Glendale Parks and Recreation is Nationally Accredited.
CAPRA provides quality assurance and quality improvement of accredited park and recreation agencies throughout the United States. CAPRA is the only national accreditation of park and recreation agencies, and is a valuable measure of an agency’s overall quality of operation, management, and service to the community.
The Parks and Recreation department hires a number of part-time positions to support needs throughout the city. When a position is available, the candidate should apply online at the website listed above. If you do not see a position listed, then there is currently not a vacancy to fill. Positions may become available throughout the year.
SPECIAL INTEREST CLASS INSTRUCTORS
Group Aerobics Instructor The Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, a membership facility, is often looking for group aerobics instructors to teach a variety of classes.
Essential Functions: Designs and conducts aerobic exercise classes. Motivates participants. Ensures safe and beneficial instruction. Modifies movements as necessary. Encourages achievement of health related goals. Observes and discusses individual progress. Establishes and maintains rapport and positive communication with participants and staff. Promotes healthy lifestyle initiative. Encourages employees and community members to attend classes. Identifies, communicates and recommends opportunities for improvement to supervisor. Basic Qualifications: One year of aerobic exercise instruction experience in health or fitness facility. High school diploma or equivalent related experience. Current Adult Heartsaver AED CPR or Adult CPR/AED Certification. Demonstrated knowledge of and skill in adaptability, change management, creativity/innovation, customer service, interpersonal relations, oral communication, teamwork, and written communication. Preferred Qualifications: Certified National Fitness Instructor by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), YMCA, or American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
For more information, please call 623-930-4613.
Adult Sports Officials
Responsible adults are needed to officiate games in the upcoming season. Sports include softball, basketball, flag football and volleyball. A great way to stay in shape and keep involved in the game you enjoyed playing as a kid. Training opportunities provided. If interested, please call (623) 930-2841.
Temporary General Laborer I & II
The Temporary General Laborer I is for 19 hours or less a week at $10.00 a hour. They are responsible for basic maintenance and custodial duties such as but not limited to: Cleaning and restocking restrooms; pressure washing; picking up trash; emptying trash cans; removing graffiti; cleaning out barbeque grills; operating blowers and utility vehicles; dragging and lining ball-fields; and cleaning complexes at sports tournaments. This position usually works on the weekends at Regional and Community Parks or Sports Complexes.
The Temporary General Laborer II is for 20 hours or more a week at $12.16 an hour. This position is similar to the Full Time Employee Service Worker II position. They are responsible for basic and skilled maintenance such as but not limited to: Litter patrol; removing trash from receptacles; removing, repairing, or replacing damaged signage; removing graffiti; checking all areas for safety hazards and addressing them as needed; shrub and tree maintenance; repairing minor irrigation issues; weed abatement; conducting gate opening; assisting with flood irrigation delivery; operating light to medium duty equipment, chain saws, hedge trimmers, generators, edger, blowers, mowers, loaders/tractors, parking lot sweepers, utility vehicles and mini dump trucks; dragging and lining ball-fields; installing base mounts; cleaning complexes at sports tournaments; and addressing all other issues that are seasonal and/or unique to the parks.
Both of these positions are temporary positions within the Parks Maintenance and Sports Division that report directly to lead Full Time Employees and/or Park Managers.
Employment (lifeguarding, pool managers, cashiers). If interested, call 623-930-2838.
SUMMER RECREATION AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
Are you a creative, high-energy individual at least 16 years old and looking for a great summer job with weekends off? Supervise children ages 6-12 in a variety of recreational activities at a neighborhood site.
Requirements: Minimum age 16, First Aid/CPR certified prior to the start of the program. Duties: Supervises youth at a school/recreation center. Conducts games, special events and other activities as assigned by the Site Specialist. Reports all accidents/incidents in a clear and concise manner, assists with special events, maintains site rules through the use of Progressive Discipline, insures the safety and cleanliness of the site. Represents the City of Glendale in appearance, professionalism and integrity. Follow all city policies and procedures. Must have reliable transportation. Click here for current job openings.
Recreation Leader I:
Requirements: Age 18, 1-2 years recreation experience, First Aid/CPR certified prior to the start of the program. Duties: Supervises youth at a school/recreation center. Directs a variety of games, crafts, special events, tournaments, and other activities as assigned. Reports all accidents/incidents in a clear and concise manner, promotes open communication with parents/guardians, enforces site rules through the use of Progressive Discipline steps, maintains and cares for school/site equipment and property, and follows all city policies and procedures. Recommends activities to the Site Specialist. Represents the City of Glendale in appearance, professionalism and integrity. Must have reliable transportation. Click here for current job openings.
Recreation Leader II:
Requirements: Age 19, 2-3 years recreation experience, First Aid/CPR certified prior to the start of the program. Duties: A hands-on staff person who assists in the planning of activities, reports all accidents/incidents in a clear and concise manner, directs and instructs a full range of recreational activities at a school/recreation center site. Recommends program planning ideas to Site Specialist and enforces site rules by using Progressive Discipline steps. Adheres to city policies and procedures to maintain a safe site for all participants. Represents the City of Glendale in appearance, professionalism and integrity. Must have reliable transportation. Click here for current job openings.
Recreation Leader III:
Requirements: Age 20, minimum 3 years recreation experience, First Aid/CPR certified prior to the start of the program. Duties: Under the direction of the Site Specialist, a front line staff who assists in the supervision of support staff, site programming and planning. Directs and instructs a full range of recreational activities at a school or recreation center site and fulfills the duties of the Site Specialist during absences. Assists in daily paperwork, weekly schedules, and recommends program planning ideas to Site Programmer. Follows Progressive Discipline steps, adheres to city policies and procedures to maintain a safe site for all participants. Represents the City of Glendale in appearance, professionalism and integrity. Must have reliable transportation. Click here for current job openings.
Recreation Site Specialist:
Requirements: Completion of at least 60 semester hours of college course work and four years of recreation experience; or a Bachelor's Degree in Recreation or related/similar field; or a Bachelor's Degree and one year of teaching experience. First Aid/CPR certified prior to the start of the program. Duties: Performs professional, recreational and supervisory work in directing the activities of a school/recreation center/site. Manages and directs all activities, weekly planning, site schedules, special events, prepares daily/weekly reports, acts as a contact person for parents and site administration, assists with the marketing and recruitment of participants, handles all finances, attends staff meetings, assures facilities and equipment are in safe working order, monitors program needs, supervises, evaluates and trains site staff, acts as a liaison between school administration and the Recreation office, and all other duties as assigned. Represent the City of Glendale in appearance, professionalism and integrity. This is a front line, hands-on staff position. Must have reliable transportation to sites, staff meetings and special events. Click here for current job openings.