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Special Programs Leader I- Visual Arts

Part-time 30 hours

Recruitment #170714-118100-001

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for special programs in fine arts, for participants of all ages and abilities at an assigned recreation center. Tasks are of average difficulty and include teaching, instructing and participating in activities. Although the employee works under general supervision, the exercise of some initiative and independent judgment is required. The employee might be required to work varying schedules which include nights and weekends, and to travel to various locations. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Plans, promotes and conducts recreational activities; teaches and/or oversees fine arts, special events for participants of all ages and abilities; schedules center activities; counsels participants as necessary.

Plans, organizes and conducts diverse programs in fine arts and teaches a variety of fine arts classes.

Performs clerical work; prepares and submits reports; verifies purchase orders and requisitions; takes orders and purchases supplies for activities; checks in and puts supplies away; receives monies from class participants; writes receipts for supplies and equipment; maintains records, logs, lists, and forms.

Inspects recreational facilities and equipment to ensure safety; enforces proper safety practices and occupational safety rules and regulations; oversees operation of assigned area in absence of higher level workers; ensures security of building.

Directs visitors at center; answers phones and provides information concerning programs and use of center.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: fine art techniques, aids, and use and care of equipment applicable to a wide  fine arts activities; first aid and CPR; emotional and physical problems of preschool children, the disabled or the elderly; basic records keeping.

Ability to: coordinate and conduct recreational and group activities; maintain records and compile reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, community groups and the general public; perform activities requiring light to moderate physical strength and endurance; work with all age groups and disabilities.

Skill in: administering first aid and CPR; care/maintenance of recreational equipment; operating power tools and sound and light systems.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school with six (6) months of experience in specialized recreation programs, preferably in an instructional capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a: Standard First Aid Certificate; CPR Certificate within six (6) months of appointment; a valid Florida driver's license.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


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