Recreation Coordinator

City of Kearney   Kearney, NE   Full-time     Sports and Recreation / Fitness
Posted on July 23, 2022
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Recreation Coordinator (Special Events; Camps; Concessions)

Closes On: August 4, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST

Location: Park & Recreation - Recreation, Kearney, NE 68845
Department: Park & Recreation/Recreation
Job Status: Full-Time
Days Worked: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Rate of Pay: $51,398 - $72,274
Status: Accepting Applications
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Job Description Summary

Coordinate, implement, supervise, teach and evaluate youth camp programs, special events and concessions. Assist with youth and adult athletic programs, leagues and tournaments.  Work varies, requiring interpretive judgment within prescribed standards and procedures.


Job Responsibilities

Develop, plan, organize and schedule year-round recreational camps for youth; oversee management of concessions including facility, staff, inventory, sales, etc; assist with the coordination of athletic programs, leagues and events for youth and adults; perform hands-on teaching functions;  develop lesson plans;  research and develop new youth programs and special events; attend and monitor activities as required; recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate a large staff of seasonal recreation employees that include instructors, coaches, and concession attendants; obtain program sponsorships;  coordinate maintenance and upkeep of equipment and facilities;  promote programs through various methods, assist in budget preparation and review program expenditures and revenues;  promote safety in all aspects of the job;  explain and enforce department policies;  conduct public relation programs to encourage community involvement; serve as liaison with participant groups and organizations;  work nights and weekends when required; perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education & Requirements

Prefer Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Leisure Services or closely related field and one year of experience with basic understanding of special event and recreational program coordination and implementation, and experience working with, leading and supervising, youth in an organized environment.  Knowledgeable in the area of concession sales and inventory.  Requires strong computer and communication skills.  Must obtain First Aid / CPR certification within first six months of employment; possession of a valid Nebraska driver’s license.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Mental Requirements -

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to read and comprehend written material

Ability to maintain accurate records

Ability to listen to and apply information and instructions

Ability to understand mathematical concepts and basic arithmetic


Physical Requirements

Work Type:  Medium, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects

Climbing/Balancing:  Moderate, ability to sit and stand

Walking:  Moderate amount required

Stooping/Bending:  Frequently

Stand/Sit:  Sit about 50 percent of the time

Reaching:  Moderate, overhead as well as horizontal

Vision:  Adequate to perform essential job functions

Color Vision:  Adequate to perform essential job functions

Hearing:  Frequently perceive nature of sounds by ear

Speech:  Frequently express ideas by means of spoken words

Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination:  Occasionally operates equipment requiring moderate ability

Manual Dexterity:  Occasionally operates equipment requiring moderate ability


Job Advertisement

Recreation Coordinator Special Events Youth Programs Conc. Flyer.pdf


The City of Kearney is a Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace and an EEO.