Welcome to the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, one of the premier park systems in the United States. Its picturesque lakes, neighborhood parks, recreation centers and diversified programming have made the park system an important component of what makes Minneapolis a great place to live, play and work. Temporary non-benefited jobs are posted below. Please follow the application instructions listed in the job description for the position(s) you are applying for. A ** indicates a deadline coming up, so apply soon!

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Adaptive Sports Instructor at Whittier Park

Role summary:

Teach sports to elementary-high school age youth and young adults with special needs at Whittier Recreation Center.

Essential duties:

  • Minimum two years working with elementary and middle school ages
  • Background in sports, teaching or youth development
  • Instructor will be responsible for curriculum development and instruction
  • Courteously and respectfully work directly with the diverse families and youth of our community

Preferred qualifications:

  • Spanish or Somali fluency
  • Background working with youth/adults with special needs
  • Background working in training and nutrition

Must be able to teach:

  • Adaptive Recreation: 4-5:30 pm, Mondays and Thursdays
  • Young Athletes: 6-7 pm, Wednesdays

Optional classes:

  • Youth Running Club: two days per week, day and time flexible
  • Basketball: 5-6 pm, Wednesdays (early Fall only)
  • Tumbling: 5:30-6:15 pm, Tuesdays

Compensation:

$12.80-$18.55 / hour, depending on qualifications


To apply:

Rebecca Lewis
rlewis@minneapolisparks.org
612-370-4783

Open until filled

Assistant Childcare Worker and Activity Staff

Position information:

Assist in providing a safe, recreation-based child care environment for school-age children within the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Help create a positive, safe and nurturing environment for children and clients at Minneapolis Park and Recreation rec centers. Indoor and Outdoor working environment
  • Engage in structured and non‐structured recreation, arts and sports activities/programs
  • Complete other duties and special projects as assigned

Requirements:

  • Post‐secondary coursework with a minimum of two (2) completed courses in recreation, education, child development, youth studies or a closely related field
  • Two months of work experience in childcare, recreation facilities, or with a youth-serving organization
  • An equivalent combination of related experience, education and training will be considered

Preferred qualifications:

  • Motivate and mentor children between the ages of 5-12 showing flexibility, creativity and communication skills
  • Work effectively with diverse cultural and economic populations
  • Work in a team environment; demonstrate flexibility and patience in adapting to changing situations
  • Maintain composure and professionalism in sometimes chaotic or stressful situations

Background investigation required:

A criminal background check is necessary for positions with this job title. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be asked to sign an informed consent allowing the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to obtain their criminal history information in connection with the position sought.

Compensation:

$12.25-$16 / hour, depending on qualifications

Hours:

6-25 hours/week, varies

Monday through Friday, 7:30-9:30 am and/or 2-5:30 pm (school year)
Summer hours vary


To apply:

Apply by submitting application.

recplus@minneapolisparks.org

Application [PDF]

Open until filled

Football Referee (Youth Tackle, and Adult/Youth Flag)**

Gymnastics/Tumbling Instructor

Position information:

Objective: To meet the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s goal of excellence in customer service and foster an appreciation of recreational and learning opportunities in the local community. This position focuses on teaching and practicing gymnastics and tumbling skills with a group of children.

Primary roles and responsibilities:

  • Instruct participants on safety techniques and equipment
  • Schedule 4-10 weeks of consistent courses where participants will practice the skills or build on learning objectives
  • Identify material/additional volunteer needs. Set-up and tear down of activity/class equipment
  • Prepare and clean up materials, as needed
  • Duties as assigned by the program coordinator

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Enthusiastic, willing to interact with the participants in a positive manner
    Experience or training in gymnastics skills. Must be able to provide verbal instructions as well as have the ability to demonstrate these techniques
  • Certification is a plus
  • Must be over age 18
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must be organized and have skills to deal with various tasks

Compensation:

$13-$20 / hour, depending on qualifications

Hours:

Mondays, 5-9 pm


To apply:

A criminal background check is necessary for positions with this job title. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be asked to sign an informed consent allowing the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to obtain their criminal history information in connection with the position sought.

Apply by submitting resume and/or application.

Maggie Mercil
Nokomis Recreation Center
2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55417
mmercil@minneapolisparks.org

Open until filled

Recreation Center Attendant

Position information:

Hours vary with most shifts occurring during afternoons/evenings and weekends. Recreation centers are typically open from 3 – 9 pm M – F and 9 am – 4 pm on Saturdays during the school year and 12 noon – 9 pm during the summer and school breaks. This part-time position is approximately 10 – 15 hours per week. Schedule will vary depending on facility needs and programming schedule.

The MPRB offers a variety of recreational opportunities for people of all ages at 47 neighborhood recreation centers. This position assist park director and program leaders with daily operations of recreation center, including coordination of recreation programs, customer service, and facility supervision. Typical rec center programs include preschool, after-school childcare, youth sports, adult fitness and senior activities, as well as drop in activities such as open gym and ice skating.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist park director with daily operations of recreation center and park grounds, including coordination of recreation programs, facility supervision
  • Greet park patrons and provide exceptional customer service
  • Assist with inquiries about park programming via telephone, on-line or in person
  • Utilize recreation management software for program registration, financial transactions, facility scheduling, and statistical reporting
  • Complete data entry on computer system
  • Maintain positive costumer service interactions with park users of all ages
  • Assist program leaders in planning and leading park programs and activities as needed
  • Assist Program Leaders in creating activity calendars, lesson plans, flyers, and permission slips on a computer
  • Recruit youth in and around park to join activities
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of special events
  • Supervision of winter ice rink warming room
  • Completes other duties and special projects as assigned

Preferred qualifications:

  • Post‐secondary coursework with a minimum of two (2) completed courses in recreation, sports management, education, child development, youth studies or a related field
  • Three months of work experience in customer service, recreation facilities, or with youth serving organization
  • An equivalent combination of related experience, education and training may be considered
  • Proficient with computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with or ability to quickly learn ActiveNet Recreation Management software and other internal software programs
  • Position requires candidates who are reliable, hardworking, positive, motivated, creative, problem solvers
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Employment contingent on passing background check

Compensation:

$12.25-13.62 / hour

Hours:

10-15 hours / week. Shifts are typically weekday afternoon/evening; Saturday morning/afternoon


To apply:

Apply by submitting resume or application.

Eric Cherland
Pearl Park Recreation Center
414 E. Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55417
pearl@minneapolisparks.org

Application [PDF]

Open until filled

Recreation Inclusion Facilitator

Position information:

Provide support to school-aged children with disabilities in an inclusive child care setting within the Minneapolis Park
and Recreation Board system.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with direct child care for school age (K‐6) children and create a positive, safe and nurturing
    environment for all kids, focusing on children with disability-related needs
  • Provide support for a child with a disability and other children in the program
  • Obtain information from the Park and Recreation staff to ensure maximum involvement
  • Communicate with parents and guardians of children in the program as necessary to ensure participants’
    safety and enjoyment
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • At least six months experience working with individuals with disabilities, preferably children
  • Group leadership experience
  • Working toward or completion of post‐secondary degree with two (2) courses in child development or closely
    related field (i.e. recreation, youth studies, elementary education) or equivalent experience

Background investigation required:

A criminal background check is necessary for positions with this job title. Upon receiving a conditional offer of
employment, the applicant will be asked to sign an informed consent allowing the Minneapolis Park and
Recreation Board to obtain his/her criminal history information in connection with the position sought. An
applicant who does not sign the informed consent will not be considered further for the position.

Compensation:

$13.50-$16.50 / depending upon experience and qualifications

Hours:

Part-time position 15-25 hours per week, up to 40 in the summer.

  • Typically between 7-9:30 am and/or 2-6 pm, Monday through Friday
  • When school is not in session, hours are an 8 hour shift between 7 am-6 pm
  • Specific hours determined by the hiring manager

To apply:

Apply by submitting completed application and resume.

Sarah Thorsen, Therapeutic Recreation and Inclusion Coordinator
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411
sthorsen@minneapolisparks.org
612-230-6478

Application [PDF]

Open until filled

Recreation Specialist & Program Leaders - Southwest Parks

Job description:

The MPRB offers a variety of recreational opportunities for people of all ages at 47 neighborhood recreation centers. This position assists the park director with daily operations of recreation center, including coordination of recreation programs, customer service, and facility supervision. Typical rec center programs include preschool, afterschool childcare, youth sports, adult fitness and senior activities, as well as drop in activities such as open gym. Instructors and lead program staff are expected to plan, implement and coordinate Pre-School/Youth programs.

Preferred education and experience:

  • Post‐secondary coursework with a minimum of two (2) completed courses in recreation, education, child development, youth studies or a closely related field
  • Three months of work experience in customer service, recreation facilities, or with youth serving organization
  • An equivalent combination of related experience, education and training may be considered
  • Proficient with computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with or ability to quickly learn ActiveNet Recreation Management software and other internal software programs
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Job duties (including but not limited to the following):

  • Assist park director with daily operations of recreation center and park grounds, including coordination of recreation programs, facility supervision
  • Greet park patrons and provide exceptional customer service
  • Assist with inquiries about park programming via telephone, on-line or in person
  • Utilize recreation management software for program registration, financial transactions, facility scheduling, and statistical reporting
  • Plan, Implement and coordinate Pre-School/Youth programs
  • Complete data entry on computer system
  • Develop positive relationships with park users of all ages
  • Assist program leaders in planning and leading park programs and activities as needed
  • Assist Program Leaders in creating activity calendars, lesson plans, flyers, and permission slips on a computer
  • Recruit youth in and around park to join activities
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of special events
  • Completes other duties and special projects as assigned

Position background:

  • Hours vary
  • Recreation centers are typically open from 3-9 pm Monday-Friday and 9 am-4 pm on Saturdays during the school year and noon-9 pm during the summer
  • This part-time position is up to 25 hours per week
  • Schedule will vary depending on facility needs and programming schedule
  • We have open positions at Armatage, Linden Hills, Lynnhurst Parks

Pay rate:

$10.30–$13.25 / hour, DOE


To apply:

Apply by submitting resume or application.

Scott Erazmus
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
612-370-4913

Application [PDF]

Open until filled

Referee - Adult Soccer

Job description:

We are looking for dependable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable people to become an adult soccer referee for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Enjoy the outdoors while giving back to the community and our leagues! It is also a fun way to make extra cash. Pay Range is $26-$55 per game.

Those that have an interest should contact Anthony DiBella for more information and attend the pre-season officials clinic Sunday, May 19th at Neiman Sports Complex-6247 Bloomington Road, St. Paul, MN 55111, from 10:00am to 12:00pm (noon).

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Apply and understand rules
  • Interact with players, coaches, and staff
  • Represent the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board in a positive manner

Requirements:

  • Complete and submit required paperwork for the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
  • Pay officials certification fee (annually)
  • Perform required referee duties
  • Submit and pass a Criminal Background Check
  • Be in full uniform
  • The ability to interact well with adults and children
  • The ability to understand and apply rules

Preferred qualifications:

  • Ability to work weekends, and evenings.
  • Knowledge of sport
  • Previous officiating experience (not required)

Pay rate:

$26-$55/per game


Email resume to adibella@minneapolisparks.org by 11-01-2019

Anthony DiBella
2117 W River Road N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

Referee - Youth Soccer**

Seasonal Event Technician

Position information:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking seasonal sound and movie technicians to work outdoor events this summer in the parks. There are over 200 free outdoor concerts across six venues, as well as more than 70 movies airing at dozens of local parks.

Tech responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Set up and operate small and medium-sized outdoor live sound reinforcement systems.
  • Set up and operate outdoor video projection system
  • Utilize signal flow and proper gain structure with all necessary microphones, mixing consoles, amplifiers, processors, equalizers, loudspeakers, monitors, snakes, cables, stands and auxiliary equipment
  • Provide the best sound and video possible with the resources available
  • Document any repairs needed to help maintain audio and video equipment
  • Provide technical support, assistance, and expertise to various programs and special events as assigned
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, adapt to changing conditions and situations, and to maintain confidentiality in work-related matters
  • Anyone with valid driver’s license may be asked to tow a trailer with an official MPRB vehicle

Requirements:

  • College degree from audio production or engineering school preferred; equivalent work experience will be considered
  • Must enjoy working outdoors
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Reliable access to a computer with internet connectivity. Regular checking of email
  • Reliable cell phone for reaching day of events and for emergency purposes
  • Reliable transportation to and from site. Ex, personal vehicle, bus, bike, etc
  • Must pass MPRB seasonal employee background check
  • Attend mandatory training on: MPRB policies and procedures, concert system, movie system*

Compensation:

$12.25/hr to $14.25/hr DOE. No benefits

Hours:

This is a part-time position of up to 30 hours per week or less. Shifts range from 4-6 hours each, mostly evenings, with a combination of weekday, weekends, and some mornings. Movie shifts can run as late as midnight-1 am.

Mandatory training

May 2019 – all paperwork must be completed before attending training.


Open until filled. If interested, please send cover letter and resume to:

Tom Godfrey
Community Outreach – Events Manager
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
2117 W. River Rd Minneapolis, MN 55411
tgodfrey@minneapolisparks.org

Volleyball Referee

Position information:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is looking for individuals to become VOLLEYBALL referees for the upcoming season! We offer both youth and adult volleyball at the MPRB. Our adult offering is year round, and our youth offering runs October-December. We are seeking referees who can work Saturdays, along with some weeknights evenings.

Tech responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Apply and understand league rules
  • Interact well with players, coaches, officials and staff
  • Apply and understand USA Volleyball Rules

Requirements:

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Passed criminal background check
  • Pay annual officials certification fee
  • Complete required paperwork
  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time
  • Purchase/Wear required uniform

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous volleyball officiating experience (not required)

Compensation:

$23/Hour


Open until filled. If interested, please send resume to:

Anthony DiBella
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
2117 W River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411
adibella@minneapolisparks.org

Youthworker

Duties:

To perform the following tasks working as part of an eight to ten-member work crew under the daily supervision of an adult on-site supervisor

  • Working with Environmental Operations, Gardeners, Forestry, Recreation Specialists and Park Maintenance youth will assist with projects that have a positive impact on our parks and lakes and will include: planting, mulching, removal of invasive plants, sweeping, mowing lawns, sifting sand, litter removal, cleaning up the shore line, trimming shrubbery, edging grass and watering freshly laid sod.
  • Attend paid on the job Professional Development and Personal Development educational sessions.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications:

Minneapolis resident, 14–24 years of age, who has the desire to work. The ability to work well with all types of people and follow the instructions of an on-site supervisor. Must demonstrate a courteous and friendly attitude when interacting with neighborhood park users and staff. Summer 2019 will begin on June 17th and end on August 16th. Each bi-weekly payroll period will be two Monday and Wednesday work days or two Tuesday and Thursday workdays. Youthworkers will be paid at the training wage of $10.50 per hour. If you have any questions or require additional information, contact Teen Teamworks at 612-370-3916 or 612-370-3917.


Application [PDF]

Return this COMPLETED application and background check to:

Teen Teamworks
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
4001 Nicollet Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409


The Way We Work

The Employees of the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.