Recreation Supervisor

Town of Buxton

Buxton Recreation Department

Job Description- Recreation Supervisor


Nature and Variety of Work:

The person in this position will supervise, develop, and expand Buxton’s year round childcare programming, including summer camp and before/aftercare programs. This position will also assist in the development and execution of recreation and leisure programs for the Buxton community as a whole. The employee in this position will work 40 hours per week. This is a full time, salaried, year-round position with benefits.

Responsibility and Supervisory Relationships:

This position is directly responsible to the Recreation Director.

This position supervises part time employees.

Desirable Experience and Training:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Two or Four year degree in Recreation/Leisure Management, Education, or related field.
  • Must have prior experience working with children.
  • Experience supervising employees desirable.
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • Possess an understanding of age appropriate activities and behavior management techniques for children in grades K-8.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Essential Job Functions

  • Must have a flexible schedule, with the ability to work mornings and afternoons Monday through Friday, depending on the needs and demands of the program.
  • Must be able to use good judgement skills.
  • Must be able to maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and reach for participation in physical activities.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must be capable of using telephones, computers, printers, and standard office equipment
  • Must be able to create staff schedules, budgets, and weekly activity plans.
  • Must be able to provide excellent customer service to parents and children.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for ensuring a safe environment for all programs.
  • Assist in accepting program registrations and help cover office hours.
  • Supervises before/after camp staff and summer camp staff. Responsible for creating work schedules, performance evaluations, and staff coaching.
  • Oversee proper use and storage of all program equipment.
  • Develop new and innovative enrichment activities for childcare programs, including theme weeks, art projects, and group events.
  • Purchase program supplies as approved by Recreation Director.
  • Maintain accurate paperwork records, including time cards, incident reports, accident reports, and attendance records.
  • Work alongside the Recreation Director to create training opportunities and meeting agendas for staff.
  • Communicate with school staff on a daily basis.

Workplace Environment

  • Work is performed indoors and outdoors in variable weather conditions and temperatures.
  • Work is performed in a moderate to considerably noisy environment.

Pay Range:  $18.50 to $20.00 per hour

The Town of Buxton offers a generous benefits package.  and is an E.O.E.

Accepting resumes until Friday, April 30, 2021

Send a cover letter and resume to: the Town of Buxton, Attn: Selectmen , 185 Portland Road, Buxton, ME  04093 or to

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