The City of Elkhart is an equal opportunity employer and Drug Free workplace.  We E-Verify!

Applications may be completed at the Municipal Annex Building, 201 S. Second St. during normal business hours.  Resumes/Applications may be sent to the same address or via e-mail to nancy.nellans@coei.org.  Applications are kept on file for 12 months.  Job seekers with applications on file are encouraged to check this website for openings and contact us if interested in any posted job.

Full-Time Openings

1.  Dispatcher, 911 Communications Center; Up to $21.68/hour

Receives in-coming emergency and non-emergency calls for assistance, dispatches appropriate emergency response units, and coordinates communications with and for police, fire, emergency management agency, and other public safety agencies. Applications are accepted year-round for vacancies as they become available.

To apply, complete Dispatcher Application below.

Dispatcher Job Description

2.  Superintendent, Parks and Recreation; up to $73,043/salary 

The Parks and Recreation Department is one of the many essential services provided by the City of Elkhart. Today, Elkhart’s parks system is made up of over 30 parks, including expansive greenspaces, playground equipment, trails, indoor/outdoor pavilions, ice and water parks, and a softball complex.

These amenities play an important role in the City’s quality of place and are increasingly tied to economic vitality, serving as a recruitment tool for future residents and employers.

The City of Elkhart is looking for a qualified and collaborative individual to serve as Park Superintendent. This person must provide a vision for the department that emphasizes the combined social, health, and economic benefits of a strong parks system. This individual would manage all activities and functions of the Department including all parks and aquatics facilities, recreation and athletic programs, special events, and community outreach.

The job entails a number of tasks and duties, which involve broad functions and processes of an administrative and professional nature, requiring decision-making and analysis. The position requires regular contact with City officials, employees, and community members in situations which require considerable tact and judgment.

The position is responsible for providing clear and organized structure that allows the department to grow and provide exceptional recreational services to the community. Incumbent is also responsible for cultivating a department that thrives on innovation, teamwork, efficiency, and fun.

Salary $60,000 - $73,043 depending on experience, plus full medical, dental insurance, paid holidays, vacation and PTO.  See job description for more detail and position requirements.

Superintendent Job Description

For additional information or to forward a resume, please contact:

Traci Dawson, Human Resources Department Head

(574) 296-9167 (office)


Part-Time/Permanent Openings

1.  The Lerner Theatre

Box Office Clerk, Stage Tech, Usher

To apply, complete General Application below.

Part-Time/Seasonal Openings

1.  Parks and Recreation - Winter (Dec - Mar)

Apprx. 15-20 seasonal positions related to NIBCO Water & Ice Park operations.

To apply, complete Parks and Recreation - Winter Application below.

2.  Buildings and Grounds  - Summer 

Apprx. 15 seasonal positions for grounds crew, construction, and forestry.

To apply, complete Buildings and Grounds Application below.

3.  Street Department - Summer 

Apprx. 12 seasonal positions for mowing crew, concrete, and laborer.

To apply, complete General Application below.

Volunteer Opportunities

1.  Emergency Management

Make this an opportunity to get out in the community, enhance your resume, get away from the same shows on multiple cable/satellite channels rerunning over and over and over. . . and be the "somebody" who does something.  Emergency Management Volunteers serve the Elkhart Community in variety of civic needs.  Assignments include traffic coordination at events, natural and other disaster response, supportive duties for the police and fire departments, and much more.  For more information call 574-970-7996. 

To apply, complete Emergency Management Application below.

Send All Applications To:

City of Elkhart

Human Resources

201 S. Second St.

Elkhart, IN 46516

or email nancy.nellans@coei.org 


City of Elkhart Applications

General Application


Safety Officer

Buildings and Grounds

Parks and Recreation - Winter Application

Parks and Recreation - Summer Application

Emergency Management


Contact Us

Nancy Nellans,
Office Manager

201 S Second St
Elkhart, IN 46516
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  • Fax:  (574) 296-7541
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