Thank you for your interest in employment with Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District! Check out our exciting open job opportunities:

Teen Center Recreation Leader
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor
Preschool Floater Teacher


What makes working here so amazing?

We're all about play! 
We like to play and we want other people to play too. Play is essential for life balance and we get to help all people find ways to play more. 

We like each other! 
Teamwork is dream work and working here is pretty dreamy (on most days). The people you get to work with are some of the coolest, most passionate, hard-working, creative, and fun-loving people you'll ever meet. We are quick to support each other, everyone is respectful and when the "all hands on deck" is called for a big project or event, everyone willingly pitches in. 

We serve the community and make it better!
Pleasant Hill is one of the most amazing places to live and we're a big part of that. We maintain over 269 acres of parkland including beautiful local parks, a dog park, and lots of open space to play in the great outdoors. We also host a variety of community special events throughout the year and provide essential services, activities, and recreation for all. Yes, we do all that and more! #parksmakelifebetter 

We like to WOW!
Every day, we work hard to realize our vision: To be the leaders in providing "WOW!" experiences every day!
And we do that via our mission...To put people first..all people. 

If you like to play, work with fun, dedicated people, want to make a difference in the community, and really like to WOW!, then we'd sure love to hear from you! Come join the fun!

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Now Hiring Teen Recreation Leader

Teen Center Recreation Leader

Pleasant Hill Teen Center is now accepting applications for a responsible and dynamic Recreation Leader who enjoys working with middle school and high school students. Under the supervision of the Teen Program Coordinator, this position involves assisting with leadership, supervision, and mentorship to students in our all-inclusive programs. Duties include providing creative and engaging recreational activities at the Teen Center. Tutoring experience preferrable. Typical hours: 2:15 pm – 6:00 pm Monday – Friday. May receive additional hours for other duties including school break camps, special events, marketing, and special projects support. 

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Hourly Pay Rate: $15.00 – $16.59 (DOE)
Age requirements: 18 yrs & up 

How To Apply:
Download, complete and submit the District Employment application to Katrina Hunn, Youth Services Manager, here

Application Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Now Hiring Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District is seeking team-oriented individuals to work for the District's Aquatic Program. Under supervision, lifeguards and swim instructors perform a variety of duties for the purpose of providing for water safety at District aquatics facilities. This includes organizing, coordinating, conducting, and instructing courses in water safety as well as supervision of the pool.

Hourly pay rate: $16.50-$20.97 (DOE)
Minimum age: 15 yrs & up


Must have current American Red Cross Lifeguarding/CPR/AED/First Aid certification.
Previous Lifeguarding and Swim experience highly desired.


Must be able to work early morning, evening and weekend shifts when required, and attend regular in-service trainings. Swim lesson training provided.

Final candidates shall be fingerprinted prior to appointment and must provide proof of negative TB test and COVID vaccination.


Lifeguard and Swim Instructor positions require the following American Red Cross certifications:

  • Lifeguarding/CPR/AED/First Aid 
  • First Aid for Public Safety Personnel (Title 22)*
  • Administering Emergency Oxygen*
    *Training/certification will be provided upon hire for candidates without Title 22 or Oxygen certification. 

Ready to apply?

Complete the online Aquatics Job Interest Form, or download, complete and submit a District Employment Application, along with a copy of your current lifeguard certification to Aquatics Program Manager Korey Riley

Not certified?  Find a class here!

If you have any questions, please email Aquatics Program Manager Korey Riley. 

Application Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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Preschool Floater Teacher

Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District is accepting applications for a Preschool Floater Teacher. Under the supervision of the Preschool Director, the Preschool Floater Teacher is responsible for developing, organizing, and teaching preschool-age children (1.5-5 years) for Pleasant Hill Recreation Preschool during the school year and teaching camps during the summer. See more details in full job description. 

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Hourly Pay Rate: $17.75-$21.76/hour (DOE)

How to Apply:
Submit the completed District Employment Application and your resume via email to Sarah Smith, Preschool Director, here

Application Deadline: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

General Join The Fun

Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District (PHRPD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of PHRPD to provide equal employment opportunities for all qualified persons. All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, or denial of medical and family care leave, or any other non-job-related factors.

Pleasant Hill Recreation & Park District is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to applicants as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA). Qualified individuals with disabilities who need a reasonable accommodation during the applications or selection process may contact the Human Resources Department at 925-682-0896 in advance to make accommodation requests. 

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