Part-Time Employment

Please download part of the pdf Part-Time Employment Application (34 KB) . Additional pages will need to be completed in person at the Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation Department. All candidates will be required to interview.

Update Employment Application

Current employees can download the 2017 Summer update form beginning in late November or early December. pdf 2017 Update Form (167 KB)
 

Position Requirements

Following is a general list of positions available in the Youth, Parks & Recreation Department.  Included is a brief summation for that position plus the level of certification required for the slot.

Please be aware that the job descriptions that follow are not complete, nor are they intended to be complete.  Each job description also includes other assigned duties and each employee will comply with all reasonable requests of their supervisors.  Facility orientations will address day to day specifics and you should see your immediate supervisor with any questions you may have.

In general, we expect each employee to not only complete their specific duties but also be prepared to deal with patrons in a polite, positive manner; answer phones promptly and professionally; provide information and direction in a friendly, courteous manner; be fully accountable for their work performance and treat customer service as a priority.  Please remember we are a service organization, our reason for existing is to provide service to the public so we expect you to go to the greatest lengths possible to assist patrons within the guidelines of department policies explained in your orientation.

Certifications:
C – CPR
D – Defibrillator
F – First Aid
L – Lifeguarding
P – Pool Operator on Location

Aquatic & Fitness Center

Aerobics Instructor – Facilitator of fitness classes.  These classes may be aquatic or land based. Previous instructing experience or an acceptable certification is required. (C,F)                                

Assistant Pool Supervisor – Responsible for lifeguard staff at pool, final cash outs and verification of cash outs, total operations of AFC when full time staff is not present and public relations with users.  (C,D,F,L,P)

Cashier - Primary responsibility is to sell tickets and daily passes, accurately accounting for all monies received and balance those with all tickets and passes sold.  Additional responsibility may include general office and phone duties. Computer knowledge required.

Fitness Trainer - Background in exercise science or closely related fields is desired in order to evaluate and orientate members to the proper use of all Fitness Equipment.  Other duties involve supervision of Fitness Room, maintaining cleanliness of machines and fitness area, and providing a safe environment for all AFC patrons. In order to personal train clients, junior year enrollment or higher in exercise science or closely related field and/or a personal training certification is required. (C,F)

Front Desk Staff - Complete Customer service for all patrons at the Aquatic and Fitness Center.  Responsible for selling and maintaining all memberships, class fees, pro shop items, pool/classroom rentals, gift certificates and managing all incoming phone calls.  Must accurately account for monies received and provide a balanced cash out under the direction of AFC Director. Computer knowledge required.

Lifeguard - Primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of facility patrons by Preventing and responding to emergencies.  Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, enforcing aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations; inspecting the facility daily; completing records and reports; participating in in-service trainings; maintain an acceptable level of fitness through regular exercise; and completing any other duties as assigned.  (C,F,L)

Pool Supervisor – Responsible for lifeguard staff at pool, final cash outs and verification of cash outs, total operations of AFC when full time staff is not present and public relations with users.  (C,D,F,L,P)

 

Baseball

Weekend Baseball – Responsible for confirming with baseball crews that all diamonds are playable and making sure they are all ready for play.  Notifies public, coaches and umpires via automated answering system, posting on website, and phone on status of games.  Prepares diamonds for T-Ball and Machine Pitch, updates automated answering system and website daily.  Computer knowledge required. (F)

 

Basketball

Basketball Instructor –  Runs practice sessions for Instructional League.  Teaches basic skill of basketball to participants as directed in TTYPR basketball manual. (F)

Score Keeper –  Keeps the official hand written score for league games that get turned into the Youth, Parks & Recreation Office for standings. Maintains crowd control during games. (F)

Time Keeper –  Runs time clock during league games, assist referees with questions regarding score and times. Maintains crowd control during games.(F)

 

Batting Cages

Assistant Manager – Responsible for selling tokens, booking of rentals, handling cash generated, completion of forms, opening and closing facility and enforcing batting cage rules and regulations.  Also responsible for routine maintenance such as picking up trash, netting repairs, un-jamming machines, routine machine maintenance and clearing baseballs and softballs. Provides first aid/CPR if needed, and acts as a liaison between Department and public.  Computer knowledge required. (C, F)

Attendant – Responsible for selling tokens, handling cash generated and enforcing batting cage rules and regulations.  Also responsible for routine maintenance such as picking up trash, netting repairs, un-jamming machines and clearing baseballs and softballs.

 

Boat Harbor

Attendant – Responsible for selling daily and season passes, handling and managing all cash generated and enforcing Boat Harbor rules and regulations.  Also responsible for routine maintenance such as picking up trash and clearing seaweed.

 

Golf Course

Golf Course Cashier - Perform daily green fee sales operations.  Simple computer knowledge is required for this job. Computer knowledge required. Concession staff duties as needed.  (F)

Concession Staff Member – Responsible for all financial transactions, along with stocking, organizing and noting items needed, along with cleaning equipment. Computer knowledge required. Golf cashier duties as required. (F)

Driving Range Picker - Maintain the field on the range throughout the normal daily operations by retrieving and washing golf balls.

Golf Course Ranger - Rangers will be responsible for keeping track of groups playing on the course, repairing ball marks on greens and raking sand traps daily.

Golf Course Starter - Perform daily tasks of getting the golfing public onto the golf course by pre booked tee times and/or through a bag line system.

 

Ice Arenas

Assistant Manager – Monitors skating sessions and hockey games/practices, controls cash of concession operation, in charge of Arena when full-time staff is not present, provides first aid/CPR if needed, and acts as a liaison between Department and public. Computer knowledge required. (C, D, F)

Concession Staff Member – Responsible for all financial transactions, along with stocking, organizing and noting items needed, along with cleaning equipment. Computer knowledge required. (F)

Skate Guard - Responsible for enforcing all rules and regulations especially during recreation skate.  Cleaning and maintaining pad, casino and offices, be familiar with cash register and daily pass sales.    Also, assisting during ice resurfacing, score keeping, general knowledge of facility, events and public relations.  (F)

 

Playgrounds/Spray Park

Supervisor – Keep communication between other playground supervisors, maintenance personnel and direct supervisors.  Responsible for opening the facility and preparing it for the day, ensuring all equipment is safe to use, providing age appropriate activities and games for all participants, maintain friendly environment, provide special events and activities and unique at least once per week.  (C,F)

 

Senior Center

Branch Leader – Plan, coordinate, carryout activities for satellite senior centers in Ken-Ton Area.  (C,D, F)

Class Instructor – Teach and assist senior citizens in a specific class they have registered for. (C, D, F)

Erie County Nutrition Coordinator – Prepare lunch for pre-registered senior citizens by heating food brought from the Marriott Corp to exact temperature.  Count money taken in and order meals. 

Office Worker – Assist in day-to-day operations in the Office, i.e. signups, updating members and signing up new members. (C, D, F)

Van Dispatcher – Receive calls from seniors for appointments, writes van schedule, and coordinate rides to and from destinations. (C, D, F)

Van Drivers – Safely drive senior citizens to and from Doctor appointments, shopping and various other destinations.  (F)

 

Sheridan Parkside Youth Center

Assistant Manager - Supervision of the youth center when full time personal is not scheduled to work.  They are in charge of the day’s activities and events.  (C,F) 

Room Attendant – General supervision of youth center rooms and activities.  Help plan and coordinate special events during the year.  (C,F)

 

Soccer

Assistant Manager - Monitors soccer games/practices, controls cash of concession operation, in charge of Arena when full-time staff is not present, provides first aid/CPR if needed, liaison between Department and public.  (C,F)

 

Kenmore Youth Center Summer Camp

135 Wilber Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217 (in Mang Park)

 

Kenmore Youth Center Summer Camp Director

Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday, June 26-August 25 in addition to trainings and meetings

Reports to: Recreation Coordinator, and also Senior Recreation Supervisor and Director of Youth, Parks & Recreation Department

General Responsibilities:

  • Assist with staff training, orientation, and scheduling (interviews and hires done by Youth, Parks and Recreation Department Senior Recreation Supervisor)

  • Coordinate and plan activities, daily schedules

  • Assign staff and campers to groups each week

  • Communicate with parents, staff, and campers on a daily basis

  • Conduct weekly staff meetings, review weekly counselor reports

  • Review medical logs and any accident and incident reports daily

  • Field trip organization, supervision

  • Inventory supplies, recommend purchases

  • Respond to emergencies, behavioral problems, and handle any other issues that may arise

  • Complete necessary paperwork for Office of Child and Family Services, Health Department, Town of Tonawanda

  • Monitor health and safety of campers and staff

  • Manage overall program content and structure

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Recreation, or related field

  • At least 21 years old

  • 5 years’ experience in a day camp or related field

  • At least 24 weeks of previous supervisory experience in camping or equivalent experience acceptable to the State Commissioner of Health

  • Notice from Dept. of Social Services Register of Abuse and Maltreatment that the Director has not been subject of an investigation

  • Submission of form entitled Prospective Children’s Camp Director Certified Statement Relative to the Conviction of a Crime or the Existence of a Pending Criminal Action

  • First Aid and CPR certifications (offered through Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation at no cost to employee)

 

Kenmore Youth Center Summer Camp Assistant Director – AM

Hours: 7am-1pm, Monday-Friday, June 26-August 25 in addition to trainings and meetings

Reports to: Camp Director, Recreation Coordinator, and also Senior Recreation Supervisor and Director of Youth, Parks & Recreation Department

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage morning routines as scheduled

  • Open building each morning

  • Assess levels of groups and plan a schedule of well-rounded educational and leisure activities with Camp Director

  • Supervise lunch, clean up, and field trips

  • Act as substitute counselor or camp director in event of staff absence

  • Submit weekly reports, activity plans, and evaluations to Camp Director

  • Communicate with parents, staff, and campers on a daily basis

Qualifications:

  • College credits in Education, Recreation, or related field

  • Experience working with children

  • Experience in camp type settings

  • Complete trainings and orientations as scheduled

  • First Aid and CPR certifications (offered through Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation at no cost to employee)

 

Kenmore Youth Center Summer Camp Assistant Director – PM

Hours: 12:30-6:15pm, Monday-Friday, June 26-August 25 in addition to trainings and meetings

Reports to: Camp Director, Recreation Coordinator, and also Senior Recreation Supervisor and Director of Youth, Parks & Recreation Department

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage afternoon and dismissal routines as scheduled

  • Secure building at end of day

  • Assess levels of groups and plan a schedule of well-rounded educational and leisure activities with Camp Director

  • Supervise lunch, clean up, field trips, and pool visits

  • Act as substitute counselor or camp director in event of staff absence

  • Submit weekly reports, activity plans, and evaluations to Camp Director

  • Communicate with parents, staff, and campers on a daily basis

  • Attend afternoon swim session and be in water with campers or supervise non-swimmers in appropriate activities, at discretion of Camp Director

Qualifications:

  • College credits in Education, Recreation, or related field

  • Experience working with children

  • Experience in camp type settings

  • Complete trainings and orientations as scheduled

  • First Aid and CPR certifications (offered through Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation at no cost to employee)

 

Kenmore Youth Center Summer Camp Counselor

Hours: 9am-3pm or 12:30-6pm, Monday-Friday, June 26-August 25 in addition to trainings and meetings

Reports to: Camp Director, Camp Assistant Directors, Recreation Coordinator, and also Senior Recreation Supervisor and Director of Youth, Parks & Recreation Department

General Duties:

  • Supervise one of the camp groups as assigned

  • Implement the planned activities designed by the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Directors

  • Read forms on campers noting medical needs, allergies, etc.

  • Conduct small motor and large motor activities

  • Organize and supervise all activities with assigned group

  • Attend afternoon swim session and be in water with campers

  • Maintain daily and weekly report cards on campers

  • Complete accident and incident reports as needed

  • Keep group on track for daily and weekly schedule of activities

  • Monitor behavior by the use of a behavior modification system

  • Report any problems or concerns to supervisors

  • Administer general First Aid

  • Notify supervisor in the event of an absence, get shift covered

Qualifications:

  • College student or graduate, preference given to those with credits in Education, Recreation, or related field

  • Experience working with children a plus

  • Desire to work with children

  • Complete trainings and orientations as scheduled

  • First Aid and CPR certifications (offered through Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation at no cost to employee)

 

Kenmore Youth Center Summer Camp Activity Leader

Hours: 9am-3pm or 12:30-6pm, Monday-Friday, June 26-August 25 in addition to trainings and meetings

Reports to: Camp Director, Camp Assistant Directors, Recreation Coordinator, and also Senior Recreation Supervisor and Director of Youth, Parks & Recreation Department

General Duties:

  • Plan daily activities and weekly special events/tournaments for camp groups in assigned area (sports/group games, arts and crafts, enrichment, etc.)

  • Implement the planned activities and themes designed by the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Directors

  • Read forms on campers noting medical needs, allergies, etc.

  • Conduct small motor and large motor activities

  • Complete accident and incident reports as needed

  • Keep groups on track for daily and weekly schedule of activities

  • Monitor behavior by the use of a behavior modification system

  • Report any problems or concerns to supervisors

  • Administer general First Aid

  • Notify supervisor in the event of an absence, get shift covered

Qualifications:

  • College student or graduate, preference given to those with credits in Education, Recreation, or related field

  • Experience working with children a plus

  • Desire to work with children

  • Complete trainings and orientations as scheduled

  • First Aid and CPR certifications (offered through Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation at no cost to employee)

 

Kenmore Youth Center Summer Camp Desk Monitor

Hours: 7:30am-1pm or 12:30-6pm, Monday-Friday, June 26-August 25 in addition to trainings and meetings

Reports to: Camp Director, Camp Assistant Directors, Recreation Coordinator, and also Senior Recreation Supervisor and Director of Youth, Parks & Recreation Department

General Duties:

  • Manage the sign-in and sign-out process

  • Answer the phone, provide information and answers as needed

  • Help direct people entering the building

  • Be knowledgeable about camp policies, activities, and other programs taking place in the building/park and run by the Youth, Parks & Recreation department

  • Know where camp groups and staff are at all times to be able to locate them if needed

  • Check for completeness of registration paperwork

  • Provide important reminders to parents/guardians (what to bring, upcoming trips, etc.)

  • Complete various tasks/projects as assigned by supervisors

  • Have a positive demeanor with a focus on customer service

  • Complete accident and incident reports as needed

  • Report any problems or concerns to supervisors

  • Administer general First Aid

  • Notify supervisor in the event of an absence, get shift covered

Qualifications:

  • College student or graduate, preference given to those with credits in Education, Recreation, or related field

  • Experience working with children a plus

  • Desire to work with children

  • Complete trainings and orientations as scheduled

  • First Aid and CPR certifications (offered through Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation at no cost to employee)

 

Camp Special Place

135 Wilber Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217 (in Mang Park)

 

Camp Special Place Director

Hours: 8:30am-3:30pm, Monday-Friday, July 10-August 18 in addition to trainings and meetings

Reports to: Recreation Coordinator, and also Senior Recreation Supervisor and Director of Youth, Parks & Recreation Department

General Responsibilities:

  • Assist with staff training, orientation, and scheduling (interviews and hires done by Youth, Parks and Recreation Department Senior Recreation Supervisor)

  • Coordinate and plan activities, daily schedules

  • Assign staff and campers to groups each week

  • Communicate with parents, staff, and campers on a daily basis

  • Conduct weekly staff meetings, review weekly counselor reports

  • Review medical logs and any accident and incident reports daily

  • Field trip organization, supervision

  • Inventory supplies, recommend purchases

  • Respond to emergencies, behavioral problems, and handle any other issues that may arise

  • Complete necessary paperwork for Office of Child and Family Services, Health Department, Town of Tonawanda

  • Monitor health and safety of campers and staff

  • Manage overall program content and structure

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Education, Recreation, or related field

  • At least 21 years old

  • 5 years’ experience in a day camp or related field

  • Experience working with individuals with special needs

  • At least 24 weeks of previous supervisory experience in camping or equivalent experience acceptable to the State Commissioner of Health

  • Notice from Dept. of Social Services Register of Abuse and Maltreatment that the Director has not been subject of an investigation

  • Submission of form entitled Prospective Children’s Camp Director Certified Statement Relative to the Conviction of a Crime or the Existence of a Pending Criminal Action

  • First Aid and CPR certifications (offered through Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation at no cost to employee)

 

Camp Special Place Counselor

Hours: 8:45am-3:15pm, Monday-Friday, July 10-August 18 in addition to trainings and meetings

Reports to: Camp Director, Camp Assistant Director, Recreation Coordinator, and also Senior Recreation Supervisor and Director of Youth, Parks & Recreation Department

General Duties:

  • Supervise one of the camp groups as assigned

  • Implement the planned activities designed by the Camp Director and Assistant Camp Director

  • Read forms on campers noting medical needs, allergies, etc.

  • Conduct small motor and large motor activities

  • Organize and supervise all activities with assigned group

  • Attend afternoon swim session and be in water with campers

  • Maintain daily and weekly report cards on campers

  • Complete accident and incident reports as needed

  • Keep group on track for daily and weekly schedule of activities

  • Monitor behavior by the use of a behavior modification system

  • Report any problems or concerns to supervisors

  • Administer general First Aid

  • Notify supervisor in the event of an absence, get shift covered

Qualifications:

  • College student or graduate, preference given to those with credits in Special Education

  • Experience working with children a plus

  • Desire to work with children and/or individuals with special needs

  • Complete trainings and orientations as scheduled

  • First Aid and CPR certifications (offered through Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation at no cost to employee)

 

Kenmore Youth Center Summer Camp/Camp Special Place Nurse

Hours: 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday, June 26-August 25 in addition to trainings and meetings

Reports to: Camp Director, Camp Assistant Directors, Recreation Coordinator, and also Senior Recreation Supervisor and Director of Youth, Parks & Recreation Department

General Duties:

  • Maintain all medical records

  • Keep all medicines locked

  • Dispense medicines as noted on medical forms and keep accurate records of all medicine dispensed

  • Keep accurate records of all injuries and illnesses

  • Contact Health Department and parents when needed

  • Check first aid supply inventory regularly and replenish as needed

  • Instruct staff on First Aid related procedures (ie when to bring a child to nurse and when to administer themselves)

  • Review medical records with Camp Directors and Camp Counselors regarding allergies and other medical conditions staff should be aware of

Qualifications:

  • At least 21 years of age

  • LPN or RN

  • Current CPR certification

  • Experience in working with youth and/or individuals with special needs

 

Kenmore Youth Center Kids Club

135 Wilber Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217 (in Mang Park)

 

Kenmore Youth Center Kids Club Supervisor

Hours: 3-6pm on school days, in addition to early release days, snow days, and school breaks, and any meetings and trainings scheduled by supervisor

Reports to: Recreation Coordinator, and also Senior Recreation Supervisor and Director of Youth, Parks & Recreation Department

General Responsibilities:

  • Assist with staff training, orientation, and scheduling (interviews and hires done by Youth, Parks and Recreation Department Senior Recreation Supervisor)

  • Coordinate and plan activities, daily schedules

  • Communicate with parents, staff, and children on a daily basis

  • Open and lock up building, secure equipment each day

  • Conduct monthly staff meetings and annual parent orientations

  • Review medical logs and any accident and incident reports daily

  • Field trip organization, supervision

  • Inventory supplies, recommend purchases

  • Respond to emergencies, behavioral problems, and handle any other issues that may arise

  • Complete and maintain necessary paperwork

  • Monitor health and safety of children and staff

  • Manage overall program content and structure

Qualifications:

  • College credits in Education, Recreation, or related field

  • 2 years’ experience in a day camp or related field

  • First Aid and CPR certifications (offered through Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation at no cost to employee)

 

Kenmore Youth Center Attendant

Hours: 3:15-6pm on school days, in addition to early release days, snow days, and school breaks, and any meetings and trainings scheduled by supervisor

Reports to: Kenmore Youth Center Supervisor, Recreation Coordinator, and also Senior Recreation Supervisor and Director of Youth, Parks & Recreation Department

General Duties:

  • Supervise room or group as assigned

  • Interact with children, parents, and co-workers in a positive and respectful manner

  • Implement the planned activities designed by the KYC Supervisor

  • Monitor use of supplies, equipment, and furniture to ensure safety and security

  • Complete accident and incident reports as needed

  • Monitor behavior by the use of a behavior modification system

  • Report any problems or concerns to supervisors

  • Administer general First Aid

  • Notify supervisor in the event of an absence, get shift covered 

Qualifications:

  • College student or graduate, preference given to those with credits in Education, Recreation, or related field

  • Experience working with children a plus

  • Desire to work with children

  • Complete trainings and orientations as scheduled

  • First Aid and CPR certifications (offered through Town of Tonawanda Youth, Parks & Recreation at no cost to employee)