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CURRENT PART-TIME JOB OPENINGS

TEEN SUMMER INTERN

Download City of Santa Cruz Employment Application. Applications accepted no later than Friday, May 26, 2017 at 5:00pm. Applications can be returned to the Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department Office, 323 Church Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, Attn: Teen Intern Program

This summer program is targeted for teen employment for students entering high school or college level courses in the Fall of 2017.

Under direction of the Recreation Leader IV and Recreation Coordinator, assumes assigned responsibilities in various
departments within the City of Santa Cruz. Will learn duties and work in their areas assigned.

PAY RANGE: $10.71 per hour
HOURS: 12-20 hours per week
MINIMUM AGE: Must be 16 years old at time of hire

INTERN POSITIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING DEPARTMENTS OR AREAS:
• Parks and Recreation Department
• Fire Department
• City Clerk's Office
• City Manager's Office
• Library
• Public Works
• Information Technology
• Planning/Community Development
• Economic Development
• Finance
• Human Resources

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

• Must be at least 16 years of age at time of hire.
• Must be attending high school or college level courses in the Fall of 2017
• Reliable and conscientious
• Willing to learn new skills.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• Attend Training June 15-16, 2017
• Attend Intern Staff Meetings
• May have to attend separate department meetings
• Must wear appropriate attire (as required by individual work site)
• Some positions may require fingerprint clearance

PARKS & OPEN SPACES

Download City of Santa Cruz Employment Application. Applications accepted no later than Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 5:00pm. Applications can be returned to the Santa Cruz Parks & Recreation Department Office, 323 Church Street, Santa Cruz CA 95060, Attn: Meta Rhodeos

This summer program is targeted for teen employment, as part of the Public Safety Task Force recommendations.

Under direction of the Park Maintenance Worker, assists with performing trail maintenance and resource management duties. Work will take place in Pogonip and/or DeLaveaga Park.

PAY RANGE: $10.71 - $11.80 per hour (effective April 8, 2017)
HOURS: 20 hours per week
AVAILABLE SHIFTS: 7am -11am or 11:30am – 3:30pm
MINIMUM AGE: Must be 16 years old at time of hire

TYPICAL DUTIES:
• Cut and clear weeds and brush; clean trails.
• Hand grade terrain.
• Rake, gather, load and haul refuse, debris, brush, scrap lumber and rubble from parks facilities.
• Performs routine maintenance and repair of tools.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Must be at least 16 years of age at time of hire.
• Ability to safely perform heavy sustained manual labor (which involves frequent bending, pulling, pushing, lifting and carrying of up to approximately 60 pounds)
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions given in English.
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a crew.
• Ability to learn and perform proper use of tools, supplies and equipment.
• Willing to learn new skills.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
• Commitment to 8 weeks
• Must have transportation to both Harvey West and DeLaveaga Park
• Must wear personal protective equipment provided by department.
• Must wear program uniform while working, provided by the department.
• Must wear closed-toed sturdy shoes.
• Observe safety principles and work in a safe manner.

CIVIC AUDITORIUM

Box Office Ticket Cashier - Recreation Leader II: 

PAY RANGE: $11.8075

HOURS: 10-15 hours per week

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Work in the Box Office at the Civic Auditorium selling tickets to shows, concerts, events, festivals held at the Civic Auditorium. Provide assistance to patrons in person, phone and via email with selecting specific seats, providing detailed concert information, explaining policies and giving advice on best seat selection.

Work as part of a small team during the Box Office hours 2-3 days per week and then work show shifts when the events take place. Our office is open to the public Tues-Friday 11am-6pm. A typical shift will be two to three days a week as either the opening or closing shift. Show nights are typically Friday and Saturday evenings about 1-3 per month.

Customer service for patrons who have varied interests--- from classical orchestra concerts to comedic acts to martial arts demonstrations. Must be flexible and willing to work as part of team.

This is a year round position. The schedule is flexible if hours need to be increased or decreased based on school schedule but you must be residing in Santa Cruz County for a portion of the summer season.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Some customer service experience required – retail, restaurant, amusement park or similar facility experience is welcome.

Possess some accounting skills. Comfortable handling basic cash counting transactions, nightly financial deposits, interpreting financial reports to ensure the cash, credit card transaction match what revenue was taken in.

Ability to communicate with patrons policies regarding tickets from various Producers in a straight forward, polite manner.

 Willingness to work a regular weekly schedule between 10-20 hours.

Willingness to work a nights and weekends during show dates (usually 1-2 per month) with advance notice.

Willing to learn new skills and be a team player.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Fingerprint clearance of all City employees is required prior to beginning work when handling cash or serving food.

Download City of Santa Cruz Employment Application and email or drop off at 307 Church Street during business hours.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Special Events Coordinator - Recreation Leader IV

PAY RANGE: $14.3521

HOURS: 10-15 hours per week

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Under supervision, performs a wide range of tasks related to City of Santa Cruz Parks and Recreation events. Assists with all aspects of events including planning, outreach, procuring supplies and promotion. This position is expected to work events including Woodies on the Wharf 6/24, Polynesian Festival 8/20, Food Truck events on 6/30, 7/28, 8/18 and 9/29 and Clam Chowder Cook Off 2/24 and 2/25. This is a temporary position scheduled 10 hours a week or as needed. Hours will increase the week of special events.

TYPICAL DUTIES
- Assists in planning of events with the Recreation Supervisor and Assistant.
- Serves as a representative of the Parks and Recreation department during events.
- Works events: Woodies on the Wharf, Polynesian Festival, Clam Chowder Cook Off and Food Truck events.
- Coordinates logistics during events including set up, break down and delegating staff duties/breaks.
- Assists with promotion: completing on-line calendars, social media posts, creating flyers, ads and banners.
- Creates supply lists and purchases supplies.
- Assist with outreach, sponsorship and collaborations
- Attends planning meetings with community members as needed.
- Answer phones, take message and disseminate information as needed.
- May act in a lead capacity to direct the work of Recreation II, III and/or IV.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be 18 years old at time of hire.
- Ability to plan special events and activities.
- Ability to work independently to assess event needs.
- Effectively motivate staff and maintain a positive energy during events.
- Ability to delegate tasks to temporary staff.
- Must be organized and ability to prioritize work.
- Experience and proficiency using a computer.
- Ability to interact effectively and tactfully with a wide variety of individuals.
- Respond calmly and effectively to emergency situations.
- Ability to understand and give verbal and written instructions.
- Ability to perform custodial duties.
- Ability to report to work on time.
- Must be able to work weekends and evenings.
- Provide DMV printout and valid California Driver’s License.
Education and Experience:
- High school graduation or G.E.D. and two (2) years experience (paid or unpaid) in special events.
- Experience with digital media and graphic design recommended but not required.

Download City of Santa Cruz Employment Application and email or drop off at 323 Church Street during business hours.

CURRENT FULL-TIME JOB OPENINGS

There no full-time positions available at this time.