Summer Camp & Recreation Positions

City of Las Vegas City of Las Vegas, NV, NV
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Do you enjoy working with children and having an impact on the community? Do you have energy and stamina? If yes, we have an opportunity for you this summer.

The City of Las Vegas Parks & Recreation department is seeking individuals to fill the following positions across our camp centers this summer (starting rates below): 
  • Assistant - $12/hour
  • Senior Assistant - $13/hour
  • Site Leader 1 - $12/hour
  • Adaptive Site Leader - $14/hour
*These positions will require working directly with youth in a group, recreational, and/or camp setting.

Additionally, we are hiring for limited positions at our pools and community centers. These positions will not work directly with children (starting rates below): 
  • Front Desk/Cashier - $10/hour
  • Monitor - $10/hour
  • Laborer 1 - $10/hour

Applicants selected for a position will be assigned to a seasonal camp and may be scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week. *FYI, the purpose of this recruitment is to establish an eligible list for current and/ or future openings which may include part-time, year-round or seasonal positions.  

Scheduled hours for a part-time, year-round position are limited to 19 hours or less per week with working shifts varying based on the needs of the programs and facility. Hourly employees are also limited to 1,560 hours of work in any 18 month period.   


Summer Camp Positions 
Assistant
  • The Assistant will be a counselor who assists in the supervision of campers and provides leadership to that specific group. 
  • You will assist in the planning of activities that will be implemented with the campers each day. 
  • You will be responsible for the support of the Site Leader and Site Leader 1 by planning daily creative activities and supervising campers. 
  • Providing direct leadership, guidance, and support to all campers.
  • Maintaining and demonstrating a positive, supportive and upbeat attitude that encourages campers to make decisions, accept responsibility, behave appropriately, take initiative, and improve skills.
  • Must be a model of enthusiasm, innovation, initiative, involvement, and motivation. 
  • Basic knowledge of recreational sports, playground games, and activities.
  • Duties require physical activity, which includes recreational activities in which you are required to work outdoors and engage in swimming on swim days.
Senior Assistant
  • The Sr Assistant will provide direct supervision of camp staff at the assigned camp location.
  • Help maintain a positive work environment in which staff and campers feel needed and appreciated.
  • Must be a model of enthusiasm, innovation, initiative, involvement, and motivation. 
  • Communicate regularly with the Recreation Leader.
  • Coordinate weekly schedule of activities and submits that schedule to the Recreation Leader.
  • Prepare and submit supply requests, in a timely manner, to the Recreation Leader.
  • Mediate activity issues.
  • Ensure the safety of staff and participants is maintained.
  • Supporting camp staff to meet program objectives
  • Work directly with parents, resolving parent issues and refer them to the Recreation Leader as needed.
  • Write reports such as Citizen Incident Reports, discipline reports, etc., and submit them to the Recreation Leader in a timely manner.
  • Keep supervisors apprised of any problems with participant behavior
  • Ensure all games and equipment are maintained.
  • Ensure that parents are kept apprised of activities, field trips and swim days. 
  • Duties require physical activity, which includes recreational activities in which you are required to work outdoors and engage in swimming on swim days.
Site Leader 1
  • The Site Leader 1 will assist the Sr Assistant with their administrative responsibilities. 
  • May be the designated camp director in the absence of the Sr Assistant. 
  • Responsible for supporting the implementation of the camp program. 
  • Must be a model of enthusiasm, innovation, initiative, involvement, and motivation. 
  • Willing and able to provide daily on-site program guidance, safety, and staff support. 
  • Able to direct leadership to a group of campers and assist the Site Leader in the Weekly Planning Process. 
  • Basic knowledge of recreational sports, playground games, and activities.
  • Duties require physical activity, which includes recreational activities in which you are required to work outdoors and engage in swimming on swim days.

Recreation Positions 
Front Desk/Cashier
  • Responsible for answering phones and interacting with customers at the front desk. Must be polite, courteous and knowledgeable as you will be registering customers for programs and services using registration software. 
  • Cash handling experience is a plus as you may be responsible for taking payments and preparing deposits. The front desk area is yours to keep tidy and professional. 
  • You will promote your location by handing out promotional materials to customers and will refer disgruntled or upset customers to the appropriate full-time designated/classified staff. 
  • You will keep track of and communicate front desk supply needs to you the appropriate staff member and relay possible facility safety concerns to the designated full-time lead. 
  • If assigned to seasonal pools, you will work outdoors.
Monitor
  • As a Monitor you will be a main point of contact that interacts with customers, scans the facility for safety concerns, damage, and repairs and reports them to designated classified staff. 
  • You will participate in setting up and tearing down of equipment from events and will help clean the area while monitoring and reporting any inappropriate behavior of customers to your designated classified staff. 
  • Detailed reporting will be necessary to properly notify your leads of any accidents or injuries of customers/participants. 
  • You will ensure that all customers have checked in to the front desk and ensure the safe/proper use of all facility equipment. 
  • You will participate in the monitoring/scoring of games (indoor/outdoor) for City Sports Leagues and reports scores, field conditions, and participant issues to designated classified staff. 
  • You will be responsible for distributing first aid equipment supplies and ensuring the proper "positive" behavior/conduct of all participants, parents, coaches, and officials. 
  • May take part in officiating City of Las Vegas sports leagues on an "as needed" basis. 
  • Duties will include monitoring bathrooms, which you are required to stay in.
  • If assigned to seasonal pools, you will work outdoors.
Laborer 1
  • Performs routine maintenance of buildings, fields, equipment and pools under the direction of full-time or part-time classified staff. 
  • If assigned to seasonal pools, you will work outdoors.
Supervision Received:
  • You will receive general supervision from designated higher management staff. 


  • Age restriction may apply for some positions
  • A bilingual skill-set is a plus. 
  • Desire and willingness to work with the general public
  • Experience monitoring children in a professional manner
  • Upbeat, energetic and pleasant attitude is a must
  • Some positions may require a great deal of physical activity to keep up with customers
  • Some positions require administrative and cash handling experience

Summer Camp Positions
Assistant
  • Minimum 16 years of age.
  • Needs to maintain the physical agility necessary to demonstrate and maintain sports, and other recreation games and activities, move and maintain equipment, and other physical activities as needed to provide the safety, welfare and security necessary.
  • Formal and informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.
  • When assigned to the Adaptive Recreation programs, must have experience in working with people with disabilities and the associated behaviors.
  • First Aid/CPR and AED certifications preferred but not required.
  • Desirable: bilingual skills and the ability to swim.
Senior Assistant:
  • High School Diploma or GED Required
  • 2-3 Years of experience working as a lead in a recreational environment.
  • Some experience in crisis prevention and de-escalation tactics.
  • Prior experience in even planning and set up.
  • Ability to effectively/patiently communicate with all staff and customers.
  • Prior cash handling experience and some computer software proficiency.
  • At least 1 year of experience working with children in a recreational and/or camp setting preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of recreational Sports, playground games, and activities. (May be required to participate in activities) 
  • Desirable: 
    • Experience working with those that may have behavioral disabilities
    • Bilingual skills
    • Ability to swim
Site Leader 1:
  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • First Aid/CPR and AED certifications preferred but not required.
  • One year of experience working with children in a group setting preferred.
  • Needs to maintain the physical agility necessary to demonstrate and maintain sports, and other recreation games and activities, move and maintain equipment, and other physical activities as needed to provide the safety, welfare and security necessary. 
  • Formal and informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.
  • Any individual offered employment will be required to pass a pre-employment hair drug test and complete background check. 
  • When assigned to the Adaptive Recreation programs, must have experience in working with people with disabilities and the associated behaviors.
  • Desirable: bilingual skills and the ability to swim.

Recreation Positions 
Front Desk/Cashier:
  • Minimum 16 years of age.
  • Formal and informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.
  • Basic computer skills is required.
  • Cash handling experience desirable.
  • Bilingual skills are desirable.
  • First Aid/CPR and AED certifications preferred but not required.
Monitor
  • Minimum 16 years of age.  
  • Formal and informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.    
  • Bilingual skills are desirable. 
  • First Aid/CPR and AED certifications preferred but not required.
Laborer 1
  • Minimum 16 years of age.
  • Formal and informal education or training which ensures the ability to read and write at a level necessary for successful job performance.
  • Must have some knowledge of tools, cleaning items and maintenance equipment.
  • Bilingual skills are desirable.
  • First Aid/CPR and AED certifications preferred but not required.

Core Workforce Competencies:
  • Professionalism – Demonstrates core values by being honest, respectful, and positive.
  • Effective Communication – Expresses verbal and written thought in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Customer Focus – Demonstrates genuine concern and satisfies external and/or internal customers based on the CLV core purpose and values.
  • Adaptability – Able to effectively modify behavior to suit changing workforce demands.
  • Problem Solving – Solves problems by considering all causes, solutions, and outcomes.
  • Productive Partnerships – Develops, maintains and strengthens partnerships with others.
  • Technical and Safety Expertise – Possesses a depth of knowledge, skill, and ability in a technical (job) area.

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