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Recreation Assistant - Special Events

Manassas Park is an independent jurisdiction in Northern Virginia, approximately 30 miles southwest of Washington, DC. The city borders Prince William County and the City of Manassas. Manassas Park offers citizens an established community along with the prospects of significant future residential and commercial development. The desirable living features such as neighborliness and community pride in a small, progressive city environment add to the city’s charm.


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The City of Manassas Park, Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting applications for a Part-Time Recreation Assistant for Special Events. The Recreation Assistant for Special Events will help develop, program, implement and evaluate Parks and Recreation events in a comprehensive manner. The Recreation Assistant for Special Events will work with the marketing and recreation services division to develop and enhance department offerings, while adhering to City of Manassas Park employment standards. Work is performed under the general direction of the Recreation Specialist – Special Events.


The Recreation Assistant for Special Events is responsible for promoting, planning, scheduling, implementing and evaluating all department led special events. Recreation Assistant will work to enhance the city’s events and maintain the City’s/Department’s image through thoughtful and purposeful programming and administration. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may reach, climb, walk, stand, stoop, drive, balance or push to complete job task.  Employee may work in an office environment or outside in various weather conditions.  


Coordinates and facilitates special events for the City, including themes, concepts, and objectives in relation to organizational goals and City council initiatives.  

Plan, implement, manage, and evaluate department special events and work collaboratively with the Recreation Specialist – Special Events and Senior Recreation Specialist.  

Being professional, self-directed, motivated, and possess a creative approach to programming. 

Facilitate various sponsorship sale opportunities.

Long and short range planning and scheduling skills. 

Ability to establish and maintain good personal relations with other employees and the public.

Assist in the set up and break down of activities. 

Research and recommend opportunities for special events and community partnerships with outside organizations.

Assist in ensuring that the policies, goals, projects, and programs are completed in such a way as to provide the maximum level of enjoyment by patrons.

Coordinate the work activities of employees and volunteers at events.

Participate in the development of the budget for special events.

Present reports and outcomes of events to management team.

The following are the minimum qualifications to apply:

  • Knowledge of event planning methods and principles.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Availability to work weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record.
  • Skilled in prioritizing, organizing, and managing multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Skilled in preparing clear and concise reports, including oral, written, and audio/visual presentations.
  • Skilled in applying independent judgment, personal discretion, and resourcefulness in interpreting and applying guidelines.
  • Commitment to high quality execution and detail oriented.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Hourly range - $12.00 - $13.50 DOE. Expected hours between 25-29 per week.

If you are interested in becoming a member of our team, you must complete an application form and submit it to the City of Manassas Park, Human Resources Department, One Park Center Court, Manassas Park, VA 20111. (Resume accepted in lieu of application). 

You may obtain an employment application by going to the following link:

To be considered for the current hiring process you must have your application submitted to the Human Resources Department by Friday, August 6th, 2021.

The City of Manassas Park is committed to ensuring diversity in its workplace, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Valerie Dingler, PHR, SHRM-CP
Human Resources Manager
City Hall, One Park Center Court
Manassas Park, VA 20111
Fax: 703.335.0053
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Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Vickie Frisby
Payroll & Benefits Manager
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Human Resources Mission
To support the City’s strategic objectives by coordinating efforts in attracting, retaining and maximizing the potential of a customer-friendly, mission-focused workforce.