Foster City

Recreation Leader I/II/III (19965983)

Summer Camps
San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled or until 200 applicants
$13.00-$18.30 Hourly


650 Shell Blvd. Foster City, 94404


The City of Foster City is searching for talented, energetic, responsible individuals who are serious about having fun! If you can think on your feet and be a fun team player, this could be the position for you! As a Recreation Leader, you’ll be responsible for implementing quality youth and teen programs and providing a safe environment for our participants. This is a part-time, non-benefited position limited to 40 hours per week and 1,000 hours in a fiscal year.



  • $13.00 - $18.30 hourly; Pay rate determined by experience, education and assigned level of responsibility.


Important and Essential Duties

  • Must be at least 16 years of age to apply
  • Supervise youth and teens in city programming, which may include after school programs, teen center, vacation and summer camps, and special events.
  • Take initiative to plan, organize, and implement high activity games, program special events and daily schedules, and community events.
  • Stay active and engaged with youth and teens at all times.
  • Act as a professional role model, mentor, and leader.
  • Enforce guidelines and maintain a safe, clean, well-organized environment.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with youth, parent/guardians, staff, and community members.
  • Provide exemplary customer service.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and trainings.
  • Work closely with external organizations and staff.
  • May supervise staff


Summer Camps (Kamp Koala, Camp Outback, Camp Wayoutback, Camp Breakaway):

We are looking for Recreation Leaders to assist with supervision, programs and implementation of recreational activities for participants ranging from youth – teens in a day camp setting. Candidates must commit to working for the entire Summer (June - August). There will also be a mandatory training in early June for all new and returning staff. Work hours will vary, but typically shifts will be Monday – Friday from 7:15am-6:15pm. No weekends shifts are available.



Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to qualify would be:

  • Education: Completion of the tenth grade or equivalent.
  • Experience: Volunteer or paid experience working with groups of children.



Ability to lift and move equipment (up to 25 lbs.); complete forms and reports; ability to set-up and coordinate activities; remain calm and use good judgment in difficult and emergency situations; work flexible hours. Physical strength and stamina will be required in some positions to perform demonstrations and leads activities.



  • Licenses: None
  • Certificates: Must maintain a current CPR/AED and basic First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain within three months of employment.


How to Apply:

  • This recruitment is open until filled, however, apply as soon as possible as the recruitment may close at any time. 
  • Submit applications online at
  • For further information, contact Nabil Butros, Recreation Coordinator, at 650.286.3374 or email


This is non-benefitted, seasonal position.

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