Spring/Summer Seasonal Positions

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The City of Moorhead has various spring and summer seasonal positions available:

Seasonal job applications will be accepted at any time. Be sure to carefully review job descriptions before applying. If you are interested, please Apply Online or Contact Human Resources.


Parks and Recreation

Adaptive Leader ($10.00-$11.31)
Assist Adaptive Recreation Coordinator with supervising activities for youth with disabilities.  Must have experience working with youth of varying ages and ability levels.  Must possess strong supervisory and communication skills.  Hours are 12:00–4:30 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Program runs from June to August.

Adaptive Recreation Coordinator ($12.00-$13.57)
Responsibilities include planning, implementing and supervising activities for youth with disabilities.  Must have experience working with youth of varying ages and ability levels.  Must also possess strong leadership skills along with knowledge and skills to create daily programs that involve cooperative games, crafts and field trips.  Prefer two (2) or more years of college education and one (1) year related experience.  Hours are 12:00-4:00 pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Additional hours required for planning.  Program runs from June to August.

Adaptive Swim Assistant ($10.00-$11.31)
Assist Head Swimming Instructor with supervising water activities for youth with disabilities.  Must have experience working with youth of varying ages and ability levels.  Swimming background preferred.  Session runs for three (2) weeks in August. Hours are 10:00–10:45 am, Monday-Thursday.

Adult Kickball Umpire ($15/game)
Will be responsible for umpiring the kickball games and completing game score cards.  Knowledge of the game of kickball, baseball, or softball is helpful.  Games are about 1 hour and 2-3 games will be played per night.  League runs on Tuesday evenings from May-July.

After School Leader ($9.50-$10.74)
Staff must have experience and enjoy working with school aged children and teens. Responsibilities include planning activities, interacting with children and their families, working independently as well as with a team, and creating an enriching, fun and safe environment. Staff must have a positive attitude and serve as a role model to the participants in the program. Hours are 3 to 5 pm, Monday to Friday. Program runs September to May.

Aquatics Instruction Coordinator ($14.50-$16.40)
Responsibilities include supervising, organizing and executing seasonal swimming lessons (Red Cross). Must possess strong leadership and communication skills. Experience supervising staff preferred. WSI and 5 years of previous teaching experience required.

Art Assistant ($9.00-$10.18)
Assist program supervisor with art activities and supervising youth.  Strong communication skills and interest in art required.  Must have experience working with youth.  Varied hours, Monday to Thursday and June-August. 

Art Instructor ($12.00-$13.57)
Responsibilities include planning, implementing and supervising art activities for youth ages 3-5 and 6-13.  Must possess strong leadership skills along with knowledge to lead daily art activities.  Background in art required.  Varied hours, Monday to Thursday and June-August.

Canoe and Kayak Attendant ($9.00-$10.18)
Position will be in charge of handling public rentals of canoes, kayaks, life jackets, and paddles.  This person will also be assisting with summer river excursions once a month.  Hours will vary.

Hjemkomst Center Building Attendant ($10.00-$11.31)
Hours include every-other weekend (Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, Sunday 12:00-5:30 pm), two ‘closing’ shifts per week (3:00-5:30 pm), with the possibility of additional weekday evening hours during events.  Duties include general building cleaning, set-up and clean-up of banquet facilities, opening/closing of building, snow removal.  Some heavy lifting required, up to 50 lbs.

Hjemkomst Center Event Staff ($9.50-$10.74)
Part-time position working various types of events at the Hjemkomst Center, including festivals, wedding receptions, banquets and business functions.  Responsibilities include assisting groups during events and clean-up of the facility after events.  Hours vary based on event schedule.  Weekend work required.  Must have good communication skills and reliable transportation.  Must be at least 20 years old, and complete server training within a month of hire.  Some heavy lifting required, up to 50 lbs.

Hjemkomst Center Lead Building Attendant ($11.00-$12.44)
This position is responsible for the oversight of special events and wedding receptions at the Hjemkomst Center. Main duties include security of the facility, and to oversee the bar staff and caterers during events. Must be 21 years old and complete server training within a month of hire. Hours vary based on the scheduled events but evenings and weekend work is mandatory. Some heavy lifting required, up to 50 lbs.

Inclusion Leader ($9.00-$10.18)
Responsibilities include assisting youth with disabilities participate in a specific recreation program.  Must have strong communication skills and experience working with youth of varying ages and ability levels.  Employment dates and times vary depending on the recreation program.

Lifeguard ($10.00-$11.31)
Responsibilities include supervising children and adults and enforcing safety procedures, rules and regulations.  Current lifesaving certification required.  Hours are 12:30–4:30 pm and 6:30–8:30 pm.  Season runs June to August.

Neighborhood Recreation Center Attendant ($9.50-$10.74)
Responsible for opening/closing and cleaning of neighborhood recreation centers. Dependability is a must.  Positions run September-May. Hours vary based on scheduled rentals.

Neighborhood Recreation Center Coordinator ($10.50-$11.87)
Primary responsibilities are to assist in the planning, implementing, coordinating and supervising of various recreation programs for youth. Must work well under pressure and be able to prioritize job tasks and complete them within specified time frames. Strong leadership and communication skill required. Experience supervising staff is preferred. Positions run May-August.

Office Assistant ($9.50-$10.74)
Responsible for answering phones, processing program registrations, customer service, and general office tasks.  Hours are 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

Park Program Assistant ($9.00-$10.18)
Assist Park Program Supervisor with enforcing safety procedures, rules and regulations and supervising various recreation activities for youth.  Must have experience working with youth ages 6-11 and have strong supervisory skills.  Program runs from June to August.  Hours are 1:30-5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.

Park Program Leader ($9.50-$10.74)
Responsibilities include planning, implementing and supervising activities for youth at a Neighborhood Park location.  Must have experience working with youth ages 6-11.  Must also possess strong leadership skills, along with knowledge and skills to create daily programs that involve cooperative games, crafts and field trips.  Prefer two (2) or more years of college education and one (1) year related experience.  Hours are 1:30–5:00 pm, Monday to Friday.  Program runs from June to August. 

Pool Cashier ($9.00-$10.18)
Responsibilities include accepting and counting money and keeping accurate daily records.  Must have good public relations skills.  Previous cashier experience desired but not necessary.  Hours are 12:30–4:30 pm and 6:30–8:30 pm, Monday to Sunday.  Season runs June to August.

Pool Manager ($11.50-$13.00)
Responsibilities include supervising daily operation of the facility and staff.  Must possess strong leadership and communication skills.  Current lifesaving certification and prior lifeguard experience required.  Previous supervisory experience preferred.  Hours are 12:30–4:30 pm and 6:30–8:30 pm, Monday to Sunday.  Season runs June to August.

Preschool Assistant ($9.00-$10.18)
Assist Leader with enforcing safety procedures, rules and regulations and supervising various recreation activities for youth.  Must have experience working with youth ages 3-5 and have strong supervisory skills.  Program runs from June to July.  Hours are 10:00-11:30 am, Monday to Thursday.

Preschool Leader ($9.50-$10.74)
Responsibilities include planning, implementing and supervising activities for youth at a Neighborhood Park location.  Must have experience working with youth ages 3-5.  Must also possess strong leadership skills along with knowledge and skills to create daily programs that involve music, art, cooperative game and physical fitness.  Prefer two (2) or more years of college education and one (1) year related experience.  Hours are 10:00-11:30 am, Monday to Thursday.  Program runs from June to July. 

Recreation Facility Attendant ($9.50-$10.74)
Background in recreation and athletics is desired, but not essential.  Must be organized and able to work well with the public.  Some lifting and cleaning required. Employment is during evening hours and varies on some Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sunday afternoons.  Employment opportunities year round. Approximately 10 to 15 hours per week.

Special Events Assistant ($9.50-$10.74)
Assist with a variety of special events throughout the year.  Applicants will assist with set up, tear down, and various aspects of running the events.  Applicants should be able to multitask, have strong customer service skills, be able to follow instructions, and be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.  Work may be done both indoors and outdoors.  Dates and times vary with each event.

Sports Center Building Attendant I ($9.50-$10.74)
This position has custodial responsibilities with training provided on all equipment necessary to perform the job. Hours vary, but most will be weekday evenings and weekends, 20-25 hours per week. Season runs October to March.

Sports Center Building Attendant II ($10.00-$11.31)
This position has custodial responsibilities at the Sports Center. Applicant must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working in an ice facility and good public relations skills. Hours vary, but most will be weekday evenings and weekends, 20-25 hours per week. Season runs October to March.

Sports Sampler Instructor ($9.50-$10.74)
Good knowledge of various sports and a strong desire to work with young children required.  Teaching the basic skills, fundamentals and rules of various sports is our primary goal.  September session runs Tuesdays and Thursdays after school.  The session running in October and November meets Saturday mornings.

Swim Instructor ($10.50-$11.87)
Responsibilities include teaching (Red Cross) lessons to youth of all ages at the Municipal Pool.  Current Water Safety Instructor Certificate required and previous experience preferred.  Hours are 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, Monday to Friday.  Program runs June to July.

Swim Lesson Assistant ($9.50-$10.74)
Assist certified swim instructor with group swimming lessons. Must be comfortable in the water and enjoy working with youth.

Tennis Coordinator ($11.50-$13.00)
This individual must have a strong background in tennis.  Should also have previous instruction experience, be organized and work well with staff and the public.  Responsibilities include staff scheduling, supervision, equipment control, and overall supervision of City summer tennis program.  Hours are 8:00 am - 4:30 pm. Mondays thru Thursday (some employment may be required on Fridays).

Tennis Instructor ($9.50-$10.74)
Individual must have a strong background in the area of tennis.  Previous instruction experience is desired, but not necessary.  Head tennis instructor will assign responsibilities.  Hours are 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  (Some employment may be required on Fridays).

Wading Pool Attendant ($9.00-$10.18)
Responsibilities include supervising youth, enforcing rules and regulations, maintaining proper PH & chlorine levels in the water, and keeping accurate attendance records.  Must possess strong supervisory skills and dependability.  First aid required.  Season runs June to August.  Hours are 1:00–7:00 pm, Monday to Sunday.

Wading Pool Coordinator ($11.00-$12.44)
Primary responsibilities are to assist the Recreation Program Supervisor in supervising the wading pool staff.  The position will include site visits to each pool, answering phone calls from staff, unlocking and locking up facilities for wading pool rentals, assisting with planning the schedule.  Strong leadership and communication skills required.  Experience supervising staff is preferred.  Position runs May-August.  Evening and weekend hours required, 20-30 hours a week.

Youth Baseball Coordinator ($11.00-$12.44)
Must have strong knowledge of the game of baseball, and be able to work well with coaches, umpires, parents, and participants.  Responsibilities include equipment control and overall supervision of 5 year old through 3rd grade baseball program.  Hours are 4:30-7:30 pm, Monday to Thursday. Season runs May to July.

Youth Flag Football Coordinator ($11.00-$12.44)
Knowledge of the game of football helpful, but not required. Applicants must possess great customer service and people skills. This person will be interacting with coaches, parents, and kids in grades K-6.  The program runs weeknight evenings, late August - early October. Coordinator responsible for opening and closing of facilities.

Youth Flag Football Official ($15/game)
Knowledge of the game of football helpful, but not required. Applicants must possess great people skills. This person will be interacting with coaches and kids in grades K-6.  The program runs weeknight evenings, late August - early October. Games are 1 hour in length, up to 2 games per night.


Golf Course

Golf Course Grounds Worker ($10.00-$11.31)
Performs procedures as directed by the Golf Course Superintendent to maintain and upkeep tees, fairways and greens at City golf courses.  Applicants must have valid driver’s license and be at least 16 years old.  Responsible for providing grounds maintenance labor and varied semi-skilled and skilled work at the golf course.  Maintaining and repairing golf course equipment and grounds at City golf courses.  Operate tractors, self-propelled mowers, irrigation equipment, trucks and a variety of hand tools.  Weekend work required on a rotating basis.

Golf Shop Attendant ($9.50-$10.74)
Responsibilities include handling money, answering phones to schedule tee times, picking driving range golf balls, course traffic control (ranger), managing golf leagues, cleaning and parking golf carts.  Must have good customer service skills, computer skills and knowledge of the game of golf.  Season runs April (March) - October (November), Hours 7:00 a.m. – Sunset. 20 – 35 hours per week – Open 7 days a week some weekends required

Junior Golf Instructor ($9.50-$10.74)
Responsibilities are to learn the junior golf program curriculum in order to effectively teach the young golfers involved in the program. Job will require good communication skills and must be effective working with small groups of children. Experience is not a must but is a plus. Need not be a golfer.

Range Attendant ($9.00-$10.18)
Responsibilities include picking driving range golf balls, parking and cleaning golf carts, washing range balls.  Season runs from April (March) – October (November), 7 days a week, hours 5:30 p.m. – sunset. 10 – 15 hours / week.  Some weekends required.

Starter/Course Advisor ($9.50-$10.74)
Assisting with pace of play, golfer assistance on course, providing golf course information to golfers, and facilitating an organized start to the golf round will be the general duties that will be performed. Previous experience is not necessary.


Park Maintenance

Assistant Athletic Field Supervisor ($11.00-$12.44)
Assist with the supervision of seasonal athletic field personnel and performing maintenance of athletic fields. Starting date is approximately May 1. Must be 18 years old.

Ball Field Maintenance ($9.50-$10.74)
Operate trucks, tractors, hand tools and other equipment while maintaining and up-keeping softball, baseball and soccer fields.  Must be available for some weekend work.  Starting date is approximately May 1. Must have a valid driver's license.

Brush Chipper Operator ($10.00-$11.31)
Work on daily residential wood chipping route Monday through Friday, picking up brush and running through a wood chipper. Starting date

Evening Ball Field Maintenance ($9.50-$10.74)
Responsible for baseball, softball and soccer field maintenance during the late evenings.  Drag fields, collect bases, clean restrooms and irrigate and hand water fields.  Hours are 3:00-11:30 pm, Monday to Friday. Starting date is approximately May 1. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.

Flower Bed Maintenance ($10.00-$11.31)
Weed, water flower beds, maintain shrubbery beds and operate mowers in city parks and right of ways.  Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license.

Forestry Grounds Worker ($9.50-$10.74)
Responsible for assisting in tree trimming, removal and clean up.  Assist in planting trees and operate tractors, trucks and other equipment.  Will be expected to work in other maintenance areas as directed.  Position runs until December. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.

Herbicide Applicator ($11.00-$12.44)
Applying herbicides for control of weeds in city parks and right of ways.  Starting date is approximately May 1. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.

Irrigation Repair ($10.00-$11.31)
Maintenance and repair of irrigation systems at athletic fields.  Experience preferred.  Starting date is approximately May 1.  Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.

Litter Laborer ($9.50-$10.74)
Empty garbage containers and pick litter in City parks. Starting date is approximately May 1. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.

Mower Crew Leader ($11.00-$12.44)
Oversee crew of 3 seasonal employees mowing City property.  Will drive crew cab truck with 5th wheel trailer and operate mower.  Hours are 6:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Thursday. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.

Mower Operator ($10.00-$11.31)
Operate mowers in City parks and right of ways.  Hours are 6:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Thursday. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.

Park Attendant ($9.50-$10.74)
Provide daily on-site monitoring of Gooseberry Park. Responsibilities include cleaning, opening and closing the park, answering questions and resolving conflicts.  Also responsible for cleaning, opening and closing buildings at Woodlawn Park and Neighborhood Recreation Centers.  Should be responsible and able to communicate well verbally as position requires considerable public relations activities.  Weekend work required on a rotating basis.  Starting date is approximately mid-April with part-time hours then full-time hours after school is out for summer.  Must be at least 18 years old.

Pool Maintenance Assistant ($10.00-$11.31)
Assist with cleaning and maintaining wading and swimming pools.  Previous experience preferred, but will train. Hours are Wednesday through Sunday.  Starting date is approximately June 1. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.

Summer Truck Driver-Forestry ($12.50-$14.13)
Truck driver supporting various work performed by the Forestry Division.  Must have at least one year of experience with driving and the ability to work safely and perform heavy manual labor.  Must be 18 and have a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL). High school diploma or GED is required.

Tractor Mower Operator ($11.00-$12.44)
Operates large tractor with flail mowers, mowing City property and road right of ways.  Hours are 6:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Thursday. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.

Tree Inspector ($9.50-$10.74)
Scout for Dutch Elm disease in elms along boulevards, on private property, and in City Parks. Assist with tree planting, tree removal cleanup and other forestry related duties. Minnesota tree Inspector certificate, Certified Arborist credentials, or schooling related to urban forestry would be helpful but not mandatory. Starting date approximately May 1. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.

Tree Waterer ($9.00-$10.18)
Water young trees in parks, right-of-ways and other public lands.  Evening hours and weekends required. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.

Weekend Ranger ($9.50-$10.74)
Monitor functions in City parks and assist with athletic tournaments.  Responsible for litter pickup, garbage collection and opening/closing of facilities.  Starting date is approximately May 1. Must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver's license.

 


Streets

Streets Maintenance Laborer ($10.00-$11.31)
Assist City crews with routine maintenance procedures, including bituminous leveling, crack fill, and seal coating.  Heavy lifting required.   Must be at least 18 years old and have a Class B driver’s license.

Summer Truck Driver-Streets ($12.50-$14.13)
Truck driver supporting various work performed by the Street Division, including bituminous leveling, crack filling, and seal coating.  Must have at least one year of experience with driving and the ability to work safely and perform heavy manual labor.  Must be 18 and have a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL). High school diploma or GED is required.

 


Sanitation

Compost Attendant ($12.50-$14.13)
Weigh yard waste coming into and leaving the Yard Waste Compost Site.  Operate and maintain various pieces of heavy equipment and complete paperwork.  Must have the ability to work safely and perform heavy manual labor.  Position is from approximately April to November with some Saturday hours.

Compost Laborer ($10.00-$11.31)
Assist City crews with curbside yard waste collections and assist with sanitation collections.

Compost Truck Driver ($12.50-$14.13)
Performs heavy manual labor to collect yard waste on residential routes. Must be at least 18 years old and have a Class B license.


Engineering

Stormwater Maintenance Laborer ($11.00-$12.44)
Performs routine/preventive maintenance on stormwater systems, primarily those involving ditch maintenance, mowing, and trim mowing; grounds maintenance for wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, and stormwater systems; assist in performing preventive and corrective maintenance for wastewater treatment, wastewater collection, and stormwater collection systems. Must be at least 18 years old and have valid driver's license.

Seasonal Engineering Technician ($12.50-$14.13)
Qualified individuals who shall assist in the oversight of public works projects, assist in construction staking, perform a detailed collection of pertinent data as it relates to the installation of and placement of construction related items with an understanding of the means and methods of Civil Engineering construction projects for the City of Moorhead to ensure compliance with city standards and specifications. The position will read and interpret construction plans, inspect construction projects to determine compliance with the plans and specifications, interpret and apply specifications, organize and record data, assist or perform survey construction staking with the use of Trimble GPS or Total Station. Experience in Civil Engineering construction projects, education in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Management is required.  Experience with Trimble GPS or Total Station is also preferred but not required.