Hiring for Center Attendant positions within the Parks/ Recreation/Tourism Department. Duties include assisting with the coordination of recreation center and historic sites programs, rentals, activities, and special events. Will process facility rentals, class and program registrations, and various other financial transactions. Responsibilities include answering telephones, data entry and other record keeping, interacting with the public, facility supervision and equipment set-up for special events. Will assist with maintaining grounds and facilities. Facility locations include the Roger T. Sermon Community Center, Truman Memorial Building, Palmer Senior Center, George Owens Nature Park, Independence Uptown Market, various city-owned Historic Sites including Vaile Mansion and Chicago & Alton Depot, and the Tourism Welcome Center.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent and six months experience with recreation programs preferred, or any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Bilingual skills beneficial. Ability to perform cash transactions and data entry on the computer. Ability to communicate effectively with public over the telephone and in person. Requires valid driver’s license. Must complete required NIMS level training within first six months of hire. Palmer Center requires registry on the Family Care Safety Registry immediately upon hire and completion of food handlers permit within first six months of hire. Physical Demands: Frequently required to stoop, stand, walk moderate distances indoors, kneel, climb stairs, climb 10 ft. ladder, crouch, crawl and lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Ability to hear and hand dexterity to operate a computer and cash register. Typical Working Conditions: Normal indoor setting, occasional outdoor exposure for special projects.
HOURS AND DAYS OF WORK VARIED, INCLUDES DAYS, EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS.
Drug testing; Background check; In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.
Apply online at www.indepmo.org/hr. Position open until filled.
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