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Bismarck Parks and Recreation District is an equal opportunity employer.

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  2. Paper Copy: Paper applications are available at our office at 400 East Front Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58504.

Job Openings

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Full-Time Employment Opportunities

  • No full-time employment at this time

Part-Time Employment Opportunities

Position Number of Hours Information/Job Descriptions Contact Person
Activity Center Up to 40
daytime hoursPlanning and supervising activities for
K-5 children.
Junior Leader Application Cindy Gums, 222-6771,
BLAST 15-20 hours per week.
3 – 6pm
Must be 16 years of age or older
BLAST Leaders Cindy Gums, 222-6771,

  • Outdoor Pools
  • Sports Complexes
Pool concession workers must be
15 yrs old.Softball concession workers must be
16 yrs old and starts in April.
Facility attendants and/or front desk staff WWMB: 20-30 hrs/wk. Hours vary.

Capital Racquet & Fitness Center (CRFC): 10-20 hrs/wk. Evenings and weekends.

BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center (BSC AWC): 15-20 hrs/wk. Early morning, afternoon & weekends. Prefer 18 and older

Facility Attendant –Ice Arenas and Outdoor Pools 25-30 hrs/wk.
Must be 18 years of age to drive Zamboni.
Facility Attendant II – Ice Arenas and Outdoor Pools Dylan Thiem, 221-6813,
Cole Carroll, 712-8918
Mike Wald, 221-6814
Fitness Staff:

  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Water Aerobics Instructor
  • Flexible hours
  • Free Membership to both fitness facilities
  • Paid Prep-time
Linsay Berg, 751-4271,
General SibleyPark and Campground Park Maintenance Martha Willand, 222-1844
Golf Course Maintenance Up to 40, weather dependent  
  • Riverwood: Brad Schulz, 222-6463
  • Tom O’Leary: Mike Page, 222-6465
  • Pebble Creek: Mac Weigel, 250-7775
McDowell Dam Concession workers must be
16 yrs old.
David Robinson, 255-7385

  • Lifeguards
  • Swim Lesson Instructors
  • Outdoor waterslide monitor
Up to 40, based on availability

Lifeguard Training Available

Waterslide Monitor must be 16 yrs old

Park Operations Hours Vary
Operation workers must be 18 yrs old.
Programs (youth & adult):
Archery, Baseball, Soccer, Softball and volleyball.
• Coaches
• Officials
Hours Vary
Safety Village Teaching 5-6 year olds about safety. Table Teacher Application Cindy Gums, 222-6771,

Internship Program

All 2021 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 $11.25/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.

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