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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.
    2. 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.
    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
Bismarck’s Life After School Time (BLAST) program leaders M-F from 3-6pm.
Must be age 16+.
BLAST Leader Cindy Gums, 222-6771,
Facility attendants and/or front desk staff World War Memorial Building (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): 10-20 hrs/wk. Hours vary. Early mornings, afternoons & weekends. Prefer age 18+.

Pebble Creek Golf Course: Nights and weekends, 15-30 hrs per week. Age 18+. Golf privileges included.

Riverwood Golf Course: Nights and weekends. Age 18+. Starting $12.75. Golf privileges included.

Ice Arenas

  • Facility Attendant I /
    Rink Attendant
  • Facility Attendant II /
    Zamboni Driver
  • Facility Attendant I, 10-20 hours per week
  • Facility Attendant II, 20-30 hours per week
    Ages 18+.
Facility Attendant II/Zamboni Driver Dylan Thiem, 221-6813,
Mike Wald, 221-6814,
Fitness Staff

  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainers
  • Water Aerobics Instructor
  • Flexible hours.
  • Free membership to both fitness facilities.
  • Paid prep time.
Linsay Berg, 751-4271,
Golf Course Maintenance Up to 40 hrs/wk,  weather dependent.
Must be age 18+.
Open Gym Supervisor Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm Open Gym Supervisor RaNae Jochim, 222-6766,

  • Lifeguards
  • Swim Lesson Instructors
Up to 40 hrs/wk, based on availability.

Lifeguard Training Available

Programs (youth & adult):
Basketball, Archery, Volleyball
• Coaches
• Officials
Hours vary.
Warming House Attendants Must be age 16+. Warming House Attendant Riley Merkel or Colin Bales, 222-6464

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