San Francisco – The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department opened its 2015 application for Workreation this week. The program, which began in 1957 is one of the pathways to Rec & Park employment as well as City government at-large. Now, the program hires about 300 teens (100 for the school-year, and more than 200 for the summer). In 56 years, Rec & Park has hired some 10,000 teenagers through Workreation.
“This is an incredible program that works with our City’s students to mentor them, show them the many facets of what we do, and give them a little spending money,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec & Park General Manager. “Many current employees went through the Workreation program, including some of our top managers.”
Workreation is specifically designed for City high school students to work outdoors, in recreation centers, pool facilities, building operations, and within administration. The program also works with the San Francisco Police Department to address issues of juvenile delinquency. About 20 of the Workreation students are either on probation or have been to Juvenile Hall. These students complete an outdoor experience at Camp Mather, and if they complete the training, they will receive Workreation placements.
The school-year program, which runs from October to April, allows students to work up to 10 hours per week while making $12.25 an hour. In the summer, students can work up to 30 hours per week.
Workreation, in addition to job placements, includes workshops on communication, professionalism, first aid, and teambuilding. All students ages 14-18 who attend school in San Francisco are encouraged to apply. Applications close September 8 at 5 p.m. Interviews will take place the following week.
For more info, visit: http://sfrecpark.org/about/jobs/workreation/. The application can be found here: http://www.jobaps.com/SF/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=TEX&R2=9910&R3=066115