Employment Opportunities

Why work for Eureka Community Services Department?

Eureka Community Services takes great pride in the programs and services we offer, as we employ over 100 part-time staff at any given time throughout the year. We invite you to explore the many employment opportunities available. Seasonal to year-round positions range from Recreation Aides who work at the Adorni Center on the beautiful waterfront, to Harbor Aides at the Wharfinger Building and Recreation Leaders in our many After School Programs, Summer Camps and Community Classes to Scorekeepers and Referees in our sports leagues. Job experience is not always necessary, but applicants must display a good work ethic, sense of teamwork and a willingness to help strengthen our community through the dynamic and diverse field of parks and recreation.


Employment Application

Submit completed applications to the Community Services Office located at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr., Eureka, CA 95501.


Don’t see the job that you’re looking for?  Full Time and Regular Part Time positions can be found by visiting the Human Resources Department. To view open Full Time and Regular Part Time positions or apply online, click here. For questions about open positions, please visit the Human Resources Office located at City Hall, 531 K St., Eureka, CA 95501 or call 707.441.4124.


Zoo & Gift Shop Attendant

Sequoia Park Zoo has an immediate opening for a part-time Zoo and Gift Shop Attendant. This position is responsible for a wide variety of clerical and technical duties including admission, gift shop and membership sales, customer service, information dissemination, data entry and other tasks as needed. Please see job description for full review of job functions. Relevant cash handling experience and strong customer service skills are a must.

Work shifts are variable and on-call (sick relief) with no expectation of regular hours. Extra shift coverage may also be available for special events, vacation coverage, etc.

Compensation is $14.00 – $17.017 per hour DOE

Applications are available at the Zoo Ticket Booth or online at www.SequoiaParkZoo.net.

Please deliver your completed application, cover letter and list of 3 references to the zoo ticket booth or email them to zooattendant@sequoiaparkzoo.net.

Position is open until filled.  Please, no phone inquiries.


Adult Slow Pitch Softball Umpire

  • Season runs June 14 – mid-September

  • Men’s and Co-ed leagues  
  • Games played Monday – Thursday Nights at 6:30pm, 7:45pm and 9:00pm
  • Umpire 3 games a night
  • Some experience desired / Training is provided
  • Games at Kennedy, Hartman & Cooper Gulch Fields
  • Must be First Aid & CPR certified within one month of hire
  • $19.15 - $23.28/hour

Applications are available at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr., Eureka, CA 95501 or online by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Community Services Coordinator at (707) 441-4245 or by email at senes@ci.eureka.ca.gov.


Adult Slow Pitch Softball Scorekeeper

  • Season runs June 14 – mid-September

  • Men’s and Co-ed leagues
  • Games played Monday – Thursday Nights at 6:30pm, 7:45pm and 9:00pm
  • Games are at Kennedy, Hartman & Cooper Gulch Fields
  • Some experience desired 
  • $14.00 - $17.02/hour

Applications are available at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr., Eureka, CA 95501 or online by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Community Services Coordinator at (707) 441-4245 or by email at senes@ci.eureka.ca.gov.


Adorni Center Front Counter Staff (Temp/Part Time)

  • Assist patrons with recreation program registration, fitness memberships and more
  • Opening/Closing facility, answering phones, interacting with the public
  • Shifts are available Monday—Saturday (Mornings &/or Evenings)
  • Approx. 10-20hours/week  depending on availability
  • $14.00/hr—$17.017/hr—DOE
  • Must clear DOJ fingerprints, TB test & willing to get CPR/First Aid certified

Applications are available at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr., Eureka, CA 95501 or online by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Community Services Coordinator at (707) 441-4246 or by email at cjungers@ci.eureka.ca.gov.


Recreation Leader  - After School Program/Summer Day Camp (Temp/Part Time)

  • Facilitate age appropriate activities, games, crafts for youth
  • Assist with homework
  • May be in-person on site or by virtual platform
  • Shifts available Monday—Friday 2-6pm
  • Must be available at least 3 days/week 
  • $14.00/hr and/or DOE
  • Must clear DOJ fingerprints, TB test & willing to get CPR/First Aid certified

Applications are available at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr., Eureka, CA 95501 or online by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Community Services Supervisor at (707) 441-4244 or by email at sfazio@ci.eureka.ca.gov.


Preschool Teacher (Temp/Part Time) at Little Saplings Preschool

  • Plan & lead activities for youth ages 2.5 - 5 years
  • Provide & oversee a safe, healthy play environment which enables youth to participate in positive activities
  • Communicate with parents about daily experiences with children.
  • Must be available Monday - Friday between 9am - 5pm, shifts vary depending on need
  • $15.37/hour - $17.80/hour - DOE
  • Must get fingerprinted, TB test, prove TDap, MMR & will get Child & Infant First Aid/CPR certified 

Applications are available at the Adorni Center, 1011 Waterfront Dr., Eureka, CA 95501 or online by clicking here.  

For more information, click here to view the complete job description including essential qualifications.  Questions?  Contact Little Saplings Preschool Director by email ndanel@ci.eureka.ca.gov or by phone at 707.441.4193.