Parks, Recreation and Tourism Intern

Department: Parks, Recreation & Tourism 

FLSA Status: Temporary Full Time 

Employee Date: August 2018

Internship Packet

General Purpose Work with the Parks, Recreation & Tourism Department to complete tasks, lead programs and events, attend meetings and assist in certain divisions within the department while gaining a well-rounded experience through issued responsibilities in compliance with course requirements.

Supervision Received Works under the direction and general supervision of the Programs and Partnership Manager as well as the Director of Parks, Recreation & Tourism Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Oversee or assist with various programs and events offered by the department, including but not limited to: youth and adult programming, adult programming, special events, sports tourism and marketing campaigns.

Create, oversee and implement a new program/event in the intern’s division of choice as it fits into the needs of the department and annual budget.

Work with department supervisors to assist, shadow and/or perform assigned tasks for each division and/or facility within the department/city including: recreation, public works, special events, sports tourism, marketing, administration/office and planning. If there is a specific area with more interest, potential additional time can be spent being involved in that area.

Prepare reports and other documents such as operating, activity and statistical reports, promotional materials, agenda items and presentation materials.

Attend meetings associated with the department and affiliated groups and partners including staff meetings, trainings and others as assigned.

Maintain a work schedule permitting easy access for citizens and one that fits the needs of the department’s programs, events and meeting needs.

Develop public understanding and participation in parks and recreation programs through public relations activities. Interpret to the public the program, its philosophy and objectives through all suitable means.

Establish cooperative planning and working relationships with other public and volunteer agencies.

Achieve public relation objectives through speaking engagements and use of the City’s media outlets to include but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, TV Station, etc.

Shall perform other duties as prescribed by the Parks, Recreation & Tourism Director or designated supervisor.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position of the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Minimum Qualifications

A.) Declared major/minor within the Parks & Recreation Leisure Management services, physical education, sports tourism or related field of study or other related degree, with an approved educational institution. B.) Minimum of 50 hours previous experience related to recreation, parks or business (paid of

volunteer) C.) Must be at least a sophomore standing by the end of the semester you are currently

completing. If you attend vocational/technical school, you must have at least completed the first-year program (at least 9 months) by the beginning of the internship. If internship is not required by your university, we require that you seek advisory support from the university. D.) Completed application, valid driver’s license with clean driving record, ability to pass a

required drug screening and ability to pass criminal background screening.

Preferred Qualifications

A.) Experience in recreational programming to include but not limited to youth and adult

programming, special events, and athletics. B.) Experience in using Microsoft office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point

and Publisher. C.) Experience in using social media.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

A.) Strong verbal and written communication skills. B.) Ability to develop public understanding and participation in Parks and Recreation programming

through a variety of public relations activities. C.) Ability to interpret to the public the program, its philosophy and objectives through all suitable

means. D.) Ability to establish and maintain cooperative planning and working relationships with other

public and volunteer community agencies.

E.) Ability to achieve public relation objectives through speaking engagements and use of media.

Tools and Equipment Used Employee must be capable of operating miscellaneous office and other equipment relative to this position which shall include but may be limited to; personal computer, copier, fax machine, motor vehicles, recreation equipment, communication equipment and related items.

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 regularly required to use hands and fingers, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, talk, or hear, sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance and color vision, depth perception and the ability to 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. Noise levels varies from program or special events, but typically the environment is quiet to moderate.

Compensation Interns receive pay in the sum of $7.25/hr.

Interns are designated as Temporary Full-Time Employees with no benefits and a defined start and end date of employment.

Housing Housing is available, provided by the City in a City-owned property. For stipend interns $25/per pay period will be deducted, which includes water, utilities, and internet. The housing unit is fully furnished and equipped with a full kitchen, fridge, microwave, cooking/eating utensils, and a television. You must provide your own bedding for a twin bed along with an alarm clock and other personal items. Pets are not allowed. The house is located behind the fire station and the new library. A $100.00 refundable housing deposit is required from all interns before or upon arrival to the City of Hardeeville. Public Transportation will not be provided. Automobiles are highly recommended for commuting to work and for social purposes.

Length of Internship The internship will extend for the minimum of length of time required by the education institution to meet graduation standards.

The job description doesn’t 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. Interns are considered temporary full time paid employees of a defined time period by the city and are required to adhere to all the rules, regulations and requirements of regular part time or full- time city employees.