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Park and Recreation Manager

Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
Job Description

Park and Recreation Manager

Join the greatest team in the west. Opportunity awaits you in Medora.

Our Company:

There’s no organization quite like the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF). We’re a premiere tourism operation—and we’re a 501c(3) non-profit. We welcome hundreds of thousands of guests to an exciting, diverse lineup of entertainment, historical, and educational attractions—and we work tirelessly to connect people to Medora for positive life changing experiences.

TRMF was established in 1986—but our story begins before that. In 1962, nationally-renowned businessman Harold Schafer took an interest in a historic old town named Medora. He loved its history, its striking location, and its potential to inspire others. So he began revitalizing the old town: he restored a historic hotel, brought the Medora Musical to town, and so much more.

It was 1986 when the Schafer family, with Harold ready to retire from business, donated all they’d created in Medora to establish the non-profit Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.

In the years since, we’ve grown from a staff of a handful of folks to more than 50 full-time employees, with hundreds more seasonal workers and over 650 volunteers. We’ve awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of scholarships to our staff. The Medora Musical has earned the attention of The New York Times. And we’ve earned a reputation as the #1 tourism and hospitality provider in North Dakota.

We are a team of people who draw inspiration from Medora. We deeply respect this place, and the people we meet here. We deliver excellence in hospitality. We work with creativity and integrity. We’re a family that values family.

We are the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.


This Position:

TRMF is seeking a Park and Recreation Manager who will focus on the Point-to-Point Park, which includes a pool and lazy river, Little Bully Pulpit Mini Golf, the Manitou Zip Line and the Pancratz Trail System Operations.

  • Ensures the safety of guests and employees through communication, signage and training
  • Trains, directs, schedules and disciplines staff with appropriate documentation. Completes necessary paperwork including time cards, evaluations, and schedules. Follows up on tasks delegated to employees to ensure proper completion.
  • Responds to and takes appropriate action to resolve concerns and complaints of TRMF guests and employees
  • Provides team with necessary tools and information to effectively perform their duties
  • Develop and implement lifeguarding program
  • Perform CPR, First Aid, all swimming rescues and spinal injury management satisfactorily to meet TRMF standards
  • Monitor and enforce the rules of the pool, mini golf and zip line as well as maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the assigned work areas
  • Responsible for the management operation of concessions

Our Location:

TRMF is located in the heart of the Badlands: Medora, North Dakota.

It’s situated near the border separating North Dakota and Montana, along Interstate 94. Medora is the basecamp to Theodore Roosevelt National Park: 110 square miles of rugged beauty. You’re never more than a few minutes away from a night under the stars or a bike ride along the thrilling Maah Daah Hey Trail. In Medora, beauty and adventure abound.

Our central hub of operations, the Life Skills Center, is a state-of-the-art campus, purpose-built for the glory of work and the joy of living. It features a dining room, a fitness center, as well as spaces for music, studying, learning, prayer, reflection, and socializing—all designed with our employees in mind.


Why Apply?

  • You have a passion for TRMF, Medora, the Badlands and outdoor recreation.
  • You have strong organizational and communication skills
  • You are a leader who wants to make a difference on TRMF’s path to 2065.
  • Company paid medical, dental, vision insurance for the employee only.
  • 401(k) with 6% company match, immediate vesting.

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