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Employment Opportunities

Recreation Leader (Community Programs)

  • Type:Limited Term
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$11.00/hr
  • Posted Date:03/23/2020

Recreation Leader
Community Programs (Provo Recreation Center)
Parks and Recreation Department
Part Time Seasonal Position 

Essential Duties: This is work in recreation program planning and organizing in the Provo Recreation Center. The individual appointed to this position will be required to do the following under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, Coordinator, or appointed staff: plan, organize, and supervise life enrichment community programs for the Provo Recreation Center, including youth, adult, senior, and adaptive recreational activities and assist with special events and the summer camp program; prepare promotional advertising for programs and events; operate within the guidelines of budgets; ensure adherence to operational policies and procedures; prepare and maintain reports, records, and participation numbers; 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 special events. 

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

Selection Factors: Knowledge of programs, event planning, and other recreation programs; and basic English composition, spelling, and grammar. Skill in performing duties in a manner that demonstrates respect, integrity, courtesy, and kindness towards fellow workers, customers, and the general public. Ability to create, organize, and implement recreation activities and programs; 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: $11.00 per hour. Payment will be made by direct deposit. 

Schedule: Work schedule will be determined based on program needs; mostly between Monday and Friday, daytime hours, May through August 2020. Employee will also be expected to adapt schedule to assist with programs outside of these hours, which will include working some evenings and weekends. Typical weekly schedule is 15-20 hours per week. 

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 work requires some lifting of objects up to 50 pounds and working at a computer terminal for extended periods of time; and office work and outdoor recreation work with some 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 months. 

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

Closing Date: Open until filled.              

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