Works with the Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department to complete tasks, lead programs and events, attend meetings and assist in certain divisions within the department while gaining a well-rounded experience through issued responsibilities in compliance with course requirements.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the direction and general supervision of the Programs and Events Manager as well as the Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise volunteers and community service personnel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS:
Oversee or assist with various programs and events offered by the department, including but not limited to youth and adult programming, adult programming, special events, sports tourism and marketing campaigns.
Create, oversee and implement a new program/event in the intern’s division of choice as it fits into the needs of the department and annual budget.
Work with department supervisors to assist, shadow and/or perform assigned tasks for each division and/or facility within the department/city including recreation, public works, special events, sports tourism, marketing, administration/office and planning. If there is a specific area with more interest, potential additional time can be spent being involved in that area.
Prepare reports and other documents such as operating, activity and statistical reports, promotional materials, agenda items and presentation materials.
Attend meetings associated with the department and affiliated groups and partners including staff meetings, trainings and others as assigned.
Maintain a work schedule permitting easy access for citizens and one that fits the needs of the department’s programs, events and meeting needs.
Develop public understanding and participation in parks and recreation programs through public relations activities. Interpret to the public the program, its philosophy and objectives through all suitable means.
Establish cooperative planning and working relationships with other public and volunteer agencies.
Achieve public relation objectives through speaking engagements and use of the City’s media outlets to include but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, TV Station, etc.
Shall perform other duties as prescribed by the Parks, Recreation & Tourism Director or designated supervisor.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position of the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
50 hours of previous experience related to recreation, parks or business (paid or volunteer).
Any student currently enrolled at an institution of higher education is eligible to apply to the Internship Program. If you attend a college or university, you must be of at least sophomore standing by the end of the semester you are currently completing. If you attend a vocational/technical school, you must have at least completed the first year of your program (at least nine months) by the beginning of the internship. If the internship is not required by your university, we require that you seek advisory support from the university.
Currently enrolled in major coursework in the field of Parks and Recreation Management or a related field (sports Management, Tourism).
NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Knowledge of departmental procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with government officials, associates, and the general public.
Ability to adhere to city and departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to assist with the implementation of varied activities involved in a wide range of recreational programming.
Ability to maintain up to date information on programs.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of normal duty.
Use a personal computer including word/office processing and spreadsheet applications.
Work in an outdoor environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, and potentially hazardous chemicals at times.
Ability to display an informed; professional and friendly demeanor.
Skills in organization, compiling and recording information accurately.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to assimilate recreation department functions, goals, and mission statement.
Ability to assist with other program needs of the department.
Ability to be flexible by doing various tasks as assigned.
Valid State Driver’s License.
Must be available to work additional or different hours as needed.
Must have knowledge of CPR/AED and First Aid.
Must have skill of effective customer service; ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing; ability to handle stressful situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Though diversified, this is largely sedentary work that requires fingering, grasping and repetitive motions. The employee is required to walk, sit and talk or hear. Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and understanding detailed or important instructions. Hearing is required to perceive information accurately for correct job continuum. Visual acuity is required in preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work and observing general surroundings and activities. Must be able to assist in setting up tables and chairs. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Requires the ability to bend, stoop, twist, or walk over uneven surfaces and upstairs in the elements for potentially extended periods of time.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; background check; drug and alcohol testing; job related tests may be required. If considered for employment, a drug and alcohol test is required.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement, implied or otherwise, between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
About City of Hardeeville Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department
As a "melting pot" for a diverse group of existing and new residents, the City is bringing together families from its many different neighborhoods, preserving the various cultures and heritages while promoting a sense of community for future growth and development.
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