Employment and volunteer opportunities


Job openings for many local government entities may be found on the League of Minnesota Cities website.

The City of Shorewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current City of Shorewood Employment Opportunities:

Position: Summer/Seasonal full or part-time public works
Salary: $15/hour
Application deadline: ongoing until filled

City of Shorewood is accepting applications for seasonal employment in the public works department.  Work includes performing manual labor as assigned in the maintenance and repair of the city’s streets, parks, buildings and vehicles.  Positions are up to 40-hours per week; part-time is available.  Applicants must be at least sixteen years old, eighteen and older preferred.  A valid driver’s license is required.

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Completed applications can be returned to city hall, or emailed to HR@ci.shorewood.mn.us.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position is open until filled.  Call 952.960.7900 with any questions.  

Position Title: Lead Supervisor
Public Works Department

Salary: $33.27 – $41.58 Per Hour
Application Deadline: 06/3/2022

Job Summary: The Lead Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of public works personnel who are responsible for streets, utilities, and parks operations and maintenance.    Minimum qualifications include an H.S. Diploma or equivalent, and valid MN Class “A” CDL with Tanker Endorsement, a minimum of six years of experience in a municipal public works department, or eight years of similar work in the private sector, including three years of supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have a proven track record to build positive working relationships.    

Please submit application materials to Shorewood Human Resources Department at  HR@ci.shorewood.mn.us or call 952.960.7900. 

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Position: Light Equipment Operator – Shop Technician
Public Works Department

Salary: $28.39 – $34.48 Per Hour
Application Deadline: 06/3/2022

Job Summary: The Light Equipment Operator – Shop Technician performs manual, semi-skilled and skilled work as assigned in the operation and maintenance of city vehicles and equipment.  Minimum qualifications include H.S. Diploma or equivalent, and valid MN Class “A” CDL with Tanker Endorsement, two years of vehicle maintenance experience desired, must be able to work in varied work conditions for extended periods, and possess good mechanical and people skills. 

Please submit application materials to Shorewood Human Resources Department at  HR@ci.shorewood.mn.us or call 952.960.7900

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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, the third weekend in January. For information or to volunteer contact tgrout@ci.shorewood.mn.us, 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 Watermilfoil 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 meets 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 
    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. on the second Thursday of each month.
  • Shorewood Parks Foundation
    A 501c3 organization that raises money for Shorewood parks and programs, decides on where to donate the money raised. The organization also serves as a 501c3 grant recipient for city park programs. This growing foundation is open to all Shorewood residents. It meets according to member schedules three times per year or as needed.
  • Shorewood recycling committee
    Help with education programming, etc. Any resident with a strong interest in recycling, sustainability or the environment is encouraged to join. Meetings are arranged as the committee sees a need and works with the schedules of participants. Call the city, 952.960.7900, or send an email of interest.

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 cityhall@ci.shorewood.mn.us. A resume may be included but is not required.

Other Organizations

Residents may find volunteer opportunities here: