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Discovery Center Supervisor

Location : Ocala
Job Type : Regular
Reference Code : 10839515
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 1
Required Education : Bachelor's degree
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

This is a professional supervisory position which is responsible for directing facility operations and program development for the Discovery Center. Work is performed under the direction of the Special Services Division Head.


Program Development/Implementation: Performs a variety of tasks to include planning, developing, organizing, scheduling, promoting, implementing and evaluating programs and activities at the Discovery Center and its outreach facilities. Works with other staff members to research, design and develop new programs and exhibits that will challenge and excite participants and visitors of all ages. Conducts programs and activities in a variety of climates and facilities. Networks with community groups. Prepares letters, memos, forms, surveys and reports, etc., pertinent to program success and maintenance. Coordinates scheduling of temporary/visiting exhibit displays. Monitors the implementation of independent contractor programs for compliance and customer satisfaction.

Facility Management: Oversees the operation of the Discovery Center in accordance with established policies and procedures. Maintains effective maintenance and storage procedures. Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment for the operation of the facility and oversees the proper storage of same. Oversees the cleanliness and the maintenance of the center and its associated grounds reporting all problems both inside and outside of the building to ensure the cleanliness and safety of the structure, the grounds and equipment. Completes contracts for rental of facility. Schedules, organizes, monitors and maintains records for building usage to assure compliance with policies and procedures. Oversees and/or performs construction of exhibits and displays (sometimes utilizing highly specialized equipment). Provides some animal care related to center exhibits and/or programs. Ensures compliance with state health and operating standards for facility.

Supervision and Training of Staff and Volunteers: Determines how work will be assigned, processed and reviewed to achieve a high level of performance from staff and volunteers. Hires, counsels, trains, schedules, and evaluates employees, volunteers and contract recreation providers. Creates an environment conducive to high productivity, efficiency and exceptional service to the community. Maintains confidential records.

Financial Responsibilities: Responsible for collecting and accounting for all funds received and spent for the facility and equipment per established policy and procedure. Prepares and justifies program and center budgets and monitors related expenditures and revenues as they pertain to Discovery Center activities, programs and services. Coordinates fund-raising and solicits grants as needed to support programs.

Record Keeping: Prepares correspondence, agreements, schedules, work orders, memos, monthly reports, etc. related to assigned area. Maintains information related to program participation, costs, usage, etc. to properly document program activity and ensure compliance with record retention requirements. Prepares incident/accident reports, daily deposit and cash report and ensures timely delivery of same to Administration. Maintains accurate financial records, reports and files. Maintains records and prepares a variety of reports relating to Discovery Center activities, its membership and Foundation. Prepares detailed program worksheets for all Discovery Center programs.

Customer Service: Assists the general public and City employees with questions on programs. Provides information and gives referrals on an individual basis. Handles complaints/concerns in a professional manner. Coordinates closely with the Discovery Center Foundation, a non-profit fundraising organization comprised of local volunteers.

Required Qualifications :

Graduate of a four-year college or university with major course work in recreation or education. Minimum of one year supervisory experience required. One year experience working with children in a recreation or educational environment required. Must be computer proficient. Must be able to work in a variety of climatic environments, both indoors and outside. Ability and willingness to work flexible hours as assigned. An equivalent combination of training, education and experience in relevant activities may serve to meet the qualifications.

Florida CDL Class "B" Driver's License with Airbrake Certification & Passenger Endorsement
Current certification in adult, child and infant CPR (or obtained within six months of hire).
Current First Aid certification (or obtained within six months of hire).

Certified Parks and Recreation Professional or Certified Teacher.

Must be able to operate video and audio equipment, personal computer and Microsoft Office programs. Must have the ability to learn new computer programs. Must have proficient computer skills; Organizational skills and knowledge of occupational hazards and accident prevention methods in assigned area of responsibility. Requires basic skill and ability to operate small equipment including hand, power and motorized equipment such as a utility cart, drills, screw drivers and various other tools including the ability to manipulate tools, instruments, devices. Coordination with eyes, hands, and/or feet needed to perform jobs.

Work Schedule: Full-Time, hours not specified

Salary: $38,100.00 - $63,500.00 Annually, DOE

Skills :
Customer service Facility operations Program development Record keeping Supervise, train, and evaluate staff performance
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