City of New Albany
  • 16-Apr-2018 to 30-Jun-2018 (EST)
  • Parks and Recreation
  • New Albany, IN, USA
  • Seasonal - Part Time

This seasonal part-time position is responsible for assisting the recreation center supervisor and staff in planning, organizing and implementing recreational activities for children, ages 5 -13 years old at the center.  This position helps maintain a high level of customer service for the patrons of the City parks recreational centers.

Hours are generally 3 to 4 hours per day, Monday-Friday, but extra hours may be required for special events.  Some evenings and weekend dates may also be required. 

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES"*" denotes an essential function of the job 

  1. *Assists with planning, organizing and implementing recreational activities for children, ages 5 -13 years old at a recreation center.
  2. *Be familiar with rules and regulations for all games and sports activities implemented for youth.
  3. *Must be able to supervise junior helpers.
  4. *Able to reinforce proper social skills with children and /or teenagers.
  5. CPR/First Aid preferred.
  6. *Report any problems or complaints to the center supervisor.
  7. *Must demonstrate common sense with disciplinary action of youth and adhere to all rules and agency policies.
  8. *Assist center supervisor with youth sign-in sheets and all necessary paperwork.
  9. May meet with community individuals and groups to generate interest, support, and ideas for programs using creative and innovative promotional ideas and materials.
  10. *Must perform job duties in a safe manner, reporting and assisting in correcting potentially unsafe conditions and able to use necessary equipment and materials properly.
  11. *A well-groomed appearance while on the job is required.  Uniformed shirts issued by the department must be worn daily and appropriate footwear to avoid injury is required.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Demonstrate informative and professional assistance when working with vendors, co-workers, and the public.
  2. Act independently and suggest procedures and new approaches to problems.
  3. Display excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Maintain initiative to preserve the flow of work.
  5. Work under stress and with commitment to deadlines.
  6. Sustain interpersonal relationships which encourage openness, candor and trust, both internally and with the general public.
  7. Complete projects and/or reports in accurate and timely manner
  8. Maintain City information in a confidential manner.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:                                         

  1. Ability to work as a team member.
  2. Display professional appearance, warm demeanor and positive attitude.
  3. Be a motivated self-starter.
  4. Work independently and to be accurate, efficient and organized.
  5. Manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  6. Work under pressure with time constraints in a changing environment.
  7. Stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl occasionally.
  8. Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds occasionally.
  9. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


  1. This position requires working in both an internal and outside environment.
  2. This position requires a flexible work schedule; night and/or weekends may be required.


  1. High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  2. Knowledge of City's park and recreation facilities, activities, and programs is helpful.
  3. Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in written form.
  4. A pleasant, friendly, and outgoing demeanor.
  5. Willingness to take on additional tasks as assigned.


  1. Possible use of computer and peripherals.
  2. Recreational equipment.
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