• Recreation Internship - Spring 2020

    Job Locations US-FL-Santa Rosa Beach
    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/4/2019 9:08 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Location Name
    Club & Resorts Corporate Office
  • Pay Rate

    11.50 per hour

    Position Status


    Position Type

    Full-Time (Average more than 30 hours weekly)

    Company Vision & Values

    Our team at St. Joe Hospitality is made up of servant-hearted leaders who are passionate about hospitality and relentless in our pursuit of excellence. We value integrity and uphold our company’s standards in providing Southern hospitality at its finest. We believe that excellence is in the details, so we strive to enrich each guest experience by getting things right from the very first time.

    Who Are We?

    As Northwest Florida’s leading hospitality management company, St. Joe Hospitality oversees a premier collection of award-winning hotels and restaurants, recreational amenities, and one-of-a-kind resort offerings, including a private membership club. Spread along 26 miles of Scenic Highway 30A in South Walton and throughout Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast, our collection showcases the very best of the region. With a promise to experience the very best in hospitality, our guests return to us year after year to relax, retreat and reconnect with their loved ones.

    And much like our beautiful surroundings, life at St. Joe Hospitality moves with the seasons and the tides. Our team is like family, and we strive to create a work environment that’s welcoming, warm and successful. Nothing brings us greater joy than working together to create unforgettable memories for our guests every time they visit.

    What Do We Expect?

    We believe passion, perseverance and drive are nonnegotiable team traits. We seek people who embody our Vision and Values and are selflessly committed to the guest experience.

    How Do We Invest in Our Teams?

    At St. Joe Hospitality, we honor, cherish, cultivate and utilize the unique strengths of our team members, and we work hard to develop their diverse talents. Our leaders personify our Vision and Values and are committed to helping our associates grow, both professionally and personally. In doing so, we believe we not only build stronger people but also a stronger company and community. Our efforts include providing personal and professional growth through organized activities such as participation in our Community Involvement Committee (volunteerism opportunities at Habitat for Humanity and Weston Wood Ranch, to name a few). We also host a monthly company-wide Bookworms Book Club, regular workshops, classroom- and computer-based learning, and tuition reimbursement for relevant continued education and certifications. We actively and regularly identify new opportunities for team collaboration and connection.

    What Will I Be Doing?

    As a Recreation intern, you will spend much of your time at your assigned location. Your internship will be primarily focused on your area of Beach Chairs, Beach Club, or Kids Activities. With this internship, you will have the opportunity to attend staff management meetings, assist in leading daily standups, attend development workshops, participate in the Bookworms book club, Community Involvement activities, and be exposed to management-level responsibilities. Much of your exposure will greatly depend on your initiative, work attitude and overall service delivery.**All recreation positions will be outside and you must be able to withstand working in the extreme outdoor conditions.** 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. Beach Club Attendants are 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 area. This is an ideal opportunity for students seeking to be in recreation and have camp experience.

    What Experience is Needed to Be Successful?

    We prefer Junior or Senior level students pursuing a degree program in Hospitality, Resort Management, Restaurant Management, or related degree programs to our service offerings. Due to our operations happening 24/7, you must be flexible with your hours, willing work morning and evening shifts. It is mandatory that you are available to work weekends and holidays. It is ideal for you to have experience in customer service, and truly be passionate providing service from the heart, a commitment to servicing the team and quest in a leadership role that displays an optimistic attitude to doing whatever it takes to make our guest, members and staff happy.

    What are the Physical Requirements of the Job?

    In Recreation, you must be able to stand and/walk for an entire shift (between 8-12 hours), must be able to bend and stoop to pick up items from the floor or in cabinets, and be able to actively engage in games with the children (if applicable) including the ability to swim or be in the water. Must be able to carry items weighing up to 25 lbs and sometimes up to 50 lbs. If you are in the Beach Chairs or Attendants, you will need to be able to lift/carry over 50 lbs.


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