Job Description

Come work at a place where you have a direct impact on the quality of life for Kent residents, business owners and visitors alike!

Summer Playground Leaders

(6 positions)

Hours: 20-24 hours per week, Monday - Thursday, with 3 Fridays

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Playgrounds run June 22 - August 12

Interviews: Will schedule in person interviews starting April 20, as needed.


Hourly Rate: $16.00 - $18.00 per hour, depending on experience

Duties: 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.

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 16 years of age.  Must be able to work with minimal supervision and with a large group of children; possess a valid CPR and Standard First Aid Card by start date.  Applicants are subject to Washington State background check.  Other requirements include three personal and/or work references.

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.

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