Recreation Assistant Intern will work with Parks and Recreation staff to provide ongoing program coordination assistance for the department’s summer programs. Incumbent will aid in quality control and will be responsible for assisting in the development, coordination, scheduling, and implementation of specialized recreation programs and facilities for youth/teens, adults, seniors and families in the areas of sports, fitness, wellness, camps, aquatics, outdoor adventure, education, special events, facility rentals and/or other specialized interest areas. This internship is an excellent opportunity for a student who desires hands-on experience in the recreation field. Recreation Assistant will work directly under the Recreation Specialists to assist in developing and overseeing aspects of summer programs. This includes but not limited to; planning, coordination, scheduling, operations, and participating in numerous summer camps and programs. Interns should be excellent role models, positive, creative, safety-conscious, and have knowledge of a variety of activities and sports. Intern may serve and help direct camp staff when additional oversight or assistance is required. Dates of employment are May 2019 through August 18, 2019. Incumbent subject to pre-employment background check and drug test.
Intern will assist in the development, coordination, scheduling, and implementation of recreation programs and special events.
Assist in evaluating program success and recommend improvements or changes for the future.
Work alongside program staff during on-field programs and events.
Will assist in other programs and areas of Parks and Recreation as needed.
Intern will work directly with and supervise other seasonal employees.
Intern will report directly to Recreation Specialists.
Assist other members of Parks and Recreation staff as needed.
May be required to work some nights and weekends.
Working towards a degree in Parks and Recreation, Sports Management or Education/Youth Development or related degree
Demonstrated decision-making and leadership skills
Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
Demonstrated success working in a team environment
Must possess a Valid Driver’s License
Experience in managing multiple tasks while maintaining timeliness, accuracy, and attention to detail
Must be PC proficient with experience in MS Word, PowerPoint, and advanced Excel skills
The ability to work 20-40 hours per week; nights and weekends as needed
ALL POSITIONS ARE SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG TESTING.
Additional Salary Information: Possibility of temporary housing assistance
About City of Billings, Montana
Billings, the largest city (population: 109,000) in Montana, is located in south central Montana, within easy driving distance of Yellowstone National Park. Nestled in the fertile valley of the Yellowstone River and framed on three sides by scenic mountain ranges, Billings is a blend of plains and mountain geographies.
The Billings Department of Parks, Recreation and Public Lands manages the City’s Parks and Recreation System. Residents and visitors are offered approximately 2,580 acres (approximately 4 square miles) of parkland that includes: 171 park areas, 46 playgrounds, 21 restrooms, 22 basketball courts, 25 tennis courts, 29 park shelters, 66 horseshoe pits, over 100 athletic fields (soccer, baseball and softball), 6 neighborhood centers, 30 miles of paved multi-use trails, 3 cemeteries, 2 outdoor pools, 2 wading pools, 4 spray parks, 1 dog park, batting cage facility, par 3 golf course and a minor league baseball stadium.
The department provides over 270 recreation programs for people of all ages (pre-school through senior citizens). These programs are offered in a wide range of interests including; Aquatics, Youth Sports, Youth Camps, Adult Sports, Fitness, Special I...nterest, and Adults Age 55+. In addition, activities are also provided by the department indirectly through partnerships with various organizations.