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The City of Kettering Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department is a three-time Gold Medal Award winner, recognizing the very best agencies in the country. We are one of seven Departments in the state of Ohio to be fully accredited verifying that we operate according to the highest standards. More than 21 parks span the City and nearly all Kettering residents live within a mile and a half of an exceptionally maintained park. Kettering has been a tree city for more than 30 years running, with green space and parks being integral factors in the quality of life. Kettering offers two very affordable fitness centers as well as an outdoor water park, ice arena and senior center.

We have many opportunities to join our award winning team. Click each job below to learn more:

Seasonal and Temporary Positions


Responsibilities Include: prevention of accidents and incidents in the water and the surrounding area through proper scanning and rule/guideline enforcement.
Wages: $8.15/hr – $9.55/hr


Responsibilities Include: assisting the parks division in the daily maintenance, care and operation of Kettering parks by mowing, trimming, and general maintenance. Must be 18 years old to apply.
Wages: $8.15/hr – $9.25/hr

Summer Camp Staff

Responsibilities Include: leading single or multiple camps and delivering a quality, safe and enjoyable experience to campers and their families.
Wages: $8.75/hr – $10.55/hr

Art/Nature Program Instructors

Responsibilities Include: leading our new mobile education program.  Kaleidoscope: Art and Nature of Wheels – will encourage inspiration, creativity and learning in a non-traditional setting or your neighborhood parks.
Wages: $15.00/hr

Fraze Pavilion Recreation Aides and Concessions Staff

Responsibilities Include: working up to 40 evening/weekend hours per week. Concession Aid: food and beverage sales and/or product restocking. Recreation Aide: work as a ticket taker/usher. Must be 18 years old to apply.
Wages: $8.35/hr

Year Round and Part-Time Positions

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