Party Host

City of Fort Collins - Fort Collins, CO

Full-time
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Summary: Birthday Party hosts are responsible for the implementation of 1.5 hour parties for 3-8 year olds.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

Set up and clean - up of party room
Supervision of children and their parents/guardians
Greet children and parents in a friendly manner
Facilitate pony rides and/or a hayride
Serve cake & lemonade to guests
Help facilitate gift opening
Knowledge of children whereabouts at all times
Treat visitors and animals with respect and represent the City in a positive, and professional manner.

Supervisory Responsibilities

none

Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Horse experience and able to drive a tractor drawn hayride - helpful but not required. Must possess and exhibit the very best customer service skills consistently.

Education and/or Experience

Experience working with children and farm animals – helpful.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations 1st aid/CPR preferable

Language Skills: Must be able to communicate effectively with children, parents, staff and the general public. Must be able to effectively give directions to adults and children.

Reasoning Ability Must be able to foresee and trouble shoot negative horse behavior to avoid problems between people and horses.

Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to kneel, jump, run stoop, crouch, reach with hands and arms.

Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to various weather conditions including rain, snow, wind, hail and heat. The employee will be exposed to allergy causing conditions (i.e. cottonwood, dust, animals, etc.). The employee may be exposed to a variety of childhood illnesses.

The employee must be able to work effectively in an environment of noisy, happy, and sometimes distraught children. The employee must possess high tolerance for the characteristic behavior of children in outdoor recreation settings, and work effectively in high stress situations. The employee should be flexible with the demands and interests of children.

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use: Because the possession and use of marijuana,

whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical

use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy. The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.

BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG TEST REQUIRED WITHIN 48 HOURS OF OFFER.

Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act.