In addition to being a wonderful place to live and do business, the City of Sandy Springs, itself is also a great place to work for, offering a wide range of jobs and opportunities. The City’s Public-Private Partnership model of local government means that most city services are provided by private companies. You'll find links to these contractors below. Public safety jobs within the police and fire department, along with a few other positions, are hired directly through the city.

Open Positions with the City

Recreation & Parks Dept. Part-Time & Seasonal Positions

  • Type:Part Time
  • Posted Date:02/14/2017 4:47 p.m.

From time to time the City of Sandy Springs and the Recreation and Parks Department require additional staff to provide and conduct leisure and athletic programs and monitor park facilities.   To be considered for one of the part-time or seasonal positions below, please use the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line when you email your application to
The application can be found at the end of the job descriptions below. 
Part-time Positions:

Athletic/ Recreation Program Aide
Parks Ambassador
Gymnastics Instructor
Youth and Adult Special Interest Instructor

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Seasonal Positions:
Summer Camp Site Director
Summer Camp Counselor

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Essential Functions

Part-time Position Descriptions
Athletic/ Recreation Program Aide
Must have a demonstrated interest in sports and leisure services and essential knowledge, skills and abilities to communicate effectively and teach and/or coach children, age 4-17, in an individual and/or group setting in support of the City’s athletic and recreational programs. Perform other related work as required and assist with other Department programs as needed. Minimum age of 18 required.
Parks Ambassador
Responsible for monitoring park activities to ensure that the general public complies with all park rules, serving as the onsite point of contact for the Recreation and Parks Department. Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and appearance of City parks and parks facilities, for set-up and take-down of equipment, removing trash from parks and pavilions, cleaning and restocking restrooms, maintaining security of all park buildings and performing other general park and facility upkeep tasks, as needed. Must be able to work varying shifts including weekends and holidays, as needed. Must possess a valid, Georgia driver’s license and have an acceptable driving history. Minimum age of 21 required.

Gymnastics Instructor
Knowledge required of current gymnastics skills, teaching and spotting techniques, USA Gymnastics routines. Must have the ability to effectively teach/ coach groups and/or individuals age 3-17 in support of the City’s preschool, recreational and team gymnastics programs. Additionally, USA Gymnastics Professional membership, Safety Certification and CPR/First Aid will be required within 45 days of hire. Team Coach applicants must be familiar with the Level 1-7 USAG/AAU programs. 
The position is year round, part-time. Our hourly rates are extremely competitive and based upon experience. Successful completion of a drug screen and background check is required. Minimum age of 16 required. *Must be available on Saturdays and weekday afternoons/evenings* 
For questions about this job and the gymnastics program, contact: Johanna Godleski, Gymnastics Coordinator
Youth and Adult Special Interest Instructor
Do you have a special certification or talent that you would like to share? The Recreation and Parks Department is always interested in reviewing proposals for carefully planned classes. Prospective instructors should complete the City application, plus a Program Proposal form . Previous teaching experience is desirable.
Minimum age of 21 required.

Seasonal Position Descriptions
Summer Camp Site Director
Considerable knowledge of summer camp planning and administration including previous work experience organizing and supervising summer day camp or other recreational programs is a must.  Essential knowledge and skills in teaching recreational and athletic skills to children ages 6-12. Ability to plan and organize daily activity schedules to maintain a high level of interest among participants.  Customer service and exceptional communication skills are essential to communicate well with parents, children, and recreation staff and assist in promoting the camp program to ensure maximum participation. Strong leadership and interpersonal skills are a must with an ability to effectively direct summer staff to adhere to program schedules in a structured environment. Promptly complete any required reports. Maybe required to operate a 12 passenger van to transport participants on field trip days. Possess playground and water safety knowledge. Minimum age of 21 and CPR and First aid certification required.

Summer Camp Counselor
Familiarity with conducting or participating in leisure activities, arts and crafts, games and sports and the ability to teach and supervise youth ages 6-12 in athletic games and recreational activities is a must. Prepare recreational facilities for participant use, and monitor activities to ensure that they are safe and appropriate. Knowledge and skills to ensure a wholesome environment is maintained in and around camp setting. Promptly complete any required reports. Maybe required to operate a 12 passenger van and transport participants to and from field trips. Playground and water safety knowledge and current CPR and First aid certification is a plus. Perform other duties as required. Minimum age of 16 required.

Minimum Qualifications
All positions may require a High School diploma or G.E.D. and some positions, when applicable, require applicants to meet a minimum age requirement, possess a valid driving license (with the proper endorsement) and/or possess specialized training, including but not limited to a current CPR and First Aid certification by time of employment.

All positions require a clear criminal background check, negative drug screen, and a clean driving record (for positions that require driving).

Successful candidates must present required evidence of appropriate experience and background/references and be able to demonstrate required ability/skill.

Schedule and Compensation
Part-time schedules are limited to a maximum of 29 hours per week. These positions may require work on some holidays, nights and weekends. Part-time positions with the City of Sandy Springs are not eligible for any employment benefits.
Seasonal employees may be scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week. Seasonal positions are temporary in nature and seasonal employment does not infer or imply any permanent status or employment relationship with the City of Sandy Springs. Seasonal workers are not eligible for any employment benefits. These positions may require work on some holidays, nights and weekends.

Contact Information
If you are interested in applying for a Recreation and Parks Department position, please complete an application for employment.  Please use the title of the job you are applying for in the subject line of the email that you submit to:
Return your completed application below and/or address questions to   

Employment Application

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The City provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, or military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

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