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Job Title: Part-Time, Seasonal Positions - Paddle Creek - Wake Forest, NC Posted on: February 24, 2015

If you can provide an excellent customer experience every time, drive a large van with a trailer, and are available on at least one weekend day a week, let's talk. The job has limited hours (almost exclusively on weekends) through April and then opens up to the rest of the days of the week in May- Oct. There is the stuff below, but really, they take a backseat to personality and attitude. We don't care if you know anything about canoes or kayaks, if you are generally awesome, honest, and reliable we can teach you the rest.

The job involves:

  • Greeting and checking-in customers
  • Booking and rebooking trips and rentals
  • Managing phone calls, emails, and social media interaction
  • Loading and unloading kayaks, canoes, and stand up paddle boards
  • Ensuring collection and management of payments and waivers
  • Loading and unloading customers into the vans and driving them to or from the river

Must have:

  • A fun, outgoing personality
  • Ability to lift 70 pounds over your head (or the ability to convince a coworker to do it for you)
  • Basic social media skills
  • A desire to solve problems and be proactive
  • Clean driving record
  • Comfortable driving big van with a trailer

Things to consider:

  • It is outside. All the time. There is no stepping into the air-conditioning.
  • You might get muddy, sweaty, dirty, and/or wet.
  • You will be speaking to and directing groups of people.
  • It can be fast paced at times.
  • It is seasonal (mid-March through mid-November).
  • Working on Holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day) is required
  • Weekend availability is required.

To Apply:

Email your resume or work history and a cover page about why you are generally awesome and would be a good fit for the position to

Job Title: Various Summer Camp Positions - Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department - Carrboro, NC Posted on: February 23, 2015

Spring / Summer Temporary Position Openings

Closing Date for Applications: Positions opened until filled


Camp Director

Inclusion Specialist



Pay rate: $9.80-$12.80 depending on the position

Camps offered June 8 - August 7

Schedule: 20-40 hrs/wk depending on camp and session

Experience working with youth and/or children with special needs;

First Aid/CPR certification preferred.

Strong people and organizational / planning skills needed

For more information contact the Carrboro Recreation and Parks

Department at 918-7364.

How to Apply:

Please complete an Employment Application, which can be found on the

Town website at

Job Title: Parks Superintendent - Alamance County Recreation and Parks Department - Burlington, NC Posted on: February 20, 2015

Alamance County is seeking a Parks Superintendent for the Recreation and Parks Department. This position is responsible for the overall operations and management of the parks and athletic properties operated by Alamance County. This position will have an integral role in building and maintaining our key assets including the Haw River Trail, Cedarock Park, youth athletic facilities and rural community centers. The position coordinates the development of new facilities, the completion of departmental capital projects, and supervises the staff in charge of the day to day operations of the parks. Position will be based at Cedarock Park.

Applicants should have a strong background in facility management or construction and a passion for improving the lives and natural resources of Alamance County. For a full job description and to apply, please visit the the Alamance County website at

Job Title: Park Maintenance Supervisor - Siler City Parks and Recreation - Siler City, NC Posted on: February 17, 2015

Salary Range and Grade:                    $31,262.40 - $46,176.00, Grade 15

Description of Work:     The Town of Siler City is seeking a motivated and forward thinking Full-Time Park Maintenance Supervisor to join our team. This position provides the opportunity for you to become a part of a parks and recreation department experiencing significant growth through developing our first ever comprehensive system plan, constructing our first greenway, and encouraging economic development by revitalizing our park system.     

This position performs supervisory and management work overseeing the daily maintenance activities for all town parks and recreational facilities. Work requires but not limited to: Ability and desire to serve as an outgoing TEAM member to provide a phenomenal customer experience for our citizens and visitors; developing short-term and long-term maintenance plans to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of current and future available resources for the park system; knowledge of best turf management practices for successful operation of five soft/baseball fields and four soccer fields; the organizing of workers, time, and material in order to complete projects; monitoring the day-to-day budget for the division and recommending new fiscal year spending needs; considerable public contact through answering complaints, resolving problems, handling requests for service from citizens; developing cooperative partnerships and relationships with businesses, civic clubs, and with state and local agencies involved with park and recreation activities; performing inspections of all five playgrounds to ensure proper installation, preventative and corrective maintenance and record keeping; ability to operate personal computers to utilize facility work order system software.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation. The position is expected to exercise considerable initiative, judgment and diplomacy in the performance of his or her duties. Flexibility in scheduling is required.

Desirable Education and Experience: Graduation from college with degree in park administration, natural resources or related field, with experience in building and grounds maintenance, park operations or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid State Driver's License is required and possession of turf and ornamental pesticide applicator's license or ability to obtain. Ability to be certified as a Playground Safety Inspector and a Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) by the National Recreation and Park Association within (6) months of hire date.

Application Process:    Applications and complete job descriptions may be obtained in the Town Manager's Office, Town Hall, 311 N. 2nd Ave., Siler City, NC or on the web at  Completed applications must be returned to the Town Manager's Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015.  Pre-employment drug testing is required.  EOE

Job Title: Recreation Program Manager Grade 66 - Craven County Recreation & Parks - Craven County, NC Posted on: February 17, 2015

Salary: 37,294.00/ year


Craven County Recreation & Parks Department is seeking a Recreation Program Manager with the following knowledge, skills and abilities. This position will coordinate, organize, schedule and supervises special recreation activities, arts and athletic programs such as classes and workshops for youth, adults and special activities including coordinating Special Olympics, youth and adult athletics and related activities sponsored by the Recreation & Parks Department. Work involves planning and supervising the work of part-time and seasonal employees in a variety of programs and supporting roles. Considerable tact and courtesy are required in dealing with contacts of various agencies and boards, as well as frequent contact with the general public. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Recreation & Parks Assistant Director and is evaluated in terms of program effectiveness and public acceptance. Prepares and maintains attendance records/reports, employee time sheets, accident reports, and other special records/reports for all programs and classes. Writes news articles and program brochures to announce and promote recreation programs and events. Works with community groups and individuals to determine the recreational needs and interest of the community, as well as, the establishment of new programs to meet such needs. Recommends budget items for equipment, supplies and personnel for review and approval by the Recreation & Parks Director. Requests and secures facilities for athletic and co-sponsored programs; responsible for building security. Performs related work as required. Some night and weekend work is required.

Minimum Education & Experience:

Graduation from a four year college or university with a degree in parks and recreation or a related field. Some experience in recreation is preferred. Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license is required.

How to Apply:

Contact the Division of Employment Security for an official NC State Application (PD107) or download the application from Applicants must be registered at prior to submitting an application. Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by a completed application. Apply to Division of Employment Security, 2836 Neuse Blvd, New Bern, NC 28560. Craven County Recreation & Parks Department contact for questions is Eddie Games at 252-636-6606. Craven County is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Job Title: Athletic Assistant - Lexington Parks and Recreation - Lexington, NC Posted on: February 12, 2015


Athletic Assistant

Recreation Department

Pay Rate: $9.00 per hour

Athletic Assistant will assist Athletic Coordinator with all summer athletic programs/camps as needed.  The position will assist with game supervision, field preparation, recording game scores, overall organization and other duties as assigned.  Temporary part-time position that will work up to 20 hours per week for 20 weeks. 

Work Schedule: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 3:30-8:30 PM

                           Saturday 8:30 AM-1:30 PM.

Must be willing to work other hours if needed.


  • Minimum age 18
  • Valid NC Driver's License and good driving record;
  • Experience working with children.
  • First Aid and CPR certification a plus.
  • Prefer some recreation experience and/or current student in the field of Parks and Recreation.

Physical Requirements:

This is light work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Work requires climbing, stooping, reaching, walking, grasping, and repetitive motions. Vocal communication and hearing are required for communicating in person and by telephone.  Visual acuity is required for the operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surrounding and activities.  The worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.


Applications will be completed and turned in at the Employment Security Commission, 103 W. Center Street Ext., Lexington, NC until positions are filled.  For information, contact Matt Swift of the City of Lexington Parks and Recreation Department at (336) 248-3960 extension 3238.  Allow two weeks for applications to reach the Parks and Recreation Department.

The City of Lexington does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, or handicapped status in employment or the provision of services.

Applicants offered employment will be asked to participate in a drug and alcohol screening test.

Job Title: Summer Camp Staff - Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources - Raleigh, NC Posted on: February 10, 2015

2015 Summer Camp Staff Needed

The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department wants you to work in our summer camp programs this summer! The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department offers over 100 camps for participants aged 3-18 years old. Camp types include: traditional, arts, sports, traveling, and more.

Applicants, 18 years old and older, are needed to fill positions including: camp counselor, camp director, camp specialist, and other positions. Hourly pay for these positions range from $8.25-$12.00/hour.

To apply for summer camp vacancies visit  For more information please call 919-996-6640.

The purpose of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department is to actively, encourage, provide, promote, and protect quality leisure, recreation and cultural opportunities, facilities and environments that are essential for the enhancement of the lives of our citizens.

For more information visit or call 919-996-6640.

Job Title: Full-Time Manager - Paddle Creek - North Carolina Posted on: February 09, 2015

We are currently looking for a Full-Time Manager to run the day-to-day operations at Paddle Creek. This is a salaried, seasonal position that runs from mid-March through the end of October.

If you can recruit and motivate a staff to provide an excellent customer experience every time, organize and drive marketing efforts, and are willing to work most weekends, then this may be the job for you. There is the stuff below, but really, they take a backseat to personality and attitude. We don't care if you know anything about canoes or kayaks, if you have the skill below and are generally awesome, honest, and reliable we can teach you the rest.

The job involves:
  • Recruiting, hiring, and managing 10-15 staff members
  • Scheduling and payroll budget management
  • Cash management
  • Creating and maintaining a phenomenal customer experience
  • Driving customer acquisition efforts through outside marketing and community collaboration
  • Planning, marketing, and executing at least 1 special event paddle each month
  • Ensuring 100% staff compliance with all safety standards
  • Managing large group and special event reservations
Must have:
  • A fun, outgoing personality
  • Ability to lift 70 pounds over your head
  • A minimum of 3 years experience managing people
  • Basic social media skills
  • A desire to solve problems and be proactive
  • Clean driving record
  • Experience with and be comfortable driving a big van with a trailer
  • Experience driving revenue through sales and networking
Things to consider:
  • It is outside. All the time. There is no stepping into the air-conditioning.
  • You might get muddy, sweaty, dirty, and/or wet.
  • You will be speaking to and directing groups of people.
  • It can be fast paced at times.
  • It is seasonal (mid-March through October).
  • Working weekends and holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day) is required.
To Apply:
Email your resume, including salary requirements, and a cover page about why you are generally awesome and would be a good fit for the position to
Job Title: Parks and Recreation Intern - Oxford Parks and Recreation Department - Oxford, NC Posted on: January 07, 2015

Our Internship Program offers internships to students in the following areas:

  • General Recreation - summer camps and youth programs, athletic tournaments, rentals, facility maintenance, seniors, aquatics/lifeguarding (if certified), etc. - hree positions available per session
  • Pool Managers - must possess aquatics background (Lifeguard and WSI certifications preferred) - two positions available - summer session only
  • Natural Resources - seasonal management of Lake Devin Recreation Area - trail maintenance/design, fishing, wildlife management, rental facilities and equipment, fishing licensing, outdoor youth camp, etc. - one position available - summer session only

Students who choose to intern with us will:

  • Experience work within a small town environment for a department that is in a period of growth and expansion,
  • Gain valuable mentoring, leadership and feedback from experienced and qualified supervisory staff,
  • Be given opportunities to create and implement new programs for the community, and
  • Accomplish all of this while working in a historic community.

For details on our internship program and an application, visit

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