Employment Opportunity

Recreation Assistant

The City of Show Low announces recruitment for the position of a Recreation Assistant.

Opening Date:
Closing Date: Open until filled
Salary:  $7.00 / hour

The Job: Assume certain responsibilities, primarily, the safety and instruction of recreational activity participants and Show Low DEAL after school participants.  Position reports to the assigned Recreation Leader, or Recreation Coordinator with indirect supervision by the Recreation Services Director.  Performs other duties as assigned or directed.  Additional functions, responsibilities & qualifications listed on reverse side.

Show Low DEAL Vision:  The Show Low D.E.A.L.  (Discovery, Exploration and After school Learning) program is a safe place, where children have the opportunities to grow.  The program will focus on Discovery of the arts, Exploration of healthy recreation choices and expansion of After school Learning opportunities.  These opportunities for growth will occur through structured age-appropriate programs that are centered on Youth Development.

Requirements: Qualifications include the ability to effectively meet and deal with the public, ability to communicate verbally and in writing, ability to handle stressful situations.  Applicant must take this position seriously, as the safety of all participants is the primary responsibility.  Must be a self-starter capable of following through on assignments and duties assigned.  Plan, conduct and instruct age-appropriate activities suitable to individual and group interests, needs and capabilities. Applicant must be able to work early afternoon, late afternoon, and evening hours as determined by the schedule and provide own transportation to program site(s), meetings, supplies, and donation pick-up.

Certifications: Preferred certifications include: CPR and First Aid.  If necessary we will train qualified applicants.  Possess a valid driverís license. 

Selection Process: Will consist of an application screening with the most qualified candidates being invited to participate in a personal interview.  Appointment subject to successful completion of background investigation and City-paid, pre-employment, post-offer, physical examination and drug screening.

Where to Apply: You may pick-up an application from either City Hall, the Aquatic Center front desk, or by downloading an application online.  All applications must be submitted to either the Recreation Director or Human Resources at City Hall.

Additional Information: The Show Low DEAL is the City of Show Low after school program.  Questions concerning the program can be directed to Stefan Wehnau, 928-532-4141.

This job is for the classification of RECREATION ASSISTANT at a Show Low DEAL recreation program site.  Listed below are tasks normally performed to successfully fulfill this job.  This list is not inclusive; it may be necessary to perform other tasks assigned.


 1.                Provide own transportation to program site(s), meetings, supplies, and donation pick-up.

2.                Possess a valid driverís license. 

3.                Report to supervisor any accidents, incidents, or industrial injuries IMMEDIATELY.

4.                Plan and provide instruction of a variety of recreational activities for youth. 

5.                Conduct regular safety checks of your area, and report immediately to your supervisor any problems that need to be corrected.

6.                Assist Recreation leader in the maintenance of records and completion of reports (i.e. Participation Usage Reports, time cards, incident/accident reports, etc.) as directed.

7.                Help plan, implement and publicize special events.

8.                Keep recreation Leader informed of materials and supplies necessary to conduct programs, insufficient amount of time to acquire them.

9.                Assist the recreation leader in the preparation of posters, bulletin boards and other means of advertisement.

10.            Assist the recreation leader and maintenance personnel with insuring that your area is neat and free of health and safety hazards.

11.            Under the direction of your site recreation leader develop, maintain, and enforce the policies and area ground rules.

12.            Maintain, inventory and care for City and School property and equipment.

13.            Attend appropriate staff meetings, training sessions and workshops as directed.

14.            Represent the City of Show Low Recreation Services in appearance, professionalism, and integrity. (remember who our customers are)

15.            Clean all program areas after completion of activities. (Sweep and spot mop cafeteria, check and clean bathrooms, wipe down and pick up tables.)

16.            The ability to move to a variety of sites as needed, and to work with staff as assigned by the Coordinator.

17.            Conduct and supervise appropriate programs, activities in a leadership capacity.  Lead games and creative activities as planned or directed by site supervisor.

18.            Maturity, good judgment, and willingness to accept responsibilities.

19.            Assist with room-set-ups (moving tables/chairs etc.).

20.            Selecting recreational activities suitable to individual and group interests, needs and capabilities.

21.            Good communication skills.

22.            Genuine interest in the well being of children.

23.            Respect for and sensitivity to all children, parents, and staff, etc in respect to their culture, disabilities, socio-economic background, sex, sexual orientation, religion, etc.

24.            Recruit youth participants.


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