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

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

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

Canoe Instructor & Environmental Educator

Position Description:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking a Canoe Instructor/Educator to work at various Minneapolis lakes and ponds this summer.  The Canoe Instructor/Educator will:

  • Provide canoe instruction to children, teens, families, and adults
  • Lead canoe and water quality education-based programs on Minneapolis waterbodies
  • Ensure safety of participants while on the water
  • Maintain all canoe and equipment inventory
  • Drive a truck with canoe trailer; unload, load and secure canoes
  • Communicate with group leaders to ensure successful canoe experience
  • Complete administrative tasks necessary to document and evaluate all canoe programs

Work season and hours:

May through August; mostly weekdays with occasional weekends; hours include daytime and evenings up to 40 hours a week. The weekly schedule will vary depending on park and group schedules.

Compensation:

$14 per hour, plus mileage reimbursement.  This position is eligible for sick and safe leave in accordance with the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. This position is not eligible for other benefits.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in canoe instruction and leading canoe programs
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with children and diverse populations
  • Strong organizational, communication, and public speaking skills
  • Excellent customer service skills, positive attitude, good sense of humor
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision
  • Must be able to consistently arrive to programs prepared and on-time
  • Lifeguard certification or wilderness water safety certification
  • Current certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Valid driver’s license; a clean driving record and light trailer towing experience

Desired but not required:

  • Working knowledge of Minnesota and urban water quality issues
  • Certification in canoe safety and instruction
  • Academic training in Environmental Education, Ecology, Natural History, or Teaching
  • Experience working in water education program and curriculum development
  • 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. Position open until filled.

Please send your cover letter and resume to EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org

If you want to be considered for multiple positions from the following list you only need to apply once. Simply indicate in your cover letter which of these positions you are interested in:  Canoeing Instructor, Water Quality Lead Educator, Water Quality Educator, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Program Lead, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Educator, Seasonal Nature Play Group Naturalist, Seasonal Neighborhood Naturalist, Seasonal North Mississippi Naturalist, Summer Camp Naturalist Instructor.

If you have questions about this specific Canoe Instructor & Environmental Educator position, please contact:

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

gengstrom@minneapolisparks.org

Co-Camp Director & Program Lead

Position Description:

Rev Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center is excited to work with Hennepin County 4H Youth Development to offer summer camp experiences for youth in the heart of South Minneapolis.  We are seeking two eager, experienced youth workers to deliver hands-on, interactive, activities for youth campers in a recreation center setting. Co-Directors will lead at least one daily educational field trip or one outdoor recreation experience. Teen Camp Counselors, grades 9th-13th, will assist with leading games and supporting camp’s daily structure including.

  • Daily field trips to urban landmarks
  • Outdoor recreation
  • STEM activities
  • Team building challenges
  • Archery and Survival programming (training provided)

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Work collaboratively with the Day Camp Co-director and 4-H and MPRB staff to design and plan hands-on activities, large group games, archery, gardening, arts and crafts, STEM activities, and off-site field trips for youth
  • Attend required trainings and meetings for day camp prep, including archery & MPRB van training
  • Lead and deliver high quality activities in partnership with the Co-Director, including but not limited to assisting with the development of new and innovative programs and adhering to 4-H program and MPRB site policies at the highest quality
  • Engage & mentor Teen Counselors to assist with activity delivery and camper behavior management
  • Lead off-site transportation efforts by driving MPRB vans to field trips, manage supervision of youth campers and teen camp counselors, and adhere to 4-H camp and employer policies
  • Address all camper issues in a professional and efficient manner, and address parent/guardian questions and concerns
  • Maintain open communication with administrative team and Camp Co-director, including creating camp supply lists and organizing camp materials
  • Conduct pre- and post-day camp evaluations with youth campers and teen camp counselors, and customize programs and activities accordingly
  • Represent day camp experience, 4-H, and MPRB enthusiastically and appropriately at all times and attend related functions as needed and requested

Requirements:

  • Must have driver’s license & access to reliable transportation
  • Must pass a background check & complete Safety of Minors training
  • At least 2 years experience working with and on behalf of youth in a summer camp setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Ability to effectively work in culturally & ethnically diverse settings
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Knowledge and experience cultivating positive behavior management
  • Experience co-creating & co-facilitating lessons & activities

Compensation: $15/ hour

Hours: 160 hours

Open until filled

Direct questions and application materials to Peter Jaeger

Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2117 West River Road
Minneapolis, MN 55411

pejaeger@minneapolisparks.org

Environmental Educator - Seasonal Nature Play Group Naturalist

Position Description:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking a naturalist to work in parks throughout Minneapolis leading nature play groups. This is an adult/child interactive program for children ages 0-5 along with their adult caregiver. The naturalist is responsible for the following:

  • Facilitating fun, sensory-based outdoor nature play that the child and adult can do together
  • Inspiring the adults with easy ideas they could continue to do at home
  • Creating a sense of community within the play group, helping families get to know each other
  • Preparing and maintaining materials and program supplies
  • Customer service and office tasks such as creating rosters and sending out reminder emails
  • Subbing for other environmental education classes and programs as needed/available, including strong potential to co-teach nature-themed day camps for 3-12 year-olds in August

Hours:

March-August. Often 5-15 hours per week. Exact schedule will vary and is dependent upon participant registration. Programs are offered up to 3 days per week, usually in the mid-morning. Occasional evening availability would be helpful.

Compensation:

$13.50 per hour. 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:

  • Knowledge of early childhood development and age appropriate expectations and activities
  • Demonstrated success working with adults and young children in an outdoor setting or classroom
  • 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
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision
  • Must be able to consistently arrive to programs prepared and on-time
  • Must have a driver’s license, and a reliable car (mileage reimbursement provided)
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs, hike uneven terrain, and teach effectively in all weather conditions

Desired but not required:

  • Interpretive or environmental education experience at a nature center, recreation center or similar
  • 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. Position open until filled.

Please send your cover letter and resume to EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org

If you want to be considered for multiple positions from the following list you only need to apply once. Simply indicate in your cover letter which of these positions you are interested in:  Canoeing Instructor, Water Quality Lead Educator, Water Quality Educator, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Program Lead, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Educator, Seasonal Nature Play Group Naturalist, Seasonal Neighborhood Naturalist, Seasonal North Mississippi Naturalist, Summer Camp Naturalist Instructor.

If you have questions about this specific Nature Play Group Naturalist position, please contact:

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

gengstrom@minneapolisparks.org

Environmental Educator - Seasonal Neighborhood Naturalist

Position Description:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking Interpretive Naturalists to work in parks throughout Minneapolis doing the following:

  • Lead nature-themed summer day camps for 3-12 year olds.
  • Prepare and deliver fun, educational, hands-on nature, gardening or water education programming.
  • Prepare and deliver interactive outreach activities at community events, for all ages.
  • Complete administrative and animal care tasks as assigned.
  • Provide outstanding customer service to visitors.
  • Engage visitors to enhance their experience at the parks and promote outdoor experiences.

Hours:

This is a seasonal position beginning June 3 and running through the end of August. Hours could be between 9:00am and 9:00pm. You must be available for at least four days per week, including some weekends and evenings. There is a required week of training June 3-7.

Compensation:

$13.50 per hour. Mileage reimbursement provided.  These positions are eligible for sick and safe leave in accordance with the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance.  They are not eligible for other benefits.

Requirements/Qualifications (preferred):

  • Interpretive or environmental education experience at a nature center, recreation center or similar
  • Demonstrated success teaching all ages (especially children) in an outdoor setting or classroom
  • Working knowledge of Minnesota flora, fauna and ecosystems
  • Post-Secondary training in environmental education, ecology, natural history or teaching
  • Strong problem-solving, organizational, communication, and public speaking skills
  • Excellent customer service skills, a positive attitude, creativity, enthusiasm and adaptability
  • Ability to communicate fluently in multiple languages strongly preferred (Spanish, Hmong, Somali)
  • 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 have a driver’s license, and a reliable car (mileage reimbursement provided)
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs, hike uneven terrain, and teach effectively in all weather conditions

Application Deadline:

Open until filled. Several positions are available. Will review resumes as received and interview qualified candidates as they are submitted.

Please send your cover letter and resume to EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org.  If you want to be considered for multiple positions from the following list you only need to apply once. Simply indicate in your cover letter which of these positions you are interested in:  Canoeing Instructor, Water Quality Lead Educator, Water Quality Educator, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Program Lead, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Educator, Seasonal Nature Play Group Naturalist, Seasonal Neighborhood Naturalist, Seasonal North Mississippi Naturalist, Summer Camp Naturalist Instructor.

If you have questions about this specific Neighborhood Naturalist position, please contact:

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

gengstrom@minneapolisparks.org

Environmental Educator - Seasonal North Mississippi Naturalist

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking a summer Seasonal Naturalist to work part-time out of Kroening Interpretive Center at North Mississippi Regional Park

This is a seasonal part-time position averaging 20-30 hours per week during the summer from June through August. Required orientation and training will begin May 29th.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide outstanding customer service to park visitors, partners and customers in person and over the phone
  • Engage visitors of all ages to enhance their experience at the park and promote high quality outdoor, educational and recreational experiences
  • Prepare and deliver fun, educational, hands-on interpretive programming and activities to all ages (with the use of resident educational animals when appropriate)
  • Assist with educational animal husbandry and administrative tasks as assigned
  • Use resources responsibly and maintain clean work and educational spaces

Requirements:

  • Interpretive or environmental education experience at a nature center or similar
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with children and diverse populations
  • Working knowledge of Minnesota flora, fauna and ecosystems
  • Post-Secondary training in environmental education, ecology, natural history, teaching or similar
  • Must be a self-starter, able to focus on prioritized tasks and work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Excellent problem solving skills, ability to adapt, creativity and enthusiasm
  • Strong organizational, communication and public speaking skills
  • Excellent customer service skills, positive attitude and good sense of humor
  • Familiarity and confidence working with Microsoft Office software
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs, hike uneven terrain, and teach effectively in all weather conditions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with program and curriculum development
  • Previous experience teaching with live education animals and conducting care for these animals
  • Demonstrated success teaching all ages in an outdoor setting or classroom
  • Ability to communicate fluently in multiple languages (Spanish, Hmong, Somali)

Compensation:

$13.00-14.25 per hour DOQ. These positions are eligible for sick and safe leave in accordance with the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. They are not eligible for other benefits.

Hours:

20-30 hours per week. Hours could be between 8:30am-9pm. You must be available at least two weekends per month.

Open until filled. Please send your cover letter and resume to EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org. If you want to be considered for multiple positions from the following list you only need to apply once. Simply indicate in your cover letter which of these positions you are interested in: Canoeing Instructor, Water Quality Lead Educator, Water Quality Educator, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Program Lead, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Educator, Summer Camp Naturalist Instructor, Seasonal North Mississippi Naturalist, Seasonal Neighborhood Naturalist.

Emily Bowers
Kroening Interpretive Center
4900 Mississippi Court
Minneapolis, MN 55430

Environmental Educator - Summer Camp Naturalist Instructor

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking two seasonal Summer Camp Naturalist Instructors to work out of Kroening Interpretive Center at North Mississippi Regional Park.

This is a seasonal part-time position. Camps run June 10th – Aug 30th, 2019. Required orientation and training will begin May 29th.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan, prepare and lead fun, hands-on, nature-based summer day camp sessions that promote high-quality outdoor educational and recreational experiences for campers ages 6-12
  • Oversee camp participants’ safety and well-being while helping to facilitate children’s interactions with others and their surroundings by reinforcing principles of respect and responsibility
  • Provide high-quality customer service and communication with parents/guardians. Build positive relationships with campers as well as parents/guardians.
  • Engage and encourage campers in learning and positive experiences
  • Successfully implement group management while conducting camp. Identify and respond to camper behavioral issues as needed
  • Guide, mentor and support teen intern camp assistants during camp sessions throughout the season
  • Use materials and resources responsibly. Clean up classroom space at the end of each day.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Interpretive or environmental education experience at a nature center, recreation center or similar with a minimum of two seasons leading summer camp
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with children and diverse populations
  • Working knowledge of Minnesota flora, fauna and ecosystems
  • Post-Secondary training in environmental education, ecology, natural history or teaching
  • Must be a strong leader, self-starter, and have the ability to accomplish tasks with little direct supervision
  • Excellent problem solving skills, ability to adapt, creativity and enthusiasm
  • Strong organizational, communication and public speaking skills
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to maintain a positive attitude with campers and co-workers
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs, hike uneven terrain, and teach effectively in all weather conditions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous program instruction which included live education animals
  • CPR and First Aid Certification

Compensation:

$13.00 – 14.25 per hour DOQ. These positions are eligible for sick and safe leave in accordance with the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. They are not eligible for other benefits.

Hours:

Mon-Fri 30-35 hours per week. Camp sessions are from 8am to 12pm and 12pm to 4pm with prep time available before or after camp sessions.

Open until filled. Please send your cover letter and resume to EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org. If you want to be considered for multiple positions from the following list you only need to apply once. Simply indicate in your cover letter which of these positions you are interested in: Canoeing Instructor, Water Quality Lead Educator, Water Quality Educator, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Program Lead, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Educator, Summer Camp Naturalist Instructor, Seasonal North Mississippi Naturalist, Seasonal Neighborhood Naturalist

Emily Bowers
Kroening Interpretive Center
4900 Mississippi Court
Minneapolis, MN 55430

Event & Information Ambassador

Represent the MPRB as a primary contact for permitted public events, permitted private events and general information services. These events and services include attending wedding ceremonies, receptions, races, festivals, concerts, information booths, etc.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Staff events including wedding ceremonies, receptions, races, and festivals, in addition to roving through designated parks to provide a welcoming presence with information about the MPRB.
  • Ambassadors will provide information regarding Minneapolis park programs, services and facilities and serve as a point of contact for permitted customers.
  • Demonstrate superior customer service and active listening with park patrons.
  • Exhibit strong communication skills and the ability to solve problems and troubleshoot on the spot.
  • Monitor event logistics and confirm all events are compliant with the MPRB permit.
  • Collect data and observe all park activity for events, vendors, weddings and photography without proper permitting.
  • Have an awareness of available facilities for use: parking, restrooms, food, directions and picnic areas.
  • Maintain quality control, environmental Green Standards and a peaceful, clean environment for all events and ceremonies.
  • Assist Police Officers and Maintenance with group information, road closures, parking lot agreement, and overall compliance of Permit Agreement.
  • Open and close facilities when applicable.
  • Organize sites and facilities with event setup. Setup floor plans, light cleaning, assist with table and chairs floor-plans (light lifting and lots of walking).
  • Parking attendant shifts may be available and may be required for some events.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Valid driver’s license, vehicle required. Mileage reimbursed between park sites.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with events preferred.
  • Previous customer service experience and/or working with public preferred.
  • Ability to communicate fluently in a language other than English preferred.

Compensation: $13/hr

Hours:

Shifts vary based upon event types and required staffing needs. Shift lengths vary between three and eight hours. This part-time, seasonal position requires weekend and evening availability with the possibility of up to 20 hours a week. There is a three shift minimum per month. Wedding ceremonies and Information Booth shifts are scheduled as a priority; remaining shifts are open to registration based on availability of Ambassadors.

To apply, submit resume via email to:
MPRB Use & Permit Department
Attn: Keith Beitz or Meghan Rodgers
Email: kbeitz@minneapolisparks.org or mrodgers@minneapolisparks.org

Applications accepted through Tuesday, May 1, 2019
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2117 West River Road N. Minneapolis, MN 55411

Golf Shop Attendant

Position Information:

Performs under the general supervision of the Golf Course Manager and is responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:

  • Greets customers and provides excellent and extensive high-quality customer service both in person and over the telephone.
  • Makes Tee Time reservations for customers on a computer using the Club Prophet tee time software program.
  • Maintains an accurate tee sheet along working with starters and rangers to pair up golfers during busy times to ensure smooth flow of players.
  • Cash register operations on a computer, using the Club Prophet POS computer software.
  • Issues receipts accurately and efficiently.
  • Answering telephones and providing accurate information to callers with an emphasis on good interpersonal phone skills a must.
  • Issues rain-checks in the event of inclement weather to customers.
  • Sells and issues season passes, players cards, cart, and club rentals.
  • Utilize computer program to registers customers for lessons and leagues.
  • Knowledge of re-sale merchandise for sale in pro-shop.
  • General knowledge of the game of golf and equipment used in the game of golf.
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure during busy periods.

Requirements:

  • Possess a High School Diploma/GED.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, respectful, and productive working relationships.
  • Ability to apply good cross-cultural communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse population.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and oral.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in both one-on-one and group settings.
  • Ability to remain calm and make appropriate decisions in emergency situations.
  • Display basic professional conduct in the workplace, including respectful communication and civility towards others.
  • Ability to understand and follow work rules, policies, and procedures, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to work schedule based on needs and hours of operation, including days, nights, holidays, and weekends.
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme summer weather conditions for extended periods of time.
  • Outstanding customer service principles and practices and standards for a diverse customer base.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Customer Service
  • Cash handling

Compensation: 11.25-$13.50

Background check required

Apply by submitting resume and all golf courses you wish to work to Yaneque Walker

  • Columbia Golf Course
  • Meadowbrook Golf Course
  • Theodore Wirth Golf Course

ywalker@minneapolisparks.org

Gymnastics/Tumbling Instructor - South Parks

Objective: To meet the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s goal of excellence in customer service and foster an appreciation of recreational and learning opportunities in the local community. This position focuses on teaching and practicing gymnastics and tumbling skills with a group of children. Primary Roles & 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: $15.00-20.00/hr. Depending on qualifications. Time Commitment: Example Schedule: Tumbling (Mondays and/or Tuesdays)

  • Tiny Tumblers (3-5yrs) Session 1 (5-5:30pm), Session 2 (5:30-6pm)
  • Beginning Tumbling (5-8yrs) Session 1 (6:15-7:00pm)
  • Intermediate Tumbling (6-9yrs) Session 1 (7:00-7:45pm)

Team Gymnastics

  • Practice Tuesday/Thursday evenings
  • Meets every other Saturday for 8 weeks

Compensation: $15.00-20.00/hr.  Depending on qualifications. Staff Supervisor: To be assigned.  Sites are in South Minneapolis. Training: Training will be provided, as needed, by Supervisor. Open until filled To apply: Contact Nicole Zappa at nzappa@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.

Interpretive Naturalist - Wirth Lake Beach Mobile Education Program

Position Information:

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 13, 2019 – August 25, 2019. Commitment to finish the full season is required.

Shifts: Part-time hours (20-29 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.

This position is in the Environmental Management department within the Environmental Stewardship division of the MPRB.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • 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

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. Fluency in a second language preferred.

Background check required

Compensation: $13.50-$14.00/hr

Hours: 20-29 hours per week

Apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Lori Smiley by 02-27-2019

Lori Smiley
3800 Bryant Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
lsmiley@minneapolisparks.org

JD Rivers’ Children’s Garden Educator

Position Description:

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is seeking an individual to coordinate garden education programs at the JD Rivers’ Children’s Garden located in Theodore Wirth Regional Park.  This seasonal position is responsible for program outreach, participant recruitment, scheduling groups, organizing activities and leading programs, and other duties as assigned.  Programs encompass everything from hands-on gardening and water quality education to birding, native plant identification, and more.

Hours:

This is a seasonal, non-benefited position.  The season is early April thru mid-October (weather dependent).  ours will vary by the month; anticipate that early April thru May will be 20 to 30 hours per week, June thru August, up to 40 hours a week, early Sept to mid October 20 hours per week.  Normal work week is Monday to Friday with an occasional Saturday, and some evenings.

Compensation:

$17.00 per hour, plus mileage reimbursement.  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.

Required qualifications:

  • Ability to work entire season (early April to mid-October)
  • Ability to lead hands-on garden focused programs
  • Ability to follow directions, complete assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in an outdoor setting (including inclement weather)
  • Experience working with, and motivating, children and teens
  • Demonstrate ability to work well with children and diverse populations
  • Working knowledge of gardening for food production
  • Academic training in environmental education, agriculture, natural sciences, education, or related field, preferred
  • Must be a self-starter, able to focus on prioritized tasks and work independently
  • Strong organizational, communication and public speaking skills including the ability to schedule and coordinate group programs and staff, and facilitate multiple parties working at a single site
  • Excellent customer service skills, positive attitude, good sense of humor, and flexible
  • Experience working at a children’s or community garden, preferred
  • Ability to communicate fluently in a second language strongly preferred (Spanish, Hmong, Somali)

Closing date: 3/15/19

Please send your cover letter and resume to EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org

If you want to be considered for multiple positions from the following list you only need to apply once. Simply indicate in your cover letter which of these positions you are interested in:  Canoeing Instructor, Water Quality Lead Educator, Water Quality Educator, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Program Lead, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Educator, Seasonal Nature Play Group Naturalist, Seasonal Neighborhood Naturalist, Seasonal North Mississippi Naturalist, Summer Camp Naturalist Instructor.

If you have questions about this specific JD Rivers’ Children’s Garden Educator position, please contact:

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

gengstrom@minneapolisparks.org

JD Rivers’ Children’s Garden Teen Crew Supervisor

Position Description:

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board is seeking an individual to supervise a teen work crew at the JD Rivers’ Children’s Garden located in Theodore Wirth Regional Park.  This seasonal position is responsible for the daily supervision of a work crew consisting of 4 to 6 youth workers ages 14-17, as well as supporting general garden maintenance and programs. Youth crew supervisors are expected to be role models and work alongside their youth crew.   Youth crew supervisors are responsible for motivating their crew, enforcing program rules, implementing day-to-day operations, and supporting garden care and programs.  Teen work focuses on food production, garden market events, and healthy eating.

Hours:

Position begins early-May starting at 15 to 20 hours per week.  June through August up to 40 hours per week.  In September 15 to 20 hours per week. Normal work week is Monday through Friday with occasional Saturdays and some evenings. Required Teen Crew Supervisor training is June 13 & 14.  Teen crew starts the week of June 17.  Teens work Monday to Thursday, 7:30am to 3pm, for nine weeks.

Compensation:

$17.00 per hour, plus mileage reimbursement.  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:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and motivate teens
  • Willingness to learn and work alongside youth while modeling expected behaviors and work ethic
  • Ability to recognize, and respond in a positive manner, to the needs of the youth
  • Demonstrate ability to work well with diverse populations and build a team
  • Ability to work in an outdoor setting (including during inclement weather)
  • Experience working with, and motivating, children and teens
  • Demonstrate ability to work well with children and diverse populations
  • Working knowledge of gardening for food production
  • Academic training in environmental education, agriculture, natural sciences, education, or related field, preferred
  • Ability to follow directions, complete assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, problem-solving skills, positive attitude, good sense of humor, flexible

Desired but not required:

  • Experience working at a children’s or community garden
  • Ability to communicate fluently in a second language (Spanish, Hmong, or Somali preferred)

Application Deadline: March 19, 2019

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to: eejobapplications@minneapolisparks.org

(Please write JDR Teen Crew Supervisor in the message line)

If you have questions about the JD Rivers’ Children’s Garden Teen Crew Supervisor position, please contact:

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

gengstrom@minneapolisparks.org

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

Comprehensive Plan Youth Design Team Position

Position information:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Planning Department is looking for Youth Design Team applicants interested working with other youth, community, and the Park Board to set policies and priorities for the future of parks in Minneapolis.  Starting in the spring of 2019 through the spring of 2020, our Youth Design Team will help create the 2020 Minneapolis Park Comprehensive Plan.

Youth Design Team positions are paid, a great opportunity to build skills and experience, and a chance to help make parks better for your community.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

The Youth Design Team will participate in the planning process by:

  • Assisting with community idea and input gathering;
  • Learning about the staff, history, agency, and systems that make up the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board;
  • Talking to youth and adults about how they use and want to improve parks through engagement in formal meetings and informal park events;
  • Making policy recommendations;
  • Working with staff at the MPRB to develop policy guidance for the agency

Requirements:

We are looking for youth who meet some or all of the following:

  • Have an interest and/or experience with parks, environmental issues, policy, community engagement, participatory research, and/or communications
  • Are between the ages of 15-20 years old
  • Have strong communication skills and like to work as a team
  • Represent community perspectives
  • Are able to work in the State of MN

The Youth Design Team will:

  • Be employees of the MPRB and will receive paid wages of $11.25/hour
  • Work an average of 5 hours per week starting in April of 2019, for at least one year (with the option to extend)
  • Need to be able to meet after school and on weekends
  • Become knowledgeable about the project and advise MPRB staff and consultants throughout the planning process
  • Need to go through a background check, as do all seasonal, temporary and full-time employees at the MPRB
  • Participate in an orientation in areas including Park Planning, Racial Equity and Cultural Competency training, and Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Overview

All Youth Design Team applicants will need to go through a background check, as do all seasonal, temporary and full-time employees at the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

Compensation: $11.25/hr

Hours: 5 hours per week

Apply Online by 03-25-2019

Direct questions to Zoe Hollomon at zhollomon@minneapolisparks.org

Mississippi River Green Team Site Supervisor

Position Description:

Site supervisors are responsible for the daily supervision of a work crew consisting of 8 to 10 youth workers ages 14-17 from diverse backgrounds.  Crews will be working in the natural areas of the Minneapolis park system including woodlands and prairies, and along shorelines of lakes, ponds, creeks, and the Mississippi River.  Youth crews learn to identify and remove invasive species, prevent erosion, help with plantings, and other tasks that benefit the parks and watershed.  Site supervisors are expected to be role models and work alongside their youth crew.  Site supervisors are also responsible for motivating their crew, enforcing program rules and implementing day-to-day operations. Learn more at www.mwmo.org/greenteam

Hours:

Position begins June 10, 2019 with Site Supervisor training.  The position ends August 16, 2019.  The work week is Monday through Thursday, 7:30am -3:30pm, with occasional Fridays, 32 to 40 hours per week.  Potential for intermittent work days with the crew during the school year.

Compensation:

$17.00 per hour.  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:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with and motivate teens
  • Willingness to learn and work alongside youth while modeling expected behaviors and work ethic
  • Ability to recognize, and respond in a positive manner, to the needs of the youth
  • Demonstrate ability to work well with diverse populations and build a team
  • Working knowledge of MN flora and fauna
  • Follow directions, complete assignments, and meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills
  • Enthusiasm, creativity, problem-solving skills, positive attitude, good sense of humor, flexible
  • Valid driver’s license (to drive a 10-passenger van to different work sites).

Desired but not required:

  • Academic training or experience in environmental education, natural sciences, education, or a related field
  • Ability to communicate fluently in a second language (Spanish, Hmong, or Somali preferred)

Closing date:  April 12, 2019

Please send a resume along with a cover letter to: eejobapplications@minneapolisparks.org

If you have questions about this specific GREEN TEAM position, please contact:

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

gengstrom@minneapolisparks.org

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 his/her 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

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 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

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

Tubing Hill Attendant

Position information:
The Loppet Foundation is currently seeking enthusiastic individuals for Tubing Hill Attendant openings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain a safe environment on and around the tubing hill
  • Provide instruction on tubing hill rules and enforce them
  • Distribute tubes, manage tow rope operations
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 15 years of age
  • Be willing to work evenings, weekends, and holidays, and in winter conditions
  • Must follow policies and procedures
  • Enjoy working with and around a diverse staff and customer base in a friendly manner
  • Be willing to learn new skills
  • Be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

Position is hourly, part-time, and seasonal, dependent upon weather and snow conditions. Training will begin in early December with regular hours beginning as snow is available. End of the season is dependent upon snow conditions.

Apply now! Applications available here:

Return completed applications to The Loppet Foundation:

  • Mail or drop off at: The Loppet Foundation 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway Minneapolis, MN 55422
  • Or email to trailheadadmin@loppet.org

The Loppet is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or genetics.

 

Water Quality Educator

Position Description: The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking an individual to work as a Water Quality Educator. This educator will work in multiple locations throughout Minneapolis at community events and celebrations. The Water Quality Educator will:

  • Provide interactive water quality education at events to a diverse group of patrons at Minneapolis Parks
  • Assist with Coordinating MPRB participation at community and neighborhood events leading water quality presentations
  • Assist in the development of new water quality education materials
  • Assist with coordinating educational outreach efforts to local businesses
  • Track participation and evaluate program effectiveness

Hours: Monday through Friday, primarily in the evenings. Requires availability for four weekend days/evenings per month.  Average 20 to 30 hours per week, June through August.

Compensation:  $13.50, plus mileage reimbursement.  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:

  • Outgoing personality able to draw in participants
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse audiences in a public setting
  • Working knowledge of watersheds, nonpoint source pollution, and water quality issues
  • Working knowledge of tabling education techniques and messaging
  • Academic training in environmental education and/or water ecology
  • Strong organizational, communication, public speaking, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work flexible schedule
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, and a reliable car (mileage reimbursement provided)

Desired but not required:

  • Ability to communicate fluently in a second language. Spanish, Hmong, or Somali preferred.
  • Demonstrated success teaching in event settings
  • Previous experience giving public presentations
  • Knowledge of interpretive display design

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

Please send your cover letter and resume to EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org

If you want to be considered for multiple positions from the following list you only need to apply once. Simply indicate in your cover letter which of these positions you are interested in:  Canoeing Instructor, Water Quality Lead Educator, Water Quality Educator, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Program Lead, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Educator, Seasonal Nature Play Group Naturalist, Seasonal Neighborhood Naturalist, Seasonal North Mississippi Naturalist, Summer Camp Naturalist Instructor

If you have questions about this specific Water Quality Educator position, please contact:

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

gengstrom@minneapolisparks.org

Water Quality Lead Educator

Position Description: The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking an individual to work as the Lead Water Quality Educator. The Water Quality Educator will:

  • Coordinate MPRB participation at community and neighborhood events leading water quality presentations
  • Provide interactive water quality education at events to a diverse group of patrons at Minneapolis Parks
  • Assist in the development of new water quality education materials
  • Coordinate educational outreach efforts to local businesses
  • Track participation and evaluate program effectiveness
  • Provide leadership and problem-solving for other Water Quality Educator

Hours: Monday through Friday, primarily in the evenings. Requires availability for four weekend days/evenings per month.  SEASON: mid-April thru late-May, 10 to 15 hours per week, late May through August, up to 30 hours per week, September, 10 to 15 hours per week.  (September includes a few events, plus final reporting, and planning for winter education such as prewriting social media posts, etc.

Compensation:  $17.00 plus mileage reimbursement.    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:

  • Strong organizational, communication, public speaking, and leadership skills
  • Outgoing personality able to draw in participants
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse audiences in a public setting
  • Working knowledge of watersheds, nonpoint source pollution, and water quality issues
  • Working knowledge of tabling education techniques and messaging
  • Academic training in environmental education and/or water ecology
  • Ability to work flexible schedule
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, and a reliable car (mileage reimbursement provided)

Desired but not required:

  • Ability to communicate fluently in a second language. Spanish, Hmong, or Somali preferred.
  • Demonstrated success teaching in event settings
  • Previous experience giving public presentations
  • Knowledge of interpretive display design

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

Please send your cover letter and resume to EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org

If you want to be considered for multiple positions from the following list you only need to apply once. Simply indicate in your cover letter which of these positions you are interested in:  Canoeing Instructor, Water Quality Lead Educator, Water Quality Educator, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Program Lead, JD Rivers Children’s Garden Educator, Seasonal Nature Play Group Naturalist, Seasonal Neighborhood Naturalist, Seasonal North Mississippi Naturalist, Summer Camp Naturalist Instructor.

If you have questions about this specific Water Quality Lead Educator position, please contact:

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

gengstrom@minneapolisparks.org

Water Quality Support

Position Description:

The Water Quality Support (Temporary) position will assist with monitoring of Minneapolis Park system lakes and stormwater in association with a variety of projects. The position responsibilities will include:

Lake, creek, well readings / data management 20%
Sample preparation and delivery 30%
Lake, beach, Webber natural swimming pool and stormwater monitoring 30%
Additional field and office work 20%

 

The Water Quality Support position is an opportunity for individuals pursuing a career in water resources, stormwater, or other related environmental fields to gain experience in water quality monitoring and fieldwork. The majority of this position’s time will be spent outdoors participating in field monitoring or delivering samples to labs.

Position Duration:

During the Summer (June – August): 40 hours a week, standard hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30AM- 4:00PM, with some days 7:00Am-3:30PM. Some potential for earlier start date and potential for work through October.

Compensation:

$15.00 per hour. This position is eligible for sick and safe leave in accordance with the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance.  This position is not eligible for other benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Completion of undergraduate or graduate degree or current student. Interest in a career in water resources, including water quality monitoring and fieldwork.
  • Completed water resources-related coursework.
  • Ability to work full-time (40 hours per week) from June– August.
  • Experience using Excel and MS-Word software.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and work independently.
  • Basic familiarity with the Minneapolis
  • Current valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds.

Desired qualifications:

Experience and/or coursework related to water resources such as limnology, field methods, aquatic invasives, or macrophytes.  Interest or experience in stormwater.  Experience with GPS, ArcGIS, R, canoes, boats and trailers.

Email your resume, cover letter, and copy of college transcript to:

lsmiley@minneapolisparks.org
Lori Smiley
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
3800 Bryant Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN  55409

Application Deadline: March 31st, 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

  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


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.