Jobs

Job Announcement – Apply for Jobs

You have a variety of options for completing a job application for Bismarck Parks and Recreation District.

  1. Fillable PDF: The fillable PDF application can be found below.
    1. Use only the latest version of Adobe Reader to complete the fillable PDF app. Macintosh and Windows versions of the free Adobe Reader are available from Adobe at http://get.adobe.com/reader/
    2. Avoid completing the form online within your web browser using a built-in PDF viewer, or by using MAC Preview (Macintosh OS). Information can be lost using these methods.
    3. Attached and Email, attach the PDF and email to jobs@bisparks.org or deliver it to the Park District as listed above.
  2. Paper Copy: Paper applications are available at our office at 400 East Front Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58504.
  3. Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Openings

Full-Time Employment Opportunities

  • No openings at this time.

Click here to see our list of volunteer opportunities

Position Number of Hours Information Contact Person
Activity Center Up to 40
daytime hours
Planning and supervising activities for K-5 children. Cindy Gums, 222-6771
BLAST 15 hours per week.
3 – 6pm
M-F
BLAST Leaders Cindy Gums, 222-6771
Cashier/Concessions
• Outdoor pools
• Softball complexes
Hours vary Softball concession workers must be 16 yrs old.
Softball Concession Job Description
Outdoor Pools: Dylan Thiem, 221-6813
Softball Complexes: Ethan Eberle, 415-0464
Equipment maintenance assistant Up to 40 Assist equipment maintenance specialist with various equipment repairs, purchasing parts, troubleshooting, and mowing operations. Equipment maintenance assistant Job Description Tony Schmitt, 222-6464
Facility attendants and/or front desk staff Hours vary
  • World War Memorial Building: Jeremy Dykstra, 222-6641
  • BSC AWC Facility Attendant – Dave Seefried, 751-4274
  • BSC AWC Front Desk – Linsay Berg, 751-4266
  • CRFC Front Desk – Katrina Hanenberg, 221-6855
Front Desk – General Sibley Park Up to 40 Office/front desk and groundskeeping Martha Willand, 222-1844
Golf Courses
• Facility
Attendant
• Maintenance
Attendant: 20-30 hours per week
Maintenance: Up to 40, weather dependent
Golf Facility Attendant Job Description Attendant:

  • Fore Seasons Center/Pebble Creek: Brent Weber, 223-3600

Maintenance: 

  • Riverwood: Brad Schulz, 222-6463
  • Tom O’Leary: Mike Page, 222-6465
  • Pebble Creek: Mac Weigel, 250-7775
McDowell Dam Recreation Area maintenance and boat rentals Up to 40, weather dependent Open positions include: Equipment Rental/Concession Workers and Park Maintenance David Robinson, 223-7016
Operations general maintenance Up to 40, weather dependent
  • Parks: Tony Schmitt, 222-6464
  • Sports Complexes: Riley Merkel, 751-0126
  • Landscape Crew: Lynn Morgenson, 222-6464
Pools
• Lifeguards
• Swim lesson instructors
• Outdoor pool managers
• Outdoor water slide monitor
Up to 40, based on availability.

Outdoors weather dependent

BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center:
Jahna Gardiner, 751-4270Outdoor Pools: Dylan Thiem, 221-6813
Programs (youth & adult):
Baseball/softball, basketball, flag football, soccer, tennis instructors and volleyball.
• Coaches
• Officials
  • Tennis Instructor: Teaching 10 & Under Children, Monday – Thursday, 5-10 hours per week
  • Sand volleyball offcials: evening hours
  • Basketball & Soccer:
    Jeremy Dykstra, 222-6641
  • Baseball/Softball & Flag Football:
    Ethan Eberle, 415-0464
  • Volleyball: RaNae Jochim, 222-6455
  • Tennis: Rod Morasch, 221-6855
Safety Village Up to 30
daytime hours
Teaching 5-6 year olds about safety. Cindy Gums, 222-6771
Triple Star Day Camp 35 hours, daytime hours Day camp for participants with special needs
Triple Star Job Description
RaNae Jochim, 222-6455
Zamboni Driver Evenings and Weekends

20-30 hrs/week

Zamboni Driver Job Description Dylan Thiem, 221-6813

Internship Program

  • All 2020 Summer Internships are now full.

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

  • Interns will receive $10/hour.
  • 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.

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, please contact RaNae Jochim at rjochim@bisparks.org.