Parks & Recreation job opportunities

Part-time job opportunities

Please Note: All part-time jobs with Lexington Parks & Recreation have a minimum pay of $15 per hour.

Therapeutic Recreation

Camp counselor

  • Lexington’s Therapeutic Recreation Program is in search of summer camp counselors. Camp counselors work as a team to provide a high-quality summer camp experience for individuals with intellectual and/or physical disabilities ages five and up. Staff will lead active games, assist individual campers with personal care needs, and participate in swimming activities.
  • June 6 – July 22, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Flex schedule – 40 hours per week. No weekends.
  • Contact Jill Farmer ( for more information.


Aquatic attendants and lifeguards

  • For job descriptions and to apply, fill out the position interest form. 

Position interest form

Extended School Program (ESP)

Recreation leader

  • Lexington’s Extended School Program (ESP) is searching for recreation leaders for its after-school programs for the spring 2022 semester and ESP Summer Camp (June – July).
  • Recreation leaders are in charge of a group of elementary-aged children and are expected to monitor student behavior, program activities and other duties as assigned.
  • ESP After School: Monday – Friday, 2 – 6 p.m. No weekends. Can work with most schedules.
  • ESP Summer Camp: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Two six-hour shifts.
  • Contact Harold Kouns ( for more information.


Community Outreach Summer Camps

Camp counselors

  • We are searching for summer camp counselors to work in a team environment to provide high-quality summer camp experiences for elementary, middle and high school youth at Dunbar Community Center and playgrounds around the city.
  • June 1 – August 12
  • Flex schedule – 40 hours per week. No weekends.
  • Contact Adrienne Thakur (


Part-time/seasonal laborer

  • The position performs ground maintenance duties including, but not limited to, planting and weeding horticultural beds, mowing and string trimming of turf areas, trash and debris removal in parks, cleaning public restrooms and special event support.
  • Individuals must meet the minimum requirement of being 18 years of age or older.
  • To apply, visit the Masterson Skilled Trade Base at 3544 Shamrock Lane.


Outdoor Nature Camp

Camp counselor

  • Camp Counselors are responsible for assisting with the daily operation of the camp, facilitating programs, maintaining program schedules, assisting with inventory, monitoring children, adherence to camp policies, and ensuring that all incidents and actions of note are properly documented as necessary. Ideal candidates will have prior summer camp experience and knowledge of outdoor recreational pursuits such as hiking, archery, birding, tree and plant identification, camping or environmental education.
  • June 6 – July 29, Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Flex schedule – 40 hours per week. No weekends.
  • Contact Kenny Black ( for more information. 

Full-time job opportunities

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Full-time job opportunities

Volunteer opportunities

Interested in volunteering with Parks & Recreation? We have a comprehensive volunteer program that gives residents an opportunity to leave a lasting impact on Parks & Recreation facilities, green spaces and programs. Volunteer activities can be short-term, such as morning planting trees, or long-term, such as being a therapeutic recreation buddy for outings or classes.

Volunteer opportunities