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!

Subscribe to Email Updates

Receive email notices about full-time, part-time and temporary/seasonal job opportunities as they are posted.

Adaptive Sports Instructor at Whittier Park

Role Summary:

Teach sports to elementary-high school age youth and young adults with special needs at Whittier Recreation Center.

Essential Duties:

  • Minimum two years working with elementary and middle school ages
  • Background in sports, teaching or youth development
  • Instructor will be responsible for curriculum development and instruction
  • Courteously and respectfully work directly with the diverse families and youth of our community

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Spanish or Somali fluency
  • Background working with youth/adults with special needs
  • Background working in training and nutrition
Must Be Able to Teach:
  • Adaptive Recreation: 4-5:30 pm, Mondays and Thursdays
  • Young Athletes: 6-7 pm, Wednesdays
Optional Classes:
  • Youth Running Club: two days per week, day and time flexible
  • Basketball: 5-6 pm, Wednesdays (early Fall only)
  • Tumbling: 5:30-6:15 pm, Tuesdays

Compensation:

$12.80-$18.55 / hour, depending on qualifications


To Apply:

Rebecca Lewis
rlewis@minneapolisparks.org
612-370-4783

Open until filled

Adult Basketball Scorekeeper

Role Summary:

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

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

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

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

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Requirements:

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

Desired Qualifications:

  • Basketball knowledge preferred but not required

Compensation:

$13 / game

Hours:

Evenings


To Apply:

Apply by emailing with interest:

Anthony DiBella
adibella@minneapolisparks.org

Basketball Referee (Youth and Adult)

Position Information:

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

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

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

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

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

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

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

Requirements:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience preferred but not required.

Compensation:

$26-$28

Hours:

Evenings and weekends


To Apply:

Apply by emailing with interest:

Anthony DiBella
adibella@minneapolisparks.org

Open until filled

Biking Instructor & Environmental Educator

Role Summary:

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

  • Provide biking instruction to children, teens, families, and adults
  • Lead Bike to Nature programs on Minneapolis bike trails
  • Ensure safety of participants while traversing side streets and public trails
  • Inventory and evaluate all equipment condition
  • Drive a truck with enclosed trailer; unload, load and secure bikes and other equipment
  • Complete administrative tasks necessary to document and evaluate all biking programs

Work season and hours:

June through August; mostly Tuesday through Saturday; hours include afternoons and evenings up to 40 hours a week. The weekly schedule will vary depending on park and group schedules. Ideally available for training one evening and one Saturday in April.

Compensation:

$15 / 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 biking instruction and leading biking 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
  • Current certification in First Aid/CPR
  • Valid driver’s license; a clean driving record and trailer towing experience

Desired but not required:

  • Working knowledge of Minneapolis bike trail system
  • Certification in bike safety and instruction such as League Cycling Instructor Certified or equivalent
  • Academic training in Environmental Education, Ecology, Natural History, or Teaching
  • Experience working in environmental education program and curriculum development
  • Ability to communicate fluently in a second language; Spanish, Hmong, or Somali preferred

To Apply:

Send your cover letter and resume to EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org.

If you have questions about this specific Biking 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

Applications will be evaluated as they are received, and interviews scheduled accordingly. Position open until filled.

Bilingual Aquatic Invasive Species Educator

Role Summary:

Position Description: The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking an individual to work as a bilingual Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Educator. This educator will work in multiple locations throughout Minneapolis including shoreline fishing sites, neighborhood events, and community celebrations.

The Aquatic Invasive Species Educator will:

  • Provide interactive aquatic invasive species education to diverse groups of patrons at Minneapolis Parks
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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 / hour

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.


To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to:

Mike Sorensen
3800 Bryant Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
msorensen@minneapolisparks.org

Open until filled, resumes reviewed as received, qualified candidates interviewed as soon as possible

Environmental Educator (Seasonal) - Early Childhood Specialist for the Neighborhood Naturalist Program

Position Information:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking a naturalist to work in parks throughout Minneapolis leading nature play groups and preschool day camps.

Nature Play Groups are weekly adult/child interactive programs for children ages 1½ – 5 along with their adult caregiver. They are scheduled M-F, 9am-12noon in June and July. 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

Naturalist-led Day Camps for 4 & 5 year olds are scheduled Aug 3rd – Sept 4th, mostly in the morning hours. This naturalist is responsible for:

  • Acting as the lead instructor for the weekly day camp, facilitating an assistant to help you co-teach
  • Signing participants in and out of camp each day, communicating behavior, medical, and other needs with parents/guardians

Both roles include:

  • Preparing and maintaining materials and program supplies
  • Documenting and evaluating each day of program delivery
  • 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

Hours:

June 1 – Sept 4, 2020. Often 20 hours per week, 8 am-1 pm. Exact schedule will vary slightly and is dependent upon participant registration. Programs are offered up to 5 days per week, predominantly in the mornings. Occasional afternoon and evening availability would be helpful. There is a required week of training June 1-5, and the potential of a 40 hour week scheduled August 31-September 4.

Compensation:

$14.50 / 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.

To Apply:

Apply by sending your cover letter and resume to EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org.

If you have questions about this specific Early Childhood Specialist Naturalist position, please contact:

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

Open until filled

Environmental Educator - Neighborhood Naturalist Program (Year-Round)**

Position Information:

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

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

Hours:

This is a year-round position, 28 hours per week. The usual schedule is Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday, with class times varying day to day but generally falling between 9 am-6 pm. Staff are also required to be available for occasional evenings and weekends. Naturalists generally set their own program schedules (within provided guidelines) up to 9 months in advance.

Compensation:

$14.50 / hour starting wage. Mileage reimbursement provided. This position is eligible for sick and safe leave in accordance with the Minneapolis Sick and Safe Time Ordinance. It is not eligible for other benefits.

Requirements/Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to:

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

Open until filled.

Environmental Educator: Canoe Instructor

Position Information:

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:

$15 / 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.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org

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

Open until filled
Applications will be evaluated as they are received, and interviews scheduled accordingly.

Environmental Educator: Lead Water Quality

Position Information:

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. Option to extend the fall season through December 2020.

Compensation:

$17 / 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:

  • 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

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org

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

Open until filled
Applications will be evaluated as they are received, and interviews scheduled accordingly.

Environmental Educator: Water Quality

Position Information:

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:

$14.50 / 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:

  • 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

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org

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

Open until filled
Applications will be evaluated as they are received, and interviews scheduled accordingly.

Environmental Educator (Seasonal) – Children’s Programs

Role Summary:

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking Environmental Educators / Naturalists to work with our day camps, nature play groups, public programs, and community events. Program participants range in age from toddlers to adults, with a focus on preschool and elementary aged children. These positions may also work as an occasional Aquatic Invasive Species Educator and Watercraft Inspector. Apply once to be considered for any of the following positions:

*Kroening Interpretive Center Summer Camp Naturalist Instructor – 2 positions available. Instructors will plan, prepare and lead weekly nature-based summer day camp sessions for children ages 6-12. Camps run Monday-Friday 8am-4pm, June 8 – Sept 4. Up to 40 hours per week but usually closer to 35. Required team trainings June 1-5th.
*Kroening Interpretive Center Seasonal Interpretive Naturalist – 1 position available. Prepare and deliver fun, educational, hands-on interpretive programming to visitors of all ages through public programs, pop-up nature station, field trips and at the front desk. Position ranges between 30-40 hours per week June through August (potential to start earlier in the spring and continue into the fall). Hours could be between 8am-9pm, including weekends. Required team trainings June 1-5th.
*Neighborhood Naturalist Program – 4 positions available (see below). Also includes filling in as needed with other programs for all ages, including community events in the evenings/weekends. Up to 40 hours per week. Required team trainings June 1-5th. Summer programs offered June 8 – Sep 4th, preference will be given to those who can commit to the whole season. Valid driver’s license and your own reliable vehicle required.
*Lead Summer Camp Instructor for the Neighborhood Naturalist Program – 1 position available, mostly co-teaching nature-based day camps for elementary aged kids at city parks across Minneapolis, but also filling in as needed with other programs for all ages, including community events in the evenings/weekends. Up to 40 hours per week but usually closer to 25.
*Assistant Summer Camp Instructor for the Neighborhood Naturalist Program – 2 positions available, mostly co-teaching nature-based day camps for elementary aged kids at city parks across Minneapolis, but also filling in as needed with other programs for all ages, including community events in the evenings/weekends. Up to 40 hours per week but usually closer to 25.
*Early Childhood Specialist for the Neighborhood Naturalist Program – 1 position available, leading adult/child Nature Play Groups in June and July and nature-based day camps for preschool-aged children in August. Programs happen at city parks across Minneapolis, mostly in the morning hours. There is an opportunity to fill in as needed with other programs for all ages, including community events in the evenings/weekends. Up to 40 hours per week but usually closer to 20.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience providing environmental/natural resource-based education to members of the public
  • 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
  • Strong organizational, communication and public speaking skills
  • Excellent customer service skills, positive attitude and good sense of humor
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs., hike uneven terrain, and teach effectively in all weather conditions
  • Previous experience with program and curriculum development
  • Ability to communicate fluently in a second language; Spanish, Hmong, or Somali preferred

Hours:

These part-time, seasonal positions average 15 to 40 hrs/week depending on the program area. Hours may fall between 6am-10pm, and may include some weekends.

Compensation:

$14.50-$15 / 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.


To Apply:

Send a resume along with a cover letter that includes which position(s) you are most interested in to:

EEjobapplications@minneapolisparks.org

If you have questions, please contact:

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

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

Event & Information Ambassador - Seasonal**

Role Summary:

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.

Responsibilities:

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

Required Skills & Abilities:

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand, walk, climb, balance, twist, stoop, squat, kneel, crawl, crouch, reach, drive, maneuver, push, pull, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see, walk backward, walk on rough and/or uneven terrain, possibly climb ladders and stairs, and repetitive motion
  • Must be able to lift 45 pounds occasionally when applicable

Skills Crucial to Success in This Role

  • Interest in gaining experiences in park and recreation, event coordination or guest service
  • Independent, self-motivated, problem solver
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule (morning, day and evening) at various MPRB  locations
  • Ability to communicate expectations of appropriate park use
  • Understand and follow supervisor directions, work rules, policies, and procedures
  • Outstanding customer service principles and practices and standards for a diverse customer base

Minimum 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:

$15 / hour

Hours:

up to 20 / week


To Apply:

Apply by submitting resume to:

Meghan Rodgers
Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
2117 West River Road N. Minneapolis
Minneapolis MN, 55411
mrodgers@minneapolisparks.org

Open until April 30, 2020

Golf Shop Attendant

Role Summary:

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 period

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • 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
Time Requirements:
  • Able to work prior to sunrise, weekends, and evenings,  20-35 hours per week
Physical Requirements:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties
  • Ability to stand, walk, run, climb, balance, twist, stoop, squat, kneel, crawl, crouch, reach, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see, walk backward, walk on rough and/or uneven terrain, and climb ladders and stairs
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds daily
  • Ability to work outdoors in extreme summer weather conditions

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a golf shop

Compensation:

$12.25-$16 / hour, depending on qualifications.

Hours:

Part-time, 20-30 hours per week.


To Apply:

Apply by submitting an application to jcgreen@minneapolisparks.org.

Open until filled

Gymnastics/Tumbling Instructor

Position Information:

Objective: To meet the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s goal of excellence in customer service and foster an appreciation of recreational and learning opportunities in the local community. This position focuses on teaching and practicing gymnastics and tumbling skills with a group of children.

Responsibilities:

  • Instruct participants on safety techniques and equipment
  • Schedule 4-10 weeks of consistent courses where participants will practice the skills or build on learning objectives
  • Identify material/additional volunteer needs. Set-up and tear down of activity/class equipment
  • Prepare and clean up materials, as needed
  • Duties as assigned by the program coordinator

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Enthusiastic, willing to interact with the participants in a positive manner
    Experience or training in gymnastics skills. Must be able to provide verbal instructions as well as have the ability to demonstrate these techniques
  • Certification is a plus
  • Must be over age 18
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must be organized and have skills to deal with various tasks

Compensation:

$13-$20 / hour, depending on qualifications

Hours:

Mondays, 5-9 pm


To Apply:

A criminal background check is necessary for positions with this job title. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be asked to sign an informed consent allowing the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to obtain their criminal history information in connection with the position sought.

Apply by submitting resume and/or application.

Maggie Mercil
Nokomis Recreation Center
2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55417
mmercil@minneapolisparks.org

Open until filled

JD River’s Youth Garden Crew**

Role Summary:

A fun and dynamic summer program awaits you at the JD Rivers’ Children’s Garden (in Theodore Wirth Regional Park). This program is for youth ages 16-20 who are interested in exploring green careers in environmental education, food production, and vegetable marketing.

Starting May 5 through October 10, 2020 our Youth Garden Crew will support youth programs and food production at the JD Rivers’ Children’s Garden.  The crew will:

  • work with the lead staff to manage a one-acre vegetable garden and orchard
  • assist with projects supporting native plants in forest and prairie ecosystems
  • prepare and sell produce at a variety of market locations
  • support the children’s programming happening at the garden
  • learn about cooking with food you grew yourself

Youth Garden Crew positions are paid, are a great opportunity to work outside, build professional skills, and to gain experience in the green career field.

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

  • Have an interest and/or experience with working outside, environmental education, urban food systems, garden marketing, and native ecosystems
  • Are between the ages of 16-20 years old
  • Have strong communication skills and like to work as a team
  • Previous experiences with Teen Teamworks, Mississippi River Green Team, StepUp, or other youth employment program
  • Are able to work in the State of MN

The JD Rivers’ Youth Garden Crew will:

  • Be employees of the MPRB and will receive paid wages of $13.25 / hour
  • Work an average of 6 hours per week in the spring (beginning the week of May 5) and fall (ending the week of October 10) and 28 hours per week (mostly Monday – Thursday) during the summer (June 8 – September 3)
  • Need to be able to meet after school in the spring and fall, and on some weekends over the entire program
  • Need to go through a background check, as do all seasonal, temporary and full-time employees at the MPRB

Compensation:

$13.25 / hour

Hours:

Work an average of 6 hours per week in the spring (beginning the week of May 5) and fall (ending the week of October 10) and 28 hours per week (mostly Monday – Thursday) during the summer (June 8 – September 3)


To Apply:

To apply, please read the information and fill out the application questions below. All emailed applications should be filled out completely and returned to the Environmental Education Lead, Gretchen Engstrom, at gengstrom@minneapolisparks.org, or hard copies can be returned to Gretchen Engstrom at the MPRB offices located at 3800 Bryant Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55409.

Open until April 1, 2020.

Lead Bilingual Aquatic Invasive Species Educator

Role Summary:

The Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) is seeking an individual to work as a bilingual Lead Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Educator. This educator will work in multiple locations throughout Minneapolis including shoreline fishing sites, neighborhood events, and community celebrations.

Essential Duties:

  • Provide interactive aquatic invasive species education to diverse groups of patrons at Minneapolis Parks
  • 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/Qualifications:

  • 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 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
  • Knowledge of interpretive display design

Compensation:

$17-$20 / hour, 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.


To Apply:

Please send cover letter, resume, and a list of three references to:

Mike Sorensen
3800 Bryant Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409
msorensen@minneapolisparks.org

Open until filled, resumes reviewed as received, qualified candidates interviewed as soon as possible

Lead Preschool Instructor

Role Summary:

This position is for an assistant instructor for Precious Gems Preschool at Pearl Park. This preschool class runs 10am-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the school year. Hours may vary. This part-time position is approximately 15-20 hours per week. Schedule will vary depending on the programming needs.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • 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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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

Compensation:

$13.43 – $15.48

Hours:

15


To Apply:

Send your resume to:

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

Open until filled

Recreation Specialist & Program Leaders - Southwest Parks

Job Description:

The MPRB offers a variety of recreational opportunities for people of all ages at 47 neighborhood recreation centers. This position assists the park director with daily operations of recreation center, including coordination of recreation programs, customer service, and facility supervision. Typical rec center programs include preschool, afterschool childcare, youth sports, adult fitness and senior activities, as well as drop in activities such as open gym. Instructors and lead program staff are expected to plan, implement and coordinate Pre-School/Youth programs.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Post‐secondary coursework with a minimum of two (2) completed courses in recreation, education, child development, youth studies or a closely related field
  • Three months of work experience in customer service, recreation facilities, or with youth serving organization
  • An equivalent combination of related experience, education and training may be considered
  • Proficient with computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel; experience with or ability to quickly learn ActiveNet Recreation Management software and other internal software programs
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be able to pass a background check

Job Duties (including but not limited to the following):

  • Assist park director with daily operations of recreation center and park grounds, including coordination of recreation programs, facility supervision
  • Greet park patrons and provide exceptional customer service
  • Assist with inquiries about park programming via telephone, on-line or in person
  • Utilize recreation management software for program registration, financial transactions, facility scheduling, and statistical reporting
  • Plan, Implement and coordinate Pre-School/Youth programs
  • Complete data entry on computer system
  • Develop positive relationships with park users of all ages
  • Assist program leaders in planning and leading park programs and activities as needed
  • Assist Program Leaders in creating activity calendars, lesson plans, flyers, and permission slips on a computer
  • Recruit youth in and around park to join activities
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of special events
  • Completes other duties and special projects as assigned

Position Background:

  • Hours vary
  • Recreation centers are typically open from 3-9 pm Monday-Friday and 9 am-4 pm on Saturdays during the school year and noon-9 pm during the summer
  • This part-time position is up to 25 hours per week
  • Schedule will vary depending on facility needs and programming schedule
  • We have open positions at Armatage, Linden Hills, Lynnhurst Parks

Compensation:

$10.30–$13.25 / hour, DOE


To Apply:

Apply by submitting resume or application.

Scott Erazmus
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
612-370-4913

Application [PDF]

Open until filled

Recreation Specialist A

Position Information:

This position will help with after school child care for children in grade Kindergarten – 5th grade. Hours are Monday-Friday, 2:30-6 pm. This part-time position is approximately 17.5 hours per week. Schedule will vary depending on facility needs and programming schedule.

The MPRB offers a variety of recreational opportunities for people of all ages at 47 neighborhood recreation centers. This position assist park director and program leaders with daily operations of recreation center, including coordination of recreation programs, customer service, and facility supervision. Typical rec center programs include preschool, after-school childcare, youth sports, adult fitness and senior activities, as well as drop in activities such as open gym and ice skating.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Assist Rec Plus Coordinator with daily operations of Rec Plus programming
  • Greet park patrons and provide exceptional customer service
  • Assist with inquiries about park programming via telephone, on-line or in person
  • Utilize recreation management software for program registration, financial transactions, facility scheduling, and statistical reporting
  • Complete data entry on computer system
  • Maintain positive costumer service interactions with park users of all ages
  • Assist program leaders in planning and leading park programs and activities as needed
  • Assist Program Leaders in creating activity calendars, lesson plans, flyers, and permission slips on a computer
  • Recruit youth in and around park to join activities
  • Assist with the planning and coordination of special events
  • Supervision of winter ice rink warming room
  • Completes other duties and special projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Secondary coursework in early childhood education
  • Spanish-speaking

Background investigation and medical examinations required (if any):

Background investigation required.

Compensation:

$12.50

Hours:

17.5


To Apply:

Apply by submitting resume.

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

Open until filled

Sand Volleyball Court Supervisor**

Position Information:

Earn extra money this spring and summer! The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is looking for sand volleyball court supervisors. Supervisors would assist with set-up and take-down of the courts, help with officials requests, and be the contact person on site. Games are played in the evenings during the week and on Sundays. Hours are flexible and are based on your availability!

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Passed criminal background check
  • Reliable transportation
  • Reliable source of communication
  • Ability to lift items during set up and take down of courts

Compensation:

$12 / hour

Hours:

Weeknights and Sundays


To Apply:

Apply by submitting resume to:

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

Open until June 30, 2020

Seasonal Administrative Support Forestry**

Role Summary:

The Forestry Department oversees the trees throughout the city. We are seeking a person to work in the office answering phone calls from the public that have questions on public and private trees, data entry of trees that have been marked for removal, checking emails and distributing them to the proper service areas.

Required Skills & Abilities:

Have the ability to work both independently and as a team member with other Forestry employees. Communicate (write, speak and listen) in a professional, engaging and friendly manner. Apply basic math skills. Work efficiently in a fast-paced team environment with frequent interruptions. Perform accurate data entry. Learn and work with Forestry software which tracks private trees through the process of being condemned for removal. Respond to requests for information and inquires from the public in person, via email, or over the phone. Filing and other related duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or equivalent. Customer service and word processing experience. Demonstrated ability to work well with others and diverse populations through previous work/volunteer experiences.

Preferred Qualifications:

Commitment to work for six months.

Background investigation and medical examinations required (if any):

Criminal background check.

Compensation:

$14.73 / hour

Hours:

40 hrs, 7:30 am-4 pm, Monday-Friday


To Apply:

Apply by submitting cover letter and resume.

Roxanna Mirelez
3800 Bryant Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409

Open until April 13, 2020

Umpire (Softball and Kickball)**

Position Information:

Make about $27 / hour umpiring in Minneapolis!

The Minneapolis Umpires Association (MUA) is the organization that recruits and trains USA Softball umpires for the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) softball and kickball leagues. The MPRB adult and youth softball games operate under the rules of USA Softball, the national governing body of softball. We are looking for people who enjoy the game of softball and kickball. Join the MUA/MPRB and umpire softball and kickball games in Minneapolis!

We pay $27 per game for slow pitch and kickball and those games do not start a new inning after 55 minutes of play. You can work games Sunday through Friday nights with a two to four game schedule for most nights.

Our pay for fast pitch (youth) is $26-45 per game depending on the age. Association dues and uniform requirements must be met and could cost $100 – $150 depending on what you already own. Working three nights (six slow pitch games) should cover most if not all of your initial cost.

To join the MUA/MPRB you also need the following:

  • Reliable transportation (some parks are close to the bus routes)
  • You MUST be able to be at the softball field by 5:45 pm (4:45 pm on Sunday)
  • Know the rules of the game
  • We will train and provide you with a rule book; the rest is up to you
  • You MUST be reliable and be willing to have fun, yet take the game seriously
  • You will have to pass a background check
  • You will be an independent contractor and this is a requirement
  • We expect quality in our association so if you are up for the challenge apply today

The $65 MUA/USA Softball dues are required.

Please attend at least one clinic if interested. Those can be found on our website at www.MinneapolisUmpires.com

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Follow and apply USA softball/kickball rules during games
  • Ability to stand for a long period of times
  • Ability to work outdoors

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Complete required paperwork for hire
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Reliable transportation
  • Reliable communication access
  • Able to multi task
  • Purchase uniform
  • Pay dues
  • Know the rules

Compensation:

$26-$45 / game

Hours:

Weeknights and weekends


To Apply:

Apply by submitting resume to:

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

Open until June 30, 2020

Umpire (Youth Baseball)**

Position Information:

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

Earn extra money and come join The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) as a baseball umpire for the upcoming season! Your game assignments are based on your availability and when you want to work!

Games are played on weekends, and weeknight evenings.

Pay Rate: $35-$65 per game depending on age level.

Uniform/equipment is semi given to you, the rest has to be purchased (you make up the money after a few games worked)

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

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Complete required paperwork for hire
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Able to stand for an extended period of time
  • Able to work outdoors
  • Reliable transportation
  • Reliable communication source
  • Apply and know MSHSL and NFHS baseball rules (rule book provided)
  • Purchase required uniform

Minimum Qualifications:

Prior umpire experience preferred, but not required. Training will be available and provided.

Compensation:

$35-$65 / game

Hours:

Weekends and weeknights


To Apply:

Apply by submitting resume to:

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

Open until June 30, 2020

Water Quality Support**

Position Description:

The Water Quality Support 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 storm water 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 7:30 am-4 pm, with some days 7 am-3:30 pm. Some potential for earlier start date and potential for work through October.

Compensation:

$16 / 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. Enjoy working outside and working in teams.

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

lsmiley@minneapolisparks.org

Email Subject: WQ Summer Support

Lori Smiley
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
3800 Bryant Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55409


Open until March 22, 2020.


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.