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Get Paid To Have Fun!  -  Join The Rec Academy Team


After School Club Instructors

Kickball, Dodgeball, Gaga Ball, & more. 2-hour sessions, once per week for 6 weeks total.

Day Camp Counselors

Half Day, 3-hour, week-long programs specifically designed to keep kids engaged.

Sports Clinic & Camp Coaches

Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Handball, and more. Become a Rec Academy Pro!

Special Event Hosts

Kid's Night Out Sessions, Birthday Parties, Mobile Field Trips & more.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

1.) Where will I be working?

The Rec Academy is not a brick and mortar location. We partner with School Districts, Rec Centers, Park Districts, and more to bring our awesome variety of programs to people all over the community. 

3.) Will I be working with anyone else?

Maybe. It depends on the type of program you're facilitating and how many participants are signed up. After School Instructors for example almost always work independently because the session lengths are shorter and have a smaller max capacity per program while summer camp staff typically work in pairs.

5.) How does shift scheduling work?

You decide the schedule! All of our available shifts, for each location, are uploaded into a first come, first serve style sign up system. There are many types of programs you can sign up for, each has a different time commitment. Take a look at your schedule and plan to work when you're free. Miss out on a session you really wanted to lead? No problem, we're constantly adding more! 

2.) What training will I receive? 

Staff will be trained on how to properly facilitate and structure the programs they're running, our approach to child development, and how to set sessions up for success (All instructors must have prior experience working with kids in a group setting and will be asked to demonstrate their knowledge.) 

4.) How much & how often do I get paid? 

Pay rates vary by location and are determined by a few things: your experience level, how long you've worked with us, and overall ability. Staff are paid upon completion of each program.

6.) What's the most important thing to know about working for The Recreation Academy?

This job is not for everyone. Instructors are hired on as Independent Contractors and are expected to bring both professionalism and predetermined skill set to the table with them. You should know how to: communicate with your supervisors, get a group's attention without just yelling at them, have fun, front-load & debrief an activity, and promote a healthy atmosphere while facilitating.

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