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Location: City of Manhattan, Manhattan, KS 66502
Job Status: Not Specified
Status: Accepting Applications
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Job Description

Community Relations Intern, Manhattan Parks and Recreation

Application Deadline: April 19, 2019

Details: Manhattan Parks and Recreation is looking for a Community Relations Intern with flexible scheduling May 2019 through August 2019, 20-30 hours per week, $10.00/hour. The position will be based in City Park office at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz

The Community Relations Intern will:

  • Design posters, information pieces, guides, t-shirts, programs
  • Write blog articles related to parks, recreation, fitness
  • Create an e-newsletter to share with those registered for information through Parks and Recreation
  • Create social media posts
  • Assist with branding Parks and Recreation, T. Russell Animal Shelter, and other assistance with divisions of Parks and Recreation
  • Complete extensive work on the mhkprd.com website
  • Photograph summer activities and build photography library
  • Assist with a parks/facilities signage audit as needed
  • Assist with Arts in the Park summer concert series
  • Assist with events such as Just Tri It and Little Apple Paddle
  • Assist with Community Education related to improvements within the community


  • MUST have direct experience with Adobe software including InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Strong creative and graphic design abilities
  • Knowledge of basic design and printing/pre-press concepts (e.g., bleed, crop marks)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Drivers license
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to coordinate multiple tasks
  • Interest in fitness, recreation, sports, aquatics helpful

Submit a resume and cover letter outlining why you want to work with MPRD and what qualities, skills and attributes you possess to Melissa Kirkwood, MPRD Community Relations Officer, melissa.kirkwood@cityofmhk.com.

Job posting available at www.cityofmhk.com/jobs