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SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - No one said skating is easy. 
But if you know how to skateboard, the Santa Barbara Parks and Rec Department is hiring counselors for its upcoming skate camp. 

"We have the skate camp counselor position and the skate camp director position. Those are positions we are recruiting for right now," said recreation programs manager Adam Porte of the Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Department.

The department is welcoming anyone passionate about skateboarding including older teens looking for a job.

"Any age as long as they skateboard, they’re good with kids, and they like to have fun that’s what we’re looking for," said Porte.

Local families are excited about the upcoming skate camp including Alicia Ray whose three year old has been skating since he was 18 months old.

"He’s got a lot of friends that skateboard and they kind of look after him," said Ray.

"In a lot of our programs we have kids in the programs they become our staff … so this employment can lead to a permanent position some time in the future," said Porte.

The city is taking applications right now. 

Skate Camp is happening during spring break and again in the summer time.

"My hope is we can find one, two ... maybe three counselors that can help us out … my hope is to find qualified candidates to teach these camps," said Porte.

Several staff who start in counselor roles as students have worked their way up over the years.

The camp is taught at Santa Barbara’s famous Skaters Point.

For more information on how you can apply for a job at the city's Skate Camp, log onto the Santa Barbara Parks and Rec Department website at https://sbparksandrec.santabarbaraca.gov/.


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