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Kingman parks jobs need applicants

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<BR>
The Kingman Parks and Recreation Department wants to hire at least a dozen lifeguards to keep an eye on swimmers this summer and has many other seasonal positions to fill.

JC AMBERLYN/Miner<BR> The Kingman Parks and Recreation Department wants to hire at least a dozen lifeguards to keep an eye on swimmers this summer and has many other seasonal positions to fill.

KINGMAN - If you want to have a city job this summer, you need to apply this spring.

Kingman's Parks and Recreation Department has many employment opportunities for its upcoming summer day camp and aquatics programs.

While applications will be accepted until the positions are filled, interviews begin April 21.

"We hope to have all of these positions filled by May 15 so that we are prepared for the pool opening May 31 and Summer Day Camp June 2," said Parks and Recreation Director Mike Meersman.

Eight aides are needed for the city's summer day camp program, and the city's two pools need 12 to 14 certified lifeguards, a water safety instructor, a locker attendant and a pool cashier.

Recreation instructor - for people with special skills and talents who can provide learning opportunities to residents - is another job opportunity with a salary that varies based on the course taught.

Examples of activities include help with homework, active games, music, dance, arts and crafts, fitness, cooking and various other recreational, educational or cultural activities.

Program aides earn $7.90 an hour. This part-time position is open to anyone 16 years or older with some experience working with youth or adult programs.

Aides provide supervision and care, and lead activities for participants in the Summer Fun Daze Camp and other programs.

Certified lifeguards earn $8.50 an hour. They perform all of the duties of a professional rescuer.

The water safety instructor makes $8.75 an hour. The instructor will be trained in the latest Starfish Swimming procedures.

Meersman said there are new activities scheduled this year, including a soccer camp July 7-11. The city is cosponsoring the event with UK International Soccer Camps. Information can be obtained at www.uksoccer.com.

Other new activities this summer include an archery camp, baby sitter boot camp and kids cooking class.

There's no reason for kids to sit on the couch and play video games every single day of summer vacation.

Take Mondays, for example.

Summer Sportastics begins June 2. Meersman said from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. every Monday, Parks and Recreation staff will offer youth between 9 and 14 years old the chance to play different sports.

Each week features a new sport - and a new ball - such as kickball, bocce ball, handball and waffle ball.

Interested youth will meet at the flagpole in front of the Parks and Recreation Office at 3333 Harrison St.

Look for the recreation brochure scheduled for publication May 4 or go online to the city's website, www.cityofkingman.gov, for a complete breakdown.

People interested in applying for a summer job can find more information - and apply - on the same website.

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