San Mateo

Recreation Specialist - Summer Camp

Per Diem
San Francisco/Peninsula
Until filled or until 100 applicants
$15.18-$22.45 Hourly

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


2720 Alameda de las Pulgas San Mateo, 94403


The City of San Mateo Parks & Recreation Department currently has an opening for the position of Recreation Specialist II/III


FINAL FILING DATE: Open Until Filled OR Upon receipt of the first 100 applications & resumes, whichever occurs first


  • Recreation Specialist II, $15.18 - $16.53 (depending on experience)
  • Recreation Specialist III, $18.83 - $22.45 (depending on experience)



About this role

Do you love to have fun? We are looking for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to join our team! As a part of the camp team, staff will enjoy the challenges, triumphs, opportunities, responsibilities, laughs, rewards and fun that make up each energizing and unique day at camp! This is a part time, non-benefited position, 30-40 hours per week and limited to 960 hours in a fiscal year.  



Why Join our Department?

  • Our staff are devoted to creating a fun, safe and positive summer camp experience.
  • Our Values; Respect, Creativity, Integrity, Transparency and Inclusivity.
    What You Bring:
  • Energy and Enthusiasm!
  • Experience and passion for working with children.
  • Experience working in summer camps.
  • At least 6 ECE units or 6 Recreation units (Recreation Specialist III).
    Who You Are
  • You have a strong work ethic, customer service skills, and work well with others.
  • You have good judgment and make good decisions in a variety of situations.
  • You are able to communicate well with your co-workers and supervisors.
    What You’ll Do
  • Lead age appropriate activities and PLAY!
  • Take kids on adventurous field trips.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
    What We Offer
  • Become a natural leader! You will develop your leadership and management skills as you learn to work cooperatively with other staff members, teaching and fostering positive child development throughout the summer.
  • Create lasting friendships and memories! You will feel a personal sense of accomplishment and importance as you become a mentor and role model in the lives of children.
  • Build your resume! Career benefits as a camp staffer include development of essential management and communication skills. 
    Recreation Specialist II (ages 18 & Up): Plan and lead creative games, arts and crafts, songs and science activities. Chaperone 10 campers on our fun summer camp field trips and pool days.       Recreation Specialist III (ages 18 & Up with experience/education): In addition to the above duties they are responsible of overseeing five to seven Recreation Specialist II’s. They will also be the lead in the summer camp classroom assigned to them.  



Are You Interested? Apply.

Application can be found on our website at or at our Recreation Centers:  
  • Beresford Recreation Center, 2720 Alameda de las Pulgas, 94403
  • King Community Center, 725 Monte Diablo Ave., 94401
    Submit online at or submit to Tracy Brumett in person at King Community Center. Application materials will be screened on a continuous basis.



Fine Print

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment.


The policy of the City of San Mateo is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status or national origin. It is the intent and desire of the City of San Mateo that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment. The City of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


This position is considered part time and offers no benefits.

Special Instructions

 Résumé submitted without the official application form will NOT be considered.

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