Park Program Leader - Park and Rec Department

Job Details

Category: Seasonal
Status: Closed
Posted: Dec 26, 2023
Close: Until Apr 1, 2024

The La Porte Park & Recreation Department is currently looking for Park Program Leaders to lead activities and supervise youth participants in an outdoor setting (park playground).

Wage: Up to $15.00 per hour

Leaders are encouraged to develop a balanced schedule of events to execute during the week.  Regular program hours are 9:00 am -11:30 a.m. and 1:30 pm - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday at a rotation of five designated City Parks.

Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Attend and complete any training courses, meetings or certification courses as scheduled.
  • Plan, demonstrate, teach and lead a balanced weekly program schedule.
  • Maintaining disciple/safety and administering basic first aid.
  • Report to work at 8 a.m. to prepare for the day’s activities and be prepared to receive participants at the daily program start time.
  • Supervise youth participants and consistently model appropriate behavior.
  • Enforce all park and program rules at all times.
  • Perform general maintenance duties on a daily bases & other duties as assigned.
  • Keep attendance log per time slot at each park on a daily basis.
  • Keep an accurate inventory of all supplies and equipment.
  • Complete time sheets due every two weeks (every other Friday evening)
  • Supervision of children participating in the playground program activities.
  • Ability to work independently without constant supervision.  Ability to learn and perform new tasks and show initiative to perform new tasks without direct supervision.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with the public and all employees
  • Complete and accident/incident forms and turn into the Park Office with 24 hours of the incident.
  • Work with other Leaders to develop leadership skills and organizational skills  .Responsibilities include planning, organizing, promoting, and conducting a comprehensive drop-in program for children. Activities should include sports activities, arts & crafts, nature activities, organized games, etc. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and maintain First Aid and CPR certifications. 

Interested candidates should submit a resume through Indeed or applications can also be obtained at the City of La Porte Park Office, Attention Recreation Director, 250 Pine Lake Avenue, La Porte, Indiana, or online at Submission via email to or

Background check and pre-employment drug testing performed. This position is seasonal. Open until filled.

The City of La Porte is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

The City of La Porte is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, military or veteran status, disability, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a drug-free workplace and conduct pre-employment screening and a background check as a condition of employment.  Thank you for your interest with the City of La Porte!