Employment Opportunities

Current Openings


Pay: Minimum wage to $15/hour, DOE.

SWPRD is seeking referees for the Youth Basketball League. Referees are paid for their time working on the court, in addition to the intangible reward of impacting youth lives. The Basketball Referee is responsible for officiating scheduled games and supervising at local gyms. A high level of judgment is necessary. Referees will be “Recreation Assistants” and may be scheduled to work other recreation programs. Applicants must successfully pass a a background screening process. Job is seasonal and part time. A referee training clinic will be scheduled for late December or early January. Referees will be provided with a referee shirt and whistle. Applicants must submit an Employment Application and a Scheduling Questionnaire. Put these dates on your calendar:

  • Referee Clinic / Staff Meeting: January 2, 5:00-7:00PM
  • On-Court Training: January 14, January 15, 5:00-6:30PM (during practices, schedule subject to change)

Apply by December 1. Contact Carrie at (360)221-6788 or email programs@whidbey.com for more info.


Pay: Typically a revenue split of 80% to program leader/20% to SWPRD

We’re looking for instructors and program leaders who can offer fun and enriching programs to our community! Do you have experience teaching art, fitness, movement, dance, or sports? Do you have a great idea, hobby or something new to add to our list of programs? If you have something you’d like to add to the schedule, call Carrie at 360-221-6788 for more information, and Download a Program Proposal Packet here and the Contractor Handbook here.

Apply by the following deadlines:

  • Winter Program Proposals due: November 1 (For programs in January – April)
  • Summer Program Proposals due: February 15 (For programs in May – August)
  • Fall Program Proposals due: June 15 (For programs in September – December)


Pay: Varies.

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District is seeking performers for this summer’s Concerts in the Park series in July andAugust. Interested persons should complete and submit a quote/application by January 15. Applications will be evaluated by quality of performance, professionalism, and cost, weighed with our desire to provide a variety of offerings to the community. Quality promotional materials like photos and links to songs are helpful. Bands will be finalized in April. Contact Carrie at (360)221-6788 or programs@whidbey.com for more information.

Job Applications

Click here to download a Job Application.

Mail the completed application to:

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District
5475 Maxwelton Road
Langley, WA 98260

or fax your application to: (360) 221-7323

or email your application to: swparks@whidbey.com

Resumes and cover letters may be added to the application package, however, an Employment Application is required when applying for an open position.
Unsolicited applications and resumes are not accepted.