Jobs

Our work is your play! Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism hires hundreds of seasonal part-time employees every year. You'll be working directly with youth and families throughout our area to provide a positive and enriching recreation experience. As a County employee you can also take advantage of a 25% discount off a Green Ridge Recreation Center family membership. Most jobs require a background screening. 

Recreation Job Fairs

Visit our Recreation Job Fairs at Green Ridge Recreation Center on Wednesday, February 20 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm and Saturday, March 9 from 9:00am to 1:00pm to meet with our staff and learn more!

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New in Spring 2019, apply for multiple summer positions in one simple step. Follow this link: SUMMER 2019 CAMP FAIR JOBS and complete check boxes for positions including the following:

Green Ridge Recreation Center:
Group Fitness Instructor
Do you love leading people through a workout? Green Ridge is looking for energetic instructors for both land and water based group fitness classes. Classes such as Barre, Yoga, HIIT, cycle, or HydroPower, just to name a few. Become part of a wonderful community and make a difference in the lives of our guests! Must be certified as an instructor from and accredited program. Pay rate starting at $16 depending on qualifications.

Personal Trainer
Green Ridge Recreation Center has some of the best fitness equipment in Southwest VA, and for a Personal Trainer, the possibilities for your clients are endless. Personal trainers can work with their clients, using the fantastic variety of equipment on the wellness floor, as well at the Tactical Training Locker, indoor pool and gymnasium.  Personal Trainers can also work with both member and non-member clients at Green Ridge, one-on-one or in small groups.   Must be a certified personal trainer from an accredited program. Pay rate starting at $20 depending on qualifications.

Wellness Floor Attendant 
Do you have a passion for fitness? Looking to make some extra money in a great team environment?  A Wellness Floor Attendant at Green Ridge maintains the cleanliness of the wellness area, and supports members in using the equipment safely.  This is a great job for those who want to be in a fitness atmosphere, like to meet new people, assist others in working toward their wellness goals, and enjoy cleaning.  Flexible schedule including early mornings, nights and weekends.  This is a great first step for young fitness professionals, including personal trainers and group exercise instructors. Pay rate is $8.50 per hour.

Custodian
Do you like to clean?   Green Ridge Recreation Center is looking for hard working, detail oriented and friendly staff to maintain our facility.  Develop the skills needed to fine tune your attention to detail and positively impact the community by ensuring the safety of our customers.   Pay rate starting at $10.18 per hour.   Shifts are available throughout the day, night and weekend.  Day shift hours vary; night crew works 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM during the week and/or 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM Saturday and Sunday.  Other hours may be required for special events or tasks.

Manager On Duty (MOD)
MOD's work in the fast paced, award winning Green Ridge Recreation Center bringing value to our members and guests. If you're seeking part time work outside of regular business hours, like working as part of a highly motivated team, and have a teachable spirit, this job might be for you. Flexible schedule outside of typical work hours with shifts from 4:30a-8a M-F, 6p-9:15p M-F, 7:30a-2p Sat, 1:45p-7:15p Sat, 9:30a-3p Sun and 2:45p-7:15p Sun. Pay rate starting at $10.50 per hour.

Customer Service
Are you enthusiastic about recreation and ready to engage with others in a positive spirit?  Do you have 2-3 years of customer service experience and 20 years or older? If so, at Green Ridge Recreation Center, our fast pace environment will enhance your leadership abilities and empower you to make decisions supporting our culture. Our customer service position at Green Ridge Recreation Center may be a perfect fit to help develop excellent interpersonal and communication skills, gain experience problem solving with member and guest concerns, and sharpen your computer technology skills. Pay rate starting at $8.50 per hour.

Summer Camp Lead
Do you enjoy leading a team and working with kids ages 3-15? Supervise Summer Camp staff, create and organize a program of enriching activities and ensure program objectives and standards are met in a fun environment!  Learn the meaningful skills of behavioral management and positive reinforcement while positively impacting the lives of children. Develop leadership, good customer service and communication skills working with parents, children and recreation administrative staff. Pay rate starting at $10.00 per hour, with pay increase available after successful evaluation for returning summer. Hours are scheduled within range of Monday-Friday, 7:00AM-6:30PM, May-August. Availability for Summer Fun 101 Staff Training the Saturday prior to camp required.

Summer Camp Staff
Interested in working with children ages 3-15?  Learn the meaningful skills of behavioral management and positive reinforcement while positively impacting the lives of children.  Develop good customer service and communication skills working with parents, children and administrative staff. Pay rate starting at $7.75 per hour, with pay increase available after successful evaluation for returning summer. Hours are scheduled within range of Monday-Friday, 7:00AM-6:30PM, May-August. Availability for Summer Fun 101 Staff Training the Saturday prior to camp required.

Lifeguard
It's a great day to save lives! To be a lifeguard you need to be fit, focused, and prepared to help in an emergency. So, with that in mind, do you think you have what it takes to be a lifeguard? Basically, it's your job to watch over people to ensure they're safe in the pool, and going in to rescue them if they get into trouble...you're like a swimming superhero. Pay rate starting at $8.75 per hour, with a pay rate increase based on how many hours worked per week and successful performance after six months.  Ages 15 and older are encouraged to apply.

Swim Instructor
Dip your toe into the water at Green Ridge Recreation Center and join the Swim Instructor team.  We are looking for the right people to help us continue to make an impact on our community by providing exceptional swim lessons. Pay rate starting at $10 per hour. Swim Instructors organize lessons so that the instruction follows a logical skill progressions, ensure that there is sufficient practice for all students to learn skills, provide corrective feedback to ensure your students are learning effectively, provide a safe and nonthreatening environment for learning, communicate with parents and students in a patient and friendly manner, and HAVE FUN!

Splash Valley Water Park:
Facility Attendant
Are you interested in working outside this summer at the area's premier water park? Splash Valley is looking for facility attendants to monitor our guests' safety at the top of our three fantastic water slides.  Other duties include ensuring the water park area is clean.  Staff will collect trash, and cleaning the restrooms, all while providing excellent customer serve to our guests. Nights and weekend available! Pay rate is $7.50.

Concessions Staff
Do you genuinely enjoy working in a fast paced, water park environment?  Where you can serve others and help make summer memories the stuff of legend?  Then we're looking for you.  Splash Valley Water Park is the area's premier water park and its concessions stand plays a vital role in the experience and good time season pass holders and guests have at the park.  So if working at waterpark thrills you then come join us.  Along with serving others, you'll develop team building, time management skills, and how to work effectively in a fast, service-based environment.  Previous concessions experience a plus. Hours are Monday through Sunday 11a-7p; with some 10a openings and 10p closings. Hourly rate is $7.50.

Customer Service-Control Room
Are you 20 years or older? Do you like being outside among people and near water? Then Splash Valley Water Park is for you. Get paid to help guests have a fantastic time at Splash Valley Water Park! We are looking for enthusiastic people with 2-3 years of customer service experience, as well as cash handling and Microsoft office.   Qualified applicants will positively and effectively communicate with guests rule and guidelines of the water park, provide excellent customer services, and have the ability to multitask. Pay rate $8.00 per hour.

Custodian (After Hours)
Do you like to clean? Green Ridge Recreation Center is looking for hard working, detail oriented and friendly staff to maintain the locker rooms and grounds in the center's outdoor water park, Splash Valley. Develop the skills needed to fine tune your attention to detail and positively impact the community by ensuring the safety of our customers. Pay rate starting at $10.18 per hour. Weeknight shifts: Monday- Thursday, 7 pm -10 pm. We also offer weekend shifts that are Fridays 9 pm - midnight, Saturday and Sunday 7 pm -10 pm. Friday night shifts may vary during special events. Staff needed May 18th thru Sept 2nd. Addition hours available for special events or tasks.

Camp Roanoke:
Camp Counselor
Interested in working in an outdoor setting with children grades K-8?  Gain 21st century job skills and learn exciting outdoor camp skills while positively impacting the lives of children. Pay ranges from $250-$400 per week, based on experience, education, and certifications. Employment Period: May 28-August 9. Residential and day-only positions available.

Cook
Interested in a food service role in a fun and active atmosphere?  Learn specialized kitchen and hospitality skills while positively impacting the lives of others. Develop real world job skills in the food industry as well as leadership and communication skills working with clients, campers, camp administration and other staff. Pay ranges from $10.00-$15.00/hour, based on experience, education, and certifications. Employment Period: May-November.

Adventure Trip Leader
Interested in leading outdoor recreation trips with youth and teens?  Learn specialized outdoor recreation skills, risk management, and trip leading while building professional experience.  Develop leadership and communication skills working with youth, parents, camp administration and other camp staff. Pay ranges from $300-$425 per week, based on experience, education, and certifications. Employment Period: May 28-August 9.

After School for Kids:
After School Childcare (ASK) Activity Leader – Roanoke County School Sites
Interested in working with children ages 5-12? Learn the meaningful skills of behavioral management and positive reinforcement while positively impacting the lives of children. Develop good customer service and communication skills working with parents, teachers and school administration. Pay rate starting at $9.25 per hour, with a pay increase after six months of successful performance. Hours are Monday-Friday, 1:45-6:00 PM, August-May.

After School Childcare (ASK) Activity Aide – Roanoke County School Sites
Interested in working with children ages 5-12? Learn the meaningful skills of behavioral management and positive reinforcement while positively impacting the lives of children. Develop good customer service and communication skills working with parents, teachers and school administration. Pay rate starting at $8.25 per hour, with promotion to Activity Leader and pay increase after six months of successful performance. Hours are Monday-Friday, 1:45-6:00 PM, August-May

Therapeutic Recreation Services:
ACE Activity Aide
Looking for a meaningful summer job? ACE Camp is a day camp for kids ages 5-21 with multiple developmental disabilities.  ACE staff support campers that their level to participate in typical camp activities: arts & crafts, sport & games, music & movement, and field trips. Make this summer the best summer for a group of awesome kids, and work the best summer job you will ever have! Pay rate starting at $8.25 per hour, up to 40 hours a week for 8 weeks.

Outdoor Services:
Bus Driver – Outdoor services
Roanoke County Outdoor Services is looking for a safety oriented, school-bus endorsed CDL, driver over the age of 18.  If this is you, and you want to help kids enjoy their summer, this is the perfect job for you. Responsibilities include working with Explore Park and Camp Roanoke staff transporting campers from Tanglewood Mall to Camp Roanoke or Explore Park. This position is from May- August with additional year round opportunity with Roanoke County.  Pay rate $10-$14 per hour depending on qualifications.

Program Support Specialist- Outdoor Services
Interested in professional outdoor recreation? Learn meaningful skills in program planning and activity facilitation while positively impacting the lives of others.  Develop good customer service and communication skills working with a wide range of clients and personnel.  Pay rate ranges from $10.50-$13.24 per hour, based on experience, education, and certifications. Hours vary weekly. Employment period March- November.

Park Attendant - Explore Park
Interested in working with Roanoke County's outdoors services? Learn new skills and help facilitate positive experiences for guests, campers, and visitors at our Explore Park facility. Gain customer service and communication skills working with clients, vendors, guests and administrative support while positively impacting the lives of others. Pay rate starting at $10.50 per hour. Hours vary daily throughout the year- including night and weekend shifts.

Marketing/Administrative:
Seasonal Events Specialist – Explore Park/Splash Valley
Do you love planning family fun events??? This part-time position will be planning amazing events at Splash Valley Water Park, Explore Park and other parks throughout Roanoke County.  Think Live Music, Games, and Crafts throughout the summer.  A perfect candidate will have experience with planning and hosting events, marketing a plus! Internship Eligible - This position may be optimized to meet the university requirements for course credit, for students currently enrolled in a degree program. Contact Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, & Tourism for more information. Pay rate $9 per hour, with a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.

Parks:
Parks Maintenance Worker – Roanoke County Parks
Do you love to work outside with your hands?  What about the joy of knowing that you have been a part of creating a beautiful place for our community to enjoy?  Parks maintenance workers perform manual skilled and semi-skilled tasks like maintaining and repairing parks, fields, mowing, weed eating, as well as marking sports fields.  Must have a valid Virginia driver's license with positive points.  A variety part-time schedules March/April through October including weekends only, or weekdays with occasional evening, weekends, and holidays. Pay rate starting at $11.49.
 

OTHER INFORMATION

Benefits to working with Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, & Tourism include the following listed below. Additional benefits are position specific.
 

  • Be part of a committed team of professionals working to keep patrons safe and improve our community
  • Opportunity to work a diverse range of jobs with one employer to build your resume
  • Competitive pay
  • Flexible work hours
  • Performing meaningful work that makes a difference in people's lives
  • 25% off of Green Ridge Recreation Center memberships and Roanoke County wellness/fitness programs
  • Positive and supportive work environment

Lifeguards (Green Ridge/Splash Valley)

It’s a great day to save lives! To be a lifeguard you need to be fit, focused, and prepared to help in an emergency. So, with that in mind, do you think you have what it takes to be a lifeguard? Basically, it’s your job to watch over people to ensure they’re safe in the pool, and going in to rescue them if they get into trouble…you’re like a swimming superhero!   Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

  • Supervising swimmers
  • Spotting hazards and preventing accidents
  • Enforcing rules and controlling unruly behavior
  • Water rescue, first aid, and CPR
  • Giving advice on water safety

Job benefits include:

  • Flexible hours
  • Problem solving skills
  • Customer service experience
  • Opportunity to be promoted into a supervisory position
  • A great way to stay in shape
  • Membership discounts

Water Safety Instructors (Swim Lessons)

Dip your toe into the water at Green Ridge Recreation Center and join the Swim Instructor team.  We are looking for the right people to help us continue to make an impact on our community by providing exceptional swim lessons.Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

  • Organizing lessons
  • Providing corrective feedback
  • Creating a safe and nonthreatening environment
  • Communicating with parents

Job benefits include:

  • Helping save lives through water education
  • Working with kids
  • Giving and receiving smiles
  • Membership discounts


Customer Service Staff

We're in the business of putting smiles on people's faces! If you're enthusiastic about recreation, love to engage with others in a positive spirit, and ready to work in a fast paced environment, then apply to work as a front line staff members at one of our recreation centers. Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

  • Positive customer interactions
  • Cash handling
  • Working with computers
  • Communicating effectively in-person and by phone
  • Providing information to customers

Job benefits include:

  • Flexible hours
  • Problem solving skills
  • Enhancing leadership abilities
  • Training for future service industry careers
  • Membership discounts

Personal Trainers (Green Ridge)

Are you passionate about working with people and helping them create positive life changes through health and wellness? Green Ridge is looking for Certified Personal Trainers to work with its diverse population, assisting patrons in achieving their fitness goals.  Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

Job benefits include:

  • Membership discounts
  • Achieving results with clients
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Leadership experience
  • Autonomy to develop successful programs

Wellness Floor Attendant (Green Ridge)

Build relationships with our customers, while supporting their goals to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Whether you're starting out as a fitness professional, or just love to interact with others, this job is for you.  Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

  • Organization
  • Communication
  • Positive customer service interactions

Job benefits include:

  • Membership discounts
  • Promoting safe and healthy use of wellness equipment
  • Giving and receiving smiles

After Hours Custodian (Green Ridge)

Help us keep our premiere recreation facility looking its best, while working together with friendly staff and receiving membership discounts. Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

Job benefits include:

  • Membership Discounts
  • Technical skill development
  • Promoting cleanliness and facility safety
  • Personal growth
  • Leadership opportunities


Facility Maintenance & Park Maintenance

We've got the reputation of operating some of the area's cleanest and most well maintained facilities! We're looking for hard working, detailed oriented individuals to help keep our parks and recreation centers looking their best. Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

  • Cleaning
  • Light repairs
  • Mowing
  • Landscaping

Job benefits include:

  • On the job skills training
  • Problem solving skills
  • Customer service interactions

Drivers - Bus and Van Transportation

Our Green Ridge kids and Therapeutic Recreation program participants need a lift! Can you help? We need folks with a good driving record who can work with kids as well as individuals with special needs. You're more than just a driver, you're part of a positive recreation experience. Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

  • Driving
  • Loading/unloading customers
  • Routine vehicle care
  • Reporting

Job benefits include:

  • Working with kids
  • Giving and receiving smiles
  • Public safety skills

Athletics Site Supervisors & Scorekeepers

Make money while helping facilitate the sports you love to watch or play. Area youth are counting on these professionals to help manage practices, games and tournaments while ensuring a safe and healthy atmosphere for participants. Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job duties include:

  • Record keeping
  • Communication
  • Positive customer service interactions

Job benefits include:

  • Promoting safe and healthy athletics participation
  • Giving and receiving smiles

Youth Activity Leaders & Camp Counselors

Roanoke County is the area's largest provider of youth summer camps and after school programming! We're always looking for enthusiastic leaders who want to help shape children's live through enriching recreation experiences. Learn More and Apply for Roanoke County Jobs

Job types include:

  • After school leaders (weekdays 1:45pm-6:00pm)
  • Day camp counselors (weekdays during the summer)
  • Overnight camp counselors (overnight summer meals/lodging included)

Job benefits include:

  • Memorable experiences
  • Problem solving
  • Personal growth
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Training for future jobs in education or youth enrichment