Internships & Employment

Recreation Coordinator


Under general supervision, coordinate, implement, supervise, teach and evaluate youth programs, adult leagues, special events, aquatic facilities, and aquatic programs.  Work varies, requiring interpretive judgment within prescribed standards and procedures.


Develop, plan, organize and schedule year-round youth programs, adult leagues and events; oversee management of the outdoor pool and indoor pool; recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate a large staff of seasonal employees that include pool managers, lifeguards, admissions, sports officials, adult league supervisors, youth program supervisors and instructors; perform some hands-on teaching functions; attend and monitor activities as required; develop lesson plans; research and develop new programs; coordinate some athletic programs; assist in managing the Community Center, Family Aquatic Center and City Auditorium; assist in budget preparation and review program expenditures and revenue; promote programs and facilities through various methods; conduct public relation programs to encourage community involvement; serve as a liaison with participant groups and organizations; work nights and weekends when required; perform other duties as assigned.


Supervise seasonal and part-time employees in various program areas.


Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Sports Management, Physical Education, Leisure Services or closely related field.  Knowledge of desktop publishing and word processing required.  Three (3) years of experience, with emphasis on youth programming, event coordinating and aquatic management.  Must currently have First Aid, CPR, Pool Operator, Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor certifications or be able to obtain within the first three (3) months of employment.  Possession of a valid Nebraska driver’s license.


This position has a fifteen (15) minute response time by way of the most direct route from the employee’s permanent residence to the employee’s assigned work site and within posted speed limits.


Maintain a safe and clean work environment. (Daily)

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, public officials and the general public.  (Daily)

Regular timely/punctual attendance.  (Daily)

Possess knowledge of program development, marketing, implementation, and evaluation.  (Daily)

Effectively and efficiently plan, organize, schedule, coordinate and supervise youth recreation programs, adult leagues, and community events.  (Daily)

Possess knowledge of swimming pool operation, staff training, and staff management.  (Daily)

Ability to promote and maintain public interest in recreation and aquatic programming.  (Daily)

Possess knowledge in expenditure control and budgeting.  (Daily)

Possess some general knowledge and/or skills with arts and crafts, cooking, playground games, sports, and other youth program activities.  (Daily)

Effectively review and evaluate program/facility performance.  (Daily)


Work Type:  Medium, exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects

Climbing/Balancing:  Moderate, ability to sit and stand

Walking:  Moderate amount required

Stooping/Bending:  Frequently

Stand/Sit:  Sit about 50 percent of the time

Reaching:  Moderate, overhead as well as horizontal

Vision:  Adequate to perform essential job functions

Color Vision:  Adequate to perform essential job functions

Hearing:  Frequently perceive nature of sounds by ear

Speech:  Frequently express ideas by means of spoken words

Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination:  Occasionally operates equipment requiring moderate ability

Manual Dexterity:  Occasionally operates equipment requiring moderate ability


Inside/Outside:  Work inside and outside

Cold/Heat:  Adverse conditions possible

Wet/Dry:  Adverse conditions possible

Noise/Vibrations:  Moderate exposure to equipment

Hazards:  Moderate exposure to equipment

Fumes/Dust/Odors:  Moderate exposure

Infectious Diseases:  Low exposure


Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Ability to read and comprehend written material

Ability to maintain accurate records

Ability to listen to and apply information and instructions

Ability to understand mathematical concepts and basic arithmetic


Vehicles, computer, calculator, telephone, public address equipment, power drill and art/craft tools.


The above position description is intended to describe the duties of an employee in general terms and does not necessarily describe all of his/her duties.  

Looking for a new part-time job? 

The Parks and Recreation Department employs almost 100 people throughout the year in part-time or seasonal positions. 

Lifeguards are the most needed, and in order to become a lifeguard, one must successfully complete the Lifeguard Training Course.  This includes rescue skills, CPR/AED certification, and first aid training.  If you are at least 15 and a good swimmer, you might just qualify! 

Intern is needed from mid-May to early August.  Duties include by not limited to:  plan and implement summer activities for all age groups, assist with the supervision of sport programs for youth and adults, supervise seasonal employees and assist with community-wide special events such as the Central Nebraska Track and Field meet, York Summer Games, and special programs at the York Family Aquatic Center.                       Daily tasks will be assigned by the Recreation Coordinator.  Student will utilize their academic skills to promote and improve the Department of Parks and Recreation. Individual will be exposed to the operations of the entire Department:  Planning, Programming, Budgeting, Marketing, Registration, Supervision, Website design, and Advertising. Intern will be required to develop the York Youth Summer Camp with the help of the Recreation Coordinator. Position is paid based on experience. 

Youth Program Supervisors are needed to help with all youth programs.  Person must enjoy kids, and be not afraid to get dirty, and able to work after 3pm.  Must be at least 15 years old.

Front Desk Supervisors are needed to staff the front desk of the Community Center and Auditorium.  Front Desk responsibilities include all customer service, selling memberships, welcoming patrons, taking reservations, and dealing with daily deposits. 

Adult League Referees are needed to referee adult leagues.  Most leagues are after 6pm one/two nights a week.

Adult League Supervisors are needed to supervisor adult leagues.  Most leagues are after 6pm one/two nights a week.

Fitness Class Instructors are needed.  Are you certified in teaching a class?  Let us know and we'll offer the class, and you can teach it! 

 Contact us at 402-363-2630 for more information or just click on this link to download an application: