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Special Programs Leader III - Creative Arts Theatre

Recruitment #190802-118300-001

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing activities of average difficulty in coordinating and participating in theatre arts,  fine arts or work with participants of all ages and abilities at an assigned recreation center. Under general supervision, the employee performs these assigned tasks independently, and is required to exercise reasonable initiative and independent judgement in planning, scheduling, conducting, and overseeing activities. The employee might be required to work varying schedules including nights and weekends, and to travel to various locations. Work is reviewed through observation, conferences, reports submitted, and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Plans, promotes, and conducts recreational activities; teaches and/or oversees theatre arts and fine arts or programs for participants of all ages and abilities; schedules center activities.

Plans, organizes, conducts, and evaluates diverse programs for recreation activities and events in the areas of music, arts and crafts, social recreation, dramatics.

Consults with individuals and groups representing the target populations to determine recreation needs and interests;

Prepares and submits reports; verifies purchase orders and requisitions; takes orders and purchases supplies for activities; estimates materials required for arts and crafts; maintains records, logs, lists, and forms.

Inspects recreational facilities and equipment to ensure safety; enforces proper safety practices, and occupational safety rules and regulations; ensures security of building.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: fine art techniques, aids, and use and care of equipment applicable to a wide variety of fine arts activities.

Working knowledge of: basic records keeping. Some knowledge of: first aid and CPR; public relations.

Ability to: coordinate and conduct fine art activities; counsel and advise participants; oversee the work of others; maintain records and compile reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, community groups, and the general public; stimulate participation and support for activities from target populations, municipal officials and outside agencies; perform activities requiring light to moderate physical strength and endurance.

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 and completion of two (2) years of college with coursework in recreation, recreation therapy, physical education, leisure services, art, theater, or a closely related field, with three (3) years of experience in specialized recreation programs, preferably in an instructional or theatrical performance 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; valid Florida driver's license; some positions might require a Florida Commercial driver’s license, Class "C" with passenger endorsement within six (6) months of employment.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.


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