Help us build a welcoming community through PLAY

We’re always looking for new people to join the PLAY Roanoke crew! With competitive pay, benefits, and an awesome work environment, we’re sure you’ll love it here! Plus, every single day we’re making Roanoke a better place to live, work, and play. How cool is that?! 




Roanoke’s Athletics team manages youth and adult athletic leagues, organizes tournaments, competitions and events, and manages athletic field reservations.
Seeking a full-time Athletics Supervisor – APPLY HERE
Seeking Scorekeepers/Sports Officials – APPLY HERE
community rec

Community Recreation

The Community Recreation team is responsible for managing the Historic Fishburn Mansion, planning community-minded recreation programs and managing the city pools in the summer. Community Recreation programs include affordable everyday fitness for all ages, arts and culture programs, trips and tours, events and weekly activities for senior citizens, swimming lessons, summer camps and more.



Play Roanoke event staff organize multiple large-scale events throughout the year, including the GO Outside Festival, Kids to Parks Day, concerts in Elmwood Park, and the annual Independence Day celebrations. The Events Coordinator also manages reservations for external events throughout the park system.
landscape management

Landscape Management

Roanoke Parks and Recreation’s Landscape Management section maintains all of the city’s landscaping and grass mowing.

outdoor rec

Outdoor Recreation

Our Outdoor Rec staff are responsible for planning programs like hiking, paddling, biking, caving, climbing and more! They also run outdoor adventure summer day camps, organize outdoor events, and more!
parks management

Parks Management

Park Management staff are responsible for a wide variety of tasks in our parks and along greenways, including amenity maintenance, construction projects, cleaning trash and debris, and community event support.


urban forestry

Urban Forestry

The City of Roanoke’s Urban Forestry team of professionals is responsible for maintaining a healthy forest ecosystem in the city through tree/stump removal, tree planting, reforestation, insect and disease control, inspections, surveys, storm response, and more.

youth development

Youth Development

Roanoke’s Youth Development team delivers After School P.L.A.Y. (Positive Learning and Adventure for Youth) at three recreation centers: Eureka Recreation Center, Grandin Court Recreation Center and Preston Recreation Center, as well as providing camps in the summer months.

Seeking multiple part-time Recreation Center Assistants – APPLY HERE