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Town of Amherst

4 Boltwood Avenue
Amherst, MA 01002
Website:amherstma.gov/jobs

Company Description:
The Town of Amherst seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community and strives toward racial equity and environmental sustainability. All are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO
Salary Range:Location:
AMHERST, MA
Job Type:Category:
SeasonalSeasonal Jobs
Education Level:Work Experience:
Some High School Coursework
Preference: Nice to have
Up to One Year
Preference: Nice to have
Description:

Amherst Recreation Summer Outreach Assistant

POSITION PURPOSE
Assists the Outreach Director with planning, coordinating, and implementing a variety of recreation activities for the community. Work involves planning and leading outdoor events for the general public. Extensive public contact is involved in this work.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Receives direction and support from the Outreach Director or Recreation Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Exercises no direct supervision over staff.

JOB DUTIES
• Assists with the development, planning, organizing, and coordinating engaging programs for various age groups.
• Assists in creating and maintaining supply inventory for all outreach programs or activities.
• Collaborates with outside agencies and other Town of Amherst departments on outreach events as needed.
• Lead the “Pop Up in the Park” Mobile Recreation program.
• Assist with town-wide special events when needed.
• Assist in the design and updates print and digital promotional documents including flyers and brochures to appeal to target audiences; develops and recommends ideas for projects, campaigns, slogans, catch phrases, and informational content.
• Perform other duties as requested.

Requirements:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Demonstrated experience working with children in small groups.
• Demonstrated experience to express ideas effectively in oral and written forms.
• Ability to deal tactfully, courteously, and respectfully with the public.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, community groups, co-workers, employees, superiors, and the general public.
• Ability to think creatively and plan a variety of engaging activities for the public.
• Ability to demonstrate and play various sports activities.
• Ability to create materials for social media platforms.
• Ability to track and report engagement and attendance.
• Ability to independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee works in both office and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud in field settings.

SELECTION GUIDELINES
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview, background and reference check; job related tests may be required.

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

The job description does not 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.

The Town of Amherst seeks a workforce that reflects the diversity of its community, and strives toward racial equity and environmental sustainability. All are encouraged to apply. AA/EEO.


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