Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships offers a number of seasonal and part-time employment opportunities. Take a look below for current offerings.

Youth Recreation Staff

9/4/17   Seeking talented youth recreation staff with a background in basketball, lacrosse and/or water sports (print flyer). 

Currently seeking:
1) Basketball Gym Supervisors and Referees
2) Lacrosse Instructors and Coaches
3) Sailing Instructors
4) Kayaking/SUP Instructors

Step 1. Apply online now!
Step 2. Contact Tyler Young, 805-658-4746
[email protected] 

Nature and History Programs

Education/Interpretive Specialist

Conducts fun outdoor history or nature programs for pre K - 6th graders. No experience needed, we will train.
Flexible a.m. hours.  6 to 25 hours/week, $11-20/hour 
For more information regarding the position, contact the Interpretive Program Coordinator, Gina Reyes at (805) 658-4728 or by email.

Step 1.
Apply online now!
Step 2. Contact Gina Reyes • [email protected]

Aquatic Center 

Join the City of Ventura's team of water safety professionals at the state-of-the-art aquatic center. Lifeguards, swim instructors and office aides are needed. Recruitment for summer 2017 occuring now. See the Aquatic Center Jobs page for more information.

Community Partnerships 

Bilingual Writer/Editor (Spanish/English)-Extra Help Position


Part-time writer/editor will independently produce clear and concise written and electronic materials for internal and external communications for numerous City departments.  Will write and edit media releases, articles, advertising copy, presentations, newsletters, and other marketing collateral. Writer must be fluent in writing both English and Spanish, as many pieces will be created/edited in both languages.   Ensure quality and accuracy of all copy.  Will weave city message into all communications pieces.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Qualifications:

-A combination of education, training, and experience equivalent to completion of high school, supplemented by college-level courses in journalism, communications or a related field.

- Strong spelling, proofreading, grammar, and editing skills

-Strong organizational skills and ability to set and meet quick deadlines.

Hours: This is a part-time, as-needed, extra-help positions. Hours are flexible during a 7:30-5 pm work day.  Hours could range from 10 to 20 hours per week.  Starting immediately.

Pay: Up to $15-20/hour dependent upon experience

To apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]  In addition, please go to the City of Ventura, Human Resources website at  https://www.jobaps.com/ven/default.asp and fill out the Application-On-File.  Application review will begin on Oct. 25, 2017 and will be open until filled.

kids sailing, playing basketball and lacrosse
Education specialist teaching children
Woman teaching child to kick in the pool

How to Apply

All applicants must submit an online City of Ventura application form and supplemental questionnaire by going to our HR Employment website.