Recreation Lead-Summer Season

Full-Time Only South Padre Island KOA Holiday in Other , in Recreation
  • Apply Before: April 8, 2024
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Job Detail

  • Job ID 61056
  • Responsibilities


    • Coordinate and supervise all preparations for events from start to finish.
    • Create and execute a detailed events calendar that cohesively supports the campground, and guests of all age ranges. Events and recreation schedule are to be uploaded regularly to
    • Create supply lists and procure vendors as needed.
    • Take pictures of activities and obtain necessary photo release documentation for all individuals in photos.
    • In coordination with the marketing department, prepare fun and engaging social media posts.
    • Coordinate, prepare and purchase all food and beverage items, equipment, awards, and entertainment as needed for each event.
    • Maintain and clean recreation equipment and facilities.
    • Greet new arrivals to activities, introducing them to other participants, explaining rules, and encouraging their participation.
    • Explain the rules of activities and instruct participants at a variety of skill levels
    • Enforce safety rules to prevent injury.
    • Modify activities to suit the needs of specific groups, such as seniors or small children.
    • Administer basic first aid if needed and notify emergency medical personnel when necessary.
    • Organize and set up the equipment that is used in recreational activities.
    • Manage activities schedule to ensure adequate staffing to support the event and the guest’s needs.
    • Maintain high standards of professionalism, customer service, quality and cleanliness while promoting an atmosphere of fun.
    • Aid AGM with hiring and training a diverse team and updating management on team performance.
    • Confer with management in order to discuss and resolve participant complaints.
    • Evaluate recreation areas, facilities, and services in order to determine if they are producing desired results.
    • Maintain health standards and ensure guests and team members are in a safe and secure environment.
    • Foster a work environment that maximizes employee involvement, morale and is dedicated to delivering KOAs Culture, Mission, Values and Goals.
    • Directed by GM/AGM, monitor and implement the department safety program, which ensures that all OAK employees work in a safe and hazard free environment that complies with various local, state, and federal safety requirements.


    Note that this job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.


  • Compensation/Benefits

    South Padre Island KOA is a part of the OAK Property Management Portfolio. As such our compensation packages include the following:

    Each employee is paid for every hour worked at a rate matched to their job description and experience. Guest Services Agents and Maintenance Engineers start at $11.00/hr. and can be negotiated based on skill set. A full hook up RV site is available for $200/month. Rent is automatically deducted from your paycheck and couples may elect to split between paychecks. This includes all utilities, Wi-Fi, trash pick up, etc. Benefits are available for full time, year around team members after 60 days of employment. Positions range from 32-40 hours per week. We offer a 25% discount in the store and on propane. Sunsets, ocean views, and laughing too hard with your co-workers are all free of charge.


    We pride ourselves on our ability to be flexible, fun, and open to new ideas. If you love the thought of watching dolphins and sea birds play in the evenings after your shift and making people happy is a part of your normal daily initiative, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are on island time…but this opportunity won’t last forever.

  • Conditions RV RequiredPartner Jobs Available
  • Job Length Seasonal (4-6 months)
  • Job Start Date 04/29/2024
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Job Description

Are you creative? Fun? Love to plan events and bring people together? Give us a call! We would love to talk with you about our recreation lead position. This is a summer spot, but could become year-around for the right person. 


Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) is the world’s largest network of privately owned campgrounds and the leader in outdoor hospitality. KOA has 525+ locations across the United States and Canada, including a mix of franchised and company-owned properties. KOA has approximately 90 employees at its corporate headquarters in Billings, Montana, and 1200+ across its locations. Founded in 1962, the mission of KOA is “connecting people to the outdoors and each other,” and those who represent the brand share the values of being family-oriented, passionate, entrepreneurial, customer-focused, and progressive.

The Recreation Lead (RL) is responsible for planning, organizing, executing, and leading recreation activities at the campground such as arts and crafts, games, sports, dramatics, music, social activities, hobbies, and themed weekends. The RL is an enthusiastic, outgoing, creative leader who enjoys working with people of all ages. Being a people person with an engaging smile is imperative when relating with guests. Having a mix of free and for-pay activities to improve ancillary income is essential and improves the guest experience. This is a highly visible, customer centric position that requires strong interpersonal customer service skills. We are currently hiring for the summer season only, but would consider a permanent, year-around position for the right person. 


The owned and operated assets of KOA (OAK) is a division of KOA, Inc.’s overall operations, and is rooted in the mission and values of KOA. The current OAK portfolio consists of campgrounds in the United States and Canada.

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