Summer Camp Counselors (Recreation Leader I/II)

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Summer Camp Counselors (Recreation Leader I/II)

City of Los Altos Los Altos, California, United States

Job Description:

Summer Camp Counselors (Recreation Leader I/II)



Looking for a summer job that's both exciting and fun? City of Los Altos is currently hiring recreation leaders to join our team and help us create an unforgettable summer experience for our community!

The city of Los Altos is looking for energetic and creative Recreation Leaders I/II. This recruitment is hiring fun, passionate, positive, innovative and outdoor enthusiasts to join our dynamic Jelly Bean and Redwood Grove Summer Camp team. Work under the redwoods and in the historic San Antonio Club and make a difference in the lives of our campers (ages 3.5 to 11 years) and counselors in training (ages 12 to 15 years).


The Recreation Leader I/II reports to the Recreation Coordinator, and in the absence of a Recreation Coordinator, may report to a Recreation Leader III. The position is responsible for planning, organizing, and leading a variety of recreation activities. Typical activities are planned around a theme and include but are not limited to the following: environmental education, arts, crafts, sports, games, contests, and special events for Redwood Grove Campers.

This position is also responsible for maintaining communication with the public, promoting, and ensuring safety procedures are followed. The Recreation Leader I/II must be able to work with fellow recreation leaders to assist in the implementation of recreation activities and perform other related duties as needed and assigned. This includes department wide special events, teen programs, preschool age programs, camps, administrative office duties, serve as facility attendant, and provide support with senior (Adult 50+) programs.

LOCATION OF CAMPS: Shoup Park, Redwood Grove, and San Antonio Club

FIRST ROUND OF INTERVIEWS: 2nd Week of March 2024

STAFF TRAINING: Monday, June 10 - Friday, June 14, 2024; 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

SUMMER CAMP DATES: June 17th - August 9th

This posting will remain open until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed and candidates may be interviewed as we receive applications.

Follow this link to view the full job description for Recreation Leader I and Recreation Leader II .

Examples of Duties

Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

Minimum Qualifications


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Recreation Leader I:
Recreation Leader II:



Supplemental Information

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a complete fingerprinting background investigation and TB test.

Temporary employees are non-benefited, at-will positions. Since the City does not participate in Social Security and is required to provide an alternative retirement plan, you are required to participate in the City's defined contribution retirement plan through Nationwide where 3.75% of your gross compensation per pay period is deducted and put into the plan. The City matches this 3.75% for a total contribution of 7.5% of your gross compensation per pay period.



The city of Los Altos is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of a person’s race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, mental or physical disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age or sexual orientation. Candidates with a disability, which may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process, should advise the city of Los Altos upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.


The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

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Closing Date/Time: 7/26/2024 11:59 PM Pacific


$17.75 - $20.30 Hourly
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