Recreation Leader/Senior Recreation Leader Job at Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California

Recreation Leader/Senior Recreation Leader

City of Walnut Creek , California

Job Information 


Arts, Recreation and Community Services

Mid Level


$14.50 - $19.30 Hourly

Application Deadline 


No Application Deadline

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The Recreation Division is seeking energetic individuals who want to have fun this summer! As a Recreation division employee you will gain knowledge, awareness and teamwork, while building lifelong friendships.

Job experience is not always necessary, but applicants must display a good work ethic, sense of teamwork, and a willingness to help strengthen our community and foster human development through the exciting field of recreation.

We offer five different Day Camp programs for children. Leaders direct games, arts and crafts, songs, and trips. Recreation Leaders work 15-30 hours a week, and Senior Recreation Leaders work up to 38 hours a week, depending on experience, personal availability, program and attendance. All programs begin June 14th, 2021. Training will take place within the first two weeks of June.  

Hourly Wages Per Position Are As Follows:

Recreation Leader – $14.50 - $16.50

Senior Recreation Leader - $17.10 – $19.30


Representative Duties

Under general supervision, our Recreation Leaders perform a variety of duties, including: 

  • Assist Sr. Leaders in organizing and leading activities
  • Active participation in all activities, trips and swim days
  • Provide for safety of children
  • Initiate interaction with children
  • Any other tasks that management sets forth

 In addition to the duties above, Senior Recreation Leaders are also responsible for:

  • Planning and organizing activities for assigned site
  • Supervising children and providing for their safety
  • Enthusiastically leading activities and setting examples for Recreation Leaders
  • Maintaining Attendance records and providing written reports upon request
  • Interacting with parents and staff to create a cohesive working team
  • Other related duties as assigned


Qualifications Guidelines

Ideal candidates for this position: 

  • Reliable and responsible, good work ethic and team player
  • Energetic and can offer great customer service
  • Actively engage children and enjoy working with children ages 5-14
  • Provide physical and emotional safety for all children
  • Are excellent communicators with strong verbal and written skills
  • Are interested in developing leadership and professional growth experience
  • May have some experience working with summer camps

Does being a Recreation Leader or Senior Recreation Leader sound like you? Before you apply, be sure that you meet the qualification guidelines below: 

  • Must be able to secure a work permit if currently under age 18 and in school. 
  • Must be at least 15 years old at time of hire or finished Freshman year of High School
  • Must have reliable form of transportation to and from camp.


In addition, our Senior Recreation Leader requirements include: 

  • One year of paid work experience in a day or resident camp setting.
  • Ability to engage in physical activity
  • Ability to work at a number of different sites throughout the City
  • CPR & First Aid certification desirable


Supplemental Information

Recreation Leaders and Senior Recreation Leaders may undergo California Department of Justice and FBI fingerprinting as part of the background process, as well as a TB test. All interested candidates must attend training week prior to the start of camp programs. One week vacation during camp sessions is permissible.



  1. Submit your application through Government Jobs.
  2. The Department will contact you directly based on current vacancies for an interview. Should you have any questions on the status of your application, please reach out to our Recreation department at 925.943.5899 x2429.


1666 N Main Street

Walnut Creek, CA 94596