Job Opportunity

Parks and Recreation Director
Ashland, Oregon {City of}

Date Posted:

June 3, 2014




Become the next Director of Parks and Recreation for the CITY OF ASHLAND ~ A GREAT PLACE TO WORK, LIVE AND PLAY!  Unique and authentic as the terrain surrounding it, the City of Ashland offers magnificent landscapes, rich culture, world-class theaters, outdoor activities and an excellent public school system. Ashland is also home to Southern Oregon University and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. At Ashland’s center beats the heart of the community, its parks and recreation system.

Ashland has a history of providing and maintaining a world-class parks and recreation system. The City owns 785 acres of parkland (including 463 acres of forest land and 30 miles of trails) and offers a variety of recreational facilities and programs for all ages and interests, including: 17 developed parks and 34 park properties, athletic fields, open space, senior center, ice rink, pool, dog park, tennis courts, skate park, community gardens and nature center. The jewel of the parks system is 93-acre Lithia Park, which attracts over one million visitors a year.


The Department is overseen by a five-member elected Parks and Recreation Commission. The Director reports to the Commission and oversees three divisions, Parks, Recreation and Golf, a biennial budget of $15.8 million and supervises two Superintendents who lead a dedicated and talented team of 43 employees and numerous seasonal employees.


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How to Apply:

HOW TO APPLY: send resume and cover letter to Wendi Brown at:, or
866-224-1423 – Fax

Call: 541-858-0376 or 866-929-WBCP

Filing Deadline:

Deadline: June 30, 2014.   

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