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Sports and Recreation Assistant

Open Opportunity


Positions20 Remaining

Reports to: Sports and Recreation Coordinator


The Sports and Recreation Assistant serves to assist the Sports and Recreation Coordinator at the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department. Incumbent will plan, organize, coordinate and direct athletic and recreational programs for the Parks and Recreation Department under the supervision of the Sports and Recreation Coordinator. Work dates are flexible.

Job Functions

  • Assist in organizing, leading, promoting and evaluating programs, leagues and events

  • Organize and maintain necessary supplies for programs/activities

  • Provide daily interaction with users to provide consistent high-quality experience

  • Assist in the set up and break down for events 

  • Support and assist participants, volunteers and staff while in program activities

  • Other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications

  • Preferred:  College student majoring in Recreation and Sports Management, Exercise Science, Kinesiology or related major. 

  • Previous customer service relations experience preferred.

  • Ability to follow the policies and procedures set forth by the City of Richmond and the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department.

  • CPR/First Aid certified or ability to obtain.

  • Strong supervisory and management skills and ability to work alone with minimum supervision, multitask, and complete assignments effectively. 

  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills. Working knowledge of Standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to compose and prepare correspondence. 

  • Ability to prepare and make public speaking presentations, effectively communicate orally, and in writing with co-workers, other City departments, partnerships and the public.

  • Maintain contact with co-workers, other City departments, funding and regulatory agencies, vendors and the public for purposes of exchanging information, explaining/interpreting policies and procedures, coordinating operations, supervising personnel, and communicating with staff and supervisor and resolving problems as needed.

Physical Requirements

This position requires the ability to handle/grasp objects, close vision, and hearing sounds/ communication. Physical effort may involve standing/walking for long periods and lifting objects up to 50 pounds.

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Location: 2200 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374