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Clive Parks and Recreation Department
The city of Clive, Iowa seeks an individual for the summer 2013 Parks and Recreation Intern. Clive is one of the fastest growing cities in Iowa and is regarded by many as one of the most desirable areas in the Des Moines metropolitan area.
Duties: working directly under the Parks and Recreation Supervisors, duties will include planning and coordinating recreation programs, administering programs, administrative duties, daily operations, assist with special events, and opportunity for park maintenance. The position will include a wide range of activities from Clive’s aquatic facility to youth through adult programming and leagues.
City Requirements: the ideal candidate will be a student who is currently majoring in Parks and Recreation, Leisure Studies, or related field. The intern must be sports/activity minded, and possess the ability and desire to work with people of all ages. The position start date is in May and end date is mid-August.
Rate of Pay: the rate of pay is $10.05 per hour.
Applying for the Position: individuals interested in the position should send a cover letter, resume, city application and list of 3 references to:
Clive Parks and Recreation
Attn: Doug Harris
1900 NW 114th Street
Clive, Iowa 50325
Resumes must be received between January 1- March 11, 2013.
The positions employment dates are negotiable. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Doug Harris at the above number or by email at email@example.com.
The city of Clive is an equal opportunity employer.
Iowa City Parks and Recreation
This position reports to the Recreation Superintendent. The selected individual will work up to forty hours per week, including nights and weekends. This a non-paid internship.
Minimum requirements: an internship requirement through an accredited university with completed coursework in leisure studies or related area and experience with computer programs such as MS Word, Excel, and Publisher.
Interested persons should send cover letter and resume` to:
Iowa City Recreation Division
220 S. Gilbert Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
Urbanale Parks, Recreation, and Community Education
The city of Urbandale is seeking an individual for the Summer 2012 Parks and Recreation Intern position. Urbandale is a progressive and growing community of over 35,000 people. It is a suburb of Des Moines, located on northwest side, and is nestled between West Des Moines, Clive and Johnston.
About the Internship
We believe the internship should be a well-rounded, comprehensive experience that gives the student an opportunity to learn about all aspects of the recreation/leisure services and park departments. We understand that the intern must complete a minimum of 40 hours/week for 14 weeks (or equivalent).
Pay: $9 - $10 per hour
Develop and implement a special project from beginning to end. The student will use all elements of program planning to successfully complete the project.
Assist as needed in the office—developing phone etiquette, filing, record keeping, and answering customer inquiries.
Assist with public relations and promotions of department programs and activities including: press releases, coordinate media coverage, develop customer friendly operating procedures, design program fliers and elements of program marketing, and assist with developing seasonal program guide.
Attend board meetings, staff meetings, and council meetings. Review budget procedures, contract management and other administrative duties.
Assist with personnel functions (hiring, training, payroll, supervision, volunteer recruitment, scheduling and evaluation.)
Assist with recreation programs (development, coordination, scheduling, supervision and customer satisfaction.) Programming includes preschool, youth and adult social and cultural activities, adult sport leagues, aquatics, senior citizens, and special events.
Implement new programs and activities for the staff Wellness Program. Attend Wellness Committee meetings, set up agendas, etc. (City and School District Wellness Committees.)
Assist with park maintenance: turf maintenance, landscaping and beautification, aquatic maintenance, etc. (only if required)
For more information, please contact Mollie Wilhite at the Urbandale Parks and Recreation Department, 3600—86th Street, Urbandale, IA 50322. (515) 331-6792. firstname.lastname@example.org