Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

Park Concierge

ARC, in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, is looking to hire 3 Park Concierges to provide friendly and knowledgeable information to the public and provide peak and non-peak-hour support in various downtown Seattle Parks. Park Concierges will ensure downtown parks are active, welcoming and safe public spaces for all users.

Pay Rate: $17.50 per hour, $50 cell phone stipend available
Start Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Schedule: Monday through Sunday from 10:00am - 5:00pm, 3-4 days a week as needed

Victor Steinbrueck Park
Hing Hay Park 
Pioneer Square Park


  • Set up bistro tables and chairs, umbrellas, pop-up tents and activities
  • Manage book and game carts 
  • Assist with program and event management
  • Pick-up litter and maintain park cleanliness
  • Reporting maintenance and equipment issues
  • Managing and setting up sound systems for performers
  • Interact with park patrons, conducting surveys as requested
  • Act as an information guide, answering questions about city destinations and events
  • Act as on-site parks public relations representative for the Seattle Parks and Recreation Department and neighborhood groups
  • Help problem solve as community needs arise
  • Communicate park needs and damaged equipment to supervisor
  • Help with directions and other questions as needed
  • Coordinate with Park Rangers and SPD to report any illegal activity
  • Provide counts of how many people are using the park at different times throughout the day
  • Oversee set-up and breakdown of any events or activations, including staging, tents, signage and audio/video 
  • Track number of attendees, on-site media, any sponsor and talent feedback, and take photos of events
  • Ensure event areas are clean and free of debris prior to scheduled event/activation and before departing the Park
  • Locate and remove graffiti from tables, chairs and other amenities. Track and report graffiti on buildings, sidewalks, and street fixtures and ensure it’s reported for removal
  • Communicate with coworkers and supervisors to report issues, cleanups and facility problems
  • Willing to perform manual labor for set-up and take down (sweeping/cleaning up, taking garbage to dumpster, etc)


Job Location and Conditions: 

  • Must be willing to work out side early morning, evenings, weekends, and holidays year-round 
  • Operate equipment safely and in accordance with training, wears appropriate personal protective equipment, and reports any unsafe work conditions or practices to supervisor
  • May be required to report to work to serve customers during emergency conditions
  • May be assigned to work at one or more parks



  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting and with children, families, staff, and community partners and contacts
  • Must be at least 21 years of age or older
  • Previous event and or customer service experience strongly preferred
  • Must have access to reliable transportation
  • Perform other duties of a comparable level/type as assigned
  • Must pass criminal background check 
  • Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US and valid photo ID
  • Documentation of current Red Cross First-Aid/CPR certification preferred 


Physical Demands (essential functions):

  • Ability to frequently converse with individuals and in large group settings 
  • Ability to continuously move and position self to successfully carry out assigned duties 
  • Ability to remain in stationary position for extended periods of time
  • Ability to constantly observe groups of children, and assess safety and security procedures  
  • Ability to occasionally move or transport weight up to 50 pounds 
  • Frequent moderate physically demanding activities in an outdoor setting required, including traversing 3-5 miles between locations
  • Description of duties and physical demands subject to change at any time 


This is a part-time, non-benefited position. 

This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.  ARC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and values diverse perspectives and life experiences.  Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  ARC encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Position opened until filled. Applications are reviewed as soon as it is received.