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Bismarck Parks and Recreation District is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job Openings

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Part-Time and Seasonal Employment Opportunities

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) offers fun and flexible jobs at our parks and in our facilities. We’re excited to offer great perks for people who work with us – a benefits pass that provides rounds of golf, driving range balls, pool passes, fitness passes and an outdoor picnic shelter reservation.

Position/Min. Age Hrs./Wk. Other Info Contact Person
BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center/Capital Racquet & Fitness Center 

Facility attendant

  • CRFC, 14

•Front desk attendant

  • CRFC, 16

•Group fitness instructor, 18

Lifeguard, 15 *

Personal trainer, 18

Swim lesson instructor, 15 **

Water aerobics instructor, 18




Group fitness instructors receive paid prep-time.

*Must be Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certified.

**Preferred WSI certified.

Certification training available.

NEW LIFEGUARDS: Submit a job application to work at BPRD, and we will enroll you in one of our lifeguarding classes for FREE.

Aquatics: Jahna, 751-4270,

BSC AWC Facility attendant: Matthew, 751-4274

BSC AWC Fitness: Linsay, 751-4271,

CRFC Facility attendant, Front desk: Matt, 221-6855,

Ice Arenas

Facility attendant I, 16

Zamboni driver/facility attendant II, 18




Drew, 221-6813,

Outdoor Pools

Lifeguard, 15 *

Outdoor concessions cashier, 15

Outdoor facility attendant, 16

Outdoor pool manager, 18

Outdoor waterslide monitor, 16

Swim lesson instructor, 15 **

Up to 40, weather dependent *Must be Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certified.
**Preferred WSI Certified.
Certification training available.
NEW LIFEGUARDS: Submit a job application to work at BPRD, and we will enroll you in one of our lifeguarding classes for FREE.
Scott, 712-8918,
Programs Coaches & Officials (Youth & Adult):

Flag football coach, 16

Flag football coordinator, 16

Fall youth basketball coordinator, 18

Fall 3rd grade basketball coach (volunteer), 14

Fall 4-5 grade basketball coach, 14

Fall youth basketball official, 14

•Youth soccer coordinator, 18

Youth soccer coach, 14

Youth tennis coach, 14





Basketball and Soccer:
Jeremy, 222-6641, JDykstra@bisparks.orgFlag Football: Spencer, 250-7780,

Youth Tennis
Rod, 221-6855,

Softball Complex

Cashier/Concessions, 16

vary Ethan, 415-0464,
World War Memorial Building

Facility attendant, 16

vary Jeremy, 222-6641,

Internship Program


Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) offers an engaging and educational internship program. In which, community college, college undergraduate, graduate students, and recent graduates can apply traditional academic classroom learning into real-world work experience within a local government parks agency, to develop technical skills for career development. The internship goal is to provide interns with the following opportunities:

  • Gain practical experience in the parks and recreation industry.
  • Understand the impact of park and recreation infrastructure and services to the community and how the agency operates in a municipal government setting.
  • Understand the duties and responsibilities of parks and recreation jobs and career paths in the industry.
  • Become involved in activities that will develop professional skills and foster professionalism.
  • Determine professional strengths and areas in which to grow/improve.
  • Develop an understanding of the organizational environment and administrative procedures.

This 12-week paid internship provides a rewarding and valuable experience for those seeking introductory work experience, and/or college credit.

Internship Eligibility

Applicants must be a student enrolled in a community college, undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate pursuing a degree in park/recreation administration, business or public administration, community engagement, marketing/communications, and/or similar relevant majors.

Internship Qualifications

BPRD is looking for applicants with the following required qualifications:

  • Are motivated self-starters, able to flexibly work independently and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Have humility and a desire to work on a variety of assignments, from daily tasks to high priority park projects.
  • Have a basic understanding of parks and recreation operations, programs or community outreach strategies.
  • Can provide support to a small team of staff, potentially including assisting staff at community meetings.

Internship Pay, Schedule & Location

  • Salary adjustments are determined on an annual basis by the Board of Park Commissioners
  • The internship time commitment is at least 20 hours per week. Specific internship schedules will be determined upon internship offer, but it will be routine week to week between Mondays – Fridays 8:00am – 5:00pm. Evening and weekend work may also be required.

The internship schedule will be determined and based on interns’ availability. Interns will work at the BPRD main office and may have periodic fieldwork at other facilities within the district.

For additional questions about the Summer Internship Program, please contact RaNae Jochim at