The General Recreation intern will be afforded the opportunity to be intimately involved in multiple aspects of a creative and expanding public recreation program. Job duties will be assigned by supervising Program Managers with the goal of giving the intern a well-rounded experience in recreation and leisure services for an entire community. The General Recreation intern will have opportunities to be involved in other areas like adaptive recreation, sports, outdoor recreation, etc. based on the intern’s interest.
Recreation Program internships are based on 5 core concepts; Program Operations, Staff Development, Special Events, Site Management and Fiscal Management. In addition, the intern will have other education opportunities within the District and will be encouraged to take part in Recreation Manager Meetings, Park Board meetings, trainings and other District projects of interest.
Program Operations as it relates to the overall ability of the Recreation Division to provide recreation activities at a wide variety of indoor and outdoor sites. This includes direct leadership, community and inter-agency collaboration, safety of participants and staff, appropriate scheduling, publicity and marketing, management of supplies, and basic maintenance. Interns will develop & entirely manage at least one activity of their choice.
Staff Development as it relates to the seasonal hiring process, scheduling, volunteer management, staff training, evaluations and all Human Resource functions.
Special Events as it relates to after hour events, community events, and related marketing strategies.
Site Management as it relates to program sites, vehicle use, site-specific projects, routine maintenance, and safety practices.
Fiscal Management as it relates to budgetary and financial responsibility. Also, interns will have the opportunity to work on grant proposals and alternative funding initiatives.
Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting Supervising Managers in:
Working with staff & volunteers in areas such as training & development, staff meetings, and overall staff management
Programming, organizing, and direct leadership of activities and events
Leading and mentoring participants, volunteers, and BIMPRD staff
Building positive working relationships with community partners, managers, BIMPRD staff, volunteers, and patrons
Working varied hours based on program needs
Other duties as assigned
It is the philosophy of BIMPRD that the intern and the District form a partnership. It is the responsibility of the District staff to provide the intern with a well-rounded experience in their respective field. Housing and a monthly stipend may be offered based on availability. Housing includes free rents, paid utilities, and provided internet. Interns will have free use of the Aquatic Center and be eligible for 50% off selected District classes.
Prospective interns must obtain approval of their academic advisor prior to contacting BIMPRD. Prospective applicants must then complete the BIMPRD Employment Application and Internship Application, located at www.biparks.org. Applications will be accepted until the listed deadline or the position is filled. Please attach a current copy of your resume, cover letter and current certifications to your application.
Additional Salary Information: Stipend and free housing provided.
About Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District
For 50 years the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District has served the community through its stewardship of parks, and by providing recreational and cultural programs to Islanders of all ages. Many of the recent Open Space purchases have been transferred to the Park District, increasing the Island’s park inventory to over 1500 acres, over 90% of which is protected open space.The District is committed to providing a wide variety of leisure programs for all ages and interest groups including senior citizens and persons with disabilities. The recreation program is supported in a major way by user fees with class fees being subsidized by tax dollars.