Employment & Internship Opportunities

Our Mission: Creating Community, Enhancing Health, Inspiring Play

Life is short. Work somewhere awesome!

Work with the best! Foothills Park & Recreation District contributes to the overall quality of life in South Jeffco by offering the community low-cost and no-cost ways to remain physically active and enjoy the outdoors. Working in parks & recreation can be a rewarding career choice! We seek enthusiastic people to fill full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions in areas such as aquatics, fitness, golf, parks, athletics, children’s programs, and more.

We offer excellent recreation benefits, including FREE use of our recreation centers, swimming pools, and ice arena as well as reduced golf rates!

Questions? Please contact:
Human Resources Department, HumanResources@fhprd.org

Employment - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a job?
Foothills only accepts applications for positions that are currently open and posted on our website. Applications are only accepted online. You can view all open positions from this page: www.ifoothills.org/jobs.

Why do I have to create an account in order to apply for a job?
Creating an account will make it easier for you to apply for future positions and keep track of current and past applications. Additionally, it enables you to store application information for future use.

How will I know my application has been received?
Once you complete your application, you will receive an automatic response notifying you that your application has been received electronically. You will also receive a confirmation e-mail at the address you specified in your application.

Will I be notified if the job has been filled?
Positions remain on our website until they are filled. Unfortunately we are not able to contact everyone when a position is closed. You will only be notified that a position has been filled if you have interviewed for that position.

May I apply for more than one position?
Yes. You may apply for as many positions as you are qualified. Just click on the position you wish to apply and login with your user name and password (if you are a returning user). You can then update your contact information and application, and attach your resume if you choose to do so, before applying for the position.

What is the minimum age to apply for a job?

  • 15 years old is the minimum age for some lifeguard positions, Splash Park attendant at Clement Park and some youth sports positions.
  • 16 years old is the minimum age to work at the front desks at our facilities (excluding Edge Ice Arena) or as a Program Aid in Children’s Programs.
  • 18 years old is the minimum age to work in Park Maintenance, as a Greenskeeper at our golf courses or the front desk at the Edge Ice Arena.

Internships - Information & Frequently Asked Questions

There are several areas within Foothills Park & Recreation District where an Intern may gain experience:
Athletics • Aquatics • Children’s Programs • Cultural Arts • Facility Operations • Fitness/Wellness • Park Planning

What is the dress code?
Interns should consult their Supervisor for the specific dress and appearance guidelines for their department.

Will I be offered employment at the conclusion of the internship?
There is no guarantee that you will be offered employment with our department. The skills you will develop will certainly enhance your employment opportunities.

Will I be covered by personal health insurance?
The internship program is a short term temporary or seasonal employment therefore health insurance benefits are not available. Your college/university must provide you with workers’ compensation coverage and provide proof of workers’ compensation coverage.

Will I be subject to a background check?

What will my work hours be?
The work schedule is set by the Supervisor to whom you are assigned and will vary by department and projects. Weekend/evening hours may be required.

Is the internship paid?
Stipends may be issued at the successful completion of the internship.

Are there paid work opportunities available?
Interns may apply to open positions within the District that are unrelated to the department in which they are interning for.

Will I have to do a project?
Yes, if your college/university does require a project, we will help tailor the project to meet your needs.

How do I find short term housing?
Due to the various colleges and universities in the area, there are options for sub-letting apartments. An on-line search should steer you in the right direction.

Group of volunteers working at a playground.

Volunteer Opportunities

We invite you to make a difference in your community by volunteering with Foothills. Assistance is needed in adult and senior programs, programs for youth athletics, golf courses, parks, special events, and at community recreation centers. For detailed information, please contact HumanResources@fhprd.org. We thank you again for your interest in becoming a Foothills District Volunteer.

To ensure the safety and protection of children and patrons utilizing our parks and programs, all applicants are required to successfully pass a background check prior to volunteering.

Also see Pride in our Parks Program

Concussion Training Information for Coaches and Skating Instructors

In an effort to expand understanding of the dangers of concussions, coaches are now mandated by the state to learn about head injuries, how to recognize when they occur, and how to respond. Foothills policy requires all volunteer coaches to be trained annually (free of charge) in the prevention and treatment of sports-related concussions and other head injuries among athletes. The Act also requires coaches to remove from play any athlete who is suspected of having a concussion, the athlete must have a written authorization from a health care provider in order to return to the activity. For more information, view State of Colorado, Senate Bill 11-040.

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A group of lifeguards standing near an outdoor pool

Commitments to Excellence

These commitments define our desired organizational culture and customer service to the community.

  • Exemplify Stewardship
  • Take Ownership
  • Inspire
  • Innovate
  • Collaborate

Foothills Park & Recreation District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status under law. It is the District’s intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.