River Road park & Recreation District Employment

Job Application

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, marital status, the presence of a non job related medical condition or handicap, or any other legally protected status. Application Form

Gymnastics Coach

Classification Description
Department: Recreation
Title: Gymnastics/Level Entry Coach
Reports to: Youth Program Supervisor
Position length: Continuous 10-15 hours weekly
Position Purpose
To develop positive relationships with participants, while providing motivational support and guidance; working with other coaches to train, condition, strengthen, and instruct gymnasts. Assist with administrative tasks such as maintaining the schedule, developing rotations, preparing for meets or performances, maintaining the gymnastics office and class records in an orderly, efficient manner; may perform other tasks related to gymnastics coaching.
Essential Responsibilities
1. Instruct students in the sport of gymnastics.
2. Take daily attendance.
3. Possess and maintain proper safety spotting skills.
4. Remain current on gymnastics technique.
5. Design and implement daily, weekly, and/or monthly lesson plans.
6. Pursue continuing gymnastics education from knowledgeable sources
7. Provide daily instruction and spotting of students on all apparatus.
8. Attract and retain new students.
9. Maintain class development and progress.
10. Complete and record gymnast skill checklists
11. Maintain knowledge and implementation of USAG Compulsory skills, routines and progressions.
12. Teach teamwork and sportsmanship.
13. Maintain skill development and create successful students and classes.
14. Teach the highest standards of gymnastic biomechanics in a disciplined, safe, and fun environment.
Skills and Abilities
1. Ability to establish excellent working relations and communication with supervisors, co-workers, and general public.
2. Must possess practical common sense skills while maintaining a strong work ethic.
3. Must be able to adapt to a constantly changing and fast paced environment while maintaining a positive attitude.
4. Ability to take initiative with minimal supervision.
5. Ability to effectively interact with parents and discipline of children.
6. Must be able to lead group activities and implement processes and procedures as needed.
7. Strong skills in oral and written communication. Ability to maintain records and prepare accurate reports.
Minimum Qualifications
Experience: Previous 1 year + experience coaching or instructing gymnastics.
Certifications Required: Current First Aid/CPR Certification; must have a valid Oregon’s driver’s license.
Limited Benefits
Wages vary based on experience.

Application Form



Department:  Aquatics

Title:  Lifeguard

Reports to: Aquatics Supervisor / Aquatics Director

Position length:  Continuous – 10-30 Hours per week(varies)

​Become part of our team!  River Road Park and Recreation District is always open to receiving applications for part-time lifeguards!  Experienced lifeguards are encouraged to apply.  Day time, evening and, possibly weekend hours may be available.  A.R.C., E.A. and/or StarGuard certification required.

Not certified?  River Road Park and Recreation District offers a StarGuard Lifeguard Training Program, to be determined each season (winter, spring, summer, fall).  Interested candidates are encouraged to apply so as to be on an “interest list” for the 26 hours week-long lifeguard training program. 

SEE SAMPLE SCHEDULE BELOW-- NOTE:  A portion of the StarGuard Lifeguard Training Program is “on-line”.  Candidates will be hired upon successful completion of the course.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE -26 hours training program , with required on-line component, to be completed BEFORE class and pool schedule, and attendance is REQUIRED of all course sessions.

General “In-Person” Course Days (normally 4 days in the same week):  


CLASS ONE – 5 hours

CLASS TWO – 5 hours

CLASS THREE – 8 hours

CLASS FOUR – 8 hours         

Cost of Course:    $120.00   (will includes all course materials.)


Lifeguard Course Pre-Requisites:

Sixteen (16) years of age

Ability to swim 100 yards

Ability to perform a feet first surface dive to a depth of twelve feet (12’)

To apply, please download the employment application from rrpark.org and submit at River Road Park and Recreation District, 1400 Lake Drive, Eugene,   EOE


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Swim Lesson Instructor

Department:  Aquatics

Title:  Swim Instructor

Reports to: Aquatics Supervisor / Aquatics Director

Position length:  Continuous –  3-6 Hours per week(varies through year)

Help us rebuild our swim instructor team! River Road Park and Recreation District is looking for Swim Instructors, preferably with 1 year or more experience, and/or has WSI.  For those without experience but interested we will be offering our in-house training program!!

The general time we are looking for swim instructors is :

Evening classes -Monday and Wednesday nights, 6:30-7:30 pm, and/or

Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6:30-8:00 pm. 

Saturday mid-morning classes 10:30 am to 12:00 noon.

To apply, please download the employment application from rrpark.org and submit at River Road Park and Recreation District, 1400 Lake Drive, Eugene,   EOE

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Park Hours

​Sunrise to sunset

Main Office

1400 Lake Dr.

Eugene, OR 97404


M-F 8a-4:30p (winter hours)

Abbreviated Hours




1400 Lake Dr.

Eugene, OR 97404

M-F 6a-9p
Sa  6a-3p

Fitness Center

1400 Lake Dr.

M-F 6a-9p

Sa  6a-1:30p


30043 Leghorn Rd.

(Prairie Road & Leghorn)

Eugene, OR 97402



M-F 9a-12p and 1p-6p

Sat. 8:30a-12:30p

River Road Annex

1055 River Road

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