Recreation Supervisor

Website City of Portland

Municipal Government for Maine's largest City.


Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department

– Deadline Extended – Full-Time, 37.5 hours/week (flexible schedule including nights and weekends) –

This position performs professional recreation work at a supervisory level in the development and direction of a variety of recreation activities such as the Before and After the Bell Program, Summer Camp and 62+ programming at community centers, schools and parks and open spaces throughout Portland. This position involves on-going communication with the public, school staff, community groups and other recreation professionals in the creation, planning and adaptation of a variety of recreation programs.  Must have experience organizing, leading and instructing staff and facilitating youth and senior programming in the community.  Additionally, must have experience managing sports leagues and developing marketing materials such as brochures and flyers for recreation programs. Assists in the planning and development of City-wide special events and activities.

Requirements of Work:  Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or any equivalent combination of training and experience.  Considerable knowledge and appreciation of the ideals, techniques and methodology of planned recreational programs for youth, teens and adult patrons.  Experience working with diverse populations, including the ability to work effectively with customers with special needs. Working knowledge of Microsoft computer software (Word and Excel) and Google Suite. Proven ability to train, supervise and manage permanent and non-permanent staff.   Training and Experience Desired:  Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP).

Necessary Special Requirements:  Must be First Aid and CPR certified and must have the ability to work a flexible schedule that may include nights and weekends. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of satisfactory criminal background check; must possess valid Class C driver’s license in good standing.

Pay range starting at $963.38/week.

Accepting applications until vacancy is filled. 

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City Benefits –

Permanent, full-time employees receive a generous benefits package which includes 13 ½ paid holidays; employee health insurance; sick and vacation leave; optional life, dental, vision and income protection insurances; choice of retirement plans; and tuition reduction program with the University of Southern Maine.  Part-time employees may receive a pro-rated benefits package which may include some, but not all, of the benefits listed above.


The City of Portland is strongly committed to diversity in its workforce.

Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


For questions contact Human Resources by email at or 207-874-8624.

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