Recreation Leader (19972487)

San Francisco/Peninsula
Continuous or until 200 applicants
$13.00-$19.21 Hourly


850 Burlingame Ave. Burlingame, 94010


The City of Burlingame is looking for responsible and enthusiastic part-time Recreation Leaders to assist with the Parks and Recreation Department events and programs throughout the year.

This is a temporary, part-time position and shifts vary depending on the event or program (not to exceed 1,000 hours per fiscal year).  Shifts vary between 7:00AM - 6:30PM (occasionally until 10:00PM depending on event and type of Recreation Leader). 

About the Position:

This position is under the direct supervision of the Recreation Coordinator. Leaders may be responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing vacation camp programs in our K - 8 Adventure Camps.

There are (3) adventure camps throughout the year:

  1. Summer Camp runs June - August
  2. Winter Camp runs during Winter Break
  3. Spring Camp runs during the Spring Recess as decided by Burlingame School District 
  • Recreation Leaders I are typically high school students serving as assistants to the programs. 
  • Recreation Leaders II are typically high school graduates/college students who are able to lead games, crafts and similar activities. 
  • Sr. Recreation Leaders are typically college graduates who assume the leadership role of other staff in the programs, are the contacts with school personnel and parents, establish daily curriculum and similar duties.

 Duties will vary depending upon assignment and level of Recreation Leader.

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Work at Vacation Camps
  • Schedule and implement age specific camp activities for the week
  •  Provide direct leadership for participants and volunteers
  • Attend field trips and swim days to ensure safety of participants
  • Observe and take precaution to secure the safety of participants during camp hours
  • Maintain a clean and orderly camp supply closet and camp space
  • May be responsible for opening and closing facilities
  • Work at a variety of City special events or programs

Knowledge of:

Philosophy, methods and techniques used in planning and leading Vacation Camp programs as well as knowledge of safety, recreation equipment and materials.

Ability to:

Plan, organize, and lead a variety of recreational activities. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Ability to assimilate and understand information in a manner consistent with the essential job functions. The ability to relate effectively with the public.

Education and Training:

  • Recreation Leader I & Recreation Leader II:  Students under the age of 18 years are required to obtain a work permit from their school.
  • Sr. Recreation Leaders:  Sufficient education and experience to satisfactorily perform the duties of the classification.  A typical qualifying background would be prior supervisory and/or leadership experience working with adults and/or children in large groups.

Application Process:

All applicants must complete a City of Burlingame application.  Applications can be obtained on-line at https://www.calopps.org/city-of-burlingame or in person at the Parks and Recreation Department, 850 Burlingame Avenue.  Applications submitted without completed supplemental questions will be considered incomplete and disqualified from this recruitment process.  Only the fist 200 applications will be accepted. Applications must be received by Monday, June 1, 2020 or until the maximum number of applications are received, whichever occurs first.  Faxes will not be accepted.    

Selection Process:

Applications will be reviewed for neatness, accuracy, completion, relevant education, experience and training.  The most qualified applicants whose background and education best meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in an oral interview. 



Prior to appointment, candidates will be required to:  

  • pass a fingerprint check submitted to the Department of Justice if over 18 years of age
  • comply with The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States at date of hire


The City of Burlingame is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin in its employment actions, decisions, policies, and practices. The duties described in this job announcement are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.  This job announcement does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


Healthy Workplaces/Healthy Families Act of 2014 Paid Sick Leave Benefit. This benefit accrues at the rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked to a maximum benefit of 24 hours per year. There is no cash value associated with benefit. No other benefits are offered. This position is at will and is not part of the City's Civil Service System. There is no guarantee of hours and employment may end at any time.

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