifts including days, evenings, and weekends.



Internship Positions with Kitty Hawk Kites – Multiple Locations
Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. We sell clothing, kites, watersports equipment, toys – anything you need for your next adventure! KHK operates in 7 states, with over 25 locations along the east coast! We strive to be the leading company in adventure recreation and retailing, by building a reputation for fun, and excellence through dedication to customer service, quality, safety, and value. Open Positions Include:

Supply Chain Management Internship (Kill Devil Hills)
Retail Merchandising Intern (Outer Banks, NC)
Retail Merchandising Intern (Destin, FL)
Retail Merchandising Intern (Beaufort, NC)
Retail Merchandising Intern (Long Beach Island, NJ)



Idaho Department Parks & Recreation Interpretive Internship Program

This position is an Interpretive Internship Program for students interested in becoming a park ranger or interpretive guide. The intern will work a 5-day, 40-hour work week, including weekends and holidays. The intern will work with park rangers to develop and present weekly interpretive/educational programs at Hells Gate State Park. They will be expected to work with visitor services staff in the Lewis & Clark Discovery Center, Jack O’Connor Hunting Heritage & Education Center, and throughout Hells Gate State Park. This position will also provide opportunities to practice roving interpretation in a state park setting.

PARKS & RECREATION Jobs

Assistant Director (Community Recreation Services Division) – City of Durham

Reporting to the Parks and Recreation Director, you’ll serve as the leader of the Community Recreation Services Division and a team member to the department’s leadership team consisting of the Assistant Director over Business Services, the Assistant Director over Park Planning and Project Development and the Culture and Community Manager.
With a people-first focus and alignment with our 10 core pillars, you’ll lead and develop 7 full-time team members to serve the community through recreation programming, services and facilities. Oversight of the department’s largest division includes an operating budget of nearly $9.5M, 7 community recreation centers; 2 lakes and marinas (Lake Michie and Little River); 4 public swimming pools and all athletic fields. Programs include youth and adult athletics, health and wellness classes, summer camps, after-school care, outdoor adventure and environmental education, teen programs, senior programs, therapeutic recreation, and inclusion services.



Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist – Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters

As the Supervisory Environmental Protection Specialist, this position serves as the Division Chief (Program Manager) for the Planning, Lands, and Compliance workgroup of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Primary duties include oversight of land acquisition and Right-of-Way permitting, Special Park Use permitting, NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) and NHPA (National Historic Preservation Act) compliance, and Landscape Architecture projects and planning efforts, through the direct supervision of respective subject matter experts. Facilitation, prioritization, and tracking of multi-divisional projects occurs daily. Manages communications with several internal and external partners related to project scope, funding, planning, and compliance process. Serves as member of the Park’s Core Management team to provide input and expertise toward accomplishment of the overall Park and NPS mission.



Community Relations Supervisor – City of Raleigh

Raleigh Parks is a nationally recognized organization promoting health, equity, conservation and cultural creativity. The newly established Customer Relations and Partnerships Supervisor position within Raleigh Parks offers a unique opportunity for a selected individual to shape the role’s functions and duties within the department’s Business Process Management Division. The position will play a major role in customer service, partnerships, and community engagement within PRCR.



Recreation Specialist-Inclusion – Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation

Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation is excited to add an Inclusive Recreation Specialist to the team! This position will be based in the Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation Services Division and will work to make all amenities and programs/activities inclusive for patrons of all abilities. Recreation program areas will include, but is not limited to adaptive sports, health/wellness, fitness, creative arts and summer camps. This position will be a key member of our staff in building rapport with our patrons and community members as well as promoting our services.



Recreation Coordinator – Harrisburg Parks & Recreation

The Town of Harrisburg currently has an employment opportunity in our Parks and Recreation Department for a Recreation Coordinator. An employee in this class plans, organizes, coordinates, and supervises athletic programs for primarily older or younger youth in the community. This position requires graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in recreation administration or closely related degree and considerable experience in sports, recreation and/or athletics management, preferably in a municipal setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.



Program Manager – City Parks Alliance

City Parks Alliance seeks a Program Manager to manage the execution of programs, primarily the biennial Greater & Greener urban parks conference and park study tours. The Program Manager is also responsible for managing the ParkXChange online resource library and supports virtual programs including webinars, peer conversations, skill-building workshops, and other in-person learning opportunities. The position offers an opportunity to join a growing and dynamic organization of urban park leaders in North America.



Supervisory Outdoor Recreation Planner – National Park Service

These positions are located in the National Park Services, in the Partnerships and Civic Engagement Division. The purpose of this position is to provide oversight of a team supporting the implementation of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State & Local Assistance and Urban Park and Recreation Recovery (UPARR) Programs.



Economist – Bureau of Land Management – Wyoming State Office

This position is a Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Wyoming State Office Economist subject matter expert, technical advisor, and program lead. The incumbent performs a wide variety of professional socioeconomics duties in support of Federal environmental reviews and compliance with laws, regulations, policies and guidance, including Executive Orders. Serves as the principal liaison for all economic efforts being conducted at the State, District, and Field Office levels.



Quail Forever And Pheasants Forever – Regional Communications Specialist

Are you passionate about communications, graphic design, writing, and the great outdoors? Do you have a knack for storytelling and a deep appreciation for aquatic conservation efforts? We’re on the lookout for someone just like you to join our team in NC, VA, or TN! As part of our team, you’ll play a vital role in spreading awareness and driving action for conservation initiatives within the Working Lands for Wildlife – Aquatic Connectivity Framework region. Your responsibilities will include creating compelling news releases, website content, and publication articles in collaboration with USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service staff. 📰 You’ll also work closely with our state leadership teams to source impactful stories and engage with journalists to secure media coverage for our organization’s mission and successes.



Public Information and Communications Analyst, Senior – Durham Parks and Recreation

As part of the Culture & Community unit, you will be at the center of external communications and marketing for departmental events, programs, and news, and will play a key role in the equitable engagement of the community and building of positive work culture for DPR staff. You’ll help set marketing and communications strategies and implement action toward our internal and external branding and storytelling efforts. You will connect the public to departmental information through communication, media, engagement and marketing. You will also help identify blind spots in our outreach, communications, and/or services to improve our connections with underrepresented or underserved populations.



4-H Summer Camp Counselor – Camp Bob Cooper, Summerton, SC

4-H summer camps provide an opportunity to experience new and exciting activities; including climbing wall, archery, canoeing, and many others offered in a safe, supervised environment where campers can explore new areas of interest with encouragement from trained counselors and staff. Counselors lead, instruct, and supervise campers in all areas of summer camp programming. The camp is run out of Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, SC directly on Lake Marion about an hour and half from Charleston, SC. You can look at our camp by going to our website at http://4hsummer.camp.



Exciting Summer Job Opportunities at Camp Waldo

As summer approaches, we’re gearing up for an amazing season at Camp Waldo, an environmental education summer camp on the banks of the Greenbrier River, and we’re on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals to join our team. Whether they’re students looking for a summer job, educators seeking a rewarding experience, or outdoor enthusiasts craving adventure, Camp Waldo has something for everyone. We truly believe that working at Camp Waldo is more than just a job—it’s an opportunity to make a difference, build lifelong friendships, and have the summer of a lifetime. If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to reach out at jwvankuren@appheadwaters.org.

 
TOURISM and EVENTS Jobs

Three Day Event Opportunity – The IWLCA Southeast Cup

Looking to get hands-on experience in event operations or just a fun way to earn some extra cash? The IWLCA Southeast Cup is a girls lacrosse showcase that draws in college coaches from all over to recruit players to play at the next level. We are looking for people to come out and join our team for this event and help us with onsite operations.
Event: IWLCA Southeast Cup
Dates: June 7-9, 2024
Venue: WRAL Soccer Park | Raleigh, NC
Pay Rate: $135 per day – meals included.
Responsibilities: General setup/breakdown help, hydration, scorekeeper, and college coach hospitality.
Sign-Up Link: https://app.initlive.com/JE/akmnfa9s44frg9
Questions? Contact Rena Weiss, Event Operations Associate: rweiss@elitetournaments.com



Director of Sustainable Tourism – Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace seeks a dynamic, visionary, highly collaborative Director of Sustainable Tourism and Partnerships to join our team. We want to hear from you if you’re ready to make a tangible difference in the conservation world while enjoying a flexible work environment and competitive compensation package. As an employee, you’ll spearhead initiatives to engage destination management organizations using Leave No Trace education and guidelines to inform best tourism sustainability practices worldwide. From crafting innovative sustainable tourism strategies to fostering key relationships with stakeholders, your role will be instrumental in shaping the future of outdoor stewardship in the tourism space. Join us in our mission to leave a lasting legacy of environmental conservation for generations to come. Apply now and join our dedicated team in the scenic Denver, CO, area!



Program Manager Culture & Events – UNC Health · Chapel Hill, NC
The Program Manager for Culture and Events is responsible for the successful planning, executing and coordinating of a variety of organizational culture programs and events. This role will play a key role in the creation of memorable experiences for our teammates while ensuring the successful delivery of programs and events within scope, time and budget constraints. This role designs, plans, tracks and evaluates Culture related programs and projects to ensure success.



Mammoth Lakes Tourism Team – Multiple Positions
Mammoth Lakes Tourism invests valuable marketing funds into the marketplace to promote the area. This money is then infused back into the Mammoth Lakes community through visitor spending.
Community Engagement Director
Content Marketing Manager
Marketing Coordinator



Recreation Specialist – Institutional (Recreation Specialist) – Department of Justice

Works under the general direction of the Recreation Supervisor and/or Assistant Supervisor of Recreation. The requirements of the position include knowledge of the goals, principles, methods, and techniques of the broad field of recreation. Supervises the operation of the recreation and leisure time program. Solicits suggestions from the inmate population, plans and creates recreational activities based upon research, purchases the equipment and supplies needed for such programs, draws up necessary tournament rosters, etc., and assures that appropriate recreational activities take place in a timely fashion.

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