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Seasonal Employment Opportunities

We are now hiring for the spring & summer 2017 seasons. To apply,
click here to download and print the application. Applications should be submitted to either the Finley or Steele Lane Community Centers.

Recruitment for below jobs will begin January 2017

Aquatics

 


Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks pools are very active places during the spring and summer months! The Ridgway Swim Center is located at 455 Ridgway Avenue and the Finley Aquatic Center is located at 2060 West College Avenue. Both facilities are open seven days a week with extensive aquatic programs year-round. Our staff is trained with the skills to perform jobs and duties in a professional manner with the safety of our patrons as our primary concern. A week-long in-service training is required for employment.

Lifeguard - Pool (Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.25)
Duties: Responsible for the safety of patrons at the Ridgway Swim Center and the Finley Aquatic Complex. Will be required to lifeguard, enforce rules, and perform light maintenance duties. Must attend bi-weekly staff trainings and a mandatory week-long in-service training from June 5-8, 2017.
Minimum Qualifications: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certified, CPR/AED/Basic First Aid for Lifeguards, and Title 22 First Aid.

Swim Instructor (Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.25)
Duties
: Organize and instruct classes for all levels of swimming. Instructors will be required to complete course record sheets and student progress cards. Must attend bi-weekly staff trainings and a mandatory week-long in-service training from June 5-8, 2017.
Minimum Qualifications: American Red Cross CPR, First Aid and Water Safety Instructor certification is highly desirable. For all persons under 16 years old, Water Safety Instructor certification or equivalent is mandatory.

Front Desk/Counter - Aquatics (Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.50) Provides information to the public regarding recreation programs and classes; registers customers for programs with user-friendly software, answers phones, collects admission fees. Conduct routine office work and assist in maintaining an orderly office environment.

Pool Maintenance Aide (Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.50)
Duties: Performs routine and special cleaning of locker rooms, offices, lobbies, bathrooms, pools, pool decks, lawns and related areas.  Empty trash receptacles, check and replace paper products in restrooms, hose down decks, vacuum pools, mow lawns, sweep sidewalks, and entry areas and other assigned duties.
Minimum Qualifications:  Must have knowledge of basic cleaning equipment, supplies, and related methods and materials. Must have ability to use hand tools, some power tools, lawnmower and capable of learning the use of other necessary equipment. Must be able to lift 60 pounds and be able to work safely in or around the water.

Citywide Sports Jobs

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks offers a variety of recreational sports for adults and youth in the community. Our goal is to provide an exceptional recreational opportunity for our participants and spectators.

Play Santa Rosa Sports Youth Instructor - Assistant Activity Specialist (Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.50)
Duties: 
Help teach basic sports skills to youth ages 4-10 and have fun learning how to referee young children’s instructional Leagues and provide fundamental sports instruction support for sports camps.  No sports knowledge is necessary, just a passion for teaching youth fundamentals, sportsmanship, and positive participation. League instruction is 8 week Saturday sessions of Baseball, Basketball, and Soccer through-out the year.

Softball Scorekeepers –Assistant Activity Specialist
(Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.50)
Come join us for a fun and rewarding job opportunity keeping score for adult softball leagues! Duties include chalking the field, collecting the night’s information and keeping proper score. The job begins in late May and runs through August or October, Monday through Friday 5-10pm.

Community Center Jobs

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks operates 3 Community Centers and 2 Historic Sites. These sites are multi-purpose and are the perfect venues for a variety of events, gatherings and classes.

Minimum Qualifications for all Community Center positions: Special event experience and/or customer service experience is required. Ability to lift 40lbs

Community Center or Historic Site Aide (Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.50)
Prepare rooms/facilities for events, programs or classes at city facilities, monitors events, and ensures security of building and equipment. Typical tasks include: Conducts light janitorial of rooms between permits and programs. Set-up of audio/visual equipment. Unlock doors prior to a scheduled activity. Adjusts lighting and thermostat levels and as needed in the building. Remove trash from building. Performs set –ups of requested equipment for activities in rooms.

Front Desk/Counter - Finley or Person Senior Wing
(Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.50)
Provides information to the public regarding recreation programs and classes; registers customers for programs with user-friendly software, answers phones, collects admission fees.  Conduct routine office work and assist in maintaining an orderly office environment.

Event Host (Pay Rate: $13.25-$14.25)
Event hosts help with set-up and oversight of special events. Examples of events include, weddings, quinceaneras, business conferences, fundraisers and fairs. Light janitorial duties are required. If you enjoy working with people and providing outstanding customer service - this is the job for you!

Howarth Park Jobs

Work outdoors in the beautiful 138-acre Howarth Park, which offers the community a variety of activities including boating, fishing, picnicking, hiking, biking, softball & tennis. You will be working as part of a team in the K-Land amusement area, which has a snack bar, miniature train, carousel, jump house, farm animal petting zoo and pony rides. We also hire staff to lifeguard and rent boats at the Lake Ralphine boathouse. Operations are open weekends during spring and fall months and Saturday through Thursday during summer months and spring break. Your typical work day is 10am to 6pm including weekends, holiday and special events.

Amusement Ride Operator & Concession Worker - Recreation Aide
(Pay Rate: $10.50-$10.75)
Drive train, operate carousel, monitor jump house, prepare and serve food, assist with mentoring of volunteers, answer customer questions and concerns, enforce rules and regulations pertaining to health and safety of public and staff.

Register Staff - Recreation Leader (Pay Rate: $11.00-$11.25)
Work computer and cash register at train station, snack bar and boathouse locations. Provide information to the public about the park and process transactions using point of sale software. Handle money, balance cash drawer and process daily financial reports under supervision of park manager.

Lifeguard - Lake (Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.25)
Supervise public who are on or around lake, perform rescue of persons in distress and/or needing aide, move and rig boats, collect rental fees, assist customers in and out of boats, assist with supervision of volunteers, maintain and clean boats, equipment and facilities, answer customer questions and concerns, enforce rules and regulations pertaining to health and safety of public, staff and lake wildlife.
Minimum Qualifications: Current certification in Lifeguard Training, Title 22 First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Valid California Drivers License is desirable.

Neighborhood Services Jobs

Neighborhood Services provides gang-prevention programming for youth ages 6-18 years old. These free and low-fee programs offer youth a fun, safe and educational place to focus on youth development principals.  Availability to attend mandatory trainings, staff meetings and other assigned events are required. High School diploma or GED equivalent must have been earned prior to employment. Recruitment for all Neighborhood Services positions will begin February 2017.

Minimum Qualifications of all NS positions: Must enjoy working with youth as a positive role model. Standard First Aid and CPR certification prior to first day of program. Limited certification opportunities available.

Neighborhood Services After School Program - Recreation Leader
(Pay Rate: $11.00-$11.25)

Duties: Team-oriented planning of daily activities/field trips for students in grades K-8th, assisting participants in academic support and lessons, ensuring successful implementation of program and 40 developmental assets, supervising youth, acting as a positive role model and mentor and participating in trainings. Typical hours are Monday-Thursday, 2:30-6:30pm during academic school year.
Minimum Qualifications: Bilingual desired but not mandatory. Must have experience working with children. 

Junior Warriors Basketball Program - Assistant Activity Specialist
(Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.50)
Duties: 
Provide basketball skill instruction to youth ages 8-14, implement Positive Coaching Alliance curriculum and perform coaching duties during practices and games. Typical hours for this program are Tuesday & Thursday night practices from 6-8:45pm and Saturday games between the hours of 8:30am-5pm during the spring.

Middle School Soccer Program - Assistant Activity Specialist
(Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.50)
Duties
: Provide Soccer skill instruction to youth ages 12-15, implement Positive Coaching Alliance curriculum, and perform coaching duties during practices and games. Typical hours for this program are Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 3-6:45pm during the spring. Each team practices twice and plays in one game per week.


NS Assistant Summer Sports Camp Leader – Assistant Activity Specialist (Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.50)
Duties:
Supervise groups of program participants, ensuring their physical and emotional safety. Lead sports drills, recreational games and fun activities with an enthusiastic attitude and high level of engagement. Clearly communicate with staff and thrive in a team-oriented work setting. Provide constructive, goal-driven instruction of sports concepts and fundamentals to program participants. Typical hours are 8:30am-3:30pm for 8 weeks in the summer.

Junior Giants Baseball Program - Assistant Activity Specialist
(Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.50)
 
Duties: Provide baseball skill instruction to youth ages 5-18, implement Junior Giants Character Development curriculum, perform coaching duties during games. Each team has one practice and one game per week, which take place on Monday-Thursday evenings. Practices and games will take place at Southwest Community Park and Elsie Allen High School (all schedules subject to change). Typical hours for this program are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4:45-6:45pm, 10 weeks during the summer.

NS Cheer/Dance Program - Assistant Activity Specialist
(Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.50)

Duties: Work approximately 10 hours/week with youth in grades 4-8. Teach the basics of cheer and dance and choreographing routines. Team practices will be held weekday evenings at Roseland Accelerated Middle School. The co-ed cheer/dance teams will perform at halftime during our fall and spring youth basketball games held Saturday mornings at Roseland Accelerated Middle School gym.
Minimum Qualifications: Previous cheer and dance experience.

NS Summer Camp Program Leader – Recreation Leader
(Pay Rate: $11.00-$11.25)

Duties: Work in a team environment planning and delivering summer camp activities including academic lessons, enrichment and recreation activities. Supervise youth in daily program areas, during presentations and on field trips ensuring a safe and fun environment for all program participants as well as staff. Act as a positive role model and mentor. Effectively communicate and provide timely feedback to parents, community-based organizations, youth and program directors. Typical hours for this program are Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm, 7 weeks during the summer.

NS Summer Camp Program Assistant Director – Assistant Activity Specialist (Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.50)
Duties: All duties as outlined above for Summer Camp Program Leader as well as assist Camp Program Director with supervisory and administrative duties, ensuring successful implementation of a summer camp program.
Typical hours for this program are Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm, 7 weeks during the summer.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum one-year experience as a Summer Camp Program Leader.

NS Summer Camp Program Director – Activity Specialist
(Pay Rate: $13.25-$14.25)

Duties: All duties as outlined above for Summer Camp Program Leader as well as perform supervisory and administrative duties, ensuring successful implementation of a summer camp program, including but not limited to: continuous communication with supervisors; preparing reports; maintaining accurate files of program registrations and field trip waivers; organizing and ordering program supplies; supervising and leading Summer Camp Program Assistant Director and Summer Camp Program Leaders; coordinating and supervising field trips and presentations; complying with City policies to ensure a safe environment for all program participants and staff. Typical hours for this program are Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm, 7 weeks during the summer.
Minimum Qualifications: Minimum one-year experience as Summer Camp Assistant Director.


Parks Jobs

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks operates 66 parks totaling over 514 acres of parkland which includes sports fields, dog parks, playgrounds, picnic sites, a fishing pond, boating lake, amusement rides, and more. Maintenance aides are needed to help keep these parklands in tip-top shape for community use.

Maintenance Aide (Pay Rate: $11.50-$12.50)
Duties: Primary duties include picking up litter and debris in parks, cleaning park restrooms, preparing picnic sites for weekend rentals and assisting permanent staff with landscape projects. 
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have knowledge of basic cleaning equipment, supplies, and related methods and materials.  Must have ability to use hand tools, some power tools, and weed whacker and must be capable of learning the use of other necessary equipment. Candidates must possess a valid California Class C driver’s license, have great customer service skills and a flexible schedule. Must also be able to lift 50 lbs. Note: Candidates will be required to provide a DMV driving record to the City and meet driving history standards prior to being hired.
 

Summer Camp Jobs

Santa Rosa Recreation & Parks offers three traditional camp programs: Camp Wa-Tam, Camp Yu-Chi and Doyle Adventure Camp. Descriptions of each are below.

  • CAMP WA-TAM
    Howarth Park; Monday-Wednesday, 8:30am-3:30pm;
    Thursday 12pm to Friday 11am (overnight).
  • DOYLE ADVENTURE CAMP
    Doyle Park; Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm.
  • CAMP YU-CHI
    Youth Park; Monday-Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm.

All camp staff must attend a mandatory paid 40-hour In-service Training June 5th through June 9th. Camp programs run June 12th through August 11th and camp counselors and aides are expected to work at least 7 of the 10 weeks. Time-off requests will be considered but not guaranteed. All employees must be certified in standard first aid and CPR prior to the first day of work.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 17, 2017

Camp Counselor Aide – Recreation Aide (Pay Rate: $10.50-$10.75)
Duties: Assist the counselors in planning and implementing the camp activities for 15-20 children each week. Participate in activities which may include swimming, singing, hiking, games, skits and crafts. Help supervise 2-4 volunteers (CIT’s), take the lead in the counselor’s absence and enforce all rules pertaining to the health and safety of the campers.
Minimum Qualifications: Must have completed one year of high school and some knowledge of games, camping, music or environmental education is highly desirable. A minimum of 3 months experience working with children either as a paid employee or a volunteer is required. Must have previous experience as a CIT. Ability to hike on unstable ground. Exhibit enthusiasm and creativity.

Camp Counselor – Recreation Leader (Pay Rate: $11.00-$11.25)
Duties: Plan, lead and participate in camp activities for 15-20 children each week and provide indirect supervision to one counselor aide and 2-4 volunteers (CIT’s). Activities may include hiking, cookouts, overnights, swimming, singing, crafts and games. Enforce all rules pertaining to the health and safety of campers. Maintain equipment and supplies and administer first aide as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Must have completed the 12th grade and have a minimum of 1 year experience working with children preferably in a camp setting. Experience in camping, environmental education, leading games, songs and skits is highly desirable. Ability to hike on unstable ground. Exhibit enthusiasm, creativity and leadership skills.

 

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