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Current Openings

Afterschool Program- Recreation Leader I

Swanston Community Center is hiring motivated and energetic staff  for the Afterschool Adventures Program. Multiple positions are open, and we will be accepting applications until filled.

The Position:

The Recreation Leader I oversees youth at a community center and directs/participates in a variety of recreational activities as assigned. This is a seasonal position that guides participants and volunteers, while assisting the Coordinator in planning, organizing and conducting of recreation activities and events. Please click on the link below  for the full job description and instructions for applying.

ASA Rec Leader Job Description

Elementary and Middle School Sports

Paid coaches and officials positions are available for after school sports. Fall sports are volleyball and football, winter sports are boys and girls basketball, and spring sports are middle school and elementary school track. Programs run from  August 2015 - May 2016. For more information on positions please call 488-7276 ext. 3005 or 3006. 

Facility Monitor - Swanston Community Center

The Position:
Under direct supervision of the Facility Supervisor, exude superb customer service skills while performing a variety of general program, facility, and office support duties, general custodial and maintenance functions, and other job related work as required.

The Facility:
Swanston Community Center provides exciting youth camps, after school programs, youth and adult classes, trips, and facility rentals to the Mission Oaks community.

Selection Process:
Will consist of an application screening with the most qualified candidates being invited to participate in a group interview. Appointment subject to successful completion of background investigation and proof of negative TB test.

How to Apply:
This position is open until filled. You may pick-up an application from Swanston Community Center or download an application online.  Applications can be sent as an email attachment to or mailed to:

Attn: Danny Curtola
Swanston Community Center 
2350 Northrop Ave 
Sacramento, CA 95825

Questions  can be directed to Danny Curtola, 333-6464 x 3101. 

Full Job Description - Facility Monitor


Independent Contractors

Mission Oaks Community Center and Swanston Community Center: Do you have a new and exciting class to offer? We are looking for energetic independent contractor instructors. Please send a proposal to (MOCC) or (SCC).


Park Maintenance Worker II

Regular Part-time position, 37 hours per week

Pay: $12.13 per hour starting wage

Benefits: Public Agency retirement system (PARS), Vacation and Sick leave(pro-rated), Direct Payroll Deposit, 12 paid holidays, CA State Disability Insurance/Worker's Compensation Insurance, District-paid medical insurance subsidy, and District-paid uniforms, including footwear.

Job Description: Under supervision, to perform a variety of manual labor and semi-skilled tasking involving maintenance, repair, and upkeep of District parks, landscaped areas, buildings, facilities, and structures; To perform the more difficult and specialized maintenance and construction assignments involving application of basic craft skills; and to perform other job related work as required.

Education: Graduation from high school with a diploma or G.E.D and the ability to read and write the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.

Experience: Twelve (12) months of full-time paid maintenance experience.

Requirements: Possession of a valid CA drivers license, free of any conditions that might restrict the employee's ability to operate a District vehicle, consistent with the requirements of the job.

Special Requirements: Prior to an offer of employment, successful applicants will be fingerprinted and undergo a background check in accordance with applicable law.

Applicants must submit a completed district application to David Byrd at 3344 Mission Ave, Carmichael CA 95630 or by email at Applications are available at 1616 Mission Avenue, Carmichael CA 95608 or online at

TEAM LEADER with the BRIDGES After School Program

Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District is looking for college students or those interested in careers in education to work in the Bridges After-School Program with elementary and middle school students in the San Juan Unified School District for the 2012-13 school year.

We are looking for people who can plan and lead recreation games, assist students with homework, and facilitate enrichment activities. Please do not apply for this position if you are looking for a short-term, temporary position. Building positive relationships with students is critical to the success of our programs and we prefer candidates who are committed.  Work schedules are Monday-Friday and hours vary depending on the school sites, but are approximately 2:00-6:15 MTWF and 12:30-6:15 on Thursdays.  You can read the qualifications and description for this position below.


Basic academic competency must be demonstrated by providing one of the following: Proof of a passing score on the San Juan Unified School District’s proficiency exam, transcripts demonstrating completion of two years of college (48 semester units/60 quarter units), an AA/AS degree (or higher), or proof of a passing score on the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST).

The position requires passing of a criminal background check. 

Education and Experience (Recreation Leader I):

Requires a high school diploma or equivalent; any combination of training, education, and experience which demonstrates the ability to assist in the planning and facilitation of activities in an after school program; Ability to work after school hours and attend occasional evening or weekend meetings/trainings; CPR/First Aid certification desirable.

Recreation Leader I Description:

Under general supervision assists in providing academic support to both large and small groups of elementary, middle and/or high school students. Facilitates assigned enrichment and recreation activities to students and performs miscellaneous related duties. Applicants should have the:

  • Desire to work with children
  • Ability to lead groups of children in homework assistance, enrichment, and recreation activities
  • Ability to facilitate age appropriate and safe group activities
  • Maintain professional boundaries with students and staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively, take directions, and follow through
  • Desire to work collaboratively on a team
  • Competency in basic academic skills such as reading, math, spelling, language arts and writing.

Please submit your application AND resume (applications for employment may be found above) to:

Rodney Dahlberg
Supervisor of Recreation
3344 Mission Ave.
Carmichael, CA 95608
(916) 488-7276 ext. 3017

Zumba Instructor- Private Contractor

Swanston Community Center is looking for a certified Zumba Instructor to take over evening classes that run during the week. This is a contract position with timeframes that vary from 3 months-1 year at a time. Please contact Danny Curtola at 333-6464 ext 3101 or to submit a proposal.