Calling all lifeguards. The city is accepting applications for summer employment now through May 23rd.
Camden's Summer Recreation Program and Summer Food Service Program are offering temporary seasonal employment paying between $8.25 and $15.00 an hour.
City spokesman Robert Corrales said there are about 170 positions available for adults and 150 for city youth.
“With the summer months quickly approaching, we will be hiring new seasonal staff to make sure we are ready to provide the summer recreation and food service programs that many of our residents count on each year,” Mayor Redd said at a press conference held Wednesday.
The city’s six-week Summer Youth Employment Program provides an educational experience and financial incentive for city youth.
Last summer, the food service program distributed approximately 5,684 free lunches a day to Camden children and the recreation program served 3,922 Camden children.
From the city:
Available adult (18 and older) positions include:
Recreation Site Supervisor – Responsible for the day-to-day management of Recreation/Food Service Site. Candidate should have prior experience in managing a recreation site or student personnel. Duties include supervision of site personnel; ensure a safe environment; record keeping; meal ordering; coordination of daily program activities; and other related duties. The position is for Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and pays between $10.00 to $12.00 an hour.
Recreation Site Aide – Assists recreation site supervisor in the day-to-day management of Recreation/Food Service Site. Duties include supervision of program participants during program activities (including meal service); assist recreation site supervisor in taking daily attendance; and other related duties. The position is for Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and pays between $8.25 to $9.00 an hour.
Summer Program Monitor – Responsible for visiting program sites on a daily basis, observing meal service and other program activities. Candidates should have several years experience in summer recreation. Duties include ensuring that site personnel maintain records; ensure that program operates in accordance with regulations; prepare reports; suggest corrective action; and conduct on-site training when necessary. The position is for Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and pays between $12.00 to $15.00 an hour.
Youth Monitor – Provide work site monitoring in our Summer Youth Employment Program. They will also be involved in assuring worksite compliance, collecting timesheets acting as liaison between the worksite and the Office of Youth Services and other duties related to carrying out an effective work experience program. The position pays $10.00 an hour.
For summer youth positions, the teenager must be between the ages of 14 – 17 years. Available youth positions include:
Youth Recreation Aide – The youth is assigned to a work experience position that will aid them in choosing future career paths and improve their self esteem and confidence. The position pays $8.25 an hour
For the 2014 Summer Pool Season, the following positions are available:
Pool Coordinator – This is an adult position. Will supervise Life Guards and recreation aides assigned to our pools. They will ensure life guard coverage and adherence to pool safety rules, as well as assign and oversee pool maintenance responsibilities (i.e. removing debris from pool, keeping shower areas clean, keeping pool decks clear/clean, etc.). Position available for Sunday through Saturday; shift may vary. The position pays $10.00 an hour.
Life Guard – Applicant MUST be at least 16 years or older and MUST be certified by the Red Cross. Responsible for the safety of those individuals in our pools and ensuring that the pool facilities meet required standards (i.e. water quality, filtering systems, etc.). They may also be involved in providing swimming instruction to beginners. Positions are available for Sunday through Saturday; shifts may vary. The position pays $9.00 to $10.00 an hour.
Recreation Pool Aide – MUST be at least 14 years or older. Responsible for ensuring adherence to pool safety rules, as well as performing routine pool maintenance responsibilities (i.e. removing debris from pool, keeping shower areas clean, keeping pool decks clear/clean, etc.). Positions are available for Sunday through Thursday; shifts may vary. Position pays $8.25 - $9.00 an hour.
For additional information regarding adult employment, please contact the City of Camden’s Bureau of Recreation, North Camden Community Center (1000 North 6th Street) at 856-757-7096 or 856-968-6444. For additional information regarding youth employment, please contact the City’s Office of Youth Services, Charles “Poppy” Sharp Community Center (713 Broadway) at 856-757-7368 or 856-757-7644. The City of Camden is an equal opportunity employer.