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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.
- 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.
- Attach and Email, attach the PDF and email to email@example.com or deliver it to the Park District as listed below.
- Paper Copy: Paper applications are available at our office at 400 East Front Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58504.
Full-Time Employment Opportunities
Part-Time Employment Opportunities
|Position||Number of Hours||Information/Job Descriptions||Contact Person|
|BLAST||15-20 hours per week.
3 – 6pm
M-FMust be 16 years of age or older
|BLAST Leaders||Cindy Gums, 222-6771|
|Facility attendants and/or front desk staff||WWMB: 20-30 hrs/wk. Evenings and weekends.
Capital Racquet & Fitness Center (CRFC): 10-20 hrs/wk. Evenings and weekends.
||Linsay Berg, 751-4271, LBerg@bisparks.org|
Swim Lesson Instructors
|Up to 40, based on availability||
||BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center: Jahna Gardiner, 751-4270|
|Local Foods Coordinator
||20-30 hours per week||Local Foods Coordinator||RaNae Jochim, 222-6766|
|Programs (youth & adult):
Archery, Basketball and volleyball.
|Warming House Attendants||
||Warming House Attendants||Colin Bales, 222-6464|
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.
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
- 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, please contact RaNae Jochim at firstname.lastname@example.org.