Free recreation center pass with interview!

With the school year underway, Bend Park and Recreation District is hosting special KIDS Inc. interviews for afterschool childcare job opportunities. If you like working with children, we’d love for you to join our team as a Youth Recreation Leader. Potential employees are invited to schedule an interview and learn more about working at BPRD.

Request your KIDS Inc. interview:
Various times available at
BPRD District Office
799 SW Columbia St. in Bend

During KIDS Inc. interviews, attendees can learn about positions and benefits and ask questions about their potential role. BPRD plans to make job offers on the spot and has successfully hired candidates at prior events this spring and summer.

“While Youth Recreation Leaders can have a ton of fun on the job, they play a valuable role at the district,” said John Batacan-Wilson, BPRD Recruiting Specialist. “They help provide critical childcare services and support kids and their families in our community. ”

Available for ages 16 and older, the featured part-time openings include:

  • Afterschool Childcare/Youth Recreation Leader 1 – little to no experience
  • Afterschool Childcare/Youth Recreation Leader 2- some experience
  • Afterschool Childcare/Youth Recreation Leader 3 – minimum 2 years experience

The three positions offer a variety of benefits, which may include insurance, paid leave, recreation facility passes and recreation program discounts. If you are a local high school or college student, KIDS Inc. employment offers scholarships for COCC and OSU-Cascades students and paid internships for Bend La-Pine high school students. Plus, KIDS Inc. employees receive a special benefit – their  elementary school-aged children can attend KIDS Inc. at no cost.

KIDS Inc. hours are:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 2:00 – 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 12:30 – 5:30 pm

Choose between a three-day (limited availability) or five-day schedule for weekday afternoons which means your mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays are free.

To request your interview, please complete a one-minute KIDS Inc. Interview Form.

All you need to attend is a willingness to work. Resumes are welcome, but not necessary. Bonus! If you receive a KIDS Inc. interview, you get a free BPRD recreation center one-visit pass good for swimming, fitness classes and/or skating.

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