Head Recreation Leader

City of Springfield, MA - Springfield, MA

Part-time$11 an hour
Position Purpose/Summary
This is a specialized, part-time recreation work in conducting a variety of programming opportunities including: staffing a community center, the open-gym program, evening recreation program, and the summer enrichment program.

Work involves responsibility for exercising leadership in the Park Department's recreational programs as well as in other seasonal special events. Work is performed in the area of specialization, under supervision, in accordance with standard recreational practices and procedures. Supervision may be exercised over other seasonal recreational personnel.
Essential Functions
Plans and develops city-wide recreational programs in the observance of special events including operating a community center and summer, open gym, and evening recreation programs
Organizes and coordinates special recreational events including summer and evening gym programs on a city-wide basis
Organizes and instructs volunteer and neighborhood groups and individuals assisting in these programs
Evaluates programs, makes recommendations, requisitions necessary equipment and supplies, schedules use of the community center, and makes periodic activity reports
Performs related work as required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of the techniques, methods, materials, and equipment involved in conducting city-wide recreation programs and special events of all types; scheduling of use of a community center and maintaining open space
Considerable knowledge of rules and regulations governing conduct of park facility and equipment
Some knowledge of first aid
Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate a varied program of special events and seasonal programming
Ability to enforce facility rules and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with recreational personnel and facility users
Skill in performing and teaching recreational activities
Education and Experience
Experience in planning, organizing, and supervising special event and seasonal programs preferred
Work experience in recreation or related field preferred