Leads and supports programs and activities involved with MetroParks’ programming, community outreach, and special events. Supports the Outdoor Recreation Division’s administrative operations, equipment maintenance and management, and other functions. Provides input and support to division coordinators.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff, Backcountry Skills, Camp Counselors, Camp Staff, Crew, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Support Staff, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Associate’s degree in outdoor recreation management or closely related field and one year experience in outdoor recreation programming. Willingness and ability to work a varied schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Required Skills:

The ideal candidate will have experience with programming and customer service along with personal experience in one or more outdoor recreation activities such as kayaking, backpacking, mountain biking, cycling, or fishing. They will have good office skills and a desire to support and learn. Experience with leading and supporting outdoor recreation programming and/or wilderness travel is a plus.

Preferred Skills:

Personal experience with one or more outdoor adventure and nature program activities such as kayaking/canoeing/Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), road and /or mountain biking, backpacking, rock climbing, outdoor foundation skills including camping, wilderness medicine, fishing, map, and compass navigation, trip planning, leadership, natural interpretation is preferred.

About Five Rivers MetroParks

Five Rivers MetroParks is a park district located in the Greater Dayton Ohio Region of Southwest Ohio serving the citizens of Montgomery County through conservation, education and recreation. The park district manages 16,000 acres of land focused on habitat management while providing opportunities for the community to connect to nature through nature-based human-powered recreation facilities, programming and events. Dayton, Ohio is "The Outdoor Adventure Capital of the Midwest!".

To protect the region’s natural heritage and provide outdoor
experiences that inspire a personal connection with nature.

To be the conservation leader of a vital,
active, nature-based community.

To protect natural areas, parks and river corridors and
promote the conservation and use of these lands and
waterways for the ongoing benefit of the people in the region.

Application Instructions

Apply at https://www.metroparks.org/about/careers/ ***First consideration will be given to applicants who apply by February 16, 2024***