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Recreation Specialist - Arts & Culture

Company: City of Boynton Beach, FL
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Purpose of Classification The purpose of this classification is to plan, prepare, and supervise recreational programs for the community, including youth cheerleading program, afternoon recreation program, athletic programs, cultural arts programs , special camps, and special events. Employees in this classification also register participants, collect fees, and prepare paperwork. This position will be focused on cultural arts programming and will be stationed at the Arts & Cultural Center Essential Functions The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Supports supervisors with everyday operation of section; maintains lines of communication with supervisors and other departmental staff; supports supervisors with major outdoor programming. Plans and implements programs; orders supplies; prepares paperwork of activities; prepares, plans, and organizes special events; recruits volunteers for special events; helps to create new programming; helps to improve existing programs. Performs customer service; answers the telephone; provides information and answers questions about programs. Collaborates with others in the designing, copying, and dispersing of promotional flyers; helps generate revenue; coordinates on-site registration for programs; collects fees for lessons, guest fees, and leagues. Attends safety and training sessions; serves on various committees. Transport individuals to and from programs Assists in preparing playing fields/courts. Supervises recreation programs; functions in a lead capacity, assigning duties to Recreation Leaders; provides feedback to management regarding operations. Afternoon Recreation Program: creates daily activity plans based on weekly theme; gathers materials and equipment for use in implementing plans; submits bi-weekly activity plans; develops and implements an appropriate discipline plan; complies with established policies, procedures, and regulations of the Recreation and Parks Department, the City, Department of Health (HRS), Children Services Council (CSC), and the school board. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS Supports other department-run programs and special events. Types correspondence; files; sends faxes. Performs other related duties as required.COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals. Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction. Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A ssociate in Arts degree (A.A.) ; supplemented by one (1) year previous experience and/or training involving customer service and program planning and implementation.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver's license.
  • Individuals selected for a position must possess valid CPR/First Aid Certification prior to date of hire and must maintain the certification thereafter. Positions working with Afterschool Youth Programs must meet the following additional requirements :
    • Possession of Florida State Department of Health Forty (40) hour Childcare Certification is preferred upon hire . Position incumbents not in possession of the Forty hour Childcare Certification m ust register for the Certification within 90 days of employment, obtain the Certification within six (6) months of hire date, and maintain the Certification thereafter. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Qualifications for education and experience must be met before consideration of the following Preferred Qualifications: Florida Commercial Driver's License including appropriate endorsement(s). Supplemental Information COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems. Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals. Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction. Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES Knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques of public recreation, including an understanding of the activities, which consist of a community recreation and cultural arts program. Knowledge of safety precautions applicable to the assigned area and effective precautionary measures. Knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Knowledge of the facilities and equipment used both in indoor and outdoor recreation activities. Ability to lead, instruct, and develop programs in recreation and cultural arts activities. Ability to develop, coordinate, and direct various activities involved in a community recreation and cultural arts program. Ability to use computer software and applications to create flyers, spreadsheets, and to collect fees. Ability to perform general clerical responsibilities including copying, answering phones, preparing paperwork for activities, completing registration and ordering supplies. Ability to accurately perform First Aid and CPR/AED procedures. Ability to establish and maintain effective, harmonious working relationships with Supervisor, customers, vendors, other employees, other departments, other governmental and regulatory agencies, and the general public as needed. PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS Physical Ability : Tasks require the ability to exert very moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (20 pounds). Sensory Requirements : Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances. The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability. VETERANS' PREFERENCE Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.

Keywords: City of Boynton Beach, FL, Boynton Beach , Recreation Specialist - Arts & Culture, Other , Boynton Beach, Florida

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