Recreation Leader I/II/III

  • Seasonal
  • Foster City
  • Salary: $15.00-$19.75 Hourly

Website City of Foster City


650 Shell Blvd. Foster City, 94404


Now Hiring Summer Camp Staff! 

Recreation Leader I/II/III 

The City of Foster City is searching for talented, energetic, responsible individuals who are serious about having fun! If you can think on your feet and be a fun team player, this could be the position for you! As a Recreation Leader, you’ll be responsible for implementing quality youth and teen programs and providing a safe environment for our participants in a day camp setting. This is a part-time, seasonal, non-benefited position limited to 40 hours per week and 999 hours in a fiscal year.

Candidates must commit to working for the entire Summer (June – August). There will also be a mandatory training in early June for all new and returning staff. Work hours will vary between 7:45am – 6:00pm depending on the camp, Monday through Friday. No weekends shifts are available.

Summer Camps: Kamp Koala, Camp Outback, Camp Way Outback, Camp Breakaway.


  • Recreation Leader I: $15.00 – $17.21
  • Recreation Leader II: $16.07 – $18.44
  • Recreation Leader III: $17.21 – 19.75

Important and Essential Responsibilities 

  • Must be at least 16 years of age to apply
  • Supervise youth and teens in city programming, which may include after school programs, teen center, vacation and summer camps, and special events.
  • Take initiative to plan, organize, and implement high activity games, program special events and daily schedules, and community events.
  • Stay active and engaged with youth and teens.
  • Act as a professional role model, mentor, and leader.
  • Enforce guidelines and maintain a safe, clean, well-organized environment.
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with youth, parent/guardians, staff, and community members.
  • Provide exemplary customer service.
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and trainings.
  • Work closely with external organizations and staff.
  • May provide leadership to staff

Education and Training Guidelines: 

Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to qualify would be:

  • Education: Completion of the tenth grade or equivalent.
  • Experience: Volunteer or paid experience working with groups of children.


Special Requirements: 

Ability to lift and move equipment (up to 25 lbs.); complete forms and reports; ability to set-up and coordinate activities; remain calm and use good judgment in difficult and emergency situations; work flexible hours. Physical strength and stamina will be required in some positions to perform demonstrations and leads activities.

Licenses, Certificates, Registration: 

  • Licenses: None
  • Certificates: Must maintain a current CPR/AED and basic First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain within three months of employment.

How to Apply:

  • Click on the “Apply for Job” button
  • This recruitment is open until filled, however, apply as soon as possible as the recruitment may close at any time.
  • For further information, contact Dusty Landwehr, Recreation Coordinator, at 650.286.3387 or email

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