Job, Request For Proposal,
and Volunteer Opportunities

Employment Opportunities:

Public Works Utility Operator

The City of Shorewood is accepting applications for the position of full-time Utility 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 water, wastewater, storm sewer utilities, and streets.  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 a valid Class SC Wastewater License and valid Class C Water license.  2018 pay range is $25.78 to $31.20.  The position is open until filled, but the first review of applications will begin on August 2, 2018. See the job description and application, or call Greg Lerud, Shorewood City Administrator at (952) 960-7900 with any questions. Completed applications can be mailed to:  City of Shorewood, 5755 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 55331.


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.

Commission Openings

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

No local openings at this time.

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.

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.
  • 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

Residents may find volunteer opportunities here:

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