Summer Recreation Leader

City of Alameda
Part Time 28 per week $16 - $18 Per hour CA 2226 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501, United States


Nature of Position

Alameda is an island city of 78,000 located next to the city of Oakland and offers a full-service municipal recreation program. Neighborhood recreation programs are offered at ten locations throughout the city. The Small Fry/Tiny Tot Program is conducted at six recreation centers throughout the city.  Alameda's Aquatic Program, conducted at Emma Hood and Encinal Swim Centers, is open to children and adults. Alameda's Summer Day Camps are open to children who have completed Kindergarten through 5th Grades and are located at Hidden Cove (Robert Crown Memorial State Beach Park in Alameda) and Trails End and Trailblazers (Redwood Regional Park in Oakland).

Summer Recreation positions are generally scheduled to work beginning of June through September.

Dynamic, ethical, and enthusiastic individuals who share our values are encouraged to apply!


The mission of the Alameda Recreation and Park Department is to provide programs to the community with trained staff. A wide variety of social, physical and educational opportunities are offered for personal enrichment through wholesome and creative use of leisure time.


Our reputation is the result of the efforts of a staff committed to excellent customer service and continuous adherence to the mission of our organization. In anticipation of your employment, please consider the personal responsibility needed to promote the values of Alameda Recreation and Park Department.

A good job match should be as important to you as it is to us.

Below are some of the standards expected of Recreation and Park Department Staff:


Staff are expected to always be respectful of others and maintain a friendly, courteous and professional attitude.


Depending on the assignment, staff must wear either professional business attire or a Department uniform that includes a staff shirt and name badge. Uniforms are provided. Staff must maintain facilities and help keep them neat and clean.


Staff are expected to perform quality work and to plan effectively and efficiently.


Staff work hours vary due to Department needs (nights, weekends and holidays). Staff may be asked to perform work assignments outside their area of original employment.

Examples of Duties


Recreation Leaders plan, organize and conduct a variety of recreation programs for youth ages kindergarten through high school. Positions are available for summer and school-year programs for youth and teens. Activities include sports program, arts and crafts, cooking, dance, drama, city-wide special events and excursions. The Alameda Recreation and Park Department's goal is to provide programs which offer youth opportunities for the enrichment of the mind and body through the wholesome and creative use of leisure time. Hours may vary between 15 to 20 hours a week, depending on the position and responsibilities.

Employment Standards


require current certification in 

American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR

and a 

recent T.B. Test

prior to the beginning of the program or agree to get both as a condition of being hired.

In addition to the above requirements, each position requires the following:


Must be 16 years or older. Volunteer or Recreation experience desirable. 


To be considered, candidates must submit a completed City of Alameda Job Application form online. Applicants will be screened and evaluated based on the information provided. Federal law requires that, prior to employment, applicants must furnish proof of identity and eligibility for employment in the United States.


California State Law requires that all recreation employees and volunteers having direct contact, supervisory or disciplinary authority over minors be fingerprinted as a condition of employment. Candidates given a conditional offer of employment will be referred for fingerprinting. Employment is conditioned upon fingerprint results.

Part-time positions with the City of Alameda may be eligible for limited benefits and are considered "at-will."  Part-time employment is at the discretion of the hiring department.  Work schedules vary but may not exceed 28 hours per week.


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Applications are accepted and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. 


The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply. It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age. Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations. No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace. Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department. Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.

The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.