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

Historical Sites

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Job Description: Staff will be required to monitor events, making sure that permit holders understand and comply with the terms of their permit which serve to protect the park resources and visitors. In addition, you will ensure that the facilities used for events are kept in proper condition, explain policies to prospective clients and vendors, and work on other projects to support, improve, and grow the City of Ventura’s programs.


  • Reliable
  • Able to clearly and tactfully communicate with diverse groups of people
  • Able to explain rules to guests in such a way that they understand the reasons for them and wish to comply
  • Problem-solver
  • Comfortable working independently
  • Available to work early morning, evening, and weekend shifts

Position is located at Barranca Vista Center, Olivas Adobe, and Ventura City Hall

To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofventura

Once application is submitted, contact Gina Reyes at greyes@cityofventura.ca.gov or 805-658-4728.

For more information: Contact Gina Reyes at 805-658-4728 or greyes@cityofventura.ca.gov

Bus & Walking Tours

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We are currently accepting applications for part-time bus drivers. This position is ideal for professionals looking for an enjoyable and rewarding second career, semi-retired individuals, or anyone who enjoys working with people, and has a flexible schedule. Applicants must have excellent customer service skills and a clean driving record. Current Class A or B CDL holders are preferred. Others with verifiable commercial driving or large vehicle experience may be considered. Schedule may vary significantly from week to week. Weekdays and weekends are required.

To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofventura

For more information contact Gina Reyes at 805-658-4728 or by email at greyes@cityofventura.ca.gov

Nature and History Programs

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Interpretive Outreach & Outdoor Education Specialist

 Job description: Depending on assignment conducts programs in the following areas:

Nature & History Outdoor Education Programs: school group field trips and in-school workshops (weekday mornings during the school year): Conducts "hands-on" education programs for elementary school-age children (preschool through 6th grade), working as an outdoor educator (Interpretive Specialist) with the city's Interpretive Outreach Program focusing on California history or nature studies in an outdoor setting at local park and historic sites. Training is provided to present topics in one or more of 29 program areas. Visit www.cityofventura.net/interpretive for more information on this program.

Nature & History Outdoor Education Programs: for residents & visitors (year-round occasional weekday afternoons or weekends): Conducts outdoor nature or history activities or walks geared for families, adults, seniors and/or children of all ages. May occasionally assist with program development.

Qualifications: Ability to work with children, and knowledge and interest in providing a hands-on educational and fun historical and/or nature experience.

Positions are located at various City of Ventura Parks & Historical sites

To apply, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofventura, click on the “Recreation Community Partnerships Opportunities” link and fill and submit the application and supplemental questionnaire.

After application is submitted, contact Tom Musgrove at 805-654-7706 or tmusgrove@cityofventura.ca.gov.

For more information: Contact Tom Musgrove at 805-654-7706 or tmusgrove@cityofventura.ca.gov.