The first step in hiring a qualified park and recreation professional to add to your team, is creating an accurate job description to use when posting a new position opening on the NRPA Career Center. The process of writing a job description requires an understanding of the job’s responsibilities, duties, and qualifications. To attract responses from the most capable candidates, make sure that the job description paints a clear picture of the skills required for the position. As a general guide line, the description should include these four sections: company information, job description, position requirements and benefits.

Here are some sample job descriptions to help get you started:

Aquatics Superintendent

Assistant Parks Maintenance Supervisor

Concession Manager

Concession Worker

Energy Sustainability Coordinator

Graphic Designer


Maintenance Staff

Office Manager

Park Superintendent

Programs Assistant

Program Coordinator

Project Manager

Sales/Ticket Office Attendant


If you have a sample job description you would like to share, please email Hayley Herzing.  


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