Job, Request For Proposal,
and Volunteer Opportunities

Employment Opportunities:

Employment Application

Public Works Light Equipment Operator

Full description

The City of Shorewood is accepting applications for the position of full-time Light Equipment Operator in the Public Works Department.  The position performs manual, semi-skilled and skilled work as assigned in the maintenance and repair of the City’s streets, parks, buildings, and vehicles.  Minimum qualifications include H.S. Diploma or equivalent, and valid MN Class “A” CDL with Tanker Endorsement, or ability to obtain the CDL within eight months, must be in good physical condition and be able to work in varied work conditions for extended periods, and possess good mechanical and people skills.  Water and wastewater operator license desired.  Pay range is $24.66 to $30.08. The position is open until filled, but the first review of applications will begin on December 29, 2017. Call 952.960.7905 for more information.

Ice-Rink Attendants
Full description

The City of Shorewood is accepting applications for part-time Rink Attendants. Attendant positions are open to people 16 years of age and older and offers flexible hours in the afternoons, on weekends, and during winter break. The season generally runs mid-December through mid-February. For an application, stop by City Hall. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

South Lake Minnetonka Police Department
(Serving the cities of Excelsior, Greenwood, Shorewood & Tonka Bay)

The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department is accepting applications for a part-time Community Service Officer.   These positions provide support services to Patrol, Investigations, Administration, Crime Prevention and Animal Control.  Must also be willing to work some seasonal Park Patrol shifts.  Must have a high school diploma and possess a valid driver’s license.  Candidates will also be required to pass a background investigation. 

These are part-time positions that work a varied schedule of day, evening and weekend hours.  10-15 hours per week with a starting pay of $15.61 per hour.  Preference will be given to those enrolled in an accredited law enforcement program or having performed law enforcement volunteer work.

Please visit the website at for additional information and an application.  Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.


Job openings for many government entities may also be found on the League of Minnesota Cities web site.

The City of Shorewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Board Openings

To express interest in boards and commissions please fill out and submit our online form.

No local openings at this time.

Ongoing Opportunities:

  • Adopt a Garden
    Volunteer gardeners are sought to assist with city gardens. If you would like to learn more, or find the location of one of the gardens, please contact the city at 952.960.7900. This is a great project for neighborhoods, community organizations, families and individuals.

  • Arctic Fever
    The Arctic Fever Committee is looking for volunteers to work at various locations and events during the Arctic Fever Winter Festival, third weekend in January. For information or to volunteer contact, or call the city at 952.960.7900.

  • City Park and Planning Commissions:
    The city accepts letters of interest from residents for volunteer service on its Park and Planning Commissions. Typically, there are openings at the beginning of the year, with interviews with the City Council during January-February. Occasionally, openings become available at other times of the year.

    Both the Planning and Park Commissions act as an advisory board to the City Council, making recommendations on planning and zoning issues, or park and recreational needs of the city. The Planning Commission meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., and the Park Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Additional meetings are sometimes needed.

  • Community Organizations
    At various times of the year, the City of Shorewood seeks residents to represent the city on the board of various community organizations. These are volunteer appointments. Each representative is encouraged to provide a quarterly report to the City Council on the organization’s activities.

  • The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD)
    The LMCD reviews permits and licenses, such as special events, multiple docks and charter boats. The LMCD considers lake management issues, and other issues such as Eurasian Water milfoil and Zebra Mussels. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

For any of the volunteer positions listed above, interested residents should send a letter to the city at 5755 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 55331, or fax to 952-474-0128, or e-mail A resume may be included but is not required.

Other Organizations

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