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Recreation Specialist (Dance or Music) - Temporary

at City of San Antonio

Pay: up to $11.15/hour
$11.15 - $
Posted: 11/15/2019
Job Status: Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 2632219
Keywords: recreation, exercise

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

Under general direction, is responsible for performing recreational work organizing and leading participants engaged in recreational activities sponsored by the City.  May exercise functional supervision over assigned staff.

This position is an "unclassified" position and has no disciplinary appeal rights to the Municipal Civil Service Commission. This position is likewise subject to at-will employment status and can be terminated at any time for any reason.

Work Location - Various Community Centers and affiliated sites throughout the City.

Essential Job Functions

  • Confers with staff, parents, and advisory councils on new activities which will motivate interest and participation.
  • Conducts classes in various skills/areas and to various age levels, including pre-schoolers.
  • Implements one or more recreational programs.
  • Plans activities, presentations, and special events.
  • Issues and receives any apparatus and equipment used by participants.
  • Assists in maintaining attendance reports and other necessary records.
  • Maintains equipment and facilities. 
  • Recruits, trains, and oversees volunteer workers and tournament participants including giving tours and information to potential participants.
  • Assists in planning, promoting, conducting, and overseeing recreational activities and special events for all groups of ages.
  • Assists with regular inventories and ensuring the adequate levels of supplies.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
  • One (1) year of work experience in recreational activities.
  • This position requires a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License.  Use of your own personal vehicle may at times be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.
  • Ability to teach music or dance skills in group settings ages 4 years - adult.
  • Experience  or volunteer work instructing beginner to advance levels in music and/or dance.
  • Experience or volunteer work with recitals and public performances.
  • Cash handling experience.
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application. 
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
  • Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 15 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate recreational equipment. Subject to sitting, standing, reaching, walking, running, twisting, and kneeling to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are in both indoor and outdoor recreation facilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the specialty field for which hired.
  • Knowledge of techniques used in organized recreation and social activities for all age groups.
  • Knowledge of teaching techniques, procedures, and methods.
  • Knowledge of group activity procedures methods, and techniques.
  • Ability to develop, organize, and direct the teaching program of specialization.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and the general public.
  • Ability to provide direction to large groups of people during activities.
  • Ability to organize shows and special events.
  • Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of the assigned duties and responsibilities.