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

Adult Basketball Scorekeeper

Role Summary:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is looking for individuals to become adult basketball scorekeepers for the upcoming season! Your game assignments are flexible and based on class schedules, and availability!

Our adult basketball program begins Sunday December 8th through end of March.

Games are played in the evening, starting at 6 pm, pay rate is $13 per game.

If interested, please contact Anthony DiBella at, adibella@minneapolisparks.org to receive more information.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Help with gym setup if necessary
  • Keep score during adult basketball leagues
  • Start/stop play clock
  • Report scores and incidents
  • Communicate with officials, and customers

Requirements:

  • Complete required paperwork for hire
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Reliable transportation
  • Reliable communication access
  • Able to multi task

Desired Qualifications:

  • Basketball knowledge preferred but not required

Compensation:

$13 / game

Hours:

Evenings


To Apply:

Apply by emailing with interest:

Anthony DiBella
adibella@minneapolisparks.org

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Basketball Referee (Youth and Adult)

Position Information:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is looking for individuals to become basketball referees for the upcoming season! We are looking for both youth and adult basketball referees. Your game assignments are flexible.

Our adult basketball program begins Sunday December 8th, 2019: Games are played on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Evenings.

Our youth basketball program begins Saturday, January 4th, 2020: Games are played on Saturdays, and weeknight evenings.

Pay Rates- Adult ($26 per game)
Youth ($28 per game)

If interested, please contact Anthony DiBella at, adibella@minneapolisparks.org to receive more information.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Apply and understand league rules
  • Interact well with players, coaches, officials and staff
  • Apply and understand NFHS Basketball Rules

Requirements:

  • Complete required paperwork for hire
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Pay annual officials certification fee
  • Ability to stand and move for an extended period of time
  • Purchase/wear required uniform
  • Ability to work evenings, and weekends
  • Report scores and incidents
  • Reliable transportation
  • Reliable communication access
  • Able to multi task

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience preferred but not required.

Compensation:

$26-$28

Hours:

Evenings and weekends


To Apply:

Apply by emailing with interest:

Anthony DiBella
adibella@minneapolisparks.org

Open until filled

Broomball Referee (Adult)

Position Information:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is looking for individuals to become broomball referees for the upcoming season! Referees would work our adult broomball leagues. Your game assignments are flexible and based on availability!

Games are played on weeknight evenings, and Sundays.

Pay Rate: $26 per game

If interested, please contact Anthony DiBella at, adibella@minneapolisparks.org to receive more information.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

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

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 while outdoors
  • Purchase/Wear required uniform

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior officiating experience, but not required.

Compensation:

$26 / game

Hours:

Weeknight evenings and Sundays


To Apply:

Apply by emailing with interest:

Anthony DiBella
adibella@minneapolisparks.org

Open until filled

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.

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

Hockey Referee (Youth and Adult)

Position Information:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is looking for individuals to become hockey referees for the upcoming season! We are looking for both youth (Ice Hockey) and adult (Pond Hockey) referees. Your game assignments are flexible!

Games are played on weekends, and weeknight evenings.

Pay Rate: $26-$30 per game

If interested, please contact Anthony DiBella at, adibella@minneapolisparks.org to receive more information.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior hockey officiating experience preferred but not required.

Compensation:

$26-$30 / game

Hours:

Weekends and weeknight evenings


To Apply:

Apply by emailing with interest:

Anthony DiBella
adibella@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

Compensation:

$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

Wildflower Garden Program Coordinator**

Role Summary:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking an individual to coordinate and lead environmental education programs for Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary located in Theodore Wirth Regional Park.  This seasonal position is responsible for program outreach and advertisement; scheduling groups; scheduling and training part-time naturalist staff for programs; curriculum development and organization of program activities; program-related data collection, recording and reporting; occasionally leading programs; and other duties as assigned.  This individual should be organized, enthusiastic, creative, adaptable, and personable, with a commitment to creating high-quality education programs and interpretive opportunities for visitors.

Work season & schedule: February 3, 2020– November 13, 2020. Part-time hours, up to 29 hours a week. Shifts generally scheduled from 8:00am-1:45pm Monday-Friday. Required attendance at staff meetings and trainings scheduled: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month from 3:30-5:30pm April-October and March 18 and 25 from 1:30-5:30pm. Commitment to complete full Garden season is required.

Essential Duties:

  • Coordinate and schedule special tours, classes and public programs
  • Manage correspondence and communication with tour groups and tour participants
  • Keep detailed records of program related information
  • Perform key administrative tasks related to programs, patrons, staff and volunteers
  • Train and schedule naturalist to lead tours and interpretive programs for youth and adults
  • Develop curriculum and enhance existing curriculum for fun and engaging tours and interpretive programs
  • Create and update website information and social media platform posts
  • Coordinate development of program brochures, calendars, newsletters and other promotional materials
  • Assist with special projects, programs, and events
  • Diplomatically enforce MPRB rules and regulations

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of environmental education practices and principals
  • Knowledge of and interest in MN flora and fauna and environmental science topics
  • Ability to work well with children, adults and diverse populations
  • Ability to schedule and coordinate group programs, staff, field trips, special events
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with minimal supervision
  • Ability to problem-solve, multi-task and manage projects and time efficiently
  • Ability to work in an outdoor setting (including inclement weather)
  • Ability to follow directions, complete assignments, and meet deadlines

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent and college-level coursework in environmental education, education, environmental sciences, or related subjects
  • Three or more months of interpretive or program coordination experience working at least 20 hours per week at a nature center, camp, zoo, arboretum or similar venue
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with children, adults, and diverse populations through previous work/volunteer experiences
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and develop programs
  • Competency working with Windows Operating System including proficiency using Outlook, Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental education, education, environmental sciences, or a related field
  • Previous experience working as an interpretive naturalist or educator
  • Fluency in a second language (including Spanish, Somali, Hmong, ASL)

Compensation:

$17 / hour


To Apply:

Apply by submitting the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Lori Smiley
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
2020 Environmental Education Lead Position
3800 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409

lsmiley@minneapolisparks.org

Open until 12-11-2019

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

Zamboni Driver

Role Summary:

Responsible to provide a safe, well-maintained and comfortable environment for staff and the public. Performs under the supervision of the Ice Arena Manager.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Operate ice re-surfacing machine to maintain a quality sheet of ice
  • Sharpen skates for customers
  • Perform general cleaning as well as general maintenance of facility and grounds maintenance
  • Clean dasher boards and glass and maintain cleanliness of maintain seating areas, locker rooms and other areas
  • Shovel snow as needed
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations that ensures the facility operates in a safe manner
  • Performs general maintenance of resurfacing machine and other ice-related equipment.
  • Perform general building maintenance and performs minor repairs when needed
  • Attend training and other staff meetings
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations
  • Responsible for closing/openings of the facility
  • Assist in operating audio and lighting of facility

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to perform routine cleaning and housekeeping duties
  • Ability to use hand and power tool
  • Knowledge of applicable work hazards and safety precautions
  • Demonstrate some mechanical aptitude, ability to perform minor operating adjustments and recognize operating deficiencies in assigned equipment
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to solve problems according to established policy and procedure
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous and professional manner
  • Ability to professionally exhibit cultural sensitivity, patience and understanding in the course or work duties
  • Ability to relate to and work with individuals representing a variety of diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to provide a level of customer service that meets/exceeds customer expectation and satisfaction

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the ice arena and driving a resurfacer or machinery

Compensation:

$12-$18 / hour, depending on qualifications

Hours:

All positions are part time and hours may be increased or decreased based on seasonal needs hours per
week.

  • Peak season: October-March
    • 10-20 hours per week
  • Off season: April-August
    • 5-15 hours per week

To Apply:

Apply by submitting the following materials:

  • Seasonal application
  • Resume

Emily Wolfe, Ice Arena Manager
600 Kenwood Parkway, Minneapolis, MN
ewolfe@minneapolisparks.org

Open until filled


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.