Recreation Coordinator of Special Events & Marketing

South Portland Parks & Recreation
Job Description
The City of South Portland is currently seeking a full time Recreation Coordinator to join our team.
Position Summary: Manage, plan, organize and implement all Parks, Recreation and Waterfront special events, community events and cultural events. Market all special events and work with Park, Recreation and Waterfront employees to market their programs. Monitor and update all department social media platforms and respond to inquiries in a timely manner.

The Recreation Coordinator works under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director of the Parks, Recreation and Waterfront Department.  Supervision is exercised over special event volunteers and City staff working the event.

Education: Education: Associate’s degree in recreation, physical education, human services, marketing, event planning or a related field required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Experience: Two (2) years of experience in recreation, event planning, marketing or related experience required. Previous related work experience within a municipality preferred

Must possess and maintain a valid State of Maine Class “C” driver’s license throughout employment and must have their own reliable transportation for possible work-day transportation within the city.

Benefits: The City of South Portland offers competitive pay and a robust selection of employee benefits, including an excellent health plan with affordable family coverage, matched retirement options, dental, vision, life, income protection, long term disability, flexible spending accounts and more.  The City also offers health insurance “payment-in-lieu” and professional development opportunities.  We offer thirteen (13) paid holidays, fifteen (15) sick days annually, two (2) personal days, and vacation commensurate with relevant experience. The City of South Portland is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce and provides employees with inspiring leadership; stability; a positive, family friendly workplace where work/life needs are valued and supported; and the support, encouragement and tools for successful careers.  The City of South Portland values diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and embraces sustainable operations. Come join our team dedicated to service excellence!

 A full Job description is available on our website at 

Starting salary range: is currently $23.19 - $24.62 per hour ($45,220 – $48,009 annually), depending on experience. The position is eligible for annual step increases, and possible annual cost of living increases as approved by the City Council.

Application materials will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.  First round of interviews will be given to all who apply on or before Wednesday, July 20, 4:00 PM.

To apply you may email a cover letter and resume to
You may also file an application using our fillable pdf at

You may also mail a resume with cover letter and three professional references to:
City of South Portland
Karla Giglio, Human Resources Specialist
25 Cottage Road
P. O. Box 9422
South Portland, ME  04116-9422

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