We offer you the challenge of meaningful work, the ability to make a difference, and to have a tangible impact on children’s lives. When you work for Lancaster Rec, you know your work matters.

We recognize that our employees’ hard work and dedication are the driving force behind our success. We continually look for friendly, upbeat and caring individuals who thrive working in a diverse, team-oriented environment. We have many part-time employment opportunities available throughout the school year and summer months.

Our part-time employees enjoy competitive pay, rewarding experiences, and structured hours. Most of our openings are in child care programs. Our entry-level positions require two years’ experience working with children, plus 12 college credits or completion of the Child Development Associate or School-Age Professional Credential.

You must successfully pass criminal and child abuse clearances to work in any capacity for Lancaster Rec.

We are always looking for experienced class instructors. If you have a skill or hobby you can teach to others – reach out to us at info@LancasterRec.org.

Current Employment Opportunities

Lead Infant Teacher, Early Childhood Education

Duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Create lesson plans that align with curriculum
  • Order food and drinks based on attendance
  • Communicates with staff and parents daily
  • Oversees the operation of the classroom
  • Participates in staff evaluations
  • Ensures all staff members in room and abiding by all Department of Human Services Regulations and Keystone Stars standards

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13 – $14 per hour

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off

Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday

Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience working with children
  • Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development Associate Credential

Click here to apply or send completed application to Don at dyeager@LancasterRec.org.

Assistant Infant Teacher, Early Childhood Education

We are currently offering a $500 sign on bonus upon the completion of your 90 day probation period

Duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Prepares and maintains indoor and outdoor areas according to the day’s activities and meals.
  • Assists in preparation and facilitation of daily projects and activities.
  • Provides input into development of weekly themes
  • Demonstrates and communicates a genuine fondness for each child.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude in the job role and enjoys working with children in a group setting.
  • Helps children develop independence as appropriate for each child.
  • Administers discipline in a manner which does not demean, embarrass or humiliate the child.
  • Recognizes that discipline must be appropriate according to the individual child and the infraction.
  • Maintains an open friendly and cooperative relationship with parents.
  • Communicates with parents on a regular basis and provides a supportive environment for the child and family.
  • Observes strict confidentiality regarding children and families.
  • Works cooperatively with other staff members, and helps promote a positive atmosphere.
  • Assists in completion of daily paperwork.
  • Assists in room maintenance.
  • Recognizes the importance of and participates in meetings and trainings as requested.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $10 – $12 per hour

Benefits:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development Assistance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience working with children
  • High School Diploma/Child Development Associate Credential (preferred) or Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education

Click here to apply or send completed application to Don at dyeager@LancasterRec.org.

Lead Pre-K Counts Teacher, Early Childhood Education

We are currently offering a $500 sign on bonus upon the completion of your 90 day probation period.

Duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Ability to observe & assess children and plan and implement lesson plans based on the Creative Curriculum and the PA Early Learning Standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills reflecting strong customer service and the ability to interact effectively with parents/guardians
  • Ability to maintain high level standards of confidentiality in regard to center, staff and family matters
  • Possess the commitment, desire, and interpersonal skills necessary to work in early childhood education
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and be a team player
  • Nurturing teaching approach
  • Knowledge of ECE curriculum

Job Type: 10 month, Full-time with possibility of summer employment.

Pay: $20 – $22 per hour

Benefits offered:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Child Care Benefits
  • Education Assistance or Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health Insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience working with children
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education

Click here to apply or send completed application to Don at dyeager@LancasterRec.org.

Assistant Pre-K Counts Teacher, Early Childhood Education

We are currently offering a $500 sign on bonus upon the completion of your 90 day probation period.

Job Type: Full-time, Monday – Friday

Pay: $12 – $13 per hour

Benefits offered:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Health Insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience working with children
  • Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development Associate Credential

Click here to apply or send completed application to Don at dyeager@LancasterRec.org.

Assistant Toddler Teacher, Early Childhood Education

We are currently offering a $500 sign on bonus upon the completion of your 90 day probation period.

Duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Prepares and maintains indoor and outdoor areas according to the day’s activities and meals.
  • Assists in preparation and facilitation of daily projects and activities.
  • Provides input into development of weekly themes
  • Demonstrates and communicates a genuine fondness for each child.
  • Demonstrates a positive attitude in the job role and enjoys working with children in a group setting.
  • Helps children develop independence as appropriate for each child.
  • Administers discipline in a manner which does not demean, embarrass or humiliate the child.
  • Recognizes that discipline must be appropriate according to the individual child and the infraction.
  • Maintains an open friendly and cooperative relationship with parents.
  • Communicates with parents on a regular basis and provides a supportive environment for the child and family.
  • Observes strict confidentiality regarding children and families.
  • Works cooperatively with other staff members, and helps promote a positive atmosphere.
  • Assists in completion of daily paperwork.
  • Assists in room maintenance.
  • Recognizes the importance of and participates in meetings and trainings as requested.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $10 – $12 per hour

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience working with children
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Click here to apply or send completed application to Don at dyeager@LancasterRec.org.

School Age Care Supervisor

We are currently offering a $500 sign on bonus upon the completion of your 90 day probation period.

Duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Managing staff on-site
  • Planning and implementing daily program activities
  • Abiding by all state regulations
  • Maintaining a positive relationship with families and School District of Lancaster staff

Candidates must possess excellent communication skills and be self-starters.

A degree in Education or a related field with a minimum of 30 credits in Elementary or Early Childhood Education and a minimum of 2 years’ experience working with children is required.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $20 – $22 per hour

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Bonuses
  • Paid Trainings

Schedule: Monday-Friday, from 6:30 to 8:45 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. plus planning time during the school year. The second Wednesday of each month After School begins at 12 p.m. Expanded hours available during summer months.

Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience working with children
  • Child Development Associates Credential or 12 college credits in Elementary or Early Childhood Education (preferred)
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Click here to apply or send completed application to Jackie at jhawkins@LancasterRec.org.

School Age Care Assistant Supervisor

We are currently offering a $500 sign on bonus upon the completion of your 90 day probation period.

Duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Working hands-on with children
  • Assisting with lesson plans, observations, assessments, and other required paperwork.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $15 – $17 per hour

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Bonuses
  • Paid Trainings

Schedule:

Monday-Friday, from 6:30 to 8:45 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. plus planning time during the school year. The second Wednesday of each month After School begins at 12 p.m.

Experience:

  • 2 years’ experience working with children
  • Child Development Associates Credential or 12 college credits in Elementary or Early Childhood Education (preferred)
  • High School Diploma or equivalent

Click here to apply or send completed application to Jackie at jhawkins@LancasterRec.org.

Community Recreation Technician

The Community Recreation Technician supports our Facilities Manager related to the safety, security, maintenance, sanitation and day-to-day operations of the Lancaster Recreation Center and equipment, property, fields and playing areas used for Recreation Commission-sponsored activities.

Duties include but not limited to the following:

  • Performs general cleaning and maintenance duties
  • Performs and coordinates the preparation of all outdoor playing fields for sports including soccer, baseball, football and more
  • Prepares the Conestoga Pines Swimming Pool for operation and supervises its upkeep
  • Prepares work, maintenance, cleaning, and inspection schedules for facilities
  • Secures buildings against vandalism and unauthorized entry

Requirements of Work

  • General mechanical ability
  • Ability to work effectively with wood, metal, plastic, paints, adhesives, and cleaners
  • Ability to use, operate and maintain hand and power tools and cleaning equipment
  • Pennsylvania driver’s license and ability to drive a small truck, van, and other manual-transmission vehicles
  • Neat and clean appearance and wear proper uniform at all times
  • Ability to think and solve problems in a logical fashion
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. safely
  • Requires working long hours and must be available to handle emergency situations after hours, weekends and holidays

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Pay: $12 – $17 per hour

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule

Schedule:

The position is for seasonal work primarily on Thursday and/or Friday mornings and afternoons for 6- 10 hours per week to prepare playing fields in the spring and fall. Additional hours and opportunities may be available.

Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Minimum of one year experience in general maintenance work
  • Must be skilled in maintaining buildings and equipment or field or landscaping work

Click here to apply or send completed application to Tracie at tbeats@lancasterrec.org

Game Officials

Referees and umpires needed for Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer and Softball leagues.

Hours are part-time, Monday – Friday, ranging from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday ranging from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Certification is preferred. Understanding of league and sport rules is required. Duties include controlling the progress of the sport/activity, looking for violations of rules and regulations during play, and imposing penalties on teams or players when necessary. Training is provided. Pay rate varies with experience.

To apply, complete and submit an employment application to Emily at eeckert@LancasterRec.org

Facilities Personnel (No current openings)

Facilities Personnel needed for sports programs. Hours are part-time, Monday – Friday, ranging from 6-10:15 p.m. and Saturday ranging from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Duties include monitoring who enters the building, ensuring that program areas are left in proper condition and being the last to leave the building, being sure that lights are turned off and doors are locked. Training is provided. Pay rate varies with experience.

To apply, complete and submit an employment application to Tracie at tbeats@lancasterrec.org

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Internships

An internship links the knowledge you learn in the college classroom to the ‘real world’ setting for academic credit, enhancing your college education through on-the-job experience. Lancaster Rec internships have flexible hours, day, evening and weekend, year-round. We offer internships in sports services, community recreation, and senior center operations.

By participating in an internship with Lancaster Rec, you can focus on your career goals by acquiring and building valuable job skills. Our internships also help you gain new life experiences outside of the classroom. The professionals you meet on the job will be network connections that could be useful for your future career.

To apply, you must be enrolled in a college degree program and be able to work a minimum of 15 hours each week for a full semester. The cost of academic credit is your responsibility. We provide monetary stipends to interns, dependent on the time commitment.

Internship Openings

Parks and Recreation Intern

Get experience in all aspects of the operation of a community recreation agency. This is a full semester internship, 35 hours each week. Applicants must be enrolled in a recreation and parks degree program to qualify.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Heather at hdighe@lancasterrec.org

Marketing and Development Intern

Engage in work related to marketing and developing including creating content for social media and e-newsletters, graphic design and photography, public relations and business development.

This is a full semester internship, 15-20 hours each week. Applicants must be enrolled in a marketing, communications, business or related field degree program to qualify.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to AJ at aeckman@lancasterrec.org

Athletics and Recreation Intern

Plan and implement youth and adults sports programs and leagues, organize and issue equipment and supplies, recruit volunteer coaches, assist with promotion, monitor sites and serve as a program leader or coach when necessary. Applicants must be enrolled in a sports management degree program to qualify.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Emily at eeckert@lancasterrec.org

Senior Center Intern

Get experience in all aspects of a senior center operation, helping to plan and implement recreation activities and services for adults age 60 and over. Applicants must be enrolled in a social work or related degree program to qualify.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Elaine at ecampbell@lancasterrec.org