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Bismarck Parks and Recreation District is an equal opportunity employer.

  1. How to fill out a PDF:

    1. Use the Free Adobe Reader to complete the fillable PDF.
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    3. Email the completed PDF application to or deliver it to the Park District as listed below.
  2. Paper Application: Available at 400 E. Front Ave., Bismarck, ND 58504.

Job Openings

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Full-Time Employment Opportunities

Part-Time Employment Opportunities

Position Number of Hours Information/Job Descriptions Contact Person
Activity Centers Up to 40
daytime hours
Program starts in June.
Planning and supervising activities for
K-5 children. Must be 15 yrs old.
Cindy Gums, 222-6771,
Bismarck’s Life After School Time (BLAST) program leaders M-F from 3-6pm.
Must be age 16+.
Program is during school year.
BLAST Leader Cindy Gums, 222-6771,
• Outdoor pools
Hours vary

Outdoor pools open in June.

• Pool concession workers must be 15 yrs old.


• Outdoor Pools Dylan Thiem,
BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center, Capital Racquet & Fitness Center and World War Memorial Building
• Facility attendants
• Front desk staff
• Group fitness instructor
BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center (BSC AWC): 10-20 hrs/wk. Hours vary. Early mornings, afternoons & weekends. Prefer age 18+.

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

World War Memorial Building (WWMB): 20-30 hrs/wk. Hours vary.

• BSC AWC Front Desk

• BSC AWC Facility Attendant

• WWMB Facility Attendant

• BSC AWC: Linsay Berg,

• WWMB: Jeremy Dykstra,

Facility Attendant
• Ice Arenas
• Outdoor Pools
Facility Attendant I, 10-20 hours per week

Facility Attendant II, 20-30 hours per week
Ages 18+.

Outdoor pools open in June.

Facility Attendant II/Zamboni Driver Ice Arenas: Cole Carroll,

Outdoor Pools: Dylan Thiem,

Golf Courses
• Maintenance
Attendant: 20-30 hours per week
Maintenance: Up to 40 weather dependent
Maintenance, must be 18 yrs old. Maintenance:
• Riverwood: Brad Schulz, 222-6463
• Tom O’Leary: Mike Page, 222-6465
• Pebble Creek: Mac Weigel, 250-7775,
Fitness Staff

• Group Fitness Instructor
• Personal Trainers
• Water Aerobics Instructor

Flexible hours.

Free membership to both fitness facilities.

Paid prep time.

Group Fitness Instructor

Personal Trainers

Water Aerobics Instructor

Linsay Berg, 751-4271,
Operations general maintenance Up to 40 weather dependent • Mower Operators
• Park Maintenance
• Athletic Field Maintenance
Tony Schmitt, 222-6464,

Athletic Field:
Riley Merkel, 751-0126,

• Lifeguards
• Swim lesson instructors
• Outdoor pool managers
• Outdoor waterslide monitor
Up to 40 hrs/wk, based on availability.

Lifeguard Training Available

Outdoor pools open in June.

Lifeguard: Must be Lifeguard/First Aid/CPR/AED certified – the Park District offers these courses to become certified.
Lifeguard DescriptionInstructor: Preferred WSI certified – the Park District offers these courses to become certified.
Job Description. The Park District offers courses to become certified.
BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center:
Jahna Gardiner, 751-4270,

Outdoor Pools: Dylan Thiem,

Programs (youth & adult):
Archery, baseball/softball, basketball, flag football, soccer, tennis and volleyball
• Coaches
• Officials
Hours vary

Most programs start in June.

• Archery Instructor

• Babe Ruth Umpire

Summer Youth Basketball Coach

Summer Youth Soccer Coach

• Adult Volleyball Officials

Archery, Basketball, Soccer:
Jeremy Dykstra, 222-6641,

Baseball, Flag Football:
Ethan Eberle, 415-0464,

Adult Volleyball:
RaNae Jochim, 222-6766,

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