Position: Recreation Intern
General Location: St. Joe Club & Resorts properties (WaterColor Inn & Resort, The Pearl at Rosemary Beach, Beach Club at WaterSound)
Reports to: Assigned Internship Mentor
Length of internship: 12-13 weeks (depending upon program internship requirements)
Pay Rate: $11.50/hr (if not in a tipped position)
Average number of hours/wk: 37-40 hours
**All recreation positions will be outside and you must be able to withstand working in the extreme outdoor conditions.**
Summer (May - August/September) - 6 positions
Beach Chairs is a large operation where guests and homeowners in the community rent chairs at the beach to spend their day relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous beach. With this internship, you would be expected to assist with setup, guest service, periodic cleanup, renting watersport items, and breakdown at the end of the days. The setup for chairs begins around 6:00 a.m. and the day usually winds down around 8:00 p.m. (after Daylight savings time). You may be required to work the entire day at our properties with a smaller operation or on very busy chair days. This position is heavy guest service with the perk of spending the day in the sun. It is a very physical job in the mornings and evenings so you must be able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs. to set up the chairs along the beach front.
Towel Hut & Gate Attendant is part of our private beach club operations ensuring that only eligible members enter the beach clubs. This is also heavy guest service oriented as you would be the point of contact for many questions a guest or homeowner may have. This position includes assisting homeowners with beach chair reservations, booking bonfires for guests, and communicating club rules to persons at the beach club. These positions are not as physical as the Beach Chair. The person in this position must be able to assist with the towel cleanup at the end of the business day. This may include carrying the towel bundles to the designated place for the cleaning company to pick up. If you enjoy events, this area is utilized for Bonfire events and other special events that take place on property.
Kids Activities is part of our offering for families bringing their children to the beach club. The Kids Activities attendants are responsible for determining the weekly schedule of activities and actual implementation of the program. Must be willing and able to be involved with the kids during activities, including those outdoor activities in our hot climate of the summer. This is an ideal opportunity for students seeking to be in recreation and have camp experience.
2018 Housing Available: If you choose to elect housing, it is mostly coordinated through Premier Housing Solutions. The price for 2017 was $135/week and is paid through payroll deduction. Housing is in the Panama City Beach area and will be at an apartment complex. All costs included internet, electricity, and water. Parking is not an issue at the apartment complex. Based on the students selecting the housing, it may be co-ed within the apartment. Under no circumstances will a bedroom be co-ed. Rooms are shared with one other student in most cases. The exception to this may be in the master bedroom where there will be three students. The average is 3 persons sharing a bathroom. Housing furniture includes single bed with frame, couch, loveseat, dining room table and chairs, and basic kitchen appliances and items.
Company Information: St. Joe Club & Resorts is an exclusive membership club that provides access to a diverse offering of benefits and privileges at St. Joe owned and operated amenities and facilities. Amenities include the Beach Club at WaterSound®; three 18-hole championship golf courses—Shark’s Tooth, Camp Creek® and SouthWood; one six-hole executive golf course—Origins; two tennis facilities; and a fitness center. Numerous privileges including dining, recreational activities and social events are also offered. In addition to the membership club, St. Joe Club & Resorts owns and operates four-star Forbes rated resort, The WaterColor Inn in WaterColor, Florida; manages The Pearl in Rosemary Beach, Florida and manages over 250 luxury vacation rentals throughout 30a and South Walton.
Standards of Service: St. Joe Club & Resorts expects all associates to demonstrate professionalism on and off the job. Due to the number of VIP guests that utilize the club and resort properties, associates are not allowed to discuss their interactions or take pictures with these guests for personal or use on social media. The level of service expected is that of a five-star resort where at any time the associate is in uniform, they conduct themselves as if they were on the job. Under no circumstances should an associate behave in a negative or unprofessional manner while wearing any logoed item indicating a representation of St. Joe Club & Resorts.
Housing: If an intern is staying in housing coordinated through St. Joe Club & Resorts, the rented housing must be kept in a clean and neat fashion. Inspections can be conducted by St. Joe Club & Resort staff at any time without notice. Under no circumstances should damages to the property go unreported to property manager. Damages to the property will result in losing the deposit. Housing is not a single-resident and the intern may cohabitate with up to six other interns (depending on apartment bedrooms). This includes roommates in the same room; however shared rooms will be same sex pairings. Interns must be cognizant of all religious beliefs of others within the same residents. Residents of the St. Joe Club & Resorts housing will be expected to behave in a professional manner at all times. Gatherings of people outside of those who are approved to be in the residence will not be allowed.
Training: While completing an internship at St. Joe Club & Resorts, if there is any additional internal training being conducted, the Intern will be provided the opportunity to attend. We feel it is important for the Interns to be included in as many aspects of the operations as possible and have interactions with as many departments as possible. Through the training opportunities, the intern will be able to gain additional perspective regarding the company direction and expectations.
Appearance Standards: All employees of St. Joe Club & Resorts present a professional, neat appearance at all times. Company issued uniforms must be neat, cleaned and pressed if necessary. Makeup worn during shift must be neutral and discreet. Females are permitted to wear earrings for one piercing. Males are not permitted to wear any piercings. Piercings in locations other than the ear must be removed during shift hours. Tattoos should not be visible to guests during interactions by being covered with a sleeve or neutral covered bandage. Fingernails polish must be clear with no decorations. For positions that prepare foods, food regulations prevent wearing any polish on fingernails.