- Permanent Employment - All full-time positions with Portland Parks & Recreation are listed within the City of Portland Employment Center and are updated weekly.
- Part-time Recreation Employment - Includes recreation support staff positions at community centers. Including instructors, customer service, counselors, inclusion assistants. Apply here.
- Internships - Gain meaningful work experience with Portland Parks & Recreation!
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) values a diverse workforce and seeks ways to promote equity and inclusion within the organization. PP&R encourages candidates with knowledge, ability and experience working with a broad range of individuals and diverse communities. Although not required, PP&R encourages candidates that can fluently speak another language to include that information in your resume.
Metro brings people together to make decisions about where we grow, how we get around and what happens to our waste. Metro guides investments in jobs, roads and transit while working to protect farms, forests and clean air and water for future generations.
Metro owns and operates 17,000 acres of parks and natural areas, the Oregon Zoo, Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, Portland Expo Center and the Oregon Convention Center. Two recycling and garbage stations accept trash, recyclables and hazardous waste from residents, businesses and commercial haulers. Metro also provides tools for everyday living, from a recycling hotline to a bike map to MetroPaint.
Metro employees serve in a variety of roles from economists to park rangers, cartographers to zookeepers, and recycling specialists to theater ushers. Explore current job listings for an opportunity to put your unique skills, talent and training to work for the benefit of the region.
At Metro, we hire a workforce representative of the communities we serve, understanding that a diverse workforce strengthens our organization. We value diversity and support a positive and welcoming environment where all employees can thrive.
Metro employees are guided by the shared values of public service, excellence, teamwork, sustainability, innovation and respect.
The TREE Fund works to sustain the world’s urban forests by providing funding for scientific research, education programs, and scholarships related to arboriculture and urban forestry. Through the generous support of corporate and individual sponsors and donors our organization offers:
Each of our Oregon state parks is an individual place where people play, picnic, camp, rest, hike, renew, and everything in between. They are an everyday reminder of the things that make Oregon great, and their very existence is a testament to what we collectively value.
Growing Gardens gets at the root of hunger in Portland, Oregon. We organize hundreds of volunteers to build organic, raised bed vegetable gardens in backyards, front yards, side yards and even on balconies. We support low income households for three years with seeds, plants, classes, mentors and more. Our Youth Grow after school garden clubs grow the next generation of veggie eaters and growers! Through Learn & Grow workshops and work parties, we teach gardeners all about growing, preparing and preserving healthful food while respecting the health of the environment.
We plant seeds for good food and healthy people by making sure low income people have the resources they need to grow organic vegetables at home. Through this work, community members meet over the backyard garden, through volunteering, by attending classes, and through sharing extra produce.
Friends of Trees is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to bring people together to plant and care for city trees and green spaces in Pacific Northwest communities.
Through our Neighborhood Trees program, homeowners buy discounted trees to plant with their neighbors at weekend plantings.
Through our Green Space Initiative, trained crew leaders guide volunteers at weekend events to restore green spaces.
Since Friends of Trees was founded by Richard Seidman in 1989, we have planted nearly half a million trees and native plants. You can download our 2014 Annual Report, Donor List and our most recently filed 990 here.