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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES :: PARKS & RECREATION SEASONAL

The City of Arlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to notify each applicant individually when the selection process for an available position is complete. The hiring supervisor will contact applicants directly if selected for interview.

For Parks and Recreation Seasonal positions, apply at Parks and Recreation Administration, 717 W. Main, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Part time positions are in various recreational areas.

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Beverage Cart Attendant
$5.15 per hour. This position is located at Ditto Golf Course, Lake Arlington Golf Course and Ventana Grille at Tierra Verde Golf Club. This position requires: 18 years of age or older, valid TABC Certification and attend Project SAVE prior to employment; must be able to have or obtain a valid Food Handlers Permit, and previous experience in food and beverage/customer service is preferred. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREENING, CREDIT EVALUATION, PHYSICAL, VALID DRIVER LICENSE, AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING. Under general supervision performs: Ability to drive a gas powered golf cart; ability to work in an outdoor environment; ability to provide quality customer service; ability to prepare and serve alcoholic beverages; ability to ensure food quality and equipment is up to health codes; ability to stock the beverage cart daily and take inventory of product at the end of every shift; ability to monitor supply levels and restock cart throughout the day; ability to enter sales into a point-of-sale system; ability to count and make change.

Cart Attendant $7.25 per hour
$7.25 per hour. This position is located at Ditto Golf Course, Lake Arlington Golf Course and Tierra Verde Golf Club. This position requires: 16 years of age or older and experience working with golf riding cart operation. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREENING, VALID DRIVER LICENSE, PHYSICAL AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING. Under general supervision performs:
Ability to work in an outdoor environment; ability to perform preventative maintenance; ability to change or repair a tire; ability to lift or exert forces equivalent to lifting 40 lbs.; ability to operate a variety of equipment including, but not limited to golf cart, hand tools, and vacuum cleaner; ability to provide quality customer service; knowledge of basic golf etiquette.

Cashier/Concession Worker – Elzie Odom Athletic Center
$7.50-9.50 per hour.
This position is located at Elzie Odom Athletic Center in North Arlington. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREENING, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK AND CREDIT CHECK. Under immediate supervision, prepares sells and serves food and beverage items to the general public. Job requirements include; Ability to prepare food and beverage items; ability to restock concessions inventory as necessary; ability to clear tables after guests leave; remove litter; mop floors; and clean service areas; ability to use ovens, microwaves and other equipment as necessary to perform job duties; ability to operate the POS system for inventory control; ability to balance cash register drawer; ability to ensure food quality and equipment are up to health codes. Must obtain a food handlers permit with 14 days of employment.

Childcare Attendant
$8.00 to $9.00/ hour
This position is located at Cliff Nelson Recreation Center (M-Th, 5:30-7:30pm) and Hugh Smith Recreation Center (M/W/F 8:30-11:30am, T/Th 11:00am-Noon, Sa 9:30-11:30am, M-Th 6:00-8:00pm). THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING AND DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREENING. Under general supervision performs: Individual will be responsible for providing childcare for children ages 2-12 years; previous experience preferred; must possess good communication and customer service skills. Applications will be kept on file for only 45 days.

Clubhouse Attendant
$7.25 per hour. This position is located at Meadowbrook Golf Course, Ditto Golf Course, Lake Arlington Golf Course and Tierra Verde Golf Course. This position requires: Must be 18 years of age or older and obtain TABC certification and attend Project Save prior to employment. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREENING, PHYSICAL, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING AND CREDIT VERIFICATION. Ability to operate a point-of-sale system; Ability to count money and make correct change; ability to sell golf equipment and ensure merchandise levels and supplies are adequate, notifying the Head Golf Professional when additional items are needed; ability to receive, coordinate, and record tee time reservations and monitor play on golf courses to ensure smooth play; skill in responding to customer complaints/concerns in addition to answering public relations questions regarding golf course and clubhouse operations; ability to answer telephone calls, operate a cash register and calculator; ability to work in an indoor environment and occasionally in an outdoor environment; ability to lift or exert forces equivalent to 55 pounds, ability to perform custodial tasks in and around the clubhouse including, but not limited to vacuum cleaning, sweeping, mopping, restroom upkeep, window cleaning, dusting, and trash detail; ability to perform additional duties as needed. 

Day Camp Leader
$8.50-$10.00 per hour. This position is located at Hugh Smith, Dottie Lynn, Elzie Odom, Cliff Nelson Recreation Centers and Lake Arlington. This position requires: Must be age 16 or older. CPR and First Aid Certification required upon employment THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING. Under general supervision performs: Leading youth ages 5-12 in various activities in a recreational setting. Schedule will include 10-30 hours per week that will vary within a 12-hour window, 6:30am-6:30pm Monday-Friday with weekends off. The Lake Arlington position will require working outdoors. All other locations will require working indoors and outdoors. Applications will be kept on file for only 45 days. Applicants must identify a preferred work location: Hugh Smith (bilingual a plus), Dottie Lynn, Elzie Odom, Cliff Nelson Recreation Center; Lake Arlington.

Day Camp Leader/Driver
$8.50-$10.00 per hour. This position is located at Hugh Smith, Dottie Lynn, Elzie Odom, Cliff Nelson Recreation Centers and Lake Arlington. This position requires: Must be age 18 or older and hold a valid driver’s license with good driving record, CPR and First Aid Certification required upon employment. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT
DRUG/ALCOHOL, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING AND MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD. Under general supervision performs: Leading youth ages 5-12 in various activities in a recreational setting. Schedule will include 10-30 hours per week that will vary within a 12-hour window, 6:30am-6:30pm Monday-Friday with weekends off. The Lake Arlington position will require working outdoors. All other locations will require working indoors and outdoors. Applications will be kept on file for only 45 days. Applicants must identify a preferred work location: Hugh Smith (bilingual a plus), Dottie Lynn, Elzie Odom, Cliff Nelson Recreation Center; Lake Arlington.

Day Camp Director
$11.00-$12.50 per hour. This position is located at Hugh Smith, Dottie Lynn, Elzie Odom, Cliff Nelson Recreation Centers and Lake Arlington. This position requires: Must be age 16 or older. CPR and First Aid Certification required upon employment THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING AND MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD. Under general supervision performs: Supervise a staff of camp leaders and direct a camp for children ages 5-12 years. Develop and implement a daily curriculum under Parks and Recreation guidelines. Plan daily camp activities and supervise day camp leaders. Must display leadership qualities with both staff and customers. Previous experience working with, or instructing children in a day camp setting preferred. Must display strong customer service skills. Schedule will include 30-40 hours per week that will vary within a 12-hour window, 6:30am-6:30pm Monday-Friday, with weekends off. The Lake Arlington position will require working outdoors. All other locations will require working indoors and outdoors. Applications will be kept on file for only 45 days. Applicants must identify a preferred work location: Hugh Smith, Dottie Lynn, Elzie Odom, Cliff Nelson Recreation Center; Lake Arlington.

Day Camp Assistant Director
$10.00-$11.50 per hour. This position is located at Hugh Smith, Dottie Lynn, Elzie Odom, Cliff Nelson Recreation Centers and Lake Arlington. This position requires: High school diploma or GED, as well as some college preferred; valid driver’s license with good driving record CPR and First Aid Certification required upon employment THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING AND MOTOR VEHICLE RECORD. Under general supervision performs: Assists in supervising a staff of camp leaders. Assists in orchestrating schedule and activity set up, greets parents and assist with children ages 5 – 12 as needed. Must display leadership qualities with both staff and customers. Previous experience working with, or instructing children in a day camp setting preferred. Must display strong customer service skills. Schedule will include 20-30 hours per week that will vary within a 12-hour window, 6:30am-6:30pm Monday-Friday, with weekends off. The Lake Arlington position will require working outdoors. All other locations will require working indoors and outdoors. Applications will be kept on file for only 45 days. Applicants must identify a preferred work location: Hugh Smith, Dottie Lynn, Cliff Nelson Recreation Center; Lake Arlington.

Food and Beverage Worker
$5.75 per hour. This position is located at Ditto Golf Course and Lake Arlington Golf Course. This position requires: Must be 18 years of age or older, must obtain a valid TABC certification and attend Project Save prior to employment; and must have or be able to obtain a valid Food Handlers Permit. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREENING, PHYSICAL, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING AND CREDIT VERIFICATION. Ability to operate commercial food and beverage preparation equipment, on the job training provided; ability to prepare food and beverage items to sell and serve customers; ability to operate a point-of-sale system; ability to prepare and serve alcoholic beverages; ability to provide quality customer service; ability to maintain cleanliness of food service area, dining area, and equipment; ability to ensure food quality and equipment is up to health codes; ability to balance a cash drawer; prior experience in food preparation in a retail outlet preferred.

Golf Course Worker
$7.50 per hour. This position is located at Ditto Golf Course, Lake Arlington Golf Course and Tierra Verde Golf Course. This position requires: Must be 16 years of age or older and have a valid driver license. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREENING, PHYSICAL, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING AND DRIVER LICENSE VERIFICATION. Ability to operate small motorized equipment (e.g., string trimmer, push mower); ability to use hand tools; ability to work in an outdoor environment; prefer experience in golf or lawn maintenance; ability to participate in maintenance tasks such as mowing, edging, tree pruning, string trimming, picking up trash, etc; ability to lift 50 pounds.

Guitar Instructor
$8.50 per hour. This position is located at Hugh Smith Recreation Center. This position requires: high school diploma or GED. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING AND DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREENING. Under general supervision performs: develops and implements curriculum for beginning and intermediate guitar for all ages; previous experience teaching children and adults in a structured setting preferred. Applications will be kept on file for only 45 days.

Guitar/Keyboard Instructor
$13.00 per hour. This position is located at Dottie Lynn Recreation Center. This position requires: High school diploma or GED. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING. Under general supervision performs: Individual will be responsible for instructing adults and youth in various levels of playing the guitar and/or Keyboard. A qualified candidate should possess knowledge of many types of music, the ability to demonstrate teaching methods and guitar/keyboard skills, as well as work well with people. Instructor needed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Applications will be kept on file for only 45 days.  

Gymnastics Instructor
 $8.50 per hour. This position is located at Hugh Smith Recreation Center. This position requires: High school diploma or GED. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING. Under general supervision performs: Individual will teach gymnastics curriculum to children ages 2-12 years; previous experience preferred; must possess good communication and customer service skills. Hours will include evenings and weekends. Applications will be kept on file for only 45 days.

Keyboarding Instructor
$13.00 per hour. This position requires: High school diploma or GED. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING. Under general supervision performs: Individual will be responsible for instructing adults and youth in various levels of playing the piano/ keyboard. A qualified candidate should possess knowledge of many types of music, the ability to demonstrate teaching methods and piano/ keyboarding skills, as well as work well with people. Must be able to work weekday mornings and weekend evenings. Applications will be kept on file for only 45 days.

Lead Food & Beverage Worker
$7.75 per hour. This position is located at Lake Arlington Golf Course and Ditto Golf Course. This position requires: Must be 18 years of age or older, must obtain a valid TABC certification and attend Project Save prior to employment; and must have or be able to obtain a valid Food Handlers Permit. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREENING, PHYSICAL, CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING AND CREDIT VERIFICATION. Ability to prepare food items according to standards of quality, consistency and time lines; ability to sell and serve food and beverage items to the general public; ability to operate a point-of-sale system; ability to provide quality customer service; ability to prepare and serve alcoholic beverages; ability to ensure product and supply levels are adequate and notify supervisor when additional items are needed; ability to order and receive deliveries, and restock supplies as necessary; ability to maintain sanitation procedures and organization of work area, equipment and rest rooms; ability to perform janitorial duties in clubhouse as needed or directed.

Line Cook
$8.00 per hour. This position is located at Ventana Grille, located at Tierra Verde Golf Club. This position requires: Must be 18 years of age or older and must have or be able to obtain a valid Food Handlers Permit. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREENING, PHYSICAL AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. Ability to assist Executive Chef/Sous Chef in cooking and preparation of food; ability to supervise kitchen personnel under the direction of the Chef; ability to ensure food items are prepared according to standards of quality, consistency and time lines; ability to receive and fulfill food orders using a restaurant point-of-sale system; ability to answer questions about cooking methods, menu items and specials; ability to purchase various food products as directed by Executive Chef, order and receive deliveries, and restock supplies as necessary; ability to maintain sanitation procedures and organization of work area, ability to maintain cleanliness of back-of-the-house area.

Marketing Intern
$10 per hour. This position is located at the Arlington Parks and Recreation Department Administration Building at 717 W. Main Street, Arlington, TX 76013.. This position requires: four semesters of college, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND PROCESSING. Under general supervision performs: Graphic design and layout, general office work, participating in marketing planning and assisting with special events. The schedule will include 25-40 hours per week that will fall within a 9-hour window, 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. The position will begin in May and conclude in mid-late August. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required to assist with special events. With the exception of special events, the majority of the work will take place indoors.

Preschool Instructor
$8.50-11.00/per hour. This position is located at Cliff Nelson Recreation Center. This position requires: High school diploma or GED. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSIN AND DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREENING. Under general supervision performs: Individual will teach preschool curriculum to children ages 3-5 years; previous experience preferred; must possess good communication and customer service skills. Hours will be weekday mornings. Applications will be kept on file for only 45 days.

Recreation Instructor
$8.50 per hour. This position is located at Hugh Smith Recreation Center and Eunice Activity Center. This position requires: high school diploma or GED. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING. Under general supervision performs: develops preschool and elementary activities and programs; teaching classes for mature adults, etc. arts, crafts, music and computer classes. Previous experience teaching/working with groups of children in a structured setting preferred. Applications will be kept on file for only 45 days.

Restaurant Server
$5.40 per hour. This position is located at Ventana Grille, located at Tierra Verde Golf Club. This position requires: Must be 18 years of age or older; must obtain a valid TABC certification and attend Project SAVE prior to employment and must have or be able to obtain a valid Food Handlers Permit. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREENING, PHYSICAL, CREDIT VERFICIATION, AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. Ability to provide a dining experience that meets or exceeds guest expectations; ability to process guest orders that are prepared properly and on a timely basis; ability to submit food orders to kitchen using a restaurant point-of-sale system; ability to observe diners to ensure that guests are satisfied and respond to additional requests; ability to maintain cleanliness of front-of-the-house area, clear tables after guests leave; remove litter; mop floors; and clean service areas; ability to provide assistance in the kitchen, receive deliveries, and restock supplies as necessary; ability to prepare and serve alcoholic beverages.

Restaurant Worker
$7.25 per hour. This position is located at Ventana Grille, located at Tierra Verde Golf Club. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL SCREENING, PHYSICAL, AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK. Ability to perform one of the following job sets; Bus person: ability to provide assistance to servers to maintain efficiency and guest satisfaction; ability to maintain cleanliness of front-of-the-house area and restock condiment containers as necessary; ability to serve water to guests and provide refills as needed; ability to clear tables after guests leave; remove litter; mop floors; and clean service areas. Dishwasher: ability to provide staff with clean cooking utensils and service ware for the guests’ dining experience; ability to perform routine washroom cleaning tasks including maintenance and sanitation of dish machine.

CAPRA, recognizes park and recreation agencies for excellence in operation and service. Accreditation is based on an agency’s compliance with the 144 standards for national accreditation. To achieve accreditation, an agency must comply with all 36 Fundamental Standards, and at least 85 percent of the remaining 108 standards (92). This position will be responsible for identifying policies and procedures that are currently being conducted within the department and identifying areas that need to be addressed in order to meet required accreditation standards.

CAPRA accreditation is a five-year cycle that includes three phases: development of the agency self-assessment report, the on-site visitation, and the Commission’s review and decision. The on-site visitation follows the agency’s development of its self-assessment report. Within each of the four years between on-site visits, the agency will submit an annual report that addresses its continued compliance with the accreditation standards.

Tennis Professional – Arlington Tennis Center
$21-25/hour on court (dependent upon USPTA certification level) Requires: High school diploma or GED; USPTA certification required; ability to provide tennis instruction with groups or in private lessons; ability to assist the Head Tennis Professional in planning and directing instructional programs. Stringing experience preferred. Must possess good communication skills and be able to work well with the public. Previous teaching experience required. Hours will vary and include evenings and weekends. This position is available at the Arlington Tennis Center. Candidates will be subject to drug/alcohol, Texas Driver License and criminal background checks. Applications will be kept on file for only 45 days.

AQUATICS

Lifeguard
$9.50 - $10.50 per hour. This position is located at a City of Arlington Outdoor Pool.  THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING. Under general supervision: Responsible for the safety and satisfaction of pool patrons through quality service and the enforcements of facility rules.  Assists with general facility maintenance and responsible for emergency situations on and off the lifeguard stand.  Lifeguard certification is required.  The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will make every effort to provide training/certification opportunities for qualified individuals.

Water Safety Instructor
$11.00 - $13.00 per hour. This position is located at a City of Arlington Outdoor Pool or the Indoor Pool. THIS POSITION IS SUBJECT TO: PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG/ALCOHOL AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND PROCESSING. Under general supervision: Responsible for learn-to-swim instruction in a group or one-on-one format. Must be able to prepare and monitor course and participation records and evaluate participant swimming abilities to ensure an appropriate level of instruction in an enjoyable and safe setting. Instructors must have strong customer service skills and be able to work effectively with children and their parents. Certification as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) is required. Must be able to complete certification requirements for CPR/First Aid. The Arlington Parks and Recreation Department will make every effort to provide training/certification opportunities for individuals with the desire to teach.

 

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