Temporary Recreation Assistant (Part-time)

  • Part Time
  • Southeast
  • Applications have closed

Website City of Gainesvillehttps://cityofgainesville.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Careers/job/Gainesville-Fl/GRUCom-Enterprise-Planning-and-Administration-Director_4298

Make a difference in the community you live in! As a Community Builder—an employee with the City of Gainesville— you will have a direct hand in building and improving your community and making a visible impact on the lives of your neighbors. Working for local government is more than a job, it’s a chance to contribute to community success and to help enhance the Gainesville way of life.

Job Details:


This is temporary, entry level work teaching, instructing and leading recreational activities, events and programs of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs (PRCA) facilities.

Positions allocated to this class report to a designated supervisor and works under close supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from other classes by its emphasis on recreational instruction and activities leadership work of a temporary nature.

Job Description:

Position pays $15.00/hr

The City of Gainesville’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs is seeking an innovative, forward thinking, fun and flexible individual with the right combination of education and experience to fill a Recreation Assistant position. Embrace the organization’s vision of an equitable community for all and a sustainable community for the future; join in serving neighbors and building community.

Tasks to be performed may include but not limited to:

Assist in the coordination and implementation of recreational activities primarily for after-school, summer camp and out-of-school time (OST) as well as other recreational activities such as fitness & wellness, cultural arts, field trips and other related programming.
Supervise individual participants and small groups of various ages while maintaining the cleanliness of activity areas.
Assist in the maintenance of registration, participation, inventory and expenditure records for recreation programs.
Conduct routine maintenance and custodial tasks of assigned recreation facility; support the completion, processing and maintenance of appropriate work orders, reports and forms; assist in the oversight of recreation facility and program safety as well as risk management.



This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.


Depending on area of assignment:

Assists in leading and monitoring summer camp activities and functions for children ages 5 through 18.

Assists with developing and implementing summer camp activities and programs.

Develops and teaches educational programs for various age groups at assigned facility.

Responsible for the care of the children/adults in the recreation programs they are assigned to.

Enforces safety and operating procedures including compliance with health, safety and building codes; enforces by informing general public participants.

Renders CPR/ first aid, according to level of training, in the case of an injury and reports all injuries to the supervisor or his/her designee. Completes accident reports as required by policy.

Distributes and collects equipment for games and activities.

Assist in instructing various recreation programs.

Ensures that equipment and materials are clean, safe and in proper working condition; reports any damaged and unsafe equipment or required maintenance to the supervisor or his/her designee.

Performs related clerical work including, but not limited to, copying, answering telephones, providing information on center activities and recording center attendance.

Attends work on continuous and regular basis.


Minimum sixteen (16) years of age or high school graduate or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma, and a minimum of six (6) months of experience volunteering, teaching, leading or instructing children in an organized recreational or a childcare setting, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Temporary Recreation Assistants assigned to a Teen Camp must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

Ability to pass Children and Family Services background check upon hire and as requested.

Depending on area of assignment, may be required to satisfactorily complete a Counselor in Training program.



Depending on area of assignment, a valid Florida Driver License may be required upon appointment.


American Red Cross certification (or equivalent) in Adult, Child and Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), AED and First Aid is required upon appointment.