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Park Manager


Posted by Outdoor Ventures on 03/06/2019

Job Basics

Industry Sector: Outdoor

Job Categories: Management - Team, Outdoor Education

Company Type: Recreation

State: MN

City: Silver Bay

Country: United States

Required Experience: 3 - 5 years

Job Type: Seasonal

Salary: $56-60,000/year

Required to Relocate: No

Required to Travel: No

Employee May Telecommute: No

Job Seeker Must Live Within: 50+ miles

Job Description & Requirements

The Adventure Parks of Outdoor Venture Group are committed to promoting active enjoyment of the outdoors.  Guests are encouraged to challenge themselves, build self-confidence and gain lasting memories.  This is an incredible opportunity to join a growing company as we open our newest Adventure Park in Silver Bay, MN. 


We are looking for someone who sees challenges and rapid growth as an opportunity rather than an obstacle, who wants to help others discover their sense of adventure and is committed to providing exceptional service while ensuring all safety regulations are followed.  The ideal candidate enjoys working as part of a team and values training, mentoring and coaching.



The Park Manager oversees all aspects of the park’s operation and is ultimately responsible for how all business is conducted in all areas of the park. The Park Manager will promote a positive work environment, maintain the OV culture and provide all employees with the opportunity to succeed, grow and thrive. The Park Manager must ensure that guests achieve the “wow” factor while visiting the Park. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 


=         Ensure cleanliness and organization of the park by overseeing course upkeep, maintenance and repairs

=         Oversee design, implementation and handling of all park projects, programs, and operational duties, including systems operation and infrastructure maintenance

=         Creatively brainstorm and implement innovative ideas, park structures and operations to the assigned park; this involves communicating new ideas to OV upper management

=         Implement corporate policies and best practices/strategies

=         Oversee the safety protocols and procedures to ensure safety for all guests and employees

=         Primarily responsible for recruiting, training and properly staffing all areas of the park for full operation throughout the park season as well as assess performance on a regular basis

=         Accountable for the overall operations of the park ensuring maximum sales and profitability

=         Support marketing and sales initiatives by promoting brand awareness, attending off-site events, developing effective marketing strategies, promotions and programs, attending park-launch openings, etc.

=         Manage and report all project costs, financial expenses, labor costs, and park goals/growth

=         Effectively respond to high-pressure situations, rescues and/or emergency situations that may arise

=         Perform other duties and responsibilities to include providing coverage and support to staff in all areas of operations



=         Minimum of 3 to 5 years of management experience with demonstrated skill in hiring staff, scheduling, and negotiating interpersonal relationships

=         Demonstrated leadership ability and experience in a supervisory position

=         Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, operations management or a related field

=         Ideal candidate will possess natural problem-solving skills and be a responsible, quick-thinker with strong business instincts

=         Strong ability to multi-task—able to direct and follow through on many projects simultaneously

=         Ideal candidate will be a quick and independent learner, able to pick up things on the job and quickly adapt to new situations

=         Must have exceptionally strong customer service skills

=         Must be able to meet deadlines, take direction, and follow projects through to completion

=         Must be a strong and clear communicator, comfortable with public speaking, strong communication skills – both written and verbal 



In this position you must be available to work a full time seasonal schedule with overtime and weekend hours as needed. The position will work from March through October and the North Shore Adventure Park will run from May through October.  Candidates must have full schedule availability and flexibility during this season, including weekends and holidays. Managers may work upwards of 60 hours per week during the peak season.

=         All Adventure Parks and offices are in a natural, outdoor, wooded environment. Candidates must be comfortable and willing to work in all seasonal, outdoor weather conditions as operational and management duties may require

=         Must be comfortable and willing to climb as necessary

=         Able to lift and carry 50lbs

=         CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain certification

=         Rescue and climbing skills are highly preferred, but are not required




Please include cover letter, resume and contact information for two references or recent letters accepted.



About Outdoor Ventures

The Adventure Park at the Discovery Museum is an 'aerial forest park' perfect for ages 5 to adult. It is located on 4 acres and consists of over 120 platforms installed in trees and connected by various configurations of wood and rope to form bridges and zip lines. Groups of these bridges or 'elements' link together to form separate courses through the trees. Although every course has zip lines on them, there is much more fun than just zip lining to be had! There are 12 trails in total with challenge levels suitable for every age and skill level--from beginner to expert. Each person selects trail(s) they want and climbs at their own pace.