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Now hiring lifeguards & swim instructors

Enjoy swimming and serving your community? Join BPRD’s aquatics team with a variety of training and shifts available.

Learn more about being a lifeguard and a swim instructor.

Request your interview now.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Bend Park & Recreation District.

For open position applications, descriptions, and details, click on the job postings’ links below.

The open position listing is updated by 11:59 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Important Application Instructions: Please read prior to applying.

  • Application progress cannot be saved and returned to later. Once started, your application must be finished to completion.
  • Allow plenty of time to complete the application. The duration of your application may vary depending on:
    • The position being applied for.
    • Amount of materials prepared.
    • Pace of your progression.
  • Have all relevant materials on-hand before beginning your application. That includes:
    • Your resume, if available.
    • Your cover letter and/or additional relevant documents, if needed.
    • A list of work history including each employer’s name and address, supervisor’s name and contact information, start and end dates (month and year) and job description and responsibilities.
    • A list of education history including the institution name, type (high school, community college, vocational, university, etc.), month and years of attendance and graduation/degree information.
    • Information for at least one reference, including their name, current employer, title and contact information.
    • Veterans only: An electronic or scanned copy of paper work verifying your military status.
  • Review any supplemental questions before starting the application. If the position you are applying for has supplemental questions, you can find them near the bottom of the job details page, just above the apply button. It is recommended to complete your answers in a separate document and copy-paste them into the application when ready to submit.
  • The final page of the application will summarize your information and give the opportunity to edit it before submitting.
  • You will not be able to edit your application once submitted. In the event you need to edit, remove, or add information or additional documents like a cover letter, email our recruiting team at In your email, include your name, the position you applied for, what you need to update and documents you need us to attach.

Internal Job Opportunities

To apply for an internal opportunity, click here or follow these steps:

  • Login to Paylocity.
  • Open the navigation menu in the top-left corner and click on "Self-Service Portal."
  • Click on the "Career" drop-down menu.
  • Click on "Apply for Open Position" to be taken to the list of current opportunities.
Job Title Job Type Salary Closing
Ceramics Specialty Instructor Part Time, Regular $22.43 - $25.57 Hourly open until filled
Facilities Specialist 2 Full Time, Regular $24.29 - $27.69 Hourly open until filled
Fleet Technician 2 Full Time, Regular $27.33 - $31.16 Hourly 6/24/2024 5pm PST
Human Resources Manager Full Time, Exempt $114,315 - $141,750 Yearly 6/30/2024 5pm PST
Lifeguard Part Time, Regular $17.85 - $20.35 Hourly continuous
Lifeguard 2 Part Time, Regular $19.30 - $22.00 Hourly open until filled
Prep Cook Part Time, Regular $19.30 - $22.00 Hourly open until filled
PT Night Custodian Part Time, Regular $20.07 - $22.88 Hourly open until filled
River Recreation Specialist Full Time, Regular $24.29 - $27.69 Hourly open until filled
Springboard Diving Specialty Instructor Part Time, Regular $22.43 - $25.57 Hourly open until filled
Summer Therapeutic Recreation Leader Part Time, Temporary $19.30 - $22.00 Hourly open until filled
Swim Instructor 1 Part Time, Regular $17.85 - $20.35 Hourly open until filled
Water Exercise Specialty Instructor Part Time, Regular $22.43 - $25.57 Hourly open until filled

For Recruitment and Application Questions:

Our District Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, closed on holidays. 

BPRD Recruiting
Hiring questions? Call or email:
Anahi Juarez: (541) 706-6157
Sabrina Pinkerton: (541) 706-6139

Bend Park and Recreation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The District is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  It is the District’s policy to employ, retain, promote, terminate and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence.  This policy shall be applied without regard to any individual’s gender, gender identity (individual’s actual gender identity, appearance, expression or behavior differs from that traditionally associated with the individual’s sex at birth, or is transitioning gender), sexual orientation, race, color, religion, veteran status, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, or physical or mental disability or which, with reasonable accommodation, does not prevent the employee from adequately performing the essential functions of the position, or any other status protected by the law unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification.