Recreation Attendant Part-Time

Job Summary

RARA is currently seeking part time recreation attendants to join our team!  As a member of our staff, you will be responsible for providing a superior level of customer service to our customers.  In addition, we take great pride in the appearance of our facilities and see it as a reflection of our Authority. We are looking for individuals who see it the same way. Ideal candidates will have a great attitude, willingness to learn new things, have strong listening and problem solving skills, are reliable, punctual, and have great customer service skills.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

Customer Service/Front Desk Activities:
  • Greet customers, providing exceptional service and doing your best to make customers feel comfortable and welcome.

  • Answer phones in a friendly manner and assist callers with a variety of questions.

  • Respond to customer questions and concerns in a timely and professional manner.

  • Utilize company computer systems for new customer accounts.

  • Direct customers to proper program supervisors regarding areas of concerns. 

  • Check in members.

  • Ensure customers are adhering to required state and health requirements.

  • Go above and beyond to keep the front desk area and lobby clean and orderly.

  • Regular facility cleaning and upkeep such as mopping, trash removal, cleaning windows and mirrors.

  • Regular cleaning of all equipment and high touch surface areas.

  • Regular restroom cleaning and stocking.

  • Lockdown facilities at end of day including locking doors.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Physical Demands:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • High school diploma is preferred.

  • Punctuality and reliability is a must.

  • Some past customer service experience preferred, but not required.

  • Detail oriented and conscientiousness.

  • Stamina, good physical condition, and strength.

  • Ability to work 8 hrs. on your feet and physical strength to lift 30 lbs.

  • Cleaning during your shift.

  • Talking to members in person and on the phone during your shift.

Work day / work week:
  •  Afternoons/weekends/flexibility for vacation coverage

Rate of pay:

$13.50-$15.50 / hour

How to apply:

Please submit an application using the following link:

RARA/Four80 Fitness Job Application

Party Host

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

We are looking for party hosts to assist with birthday parties held at RARA. Party hosts are present at birthday parties to help families set up the space before the party (including set up of chairs and tables) and clean up the space after the party. Party hosts are responsible for helping families as needed throughout parties as well; these responsibilites vary based on the needs of the party. Responsibilities can include: serving food, directing guests, answering questions, relaying RARA rules, taking out garbage. Party hosts often lock and unlock the facility, as well as maintain cleanliness of restrooms and other areas used by the party. Parties are most often Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. This is the perfect job for college students.

Qualifications/Physical Demands:
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

  • High school diploma is preferred.

  • Punctuality and reliability is a must.

  • Some past customer service experience preferred, but not required.

  • Detail oriented and conscientiousness.

  • Stamina, good physical condition, and strength.

  • Flexible schedule.

  • Cleaning during your shift.

Work day / work week:
  •  Hours are not consistent week to week, but are scheduled based on parties that are on the calendar.

  • Party hosts work approximately 3-5 hours per party.

Rate of pay:

$15 per hour

How to apply:

Please email your resume to

Recreation Aide


The Rochester Avon Recreation Authority is seeking intermittent part-time Recreation Aides responsible for supporting athletic programs and activities and assisting program participants.  

Essential Functions 

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  •  Assists with the planning and implementation of athletic programs including sports leagues & tournaments, games, and special events. 
  •  Provides oversight and direction of athletic program participants and volunteers; monitors control of athletic games, participants and spectators.  
  •  Monitors various athletic games, operates score clock, keeps score, maintains appropriate records, and ensures adherence to established rules and regulations.  
  • Performs administrative duties including answering phones, responding to patrons, completing forms, setting up and breaking down necessary equipment, etc.  
  •  Maintains facility order and cleanliness.  
  •  Maintains a professional demeanor and appearance. 
  •  Must possess technical knowledge of recreational games such as basketball, football, tennis, volleyball, etc.  
  •  This position requires excellent inter-personal, communication and organizational skills and the ability to effectively interact with and contribute to the growth and development of diverse citizen groups. 
  • Ability to see, hear, stand/walk for extended periods of time, lift from ground to above shoulder, climb, bend, stoop, sit, push, pull, perform tasks requiring manual dexterity and utilize telephone communications.


Requires level of knowledge equivalent to less than high school or equivalency and some experience in recreation, athletics or a related field. Experience with sports activities is a plus.  The preferred candidate will have a high school diploma  or equivalent.

Additional Information & Requirements

The preferred candidate will possess a current CPR/First Aid certification.  Work Location: Various Schools/Recreation Facilities throughout the cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills.  Work Hours: Typically 10 - 19.5 hours per week; hours are scheduled Monday through Friday 3:00pm to 10:00pm, Saturday 8am-10pm. January to December and may vary depending on events schedule.

Salary Information

Between $8.50 and $12.00/hour based on experience and level of programming supervision.  Candidates are required to complete a drug screen and background check before starting work

How to Apply

Email Resume and Cover Letter to:

Subject line: Recreation Aide

Recreation Internist

Coordinates, administers and directs the staff/volunteers/contractors and activities for various Camps, Recreation Programs, Special Events, and other programming at RARA. 
  • Internship is seasonal from Jan - August or May - December 
  • Hours are a minimum of 40 per week, with night, weekend, and holiday hours required.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  1. Provide planning, promotion/marketing and coordination of recreations programs that include, but are not limited to, Sports Camps, Day Camps, Evening Youth Sports programs, Evening Golf programs, Weekend and Evening Special Events. 
  2. Assist Superintendent with Sponsorships. 
  3. Recommend the purchase of equipment and supplies needed to carry out the above programs. 
  4. Interview and recommend hiring of staff as necessary. Provide direction and evaluation of said staff. 
  5. Monitor varied recreation administrative duties such as registration, fee collection, etc. Verify that fees are collected properly and forms are completed properly and turned in promptly. Provide information to the public on the programs. Monitor documentation of program activities through participation review and photography. 
  6. Ability to fill in for recreational leaders; providing supervision and discipline for children in recreation program to ensure their safety. 
  7. Provide Recreation Supervisors with information on the program on a timely basis. Prepare reports of expenditures, revenues, participants, etc. 
  8. Assist with the supervision and management of the Field House as needed. 
  9. Other duties as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Internship/practicum required for completing Bachelor's or Master's degree in Parks and Recreation or related field 
  • Experience with programs, events and recreational facilities 
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, and managing files and records 
  • Good communications skills both oral and written

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Ability and experience working with and relating to people of all ages. 
  • Prior experience working in summer recreational programs.

How to Apply

Email Resume and Cover Letter to:

Subject line: Internship January - August  or May - December 



Job Application

Instructor Handbook

Are you looking to be an instructor at RARA?  Do you have a recreation program you would like to teach in our community?  To learn about the benefits of becoming a RARA instructor and to fill out the application: Click Here

Summer Day Camps CIT Application

Please visit Day Camp Page.

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