City of Haines City
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Haines City, FL, USA
  • 10.00 to 14.0838
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

***Position open until filled***

The City of Haines City is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants for all positions equally without regard to their race, sex, age, color, religion, creed, national origin, veteran status or any other legally protected status. The City of Haines City is a Drug-Free Workplace. Applicants who successfully complete the initial screening process will be required to complete a pre-employment drug screen and physical. Police Department applicants will also be required to take a Polygraph Examination. All information provided by an applicant will be verified for truthfulness and accuracy if a conditional offer of employment is made. Applications and other submitted documents are consider public record.


Under the direct supervision of the Cultural Arts Coordinator, performs duties necessary to support the Recreation Division by implementing and actively participating in the summer youth camp programs, activities and events in a safe, friendly and fun environment.


  1. Performs duties necessary to support the Recreation Division by implementing and actively participating in the summer youth camp programs, activities and events in a safe, friendly and fun environment. Duties may include, but are not limited, developing and scheduling group and individual activities (e.g. crafts, games, songs, field trips, swimming, canoeing, etc.); attendance record keeping; incident reports; keeping site clean; and safety enforcement.
  2. Performs duties necessary to provide leadership to Camp Counselors and Campers. Responsible to communicate with parents and/or guardians regarding disciplinary issues and progress and incidents reporting, as well as keeping Supervisor up to date on all communication and/or activities regarding the program, program personnel and participants.
  3. Performs additional duties as assigned.


  • Required knowledge and experience is normally obtained through the completion of a curriculum resulting in either a High School Diploma or GED, and five (5) years work related experience working with youth are required.
  • First Aid and CPR Certifications are required.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood is preferred.
  • Previous camp counselor and/or summer youth activities experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of recreation and group activities.
  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees, campers, parents and/or guardians, businesses and the general public is essential.
  • Ability to create, implement and oversee activities and events.


  • Estimated start date for Summer Camp personnel is June 6th (could be earlier)
  • Summer Camp personnel estimated 40 hours per workweek
  • Estimated opening date is June 13th
  • Hours of operation Monday through Friday at the following 3schedules

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


  • Must possess a Valid Florida Class E driver license.
  • Must pass applicable pre-employment testing, and background and credit checks.
  • As part of the conditional offer of employment, all Summer Camp candidates selected for employment are required to go through an extensive background and criminal history check through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) which may include a finger printing process. (Must be able to pass the State required background check for persons working with children.)


This position may be required to report for work when a declaration of emergency has been declared in Polk County.

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