Derby Recreation Commission   DERBY, KS   Full-time     Education
Posted on June 3, 2022

About the Derby Recreation Commission:

The DRC was created through a joint resolution between the City of Derby and Derby School Board approved by the voters of USD 260 in April of 1980. The Derby Recreation Commission is an autonomous governmental body governed by a five-member board. The board is appointed by the City of Derby (two members) the school board (two members) and an at-large appointment. 

 The Derby Recreation Commission operates the Derby Recreation Center, the Oaklawn Activity Center, and the Hubbard Arts Center. The DRC manages Rock River Rapids aquatic center, assist in the maintenance and rentals of High Park and Derby ballfields, maintains a bus/van fleet, and assist with various community projects. 

 The DRC offers more than 1300 programs and special activities annually. This includes a broad-spectrum including fitness, arts, sports, aquatics, culinary, special populations, and youth and adult recreation activities. It employs 28 full-time employees as well as 350 plus seasonal and part-time employees. 

The DRC offers its full time employees a comprehensive benefit package including: 

  • Full paid medical and dental plan for single or family. ($3,500/$7,000 deductible and coinsurance, $100/month surcharge for spouse with coverage option ) Option to pay premiums for lower deductibles.
  • Vacation
  • Sick leave 
  • Participation in state pension plan (KPERS)
  • Matching Deferred Comp Program
  • Free family membership and classes
  • Flexible Spending Account Program. 
  • Wellness program with $500 in FSA incentives
  • Cell phone allowance for full time staff.
  • Paid parental leave

Who We Are Looking For:

 The Kitchen at the Hubbard Arts Center has been cooking up healthy, fun, and unique programs for two years, and we are looking to add, grow, and build our culinary arts program! Are you a multi-tasker, motivated, detail orientated person with a passion for creating programs and serving others? If this is you, then you may be just who we are looking for! This is a part time position of up to 30 hours per week and will be eligible for the state pension plan KPERS. The Culinary Arts Coordinator will have significant input into the future of our culinary arts program and will have the opportunity to grow professionally as the program grows.  

 What Winning as a Culinary Arts Coordinator Looks Like:

  • The Culinary Arts Coordinator will develop, plan, administer, promote and supervise all youth and adult culinary arts programs. 
  • Responsible for training and supervision of all culinary arts instructors and volunteers.
  • Work with Supervisors and Marketing Director in planning and implementing various marketing strategies. Produce accurate and timely material for the production of quarterly program guide. 
  • Promote youth and adult culinary arts programs to the community through oral presentations and written communication.        
  • Keep adequate records pertaining to attendance, budget, registration fees, etc. 
  • Prepare annual budget and equipment needs for culinary arts programs.
  • Carry out all other duties assigned by the Art Director. 

 Skills Needed to Win as a Culinary Arts Coordinator:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to implement high quality programming.
  • Reliable, hardworking, detail oriented individual.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Energetic, creative individual with strong interpersonal skills. 

Please send resume and cover letter C/O Derek Smith at


Essential Job Requirements: Must be 18 and have a valid driver’s license. Two years previous experience in management and/or instructing culinary arts. Need to have the ability to see, hear and move about. Must possess an audible voice for communication and ability to lift light equipment. Will at times require work on evenings and weekends. Should maintain a CPR/AED and First Aid certification. Must be able to pass a criminal background check.