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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:
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$21.00 Per Hour


The Department of Public Works & Parks is seeking to fill the Recreational Program Director position. 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 be responsible for the general safety, growth, and skills achievement of the participants in seasonal programs. This position will encourage respect for personnel property, recreational equipment, and park equipment. This position will observe youth behavior, program staff, and enforce appropriate safety regulations & emergency procedures within the policies and guidelines of the City of Worcester.

Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply


  • Experience with planning recreation programs and leadership to devise and carry out recreation programs that will stimulate and sustain the interest of participants and motivate their participation that they may benefit from the physical, psychological, and social values to be derived from recreational activities
  • Excellent organizational and supervisory skills
  • Basic management and administrative skills; basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Willingness to perform manual labor and work in a variety of weather conditions;
  • Ability to work independently and in a group setting
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first-aid
  • Ability to perform daily routine maintenance of recreation equipment, cleaning of restrooms, & emptying trash/removing waste
  • Ability to pass CORI/SORI.


  • Currently enrolled in a college/university program with specializations in Recreation Management, Physical Education or related field, OR;

High School Diploma or GED, and four (4) years in a supervisory capacity that demonstrates directing recreation programs, intermural sports activities, or therapeutic recreation may be considered in lieu of the above requirements

  • Two (2) years in a supervisory capacity that demonstrates directing recreation programs, intermural sports activities or therapeutic recreation
  • Previous supervisory work experience of ten individuals or more
  • Experience in planning recreation programs
  • Basic administrative abilities including writing reports; monitoring program budget; and previous experience working with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent organizational and supervisory skills
  • Willingness to work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to pass CORI/SORI check


  • First Aid and/or CPR/AED Certification(s)

SALARY: $21.00 per hour, seasonal, non-benefitted.

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Preference is 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, Room 109, 508-799-1030, HR@worcesterma.gov.

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