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The City of Manhattan is proud to join with Kansas HRePartners, an association of employers pooling their resources to provide convenient access to information and excellent service to our customers. The City of Manhattan and Kansas HRePartners are proud to be Equal Opportunity Employers.

Once you register, you can submit your eApplication for any regular position that comes available with any Kansas  HRePartners member (Seasonal applicants - see below). You may also customize your eApplication by pasting in your cover letter, résumé, or other information. You will be able to update your eApplication information at any time.

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All new hires must successfully complete a pre-employment background check. In addition, a drug screening and/or physical performance assessment may be required. Criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify you from employment, but will be considered in relation to the position you are seeking.

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MARKETING COORDINATOR          (Regular Full-Time)             
Starting Rate: $15.12/hr.

Position Purpose: The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for developing and administering marketing, public awareness and education surrounding the Flint Hills Discovery Center. The candidate will be responsible for writing press releases; maintaining communication with media and journalism outlets; design branded promotional materials; public relations and outreach activities; website maintenance and social media marketing; special event planning; and other administrative tasks.

Requirements: Excellent verbal communication and writing skills; ability to maintain effective relationships with staff, volunteers, education/tourism partners and media outlet representatives. Implement comprehensive marketing plans for exhibits, programs and events. Design and post branded social media content and prepare analytical analysis reports. Create, maintain and update website content and monitor site visits using Google Analytics. Use public speaking skills to speak on camera and radio. Participate in community/regional outreach events. Project courteous and professional public image. 

Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite and design software including Adobe Illustrator. Minimum of two years marketing experience. Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds. Maintain valid Kansas driver’s license. Regular full-time position (40 hours per week) reports to the FHDC Development Officer.

Online application required (above).
Any additional application materials to .

First Review of Applications: 9/26/2014                         Provisional Closing Date: 10/3/2014

ELECTRICIAN I                     ELECTRICIAN II                                    (Full-time)                
Pay Ranges: Electrician I  $18.95 to $29.97          Electrician II  $22.92 to $36.34

Position Purpose: Contributes to the overall mission of the City and Public Works Department by evaluating electrical problems and making repairs as needed; installs new electrical services and equipment as required. Recommends to department or division heads courses of action in situations requiring outside electrical contract services. The Electrician I/II installs and maintains electrical equipment at the Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants, well fields, pump stations, sports complexes, swimming pools, airport runways, streetscape lighting banks, traffic signals, lift stations, and many other City-owned facilities. 

Experience Required:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Electrician I must hold or obtain, and maintain, a valid Journeyman Electrician Certificate issued by the City of Manhattan; Electrician II must hold or obtain, and maintain, a valid Master Electrician Certificate issued by the City of Manhattan. Valid Kansas driver’s license.    

First Review of Applications: 10/01/14

PUBLIC PROGRAM COORDINATOR    (Full-Time Exempt)          Flint Hills Discovery Center
Salary Range:  $41,371.20 - $65,499.20

The Public Program Coordinator position engages and educates the public on the FHDC’s mission to "inspire people to celebrate, explore, and care for the Flint Hills" through the development, delivery and assessment of varied public programs to a diverse range of audiences that showcase the last stand of the tallgrass prairie in the Flint Hills of Kansas and the Osage Hills of Oklahoma. 

The Public Program Coordinator is responsible for the successful development/planning, implementation and evaluation of all Flint Hills Discovery Center’s educational, interpretive and public programming offerings in an indoor and outdoor programmatic setting. Programs can be conducted for groups or individuals such as preschool to university students, academics, tourists, scout groups, 4-H clubs, civic and senior groups.

The Coordinator will supervise, train and schedule two full-time Education Specialists. The Public Program Coordinator is an integral member of FHDC’s leadership team reporting to the Director.

Online application required — additional application materials to .

First Review of Applications:  9/12/2014                     Provisional Closing Date: 9/23/2014

     Regular Part-Time Positions  (partial benefit eligible)    
ACTIVITY LEADER                    (Regular Part-Time) 
Starting Rate: $12.47/hr

Position Purpose: Develop, implement and supervise recreational activities, issue recreational equipment, and secure the Douglass Community Center buildings and grounds to ensure a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for center patrons.

Experience Required: High school diploma or equivalent and enrollment or coursework in an accredited college or university majoring in recreation or a related field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience providing the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Knowledge of equipment and facilities used in recreational events and activities. The ability to assist in developing and facilitating recreational programs designed to fulfill the needs of the community; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, municipal officials and the general public; valid driver’s license.

                                 Afternoons, evenings, and weekends - - -  Regular Part-Time 20 hours per week.

First Review of Applications: 9/29/2014

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Temporary / Seasonal Positions (Non-benefit eligible)

SEASONAL LABORER–WATER DEPARTMENT                               (
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Starting Wage:  $9.00 - $10.00 DOQ
Up to 40 Hours Per Week. Meters, water distribution; plumbing or water line experience a plus.     

Starting Salary: $9.25/hr
Position Description: Event support duties include but not limited to setup and breakdown of tables, chairs, and other items at events; cleaning and trash removal; and interacting with clients and guests in a courteous, professional manner. Hours are variable, mostly weekday late afternoon and evenings and all day weekends. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and move furniture. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.                                      Open Until Filled

Starting Wage: $8.75/hr.
Approximately 3:45-5:15 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays

                                                                                                      Use Seasonal Application                           

Starting Salaries: $7.25/hr to $16.00/hour, pending position and qualifications.

Position Listing: Flag Football Referees, Officials and Chain Gangs; Youth Soccer Referees and Officials; Program/Facility Supervisors (Flag Football & Soccer); Youth and Adult Volleyball Officials; Intramural Basketball Officials, Supervisors and Scorekeepers; Adult and Wildcat League Basketball Official; Youth Basketball Scorekeepers and Referees; Softball Umpires, Scorekeepers and Program Supervisors; Facility Supervisors; Program Supervisors and Scorekeepers; Youth and Adult Volleyball Scorekeepers; Ice Rink Attendants; Ice Skating Instructors; Ice Hockey Instructor; and Homeschool P.E. Instructor.
Special Requirements: Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Prior seasonal employees are encouraged to re-apply.         

Closing Date: Applications accepted until positions are filled

                                                             Seasonal Applications Can Be Sent to: 

Seasonal positions ONLY, please follow the link to download an application

If the position you are interested in is currently unavailable, complete a Job Interest Form. We will log your interest and notify you when/if the position begins accepting applications within six (6) months of receiving your form (exception: Firefighter/Student Firefighter interest information is kept for one (1) year).

To view a list of the position titles the City employs and their corresponding wages, please view our current 2014 Salary Ordinance.

                                                                  Employee Benefits Brochure 2014