Recreation Leaders/Recreation Specialist (temporary, part-time)

Ongoing applications

  • Job typePart-time
  • Salary range$15.59 to $21.91 hourly

This is a great opportunity to make a difference in your community, build relationships and work in a team environment. If you like working with school age children, this job is for you.

The City of Menlo Park is looking for responsible and enthusiastic part-time Recreation Leaders, Senior Recreation Leaders and Recreation Specialists to assist with after school programs, sports, events and senior center programs while creating a fun, safe, positive and thriving environment.

Shifts vary between 7 a.m.–10 p.m. (most positions in sports and events have a later end time while youth and senior programs typically are day time hours). 

About the position

Depending upon the program assigned to, the duties of a Recreation Leader/Senior Recreation Leader may include, but are not limited to, the following:

After school programs

  • Ability to open and close facilities
  • Monitor, coordinate and run classes
  • Set up and break down of events
  • Print rosters for instructors

Arrillaga Family Recreation Center (events)

  • Responsible for opening and closing the building
  • Responsible for set up and cleanup of events and facility rentals
  • Oversee and supervise the facility during facility rentals

Arrillaga Family Recreation Gymnasium

  • Performing outstanding customer service
  • Answering phones
  • Basketball, Volleyball and Softball scorekeeping
  • Ability to use learn and perform tasks on recreation software systems
  • May be responsible for handling money and organizing class sign in sheets. 

Senior Center

  • Help serving meals
  • Help coordinating activities
  • Kitchen cooks

Minimum qualifications

Recreation Leader I: 

Applicants under the age of 18 years are required to obtain a work permit from their school.

Senior Recreation Leader

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two years of paid experience working in a recreation program-type setting
  • Must have experience supervising children, teens, adults and/or seniors


These are non-benefited temporary positions. A temporary employee may not work more than 1000 hours per year and will receive sick leave in accordance with state law.

Special instructions

Appointment to this position is contingent upon Department of Justice fingerprinting criminal history records check or work permit if under age 18.

Recruitment contact: Trisha Mullan