City of Medford - Preschool Instructor


The City of Medford has an exciting opportunity for a part-time, year-round Program Instructor for Discovery Pre-school.

The Medford Parks and Recreation Department is looking for a qualified individual who can possess the skills and background to work in our preschool program. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one year experience working in a preschool setting, or possess comparable experience with the toddler age group. This is a high energy job which demands a positive attitude, creativity and lots of patience, as well as the capability of working well in a team environment.

Pre-school hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (year-round).

Part-time benefits include:
  • Oregon PERS retirement contributions
  • Paid sick leave
  • 24 hour fitness center

Typical Job Duties

  • Ability to work and interact with participants, parents, staff, and volunteers with a great attitude.
  • Capable of performing duties and activities as assigned by supervisors.
  • Ability to provide a safe environment for participants.

 Job Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:
  • 1 year of experience working with children between the ages 3-5.
  • Program Instructors should be punctual, flexible, creative, patient, and have a great sense of humor. Being a team player is a must!
Special Requirements:
  • 17 years of age or older.
  • Current Red Cross CPR/First Aid certification or the ability to obtain it (classes offered onsite at no cost).


  • Early Childhood Education


Positions in this class typically require: reaching, standing, walking, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Light Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.                                                    
Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, intense noises and travel.


To Apply: City of Medford employment application must be completed online via the City's website Position is open until filled. 

The City of Medford complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you consider yourself disabled and desire assistance in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department by telephone: (541) 774-2010 or email:

Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by the Parks, Recreation and Facilities Management Department. Candidates most closely meeting the City's needs will be referred for interview with final appointment by the City Manager. Selection procedures and time lines subject to change. Those selected must be able to provide proof of legal right to work in this country. Hiring will be subject to a favorable criminal history background investigation and drug screen.