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 Mondays and Thursdays
  • Young Athletes 6-7 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 Tuesdays

Compensation: $12.80 – $18.55 depending on qualifications Contact Rebecca Lewis for more information at rlewis@minneapolisparks.org or 612.370.4783

Bilingual Aquatic Invasive Species Educator

Position Information:

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) Environmental Management Department is seeking an individual to work as a bilingual Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Educator. With support from an Aquatic Invasive Species Lead Educator, this position will provide interactive aquatic invasive species education to diverse groups of patrons at Minneapolis Parks. The educator will work in multiple locations throughout Minneapolis including: shoreline fishing sites, neighborhood events, and community celebrations.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in community and neighborhood events
  • Assist in the development of new aquatic invasive species education materials
  • Help survey anglers at local water bodies to understand demographics
  • Support educational outreach efforts to local businesses
  • Track participation and help evaluate program effectiveness

Requirements:

  • Must be conversationally fluent in either Spanish, Somali, or Hmong
  • Outgoing personality; able to draw in participants
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Experience working with diverse audiences in a public setting
  • Training in environmental education and/or lake ecology
  • Previous experience tabling or in community outreach
  • Ability to work flexible schedule
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, and a reliable car (mileage reimbursement provided)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience fishing and knowledge of fishing terminology
  • Knowledge of aquatic invasive species prevention and identification
  • Demonstrated success teaching in event settings

Compensation: $14.00 hourly

Hours:

Will work on both weekdays and weekends, primarily in the afternoons and evenings. Requires availability for four weekend days/evenings per month. The position will start in May and last through early-September. Average of approximately 10 hours per week in May and 20 hours per week in June through early-September.

Open until filled

Apply by submitting cover letter, resume, and three references to Mike Sorensen

3800 Bryant Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409

msorensen@minneapolisparks.org

Bilingual Aquatic Invasive Species Lead Educator

Position Information:

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) Environmental Management Department is seeking an individual to work as a bilingual Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Lead Educator. This educator will provide interactive aquatic invasive species education to diverse groups of patrons at Minneapolis Parks. The educator will work in multiple locations throughout Minneapolis including: shoreline fishing sites, neighborhood events, and community celebrations.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate MPRB participation at community and neighborhood events
  • Develop new aquatic invasive species education materials
  • Provide leadership and problem solving for an additional non-lead AIS Educator
  • Survey anglers at local water bodies to understand demographics
  • Coordinate educational outreach efforts to local businesses
  • Track participation and evaluate program effectiveness

Requirements:

  • Must be conversationally fluent in either Spanish, Somali, or Hmong
  • Outgoing personality; able to draw in participants
  • Strong public speaking and leadership skills
  • Experience working with diverse audiences in a public setting
  • Training in environmental education and/or lake ecology
  • Previous experience tabling or in community outreach
  • Ability to work flexible schedul
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, and a reliable car (mileage reimbursement provided)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience fishing and knowledge of fishing terminology
  • Knowledge of aquatic invasive species prevention and identification
  • Demonstrated success teaching in event settings
  • Knowledge of interpretive display design

Compensation: $17.00-20.00 hourly, depending on qualifications

Hours:

Will work on both weekdays and weekends, primarily in the afternoons and evenings. Requires availability for four weekend days/evenings per month. The position will start in April and last through early-September. Average of approximately 10 hours per week in April and May and 20 hours per week in June through early-September.

Open until filled

Apply by submitting cover letter, resume, and three references to Mike Sorensen

3800 Bryant Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409

msorensen@minneapolisparks.org

Environmental Educator - Neighborhood Naturalist Program

Position Description: The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking an Environmental Educator to work in parks throughout Minneapolis. The Neighborhood Naturalist will:

  • Provide fun, hands-on environmental education programs for children in the neighborhood recreation centers throughout the Minneapolis park system.
  • Present interpretive programs to all ages in Regional Parks managed by MPRB
  • Assist with curriculum development for environmental education programs
  • Provide interactive activities and education for all ages at community events
  • Assist with animal care, scheduling, outreach, and administrative tasks as assigned
  • Occasionally assist with boat inspection and Aquatic Invasive Species education at boat landings

Hours: This is a year-round position, 28 hours per week, starting mid-July 2019.

The usual schedule is Monday-Thursday, with class times varying day to day but generally falling between 9am-6pm. Staff are also required to be available for occasional evenings and weekends. Naturalists generally set their own program schedules (within provided guidelines) up to 9 months in advance.

Compensation: $13.50 per hour starting wage. Mileage reimbursement provided.  This position is eligible for sick and safe leave in accordance with the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance.  It is not eligible for other benefits.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Interpretive or environmental education experience at a nature center, recreation center, or similar
  • Academic training in environmental education, ecology, natural history or teaching.
  • Working knowledge of Minnesota flora, fauna and ecosystems.
  • Strong problem-solving, organizational, communication, and public speaking skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills, a positive attitude, creativity, enthusiasm and adaptability.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with children and diverse populations.
  • Must be a self-starter and have the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision.
  • Must be able to consistently arrive to classes prepared and on-time.
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs, hike uneven terrain, and teach effectively in all weather conditions.
  • Must have a driver’s license and a reliable personal vehicle to drive between work assignment locations (mileage reimbursement provided).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with program and curriculum development.
  • Demonstrated success teaching all ages (especially children) in an outdoor setting or classroom.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in a second language. Spanish, Hmong, or Somali preferred.

Application Deadline: Applications will be evaluated as they are received, and interviews scheduled accordingly.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Gretchen Engstrom
Environmental Education Lead
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
3800 Bryant Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409
gengstrom@minneapolisparks.org

Ice Arena Customer Service Rep

Position information:

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:

  • Provides information about the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) ice arenas to walk up
    customers and callers.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding Park Board services, facilities, programs and events.
  • Deals directly with the public in person and over the phone giving out general information, answering
    questions, explaining procedures and gathering facts and pertinent information regarding problems and
    complaints.
  • Provides customer service in processing ice and meeting room reservations and program registrations.
  • Operates computerized public information and reservation systems in an efficient and accurate manner.
  • Responds to customer inquiries via telephone, in person and/or in writing as required.
  • Performs a variety of office support activities.
  • Orders office supplies.
  • Assists with databases, filing, copying, collating and mailings.
  • Keeps supervisor and other appropriate staff informed of problems or other matters.
  • Interpret and enforce ice arena rules for customers.
  • Collect fees and record in software.
  • Follow cash handling policies and procedures.
  • Deposits and receipts money associated with all transactions.
  • Look up availability of ice time, book ice, assign teams and locker rooms.
  • Complete injury requests and submit work orders.

Related Duties:

  • Performs duties related to processing customer requests.
  • Refers complex questions to appropriate staff when necessary.
  • Researches, analyzes and resolves reservation applications.
  • Interprets Park Board Charter, Park Board Ordinances and Park Board policies for customers.
  • Assists in maintaining files and records for reservations.
  • Performs related work as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One year of customer service experience
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse cultural groups
  • 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 provide a level of customer service that meets/exceeds customer expectation and satisfaction.

Compensation: $11.25-$13.75 depending upon 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
    • 10-15 hours per week
  • Off season: April-August
    • 5-10 hours per week

Apply by submitting the following materials:

  • Seasonal application
  • Resume

Position is open until filled.

Direct questions and application materials to:

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

Ice Arena Maintenance Worker

Position information: 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. Monitor all refrigeration equipment and keep necessary records and log books
  • Assists in monitoring HVAC equipment and other related equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • 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 18 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
  • Ability to issue request on equipment in need of repair
  • Demonstrate some mechanical aptitude, ability to perform minor operating adjustments and recognize operating deficiencies in assigned equipment
  • Ability to issue request on equipment in need of repair
  • 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:

  • Knowledge of and experience with mechanical equipment including, but not limited to, refrigeration equipment, Zamboni, ice edgers, and operating characteristics of assigned equipment
  • Experience working in the ice arena and driving a resurfacer or machinery

Compensation: $10.50-$14.50 depending upon 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

Apply by submitting the following materials:

The deadline for applications is open until filled. Direct questions and application materials to:

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

Questions? Need more information? Contact Emily at 612-370-4868.

Lead Preschool Instructor

Position information: This position will report to the Park Director. The position will work Tuesday – Thursday inside the recreation center from 9:45am – 3:15pm. Duties include: lesson plans, billing reminders, and program evaluation. This position is in the recreation division of MPRB and will act as the lead instructor for preschool children ages 3 – 5.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Create a fun, nurturing, and safe preschool program environment for children.
  • Plan and implement daily activities for the preschool program.
  • Work closely with recreation staff to produce a quality experience for children and their families.
  • Continually evaluate the preschool program to ensure quality standards are being met.
  • Create weekly activity calendars and lesson plans for preschool.
  • Lead or assist other staff in planning and leading park programs and activities as needed.
  • Assist with inquiries about park programming via telephone, online or in person.
  • Utilize recreation management software for program registration, financial transactions, facility scheduling, and statistical reporting.
  • Develop positive relationships with park users of all ages.
  • Assist program leaders in planning and leading park programs and activities as needed.
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of special events.
  • Completes other duties and special projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • Post‐secondary coursework with a minimum of four (4) completed courses in early childhood education, child development, youth studies, recreation or a related field.
  • One year of experience leading or working with preschool age (ages 3-5) children.
  • Six 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in elementary education
  • Spanish-speaking

Background investigation required: Background check required

Compensation: $11.25 – $13.62

Hours: 16.5

Apply by submitting a resume to Dillon Clements: dclements@minneapolisparks.org

3334 20th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Park and Rec Activity Staff

Position information:

Assist in providing a safe and recreation based child care environment for school-age children within the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Assistant Child Care Worker and Recreation activity staff as needed.

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: $12.25-14.42/hour DOE

Hours:

6-15/week – varies
M-F  7:30-9:30am and/or 2:00-5:30pm (school year). Summer hours vary

Application [PDF]

Direct questions and application materials to recplus@minneapolisparks.org

Playground Leader

Position Information:

Maintain a safe welcoming environment at a Minneapolis Playground.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Playground Leaders are responsible for planning a variety of daily and weekly activities for neighborhood children.  Activities may include crafts, games, low-organized sports and special events and managing the Summer lunch/dinner program.
  • Supervise wading pool, open field space, hard surface area, basketball court, volleyball court, playground, small indoor shelter & bathroom.
  • Playground Leaders must have the ability to work well with diverse groups of people, be able to make good judgments in various situations, effectively work with the general public, and be capable of carrying out written and oral instructions.
  • Effectively resolves conflict among youth and communicates issues with staff and parents.
  • Prepare participation reports, summer lunch reports, provide 1st aid as needed, maintain supplies as needed.

Requirements:

  • Must pass a background check.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience planning & implementing recreational programs for children.
  • Prefer majors in Recreation, Youth Studies, Urban Studies, Child Development or Elementary Ed.
  • Must be dependable, responsible and able to work without direct supervision at an off-site location

Compensation: $13.43

Hours: M-Th 2-8pm F 2-6pm

Direct questions and application to:

Heidi Miller
1530 Johnson St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
hmiller@minneapolisparks.org

Recreation Center Attendant

Position Information:

Pearl Park and Rec Center offers a wide range of programming for youth athletics, summer camps, adult fitness, community events and much more. Scheduled hours vary with most shifts occurring during afternoons/evenings and weekends. The successful applicant will work weekday evenings and/or weekend days. Pearl Recreation Center is open from 3:00-9:00pm M-F and 9:00am-4:00pm on Saturdays during the school year and Noon-9:00pm during the summer and school breaks. This part-time position is approximately 15-20 hours per week. Work schedule may 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, afterschool 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 warming room during winter ice rink season.
  • Completes other duties and special projects as assigned.

Requirements:

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

Compensation: $11.25 – $13.25

Hours: Approx. 15 hours/week. Weekday evenings, Weekend days.

To Apply: Email resume and/or application [PDF] to pearl@minneapolisparks.org

Eric Cherland
414 E. Diamond Lake Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55419
pearl@minneapolisparks.org

Recreation Inclusion Facilitator

Position information:

Provide support to people with disabilities in an inclusive recreation setting within the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board system.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide support for people with disabilities in various recreation programs.
  • Create a positive, safe and nurturing environment for all participants.
  • 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.
  • Group leadership experience.
  • Completion of post‐secondary degree with two (2) courses in human 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 their 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

Hours: 15-40

Application [PDF]

Direct questions and application to:

Sarah Thorsen
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411
sthorsen@minneapolisparks.org

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 DOEE

To Apply: Email resume and/or application [PDF] to serazmus@minneapolisparks.org
Contact Scott Erazmus
Phone: 612-370-4913
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Referee - Adult Soccer

Job Description:

We are looking for dependable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable men and women 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

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

Anthony DiBella
2117 W River Road N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

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-1AM

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

Softball/Kickball Umpire

Position Information:

We are looking for dependable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable men and women to officiate youth softball, adult softball and adult kickball 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

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 MUA (Minneapolis Umpire Association) Certification
  • Passed and completed rule exam
  • Perform required umpire duties
  • Submit and pass a Criminal Background Check
  • Be in full uniform
  • Complete CDC Concussion Awareness Training (youth)
  • The ability to interact well with adults and children
  • The ability to understand and apply rules

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to work evenings and weekends
  • Knowledge of the sport

Compensation: $26/game

Apply by submitting a resume to adibella@minneapolisparks.org by September 2, 2019

Anthony DiBella
2117 W River Road N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

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

  1. 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.
  2. Attend paid on the job Professional Development and Personal Development educational sessions.
  3. 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

Youth Baseball Umpire

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) youth baseball program runs from May through August. The ages/levels of the program are 11U up to 18U. All games are umpired by a certified MPRB umpire.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Attend pre-season clinic
  • Conduct Pre-game meeting with coaches
  • Understand rules and regulations of the league and game of baseball
  • Enter game scores online
  • Communicate with officials assigner effectively

Requirements:

  • At least 16 years old
  • Submit and pass a Criminal Background Check
  • Complete CDC Concussion Awareness Training
  • The ability to interact well with adults and children
  • The ability to understand and apply rules
  • Complete all necessary paperwork
  • Purchase required uniform and equipment
  • Pay Annual Officials Certification fee

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of sport
  • Past officiating experience, but not required

Compensation: $31-65/per game

Hours: Varies (mostly weekends, and weeknights)

Apply by submitting a resume to Anthony DiBella by 07-01-2019

2117 W River Road N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
adibella@minneapolisparks.org

Youth Softball Umpire

Since 1993, we have been partnering with the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Twins Community Fund to bring youth baseball and softball to children who would otherwise not have the opportunity or the funds to enjoy America’s past-time. The support from the Twins Community Fund provides uniforms and equipment to participants as well as funding for baseball and softball field renovations. Each season, the Minnesota Twins RBI and Rookie League programs involve more than 2,500 boys and girls.

League Information: May-August, Ages 8-18

Divisions:

  • 10U RBI Slow Pitch
  • 12U RBI Fast Pitch
  • 14U RBI Fast Pitch
  • 18U RBI Fast Pitch
  • 18U RBI Slow Pitch (Co-Ed)

We are looking for individuals to become youth softball umpires for our RBI softball program.

If interested, email Anthony DiBella at adibella@minneapolisparks.org. Questions, call Anthony at 612-230-6546

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct Pre-game meeting with coaches
  • Understand rules and regulations of the league and game of softball
  • Understand signals (visual and vocal)
  • Enter game scores online
  • Communicate with officials assigner and umpire in chief effectively

Requirements:

  • At least 16 years old
  • Complete required paperwork
  • Submit and pass a Criminal Background Check
  • Complete certification process (Minneapolis Umpires Association)
  • Ability to work weekends, and weekday evenings.
  • Purchase required uniform and equipment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of sport
  • Past officiating experience, but not required

Compensation: $26-45/per game

Hours: Weekends, and weekday evenings

Apply by submitting a resume to Anthony DiBella by 08-01-2019

2117 W River Road N
Minneapolis, MN 55411
adibella@minneapolisparks.org


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.