The City of Nome, Alaska is looking for an outgoing, adventurous person to join their small, dynamic staff in providing a variety of recreational programming and opportunities for the patrons of our remote "bush" community.
The Department of Parks and Recreation is fortunate to have a wide variety of facilities including the Nome Recreation Center- a large combination Recreation/Fitness Center/Bowling Alley; a 144,000 gallon saltwater disinfected pool; a large ice skating rink; youth sports fields; skate park and several small outdoor playgrounds.
With such diverse offerings this position is a great entry level opportunity for a newly graduated collegian or a seasoned professional looking to expand their horizons and climb the administrative ladder. Past employees in this position have gone on to Director positions elsewhere after gaining valuable experience within the department.
As an extra added bonus the position is located in the amazingly beautiful state of Alaska- The Last Frontier!
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in the job description are representative knowledge, skill and ability required.
Not less than 21 years of age.
4 year degree in parks, recreation or similar preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Retirement and benefits package included.
About City of Nome's Department of Parks and Recreation
Located on the edge of the Bering Sea on the southwest side of the Seward Peninsula, the City of Nome is a vital hub for Northwest Alaska. The Three Lucky Swedes discovered placer gold in Anvil Creek in 1898...the rush was on! In 1899 the population of Nome swelled from a handful to 28,000. Today our population is 3,500 and there is still some gold mining happening.Nome's colorful Gold Rush history is set within the framework of 10,000 years of Inupiaq Eskimo history. A history of survival living a subsistence lifestyle that many live to this day underscores the vibrancy of the Eskimo culture. The culture that today manifests itself in the world's finest ivory carving, vibrant drum/vocal music and some of the best Eskimo dancing in Alaska. The Inupiaq values of yesterday live in the people today.