Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Summer Playground Leader
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$12.50 - $14.50 Hourly
Job Type:Seasonal
Location: 220 4th Ave. S., Kent, Washington
Summer Playground Leaders
(6 Positions Available)

Hours:   26 hours per week; Monday-Thursday, with 3 Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; playgrounds run from July 1 through August 22, 2019
Salary:  $12.50-14.50 per hour, depending on experience

Preference will be given to individuals whose applications are received by April 19, 2019.

In-person interviews will be scheduled to start on April 20 and continue as needed.

**Requirements include attaching a cover letter, resume and three personal and/or work references. Uploading your resume to auto-fill portions of the application does not automatically attach it to your application.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for this position.  Please note that you cannot attach documents to your application after it has been submitted.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding your online application, please call our office at (253) 856-5270 and we will do our best to assist you.**

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Adaptive and Youth/Teen Manager and Program Coordinator, plan, lead and implement daily activities for children ages 6-14 at a free, drop-in playground program.

Summer Playground Leaders plan and lead daily activities in the areas of arts and crafts, games, sports, drama, etc.; supervise a large group of children; prepare activities, schedules and reports; adhere to the summer lunch program policies and guidelines; and perform related work as required.
 Education, Experience and Other Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must possess current CPR and First Aid cards, or have the ability to obtain certification within 30 days of job acceptance.
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision and with a large group of children.
  • Other requirements include three (3) personal and/or work references.

Applicants are subject to Washington State Patrol criminal history background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year or more of experience working with children in recreation, teaching or day camp environment
  • Knowledge of age-appropriate athletic and social activities, crafts and other large group activities for children between 6-14 years old
  • Ability to live by Kent Parks mission of "Dedicated to Enriching Lives" and demonstrate the following characteristics: responsible, respectful, honest, energetic, passionate, flexible, original, creative, dependable, thoughtful. 
The City of Kent is an equal opportunity employer.


Application Instructions

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