NOW HIRING // Part-Time Desk Aide

Arkadelphia’s Parks and Recreation Department is looking to hire a part-time desk aide. 


Responsible for assisting patrons with program registrations, enrollment, organization and cleanliness of the facilities. To ensure the safety of participants & building.  Maintain a clean & organized working environment and facility.


  1. Unlock facility and perform opening procedures.
  2. Receive and receipt all transactions.
  3. Check calendar for daily events and activities.
  4. Observe all actions of participants at the entrance and other locations of the building.
  5. Provide friendly and professional customer service at all times.
  6. Issue and print memberships.
  7. Answer phones, take accurate messages and transfer calls.
  8. Take registration for participation in activities and sport programs.
  9. Issue and retrieve equipment after usage.
  10. Enforce all rules, regulations, and policies concerning the use of the recreation center. (ZERO TOLERANCE!)
  11. Ensure the safety of the facility’s members and guest.
  12. Give out information and promote the use of the building to citizens and potential users.
  13. Inform the Recreation Center Operations Manager of any problems with the building or participants.
  14. Lock and secure the facility on closing.
  15. Setup & teardown of events within Recreation Center.
  16. Preform cleaning and sanitizing checklist duties daily.
  17. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Ability to speak & write effectively to the public.
  2. Provide excellent customer service to all patrons.
  3. Ability to read fine print and numbers.
  4. Ability to respond to verbal communication.
  5. Ability to learn and use recreation software.
  6. Cash handling skills.
  7. General knowledge of office equipment.

To apply, email Parks and Recreation Director, Junior Rodemeyer, at 

To learn more about the position, call 870.246.5499.



Performs a wide variety of semi-skilled tasks related to care and maintenance of the City’s Parks & Recreation facilities.  Expected to represent the department, and its philosophies in a favorable and professional manner while performing all of the position’s duties.


  1. Inspect facilities for cleanliness, safety, and general maintenance of sports facilities and playing fields on a daily basis.
  2. Maintain the dirt infields by leveling, grading, and dragging
  3. Identify unsafe areas both on the playing fields and surrounding areas and correct those as soon as possible.
  4. Install lines at the beginning of the season and maintain those lines.
  5. Follow the standard operating procedure check list for all facilities.
  6. Report any damages or repairs. Needed on any equipment.
  7. Maintain park areas for cleanliness which requires cleaning bathrooms, storage room, picking up litter, remove fallen trees and limbs and any other debris or unsightly material.
  8. Perform other tasks for the maintenance of parks and playground equipment repair.
  9. Must be able to work independently along with working in a team setting.
  10. Mowing & weed eating all parks & recreation facility grounds.
  11. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Possess a valid Arkansas Driver’s License.
  2. Ability to pass a drug test.
  3. Capable of operating standard size trucks and riding lawnmowers, and gas trimmers.
  4. Physically capable of preparing playing fields for games through the actions of hand-raking, shoveling, dragging and striping.
  5. Physical ability to lift a minimum of 75 lbs. to height equal to the end of a city flatbed truck in one single lift.
  6. Physical ability to perform outdoor work in adverse weather conditions which includes heat above 100 degrees and cold below 32 degrees.
  7. Have a personality that will allow you to work close with others and get along with the public.
  8. General knowledge of sports and field preparations. 
  9. Previous experience in field preparations and facility maintenance is a plus. 

Interested candidates should contact Parks & Recreation Director, Junior Rodemeyer, at 



The City of Arkadelphia is looking for seasonal referees/officials for its fall flag football, tackle football and volleyball programs. 


  • Officiate and control games, events, and competitions in a confident, appropriate manner.
  • Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervise and regulate participants and spectators during the game.
  • Dress appropriately according to the standard rule book for the sport.
  • Arrive at the appropriate time prior to game time.
  • Ensure all participants understand and comply with game rules and assess penalties when needed.
  • Make game calls with confidence and knowledge of league rules.
  • Make sure the teams have the appropriate equipment and inspect both players and equipment for any issues.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Possess an attitude of serving the public, maintaining a calm nature during disagreements from both participants and spectators.
  • Possess good moral character at all times; during, before, and after games.
  • Must not be under the influence of any controlled substance by law.
  • Physically capable of moving during the game to correct positions to officiate the specified sport on the field or court in order to make the necessary observations and calls.
  • Possess the mental capacity to comprehend the rules of play and make quick decisions.
  • Good Vision: officials must be able to view violations and infractions accurately during gameplay.
  • Interpersonal and communication skills: officials must communicate the rules clearly in a non-confrontational manner.
  • Decision-making ability: officials must often make quick decisions on infractions and other calls.
  • Teamwork: officials work with others to come to a mutual decision on rulings, and contribute to the development and educational experience of the team members.
  • Must have participated in the sport to the extent that he/she knows rules and procedures appropriate to the specified sport.
  • Weekend availability is required for this position.

Interested candidates should contact Recreation Programs Manager, Mickey Bivens, at 870.260.0859.