Leisure Services Intern

Leisure: Administrative


$12.53 Per Hour

Range ID #23: $26,063 per year


Free access to all 4 of the City of St. George Golf Courses, the Recreation Center, the City Pool and the Aquatic Center.
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Job Description

Position Summary

Under the direction of a City of St. George Internship Supervisor and/or the Recreation Manager, the intern will assist in developing and managing various programs, events, and/or facility operations; assist with the development, interpretation, training, and enforcement of division policies and practices; provide suggestions to improve the overall program; and help develop short-range goals and plans.  

Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

  1. Provides leadership by taking charge of specific parts of an assigned program, event, or facility operation.  

  2. Schedules employees and/or contractors, volunteer groups, and vendors.

  3. Assists in interviewing potential staff employees.  

  4. Assists in providing feedback and evaluation to the Recreation/Aquatic Supervisor for employees and contractors who work under their direction at events, programs, or facilities. 

  5. Handles minor employee issues when the Recreation/Aquatic Supervisor is not on duty or at that specific site and then reports back to the supervisor.

  6. Helps recruit, train, and organize volunteers.

  7. Assists the Recreation/Aquatic Supervisor with planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating programs and helps to maintain relationships with program contractors.

  8. Coordinates with sponsors and helps to create new partnerships.

  9. Manages inventory controls and oversees the proper use, safety, and security of all supplies, and makes requests to the Recreation/Aquatic Supervisor for purchase of equipment needed.

  10. Assists the Recreation/Aquatic Supervisor in the budgetary process and assumes responsibility for cost control during events, programs, or facilities.

  11. Performs money handling duties, and implements city policies and procedures on proper money handling.

  12. Works with the Recreation/Aquatic Supervisor to advertise the programs and sign-up dates, and ensures that the mission and program policy are known to all participants.

  13. Works in a broad range of assignments with limited to no training such as children’s camps, races, tournaments, recreation center or pool management, youth sports, and special events.

  14. Performs other related duties as required. 

Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Conditions vary depending on the assignment.  May work both indoor and outdoor during recreation events in varied temperatures and weather conditions.  Requires the use of vision and/or hearing to identify and evaluate emergencies, and must be able to respond to these emergencies quickly and appropriately.  Moderately heavy physical activity exerting up to 20-50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10-25 pounds of force frequently.  Moderate exposure to stress as a result of human behavior.  

Note: Must be available to work weekends, evenings, holidays and other schedules to help prepare for recreation offerings.  This is a part-time position with variable hours averaging 28 hours per week over a period of thirteen weeks (90 days).

Minimum Qualifications


Education:  Working on a degree in recreation management, sports management or related field. Applicants must provide transcripts showing proof of academic standing, degree major, and current enrollment at time of application submission. If hired, applicants must continue to be enrolled and attend school to maintain eligibility for this position.

Licenses and/or Certifications:  

  • Must possess a valid driver license.  



  • Be certified in CPR, AED and First Aid


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


  • Skills in working with people of all ages.

  • Technical skills related to the area assigned.

  • Interpersonal and communication skills.

Ability to:

  • Work in a broad range of assignments with limited to no training.  

  • Plan, organize, direct, and evaluate the activities and personnel involved in recreation programs, events, classes, or facilities.

  • Plan and exercise judgment in new or constantly changing problems and situations.

  • Show good judgment in preventing injuries and responding to recreation related injuries based on an understanding of risk management.

  • Establish good community relations.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, city officials, civic organizations, and the public. 




To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 11/30/2022 12:00 AM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670 or 4571, Recreation Manager at 435-627-. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.