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 $39,000 - $42,000

If you are looking to work in a challenging, yet rewarding environment, the Manhattan Park District is for you! Under new leadership, the Manhattan Park District is looking to better serve the residents of this fast-growing community. With a growth rate of nearly 700 people per year, the Manhattan Park District is looking to expand its offerings and improve current services to those that call Manhattan home.

About the Position

This position, under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, is responsible for: the development, implementation and evaluation of recreation programs and activities, supervision of part-time and seasonal staff and contractors, and assisting with facility operations, rentals and special events. Program areas include but are not limited to summer camps, before and after school programming, fitness/wellness, dance, and general programs.

Finding the right “Fit”

We are seeking a new team member who possesses a positive attitude, effective communication skills, sensitivity to staff and community needs, outstanding customer service skills, a team mentality, open mindedness, ability to embrace change and spark innovation, creativity, integrity, trustworthiness, and passion and enthusiasm for serving the community through providing exceptional recreational experiences.

What you could expect

This team member will operate in a professional and friendly office environment, where collaboration and teamwork are appreciated and expected. This position will be located in the Hansen Community Center and will work very closely with all areas of the organization. This team member should also be available for evenings or weekends on occasion and will be expected to be on site for programs and events when needed.

Is Education Everything?

We value education and experience as well as the right fit! As a key member of our Recreation team, we prefer a candidate with 1-3 years of experience in Recreation or a related field, and a degree in Recreation or a related field is also preferred. Preference would be that this person would also be a CPRP or willing to obtain the certification.

The “Fit” works both ways

Are you looking to make a difference in an environment in which you will be both challenged and rewarded? Are you up to the challenge of growing recreational experiences from the ground up in a community that wants more from their Park District? Do you meet the competencies for this job and want to work with a like-minded team? If so, come join us and let’s make Manhattan better together!

How to Apply

Please go to for a full job description and application. Please email Cover Letter, Resume and Application to for consideration.

 Manhattan Park District


Shannon Forsythe

 Closing Date

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