City of Portland - Recreation Programmer I - After Care & Community Center

RECREATION PROGRAMMER I-After Care & Community Center

Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department

- Permanent, year round, part-time (18.75-25 hours/week) position -

Enjoy working with children?  The City of Portland Recreation Division is offering an exciting opportunity to engage with the community through a variety of recreational activities.  This position is primarily responsible for leading a variety of group activities for school aged children in the After the Bell Program and Community Centers while creating a positive, fun, and safe atmosphere for our program participants.  If you are a creative individual who understands the basic philosophy of recreation and has the eagerness to engage a large group of children, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.  The After School Programs varied hours include 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Slight variation in hours and schedule are possible due to staggered start and end times of Portland Elementary Schools.  Additional hours are available working in our 3 Community Centers. Must have excellent customer service skills and enjoy working with children, teens and adults.  Being multilingual and having experience working with children is strongly preferred.  First aid and CPR certification is also preferred. Successful candidates must possess a valid Class C driver’s license and have a clean driving record.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal background check. 

Pay range starting at $16.03/hour.   


Accepting applications until all vacancies are filled


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City Benefits -

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 12 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine.  Part-time employees may receive a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above.


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624. 

City Job Opportunities Website:



***COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate***     As a condition of employment, you must demonstrate proof of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to start of employment.  If you cannot get vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief, you may request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation.  Failure to provide proof of vaccination will result in your exclusion from employment with the City of Portland. 


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