Recreation Leader - Preschool (Part-Time)

City Of Napa, CA Napa , CA 94558

Posted 2 months ago


Do you consider yourself a positive role model? Do you have a passion for leading and mentoring youth? We have a part-time position meant for you in the Recreation Division.

As a Recreation Leader for Preschool, you guide participants during games, arts, and crafts. We are looking for someone to demonstrate leadership skills, responsibility, reliability, enthusiasm, and creativity. We have an immediate vacancy for Wiggle Room Birthday Parties on Fridays and the weekend. There is also an upcoming vacancy for an aide in the classroom for the 2019-2020 school year.

No work experience? You will have the opportunity to gain real-life work experience, develop your skills for your resume, and build relationships in the community. We urge Education/Child Development students to apply.

Qualified applicants will have successfully proven the following competencies:

  • Building Trust: Using appropriate interpersonal styles to establish relationships with customers and internal partners; interacting with others in a way that promotes trust and gives them confidence in one's intentions

  • Coaching and Developing Others: Providing feedback, instruction, and development guidance to help others excel; planning and supporting the development of individual skills and abilities.

  • Energy: Consistently maintaining high levels of activity or productivity; operating with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.

Important Note About Temporary, Part-Time Employment: Temporary part-time employees are considered to be at-will and are not covered by the City's Civil Service System. No benefits are afforded to temporary employees, with the exception of participation in the mandatory temporary employee retirement plan.


Under direct supervision, the Recreation Leader - Preschool (Part-Time) duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Leading games, free-play, and arts and crafts activities.

  • Arranging tables and chairs at various recreation facilities.

  • Operating standard office equipment.

  • Admitting patrons to recreation facilities, programs and events.

  • Scheduling and coordinating leisure education programs and activities.

  • Coordinating special events, programs and projects.

  • Plan, organize, and conduct recreation activities and events

  • Provide a safe, positive atmosphere for program participants through awareness of safety requirements and potential hazards


  • Experience: No experience is required. Some related work experience is desirable such as working in recreation, sports, or a classroom environment; working with the public of all ages; or performing customer service, and record keeping duties; previous participation in group sports, volunteer activities or a general interest working with youth is desirable

  • Education: Coursework in Early Childhood Education and/o r Student Teaching experience highly preferred.

  • License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, a Professional Rescuer Certificate (First Aid and CPR) is desired.

  • ADA Special Requirements:
    Physical condition satisfactory to: stand or walk for extended periods of time.

  • At least 16 years old at time of application and have the ability to obtain a work permit.


Please list all employers held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, please list each position separately. Failure to follow these instructions may result in disqualification.

What happens next?

We will review your application and all supplemental materials to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the process. Screening will include a review of minimum qualifications, application appraisal rating of education, training and experience and relevance of background qualifications related to the target job as well as supplemental questions if applicable.

Applicants selected to move forward in the process may be asked to participate in any combination of the following (at any phase of the selection process): a written examination, job related exercise, phone interview, in-person interview(s), and/or web-based testing.

Reasonable Accommodations: The City of Napa Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified disabled applicants. Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the testing process must inform the HR Department in writing by the final filing date. A Reasonable Accommodation Request Form is available from HR and may be obtained by calling 707-257-9505, or dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service, offering free text-to-speech, speech-to-speech, and Spanish-language services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The City of Napa is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Recreation Leader - Preschool (Part-Time)

City Of Napa, CA