Apply for Jobs
Bismarck Parks and Recreation District is an equal opportunity employer.
- BPRD Job Application (must be completed – PDF)
- Applicant Information Form (voluntary – PDF)
- Aquatic Application Supplement (required for lifeguard positions – PDF)
How to fill out a PDF:
- Use the Free Adobe Reader to complete the fillable PDF.
- Download the fillable PDF to your device – do not complete 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.
- Email the completed PDF application to email@example.com or deliver it to the Park District as listed below.
- Paper Application: Available at 400 E. Front Ave., Bismarck, ND 58504.
Part-Time Employment Opportunities
|Position||Number of Hours||Information/Job Descriptions||Contact Person|
|Bismarck’s Life After School Time (BLAST) program leaders||M-F from 3-6pm.
Must be age 15+.
During school year.
|BLAST Leader||Cindy Gums, 222-6771, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center (BSC AWC)
Capital Racquet & Fitness Center (CRFC)
World War Memorial Building (WWMB)
|BSC AWC: 10-25 hrs/wk. Hours vary. M-F at 5am-12pm. Prefer age 18+.
CRFC: 10-20 hrs/wk. Evenings & weekends.
WWMB: 20-30 hrs/wk. Hours vary.
|• BSC AWC Front Desk
• BSC AWC Facility Attendant
• CRFC Facility Attendant
|• BSC AWC: Linsay Berg,
751-4271, LBerg@bisparks.org• CRFC: Katrina Hanenberg, 221-6855, email@example.com• WWMB: Jeremy Dykstra, 222-6641, firstname.lastname@example.org
• Facility Attendants
|Facility Attendant I, 10-20 hrs/wk. Ages 16+.
Facility Attendant II, 20-30 hrs/wk.
|• Facility Attendant I||•Cole Carroll, 221-6813, email@example.com|
• Group Fitness Instructor
Free membership to both fitness facilities.
Paid prep time.
|Group Fitness Instructor||Linsay Berg, 751-4271, LBerg@bisparks.org|
|Outdoor Rinks and Tom O’Leary Sledding Hill
• Warming House Attendant
|Warming House Attendant, 20-40 hrs/ wk. Ages 16+.||Warming House Attendant||Riley Merkel, 751-0126, RMerkel@bisparks.org|
|Park Operations||24-40 hrs/wk. (weather dependent)
|Landscape Crew||Tony Schmitt, 222-6464, firstname.lastname@example.org|
• Swim lesson instructors
|Up to 40 hrs/wk., based on availability.
|Lifeguard: Must be Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certified – Park District offers courses to become certified. Lifeguard Description||• BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center:
Jahna Gardiner, 751-4270, email@example.com
|Programs (Youth & Adult):
Archery, basketball, tennis and volleyball
|•Adult Basketball Score Keepers
•Youth Volleyball Official
|• Archery & Youth Volleyball:
Jeremy Dykstra, 222-6641, firstname.lastname@example.org• Tennis: Katrina Hanenberg, 221-6855, email@example.com• Adult Volleyball:
RaNae Jochim, 222-6766, firstname.lastname@example.org• Adult Basketball: Brandon Wilkens, 223-3600, email@example.com
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.