• Recreation Summer Programs Staff Assistant (Temporary Part-Time Summer Position) (17 positions)

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/4/2018 9:56 AM)
    Req ID
    Regular Full-Time
    Parks Department
    Parks Department
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    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 Staff Assistant(s)  supports and/or plans, organizes and conducts age appropriate programs, including educational activities, games and drop in activities for youth throughout the Greater Boston Neighborhoods.


    Provides quality instruction/skill development for teen/youth sport/recreation programs. 

    Exhibits leadership in setting a positive tone and attitude in all aspects of the job. 

    Responsible for equipment set up and break down. 

    Monitors and supervises participants and ensures their safety and security at all times. 

    Attends and participates in all necessary training and staff meeting(s). 

    Ensures a fun environment for all program participants. 

    Follows dress code determined by the appropriate Program Director and/or Manager. 

    Performs related work as required.

    Minimum Entrance Qualifications:


    • Prior experience working with youth ages 5-18 a plus.
    • Previous summer recreation programming, summer camp, sports camp, golf and drop in program experience preferred.
    • Must have the capability to instruct or lead a variety of sports and games for varied level of skill ability.
    • Must be familiar with emergency procedures and protocol.
    • Ability to create strong relationships with youth in a short period of time.
    • An interest in a variety of youth programs including technology, art, sports and recreation.
    • Must be flexible and able to function well in a team oriented environment.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work in a high-paced environment with continual distractions.
    • Must be enthusiastic, patient, creative, energetic, mature and be able to focus on a continual basis.
    • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on details as required by the job.
    • CPR and First Aid certification is a plus.

     Staff Assistant must commit to 20-35 hrs/wk 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 25, 2018 - August 31, 2018

     Hourly Rate: $11.00 to $23.00 per hour. Pay rate depends on program and experience.

     Hours Per Week: Up to 35 hours per week



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