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Summer Program Assistant Director

Andover Public Schools
Andover, MA, US

Under general direction of the Program Director(s), Rec Director/Coordinator; assists in planning, coordinating, conducting, and supervising the activities and operation of a full day summer program.


Program Director(s), Recreation Director, Recreation Coordinator & Program Assistant


  • Assists in planning and coordinating a comprehensive program schedule that includes but is not limited to activities such as arts and crafts, games, sports, etc.
  • Supervises daily activities and ensures staff is fulfilling duties.
  • Assists in the coordination of weekly activities and events.
  • Assists in instructing program staff in the performance of specific duties.
  • Responsible for opening and closing of the program as assigned by Director(s).
  • Contributes to the organization of daily schedules, records and reports as requested.
  • Enforces all regulations pertaining to the health and safety of visitors, parents, and participants.
  • Responsible for the care and maintenance of equipment and facilities.
  • Administers first aid as required.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and have two years of experience working with children, preferably in a summer program setting.
  • Previous experience in a responsible leadership position.
  • Ability to establish an effective working relationship with parents, employees, and the public.
  • Experience in coordinating, planning, organizing, and implementing activities for children is required.
  • Certification in CPR/First Aid.
  • Emphasis will be placed on ability to develop and implement a variety of creative activities on a consistent basis.
  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records regarding participants' vital statistics and attendance.
  • Ability to work outdoors in summer heat.
  • Preferred qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Recreation or Education

Supplemental Information

  • Possession of a valid Massachusetts Driver's License.
  • Identify and respond to hazards.
  • Work with different age and skill levels.
  • Assist in the case of an emergency.
  • Must be able to work outside in extreme conditions (heat/noise, etc.).
  • Possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of patrons.

The Town of Andover is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Town is committed to advancing its workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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