Job Opportunities

Join our team!

Join Richmond Parks & Recreation this summer for an exciting internship opportunity! Our department manages 19 parks/recreation facilities, runs over 250 events annually, hosts multiple summer camps, and works with dozens of community partners each year to fulfill our goal of making Richmond a fun place to live, work, grow, and play. 

We offer a wide variety of internship opportunities each year, and love to adapt our opportunities to your particular interests or passions! We have small, tight knit staff that loves working with young professionals (like you!) to give hands-on experience in the field. We also conduct a weekly “Workshop Wednesday” for interns with professional and career information. We even have a limited amount of free housing available within walking distance of our office for our interns! 

If you are interested in one of our internship opportunities, want more information, or want to discuss a customized opportunity, please don’t hesitate to reach out! You can contact us by calling (765) 983-PARK or by sending an email to

Students are encouraged to seek academic credit with their home campus for these unpaid internships. All internships comply with standards for internship programs under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 

To apply to any of our positions, send an email to with your resume and cover letter, and the subject line "Internship Application" and the name of the position you are applying for.

Job Opportunities

The Park and Recreation Department hires a variety of summer seasonal help.

Applications must be turned in to the Park Office in person, or at our postal address (Parks Dept, Attn: Caleb Smith, 50 North 5th Street, Richmond, IN 47374). Hard copy applications for all positions are at the Glen Miller Park Office, open 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.

At this time, we're searching for people to fill in the following summer seasonal positions (positions are open until filled):

  • Certified Lifeguard

           Work at Cordell Municipal Pool this summer as a Life Guard! Please fill out an application and return for consideration.

  • Concessions Worker

          Serving the public at Glen Miller Park or at the Cordell Municipal Pool! Please fill out an application and return for consideration.

  • Grounds Maintenance Worker

          Take care of the park grounds this summer as part of our summer crew! Please fill out an application and return for consideration.

          Learn more about the Just Us Kids Outdoors (JUKO) Program here - including how young adults can be JR Counselors! Please fill out an application and return with a resume for consideration.

  • Site Leader

          Work closely with the Just Us Kids Outdoors (JUKO) Program in a project-specific capacity! Please fill out an application and return with a resume for consideration.

 At this time, we have no full time positions available.

Become a Park Volunteer
We need volunteers to assist us at many of our events, within our parks, or for projects we want to complete.

To show our appreciation for the hours of service donated by our volunteers, we have created an incentive program. Organizations can sign up for the program and then we will keep a log of hours donated. These hours can then be traded for facility rentals. If you would like more information about this program, please contact our office today!

What's it like?

Check out a few pictures from 2019!

Our 2019 class of interns!

We borrowed a city bus to do a tour of the Parks system!

One week, our interns got a chance to meet with Mayor Snow to learn more about him and his role.

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