Summer Camp Recreation Leader

Recreation Leader Classification
East Bay
$15.73-$23.27 Hourly

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


4727 San Pablo Avenue Emeryville, 94608


$15.27 - $23.27 / hr


PLEASE NOTE: This is a temporary, seasonal at-will position working less than 950 hours per fiscal year and is non-benefited.


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT AND THE POSITION:  The Community Services Department is comprised of three divisions: Community Services Administration, Youth and Adult Services, and the Child Development Center. We, as a department, take pride in the quality and variety of services we provide to the community and seek individuals who can contribute to this well-deserved reputation.  The Summer Camp Recreation Leader will be a member of a dynamic team in the Youth and Adult Services Division charged with delivering creative, innovative, and enriching summer programs for youth in the Emeryville community. 

Ideal Candidate


  • Responsible, flexible and proactive
  • Capable of being part of an effective team
  • Energetic and motivational
  • Able to provide encouragement for participation in programs
  • Able to follow written and oral instructions
  • Able to exercise good judgment and deal effectively with the public
  • Able to deal with stressful situations
  • Able to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Knowledgeable of sports, games and arts and crafts
  • Fun and has a sense of humor


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Organizing and leading recreational activities including arts and crafts, sports, and games; supervising field trips, which may include bus travel to local attractions, taking attendance and assisting with record-keeping; issuing, maintaining and storing equipment and supplies; interacting with children, parents, care-givers, volunteers and City staff; ensuring the safety and well-being of program participants.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Must be at least 16 years of age. There are no educational requirements for this position; however experience in a structured or supervised recreational program and/or college level training in Recreation, Physical Education, Education or a related field is desirable. Salary and program assignment will be based on relevant experience in the field or college coursework.


Candidates must also have eye sight sufficient to read data, memos, spreadsheets, vouchers, computer screens; manual dexterity to operate a personal computer, typewriter, copy machine; ability to sit for extended periods; stand, walk, bend, reach above and below shoulders and lift and carry objects weighing up to 20 pounds.  Stamina to interact with a variety of school age children.


THE SELECTION & SCREENING PROCESS:  You must submit a completed City of Emeryville/MESA application online at www.calopps.org.  You may also call the City of Emeryville Human Resources Department at (510) 596-4390 or visit the City’s website at www.emeryville.org for additional information. All hired candidates will be fingerprinted and must pass tuberculosis screening.  Applicants are encouraged to review the City’s website to learn more about the City of Emeryville.  If you have any questions about this position, please contact Aja Pijeaux, Program Coordinator – Youth Services at (510) 596-4396.  


Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Those candidates whose backgrounds most closely fit our requirements may be invited for an interview.



EMERYVILLE is located at the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. Its central location is the gateway to an extensive region that includes all major northern California cities, businesses, universities, and the Pacific Rim marketplace. The City is proud of its reputation as a leader in community development, cutting edge programs and progressive approaches to organizational issues. Emeryville has evolved from an industrial environment to a retail/technology based community.  The City and the MESA are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applicants needing special accommodations must contact Human Resources sufficiently in advance of the testing process to arrange for such accommodations. Please contact (510) 596-4300.

Special Instructions


The City and the MESA are Equal Opportunity Employers. All aspects of employment shall be without regard to sex, disability, race, political affiliation, religious creed, color, natural origin, or age. Reasonable accommodations will be made for disabled applicants to participate in the application and examination processes. Applicants needing special accommodations must contact Human Resources sufficiently in advance of the testing process to arrange for such accommodations. Please contact (510) 596-4300.

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