The opportunities for growth are limited in the rec department but they are there. The vast majority of the positions that do open up are part-time positions though.
Most roles within the rec dept. are casual part time (even supervisor jobs) up to approximately 20 hrs/wk and are contract/seasonally based. Obviously they are not interested in helping the field to achieve more professionals in the field long term, because the City of Woodstock just isn't dedicated to this as they rely heavily on students (transient employees) to do the majority of parks & rec jobs.
- What's the employee retention like in the rec department outside of directors/managers/supervisors; is there opportunity for those outside of the specified employees, to work their way up the ladder or is it just a position that needs filling by a human and that's all they care about?