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News: Summer Job Opportunities

Date Published Author
2/17/2021 12:00:00 AM  Jeanne Scigliano 

Join us for fun in the sun!

Steps to apply:

  1. See listing of positions below or at link
  2. Complete and return to the Rec Office via email, fax, snail mail or placing in the mail box next to the office door (not the one on the road) the combined Dutchess County Application & Rec Department Application Supplement
  3. Complete the box on 3 Reference Forms and then distribute as directed
 
REQUIREMENTS:  We are looking for applicants who …
  • Exhibit flexibility: amid the changing and evolving COVID-19 guidelines staff must be willing and able to change expectations, schedules, tasks and responsibilities as the season progresses and new information, guidelines, and regulations may be put in place
  • Will make a commitment to work the whole summer
  • Will pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Are willing and available to join mandatory trainings in June 
  • Regularly check their email for correspondence from the Rec Department
  • Play their cell phone messages before they return a call
  • Demonstrate an excellent work ethic that can be verified by 3 written references from teachers, advisers, club leaders, supervisors, coaches (not friends or relatives)
  • Accurately LIST all the dates this summer that they cannot be available
  • Stamina to work in the outdoors or in non-air conditioned areas of the park during the summer wearing a mask
  • Demonstrate independence and personal initiative as demonstrated by completing his/her own application and makes his/her own phone calls and appointments (not the parent of the applicant)
  • Have a positive experience working with the public, especially with children
  • Have leadership experience
  • Have positive volunteer experience
Positions 

Guest Services Positions

The Beach is open 7 days/week June 24 – Labor Day
 
Park Manager, $16/hour starting wage
Requirements: 21 & over and First Aid and CPR certified (or willingness to complete); previous supervisory and/or recreational experience; ability to learn quickly, react calmly & effectively, work independently, and take initiative.  Experience supervising, training, and building a team with staff. Customer service experience demonstrating the ability to relate to patrons & plan programming.  Demonstrated ability to budget supplies and balance daily cash; ability to implement COVID-19 protocols; knowledge and capability to market Rec programs to the public; computer literate in all Microsoft applications and registration software.
Responsibilities include: Overseeing all customer service at the beach including: training and supervising staff; overseeing the Ice Cream Shack sales and inventory; overseeing all registrations, beach memberships, beach guests, beach and bath-room cleanliness; and serving on the Rec. Dep’t. Management Team.
 
Assistant Park Manager, $15.00/hour starting wage
Requirements: Requirements: 21 and over preferred and First Aid and CPR certified (or willingness to complete); previous supervisory and/or recreational experience preferred; ability to learn quickly; react calmly and effectively; work independently; take initiative; supervise and assist staff; relate to patrons and plan programming; ability to budget supplies and balance daily cash; ability to implement COVID-19 guidelines; knowledge of and capability to market Rec programs to the public; computer literate in all Microsoft applications and registration software.
Responsibilities include: Assisting the Park Manager in all areas; filling in for Park Manager in his/her absence implementing COVID-19 protocols; and serving on the Rec. Dep’t. Management Team.
 
Manager on Duty, $14.00/hour starting wage
Requirements: Same as Assistant Park Manager but 18 and over preferred
Responsibilities include: Assisting the Park Manager in all areas; filling in for Park Manager in his/her absence implementing COVID-19 protocols; and serving on the Rec. Dep’t. Management Team.
 
Seasonal Park Cleaner: $14.00/hour starting wage
Requirements: 18 & over preferred, stamina to work all day outside, and ability to implement COVID-19 safety protocols.
Responsibilities include: Cleaning and sanitizing program materials and all areas of the park, collecting garbage, weeding, and other duties as assigned.
 
Senior Gate Attendant, $13.50/hour starting wage
Requirements: Same as Gate Attendant but preferably 18 years of age and High School Diploma with two years of exceptional experience as a Gate Attendant.
Responsibilities include: In addition to all Gate Attendant responsibilities outlined below, provide guidance and leadership to newer Gate Attendants.
 
Gate Attendants, $12.50/hour
Requirements: 16 years and over; cheerful, honest, professional, able to work effectively with the public; math and computer skills; integrity; ability to implement COVID-19 guidelines; ability to comprehend and market Rec programs to the public
Responsibilities include: Greet patrons; handle registrations and Ice Cream Shack sales, and related cash; clean bathrooms and beach; implementing COVID-19 protocols; assist with Family Fun Friday Night program.
 
Summer Waterfront Positions
The Beach is open 7 days/week June 24 – Labor Day
 
Aquatics Director, $17.50/hour starting wage 
Requirements: 21 and over; three seasons of previous waterfront experience as a lifeguard or aquatics director for camp or children’s program; meet Board of Health certification requirements for First Aid, Waterfront Lifeguard, WSI, ARC Lifeguard Management or Lifeguard Instructor, and CPR; and ability to implement all COVID-19 Guidelines.
Responsibilities include: Training, scheduling and managing all certified waterfront staff; monitoring water quality and completing all related reports; overseeing all first aid and related reports; serving on the Rec. Dep’t. Management team; and implement relevant COVID-19 Guidelines.
 
Assistant Head Guard to Senior Head Guard, $16.00/hour starting wage depending on position
Requirements: 18 to 21 and over; three seasons of previous waterfront experience as a lifeguard or Aquatics Director for camp or children’s program preferred; ability to implement COVID-19 Guidelines; meet Board of Health certification requirements for First Aid, Waterfront Lifeguard, WSI, and CPR; ARC Lifeguard Management or Lifeguard Instructor preferred.
Responsibilities include: Assisting the Aquatics Director in all facets of the positions; serving in that role when he/she is absent; serving on the Rec. Dep’t. Management team; and implementing relevant COVID-19 Guidelines..
 
Senior Water Safety Instructor, $15.75hour
Requirements: Same as WSI but preferably 18 or older with two years exceptional experience at Beekman Rec as a WSI &/or Swim Coach.
Responsibilities include:  Same as WSI but additionally provides leadership to all other WSI’s.
 
Water Safety Instructor, $15.50/hour
Requirements: 16 and over; meet Board of Health certification requirements for WSI, First Aid, Waterfront Lifeguard & CPR; and ability to follow COVID-19 Guidelines.
Responsibilities include:  Swim testing swimmers; planning, tracking, delivering swim lessons; and adhering to relevant COVID-19 Guidelines.
 
Senior Lifeguard, $13.75/hour
Requirements: Same as lifeguard, but 17 and over with at least one year of excellent service as a Lifeguard at Beekman Rec.
Responsibilities include: Same as a Lifeguard, but serves as a role model to Lifeguards.
 
Lifeguard, $13.50/hour
Requirements: 16 and over prior to June 28th; ability to follow COVID-19 Guidelines; meet Board of Health certification requirements for First Aid, Waterfront Lifeguard & CPR; ability to follow COVID-19 Guidelines.
Responsibilities include: Overseeing patron safety on the beach; raking the beach; cleaning bathrooms; emptying garbage; picking up litter; and adhering to relevant COVID-19 Guidelines.
 
Summer Camp Positions
Day Camp will operate from June 28th to Aug. 20th, the hours are yet to be determined.
 
Assistant Camp Director, $16.00/hour starting wage
Requirements: 21 & over & Bachelor’s Degree preferred; previous administrative or supervisory experience in camp or childcare setting; ability to manage a budget; fluent in Microsoft Office Suite; First Aid & CPR certification; ability to train and manage staff; build a team; develop a program that is safe, engaging, creative, and fun; and follows all COVID-19 Guidelines.
Responsibilities include: Serving as the Camp Health Director’s on site Designee; serving on the Rec. Dep’t. Management Team; interpreting plans; implementing on site programs; implementing relevant COVID-19 Guidelines; and coaching and supervising staff.
 
Specialty Counselors, $12.50/hour starting wage
Requirements: 18 and over and High School Diploma preferred; demonstrated skill in specialty area; ability to plan and delegate; experience in camp or supervision of children preferred; role model who loves to help kids have safe fun; and willingness to follow all COVID-19 Guidelines.
Responsibilities include:  Planning and implementing a socially distant program for children several specialty areas that could include but is not limited to:    Arts & Crafts, Nature & Science, Drama, and Sports; and implement relevant COVID-19 Guidelines.


Counselors: $12.50/hour:

Requirements: At least 16 years of age prior to June 28th; role model who loves to help kids have fun; experience in camping or supervision of children preferred; and willingness to follow all COVID-19 Guidelines.
Responsibilities include: Singularly, without a team of other counselors, must develop trust and comfort for a small group of campers overseeing their fun, safety and discipline; planning and conducting their socially distant activities; and implement relevant COVID-19 Guidelines.