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We are committed to helping residents live a healthy life in a strong community. If you’re interested in an employment opportunity with Hutch Rec, please explore the options below.

Full-Time

Director of Nature Education & Outdoor Recreation

Hutch Rec is in search of a full-time professional that embraces collaboration, innovation, and community involvement as the Director of Nature Education & Outdoor Recreation. The Director of Nature Education & Outdoor Recreation offices out of Dillon Nature Center and assures comprehensive nature education and outdoor recreation program, events, and initiatives. Leads the land and facility management of Dillon Nature Center, in collaboration with community partners and the Hutch Rec Facilities and Grounds Manager. This position is a part of the Hutch Rec Leadership Team.

  • Salary Range: $55,000-$75,000 annually, full-time status – Starting Salary Negotiable
  • Benefits Include: BCBS health insurance, KPERS and additional opt-in retirement 457 plan, vacation/sick leave, and paid holidays.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyzes, researches, and evaluates division needs and resources while studying local conditions for the use of developing short and long range goals, including strategic planning of new facilities and programs to meet the needs of a diverse community population.
  • Assures a competent and well-motivated staff by providing direction in the selection, training, scheduling, and ongoing development of all employees and volunteers needed for the efficient operation of the division.
  • Prepares division budget and directs expenditures of division funds, while maintaining accurate financial records. Maintains inventory or equipment and supplies.
  • Provides division programs to the public and maintains cooperative planning and working relationships with public, schools, and volunteer agencies and other community partners.
  • Expected to provide reports, information and data as directed by the Assistant Executive Director and/or Executive Director in a timely and orderly fashion.
  • Ensures division facilities are utilized at maximum level, and all division facilities are adequately staffed and supervised.
  • Expected to provide organized, comprehensible information to staff and volunteers, through use of courteous, equitable and proper communication tools, allowing for maximum programming efficiency for all participants.
  • Make frequent visits to ongoing programs to interact with staff, volunteers and participants, and to monitor programs in progress for use as an evaluation tool.
  • Manages the operations of facility, grounds, trails, and 60-plus acres of prairie in front of the Westar Energy Plant.

Full Job Description: Download here: Director of Nature Education & Outdoor Recreation 

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to aconkling@hutchrec.com and fill out an online application: Apply Now

Questions? Contact Amy Conkling, Assistant Executive Director, aconkling@hutchrec.com or 620-663-6179

Seasonal

Summer 2024 - Salt City Splash

Hutch Rec is currently hiring for all positions at Salt City Splash Aquatic Center for the Summer 2024 season.

Opportunities still available include:

  • Job Title: Assistant Manager
    • Pay Range: $16-$20/hour
    • Minimum Age: 21 years old
    • Availability: 30-40 hours/week during the pool season, from late May through mid-August; additional hours in early May and late August when opening and closing the pool
    • Preferred Qualifications: An interest or prior experience in aquatics is preferred, but will train interested candidates.
    • Job Description: Aquatics Assistant Managers manage patrons, staff, and the facility in daily operations as well as oversee the scheduling of staff. Preference is given to applicants with knowledge and experience in pool operations and lifeguarding/supervising in the field of aquatics. Reports to the Aquatics & Special Events Manager

 

  • Job Title: Lifeguards
    • Pay Range: $10-$14/hour
    • Minimum Age: 15 years old
    • Availability: 15-40 hours/week during the pool season, from late May through mid-August
    • Certifications: Lifeguard Training, CPR-PR/AED, First Aid
    • Training Provided: Orientation and on-the-job training through weekly inservices. Hutch Rec will reimburse Lifeguard Training class fees at the end of a successful summer of employment.
    • Job Description: Lifeguards ensure the safety of all patrons by using surveillance, rescue skills, and the enforcement of rules at the aquatics facility. Applicants must be certified or plan to obtain certification (see certifications above) and be physically capable of performing various work-related tasks in the outdoor temperatures during Kansas summers.

 

  • Job Title: Slide Attendant
    • Pay Range: $9-$10/hour
    • Minimum Age: 16 years old
    • Availability: 15-30 hours/week during the pool season, from late May through mid-August
    • Training Provided: Orientation and on-the-job training
    • Job Description: Slide Attendants are responsible for the safety of patrons at the top of the slides; assist aquatics staff as needed; provide customer service as needed.

 

  • Job Title: Swim Lesson Instructor
    • Pay Range: $10-$14/hour
    • Minimum Age: 16 years old
    • Availability: 10-25 hours/week; Weekday mornings and evenings in June and July
    • Certifications: Current certification as a Water Safety Instructor (WSI) or comparable program is preferred
    • Training Provided: Orientation and on-the-job training
    • Job Description: Instructors plan, organize, and provide swim instruction for swim lesson participants of various ages and abilities while evaluating performance and providing feedback for continued improvement. Candidates must be comfortable working with children of all ages and communicate with both children and parents, as well as be physically capable of performing various work-related tasks in the outdoor temperatures during Kansas summers

 

  • Job Title: Site Attendant (Custodian)
    • Pay Range: $9-$11/hour
    • Minimum Age: 16 years old
    • Availability: 20-30 hours/week during the pool season, from late May through mid-August
    • Training Provided: Orientation and on-the-job training
    • Job Description: Site Attendants are responsible for the cleanliness of the facility, which includes cleaning the office, restrooms, and pool deck, as well as the concessions/admissions and landscaped areas.

Questions? Contact Kelsey Loutensock, Aquatics & Special Events Manager, at kloutensock@hutchrec.com or 620-663-6179

To Apply: Fill out an online application: Apply Now

Seasonal

Spring/Summer 2024 - Concessions

Hutch Rec is currently hiring concessions staff to work at the following facilities in Spring/Summer 2024: Sports Facilities (Fun Valley Sports Complex, Hobart Detter, Rice Park) and Salt City Splash

  • Job Title: Concessions Attendants – Salt City Splash & Sports Facilities (cross-train)
    • Pay Range: $10-$11/hour
    • Minimum Age: 16 years old
    • Availability: Sports-Tournaments: Various evenings and weekends for youth leagues and tournaments; from April through August; Aquatics: available during the week in the afternoons and weekends from May through August
    • Job Description: Concessions attendants assist with sales and food preparation, and are responsible for using point-of-sale system, balancing cash drawer, and follow safe food handling procedures. Candidates must have strong customer service skills; preference to individuals with prior food experience.

 

  • Job Title: Concessions Supervisor – Salt City Splash & Sports Facilities (cross-train)
    • Pay Range: $14-$17/hr
    • Minimum Age: 21 years old
    • Availability: Various evenings and weekends for youth leagues and tournaments; from April through August; Aquatics: available during the week in the afternoons and weekends from May through August
    • Training Provided: Orientation and on-the-job training; cross-trained at Sports Facilities and Salt City Splash
    • Job Description: Concessions supervisors oversee concessions attendants and serve as lead when Concessions Manager is not available; oversee sales and food preparation, and are responsible for using point-of-sale system, balancing cash drawer, and follow safe food handling procedures. Candidates must have strong customer service skills; preference to individuals with prior food and beverage experience.

Questions? Contact Kathy Dick, Concessions Manager, kdick@hutchrec.com, 620-663-6179

To Apply: Fill out an online application: Apply Now

Seasonal

Sports + Tournaments

Hutch Rec is looking for enthusiastic, responsible individuals to officiate and supervise in both our Youth and Adult Sports Divisions. See below for specific opportunities.  Hutch Rec will train successful applicants. 

  • Job Title: Baseball & Softball Rec Umpires (Summer)
    • Pay Range: $10-$30/game
    • Minimum Age: 16 years old
    • Availability: Various weeknights in May, June, and July
    • Training: Hutch Rec will provide training for umpires. Knowledge of the game and rules is preferred.
  • Job Title: Site Supervisors
    • Pay Range: $12-14/hour
    • Minimum Age: 18 years old
    • Availability: Various evenings and weekends for youth leagues and tournaments; from April through July
    • Job Description: Site supervisors open and close the sports facilities while overseeing umpires/officials and communicate with coaches, players, patrons, and officials. Supervisors are responsible for gathering scorecards from each game and keeping the facility clean and safe while it is open.
  • Job Title: Field Maintenance
    • Pay Range: $10-$12/hr
    • Minimum Age: 16 years old
    • Availability: Various evenings and weekends for youth leagues and tournaments; from April through July
    • Job Description: Prepare ball fields before and in between games and assist the site supervisor with any maintenance and/or facility cleaning.
  • Job Title: Soccer & Volleyball Rec Officials (Fall & Spring)
    • Pay Range: $10-$30/game
    • Minimum Age: 14 years old
    • Availability: Saturdays in September & October (Fall); April & May (Spring)
    • Training: Hutch Rec will provide training for officials. Knowledge of the game and rules is preferred.
    • Contact: Jeff Conaway, jconaway@hutchrec.com or (620) 663-6179

 

  • Job Title: Adult Volleyball Officials (Year-Round)
    • Pay Range: $18/game
    • Minimum Age: 18 years old
    • Availability: Weeknights throughout the year
    • Training: Hutch Rec will provide training for officials. Knowledge of the game and rules is preferred.

 

  • Job Title: Youth Basketball Officials (Winter)
    • Pay Range: $12-$15/game
    • Minimum Age: 14 years old
    • Availability: Saturdays in November & December (Lil Dribblers); December through February (Recreation Leagues)
    • Training: Hutch Rec will provide training for officials. Knowledge of the game and rules is preferred.
    • Contact: Jeff Conaway, jconaway@hutchrec.com or (620) 663-6179

Questions? Contact Oakley Meadows, Sports Coordinator, oakley@hutchrec.com, 620-663-6179

To apply, please fill out an online application: Apply Now