CITY OF OVERLAND PARK - POSITION DESCRIPTION
JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: The intern will work under the direction of the Assistant Director, Recreation Services in a program that provides the opportunity to gain experience in planning, organizing, leading and evaluating various recreational programs. The intern will be responsible for developing one program/event as a special project which includes planning, organizing, implementing and presenting for evaluation. The type and scope of the project will be determined with the assistance of the recreation supervisor. The intern will be exposed to the operations of the entire department and receive assignments from the various divisions which include the community centers, aquatics, soccer complex, farmer's market, golf courses, farmstead, and arts.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plans, organizes, implements and presents a special program/event for evaluation. The type and scope of the program/event will be determined with the assistance of the recreation supervisor. Learns and follows policies and procedures concerning program and event marketing.
Prepares a variety of reports and other documents such as operating, activity and statistical reports, promotional materials and agenda items.
Intern will be exposed to the departments operations and will receive assignments or assist with special events/programs at the community center, aquatics, soccer complex, farmers market, golf courses, farmstead and arts.
Attends departmental meetings.
Learns departmental and community center policies and operations.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION & SPECIAL LICENSE (S)/CERTIFICATIONS:
Current enrollment in undergraduate or graduate degree program in parks and recreation management, kinesiology, exercise science, sports management, leisure studies, or a related field.
Possession of an appropriate, valid drivers license.
Must have and maintain an insurable driving record.
No experience required.
Attention to detail
Basic math and accounting skills
Working knowledge of computer software applications such as spreadsheets and word-processing.
Human Relations/Interpersonal skills
Project management skills
Time management skills
Good oral and written communication skills
Ability to work in a fast paced, customer service oriented facility.
Ability to meet deadlines
Diplomacy and judgment
Ability to recognize and protect confidential information
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
Ability to carry out assignments through oral and written instructions
Ability to work in a hectic environment with many interruptions.
Ability to work on several projects at once.
Ability to read and comprehend City policies and procedures.
Ability to learn and comprehend various software programs.
Ability to recognize and protect confidential information.
Alpha and numeric recognition
Ability to reach, stand, crawl, bend, stoop, climb, push, and pull
Hand and eye coordination adequate to input information into a computer.
Ability to make and receive phone calls
Ability to distinguish smells
Ability to operate City vehicles
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (Direct & Indirect):
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by interns within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of interns assigned to this job.