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Employment Opportunities

Summer Camp Counselor

  • Type:Limited Term
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$10.00 - $12.00/hr
  • Posted Date:02/19/2020

Summer Camp Counselor
Community Programs—Parks and Recreation Department
Seasonal Position

Positions Available: 2

Posted: February 19, 2020

Essential Duties:  This is work in recreation program planning and organizing in the Parks and Recreation Department of Provo City Corporation.  There will be one lead camp counselor and one additional camp counselor (part time) hired to fill these positions.  The individuals appointed to these positions will be required to do the following under the  supervision of the Recreation Coordinator or appointed staff: plan, organize, and supervise recreation activities associated with the Summer Day Camp program; supervise youth attending the camp; operate within the guidelines of budgets; ensure adherence to operational policies and procedures; prepare and maintain reports, records, and equipment inventory; explain and enforce rules and regulations; assist other staff members and the public as needed; and perform other related duties as assigned. 

Minimum Requirements:    High school diploma or equivalent.  Preference given to candidates with post-secondary education in recreation or closely related field or one year of experience in recreation program management or youth recreation programs.  

License:  Valid, lawful driver’s license is required at time of appointment.  Applicant may be disqualified on the basis of an unacceptable driving record with the State Dept. of Motor Vehicles. 

Selection Factors:   Knowledge of youth programs and camp equipment; and basic English composition, spelling, and grammar.  Ability to organize arts, crafts, and recreation activities; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees, administration, media representatives, other agencies and the public; complete accurate records; enforce rules and regulations firmly but with tact; and demonstrate good judgment in decision making. 

Wage:  $10.00 -$12.00 per hour.   Payment will be made by direct deposit.                                                                                                                                                

Schedule:   Lead Counselor:  Approximately 30 hours per week; Monday - Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.   Assistant Counselor:  Approximately 25-30 hours per week; Monday - Friday, 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm, with longer hours on field trip days.

Duration of Position:   May to August 2020.

Screening:  Based on meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education.  Selection may be based largely upon an oral interview.  Criminal background checks are conducted on all City positions.  Non-disclosure may result in dismissal.

Physical/Environmental Factors: This is outdoor recreation work requiring lifting of objects up to 50 pounds and possible exposure to adverse weather conditions.  May include exposure to high stress situations or environments, including contact with the public in confrontational or uncomfortable circumstances. 

Pre-employment Testing:  Prior to appointment, applicant will be required to successfully pass a drug screening and background investigation.  Individuals with unsatisfactory drug screening results will be ineligible for appointment or application to any Provo City position for a minimum period of six (6) months. 

To Apply:  Apply online at or at the Provo City Division of Human Resources located at 351 West Center, Provo, UT. 

Closing Date: Open until filled.

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