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 Specialist 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

Horticulture and Programming Support Internship: Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

Role Summary:

Seasonal position performing work in the care and management of Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) landscapes, specifically the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary. Assists in maintenance of horticultural specimens including trees, shrubs, perennial wildflowers, grasses, ferns, hedges and other plants; as well as trails and hardscapes in a naturalistic setting focused on the curation of native plants. Works under the direction of the Garden Curator, and in collaboration with other MPRB staff from Environmental Stewardship, Maintenance, and the Wildflower Garden to provide a safe, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing garden environment for visitors.

Work season & schedule:
May 18, 2020 – August 17, 2020. Typical work schedule: 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm.
May work an altered work week on occasion that may include days, nights, holidays and weekends.

Essential Duties:
• Assist and support MPRB Garden Curator and Natural Resources Specialist with care and management of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary’s 15-acres of naturalistic garden areas, trails, and hardscapes
• Maintain park landscapes including trails, gardens and grounds to established standards, protocols and Wildflower Garden-specific management plan
• Perform gardening activities including seeding, planting, watering, mulching, weeding, pruning, mowing, line trimming, aerating, maintaining plant health, and related tasks
• Maintain cleanliness and upkeep of Garden buildings, including Visitor Shelter and bathrooms
• Assist with environmental education programs (training provided) under the direction of Environmental Education Lead

Required Skills & Abilities:

Skills and Ability to:
• Follow written and oral instructions with attention to detail
• Meet garden project deadlines on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis
• Follow specified procedures in performing single or multi-task assignments
• Maintain a professional demeanor with co-workers, volunteers and the public at all times
• Operate utility vehicle and other motor vehicles
• Operate mower, line trimmer, chainsaw, log splitter, pruning shears, shovel (but not limited to these)

Minimum Qualifications:

• College coursework in one or more of the following disciplines: horticultural sciences, ecology, biology, natural resources, botany, earth sciences or landscape architecture
• Current enrollment in college level coursework

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ability to speak and teach in a language such as: Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Oromo, and Vietnamese

Compensation:

$13.25 per hour

Hours:

40 hours per week, typically Monday- Friday 8am-4:30pm, May 18-August 17, 2020

Apply by submitting the following materials:

Cover letter and resume

Deadline for Application:

01-27-2020

Direct questions and application materials to:

Lori Smiley
lsmiley@minneapolisparks.org
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
3800 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409

 

Interpretive Naturalist: Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

Role Summary:

Seasonal position providing interpretive education opportunities for youth and adults, and welcoming and assisting visitors in the Martha Crone Visitor Shelter and on the trails at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary located in Theodore Wirth Park. Lead regular public tours, specialized programs, and provide other educational services to Wildflower Garden visitors.

Work season & schedule:

March 16, 2020 – October 31, 2020. Commitment to finish the full Garden season is required.

Shifts:

Part-time hours (15-29 hours per week). Weekly commitment of working four shifts per week overall, scheduled for 2 weekday evenings and 1-2 weekend shifts each week. Required to be available for 7 and work up to 6 weekend shifts per month. Shifts are scheduled as follows: Monday-Friday from 3:30pm- ½ hour before sunset, Saturdays 10am-3:30pm and 3:30pm- ½ hr before sunset, and Sundays 12pm- ½ hr before sunset. Required attendance at staff meetings and trainings scheduled: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month (April-October) from 3:30-5:30pm and March 18 and 25 from 1:30-5:30pm.
Special Program hours outside of shifts: Must be available during daytime hours (8am to 4pm) for a minimum of one day per week (same day each week, Monday-Friday, for the entire season) to lead special tours and programs in addition to regular shift work.

Related Work:

• Maintain wood chipped trails
• Tactfully enforce MPRB rules and regulations
• Perform inspections and maintain equipment, machinery
• Provide outstanding customer service for park visitors
• Notify supervisor of concerns
• Perform other related work as assigned

Required Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of:
• Minnesota and regional native plants and plant communities
• Minnesota (with a focus on local) wildlife
• Environmental education practices and principals

Skills and Ability to:
• Follow written and oral instructions with attention to detail
• Meet Garden project deadlines on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis
• Work successfully both independently and as a team member with staff, interns, and volunteers
• Communicate in a professional and friendly manner with the public
• Facilitate high-quality nature-focused programs and interpretive opportunities for visitors and volunteers
• Utilize computer with Microsoft Office applications

Minimum Qualifications:

• High school diploma or equivalent and in-depth knowledge in one or more of the following subjects: ecology, botany, ornithology, mycology, entomology, zoology, geology and/or environmental education (academic training in one of these fields preferred)
• At least three months interpretive experience working 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
• Excellent communication skills including the ability to write, listen and speak publicly in a clear, professional and engaging manner

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ability to speak and teach in a foreign language such as: Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Oromo, and Vietnamese

Compensation:

$14.50 per hour

Hours:

15-29 hours per week

Apply by submitting the following materials:

Cover letter and resume

Deadline for Application:

01-27-2020

Direct questions and application materials to:

Lori Smiley
lsmiley@minneapolisparks.org
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
3800 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409

 

Interpretive Naturalist: Wirth Lake Beach Mobile Education Program

Role Summary:

Seasonal position providing interactive and engaging interpretive education opportunities for youth primarily at Wirth Lake Beach in Theodore Wirth Regional Park. Develop activities for and lead impromptu nature and science inspired activities with beach visitors using a mobile pushcart as a hub and resource center. Share information about nature focused opportunities in Theodore Wirth Regional Park and the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. Assist with special tours and programs at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden as needed.

Work season & schedule:
May 18, 2020 – August 30, 2020. May, early June and late August times may be negotiable if other work/school commitments exist. Commitment to finish the full season is required

Shifts:
Part-time hours (25-35 hours per week). Commitment of working a minimum of four shifts per week required. Shifts typically scheduled to include 2 to 3 weekday afternoon/evenings and 1-2 weekend afternoon/evening shifts each week. Beach shifts are scheduled between 11:30am and 7pm. Additional duties include assisting with tours & programs weekdays at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden between 8:30am and 4pm.

Essential Duties:
• Create and prepare engaging nature and science focused activities for youth
• Lead activities (informally) with youth visiting beach
• Promote nature focused activities at other sites in Theodore Wirth Regional Park
• Maintain pushcart resource center and related educational materials and tools
• Assist with special projects, programs, and events

Required Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of:
• Minnesota and regional native plants and plant communities including aquatic plant communities
• Local Minnesota wildlife including aquatic species
• Environmental education practices and principals

Skills and Ability to:
• Follow written and oral instructions with attention to detail
• Meet Garden project deadlines on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis
• Work successfully both independently and as a team member with staff, interns, and volunteers
• Communicate in a professional and friendly manner with the public
• Facilitate high-quality nature-focused programs and activities
• Utilize computer with Microsoft Office applications

Minimum Qualifications:

• High school diploma or equivalent and in-depth knowledge in one or more of the following subjects: ecology, botany, ornithology, mycology, entomology, zoology, geology and/or environmental education (academic training in one of these fields preferred)
• At least three months interpretive experience working 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
• Excellent communication skills including the ability to speak publicly in a clear, professional and engaging manner.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Ability to speak and teach in a language such as: Spanish, Hmong, Somali, Oromo, and Vietnamese

Hours:

25-35 hours per week, May 18-August 30, 2020

Apply by submitting the following materials:

Cover letter and resume

Deadline for Application:

01-27-2020

Direct questions and application materials to:

Lori Smiley
lsmiley@minneapolisparks.org
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
3800 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409

 

Lake of the Isles Warming Room Attendant

Position Information:

  • Demonstrate past experience and ability to work with public and supervise facilities, activities and programs effectively
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and ability to perform all necessary tasks

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

Provide excellent customer service to rink users and to the general public, general supervision of the rink and warming room ensuring patron safety, open and close warming room as scheduled, keep daily attendance, run free skate program, organize and distribute, help participants with skates

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • One year customer service experience
  • Must be able to lift/move 50 pounds

Preferred Qualifications:

Current CPR and first aid training and/or certification preferred

Compensation:

$11.25-$15 DOQ

Hours:

Warming Room Attendant hours will vary per week between 9 am and 9 pm, mid-December through February.


To Apply:

Application [PDF]

Apply by sending application to:

Julie Sandin
jsandin@minneapolisparks.org

Open until filled

Natural Resources Specialist: Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden

Role Summary:

Assist in maintaining native plant communities and naturalistic garden areas at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary using a variety of methods including mechanical means and chemical control of invasive species.  Maintains trails, cleans facilities, guides horticulture support staff, and leads volunteer work groups. Works in all types of weather and conditions at the rustic 15-acre historic native plant garden. Will work in garden areas such as woodlands, bogs, prairies, and wetlands within the Garden to maintain and develop the plant collections within the guidelines for naturalistic style gardens.
Work season & schedule:  Position is temporary with an expected duration of April through November depending on weather and location.  Hours/days may vary throughout season, typically Monday to Friday 8am-4:30pm, dependent upon site needs. 40 hours per week.
Duties: Performs under the general supervision of the Gardener Curator, and is responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

Essential Duties:
• Plant and maintain native plant communities
• Control invasive species and weed species using a variety of techniques and tools
• Provide care of natural areas using best management practices and integrated pest management strategies
• Provide assistance and support for volunteer programs and events
• Assist and take direction from Gardener Curator, pertaining to daily care of natural areas
• Assist with prescribed burning, following the direction of Wildfire Certified personnel
• Perform and foster an environment of safe work practices and report safety issues promptly to appropriate staff
• Assist with other maintenance duties as assigned

Related Work:
• Maintain wood chipped trails
• Tactfully enforce MPRB rules and regulations
• Perform inspections and maintain equipment, machinery
• Provide outstanding customer service for park visitors
• Notify supervisor of concerns
• Perform other related work as assigned

Required Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of: (position requirements at entry)
• Native and non-native plants; ability to accurately identify
• Practices related to the care and maintenance of native plants and native plant communities, including, but not limited to prairies, wetlands, woodlands, and bogs;
• Best management practices and Integrated Pest Management strategies for natural areas
• Basic professional conduct in the workplace, including respectful communication and civility toward others

Skills and Ability to:
• Use and properly operate tools necessary for the performance of duties
• Read and follow planting plans
• Work independently
• Ability to document work activities and develop reports summarizing work activities
• Read and/or listen to instructions and understand content of such instructions in order to follow through on next steps
• Perform simple arithmetic
• Work in a team environment and adapt to changing conditions and situations
• Establish and maintain effective, respectful, and productive working relationships
• Understand and follow supervisor directions, MPRB work rules, policies, and procedures
• Provide outstanding customer service
• Work safely following safety standards and using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)

Minimum Qualifications:

Training and Experience: (position requirements at entry)
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Must be at least 18 years old

Preferred Qualifications:

• College or technical school coursework in one of the following disciplines: horticultural sciences, ecology, natural resources, botany, landscape architecture, earth sciences, or biology preferred
• Previous experience working in natural areas preferred
• Previous experience interacting and working with the public preferred
• Previous experience working with volunteers preferred

Compensation:

$16.87 per hour

Hours:

40 hours per week, April into November

Apply by submitting the following materials:

Cover letter and resume

Deadline for Application:

01-27-2020

Direct questions and application materials to:

Lori Smiley
lsmiley@minneapolisparks.org
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
3800 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409

 

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

Recreation Specialist A

Position Information:

This position will help with after school child care for children in grade Kindergarten – 5th grade. Hours are Monday-Friday, 2:30-6 pm. This part-time position is approximately 17.5 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.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Assist Rec Plus Coordinator with daily operations of Rec Plus programming
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Secondary coursework in early childhood education
  • Spanish-speaking

Background investigation and medical examinations required (if any):

Background investigation required.

Compensation:

$12.50

Hours:

17.5


To Apply:

Apply by submitting resume.

Dillon Clements
Corcoran Park
3334 20th Avenue
Minneapolis, MN  55407
dclements@minneapolisparks.org

Open until filled

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.