Recreation Leader (Part-time)

  • 350 Main Street, El Segundo, California
  • Jun 28, 2021
Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $15.00 - $19.14 Hourly USD

Job Description


This is a part-time, non-benefited, at-will position exempt from the classified service. This position will be scheduled to work approximately 10 to 18 hours per week. Afternoon, evening, Friday and Saturday hours are required.

This recruitment process is open on a continuous basis and may close at any time. Interested individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Only online applications will be accepted for this recruitment. The first review of applications will be completed on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 . Applications received after June 15, 2021 , may not be considered. Applicants appearing best qualified based upon a review of the application and responses to supplemental questions will be invited to participate in the testing process.

Under moderate supervision, the Recreation Leader organizes, conducts and supervises a variety of recreational programs and activities; performs related duties as required. This classification is further distinguished from Senior Recreation Leader in that it does not supervise staff groups but may provide direction to Recreation Assistants and volunteers. Under supervision, the Recreation Leader may be required to perform some or all of the following essential job duties:

Essential Job Functions

Organizes, conducts and supervises free play and team activities for children and adults.

Officiates and instructs in games such as basketball, softball, football, baseball, volleyball, track and field.

Instructs fundamentals of play and sports conduct in recreational activities.

Organizes and conducts non-athletic events and programs including contests, special activity days, tournaments, and holiday programs.

Instructs and supervises in arts and crafts, singing and other various activities offered.

Collects and accounts for money received for programs as well as keeps records and prepares reports.

Monitors all activities to ensure safety of participants.

Assists in maintaining recreational facilities by performing light custodial maintenance, if needed.

Display courteous and professional behavior and customer service toward all patrons, contract instructors, other employees and supervisors.

Respond promptly and courteously to inquiries from the public, outside agencies and employees.

Answer phone calls and assist in-person customers regarding general inquiries, requests and reservations.

Effectively communicate verbally to supervisor, staff and participants.

Process class and program registrations using computer software.

Handle daily onsite monitoring and inspection of scheduled facility classes and/or registrations at the Plunge.

Coordinate and update the bulletin boards, display cases and other promotional signage at various city and recreation facilities and parks.

Process Recreation ID Card purchases at various recreation facilities.

Effectively communicate verbally to coordinator.

Responsible for enforcing park and facility rules.

Obtain a CPR/AED Certification within the first six (6) months of hire.

Observe all City rules and regulations.

May be required to work weekends and holidays

Perform other duties as assigned.


Equivalent to completion of high school plus one year of recreational experience, preferably in the public sector.

When assigned to Joslyn Center:
Experience working with adults and seniors is preferred.


Within six months of hire, obtain First Aid, CPR and AED Certification through American Red Cross.

Knowledge of:
Recreation planning and administration as well as the policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct and safety of persons using the recreational facilities and equipment

Ability to:
  • Develop, coordinate, and direct varied activities involved in a community recreation program.
  • Supervise and monitor games and team activities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, participants, instructors and the general public
  • Monitor the work of Recreation Assistant staff and volunteers.
  • Interprets recreation programs and policies to the public and supports departmental policies.
  • Inspects the maintenance of facilities and equipment used in recreation programs to ensure their adequacy and safety.
  • Assists with City wide special events.
  • Assist with the maintenance of recreational facilities, as needed.
  • Communicate effectively with the public and co-workers
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Be able to push, pull or lift 50 lbs.

Job Address

350 Main Street, El Segundo, California 90245 United States View Map