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  • Writer's pictureCharlestown Parks

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Parks Director (Full-Time)


  • The City of Charlestown has an immediate opening for a full-time Assistant to the Parks Director to work in the Parks Department. This is an exempt position and is benefits eligible.

  • Supervisor: Marissa Knoebel Director of Parks and Recreation (DPR)

  • Appointing Authority: Dr. Treva Hodges, Mayor

  • Pay Rate: $22,000/year+ based on experience


  • Assist DPR in the management of all services and activities of the Parks and Recreation Department including maintenance of all city parks and related facilities.

  • Assist in the coordination of various recreational programs and special events for children and adults.

  • Work in partnership with school officials and community groups regarding program offerings and coordination of services.

  • Maintain administrative support systems for facility and program scheduling, calendaring, inventory, and other functions.

  • Preform other duties as assigned.


  • While preforming the duties of the job the employee is regularly required to work outside in a variety of weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and or humid conditions. The noise level of the work environment is usually quiet in the office and moderately loud while in the field. The ADPR will be expected to be able to lift and squat and will need mobility that allows for the regular visits of various city facilities throughout the workday.


  • Knowledge of modern principles and methods for developing and implementing in a wide variety of recreation, social, and leisure activities for children and adults of all ability levels.

  • Ability to comply with federal, state, county, and city laws, codes, regulations, and guidelines affecting recreation programs and activities.

  • Ability to use independent judgement and personal initiative in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment while using clear and accurate oral and written communication and exceptional organization skills.

  • Use of personal computer equipment and software appropriate to position.

  • Education and experience as determined by the Mayor- A desirable way to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position includes the completion of a High School Diploma or equivalency. (Completion of some college level coursework in recreation, event planning, public relations, communication studies, physical education or related field highly desired.)

  • Ability to attend Board of Public Works and other city meetings as needed.

  • Ability to receive and maintain CPR and First Aid certification.

  • Possession of a valid Indiana’s driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City’s vehicle insurance policy.

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