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Summer Kids Program Employment Opportunities


Department of Parks and Recreation Summer Employment
Help make this summer the BEST SUMMER EVER with a job at the Summer Kids Program. The program is a fun mix of in-camp days, beach days, and field trips. The main goal of the Summer Kids Program is to provide participants with a safe, fun, engaging, and enriching experience.
The Summer Kids Program is a six week day camp children entering grades 1 through 8 in the fall. Participants are split into the following divisions based on age group.
  • Pee Wee - rising 1st through 3rd
  • Junior - rising 4th and 5th
  • Discovery - rising 6th through 8th
To help achieve our goals, we are seeking qualified staff to fill multiple positions, from Monday, June 28 through Friday, August 20, 2021 (subject to change).
Prior employment with the Department of Parks and Recreation does not ensure employment for the 2021 summer season. Previous employees are invited to submit a new application and updated resume at this time.
All applications should be completed online. Resumes should be uploaded during the application process. Interested candidates should submit completed applications and resumes no later than Friday, April 30, 2021.



Division Directors (3 positions available)

 
Division Directors work under the supervision of the Program Coordinator to run a safe, fun, engaging, and enriching program for each age group. Division Directors report directly to the Program Coordinator, and serve as a leader and mentor, as well as a source of guidance, inspiration, and direction for all counselors.  
 
The Division Director works in conjunction with the Lead Counselor and is responsible for supervising 7 to 10 counselors, coordinating with Specialists, creating daily schedules, managing inventory, assisting with staff training, communicating with parents/guardians, and cultivating a positive camp atmosphere.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Age ­­­20+
  • Experience working with children in a classroom, child care, or summer camp setting
  • AED/CPR/First Aid certification (we can train)
  • Open availability from Monday, June 28 through Friday, August 20, 2021 (subject to change)
Additional Duties
  • Participate in staff training
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Assist in emergencies and disciplinary incidents
  • Collect, review, and organize paperwork
  • Work as a team member and coordinate with other staff in contributing to the goals of the program
  • Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for participants and staff
  • Other duties as assigned
Physical Requirements
  • Lift and carry objects up to 40 pounds
  • Work on your feet all day outdoors during hot summer weather
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
Schedule and Compensation
  • 40 hours/week
  • $15 - $20/hour (dependent on qualifications and experience)



Lead Counselors (3 positions available)

 
Lead Counselors work under the supervision of the Division Director to help run a safe, fun, engaging, and enriching program for each age group. Lead Counselors report directly to the Division Director, and serve as a leader and mentor, as well as a source of guidance, inspiration, and direction for all counselors.  
 
The Lead Counselor and is responsible for assisting the Division Director and 7 to 10 counselors, assuming the responsibility of groups or the division when necessary, communicating with counselors, supervising behavior management, reviewing accident/incident reports, assisting with staff training, and cultivating a positive camp atmosphere.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Age ­­­18+
  • Experience working with children in a classroom, child care, or summer camp setting
  • AED/CPR/First Aid certification (we can train)
  • Open availability from Monday, June 28 through Friday, August 20, 2021 (subject to change)
Additional Duties
  • Participate in staff training
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Assist in emergencies and disciplinary incidents
  • Work as a team member and coordinate with other staff in contributing to the goals of the program
  • Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for participants and staff
  • Other duties as assigned
Physical Requirements
  • Lift and carry objects up to 40 pounds
  • Work on your feet all day outdoors during hot summer weather
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
Schedule and Compensation
  • 40 hours/week
  • $11.75/hour
 


Counselors (30 positions available - subject to change)

 
Counselors work under the supervision of the Division Director to run a safe, fun, engaging, and enriching program for each age group. Counselors report directly to the Division Director, and serve as a leader and mentor, as well as a source of guidance, inspiration, and direction for all participants.  
 
The counselor is responsible for supervising 10 to 14 participants, coordinating with fellow counselors, communicating with Lead Counselors and Division Directors, enforcing behavior management, writing accident/incident reports and cultivating a positive camp atmosphere.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Age ­­­16+
  • Experience working with children in a classroom, child care, or summer camp setting
  • AED/CPR/First Aid certification (we can train)
  • Open availability from Monday, June 28 through Friday, August 20, 2021 (subject to change)
Additional Duties
  • Participate in staff training
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Assist in emergencies and disciplinary incidents
  • Collect, review, and organize paperwork
  • Work as a team member and coordinate with other staff in contributing to the goals of the program
  • Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for participants and staff
  • Other duties as assigned
Physical Requirements
  • Lift and carry objects up to 40 pounds
  • Work on your feet all day outdoors during hot summer weather
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
Schedule and Compensation
  • 35 - 40 hours/week
  • $11.50/hour
 


S.T.E.A.M. Specialist (1 position available)

 
Specialists work in conjunction with the Division Director to help the Program Coordinator run a safe, fun, engaging, and enriching program for each age group. Specialists report directly to the Program Coordinator, and assist in any projects or tasks that better the Summer Kids Program.
 
The S.T.E.A.M. Specialist is responsible for developing age appropriate curriculum for multiple groups per division, managing daily schedules, communicating with the Division Director and counselors, organizational tasks, inventory management, assisting with staff training, and cultivating a positive camp atmosphere.
 
Topics explored could include, but are not limited to: geosciences, DNA, architecture, geometry, and outer space. Participants should be able to work on long term projects as well as one-off activities throughout the summer.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Age ­­­20+
  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in the Sciences, Technology, Mathematics, or similar area of study
  • Experience teaching children in a classroom, child care, or summer camp setting
  • AED/CPR/First Aid certification (we can train)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record
  • Open availability from Monday, June 28 through Friday, August 20, 2021 (subject to change)

Additional Duties

  • Participate in staff training
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Assist in emergencies and disciplinary incidents
  • Collect, review, and organize paperwork
  • Work as a team member and coordinate with other staff in contributing to the goals of the program
  • Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for participants and staff
  • Other duties as assigned
Physical Requirements
  • Lift and carry objects up to 40 pounds
  • Work on your feet all day outdoors during hot summer weather
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
Schedule and Compensation
  • 40 hours/week
  • $15 - $20/hour (dependent on qualifications and experience)
 
 

Creative Arts Specialist (1 position available)

 
Specialists work in conjunction with the Division Director to help the Program Coordinator run a safe, fun, engaging, and enriching program for each age group. Specialists report directly to the Program Coordinator, and assist in any projects or tasks that better the Summer Kids Program.
 
The Creative Arts Specialist is responsible for developing age appropriate curriculum for multiple groups per division, managing daily schedules, communicating with the Division Director and counselors, organizational tasks, inventory management, assisting with staff training, and cultivating a positive camp atmosphere.
 
Topics explored could include, but are not limited to: painting, sculpting, jewelry making, sewing, and tie-dye. Participants should be able to work on long term projects as well as one-off activities throughout the summer.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Age ­­­20+
  • An Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts, Fine Arts, Digital Media, or similar area of study
  • Experience teaching children in a classroom, child care, or summer camp setting
  • AED/CPR/First Aid certification (we can train)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record
  • Open availability from Monday, June 28 through Friday, August 20, 2021 (subject to change)
Additional Duties
  • Participate in staff training
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Assist in emergencies and disciplinary incidents
  • Collect, review, and organize paperwork
  • Work as a team member and coordinate with other staff in contributing to the goals of the program
  • Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for participants and staff
  • Other duties as assigned
Physical Requirements
  • Lift and carry objects up to 40 pounds
  • Work on your feet all day outdoors during hot summer weather
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
Schedule and Compensation
  • 40 hours/week
  • $15 - $20/hour (dependent on qualifications and experience)
 


Office Assistant (1 positions available)

 
The Office Assistant works under the supervision of the Director and Program Coordinator to run a safe, fun, engaging, and enriching program for each age group. The Office Assistant reports directly to the Director and Program Coordinator, and serves as a liaison between the Parks and Recreation office and the Summer Kids Program.
 
The Office Assistant works in conjunction with the Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper and is responsible for processing registrations, fielding phone calls, screening emails, taking messages, updating and organizing paperwork, delivering equipment to the field, and relaying information to the Program Coordinator in a timely manner to contribute to the positive camp atmosphere.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Age ­­­18+
  • Customer service or retail experience
  • Proficiency with Outlook and Word
  • Familiarity with Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
  • AED/CPR/First Aid certification (we can train)
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and an acceptable driving record
  • Open availability from Monday, June 28 through Friday, August 20, 2021 (subject to change)
Additional Duties
  • Participate in staff training
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Basic clerical work
  • Collect, review, and organize paperwork
  • Work as a team member and coordinate with other staff in contributing to the goals of the program
  • Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for participants and staff
  • Other duties as assigned
Physical Requirements
  • Lift and carry objects up to 40 pounds
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid
Schedule and Compensation
  • 40 hours/week
  • $15/hour (dependent on qualifications and experience)