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  2017 or May - December 2017



Rochester City Resident Representative

The RARA Board has an open position for an individual to serve as the Rochester City resident representative. 

If interested, please fill out the application here and submit it to the City of Rochester no later than July 19th.

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