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



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

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

Application Form

Youth Program Supervisor


Department: Recreation

Reports to: Recreation Director

Full Time – $43,500 - $59,652 Annual


Position Purpose

Responsible for the management and supervision of all youth recreation programs, classes, activities and events.  Responsible for planning, promoting, implementing, and supervising all youth programming and outreach services, including but not limited to: early childhood education, after school

adventure program, summer camps, and gymnastics.



Essential Responsibilities

  1. Direct, manage, and participate in the development, review, implementation and evaluation of all youth recreation programming with the assistance of three youth program coordinators. Program areas include but are not limited to: playschool, preschool, prekindergarten, after school enrichment (ASAP program), summer camps, gymnastics, and all youth classes.

  2. Manages all personnel matters according to established policies and procedures including: hiring, training, supervision, and evaluations of staff and volunteers.

  3. Develops regular class schedules and programming. Oversees input of all youth recreation programs in the Park District computerized registration system.

  4. Ensures compliance with safety, health, personnel, industry and other regulations, by maintaining appropriate records and documentation.

  5. Assists in the preparation of district brochures and flyers.

  6. Responds to staff and public questions, concerns, and requests as needed.

  7. Provides support to staff in planning, promoting, and evaluating special event activities. Coordinate with other departments to ensure setup and cleanup of events.

  8. Other duties as assigned.



Skills and Abilities

  1. Ability to establish excellent working relations and communication with supervisors, co-workers, and the public.

  2. Must possess strong decision making 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. Proficient in developing program goals, activities, and services to meet the needs of patrons.

  6. Strong skills in oral and written communication.

  7. Proficient principles of supervision and personnel practices to provide leadership to a diverse work force.

  8. Experience in program analysis and record keeping.

  9. Applicable knowledge in the areas of marketing practices and trends.

  10. Working knowledge of computerized recreation software.


Working Conditions

Work will be performed in an office setting. The ability to lift and/or setup for events and activities will be required.



Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in recreation or a related field.

Two years leadership and supervisory experience in a public agency. Operational experience with computer registration systems is required.




Salaried. Evenings and/or weekends may be required. 


Paid sick leave and vacation. Medical/Dental/Vision/Life benefits.

Monthly contribution to District pension plan after 3-month probationary period.




To be considered for this position, please submit a resume and cover letter to:


Mail: River Road Park & Recreation District Attn: Cathy Casalegno

1400 Lake Dr.

Eugene, OR 97404 Email: cathyc@rrpark.org

Open until filled.



To register or sign up for any programs, please click the link above. 

You will be considered
Out of District until proof of residency is shown at the main office.


Main Office

1400 Lake Dr.

Eugene, OR 97404


M-F 8a-5p



1400 Lake Dr.

Eugene, OR 97404

M-F 6a-9p
Sa  6a-1:30p

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

Holiday Hours

See each section and/or ask your instructor.