Job Title: Recreation Programmer

Salary range: $13.95 to $20.92

Location: Benton, AR

Department: Parks & Recreation Department

Hours: Full-Time

Job Description:


  • Plans, organizes, conducts and coordinates a wide variety of recreational and community service programs at City parks;
  • Meets with public groups and communities to explain and promote programs;
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations, including janitorial, maintenance and usage during recreational and community service programs
  • Responsible for rental, City usage and community programming of facilities;
  • Prepares a variety of reports and other documents such as operating, activity and statistical reports, promotional materials and agenda items;
  • Presents program materials to interested groups;
  • Provides input for the development of budgets, including determining staffing and materials;
  • Develops fundraising campaigns and solicits sponsor and sponsorship packages;
  • Oversees rental and registration activities and ensures accurate record keeping for program receipts;
  • Maintains contacts with neighborhood groups, schools, businesses, law enforcement agencies, volunteer and other community groups and provides necessary coordination of services;
  • Point of contact for seasonal staff, umpires, referees and volunteers.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Management preferred;
  • Two (2) to Three (3) years’ related preferred;
  • Energetic personality with strong interpersonal communication skills;
  • High attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Skilled in managing multiple tasks/projects along with the ability to work in a self-directed manner;
  • Strong sense of ownership and initiative, collaborative and flexible attitude;
  • Proficient in MS Office;
  • Ability to work overtime, evenings and weekends;
  • Valid Arkansas Drivers’ License.