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The California State Controller’s Office provides a compensation database for many cities and public agencies. The Government Compensation in California (Manhattan Beach) page will show the salary and benefit cost associated with employees by title.

If you are interested in any of the open positions, please click on the appropriate link below for the position information and the supplemental application information. A city employment application is required for all open positions. A complete application (city employment application, record waiver and if required supplemental questionnaire) must be submitted to the Human Resources Department. IMPORTANT: Facsimiles, photo copies, electronic mail, or final filing date postmarks will not be accepted.

New application posted below pursuant to AB218. The City of Manhattan Beach will no longer request conviction information or proof of safe driving record at time of application submission unless criminal conviction background is required by law or exempt from AB218.


If you are interested in a position that is not currently open, you can submit a Job Interest Card. The Job Interest Card will be kept on file with the Human Resources Office for one year. If the particular position is open for recruitment the applicant will be notified.

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Recreation Leader I (Cultural Arts), Job No. 14-059

  • Type:Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$11.00/hourly
  • Posted Date:06/08/2015 12:03 PM

 The City of Manhattan Beach is now accepting applications for the position of part-time Recreation Leader I (Cultural Arts) for the Parks and Recreation Department. 

POSITION INFORMATION:  The part-time Recreation Leader I will assist the Cultural Arts Division with various seasonal art education classes/events and provide facility maintenance and monitor facility needs.  Additionally, this position will coordinate various program records including: class list, schedules, descriptions and other related documentation. This position also performs related work as required.

HOURS: Part-time positions will not work over 960 hours per fiscal year. Will be required to work shifts, evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.

Education: High school diploma or GED.

Training and Experience: Some direct experience in leadership, volunteer work, or recreation activities is highly desirable.

Age:  Must be least 18 years of age.

License: A valid Class "C" drivers license is required at the time of employment and acceptable driving record is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Some positions in this class require knowledge in recreation activities and programs; skill in operating specific department tools and equipment; effective communication skills, both orally and in writing; ability to follow oral and written instructions; and work effectively with others is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee may frequently operate tools and controls; may occasionally sit, stand, walk, run, climb, balance, and kneel; will frequently work outdoors and may be exposed to variable weather conditions; and may frequently drive to various parks and recreation facilities throughout the City.

HOW TO APPLY:  A City Employment Application form AND Criminal Conviction form are required and will be accepted by the Human Resources Department in person or by U.S. mail. Facsimiles, photocopies, and electronic mail are not accepted. Applications will be reviewed and a select group of candidates whose background and experience best meet the requirements will be invited to an oral interview.

The filing period will remain open until the needs of the Department have been met. Applications may be obtained below or from the Human Resources Department, City Hall, 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. If you need special assistance in the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources at (310) 802-5258.

NOTE: This classification is excluded from AB218. In accordance with legislation, this classification requires disclosures of any criminal convictions and driving.

City Employment Application (MS Word)

Criminal Conviction Form (PDF)

Job Announcement (PDF)

The City of Manhattan Beach does not discriminate.  NOTE: A drug test will be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam.  This position is not eligible to participate in any benefit programs of the City, except those mandated by federal or state law.

The provisions of this brochure do not constitute a contract, express or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

*Please note City hall will be changing business hours as of March 21, 2016. Hours of operations will be 7:30AM - 5:30PM with every other Friday closed.

 NOTE: The City of Manhattan Beach does not discriminate. A drug test will be administered as part of the pre- employment medical exam. This position is not eligible to participate in any benefit programs of the City, expect those mandated by deferral or state law or the Public Employees Retirement System.

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