City of Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation
Virginia Beach, VA, Virginia
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$14.25 per hour
Required Education
High School or GED


The Activity Center Leader ($14.25 per hour) duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Supervising part time employees and volunteers
  • Planning, programming and leading age-appropriate activities for 5-12-year olds
  • Supervising children
  • Planning programs includes but is not limited to games, sports, arts and crafts, and special events.
  • Provide site supervision, discipline and all other aspects of programming.
  • Some location my require additional or qualifications
  • Perform other job duties requiring skills, knowledge and physical requirements as demanded by those duties described or less. Individual assignments will be determined by the supervisor based on then current workloads and department needs.

Required Experience

Must be at least 21 years old: possess a high school diploma or GED and three years programmatic experience in group care of children/youth that was obtained after the age of 16; or advance studies such as 48 semester hours of college credit and 6 months programmatic experience in group care of children/youth in areas such as: teacher substitute, coach, recreation program leader, scout leader, child care center provider, either in a paid or volunteer capacity or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. For Therapeutic Recreation Programs Leader must be at least 18 years old. At programs providing direct child care, convictions of any barrier crime set forth in Virginia Code 63.2- 1719 shall be an automatic disqualification for employment in this position. Some positions may require a current and valid Virginia or North Carolina drivers license in accordance with Virginia or North Carolina DMV drivers license eligibility requirements.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: As a condition of employment, all new employees must have a criminal history record investigation, take a TB Screening, and attend mandatory trainings. Some positions may require additional advanced studies, experience and/or education if located in a Licensed Child Day Center Must be able to work rotating shifts days, evenings, including weekends and holidays and be available to work overtime when required to meet operational needs; occasionally works evenings or weekends for special events and trainings All employees may be expected to work hours in excess of their normally scheduled hours in response to short-term department needs and/or City-wide emergencies.

Employee Benefits

Our Commitment:
P&R is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles and protecting our environment. We ensure all residents – regardless of their physical, social, and economic circumstances – can access our programs. As a department, we strive to enhance the quality of life for our community by improving the physical and mental well-being of our residents.

The Perks:

Competitive wages;
Training/Mentoring for career advancement;
Varied Paid Holidays;
Paid Time Off;
Beach Municipal Federal Credit Union exclusively for City employees and their dependents;
Deferred Compensation Plans;
Employee Assistance Program;
Maternity/Paternity/Parental Care Leave

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