City of University City
  • University City, MO, USA
  • 9.00
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

Responsible for the supervision and care of program participants including, but not limited to: summer youth recreation program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this classification. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Works with the public, staff and participants in a professional manner.
  • Supervises children between the ages of 5 years to 14 years of age
  • Maintains a safe atmosphere for all participants, staff, and community members
  • Responsible for dispensing snacks to participants.
  • Leads a variety of games, crafts, songs, swimming, and activities related to a theme week
  • Responsible for the logistics of up to 12 children at a time.
  • Disciplines campers in a fair and effective manner
  • Responsible for the return of children to the correct parent or guardian.
  • Follows directions of camp director and recreation supervisors
  • Works with other staff members in organizing all camp special events
  • Maintains clean and organized work areas.
  • Informs supervisor of all positive and negative information regarding facilities, programs, staff or the general public.
  • Must be available to work shifts Monday Friday 7:15am till 5:45pm throughout the entire camp season
  • Attends all staff meetings.
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain a clean and neat appearance at all times.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently without constant supervision.
  • Ability to maintain a positive image for the City of University City and Centennial Commons at all times.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, participants, and general public at all times.
  • Ability to communicate and understand the needs of children to provide safe and efficient care.
  • Exceptional patience and tolerance to work effectively with children.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form.
  • Ability to work a combination of early mornings, days, evenings.
  • Ability to be trained on new techniques and jobs.


  • Telephone, computer, copy machine, radio, TV, Blu Ray Player, vacuum cleaner, AED defibrillator.

Physical/Visual Activities and Demands

  • Swimming, sitting, talking, hearing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending
  • Concentrated mental and visual attention with normal hand-eye coordination required
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches-corrected or uncorrected
  • Occasional moving of items up to 60lbs
  • Able to work inside and outside in all weather conditions

Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Availability is flexible for various shifts
  • Previous day camp, residential camp, child care experience,  or babysitter training preferred
  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid/AED certification preferred. 
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