San Juan Island Park and Recreation District

People, Parks, Programs & Trails, Since 1984

San Juan Island Park and Recreation District, locally known as Island Rec, manages parks, programs and trails for the island. We are a small, but dynamic team committed to providing stellar recreation opportunities to the citizens in our community.

On San Juan Island, a ferry served island about an hour north of Seattle, WA.

About San Juan Island Park and Recreation District

The purpose of San Juan Island Park and Recreation District (Island Rec) is to enhance the quality of life on San Juan Island by:

  • Offering the widest variety of leisure and recreational activities to all island residents (Programs);
  • Acquiring, developing, maintaining, preserving and protecting recreational resources (Parks and Trails);
  • Ensuring that recreational activities and facilities are accessible and affordable to all residents.

The Employee Experience

Island Rec is a junior taxing district on beautiful San Juan Island (Friday Harbor), WA. Our main mission, to provide recreation opportunities to the widest variety of our community possible.  We are a small tight knit organization that shares a passion for this community. We work hard and we have fun doing it.  

Ideal Candidate

A desire to work with a large range of age groups.  

Good communication skills, both orally and in writing. 

Participate enthusiastically while making healthy, responsible choices.

Physically and mentally capable of supervising groups of children ages 6-12 for an 8-hour day.

Ability to work outdoors for extended hours.

Adhere to and support all policies, procedures and guidelines established by Island Rec. 

Customer Service skills a must

Room and Board

Our staff can help you find a living situation, there is a hostel on the Island with monthly rates, and some other seasonal rental opportunities

Getting Here and Getting Around

Cars and Bikes are encouraged for transportation.  Most rentals are in town and not far from work, but vehicles are helpful for running work errands and getting out of town to see the sites.

For Fun

Friday Harbor is a playground for the outdoorsy.  Grab your kayak, find a hike, a bike ride, a great cliff for a sunset picnic, hunt for Orca Whales, and there are trails a plenty for a nice walk.  

How to Apply

Please email a resume, cover letter, & click on Apply Here to download an application to submit.


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