Mission of the ResortQuest Recreation Program
We are committed to providing our guests, owners, and members with a quality product and service that will create unique recreation opportunities, both fun and educational, for their families. We plan to do this by planning and implementing quality experiences that will in turn produce long lasting memories for not only the child but the parents as well. Our staff will be professionals that are here to have fun and learn how to create excellent guest experiences. Our programs will be targeted for all ages in a variety of settings so that there is an exciting experience awaiting all members of the family.
Expectations of Interns
Here because you want to learn and have fun
Flexible and exertive
Willing to give input/constructive criticism and able to balance work and play
Responsible and willing to take initiative
Patient and eager, but insightful enough to know you can not learn everything the first week and be done with it
Continuing to program new ideas for the entire internship
Professional and respectful
On time and prepared
Smiley, happy people
As a ResortQuest Summer Recreation Intern you will be responsible for programming and implementing three basic activities, all contingent on the specific property to which you are assigned.
Kids Club is a three hour day program that consists of crafts and games for children between the ages of 5 and 12. My property did not allow us to put kids in the water or play on the beach.
Kids Night Out is basically the same thing but takes place from 6pm to 9pm.
Pool Side Movie Night is two nights a week. We put up a huge inflatable screen and show a kids’ movie and vend popcorn and snow cones.
In addition to these activities, you will have a daily poolside craft for two hours and also vend snow cones. Crafts include painting ceramics, airbrush tattoos, painting picture frames, tie dye t-shirts, etc.
Attendance for our kids’ club was very slow this summer, so in lieu of these activities I worked as a cashier in the onsite gift shop from 9am to 1:30pm until it was time for the daily poolside craft (2-4pm). The other recreation intern that I worked with got experience at the front desk during these dead times.
You must be enrolled in a recreation or hospitality program and be doing the internship program for college credit. You must have or obtain a CPR/AED training, submit to a background check, and have a checking or other account that can receive direct deposit. All other requirements are inherent to the nature of the program. Previous work experience with children is preferred but not mandatory.
BenefitsPay is $10/hr and overtime usually discouraged depending on your manager.
Housing is arranged for you and rent is automatically deducted from your pay check. Mine was just under $400 and included all utilities.
ResortQuest NWFL's internship program has two position types, recreation and guest services. As of now, there are several full-time positions for guest services and pathways up the ladder, but there are no full-time positions for recreation. To be clear, there is one filled full-time position in the recreation department, recreation supervisor. There is currently no potential for future employment in recreation with ResortQuest.
The easiest way to find information about this internship is to google ResortQuest Northwest Florida Internship. You will be prompted with many internship websites which this particular one is posted.
There is a facebook page with many pictures from this year and years past.