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Resort Recreation Intern

Job Title:            Recreation Intern
Reports to:        Amy Smith & Kate Copeland

The Recreation Intern is responsible for the following:  
The Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina (CHRM) offers spring, summer and fall recreation & events internship opportunities geared towards undergraduate students in the fields of hospitality, tourism, and recreation. Interns will have the opportunity to explore the unique aspects of running a recreation program at a major resort within the Charleston area.

The ideal candidate must be extremely outgoing and have a focus on events & recreation or hospitality.  The selected candidate will be expected to assist with event planning, social media, brochure & newsletter designs, socialize with children & guests, play pool games, organize crafts, facilitate kid’s camp, call bingo numbers, and get guests of all ages involved! The internship will also provide you knowledge and experience in lodging and marketing. 

The goal of the internship program is to provide a hands on experience in hospitality based recreation, thereby fostering the development of future professionals in the field. Interns will experience
first-hand the fast-paced world of program development and delivery in a tourism setting. The resort is home to a private beach, 3 pools, 2 hot tubs, fire pits and myriad special events, making it a superb getaway while still offering stunning waterfront views of bustling downtown Charleston.

·        Applicants must be a rising sophomore, junior or senior pursuing a degree in Hospitality, Event Management, Marketing & PR, Education or Graphic Design.
·        Experience working in some form of events or recreation (camps, municipal recreation facilities, outdoor recreation, tourism, or special events).
·        Must possess strong interpersonal skills, a strong desire and ability to work with children, and a willingness to learn.
·        Be willing to work extended hours, in order to meet the objectives of the event programming.
·        Be capable of working in an outdoor setting for extended periods of time.
·        Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Canva
·        Must be available for work on the following weekends: Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.
·        CHRM requires a background check and we are a drug free workplace.
·        Possess special skills that will enhance the quality of the events and recreation provided to resort guests (knowledge of local flora and fauna, life guarding certifications, artistic ability, etc.).
·        Previous child care experience preferred.
·        Prior customer service or other hospitality experience.

January – May  | May – August | September – December  |* alternate dates are available

I strongly value the addition of new ideas and perspectives and encourage each of you to take the initiative to seek these opportunities each day with all departments.

1.           Orientation: Includes orientation of Property, On & Off Property Events, Beach Games, Activities, team building; review of job responsibilities, facility equipment, and programs, policies, opening and closing procedures for events, expectations; uniforms, tour of the facility; pool area, trails, Fish House, Marina Store, and the Marina.
2.           Administration Duties: Includes operation and event sheets completed to assist with planning each activity, recap on your events, phone procedures; work schedules; web-site, social media, print ads, email; weekly newsletter, program reservations.
3.           Daily Activities: Includes set-up and implementation programs and Leadership and guest service in a variety of activities planned for all age groups. These activities lead for great conversation as guests ask questions about the property and enjoy conversation.
4.           Events: planning, budgeting, implementing, marketing, promoting and evaluating Events.
5.           Risk Management: Always have first-aid kits prepared and know where things are kept. Anytime accidents occur make sure to let us know so a report can be completed.
6.           Marketing & Social Media: Responsible for monthly ads, all online advertising, scheduling Social Media posts and MailChimp for email updates.
7.           School Work:   Please give me at least one week’s notice for all evaluations and assignments due to professors.

·        Staff Meal
·        Hospitality Experience
·        Gain Experience working with a 25 year recreation professional
·        Knowledge of planning, facilitating and implementing fast pace events
·        Free Parking

·        Cover Letter
·        Current Resume
·        Three References

Please note, upon being selected, drug testing, a background check and a valid Driver’s License will be required. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Amy Smith | Recreation & Events Manager

Kate Copeland | Assistant Recreation Manager

Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
20 Patriots Road | Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464