Parks & Recreation Employment Opportunities

Work with the best - work for Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation! Join our team for rewarding work and valuable benefits including training, career advancement opportunities, health care, personal leave, and much more. Apply Today!
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Full-time employment opportunities may be available in each of our five divisions: Business Systems; Director's Office; Landscape Management; Planning, Design & Development; and Programming & Operations. Learn more about working for the City of Virginia Beach. ​

Our part-time team members enjoy the benefits of a flexible work schedule, competitive pay and a great work environment. Whether you'd like to work with kids, teach someone to swim, or work outdoors in one of our great parks, we've got a variety of opportunities available. ​​​​

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Why Work with Us?​

Our Commitment

Work with the best - work for Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation! Join our team and contribute to our 60+ year track record of providing legendary experiences! We are dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting our environment. We ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social, and economic circumstances – can access our programs. By providing enriching and memorable lifelong experiences, we strive to enhance the quality of life for our community by improving the physical and mental well-being of our residents.

Are you…

  • Able to keep a positive attitude and foster excellence through your actions, words, and appearance? Personable and genuine with your communication?
  • Someone who seeks opportunity to learn and understand the experience of others, creating a collaborative environment for all voices to be heard? Able to embrace differences and individuality to encourage inclusion?  Willing to listen with an open mind?
  • A problem solver who can work through challenges  holding yourself and team members to the highest standards of accountability?
  • Able to find opportunity in challenges, no matter how difficult, finding creative solutions?
  • Able to model sustainable practices to ensure an environmental conscious and productive culture (Ex: Recycle, reduce waste, optimize resources, and improve processes)?
  • Going to take ownership of your time with the department and strive for excellence?                                  

The P&R Employee Experience

At Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation, our success is because of our dedicated employees.  We are intentional about creating an employee experience where you are empowered to reach your full potential, are supported through strength-based initiatives, and are confident in your abilities. We champion a workplace culture built on our cultural foundations: Professionalism, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, and Citizenship.  These guiding principles of behavior cultivate a positive and high performing work environment.  Success is recognized and celebrated, and legendary experiences are the core of who we are.

 Community Priorities

Our Community Priorities

Community Access

Ensure the Stewardship of Funds, Facilities & Public Lands

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

Protecting the Environment

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 Job Information

Part-time and Full-time Benefits.  

  • Competitive wages
  • Training/Mentoring for career advancement
  • Varied Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Beach Municipal Federal Credit Union exclusively for City employees and their dependents
  • Deferred Compensation Plans

Additional Full-time Benefits can include:

  • Health
  • Be Well Wellness Program
  • Dental
  • Legal Resources
  • Retirement
  • Insurances 

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