- 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.
Our staff love what they do and are passionate about connecting people with Mount St. Helens. We are a small and growing organization, seasonal opportunities can turn into long term positions and long term positions are evolving rapidly. We have offices in Vancouver and Chelatchie Prairie (Amboy) and work throughout the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and Gifford Pinchot National Forest. Our work is exciting, challenging and rewarding. Our staff, volunteers and interns get to spend their time on one of the most amazing places on earth. We value creativity, open communication and flexibility.
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.
Like traditional mentors, our mentors are adults that want to make a difference in the life of a young person by spending the time with them to build a caring relationship. But they are also something else—they are the senior member of a very special partnership, one that happens outdoors in the many great places that Portland has to offer, and one that respects a young person’s interests, abilities, and background, and allows them to make guided choices that will build their self-confidence and problem solving skills. Senior Partners serve as the bridge between a young person’s family, community, and school life, and the possibilities that exploring urban nature on their own terms can open up for learning about oneself and one’s place in the world.
If you are an adult over 21 who wants to share the urban outdoors with a young person in the 4th or 5th grade, and you possess the open mindedness to know that you can learn just as much as you can teach, then becoming a UNP Senior Partner might be for you! If you can commit 8 hours per month for a minimum of one year and have a reliable vehicle, get in touch with us! Males, adults of color, Spanish speakers, and environmental/social services professionals are especially needed.
Exploring the roots of food and environmental stewardship
Zenger Farm's experiential and science-based programs teach youth and adults the importance of food, farming, wetland conservation and environmental stewardship in healthy urban communities. Participants learn that healthy food comes from healthy soil, which can be anywhere, even in the city. Zenger Farm provides opportunities for community members to get their hands dirty and learn where their food comes from.
Mission: What we stand for
Inspire curiosity through engaging science learning experiences, foster experimentation and the exchange of ideas, and stimulate informed action.
Vision: Where we're going
OMSI, collaborating with partners, will ignite an education transformation at the intersection of science, technology and design, and weave a thriving innovation district into the fabric of Portland, that spreads opportunities across the Northwest.
The Oregon Zoo is governed and operated by Metro, the Portland metropolitan area regional government. Metro employees are dedicated to public service, excellence, teamwork, sustainability, innovation and respect. Metro is committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
Mad Science of Portland & Vancouver is the premier provider of kids science in Oregon and SW Washington. You will find Mad Science workshops sparking imaginative learning at schools, girl scout programs, birthday parties, corporate events, churches, parks and recreations centers, community centers, libraries, summer camps, daycares, and more. Our interactive science workshops can be customized for any venue where kids gather.
Our animated & engaging Mad Scientists are highly trained professionals; equipped with awe-inspiring gear, ready to educate your children in an entertaining and interactive way that your kids will love. We have transformed dull lessons into wildly engaging science presentations. With our mind blowing approach to kids science, your children won’t even know that they are learning. We come to you or you can come to the classroom at the Mad Science Laboratory in Portland.Kids science is our specialty so prepare to be blown away by the many hands on science workshops, parties, and large group presentation options we have to offer.
Our science programs are divided into six main categories: