Employment Opportunities

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District is currently seeking applicants for the following positions. Join the team!


Pay: $35 per game (typically 2 short games each evening). All umpire fees are paid at the end of the season.

SWPRD is seeking umpires for our Adult Coed Softball League. 100-150 players turn out each summer for this fun, alcohol-free, community-oriented league. Umpires needn’t commit to all dates, but will indicate their availability on application. Umpires will be contractors, not employees of SWPRD.

Application process: Please submit an application indicating your availability and a read and sign an umpire contract.

Application & Availability Calendar HERE

Umpire Contract HERE

Basketball Coordinator/Recreation Assistant

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District is seeking a qualified person who knows and loves the game of basketball to help plan, develop, promote and supervise our youth basketball program. The position works with youth and their families, volunteer coaches, and referees.

This is a seasonal, part-time, non-exempt hourly position, paying $16.63-$21.70 per hour. The basketball league runs January–March and includes evening and weekend work. Will occasionally assist with other recreation programs. Contact Skye at (360) 221-6788 for more information.

Basketball Coordinator Job Description

Employment Application

Basketball Referees

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. Applicants must successfully pass a criminal background check. Job is seasonal, part-time, paying up to $25/hour, DOE. Apply by December 29. Contact Skye at (360) 221-6788 or visit www.swparks.org for info.

Basketball Referee Job Description

Employment Application

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

It is the policy of South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment, and to assure that there is no discrimination against any person on the basis of his or her race, color, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability in accordance with state and federal laws.

Independent Contractor Opportunities

Recreation Program Leaders

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 Skye Dunn at 360-221-6788 for more information, and Download a Program Proposal Packet here and the Contractor Handbook here. Contract instructors are not employees of SWPRD, they are independent contractors.

Apply by the following deadlines:

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