Day Camp Counselor - Old Settlers (Seasonal)

  • City of McKinney, TX
  • McKinney, Texas
  • Feb 08, 2019
Full Time Parks and Recreation
  • Salary: $9.00 - $11.00 Hourly

Job Description


Working for the City of McKinney is more than a job. It is an opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. It is also an opportunity to have a hand in the development of one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. In 2014, our community was named "The #1 Best Place to Live in America." Although proud of that honor, everyone on our team is committed to making McKinney an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That's why we exist.

City of McKinney employees work hard and at a very fast pace. However, we also look after and support one another. All of us are guided by four employee-generated values - Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence (RISE). We are also supported by servant-based leaders who foster and support a healthy, family-oriented culture. All new employees are expected to embrace and live by our core values and commit to helping us sustain our exceptional work environment.


Under direct supervision of the Assistant Recreation Supervisor, the Day Camp Counselor implements various summer camp and general recreation activities for children seven (7) to thirteen (13) years old.

Essential Functions/Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Plan, organize and implement various summer camp activities for children ages 7 to 13 (i.e. sports, arts and crafts, nature activities, music, drama, field trips and cookouts).
  • Lead, supervise and conduct classes and activities.
  • Supervise children properly and respond immediately during emergencies, including administering first aid as necessary.
  • Assist in control of equipment and supplies.
  • Maintain attendance, discipline and other records.
  • Effectively communicate with children, parents/guardians, bus drivers, and the public.
  • Set-up and take down equipment, may require lifting up to 75 pounds (i.e. ice chests, equipment, etc.).
  • Drives van for field trips.
  • Arrive to work every day, on time as scheduled.


Perform other duties as assigned or directed.


  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Ability to motivate children and maintain a positive atmosphere, and if necessary, use positive disciplinary techniques
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to work in a team environment; contribute as a team member and treat co-workers, subordinates and customers with respect
  • Ability to motivate children and maintain a positive atmosphere, and if necessary, use positive disciplinary techniques
  • Build professional relationships with internal staff and customers
  • Ability to adhere to dress code expectations
  • Offer flexibility and adaptability, especially during times of change
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Required Qualifications

  • 18 years of age or older
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Ability to motivate children and maintain a positive atmosphere, and if necessary, use positive disciplinary techniques
  • Good verbal and written skills
  • Valid Texas Driver's License and a safe driving record
  • Must be available to work Monday through Friday, June 12-August 18
  • Non-smoker preferred
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certifications preferred
  • Six months experience planning, coordinating and implementing recreation programs for elementary / middle school aged children preferred
  • Some related work experience preferred

Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements.

  • Must pass a drug screen and background check.
  • No visible tattoos, body piercings, or unnatural hair color.

Physical Demands/Supplemental

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, run and reach with hands and arms. Must be able to see, speak, and hear. Regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50-75 pounds.


The Day Camp Counselor will be required to work a majority of time outdoors in extreme heat and occasionally indoor in a climate-controlled building. Duties involve physical exertion such as standing, bending, stooping, crouching, lifting and reaching. Incumbent must be able to work from Monday through Friday.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed as of the date of preparation and approval. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of the position. Employees holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by management. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and all requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous