Job, Request For Proposal,
and Volunteer Opportunities
Summer Seasonal Positions – Public Works
The City of Shorewood is accepting applications for Summer Seasonal positions in the Public Works Department. Duties include parks and municipal facilities ground maintenance, roadway and utility maintenance, and general manual labor. Work is 40 hours per week, M-F, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid MN driver’s license. H.S. diploma or GED required. Related experience preferred. Starting wage is up to $11.50 per hour, DOQ. Position open until filled, but first review of applications begins April 10, 2017 . Apply at City of Shorewood, 5755 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 55331, or download application. Completed applications can be emailed, or faxed: (952) 474-0128. For questions call (952) 960-7900.
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.
Park Commission Opening
There is one opening on the city park commission. The Park Commission serves as an advisory commission to the City Council on park and park programming issues. The Park Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month. This appointment expires February, 2019. Applications due April 3, 2017.
To apply for this volunteer position, please fill out an online application or send a letter of interest to the city by email, or by mail or in person to City of Shorewood, 5755 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 55331. For more information contact city hall, 952.960.7900.
Cable Commission Board
The city is currenently looking for a resident age 18+ to repesent Shorewood on the board of The Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission (LMCC). The LMCC oversees the cable franchise and the local public access television studio. All meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month, with the full committee meeting quarterly and the executive committee meeting eight times per year. Email City Hall or call 952.960.7900, for more informaion or to express interest.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
The Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission (LMCC)
The LMCC oversees the cable franchise and the local public access television studio. All meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month, with the full committee meeting quarterly and the executive committee meeting eight times per year.
- Excelsior Lake Minnetonka Chamber of Commerce
Excelsior-Lake Minnetonka Chamber Welcome Center, various hours and days available, located in downtown Excelsior.
- The Minnetonka Community Education (MCE) Services Advisory Council
This advisory board is open to District #276 residents. This board advises, promotes and supports community education programs, services and budgets. The board meets at 7 p.m. the second Thursday 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 email@example.com. A resume may be included but is not required.
Residents may find volunteer opportunities here:
- Minnehaha Creek Watershed District
- Riley Purgatory Bluff Creek Watershed District
- Hennepin County Boards
- Tonka Serves