The City of Ames is seeking an enthusiastic, outgoing, and passionate individual for the position of Recreation Manager. This position oversees the day-to-day operations of a nine-hole municipal golf course clubhouse (approximately 20,000 rounds per year), a seasonal outdoor wading pool, admission and concession operations for the Furman Aquatic Center (averages 90,000 visits annually) and other Department facilities, and assists with the daily operation of an indoor ice arena; hires, trains, and directs approximately 75 temporary staff throughout the year; develops and implements golf programs and leagues; and recommends and administers budgets for the positions areas of responsibility.
This position includes day, evening, and weekend hours. From approximately October – March, the hired candidate will assist with day-to-day operations of the Ames/ISU Ice Arena and work from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday through Friday. There will also be some Saturday and Sunday hours worked during college and high school hockey games.
The Parks and Recreation Department manages 36 parks and offers approximately 150 athletic, aquatic, instructional, and wellness programs. Indoor programs are provided year round at the Community Center, Ames/ISU Ice Arena, and Municipal Pool. To read more information about Ames’ programs and facilities, visit www.amesparkrec.org.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in recreation, sport management, hospitality, or related field and one year of experience in a recreation or hospitality environment. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
A valid State of Iowa driver’s license required. Ability to attain CPR and AED certifications, ServSafe Food Safety Manager Certificate, and Certified Ice Technician.
Additional Salary Information: Hiring salary not to exceed $64,897 (midpoint).
The City of Ames is committed to providing the highest quality of public service possible. To that end we are dedicated to both the hiring and developing of City employees who share in this commitment of service to the citizens of Ames. All employees are important members of the City team and we do our best to ensure that we hire the best available candidates while promoting equality of opportunity.