Sports & Recreation Intern

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POSITION:                         Sports and Recreation Intern          

DEPARTMENT:                  Parks and Recreation

REPORTS TO:                   Sports and Recreation Coordinator

WORK SCHEDULE:          Seasonal(as needed)

FLSA STATUS:                  Non-exempt


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed in this document are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  The City of Richmond provides reasonable accommodation to qualified employees and applicants with known disabilities who require accommodation to complete the application process or perform essential functions of the job, unless the accommodation would cause an undue hardship.


The Sports and Recreation Intern serves to assist the Sports and Recreation Coordinator at the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department. Incumbent will plan, organize, coordinate and direct athletic and recreational programs for the Parks and Recreation Department under the supervision of the Sports and Recreation Coordinator. Work dates are flexible, and there are limited opportunities for employer-provided housing (first come, first serve).



Assist in organizing,leading, promoting and evaluating programs, leagues and events

Organize and maintain necessary supplies for programs/activities

Provide daily interaction with users to provide consistent high-quality experience

Assist in the set up and break down for events

Support and assist participants, volunteers and staff while in program activities

Other duties as assigned

The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal function of the job and shall not be construed as a detailed description of allthe work requirements that may be inherent in the job.



Preferred: College student majoring in Recreation and Sports Management, Exercise

Science, Kinesiology, or related major. 

Previous customer service relations experience preferred. 

Ability to follow the policies and procedures set forth by the City of Richmond and the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department. 

CPR/First Aid certified or ability to obtain. 

Strong supervisory and management skills and ability to work alone with minimum supervision, multitask, and complete assignments effectively. 

Ability to work some evenings and weekends as needed. 

Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communications skills. Working knowledge of Standard English grammar, spelling and punctuation, and ability to compose and prepare correspondence. 

Ability to prepare and make public speaking presentations,effectively communicate orally, and in writing with co-workers, other City departments,partnerships and the public. 

Maintain contact with co-workers, other City departments,funding and regulatory agencies, vendors and the public for purposes of exchanging information, explaining/interpreting policies and procedures,coordinating operations, supervising personnel, and communicating with staff and supervisor and resolving problems as needed.



This position requires the ability to handle/grasp objects, close vision, and hearing sounds/ communication. Physical effort while conducting programs/activities may involve standing/walking for long periods and lifting objects 20-50 pounds. It demands the physical ability to move about the Richmond parks in various environmental conditions.

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