Job Details

The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • Applicants are Encouraged to Apply Online
  • By Mailing to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: RECREATION PROGRAM DIRECTOR, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608
    (If applying via US Mail, please include a completed Application Questionnaire & VSID)
  • In Person at Human Resources (See Special Notes in Description Below If Any)
Title
RECREATION PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Department/Division
DPW and Parks
Apply Start Date
03/29/2019
Apply End Date
Open Until Filled
Type
Seasonal
Hours
Wage
$18.00 Hourly
Description

RECREATION PROGRAM DIRECTOR
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS & PARKS
CITY OF WORCESTER

The City’s Department of Public Works & Parks seeks candidates for the position of Recreation Program Director. This position is responsible for supervising, planning, organizing, directing, and implementing all seasonal recreation programs & activities; including special events, youth development, arts & crafts and other duties assigned by the Parks & Recreation Coordinator. The position will also be responsible for the general safety and development, growth, and skills achievement of the participants in seasonal programs. The Recreation Program Director encourages respect for personnel property, recreational equipment, and park equipment. This position will observe youth behavior, program staff, and enforces appropriate safety regulations & emergency procedures within the policies and guidelines of the City of Worcester.

The successful candidate will have organizational and supervisory skills; basic management and administrative skills; basic computer skills; a valid Massachusetts Driver’s License; the willingness to perform manual labor and work in a variety of weather conditions; the ability work independently and in a group setting; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public; the ability to lift up to 50 pounds; the ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first-aid; the ability to perform daily routine maintenance of recreation equipment, cleaning of restrooms, & emptying trash/removing waste; and the ability to pass CORI/SORI.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently earning a college/university degree specialization in Recreation Management, physical education or related field; or a minimum of four (4) years in a supervisory capacity that demonstrates directing recreation programs, intermural sports activities, or therapeutic recreation; or Any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 21 years of age
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • A valid Massachusetts Driver’s License
  • Must be able to pass CORI/SORI

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • First Aid and/or CPR Certification(s)

STARTING SALARY: $18.00 hourly, part-time/seasonal, non-benefitted

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment. Cover letter & resume required for consideration. Preference given to Worcester Residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall Human Resources, 508-799-1030, HR@Worcesterma.gov.

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