City of Phoenix Phoenix Afterschool Center - Recreation Aide, Instructor, and Leader (Part-time) in Phoenix, Arizona

The Parks and Recreation Department is currently seeking highly motivated, friendly and outgoing individuals who enjoy and have experience in working with school age children. Current vacancies are in the Phoenix Afterschool Center (PAC) Program, an out-of-school time recreation program where school-age youth are provided a variety of age appropriate, developmental activities that are fun, stimulating, and enriching. Work sites are located in schools and community centers throughout the City of Phoenix boundaries.

Recreation staff provides customer service, implements recreational and sports activities, and planned educational enrichment programs for youth between the ages of 6 to 13.

This recruitment is for the 2017-2018 school year,(July 2017-May 2018). There are intermittent breaks when PAC is not in session due to school breaks and City holidays. Hours vary by school site but are typically 2 pm – 6 pm and one day a week for early release, as early as 11:30 AM. Staff are required to attend monthly evening staff trainings. Positions in the Parks and Recreation Department must meet the background standards that are appropriate to working with specific populations. If a background check yields information that is of concern due to the level of responsibilities an offer of employment may be rescinded.

Brief job descriptions for the titles being recruited for are below.

PARKS & RECREATION AIDES ($10.25/ hour) are entry level positions that perform recreation work. General assignments may include cleaning and setting up for special events; performing custodial work such as cleaning restrooms and sweeping floors; providing clerical support; helping with various recreation programs such as arts and crafts, dance classes, social events, group games, and physical and sporting events and instruction; and policing of park grounds.

RECREATION INSTRUCTORS ($11.74/ hour) may develop, implement and guide recreation activities and supervise children in sports programs, and/or recreation classes, assist with special events; and plan, schedule, and conduct recreation classes in activities such as arts and crafts, dance, drama, music, sports, and games, or may facilitate city-wide sports leagues and tournaments; oversee leagues or programs; prepare facilities; monitor activities. Preferred Education and Experience includes: Completion of the 12th grade and 18 years of age.

RECREATION LEADERS ($13.42/ hour) perform recreation work in a lead capacity over Recreation Aides, Instructors, and volunteers or in charge of a facility or major program area. This position is responsible for providing various recreational programming at community centers and/or other facilities. This includes management of programs and coverage of facilities as required and to ensure safety of all participants. Preferred Education and Experience: Completion of sixty (60) semester hours of college work and a minimum of one (1) year related experience, or a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or Education; or related field. Any other combination of education and experience, which provides knowledge, skill and ability required to perform the job may be acceptable.


These positions are classified as part-time and do not include benefits, however, part-time employees are eligible to receive a free bus / light rail pass. Starting pay for each position is listed below. Incumbent may receive performance evaluations and may be eligible for consideration for performance pay increases. Part-time employees are eligible for free bus / light rail passes.

Parks & Recreation Aide $10.25 hourly

Recreation Instructor $11.74 hourly

Recreation Leader $13.42 hourly


Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above.

YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position. The results of the resume screening process will be sent to your primary email address.


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Recreation Leader, JobCode 43030, ID# 23418, 06/16/17, # 6mths, CP, NO BENEFITS, Q,

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Job Title: Phoenix Afterschool Center - Recreation Aide, Instructor, and Leader (Part-time)

Job ID: 23418

Location: Part Time Opportunities