Santa Cruz Monterey Bay KOA 2023 RECREATION TEAM MEMBER

1186 San Andreas Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA Req #297
Friday, May 19, 2023

Love beach style camping and the outdoors? Join our team! We're located 1 mile from Manresa State Beach and 15 miles from the Santa Cruz Boardwalk with restaurants, shopping and beach recreation.

We are looking for a motivated and energetic person to join our recreation team with a focus on our food service component for breakfast, socials, special events and pizza/wings.  



Kampgrounds of America, Inc. (KOA) is the world’s largest network of privately owned campgrounds and the leader in outdoor hospitality.   KOA has 525+ locations across the United States and Canada including a mix of franchised and company-owned parks.   KOA has approximately 90 employees at its corporate headquarters in Billings, Montana, and 1200+ across its location.  Founded in 1962, the mission of KOA is “connecting people to the outdoors and each other,” and those who represent the brand share the values of being family-oriented, passionate, entrepreneurial, customer-focused and progressive. 



Recreation Director, Campground Manager, and/or Operations Manager



Responsible for conducting and leading recreation activities such as arts and crafts, games, social activities, and themed weekends.



  • Be knowledgeable of all planned activities and instructions for participation.
  • Assist with set-up, tear-down and clean-up of activity.
  • Greet guests & encourage participation.
  • Explain activity, techniques and safety procedures.
  • Assist guests with activity when needed and answer questions.
  • Promote an atmosphere of fun!
  • This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 


  • Participants have a clear understanding of activities.
  • Guests are provided with an enjoyable & memorable experience.
  • Work cohesively with all members of the KOA team. 


  • Ability to communicate information and ideas clearly by speaking so others will understand.
  • Ability to listen and understand information and directions.
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Must speak the English language fluently.
  • Aptitude for working with adults, children, and a variety of personalities.
  • Capable of providing customer service with a fun, friendly attitude and a smile.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • General knowledge of computer and cash register operation.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays. 


  • Must be able to lift & carry 10 pounds on a regular basis & up to 25 pounds occasionally
  • Long periods of standing (50% of the time), bending and kneeling
  • Requires the use of hands/fingers to handle or feel
  • Occasional exposure to outdoor conditions 

Kampgrounds Of America, INC. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strives to provide an environment where all employees and applicants are treated with respect.   The company is committed to fair treatment of all persons. This value ensures employees and candidates are treated equally, and are protected from discrimination or harassment of any kind.  This includes discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, or any other protected status.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Tuesday, May 30, 2023
  • Job End Date Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Location on Google Maps
  • 1186 San Andreas Rd, Watsonville, CA 95076, USA