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Available positions will be posted here and this page will be updated regularly. We hire the following positions during the summer season: Lifeguards, WSI, Tennis Instructors, Sailing Instructors, Summer Rec Counselors. Not all positions may be available, see below for specific openings.

Interested applicants can fill out an application, found below at bottom of page. Applications need to be submitted with a cover letter. Please return letter and application to:

Brewster Recreation Department
2298 Main St
Brewster, MA 02631

Application Deadline: Saturday, April 6

Available Positions, see description below: (updated 2/15)
Sailing Director
Sailing Instructor
Summer Rec Director
Summer Rec Head Counselor
Summer Rec Counselor
WSI (Water Safety Instructor)


Positions listed until filled. Please continue to check here or call our office for more information.

Sailing Director Job Description
Seasonal - June 24 - August 11
Approx 30 Hours/Week
$16.00 - $20.00
JOB SUMMARY: A position which requires professional and organized running of a summer instructional sailing program.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Report to Recreation Director
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Directly supervises instructional staff (four to five seasonal instructors)
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Sailing Director will help manage a seasonal summer sailing program for ages 8+. They are responsible for the daily operations and tasks. They help create, promote and maintain curriculum, help with the hiring and training of new instructors, and
assist with general maintenance projects of the Recreation Department owned equipment. This job involves a high degree of contact with both adults and children in a service, consulting, and disciplinarian format as well as on a personal level. It should be a goal for the Sailing Director to be a role model for the sailing instructors and program participants.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Prepare and manage a seven week summer sailing program including planning program concept and curriculum, hiring and training staff, securing equipment and facilities, managing day to day operations and conducting feedback surveys.
EXPERIENCE:
Must have 3 years prior experience with working as a coach / instructor in a sailing program in a supervisory position. Experience with the racing rules and racing on variety of sailboats at variety of competition levels is preferred. Should have working knowledge of outboard engines, rigging and fiberglass repair, and general boat maintenance. Must posses excellent communication, organization, and mediation skills. Individuals should be enthusiastic, diplomatic, flexible, trustworthy, self-motivated, creative, and able to take the initiative and follow through. Must have current First Aid and CPR certifications. Must complete CORI and SORI background checks.

Summer Rec Director Job Description
Seasonal - June 24 - August 11
Approx 25 hours/week
$17-$22/hr
Position Summary
The Summer Rec Director will oversee the development, coordination, and promotion of a summer morning camp style program for seven weeks, ages 4.5-12. This position entails a high degree of customer service and community relations, supervision of part-time personnel and volunteers, as well as the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Supervision:
Works under the general direction of the Recreation Director. Functions independently within the broad scope of established departmental policies and goals, consulting with Director on policy issues, disciplinary actions and expenditure of funds. Exercises initiative, creativity and independent judgment in the planning, administration and execution of community related services and in the direction of the seasonal personnel. Assists in providing direct supervision of approximately 40 seasonal employees and volunteers.

Job Environment:
Work is generally performed under typical office and field conditions; field work conducted outdoors which my result in exposure to various weather conditions. Operate standard office equipment including a computer.
Has daily contact with the general public. Position may involve some irregular hours.

Essential Functions:
In conjunction with the Director, determine the recreational needs of the community, develop, organize, implement and supervise the Summer Rec morning program; observe and evaluate program details, submitting summaries and evaluations to the director as needed; train, supervise and evaluate seasonal recreation staff and volunteers. Maintain an inventory of all recreational materials and equipment; compose administrative, statistical and program reports as needed. Prepare status reports on facility needs.

Assist the director with recruitment and hiring of over 40 seasonal staff and volunteers; maintain working relationships with municipal departments, private and non-profit institutions, attend Commission meetings when requested by the Directors; maintain current information on trends; and perform other related duties as required or directed.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:
Duties require intensive knowledge of specialized field of recreation and leisure services equivalent to the completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in recreation, physical education, or related field; over three years of relevant recreation experience, two years of which should include supervision; or any equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge: Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices related to: ·Management of program operations, Financial and budget management ·Community relations ·Youth development ·Resource development ·Resource management ·Facility and equipment management ·Recruitment, selection, development, management and motivation of staff ·Program planning, development, implementation and evaluation ·Developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships and public relations.

Ability: Ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with government agencies, other town employees, and the general public; ability to supervise and evaluate the work of subordinates.

Skill: Strong communication skills, both oral and written; basic computer skills.

Special Qualifications: CPR, First Aid Certification desired. Successful CORI/SORI review required.

Physical Requirements: Minimal physical effort generally required for work performs in office. Moderate effort required in the field. Required to spend several hours standing and/or walking. Position requires ability to operate a computer. Position requires ability to operate a motor vehicle.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Sailing Instructor Job Description
Seasonal - June 24 - August 11
30 Hours/Week
$13.00 - $16.00/hour
JOB SUMMARY: A position which requires professional and organized instruction for a recreational sailing program.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Report to Sailing Director
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
A Sailing Instructor will help instruct lessons for a seasonal recreational summer sailing program for ages 8+. This job involves a high degree of contact with both adults and children in a service, consulting, and disciplinarian format as well as on a personal level. It should be a goal for the Sailing Instructor to be a role model for the sailing Youth Leaders and program participants.
MAJOR DUTIES:
Learn and implement the curriculum for a seven week summer sailing program and have a general knowledge of boat and equipment maintenance.
EXPERIENCE:
Prior experience with working as a coach / instructor in a sailing program is required. Experience with the racing rules and racing on variety of sailboats at variety of competition levels is preferred. A working knowledge of outboard engines, rigging and fiberglass repair, and general boat maintenance is helpful but not necessary. Must posses excellent communication, organization, and mediation skills. Individuals should be enthusiastic, diplomatic, flexible, trustworthy, self-motivated, creative, and able to take the initiative and follow through. Must have current First Aid and CPR certifications. Must complete CORI/SORI background checks.

Summer Rec Head Counselor Job Description
Seasonal - June 24 - August 11
20-25 Hours Weekly
$14.50 - $18.00

RESPONSIBLE TO: Recreation Director
SUPERVISED BY: Summer Rec Director & Asst. Summer Rec Director for daily activities and overall job performance
RESPONSIBILITIES: Implement the daily lesson of the Summer Rec Program under the guidance and direction of the Summer Rec Director, communication with students and parents and assure safety at all times. Assure adherence with established goals and objectives.

DUTIES:
• Be aware of your enormous influence on the students in you’re charge and strive to model the highest ethical and moral conduct.
• Assists in planning & implementing varied summer recreation programs for children.
• Supervise counselors and is immediately responsible for the children’s safety, participation and overall enjoyment of the programs.
• Take an active role in the prevention of drug, alcohol and tobacco use.
• Assist all students to develop to their full potential.
• Maintain a high level of safety and structure within the program.
• Maintain an accountability system for equipment and supplies.
• Complete incident/accident reports in the First Aid Log and immediately report such occurrences to Recreation Director.
• Build and maintain students spirits and morale.
• Coordinate requests for program money expenditures through Summer Rec Director.
• Report physical facility hazards in a timely manner to Summer Rec Director
• Assist the Recreation Director in all other duties assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
2+ years of experience working with children ages 4 – 13. Has clearly demonstrated leadership, management and technical skills through effective teamwork, using team resources, progressive decision making and personal responsibility. Must complete CORI/SORI background checks.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Moderate physical effort required for work performed in the field. Required to spend several hours standing, walking, reaching arms and lifting under 50lbs.

WSI Job Description
Seasonal - June 24 - August 11
15-20 Hours/Week - morning weekdays
$13.00 - $15.00/hour
GENERAL PURPOSE
Under close supervision of the Swim/Waterfront Director plans, organizes, and provides quality swimming and water safety instruction.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
Plans and organizes personal class teaching outlines, methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines provided by the Swim/Waterfront Director and the American Red Cross Swimming Program.
Organizes and directs activities of assigned students in order to provide a high level of quality instruction for all students. Establishes positive public relations with parents/guardians of class students helping them
recognize and understand swimming developments and achievements. Resolves simple public complaints in matters related to swimming instruction and refers other complaints to the Swim/Waterfront Director.
Enforces pond safety standards and facility operational rules for all individuals using the facilities.
Completes and submits records and documentation of completed lessons to the Swim/Waterfront Director
Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Experience
-- Must be at least 16 years of age.
-- Must complete CORI/SORI background check.
Special Requirements
-- Must possess Red Cross First Aid Certification or Equivalent
-- Must possess Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification or Equivalent
-- Must possess Red Cross CPR certification or Equivalent
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
-- Outstanding aquatic skills and proficiency.
-- Ability to demonstrate a pleasing personality and positive/assertive character traits.
-- Ability to communicate effectively with children and adults.
-- Ability to remain alert, attentive, and responsible.
-- Ability to be a team player.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally must aide in the rescue of drowning swimmers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee occasionally is exposed to wet and dry conditions.

Summer Rec Counselor Job Description
Summer Rec Counselor
Seasonal - June 24 - August 11
20-25 Hours Weekly
$12-$15

RESPONSIBLE TO: Recreation Director
SUPERVISED BY: Summer Rec Director & Asst. Summer Rec Director and Head Counselors for daily activities and overall job performance
RESPONSIBILITIES: Implement the daily lesson of the Summer Rec Program under the guidance and direction of the Summer Rec Director, communication with students and assure safety at all times. Assure adherence with established goals and objectives. Must complete CORI/SORI if over 18.

DUTIES:
• Be aware of your enormous influence on the students in you’re in charge of and strive to model the highest ethical and moral conduct.
• Responsible for the children’s safety, participation and overall enjoyment of the programs.
• Take an active role in the prevention of drug, alcohol and tobacco use.
• Assist all students to develop to their full potential.
• Maintain a high level of safety and structure within the program.
• Complete incident/accident reports in the First Aid Log and immediately report such occurrences to Recreation Director.
• Build and maintain students spirits and morale.
• Report physical facility hazards in a timely manner to Summer Rec Director
• Assist the Recreation Director in all other duties assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1+ years working with children. Specialized skills in special events, arts & crafts, sports, games and working with school aged youth.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Moderate physical effort required for work performed in the field. Required to spend several hours standing, walking, reaching arms and lifting under 50lbs.

Additional Forms and Files:

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