We’ve been getting a lot of questions about finding work right now. The job landscape looks so different in mid/post-pandemic world, and the typical ways of volunteering and shadowing may not be available like they used to be. While many of the tried-and-true advice around cover letters and interviews still stand, we feel that it’s even […]
Parks and Recreation programs are one of the key ways of delivering service to thousands of community members every year. From special events, to team sports, to cultural programs, the responsibility to provide quality programs and services to all members of the community is incredibly essential. But how does one learn the art and science […]
I ran into a problem during the first few months of my new job as facility coordinator. I needed to quickly relay updates to all of our staff in real-time. The issue? Employees were scattered across town – pools, camps, parks, and recreation centers many miles away- and I didn’t want to send them another […]
In this article, I want to talk about how technology CAN work for parks and recreation professionals (or really… anyone!), even though the learning curve may seem challenging.
As summer approaches, agencies are preparing to open their pools, recreation centers, and facilities to the public in 2021. In this article, we dive into strategies and ideas to recruit seasonal employees. Prioritizing the safety of your employees and guests while also creating a memorable experience continues to be a challenge for recreation professionals. On […]
Strategies for moving throughout your Parks & Recreation career in a way that is aligned with who you are and what you want to accomplish.
State associations are providing agencies around the country with essential resources, education, and networking opportunities.
Now is the time to have honest conversations with ourselves, our communities, and our agencies.
Many of us in parks and recreation set a career goal of becoming a parks and recreation director, but few of us know what being a director really entails.
1.21 Programming for Success with Chris Bass Episode play icon 1.21 Programming for Success with Chris Bass From developing program ideas, evaluating success, and managing teams, there’s so much to know when it comes to recreation programming. It’s one of the most rewarding elements of a parks and recreation career – to develop programs that […]