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.

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


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

SWPRD is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic person to assist us in our recreation programs. Ideal candidate loves the game of basketball and has experience in other sports as well. Rec assistant will help plan, promote and supervise our basketball programs. The position works with youth, adults, volunteers, coaches, and referees. Education and/or experience in recreation & youth work is ideal. Focus is on our basketball programs, but will include other programs including dodgeball, 5k race, triathlon, special events, and more. Basketball programs run December–March; will occasionally assist with other recreation programs as needed. Duties may include conducting meetings, locking/unlocking gyms, coaching, officiating, keeping score, and ensuring that facilities are left in good condition. Applicants must successfully pass a background screening process. This is a seasonal, part-time position. Recreation Assistant Job Description

For more info, call Carrie at (360) 221-6788 or email programs@whidbey.com.

Application deadline: November 1 or until filled


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)

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, a Job Application is required when applying for an open position.
Unsolicited applications and resumes are not accepted.