Remember those summers when you came home from college or got out of school and you spent every day lying next to the pool or going to the mall? Yeah, me neither. I must have been thinking of an episode of Saved By The Bell. As soon as I got home, I’d here “You working this summer?” Which was more of a command than a question.
Halfway through my college career I found probably the greatest job a college student could ever have – and I kept it until I graduated. Danville Parks and Recreation became my summer home, and while it was hard work – I mean you take 60 kids to the zoo – it was so much fun and turned out to be great experience on my resume.
I started out facilitating open gym, but eventually I started working summer camp. Every summer for three years I played dodge ball, went on field trips, made crafts, played in the sprinkler and shot basketball. More importantly, I learned how to organize trips, take care of children, interact with customers, accept money, schedule events, maintain a calendar, break up arguments, mend injuries and manage emergencies.
The experience I gained during my first round with Parks and Recreation was one of the most important steps I ever took toward a career.
Of course, Parks and Recreation doesn’t just have summer jobs, we have an array of openings now and they just aren’t for college kids. So whether you are looking for that sweet summer job or need something a little more long term, we have something for you. Check out this link and find your place in our family. You won’t regret it!