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CURRENT PART-TIME JOB OPENINGS

JOBS AT THE TEEN CENTER 

Recreation Leader II/Recreation Leader III

PAY RANGE RECREATION II: $12.1000 - $12.7050 - $13.3403 - $14.0073 - $14.7076/per hour
PAY RANGE RECREATION III: $13.3100 - $13.9755 - $14.6743 - $15.4080 - $16.1784/per hour

Provide programming activities and teen mentorship for the Santa Cruz Teen Center. Under supervision aids in organization, implementation, and supervision of activities, programs, and special events at the Teen Center located at the Louden Nelson Community Center at 301 Center Street and at two local middle schools. Must maintain flexibility, as the Teen Center is open Monday – Saturday, hours based on school schedules.

Applications can be returned to the Santa Cruz Teen Center, 301 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 -or- Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department Office, 323 Church Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, Attn: Teen Center Jobs

Download City of Santa Cruz Employment Application. More questions? Email or call Robert Acosta at 831 420-5276.

JOBS AT SUMMER CAMPS

For all Summer Camp positions, applications must be received no later than Friday, May 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Applications can be returned to the Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department Office, 323 Church Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, Attn: Summer Camp Jobs

Download City of Santa Cruz Employment Application. More questions? Email or call Robert Acosta at 831 420-6007. All new applicants must also attend a Mandatory Skills Assessment on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Clubhouse at Harvey West Park from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Based on the results of this assessment applicants may be invited back to an interview the week of May 7, 2018.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• All staff must attend All-Staff training the week of June 11, 2018.
• All Site Supervisors (Recreation Leader IV) must attend Site Supervisors Training May 19 & 20, 2018, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• All Staff must attend all bi-weekly staff meetings and all Site Supervisors must attend weekly staff meetings. (Evenings to be  determined, 6:30 p.m.)
• Possession at time of hire and continued maintenance of certification in both First Aid and Adult/Child/Infant CPR. Proof of certification must be presented by June 15, 2018. *NO EXCEPTIONS*
• Proof of negative tuberculosis test or clear chest x-ray results must be presented by June 12, 2018.
• All staff must be available to work for the entire length of the program, June 18 - August 10, 2018 (except July 4) - *NO EXCEPTIONS*
• Fingerprint clearance of all employees required prior to beginning work.

Use links below for more detailed job descriptions.

Recreation Leader I: Under direction of the Recreation Leader IV and Summer Camps Coordinator, assumes assigned responsibilities for assisting with the planning, organizing and supervising of various activities in summer day camp program.

PAY RANGE: $11.2200 - $11.7800 - $12.3700 - $12.9890/per hour
HOURS: Approximately 10-20 hours per week
MINIMUM AGE/EXPERIENCE: Must be 15½ years old at program start date. Entry level position. 

Recreation Leader II: Under direction of the Recreation Leader IV and Summer Camps Coordinator, assumes assigned responsibilities for assisting with the planning, organizing and supervising of various activities in summer day camp program.

PAY RANGE: $12.3420 – $12.9591 – $13.6071 – $14.2874 – $15.0018 per hour
HOURS: Approximately 15–25 hours per week
MINIMUM AGE/EXPERIENCE: Must be 16 years old by program start date. Three (3) seasons/semesters of volunteer or one (1) season/semester of paid experience working with children in a recreation or education setting.

Recreation Leader III - Lead: Under supervision of the Recreation Leader IV, Summer Camps Coordinator, Recreation Assistant and Recreation Supervisor, plan, organize, implement and lead an assigned children’s summer day camp program.

PAY RANGE: $13.5762 - $14.2550 - $14.9678 - $15.7161 - $16.5020 per hour
HOURS: 30-40 hours per week
MINIMUM AGE/EXPERIENCE: Must be 18 years old at time of hire. Three (3) seasons/semesters of paid experience working with children in a recreation or education setting. One (1) season/semester experience leading staff.

Recreation Leader IV - Site Supervisor: Under supervision of the Summer Camps Coordinator, Recreation Assistant and  Recreation Supervisor, plan, organize, implement and lead an assigned children’s summer day camp program.

PAY RANGE: $14.9338 - $15.6805 - $16.4645 - $17.2877 - $18.1521 per hour
HOURS: 40 hours per week
MINIMUM AGE/EXPERIENCE: Must be 18 years old at time of hire. Three (3) seasons/semesters of paid experience working with children in a recreation or education setting. Two (2) seasons/semesters experience supervising staff.

SUMMER TEEN INTERN POSITIONS

Summer Teen Intern

PAY RATE: $11.22/per hour

For all Summer Teen Intern positions, applicants must be 16 years of age and must be attending high school or college level courses in the Fall of 2018. Applications must be received no later than Friday, May 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Applications can be returned to the Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department Office, 323 Church Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, Attn: Summer Teen Intern Jobs

Intern positions are 10-20 hours per week and may be available in the following departments or areas: Parks & Recreation Department, Fire Department, City Clerk’s Office, City Manager’s Office, Library, Public Works, Information Technology, Planning/Community Development, Economic Development, Water Department, Finance, Human Resources

Download City of Santa Cruz Employment Application. More questions? Email or call Amanda Ares at 831 420-5437. Interviews will be scheduled on May 22 & 23, 2018.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• All interns must attend training on June 19, 2018.
• All interns must attend all scheduled staff meetings.
• Fingerprint clearance may be required for some positions.

CIVIC AUDITORIUM

Box Office Ticket Cashier - Recreation Leader II: 

PAY RANGE: $11.8075

HOURS: 10-15 hours per week

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Work in the Box Office at the Civic Auditorium selling tickets to shows, concerts, events, festivals held at the Civic Auditorium. Provide assistance to patrons in person, phone and via email with selecting specific seats, providing detailed concert information, explaining policies and giving advice on best seat selection.

Work as part of a small team during the Box Office hours 2-3 days per week and then work show shifts when the events take place. Our office is open to the public Tues-Friday 11am-6pm. A typical shift will be two to three days a week as either the opening or closing shift. Show nights are typically Friday and Saturday evenings about 1-3 per month.

Customer service for patrons who have varied interests--- from classical orchestra concerts to comedic acts to martial arts demonstrations. Must be flexible and willing to work as part of team.

This is a year round position. The schedule is flexible if hours need to be increased or decreased based on school schedule but you must be residing in Santa Cruz County for a portion of the summer season.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Some customer service experience required – retail, restaurant, amusement park or similar facility experience is welcome.

Possess some accounting skills. Comfortable handling basic cash counting transactions, nightly financial deposits, interpreting financial reports to ensure the cash, credit card transaction match what revenue was taken in.

Ability to communicate with patrons policies regarding tickets from various Producers in a straight forward, polite manner.

 Willingness to work a regular weekly schedule between 10-20 hours.

Willingness to work a nights and weekends during show dates (usually 1-2 per month) with advance notice.

Willing to learn new skills and be a team player.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Fingerprint clearance of all City employees is required prior to beginning work when handling cash or serving food.

Download City of Santa Cruz Employment Application and email or drop off at 307 Church Street during business hours.

SPORTS DEPARTMENT

Sports Field Prep Worker - Recreation Leader III:

Wage Range: $13.0178 - $15.8232 / per hour.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under general supervision, provides maintenance work on fields and facilities in preparation for recreation sports league games and activities. Must know how to use basic hand tools. Maintain sports fields for optimum playing condition. Water infields with sprinklers and hose. Mix and pack fines with heavy, square tamp in batter's boxes and around bases. Use a chalker to draw base lines, batter's box, coaches' boxes and on-deck circles. Paint foul lines and encroachment lines in the outfield. Put bases out and the "strike mat" on home plate. Prepare umpire bag for each field (Softballs, pencils, score cards, timers, etc.)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Working knowledge of softball/baseball, preferably with one year of experience. Demonstrated ability to: follow written and verbal instructions, independently initiate and complete work activities, maintain accurate records, interact effectively and tactfully with adults and youth, respond calmly and effectively to emergency situations, and maintain open communication with Parks and Recreation staff and participants. Willingness to work flexible, irregular schedules including afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays. Must be 18 years old at time of hire. Possession of valid California Driver's License at time of hire and DMV printout required, presented at time of hire.

Fill out a City of Santa Cruz Employment Application and email or drop off at 323 Church Street.

Sports Site Supervisor - Recreation Leader III:

Wage Range: $13.0178 - $15.8232 / per hour.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under supervision, assists in organizing and supervising adult and youth sports leagues and recreation programs. Prepares, opens and secures facilities for sports programs and activities. Greets the public, explains sport/league rules and department policies and procedures. Acts as a scorekeeper as assigned. Opens and closes facilities and maintains equipment. Prepares accident/incident reports, maintains a facility log. Prepare protest reports. Inventory/stock needed equipment and supplies for league and sports activities. Deliver score sheets and press information to appropriate location in a timely manner. Completes department forms and reports as needed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Working knowledge of basketball, softball/baseball, and/or soccer, preferably with at least one year of playing experience. Demonstrated ability to: follow written and verbal instructions, independently initiate and complete work activities, maintain accurate records, enforce and explain divisional policies and procedures, interact effectively and tactfully with adults and youth, respond calmly and effectively to emergency situations, and maintain open communication with site staff and participants. Willingness to work flexible, irregular schedules including afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays. Must be 18 years old at time of hire. Possession of valid California Driver's License at time of hire, and present DMV printout at time of hire.

Fill out a City of Santa Cruz Employment Application and email or drop off at 323 Church Street.

JOBS IN PARKS 

Trail Maintenance Aide - Summer 2018

PAY RATE: $11.39/per hour

This summer program is targeted for teen employment as part of the Public Safety Task Force recommendations. Must be at least 16 years of age at time of hire. 

Applications must be received no later than Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. Interviews will be scheduled the week of June 4, 2018 at Harvey West Park. Applications can be returned to the Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department Office, 323 Church Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, Attn: Meta Rhodeos

Under direction of the Park Maintenance Worker/Trails Specialist, assists with performing trail maintenance and resource management duties. Work will take place at Pogonip and Delaveaga Park. 

Fill out a City of Santa Cruz Employment Application and email or drop off at 323 Church Street. 

CURRENT FULL-TIME JOB OPENINGS

There no full-time positions available at this time.