(Job) Recreational Summer Employment at City of Portland
SUMMER CAMPS – RECREATION COUNSELOR
Position/s: Camp Counselor I, Camp Counselor II, Summer Playgrounds Counselor I, Summer Playgrounds Counselor II – This position is Union represented
Camp Counselors organize, plan and lead a variety of activities including art, craft, music, performance, science, games, nature and sports in addition to supporting the physical, social and cognitive development of preschool and school-aged participants. Positions will be responsible for maintaining discipline and safety while monitoring youth, consistently modeling appropriate behavior, maintaining accurate program records, and performing maintenance duties as assigned. Some positions may require a valid Food Handler's Permit if assigned to a site with a free federal lunch program. Counselor hours are weekdays Mornings, afternoon, and early evenings. May work up to 40 hours a week.
Summer Playground Counselors monitor drop-in recreation activities in area of assignment. Creates welcoming atmosphere, engages with park and facility guests, provides excellent customer service and is a resource for PP&R information. Monitors use of space and needs of guests, is proactive in addressing potential safety concerns, upholds the PP&R code of conduct, communicates with supervisor, rangers and security under established guidelines. Monitors participation and completes needed paperwork and record keeping. Summer Playgrounds hours are mornings, afternoons, and evenings. May work up to 40 hours a week.
URBAN PARKS - RECREATION ATTENDANT
Position/s: Game/Art Attendant Level I, Event Host Attendant Level II - This position is Union represented
Attendants create a welcoming atmosphere, engages with park and facility guests, provides excellent customer service, supports events and rentals, and is a resource for PP&R information. Maintains clean park spaces, monitors use of space and needs of guests, and is proactive in addressing potential safety concerns.
Game/Art Attendants work with youth and families outside at Gateway Discovery Park in East Portland. Lead games and arts & crafts during scheduled drop-in activity times and special events. Set-up supplies, monitor use, encourage participation, clean-up supplies and create weekly supply list. Position Dates: Spring Hours: Weekends & some afternoons. Summer: Mid- June thru Labor Day. Hours: 10-15 hours/week.
The Event Host position is based in Director Park in Downtown Portland, Gateway Discovery Park in East Portland, and Holladay Park in Lloyd. It's a hands-on position responsible for providing customer service to park guests; supporting daily activities, events & rentals by setting up equipment, taking down equipment, and maintaining a clean space; regularly responding to safety and emergency situations; communicating effectively with a diverse group of people; taking and tracking attendance and event evaluations; and fostering an environment that is organized, safe, and welcoming to all. Event Hosts will likely be assigned to work at more than one park location. Requirements: First Aid/CPR, able to lift 40 lbs on a regular basis. Hiring staff for positions beginning in April and May and ending in early September and late September 2018. 30-40 hours/week.
ADAPTIVE AND INCLUSIVE RECREATION – INCLUSION ASSISTANT
Positions/s: Inclusion Assistant
As part of the Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation program, the Inclusion Assistant provides one one-on-one, on-site assistance to participants of all ages with physical, developmental and/or emotional disabilities as they integrate into general recreation programs. Duties include adapting activities, following inclusion or behavior plans, maintaining a safe environment and promoting a participant's success in a program.
SUMMER FREE FOR ALL – RECREATION ATTENDANTS
Works within established framework to prepare for, deliver and support activities and special events. Set up and tear down special event equipment including stages, audio/visual equipment, generators, tents and other supplies. Loads and transports special event equipment to parks in city vehicles and operate a lift gate as needed. Creates welcoming atmosphere, engages with park and event guests, sponsors, food vendors, and performers. Provides excellent customer service and is a resource for PP&R information. Maintains clean facilities and/or park spaces, monitors use of space and needs of guests, is proactive in addressing potential safety concerns, upholds the PP&R code of conduct, communicates with supervisor, rangers and security under established guidelines. These hours may be weekdays and weekends, afternoons, evenings and late evenings up to and passed midnight.
RECREATION SUPPORT – RECREATION INSTRUCTOR
Position/s: Skate Instructor Level II, Gymnastics Instructor Level III, Music Instructor Level I
Instructs and/or monitors classes/activities in recreation & leisure services in area of assignment. May develop lesson plans related to area of assignment based upon overall program objectives & guidelines. Prepares materials for instruction of classes/activities; monitors participation & evaluates classes/activities.
The following minimum qualifications are required for these positions are as follows:
The Recruitment Process
All applicants are required to attend one of four Interview sessions during the months of March, April, and May in order to be considered for employment. Applicants must be available during the entire season (June 13 – August 26) and attend mandatory staff trainings between June 3 and June 12. A valid food handler's card may be required if assigned to a site with a federal free lunch program.
Applicants must submit a completed online application including answers to the supplemental questions.
Please note, if you are applying to the following three positions, you may submit a resume:
Specialty Camp Instructor
Camp Counselor II
Summer Playgrounds Counselor II
Organization: Parks and Recreation Department, Portland
Duration: June 13-August 26, must be available all summer
Eligibility: age requirements vary by position, starting at 15 years old
Application deadline: Applications open until filled, closing 6/15/18