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Recreation Assistant - Summer Job

DeKalb County

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Pay rate: $15/hour

This is a temporary, part-time, seasonal position for Summer 2024

Dates of employment: May 28, 2024 - July 26, 2024, for day camp and May 18, 2024 - September 2, 2024, for aquatics center and splash pad


Candidates will supervise and assist (morning or afternoon), primarily, the safety and instruction of recreational participants. Help organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, drama, social recreation, camping, and other hobbies. The position reports to the Recreation Center Leader.


  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism & courtesy at all times in relating to parents/children and coworkers in carrying out the services & activities of the day camp program
  • Provide constant supervision to ensure the safety of the children
  • Report ALL injuries (major or minor) to the Day Camp Director or Assistant Director immediately
  • Work in a harmonious manner with fellow staff members to ensure smooth operation of the day camp program
  • Schedule and conduct organized activities each day
  • Ensure that children are signed in/out to the proper parent/guardian before child leaves premises. Parent or guardian must initial sign-in/out sheet when picking up child
  • Clean snack area and program area after use; properly store supplies and equipment.
  • Provide a special event during the last week of program
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or as necessary


  • Willing to accept temporary employment
  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must pass background check and pre-employment drug and alcohol screen
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • Previous experience in a recreation setting working with youth is preferred
  • AQUATICS ONLY-Must be able to work evenings and weekends for aquatic centers and splash pad

Please ensure you fill out the work history and education sections completely.  If you do not complete these sections, your application may not be considered.

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