Recreation Supervisor (Marketing)

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Job Summary

The Recreation Supervisor works closely with Milwaukee Recreation’s marketing team to maintain effective two-way communication with all internal and external stakeholders. The marketing team functions as a full-service, in-house public relations & advertising agency. As such, the department’s entire staff relies on the team to ensure accurate and timely dissemination of information related to program offerings, policies, and announcements.

This position focuses on the coordination and production of graphic designs while providing general marketing support related to photography, video production, social media, public relations, and community engagement.  The position requires general knowledge of marketing principles and practices with a primary emphasis on visual communications.  The successful candidate will support all marketing initiatives for Milwaukee Recreation and the Milwaukee City Conference.

Salary Range: $60,209 – $86,470

Other Information

As of November 1, 2021, all MPS employees are required to be fully vaccinated.  The health and safety of our staff and students is our number one priority.  That’s why all offers of employment are contingent on the candidate showing proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (currently one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) to pass the pre-employment requirements.  Individuals with medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an accommodation from the vaccine requirement.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university in marketing, communications, advertising, or public relations.  A combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in the development and administration of design and marketing plans/projects.
  • Proficiency with software commonly used in print, web, and video production.  Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud strongly preferred.


  • Works closely with Milwaukee Recreation’s multidisciplinary marketing team to complete design projects for the department while coordinating and collaborating with various internal and external vendors, stakeholders, and partners.
  • Works with the marketing team to follow and build upon the style/branding guides for Milwaukee Recreation. Ensures visual communications are aligned with brand strategy and standards by providing design review and oversight.
  • Maintains and updates existing design projects, producing high-quality designs that align with brand standards.
  • Performs research to generate ideas, share concepts, and review best industry practices.
  • Applies design principles and strategy to create human-centered graphics and layouts for a range of print and digital media.
  • Works with supervisor to execute concepts by studying information and materials provided by Milwaukee Recreation staff.
  • Manages the creative design process from concept to completion.
  • Illustrates concepts by submitting rough layouts of art and copy for approval before proceeding with final designs.
  • Proofreads to produce accurate, high-quality work.
  • Completes projects by working closely with a range of District staff.
  • Develops complete design systems that unite Milwaukee Recreation programs with brand standards and project goals.
  • Manages communications, executes design revisions, and maintains file system for all design projects.
  • Develops and implements individualized marketing/communications campaigns to meet the specific needs of Milwaukee Recreation.
  • Supports storytelling efforts in various mediums to promote Milwaukee Recreation’s services.
  • Captures and edits photos & videos to showcase programs and represent the diversity of participants, staff, and programs.
  • Assists with Milwaukee Recreation activities as needed.
  • Serves on various community or department committees as required and/or assigned.
  • Actively supports the MPS Five Priorities for Success.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Milwaukee Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, activities, facilities, employment, or educational opportunities on the basis of a person’s sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. Reasonable accommodations requested by qualified individuals with disabilities will be made in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

In accordance with Wisconsin Statutes, every applicant for a position with Milwaukee Public Schools will be subject to the open records law.  Any applicant not wishing to have his/her identity released, must submit a written statement to that effect to the Office of Human Resources.  The identities of all “final candidates” may be released.  Milwaukee Public Schools reserves the right to interview the best qualified candidates.

Administrative applications for the following position are being accepted by the Office of Human Resources by 11:59 pm on Thursday, August 1, 2024A current resume must be attached to the completed application.  If you are selected for the next stage of the interview process, you will be asked to provide three electronic professional references. Appointment is subject to a criminal background check, a drug/alcohol test and credential verification. Non-MPS employees must submit official transcripts confirming Degrees. No applications will be accepted after the deadline date and time.

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