Recreation Summer Program Assistant (Part-Time, Temporary) (4 Positions)

City Of Boston, MA Boston , MA 02298

Posted 1 month ago



Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

The City of Boston, Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of summer programs including, but not limited to drop-in programs, golf, soccer, rugby, sports camp(s), baseball, softball programs and much, much more.

The Recreation Summer Program Assistant will support the Recreation Program Director, Manager and Staff Assistant(s) with summer programs, including educational activities, games and drop in activities for youth throughout the Greater Boston Neighborhoods.


  • Ensures safety of all participants and direct supervision of children in all planned activities.

  • Assists the Program Director, Manager or Staff Assistant with the program theme.

  • Ensures children are aware of rules, and daily scheduled routines.

  • Attends all staff meetings.

  • Assists in the planning and implementing assigned program needs.

  • Assists with equipment and materials for the assigned program/event.

  • Ensures proper procedures are followed for sign-in/out of children on a daily basis.

  • Reports all accidents to the Supervisor.

  • Assumes equal share of the regular housekeeping chores such as cleaning, preparing for daily activities, and cleaning up after projects/programs or events.

  • Remains up to date on emergency procedures and remains alert at all times.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications

  • Must have strong leadership skills.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Desire and ability to work with children of all ages.

  • Demonstrated responsibility and dependability.

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. in various forms.

  • Ability to sit, stand, or maintain physical activity for extended periods of time.

  • Must exhibit patience and understanding.

  • Ability to receive and follow detailed instructions.

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

  • Must be alert at all times, keeping safety in mind.

  • Must be capable of working under pressure in a somewhat disruptive environment.

Recreation Program Assistant(s) must commit to 20-35 hours/week during summer camp weeks.

Must be able to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sexual Offender Record Information (SORI) checks.



Dates of Employment: June 29, 2020 - August 28, 2020

Hourly Rate: $12.75 per hour

Hours Per Week: 20-35

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