Recreation Inclusion Facilitator (SUMMER 2023)
Minneapolis, MN 
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description


Gain direct support experience while enjoying the outdoors, aid in the development of meaningful relationships with members of the disability community, and foster an inclusive environment for all while working a flexible schedule with the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board Inclusion Team!

Why work for the MPRB Inclusion Team?

The MPRB Inclusion Team is an exceptional opportunity for students, educators, para-professionals, service providers and other interested applicants who:

  • Are seeking direct support experience working within the disability communities of Minneapolis!
    • Direct support experience is a uniquely useful credential to list on a resume that offers credibility to families, schools and service providers when they are seeking employees.
  • Value developing meaningful relationships with those you work with!
    • As an Inclusion Facilitator, you are part of a team of individuals working to collectively create supportive, accommodating and exciting opportunities for our participants to meet new peers, develop friendships and enjoy a variety of activities.
  • Are looking for a flexible part-time job that works alongside an academic calendar or other school schedule!
    • The MPRB Inclusion Team has openings year-round, mornings, afternoons and evenings! Connect with the Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Coordinator () to find an opening that works alongside your schedule.

See below for additional information and how to apply!

Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with recreation programming for people of all ages and create a positive, safe and nurturing environment for all, focusing on people with disabilities.
  • Communicate with park staff about participant's needs/inclusion plan.
  • Provide direct support to individuals with disabilities and other participants of recreation programming.
  • Contribute to developing a supportive, accessible and accommodating environment.
  • Connect with the Inclusion Team and Coordinator to ensure accurate and up-to-date information is available to all team members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred candidates may have the following experience, credentials, or qualities:

  • At least three (3) months of experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Group leadership, organization, or coordinator experience.
  • Educational or academic credit in child development or closely related fields (i.e. recreation, youth studies, elementary education, etc.) or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and adaptability skills.
  • CPR Certification within three (3) months of hire.
  • First Aid Certification within three (3) months of hire.

Background investigation and medical examinations required:

A criminal background check is necessary for positions with this job title. Upon receiving a conditional offer of employment, the applicant will be asked to sign an informed consent allowing the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board to obtain his/her criminal history information in connection with the position sought. An applicant who does not sign the informed consent will not be considered further for the position. The MPRB will be in compliance with Minnesota's Department of Human Services fingerprinting requirements.

Compensation: $17.00-$20.00/hour based on experience and qualification.

Hours: Summer Hours: Part-time up to 40 hours per week

  • Typically varied, Monday through Friday (7-9:30am, 9am-1pm, and/or 3-6pm).
  • Some weekend and evening hours may be available.
  • Work will be at various parks throughout the Minneapolis Park system.
  • Specific hours determined by the hiring manager.

How to apply?

  • Complete and submit
  • Send list of references and any additional documents (i.e. cover letter, certifications, ect.) to .

All questions and applicant materials can be directed to:

Therapeutic Recreation & Inclusion Coordinator
Phone: (651) 706 4753
Address: 2117 W River Road N Minneapolis, MN 55411

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is an equal opportunity employer.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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