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

Daytime Interpretive Naturalist and Volunteer Support

Role Summary: Working primarily outdoors in the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, the Daytime Interpretive Naturalist and Volunteer Support is responsible for greeting and providing nature-focused information to visitors on the trails and in the Martha Crone Visitor Shelter. This person will also provide nature-focused education programs for youth and adults; work with and provide direction to Garden volunteers in the Shelter Volunteer Program; and perform administrative duties related to programs, patrons, volunteers and staff.

Work season & schedule: March 12, 2019 – October 18, 2019. Part-time hours, up to 29 hours a week. Shifts generally scheduled from 9:45am-3:30pm Monday-Friday. Required attendance at staff meetings and trainings scheduled: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month (April-October) from 3:30-5:30pm and March 12, 21 and 26 from 1:30-5:30pm.Commitment to complete full Garden season is required.

Essential Duties:

  • Staff trails and the Martha Crone Visitor Shelter
  • Support, guide, and develop/organize/coordinate tasks and responsibilities for volunteers in Martha Crone Visitor Shelter
  • Lead scheduled tours and interpretive programs for youth and adults
  • Develop and lead citizen science focused programs for visitors and volunteers
  • Maintain daily naturalists’ log of Garden phenology and assist with related upkeep of records and hand-outs
  • Organize and maintain materials within display areas, touch and see table, reference library, children’s library, and shared work spaces
  • Collect data and maintain records related to programs and volunteers
  • Assist with special projects, programs, and events
  • Diplomatically enforce MPRB rules and regulations

Knowledge of:

  • Contemporary environmental education practices and principals
  • Best practices for working with visitors and volunteers
  • Minnesota and regional native plants
  • Minnesota (with a focus on local) wildlife

Skills and Ability to:

  • Work successfully both independently and as a team member with staff, interns, and volunteers
  • Communicate (write, speak and listen) in a professional, engaging and friendly manner with the public, volunteers and colleagues
  • Develop and facilitate high-quality nature-focused programs and interpretive opportunities for visitors
  • Guide and direct the work of volunteers

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)
  • Three or more 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 through previous work/volunteer experiences

Compensation: Starting at $13.50 to $14.00 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.

TO APPLY

Send cover letter and resume via mail to:
Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden- 2019 Daytime Naturalist and Volunteer Liaison
3800 Bryant Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
or via email to: lsmiley@minneapolisparks.org

Questions related to the position can be sent directly to Garden Curator Susan Wilkins at swilkins@minneapolisparks.org

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed as received. Submissions received after Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 4pm will not be considered.

Garden Education Programs Lead

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

Work season & schedule: February 13, 2019– November 15, 2019. Part-time hours, up to 29 hours a week. Shifts generally scheduled from 8:00am-1:45pm Monday-Friday. Required attendance at staff meetings and trainings scheduled: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month from 3:30-5:30pm and March 12, 21, and 26 from 1:30-5:30pm. Commitment to complete full Garden season is required.

Essential Duties:

  • Coordinate and schedule special tours, classes and public programs
  • Manage correspondence and communication with tour groups and tour participants
  • Keep detailed records of program related information
  • Perform key administrative tasks related to programs, patrons, staff and volunteers
  • Train and schedule naturalist to lead tours and interpretive programs for youth and adults
  • Develop curriculum and enhance existing curriculum for fun and engaging tours and interpretive programs
  • Create and maintain arts & crafts projects and other activities for children in Visitor Shelter
  • Assist with special projects, programs, and events
  • Diplomatically enforce MPRB rules and regulations

Required Skills & Abilities

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

Compensation: Starting $17.00 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.

TO APPLY

Send cover letter and resume via mail to:

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden- 2019 Environmental Education Lead Position
3800 Bryant Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
or via email to: lsmiley@minneapolisparks.org

Questions related to the position can be sent directly to Garden Curator Susan Wilkins at swilkins@minneapolisparks.org

DEADLINE: DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed as received. Submissions received after Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 4pm will not be considered.

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 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

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 12, 2019 – October 31, 2019. Commitment to finish the full Garden season is required.

Shifts: Part-time hours (15-25 hours per week). Weekly commitment of working four shifts per week overall, typically 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 and to work 2 Friday 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 Tuesdays each month (April-October) from 3:30-5:30pm and March 12, 21, and 26 from 1:30-5:30pm. Commitment to complete full Garden season is required.

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.

Essential Duties:

  • Staff the Martha Crone Visitor Shelter and the trails at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden
  • Lead scheduled tours and interpretive programs for youth and adults
  • Develop curriculum for fun and engaging tours and interpretive programs
  • Maintain daily naturalists’ log of Garden phenology and assist with related upkeep of records and hand-outs
  • Develop and maintain high-quality, multi-media displays monthly
  • Write articles for publications including the Friends of the Wild Flower Garden’s Fringed Gentian newsletter
  • Assist with special projects, programs, and events
  • Assist with general housekeeping and organization-focused tasks in the Visitor Shelter
  • Diplomatically enforce MPRB rules and regulations

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 publically in a clear, professional and engaging manner

Compensation: Starting at $13.50-$14.00 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.

TO APPLY

Send cover letter and resume via mail to:

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden- 2019 Naturalist Position
3800 Bryant Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
or via email to: lsmiley@minneapolisparks.org

Questions related to the position can be sent directly to Garden Curator Susan Wilkins at swilkins@minneapolisparks.org

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed as received. Submissions received after Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 4pm will not be considered.

Lead Naturalist

Position Description: The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking a part-time lead naturalist to work out of Kroening Interpretive Center located within North Mississippi Regional Park. The Lead Naturalist will coordinate public programs and promotion as well as conduct community outreach offsite. The Lead Naturalist will also supervise and mentor four teenage interns ages 14-18 during the summer, potentially continuing projects into the school year.

Responsibilities

  • Provide supervision, motivation and workplace guidance to teen interns while acting as a role model and mentor
  • Oversee and schedule teen intern programming, including the development of experiential learning projects that will enhance teens’ knowledge and skill set
  • Lead weekly group and individual meetings with interns
  • Set expectations for intern behavior, standards for work quality and enforce program rules
  • Coordinate public program development, promotion, registrations and communications with participants
  • Positively represent the Park while promoting programming at offsite outreach events. Pursue additional opportunities for community outreach
  • Engage visitors of all ages to enhance their experience at the park and provide high quality customer service
  • Assist with citizen science programming opportunities while incorporating teen interns

Hours: This is a year round, part-time position averaging 20 hours per week during the school year and 25 hours per week during the summer. The majority of shifts will be between 10am-4pm and include weekend days. During the summer Thursday evenings from 4-9pm will be required to supervise the Neighborhood Nights program.

Compensation: $17.00 per hour

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate teens and build a team
  • Ability to recognize, and respond in a positive manner, to the needs of youth workers
  • Interpretive or environmental education experience at a nature center or similar
  • Working knowledge of MN flora, fauna and ecosystems
  • College course work 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
  • Work well with diverse populations, 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 ActiveNet software
  • Previous experience developing and promoting public programs
  • Demonstrated success leading teenagers in a professional setting
  • Ability to teach in another language

Application Deadline: Monday, January 14th 2019. Applications will be evaluated as they are received.
Please send cover letter and resume to:
Emily Bowers ebowers@minneapolisparks.org
Kroening Interpretive Center Program Lead
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
4900 Mississippi Court
Minneapolis, MN 55430

Lead Preschool Instructor

Position information: This position will report to the Park Director. The position will work Tuesday – Thursday inside the recreation center from 9:45am – 3:15pm. Duties include: lesson plans, billing reminders, and program evaluation. This position is in the recreation division of MPRB and will act as the lead instructor for preschool children ages 3 – 5. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Requirements:

  • Post‐secondary coursework with a minimum of four (4) completed courses in early childhood education, child development, youth studies, recreation or a related field.
  • One year of experience leading or working with preschool age (ages 3-5) children.
  • Six months of work experience in customer service, recreation facilities, or with youth serving organization.
  • An equivalent combination of related experience, education and training may be considered.
  • Proficient with computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with or ability to quickly learn ActiveNet Recreation Management software and other internal software programs.
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to pass a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Background investigation required: Background check required Compensation: $11.25 – $13.62 Hours: 16.5 Apply by submitting a resume to Dillon Clements: dclements@minneapolisparks.org 3334 20th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407

Park and Rec Activity Staff

Position information: Assist in providing a safe and recreation based child care environment for school-age children within the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Assistant Child Care Worker and Recreation activity staff as needed. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Background investigation required: A criminal background check is necessary for positions with this job title. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be asked to sign an informed consent allowing the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to obtain his/her criminal history information in connection with the position sought. Compensation: $11.25-13.62/hour DOE Hours: 6-15/week – varies M-F  7:30-9:30am and/or 2:00-5:30pm Application [PDF] Direct questions and application materials to recplus@minneapolisparks.org

Park and Rec Night Staff: Pershing Park

Position information: Provide a safe and recreation environment for youth within the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to: Help create a positive, safe and nurturing environment for youth and clients at Minneapolis Park and Recreation rec centers. Indoor and Outdoor working environment. Help maintain building schedules, and assist clients with registration needs.

Preferred Requirements: Three months of work in the customer service field.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates must be 18 years or older. Work effectively with diverse cultural and economic populations and demonstrate good cross cultural communication skills. Work in a team environment; demonstrate flexibility and patience in adapting to changing conditions and situations. Maintain composure and professionalism in sometimes chaotic or stressful situations.

The application requires the following: Send resume to: dmoe@minneapolisparks.org. Employment contingent on passing background check. If you have any questions please contact Diane Moe at 612-370-4912. Email resume and/or application

Compensation: 11-12

Hours: week day evenings and occasional Saturdays

Apply by submitting the following materials: Email resume and/or application

Rec Center and Warming Room Attendant

Position information: This position will primarily be assigned to the warming room and skating rink at Pearl Park Recreation Center. Additional typical responsibilities will include customer service at the front desk and assisting with recreation programs such as youth sports practices and games, and facility rentals. Hours vary with most shifts occurring during afternoons/evenings and weekends. Recreation centers are typically open from 3:00-9:00pm M-F and 9:00am-4:00pm on Saturdays during the school year and Noon-9:00pm during the summer and school breaks. This part-time position is approximately 15-20 hours per week. Schedule will vary week to week depending on facility needs and programming schedule. The MPRB offers a variety of recreational opportunities for people of all ages at 47 neighborhood recreation centers. This position assist park director and program leaders with daily operations of recreation center, including coordination of recreation programs, customer service, and facility supervision. Typical rec center programs include preschool, afterschool childcare, youth sports, adult fitness and senior activities, facility rentals, as well as drop in activities such as open gym and ice skating. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • The position specializes in supervision of skating rink and warming room.
  • Assist park director with daily operations of recreation center and park grounds, including coordination of recreation programs and 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 a computer system.
  • Maintain positive customer 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.
  • 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 Education and Experience:

  • 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.

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.

Background investigation required: Must Pass Background Check. Compensation: $11.25 – $12.80 Hours: 15-20, mainly evenings and weekends Open until filled Send resume to Eric Cherland at pearl@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 Email: serazmus@minneapolisparks.org Phone: 612-370-4913 Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board

Seasonal Horticulture Intern

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, sedges 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 20, 2019 – August 16, 2019. 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

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

Compensation:  Starting at $12.25-$12.75 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.

TO APPLY

Send cover letter and resume via mail to:

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden- 2019 Garden Internship
3800 Bryant Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
or via email to: lsmiley@minneapolisparks.org

Questions related to the position can be sent directly to Garden Curator Susan Wilkins at swilkins@minneapolisparks.org

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed as received. Submissions received after Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 4pm will not be considered.

Seasonal Natural Resources Specialist

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

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: (position requirements at entry)

  • 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)

Training and Experience: (position requirements at entry)

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • 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: Starting at $15.93 per hour. This position is eligible for sick and safe leave in accordance with the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance.

Licensing Requirements:

  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Pesticide applicator’s license preferred

TO APPLY

Send cover letter and resume via mail to:

Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden- 2019 Natural Resources Specialist
3800 Bryant Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55409
or via email to: lsmiley@minneapolisparks.org

Questions related to the position can be sent directly to Garden Curator Susan Wilkins at swilkins@minneapolisparks.org

DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed as received. Submissions received after Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 4pm will not be considered.

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.

 

Warming Room Attendant - Bryn Mawr Broomball

Position information: This position will be assigned to the warming room at Bryn Mawr park during adult broomball league games.

Hours vary with most shifts occurring Monday – Thursday 5:30pm to 10:30pm (M,T, H) and Sundays 12pm – 4pm. This part-time position is approximately 30 hours per week. This is a contract position.

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide excellent customer service to adult league participants and to the general public.
  • General supervision of the rink and warming room ensuring patron safety.
  • Open and close warming room as scheduled.

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be able to lift/move 50 pounds

Preferred qualifications:

  • Current CPR and first aid training and/or certification preferred

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: $11/hour

Hours: Sunday: 12-4pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 5:30-10:30pm, Wednesday: 5:30 – 8:30pm

Open until filled.

Direct questions and resume to Bridget Lindeman at blindeman@minneapolisparks.org

Warming Room Attendant SW Mpls

Position information: Warming Houses in Southwest Minneapolis Parks are looking for qualified warming room attendants for this upcoming winter season. It is an excellent opportunity for people who enjoy working with the general public and the winter weather in Minnesota. Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • The Warming Room Attendant interacts daily with park patrons as a supervisor of the Warming Room and Ice Skating/Hockey/Broomball Rinks.
  • General Supervision of rink to ensure a safe recreational opportunity for the park patrons using the rinks.
  • Collect and maintain daily use statistics of the rinks.

Requirements:

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

Preferred qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Current CPR and first aid training and/or certification preferred

Background check is required. Compensation: $10-13/hr. DOQ Hours: Warming Room Attendant hours will vary per week between 9 am and 9 pm. Warming Room Hours are open Monday-Friday 3-9 pm; Saturday 9 am-9 pm and Sunday 12-6 pm mid-December until February. This is a seasonal part time position.  All positions are part time and hours may be increased or decreased based on seasonal needs. Open until filled. Application [PDF] Direct questions and application materials to Sara Richards at srichards@minneapolisparks.org


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