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Thank you for your interest in CARD! You must be at least 16 years of age to work for CARD, and some positions may require & specify a minimum age of 18 in the job posting. As of right now, we are actively recruiting for the following positions: 

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Currently Recruiting:

    After School Program

    After School Program Recreation Leader

    • Part-Time, $16.00 - $16.50/hr
    • After School Program Recreation Leaders will assist children in grades 1-5 with academics, plan and facilitate structured activities, and create a safe and fun environment. We are looking for applicants who enjoy and have experience working with children, are energetic, positive role models, responsible, and have strong group management skills. Applicants must be able to work independently with a group of 15 children and ensure their wellbeing.
    • Work hours are Monday through Friday from 2:00-6:00 pm.  We are currently hiring for permanent and substitute positions. To be hired as a substitute, you are not required to be available every day.


    The Chico Area Recreation and Park District is looking to hire enthusiastic and energetic staff to join our Summer 2024 Aquatics Team!

    All aquatics positions will close 7/12/2024

    Swim Instructor

    • Part-Time, $16.00 - $16.50/hr
    • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a current CPR/AED certification (or equivalent).

    Lifeguard (Fully Certified)

    • Part-Time, $19.00 - $20.50/hr
    • Current Lifeguarding for CA Bundle 5 certification (or equivalent)  required to apply.

    Assistant Head Lifeguard (Fully Certified)

    • Part-Time, $21.50 - $22.00/hr
    • Current Lifeguarding for CA Bundle 5 certification (or equivalent) required to apply.

    Head Lifeguard (Fully Certified)

    • Part-Time, $22.00 - $23.50/hr
    • Current Lifeguarding for CA Bundle 5 certification (or equivalent) required to apply.
    • Possession of current Lifeguard Training Instructor certification desired.


    Event Attendant

    • Part-Time, $16.50/hr
    • The Event attendant plays a key role in ensuring customer satisfaction during events held at CARD parks and facilities. Traditionally, the Event Attendant performs a wide variety of duties related to customer service, custodial, and maintenance to ensure our facilities are open, ready for use, and maintained throughout the event.
    • This flexible part-time job works well for the working professional, a college student, or someone wanting to put a little excitement in their life on the weekends.  *Please note, this position is NOT for an event planner.
    • This position is expected to work nights and weekends.

    Nature Center

    Preschool Recreation Leader

    • Part-Time, $16.00 - $16.50/hr
    • Under minimal direction of the Nature Center Director, the Preschool Recreation Leader will execute safe, fun, and enriching programs for preschool age children and independently supervise groups of up to 15 children at the assigned site. The teacher will work independently and in collaboration with the classroom teacher. 


    Maintenance Aide II

    • Part-Time, $17.00/hr
    • Open Until Filled
    • A Maintenance Aide II performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks in the maintenance of facilities, buildings, & structures. Employees work under general supervision, performing a full range of assigned duties, performing routine and semi-skilled duties.  They are trained to perform the duties which require a higher degree of skill and responsibility.
    • Those with pool knowledge, program support, and custodial experience are desired and encouraged to apply.
    • Schedule: Wednesday - Friday, evenings, 4hr shifts; Saturday - Sunday, daytime, 8hr shifts

    Public Outreach

    Public Outreach Assistant

    • Part-Time, $19.00/hr
    • The Public Outreach Assistant is assigned to the Administration Division of the Chico Area Recreation & Park District (CARD). Under general direction from the Public Outreach Specialist, the Public Outreach Assistant will assist in the planning, coordination, marketing, and execution of special and community events.

    Youth Sports

    GET PAID TO PLAY!  Chico Area Recreation & Park District is accepting applications for staff for our winter (October through March) youth basketball programming. We are actively recruiting basketball officials and coaches for our 1st-12th grade divisions. Find more information about our basketball programming at 

    All positions open until filled

    Basketball Coaches & Officials (Recreation Leader)

    Volleyball Coaches & Officials (Recreation Leader)

    Flag Football Coaches & Officials (Recreation Leader)

    • Part-time, $16.00/hr
    • CARD is currently looking for energetic, passionate, and kind people to staff our upcoming Fall Basketball, Volleyball and Flag Football programs. Staff is responsible for making sure all players/coaches/spectators are gaining a “love of the game” in a positive, safe, and age-appropriate environment while following the expectations and goals of the CARD Youth Sports Department.