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Seasonal Recreation & Sports Leadership Positions 2019

at Marathon County Wisconsin

Posted: 6/12/2019
Job Status: Seasonal
Job Reference #: 1577

Job Description




Marathon County in Northcentral Wisconsin is a great place to live, work, visit and conduct business. Our county government is highly regarded and contributes to a high quality of life by:

  • ensuring public safety;
  • protecting natural resources;
  • preparing for emergency and disaster responses;
  • protecting vulnerable populations;
  • creating and maintaining a high quality infrastructure for transportation; and
  • providing education and fostering economic development


We are searching for candidates aspiring to be part of a team dedicated to providing residents with safe, enjoyable recreational experiences. If you are a passionate, energized individual who enjoys recreation and sports activities, one of the positions listed below may be perfectly suited for you.

Candidates will use this application to apply for any of the positions described below.
  **The Season begins early June and ends in mid August.

**Employees will work approximately 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8 hours per day.

**Minimum 18 years of age required for Playground Director and Playground Leader positions.



PLAYGROUND DIRECTOR:  Supervise assigned personnel, assign, schedule, and review work, evaluate performance, recommend personnel actions, visit and inspect sites, supervise in-service training, prepare annual reports, operate a county vehicle, order supplies, coordinate with community partners, oversee field trips, assist with direct program leadership as needed. Position requires a valid driver’s license, 18 years of age, good driving record, and 2 years supervisory experience.

PLAYGROUND LEADERTeach arts and crafts, lead large and small group games. Position requires a valid driver’s license, good driving record and prior youth leadership experience.

TENNIS INSTRUCTORTeach youth and/or adult group tennis lessons in accordance with accepted standards and practices for the sport. Position requires advanced training in, and/or at least one year’s individual participation on a tennis team and ability to demonstrate all skills necessary for beginner and advanced tennis.



All employees may be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Maintain a safe environment for participants.
  • Enforce program rules and guidelines.
  • Prepare all required reports, lesson plans and/or records associated with duties.
  • Lead, instruct, and supervise participants in the scheduled activities for the day.
  • Report unlawful behavior, vandalism, or hazardous conditions promptly.
  • Respond to staff, participant, and citizen concerns.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


The following knowledge, skills & abilities are desired in all of our employees:

  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies and procedures to ensure a safe, clean environment.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies calmly according to established emergency action plans.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in active listening, giving full attention to what others are saying and taking appropriate action.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with park users and enforce rules.
  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to follow safety rules.
  • Skill in actively looking for ways to improve service to residents and meet their needs efficiently.
  • Ability to contribute to a positive work culture that fosters excellent customer service and teamwork.



Classification1st Year2nd Year3rd Year
Playground Director$11.55$12.05$12.80
Playground Leader$9.80$10.30$10.80
Tennis Instructor$9.80$10.30$10.80


  No benefits are provided for these seasonal positions.



Selection of the successful candidates may be made by assessment of experience and education, criminal record check, oral interview; review of references, and other appropriate job-related selection procedures.



Marathon County will make arrangements to furnish appropriate auxiliary aids and services where necessary and reasonable to afford an individual with a disability the opportunity to participate in the recruitment process. Please notify the Employee Resources Department office or phone (715) 261-1451 to request special accommodations prior to the application deadline.



Wisconsin Statutes, Sections 19.36 (7), 64.09 (5), and 64.11 (7) require public employers to treat the following items as a public record: Each applicant’s application, records, recommendations and qualifications except as provided in Section 19.36 (7), Wis. Stats. that allows the identity of an applicant to remain confidential if the applicant requests in writing that the County not provide access to this information.
If you choose not to have this information become a public record, you must make such a request in writing to the Employee Resources Department. If you become a finalist for the position, your identity may be disclosed as required by law.