Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

Rock the Park Assistant Director

ARC is recruiting for an engaging and enthusiastic Rock the Park Assistant Director at the Magnuson Community Center.

Are you looking for a rewarding seasonal full time job where you can help make a difference in the lives of the kids in the community? Are you a college student that would like a fun, flexible job that you can get some great experiences from? Would you like to work for a non-profit that focuses in on employee growth?  If so, check out the details below, because the Associated Recreation Council may be the place for you!

Under the supervision and guidance of the Program Director or his/her designee, a Summer Camp Assistant Director plans, organizes, implements, and supervises all programs and activities provided in a specific program area as required. These include, but are not limited to, the Rock the Park Summer Program.

Pay Rate: $17.50

Summer Schedule:

  • June 25 – August 30, 2018
  • Monday – Thursday, summer camp hours may vary


  • Promote safety of members, quality in programs, and appearance of the Center at all times
  • Provide positive guidance and role modeling to kids
  • Promote program participation, welcome new participants, and participate in their orientation process
  • Participate in weekly staff meetings as required
  • Plan and conduct programs and activities and assure that activities begin and end on time
  • Prepare weekly reports as directed for the Program Director about activities, special programs, attendance and other reports as required
  • Prepare flyers each week describing the week’s activities
  • Maintain the appearance and cleanliness of the program area at all times
  • Assist staff in securing and storing supplies and equipment appropriately
  • Maintain close daily contact with program director, coordinator and volunteers to receive/provide information, discuss issues, and understand guidelines/instructions


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Ability to learn and implement programming techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain boundaries and adhere to confidentiality
  • Demonstrate ability to contribute positively to a team environment
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Ability to access e-mail and other electronic programs required for daily operations
  • Ability to motivate others and keep them engaged
  • Ability to demonstrate enthusiasm and passion
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with others
  • Ability to be consistent and encourage honesty, responsibility, fairness, sportsmanship,
    and respect for all involved
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, which may include; mornings, afternoons and evenings. It is a Monday through Thursday schedule from June 27 through September 1 (July 4 is a paid holiday)
  • Ability to adhere to Policies and Procedures of the Associated Recreation Council
  • First Aid/CPR Training (able to obtain on the job)
  • Must pass criminal background check
  • Must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US and valid government issued ID
  • Must be able to drive 12 passenger van
  • Must meet licensing and insurance requirements
  • Must be at least 18 year’s old

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post-Secondary education (strongly preferred)
  • May substitute education for experience
  • Experience working with youth and adolescents of a diverse background

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

  • This position may involve lifting, bending, standing, walking, sitting, talking, hearing, reaching, and grasping
  • Must be able to demonstrate and/or describe activities to youth
  • Work around youth and adults with a moderate exposure to noise
  • Work both indoors and outdoors: we will be sailing, swimming (lifejacket is provided), rock climbing, playing sports, learning about our environment, field trips to water parks, outdoor movies, volleyball with BBQ’s at the beach and so much more

This is a part-time, non-benefited position.

This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.  ARC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and values diverse perspectives and life experiences.  Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  ARC encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Position opened until filled. Applications are reviewed as soon as it is received.