Recreation Assistant

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The City of Fort Worth is the 15th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.
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Park and Recreation





Job Description

The City of Fort Worth Park and Recreation Department is recruiting for several regular part-time Recreation Assistants to work for the After School Program. These positions will work up to 19 hours a week and are available at multiple community centers throughout the city. These positions will work Monday - Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. These positions will not include benefits.

Description: The After-School Program provides a great opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children ages 5-13 though character development, literacy programs, arts and crafts, team building and recreational activities. Recreation Assistants will assist in coordinating and conducting programs and activities at a community center while being assigned to a specific group and ensuring the well-being of the children.

The qualified candidate will possess the following:

  • A general knowledge of games, arts and crafts and other recreational activities.
  • Effective customer services.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate and use modern office equipment, including Microsoft Software.
  • Cash handling.
  • Ability to follow safety guidelines.
  • Time management skills.
  • Interpersonal relationship skills.

Under the direction of a supervisor, the successful candidate will supervise and participate with the children during the After-School Program; promote, coordinate and develop structured arts and crafts, games, sports and other recreational activities and events; develop and implement lesson plans, assist with snack distribution, serving and clean-up; assist with field trips and community programs; submit attendance records and other reports as requested; maintain a clean and orderly work area; maintain discipline, group control and practice safety; perform other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Must be age 18 or older (17 if a high school graduate) and a High School Diploma or GED from an accredited school if required.
  • At least 6 months experience (including volunteer, internship, observation through college course work) working with children ages 5-13 leading activities in a recreational and/or educational environment.
  • Some custodial experience required.


Valid Texas driver's license, depending on assignment.

Possession of, or ability to obtain a CPR, First Aid, and AED certification during the first six months of employment.


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.
Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically require touching, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, repetitive motions, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling and lifting.


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.
Medium work - Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.

Job Preferences

Preferred Qualifications

Bilingual skills (English/Spanish)

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