Recreation Coordinator - Hershey Lodge

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts | Hershey, PA

Posted Date 2/06/2024

This position is responsible for assisting the Recreation Department in planning, training and implementation of the pool facilities and family or convention group recreational activities for the Hershey Lodge.

Join the team at Hershey Lodge, an award-winning resort best known for being warm, welcoming, and distinctly Hershey. Offering 665 guest rooms and 100,000 square feet of function space, Hershey Lodge provides convenience and comfort for families and guests of all ages. We hope you'll enjoy the sweet hospitality and iconic chocolate details around every corner.

As a Full-Time Team Member, you will enjoy sweet perks like FREE admission to Hersheypark, discounts, and more as soon as you receive your Employee ID! Your total compensation consists not only of the wage that you are paid, but also all includes Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage beginning the first day of the next month, 401K Contribution, paid time off, and so much more!

Job Duties (Duties marked with an asterisk are essential functions of this job):

  • Overseeing daily activities, pool operations, lifeguard and activities staff

  • Assisting with training and evaluating staff

  • Monitoring equipment and supplies within the department

  • Assist in developing and execution with special events and themed weekends

  • Maintaining proper water conditions in swimming pools

  • Conducting and attending department and property meetings and filling in for lifeguards and activities attendants as needed.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Bachelor's Degree OR an Associate’s Degree and 1 year work experience in recreation setting; if no degree 2 years work experience in a recreation setting

  • Must be able to obtain a Lifeguard Certification upon employment

  • This position may provide care, supervision, guidance, or control of children or may have regular, ongoing contact with children that is integral to the responsibilities of the position. As a result, in accordance with Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law, newly hired candidates are required to obtain the following clearances: a report of criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services (Child Abuse), and Fingerprint-based federal criminal history submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent (FBI). Completed clearances are required to be submitted prior to starting employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven employee/guest relations, problem solving, and organization skills.

  • Professional image representative of property image.

  • Lifeguard Instructor Certification, a plus

  • Current Pesticide License, a plus

  • Current AFO or CPO pool certifications, a plus

Job Demands:

  • Physical requirements include complete mobility and good physical conditioning, good hearing and vision, and ability to tolerate heat.

  • Must be able to push a maximum of 75 lbs.

  • Schedule typically is 2:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. but days can vary according to operational needs, including mornings, weekends, and holidays. Early shift begins at 5:00 a.m. and the late shift ends at 11:00 p.m.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Hershey Entertainment and Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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