[ Summer Recreation Specialist-Special Events ] Job Information
Company City of Akron Department
Category Other Job Type Seasonal
Job Status Sourcing Salary Range Per Month
Shift Minimum Education High School
Degree Title Minimum Exerience
No of Jobs 0 Start Publishing 03/05/2018
Stop Publishing 03/22/2018 State OH
County City Akron


This is specialist work in the City's summer recreation program.

An employee in this class develops, supervises, and instructs a summer recreation program in a particular recreational specialty area.

Works under the supervision of a Recreation Supervisor or independently under general supervision.


Graduation from an accredited high school or GED and a minimum of one year of formal participation or instructional experience in planning, organizing or working special events and programs.   The examination will consist of an evaluation of the applicant's special events experience and his/her general recreation background.  Possession of a valid State of Ohio driver's license.  List of essential functions available upon request.

Preferred Skills

Develops, supervises and instructs classes, and activities for persons engaged in recreation programs, including but not limited to: Arts and Crafts, Sports, Special Events, Theater Arts, Tiny Tots, Golf, Senior, Dance, Aerobics and other recreation activities. Ensures programs are conducted in an orderly fashion; maintains staff and participant safety.  Ensures appropriate conduct from participants.  Greets participants and visitors and distributes accurate information regarding all activities and sites.  Maintains open and positive communication with participants and visitors.   Responds to public inquires about recreation programs made by telephone, correspondence, or during public meetings.  Provides information regarding recreation programs to school officials, other recreation officials, community service groups, other city departments and the general public.  Prepares a variety of brochures, calendars, letters, posters, news releases, and flyers.  Coordinates, schedules and maintains related records and statistics for programs.  Collects fees associated with programs.  Assists in recruiting, organizing, and coordinating volunteer staff.  Plans and participates in publicizing programs and in stimulating participation.  Assists in coordinating, scheduling, and supervising City recreation facilities; ensures proper use of facilities by recreation groups.  Required to work evening and weekend hours, tournaments, evening leagues, special events, skill or other major recreation or City sponsored events.  Applies first aid.  Conducts safety and maintenance checks of assigned location.  May assist with food and beverage preparation.  Sets up tables, booths and equipment for events.  Performs a variety of miscellaneous clerical duties such as answering phones, typing correspondence, running errands, and assisting other City divisions as needed.  Drives a City vehicle to pick up supplies and run errands.  Performs related work as required.

Must be able to work a varied schedule, including nights and weekends.  Must occasionally perform difficult physical labor such as climbing, bending, kneeling and performing repetitive movements.  Must lift supplies or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds as needed.



Posted 02/28/2017 14:52:07
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