Kids in the Kitchen Recreation Leader (2021) Job at Davis, Yolo County, California

Kids in the Kitchen Recreation Leader (2021)

City of Davis , California

Job Information 


Parks and Community Services

Entry Level


$14.00 - $14.00 Hourly

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The City of Davis offers summer camp programs for children ages 7-13 throughout the duration of summer. These programs provide children the ability to get outside and enjoy connecting with others, nature, or their crafty and imaginative side. The Kids in the Kitchen Recreation Leader will be responsible for campers during this program.

The Kids in the Kitchen Recreation Leader must be available to work Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on the following dates:
June 14-18, June 21-25, June 28-July 2, July 6-9, July 19-23, July 26-30, August 2-6, August 9-13. *Note there is a week ‘off’ from July 12-16.

Once hired, they must available for approximately 10 hours planning prior to the start of summer, and must participate in mandatory trainings on June 5, with additional TBD training prior to the start of camps. They must also attend Tuesday evening staff meetings (usually at 6:00 p.m.).
 Hourly wage: Community Services Specialist I - $14.00 per hour
Temporary part time, no benefits. Applicants will be screened according to experience relevant to this position.  Those most qualified will be invited to an individual or small group interview.

Examples of Duties


  • Work with the Senior Recreation Leader to plan and coordinate camp activities and recipes.
  • Facilitate arts and crafts activities, sports, games, and other activities in addition to cooking.
  • Communicate with the Senior Recreation Leader on a daily basis regarding children’s behavior, injuries and other relevant matters.
  • Render first aid as necessary.
  • Attend weekly Tuesday staff meeting after camp has ended for the day, during the weeks of camp.
  • Assure equipment and facilities are safely and properly prepared and maintained.
  • Keep work environments clean and organized.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other program staff and community members.


Typical Qualifications
  • Must be 15 years or older prior to the start of the summer programs.
  • Certified in CPR and Standard First Aid prior to the start of the summer camp program.
  • Must be able to complete a list of other required online trainings prior to the start of the program, including but not limited to, Sports Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Protocols, Mandated Reporter, Sexual Discrimination and Harassment, COVID-19 Safety Protocols, etc.
  • Ability to demonstrate energy, enthusiasm and creativity in the job position.
  • Ability to motivate and lead other program staff, volunteers and youth participants.
  • Having knowledge of recreation activities, child development, behavior management practices and community resources is desirable.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communication with other program staff and community members.
  • Having related experience working with children is highly desirable.
  • Must be comfortable, confident and proficient working in a kitchen with ovens, stoves, and basic kitchen safety practices, knife safety practices, and know operations such as; working a blender, food processors, hand held and counter top mixing machines, graters, sifters, etc. 
  • Must be able to instruct others how to safely and properly use kitchen equipment.
  • Possess energy, enthusiasm and creativity. 

Physical/Sensory Requirements: Staff should be prepared to work indoors and outdoors, in various environmental conditions each week. Staff are required to wear a mask/face covering and should be prepared to demonstrate physical social distancing standards in line with current guidelines and requirements to keep all staff and participants safe. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This is an active position requiring the ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 50 lbs.; verbal and hearing skills to effectively communicate with children and other staff; visual acuity to oversee projects, and make observations.  Work is done both indoors and out, with exposure to heat, often over 100 degrees, sun, noise, dust, pollens and slip hazards when near water.  Potential for exposure to blood borne pathogens when rendering first aid.  


Supplemental Information

To Apply:   A City of Davis online employment application must be submitted to be considered for these positions.  Paper applications will not be accepted. 

FINAL FILING DATE:  Applications are accepted on a continuous basis as received.  Applicants will be notified via email of their application status.          

PLEASE NOTE: All applicants will be notified via email and/or phone.

The City of Davis encourages applications from qualified women and minorities. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, disability or sexual preference.

Information contained herein does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract and the provisions are subject to change.  According to the Federal Reform and Control Act, the City of Davis is required to hire only U.S. citizens or aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

If you require accommodation during any phase of this recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources office at (530)757-5644 or TDD (530)757-5666.


23 Russell Boulevard

Davis, CA 95616