Senior Recreation Leader (Part-Time)

  • Manhattan Beach, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Part Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $22.54 - $27.40 Hourly USD

Job Description


Under direction of the Recreation Program Manager, plan, direct, budget, and coordinate community program activities, classes, and events in the areas of Cultural Arts, Performing Arts, Playground or Older Adults; and perform other related work as required.


The duties listed below 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 class :
  • Develop and monitor activities, classes, camps and events associated with performing arts, cultural arts, older adults and playground programming.
  • Coordinate, plan, organize, implement, market, and evaluate activities and events with applicable City, County staff, and other personnel.
  • Assist in setting schedules and recruiting potential user groups, participants and partners.
  • Select and negotiate contracts with class instructors and event groups.
  • Supervise and monitor program registration services.
  • Assist with the development and production of marketing materials for program promotion.
  • Provide feedback to direct user group staff and volunteers.
  • Monitor user-groups, program participants and the public to ensure proper adherence to City guidelines and requirements.
  • Identify and make recommendations for changes to staffing schedules and/or program and facility operations.
  • Conduct site coordination with user-group staff and program participants to ensure familiarity and safety of event amenities.
  • Conduct on site monitoring and inspection of scheduled facility reservation and/or classes at City community centers, parks, play areas, tennis courts, athletic fields, and other recreation facilities.
  • Report and recommend facility and park maintenance issues.
  • Participate in the hiring, development, and training of staff and volunteers.
  • Develop and manage program budgets.
  • Recommend facility improvements.
  • Display courteous and professional behavior toward the public and staff and observe all City rules and regulations.
  • Represent the Department at Parks and Recreation Commission or City Council meetings.
  • Maintain records and write reports, and perform other duties as assigned. May be required to work shifts, weekends, or holidays.


Training and Experience : Equivalent to an Associate of Arts degree in recreation and leisure services, human services, or a related field and four years experience in planning, organizing, and conducting recreational programs which include supervising, budgeting, report writing, marketing, and training is required.

For Cultural Arts Division, a Bachelor’s degree is required with one (1) year of paid experience in planning, organizing, and conducting arts programs, which include supervising, budgeting, report writing, marketing, and training. An increasing level of programing experience can be substituted for education on a year-to-year basis.

License: Must have a valid CA driver's license at the time of employment [MC1] .

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities : Requires knowledge in the principles and practices of event organization and program development, budget practices and requirements to implement broad recreational and cultural art activities, classes, and events; skill in instructing and training, operating specific department tools and equipment, and communicating effectively orally and in writing. Must have the ability to plan, organize, and implement events; supervise assigned staff; prepare reports. Proficiency in the use of personal computer software (Windows) is desirable.


May be required to work shifts, weekends, or holidays.

In accordance with California Government Code Section 3100, City of Manhattan Beach employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to protect the health, safety, lives, and property of the people of the State.

All applicants will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. Candidates will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. The filing period will remain open until the needs of the department have been met.

NOTE: A drug test may be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam. The provisions of this brochure do not constitute a contract, express or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Part-time employees are enrolled in PARS (Public Alternate Retirement System). All part-time and seasonal employees contribute 7.5% each pay period on pre-tax basis.Ifan employee reaches 1,000 hours within a fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th), or are already a CalPERS member, then they are enrolled in CalPERS (Public Employees Retirement System).

The City complies with California Labor Code 245-249 by providing paid sick leave for part-time hourly employees accordingly.

The City of Manhattan Beach does not provide medical/dental/vision benefits to part-time employees. Eligible employees enrolled in CalPERS may opt in to a CalPERS medical plan.

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Manhattan Beach, California United States View Map