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Recreation specialist, Hospitality, Tourism, Operations, Ware House

Colonial Heights, VA
November 25, 2018

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John A. Bowman


March 2018-Present, Tuckahoe Family YMCA, Henrico. VA

Athletics specialist

Officiate recreation league soccer matches for all ages

Monitor field environment to ensure conditions are acceptable for play.

Teach rules of game as needed and enforce fair play.

Supervise fields during sports practices.

Manage inventory and distribute all equipment as needed to each

team for each event and make sure it’s returned.

Lock up all gates and any buildings that athletics uses or is responsible for at the end of every work day.

February 2014-October 2016, Dinwiddie Parks and Recreation, Dinwiddie, VA

Recreation Aide, Athletics

Assisted with facilitating the organization of programs and activities and subsequent cleanup of activity.

Maintained attendance records, rosters, and reports pertaining to recreation facilities and events.

Monitored facilities during private events, recreational programs, special events, and athletic practices.

Maintained proper documentation and appropriate records for all programs/events offered.

Maintained and documented inventory of various supplies and equipment.

Performed clerical and other related work as assigned.

Collected various fees, prepared receipts, and assured proper handling of funds.

Jan 2012-July 2013, Southside Virginia Training Center, Petersburg,VA

Recreation Specialist (Therapist II)

Developed and implemented recreational and therapeutic plans for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.

Scheduled and supervised recreational activities both on and off campus.

Coordinated transportation and support staff for off-campus activities.

Managed paraprofessional staff in the provision of recreation programs.

Managed recreational facilitie equipment.

Served as consultant/liaison on matters related to recreation and leisure programs.

Coordinated the use of Welfare Budget and PFA funds for ordering/ securing therapeutic and age appropriate materials and equipment for programs and activities.

Served as member of the Personal Support Team for assigned individuals.

May-August 2011, YMCA Camp Kekoka, Kilmarnock, VA

Summer Intern-Camp Director/Camp Counselor

Shadowed camp director to learn skills in management, supervision and leadership.

Assisted camp director in pre-camp planning, including budgeting, interviewing staff candidates, inventory, and purchasing.

Planned and implemented a fund-raising project to provide camp scholarships.

Assisted in a wide variety of site upkeep tasks, including pressure washing and painting buildings, roof repairs, plumbing, cabin cleaning and preparation.

Maintained a large vegetable garden for both educational and nutritional purposes.

Responsible for 24-hour supervision of children ages 9-15 in week-long residential camps.

Assisted in planning and conducting a variety of safe, fun and educational activities for campers, including crabbing, water sports, fishing, swimming and crafts.

Served as lifeguard for pool and waterfront activities.

2008-2011 Radford University, Radford, VA

Operations and Events Assistant

Monitored administrative building and student center for safety, security and maintenance needs.

Performed room set-ups and breakdowns.

Assisted in facilitation of special events.

Provided technical assistance to patrons using facilities.


August 2011 Radford University, Radford, VA

Bachelor of Arts, Recreation, Parks and Tourism Management

Hobbies and Interests

Guitar, Music Recording, Soccer, Reading

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