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DPR Summer Employment

We're hosting a Summer Hiring Fair!

Submit an application online and schedule an in-person interview with DPR Human Resources today! Click here to attend our Summer Hiring Fair.

If you'd rather complete the application process online from start to finish, browse through the positions below and use the links to apply within the DCHR jobs portal. Once there, click the box next to "Department of Parks and Recreation" to sort available positions.


Summer Aquatics staff will have the opportunity to be pool managers, assistant pool managers, lifeguards, customer service representatives (CSR's) and more.

  • Lifeguard - Apply
    Trained lifeguard and safety protocol enforcement for DPR outdoor and Indoor pools. Get training and certification on us! Suitability and background check required. 
  • Aquatics Operations - Apply
    Managing the daily upkeep, pool chemistry, and ensuring swimmer safety to keep DPR pools and spray pads safe and open.
  • Aqua Day Camp Counselor or Facilitator - Apply
    A customer service representative (CSR) provides front line service to guests and staff. Must possess the ability to positively interact with personnel and the public to ensure a world class experience.


  • Evening Programming Team - Program Specialist: Apply
    Recreation staffer assisting with on site program development for youth and teens during summer evenings.



  • Evening Programming Team - Program Specialist: Apply
    Recreation staffer assisting with on site implementation of environmental programs.



  • Warehouse Assistance: Apply
    DPR Support Services staffer assisting in inventory management, event logistics, and transportation.



  • Roving Leaders Camp - Facilitator & Assistant Facilitator : Apply
    Instructing campers ages 3-12 who are enrolled in Roving Leaders programming in fun activities that foster growth and social development.


  • Discovery Camp - Facilitator & Assistant Facilitator: Apply
    Instructing campers ages 6-10 in theme-based curriculum, arts and crafts activities, and structured games and sports.
  • Little Explorers - Facilitator & Assistant Facilitator: Apply
    Instructing campers ages 3 - 5 in theme-based curriculum, arts and crafts activities, and structured games and sports.
  • Sports Camp - Facilitator & Assistant Facilitator: Apply
    Instructing campers ages 8-13 in a variety of activities that will encourage and support movement, encourage personal growth, and develop sport-specific skills.
  • Therapeutic Recreation Camp - Facilitator & Assistant Facilitator: Apply
    Instructing campers with disabilities ages 5-16 in fun, engaging, and adaptive programming.
  • Summer Camp Office Assistant: Apply
    Assist the summer camp office in administrative duties required to properly manage our citywide camp offerings.
  • Summer Camp Program Monitor: Apply
    Program Monitors observe summer programming to ensure program quality markers are met. Provide feedback via various reporting methods.


  • Food Monitor/Food Safety: Apply
    Food service and distribution professional who will assist in DPR's efforts to provide free meals for DC residents under the age of 18 all summer long.


  • Content Specialist: Apply
    Mentor and content coordinator with a focus on administering Teens programming for participants in the Marion Barry Summer Youth Employment Program. (MBSYEP)
  • Payroll Clerk: Apply
    Point of sale representative and administrative support for MBSYEP program.

Please note that DPR does not handle (nor accept) SYEP / DC Summer Youth Employment Program applications.
Please contact the Department of Employment Services (DOES) at (202) 698-3492, [email protected] 

Thank you for your interest in DPR.

DPR Human Resources
Summer Hiring Division

1275 First St, NE - 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 673-7603
Email: [email protected]