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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Career Opportunities

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As the only nationally accredited undergraduate RPLS program in the state our graduates are sought after. Thus, the RPLS department is frequently asked by agencies and organizations to post professional positions.  Check back regularly as the site is periodically updated.

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Career Opportunities

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Landscape Grounds Attendant, St. Paul Academy & Summit Schools

SPA is currently seeking a part-time, seasonal Landscape & Grounds Attendant.  They will be responsible for providing the students and users of SPA with safe and properly maintained facilities.  If you are interested, please see full position description and apply here:  

Aquatics and Wellness Specialist, Mankato Area Public Schools

Under the general direction of the Recreation Coordinator, the Aquatics and Wellness Specialist will plan, direct and evaluate Aquatics and Wellness programs, staff and special events.  For complete description and to apply:  

Wake Forest University Campus Recreation, NC

Wake Forest Campus Recreation is looking to hire an Assistant Director of Outdoor Pursuits.  This position is responsible for all aspects of Wake Forest's outdoor recreational program.  For complete position description click here:  

Summer Program Coordinator, Falcon Heights, MN

The Nature of this work is to plan, organize and coordinate a wide variety of recrational programs and pre-school to elementary school aged children (ages 4-12) in an outdoor and indoor setting(s).  Must be a college student or graduate in the filed of Parks and Recreation, Elementary Education or related field.  Must have a least one year of experience teaching or leading children ages 3-14.  Deadline to apply is April 15th.  

Wilderness Inquiry, MN

Wilderness Inquirey has many part-time, seasonal and full-time positions they are currently seeking to fill.  For complete descirptions and to apply:  

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, CO

Colorado Parks and Wildlife are looking to fill several positions.  Navajo State Park [PDF] .  Rifle State Park Complex (broken link). Among many others:

Cheerio Adventures, Mount of Wilson, Virginia

Cheerio Adventures in a YMCA overnight trip camp that runs 1-2 week trips for 4th - 12th graders.  They are looking for Trip Leaders and Trip Coordinators.  For more information and to apply click here:   

Carver County Parks, MN

Carver County Parks is looking to hire for Summer 2018 Employment.  They are looking for Outdoor Recreation Instructor, Park & Campground Attendant, AIS Watercraft Inspector.  Internship, Practicum and Field Experience applicable!  For more information on these and other opportunities with Carver county please visit:  

Voyageur Environmental Center, Mound MN

Voyageur is looking for Counselors, Program Area Specialist, and Lifeguards for summer.  Visit the website for more information.  

City of Prior Lake, MN

The City of Prior Lake is currently seekign applicants for the listed positions: Facility Attendant, Parks Patrol, Youth Recreation Leader, Park Maintenance I, Park Maintenance II, Street/Sewer/Water Maintenance.  There are over 40 positions up for grabs!  Visit to read more abotu the positions and to obtain a seasonal employment application.  

Skyhawks, MN

Skyhawks Minnesota conducts summer sports camps, school year programs, sports leagues and sports clinics in sports such as: baseball, basketball, cheerleading, flag football, gofl, lacrosse, multi-sport, soccer, tennis, track and field, volleyball.  For more inforamtion click here:  

 Voyageur Canoe Outfitters, Grand Marais, MN

Voyageur Canoe Outfitters is looking for 8-10 individuals who will be a part of the Voyageur Crew this summer.  If you can see yourself paddling a canoe, hiking a trail or camping out beneath the stars on your days off then Voyageur is the place for you.  We ask that you commit to a minimum of a ten week contract period and prefer a twelve week contract.  An application is available online at and you acn email it to  

St. Paul District, Army Corps of Engineers

Accepting applications for summer 2018 temporary park rangers for the following locations: Cross Lake Recreation Area, Pokegama/Winnibigoshish Recreation Area, Leech Lake Recreation Area, Sandy Lake Recreation Area, Gull Lake Recreation Area, Lake Ashtabula, Baldhill DAm, Eau Galle Recreation Area, Blachawk Park.  These are season positions and are not to exceed 6 months of service.  Assignment typically runs May - September.  Interested applications should apply online through USAJOBS:  

Camp Lonehollow, Hunt Texas

Over 60 activities spread over 3,000 acres: Archery, The Blob, sailing, kayaking, scuba, lacrosse, mountain boarding, horseback riding and more!  Now hiring counselors, photographers, videographers, scuba instructor, horseback wranglers, twon shopper, nurse assistants, social media manager, support staff manager, and paid internships.  Apply online  

Camp Skylemar, Naples Maine

Camp Skylemar is a summer sports camp for boys that is currently looking for an Outdoor Education Director.  The Outdoor Education Director will teach outdoor skills, the basics of camping and lead campers on overnight and/or day trips outside of camp.  The job would be from June 9 to August 14.  We offer internship credits as well.

Ramapo for Children, Rhinebeck NY

Ramapo for Children is a highly regarded non-profit organization that servces children and young adults with social, emotional and learning differences.  At Ramapo we offer college students and recent graduates valuable, rewarding and unique job opportunities through summer and year-round programs on our Rhinebeck, New York campus.  Please visit our website to learn more:  

Connections Program Youth Leader, Mankato MN

A position is available for a Connections Program Youth leader at Dakota Meadows/Prairie Winds Middle Schools with Community Education & Recreation for 3.5 hours per day/5 days per week.  Typical shift is 2:30-6 p.m.  Flexibility in shifts between Monday-Friday.  To apply for this position go to click on employment opportunities.  

Lifeguards, Lake Crystal MN

Lake Crystal Area Recreation Center is looking for certified lifeguards interested in working week nights and weekend shifts.  If you are not certified, but have interest in getting certified, please email Katie to see about training opportunities.  For more information Contact Katie or visit the website at  

Outdoor Education Jobs, Bradford Woods Martinsville, IN

Bradford Woods Outdoor Center is looking for Professional Outdoor Instructors for Spring courses and camps March - May, Fall courses and camps August - November, and Summer courses and camps May - August.  Please view the website for further information for more information contact Melanie at   

Summer Guide/Activities Staff, Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior

With a focus on instruction, interpretation and safety, we lead tours that are complimentary to Lutsen Resort guests including; sea kayaking on Lake Superior, inland lake kayaking and stand-up-paddle boarding, naturalist hikes on beautiful parts of the Superior Hiking Trail, fly fishing instructions, morning yoga or stretch sessions, and various kids programs.  We also provide trail resources and information at our activities desk.  Our summer session runs May 30th - Sept 4th.  The first two weeks in June are staff training, which includes program preparation, exploring our work spaces, and an ACA Level 2 sea kayaking assessment.  Guides work 40 hours a week with competitive pay.  Affordable, shared, on-site housing is available.  Lunch provided daily.  Send resume and cover letter to:  

Minnesota Community Education Association

Please check out The Minnesota Community Education Association website for positions in the field of Leisure Planning and Management that have been recently posted: