Full-time position available with the Parks & Recreation Department, Community Services (Aquatics) Division, 4600 E. 63rd Trafficway. Normal Work Days/Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Hours will vary during peak outdoor pool operation between Memorial Day and Labor Day).
Builds, oversees, and delivers quality aquatics programming to community center patrons, including swim lessons, water fitness classes, swim club, water safety classes etc.
Adheres to all local, state, federal and industry water safety standards.
Manages the training for lifeguard, CPR/AED and first aid courses certifications for community center staff and public.
Supervises and routinely evaluate indoor pool programming and operation.
Manages the City's third-party pool and waterpark management contract - including several outdoor pools and two waterpark facilities.
Ensures proper preparation and maintenance of all financial records and reports pertaining to assigned aquatic facilities and aquatics programs
Application Deadline: March 20, 2023
REQUIRES an accredited bachelor’s degree in recreation, physical education, education, public administrations or related field and 3 years of experience in supervision or management of recreation or public programs; OR an equivalent combination of qualifying education and experience. Preference given for Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Certification or equivalent; WSI Instructor certification, CPO or AFO - or ability to obtain all within 6 months.
About Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation Department
Our mission is to improve the quality of life, health and wellness of our community by providing socially equitable, community-driven programming and environmentally sound natural resource management.Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation provides facilities, programs and recreational opportunities for the community that contribute to an aesthetically pleasing environment and enhanced quality of life. The department maintains 221 parks, 12,242 acres of parkland, 158 miles of trails and bikeways, 29 lakes, hundreds of athletic fields and tennis courts, 106 playgrounds, and five public golf courses. Miles of scenic boulevards and parkways crisscross the city, where 48 fountains and 122 monuments and sculptures surprise and delight. Ten community centers, along with eight museums, provide the setting for socially equitable and community-driven programming.The Parks and Recreation department is governed by a volunteer five-member Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor. The Board of Parks and Recreation holds public meetings every other Tuesday at the Parks and Recreation Department headquarters, 4600 E. 63rd St. All meetings start at 2 p.m. and ...are open to the public.The Parks Department staff leadership consists of a Director and Deputy Director who oversee the day-to-day administrative operations of the department division. Divisions include Natural Resources, Community Services, Financial & Procurement Services, Marketing & Special Events, and Planning & Design Services.