Whether you need to pick up some extra hours or find that first job, it’s not too early to start planning for summer work. The JCC is having a hiring fair Mon., March 3, from 4-7 p.m. to find the right people for more than 100 seasonal positions.
Openings include: Dive In Diner staff, pool gate reception staff, camp counselors, advocates (special needs counselors), lead kindergarten group leaders (camp counselors), lifeguards, lifeguard supervisors and swim instructors.
The age requirement for most positions is 16 and older. Camp staff will work May through August, and pool staff can work through Mid-September.
Applicants may submit their resumes and applications at the hiring fair and meet the hiring supervisors for on-the-spot interviews.
“So, dress for success,” said Tara Stone, assistant director of membership and wellness.
Stone said people who can’t make the hiring fair may stop by the JCC and fill out an application or email a resume to the hiring supervisor. Applications are already coming in, so don’t wait too long.
“It’s a great place to start for a first-time job. The schedule offers some flexibility, you get to be out doors and get some good experience,” Stone said.
Camp counselors with specialty skills in a variety of areas including science, nature, music, dance, drama and gardening are especially needed.
Jefferson County Public Schools teachers and teaching assistants are encouraged to apply as lead teachers for kindergarten groups. Candidates with a Child Development Association Credential or Kentucky Teaching Certification are preferred.
The JCC Camp program also needs people with experience working with children with special needs. The children in the Yachad program may be developmentally delayed, on the autism spectrum, have attention deficit disorder or any other of a number of challenges.
“We are seeking college age students or older looking for a rewarding summer making a difference in the life of a child with special needs,” said Angie Hiland, Early Childhood Assistant Director.
College students in fields such as education or social work may even work out an internship, Highland said.