The Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine will host two job fairs next month as it looks to fill current and upcoming positions for recreation leaders across a variety of its programs.

The first event will take place on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Houghton Park, 6301 Myrtle Ave. The second will take place on Saturday, Feb. 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McBride Park, 1550 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.

Attendees will receive information on open positions within the Community Recreation Services Bureau focused on a variety of programs across city parks like day camps, youth sports, programs for teens and older adults, mobile recreation and virtual recreation, according to a city release.

Those who attend will get the opportunity to meet directly with Parks, Recreation and Marine supervisors and staff to learn what it’s like to be a Long Beach recreation leader.

Interested applicants may fill out an application prior to the events, or they can apply in person.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications, according to the job fair website:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age (if under 18, must have a valid permit to work);
  • Must have access to reliable transportation to and from work;
  • Be willing to work a flexible schedule and assist various programs at various park locations;
  • Be able to relate well to children, parents and staff at schools and other agencies;
  • Be able and willing to adapt to a changing environment;
  • Experience in recreation programs, child care, sports or other related areas is desirable.

“This job fair is a great opportunity for those seeking employment to meet our Parks Department staff and leadership and learn more about our Recreation Programs,” said Mayor Rex Richardson.

For additional information on the positions or to view the application, visit the PRM job fair webpage or call (562) 570-3150.