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Custodian Part-Time

Custodian Job Summary
RARA is currently seeking 2 reliable, responsible custodians to help maintain and care for our facilities. We take great pride in the external and internal appearance of our facility and see it as a reflection of our Authority. We are looking for someone who sees it the same way. The ideal candidate would be a custodian who is careful and thorough in his/her work, cleaning and tidying the premises with great care and an eye for detail. We also want someone who is consistently available and highly present, as this helps in preventing vandalism. If you are an experienced custodian who is reliable, focused, committed to building upkeep, we want to hear from you.

Custodian Duties and Responsibilities
Thoroughness and commitment to ensuring spaces are continually clean, including taking out trash, tidying, rearranging furniture, and wiping surfaces as needed
Sweeping and mopping of floors, as well as vacuuming carpets
Daily cleaning and sanitizing of all bathroom facilities, including toilets, sinks.
Restock necessary items (e.g. soap, paper products)
Cleaning of mirrors and windows as needed
General outdoor services and maintenance, shoveling snow or salting during inclement weather, sweeping entry areas, cleaning glass doors at entrances
Commitment to reporting major damages to management.
Lockdown facilities at end of day including locking doors.

Custodian Requirements and Qualifications
High school diploma is preferred, but not required
Work experience as custodian, janitor, or a similar role
Solid working knowledge of industrial cleaning equipment and appliances and how to maintain them
Knowledge of safety protocols such as disposal of chemicals and other hazardous items
Comfortable with basic landscaping and maintenance tasks
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.

Work day / work week
Approximately 20 hours / week.  2 shifts available  
Monday – Wednesday – Friday 4-11pm
Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday 4-11pm

Rate of pay
$14 / hour

How to apply:
Please go to, click on info scroll down to and click job opportunities.  Click on job application in right column.  Print off and submit application to:

By mail or drop off complete application to:
Rochester Avon Recreation Authority
Attention Ron Jewell
500 E Second Street
Rochester MI

Or by email:
Email to Ron Jewell @

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

Recreation Intern

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  2019 or May - December 2019



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