February 15, 2024

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation to Host Job Fair on Feb. 28

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation (VBPR) will host a job fair to find energetic, dedicated employees to fill hundreds of spring and summer part-time positions with pay starting at $15 an hour.

The department brings on about 350-500 staff members annually to fill these seasonal positions that have the potential to extend into the fall. Positions with particularly high demand include childcare staff, groundskeeping and lifeguards.

Interested applicants are invited to participate in the Spring Job Fair from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Bow Creek Recreation Center, 3427 Club House Road. VBPR hiring managers and team members will be on-site to answer questions from interested applicants with more than 10 information tables.

“At VBPR, we champion a workplace built on our cultural foundations of professionalism, respect, accountability, integrity and citizenship,” said Michael Kirschman, VBPR director. “These guiding principles of behavior cultivate a positive and high performing work environment.”

VBPR is seeking out passionate individuals who have demonstrated skills and are looking for opportunities to work with kids, teach swimming or work outdoors in our scenic parks. Employment areas include aquatics, administrative/clerical, athletics, fitness, park and landscape services, recreation center support staff, therapeutic recreation and youth programs.

Current job openings can be found online at VirginiaBeach.gov/careers. For questions, contact HIREVBPR@vbgov.com or call 757-385-1117.

Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation
Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation strives to promote healthy lifestyles and protect the City's coastal environment, as well as to ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social and economic circumstances – can access Parks & Recreation programs. The department's vision is to be the national leader in providing enriching and memorable lifelong experiences. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is the 2023 National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in Parks and Recreation Management in the Class I category by the American Academy for Parks and Recreation Administration in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association. Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation is accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association.

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