Employment Opportunities

View current openings and online application.

The DRC hires for various positions all year round. Hiring is especially heavy in the March-April time frame as numerous summer positions are filled. 

The DRC offers fitness classes and sports leagues throughout the year. If you have background in sports or fitness instruction we are always interested in talking about upcoming sessions. Please contact Derek Smith or upload a resume using our employment page.  

The DRC conducts background checks for all employees and volunteers in accordance with its Child Safety Policy. Prospective employees must pass a background check as a condition of employment.  


Please download aquatics application and forward to Derek Smith or Aquatics staff at the Derby Recreation Center. 801 East Market, Derby KS 67037. There is no need to complete an online application for aquatics positions. Paper applications are available at the Recreation Center.

All other candidates can complete an online application or complete a regular application and forward to Derek Smith at the Derby Recreation Center. 

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Rock River Rapids Job Fair for summer 2021 employment at the water park.  All job fairs will be held at the DRC.

  • March 11: 6:00pm - 9:00pm for Lifeguard staff
  • March 30 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm for Guest Services / Maintenance staff
  • April 13: 6:00pm - 9:00pm for Lifeguards

Manager applications are due by January 22 with interviews the week of
February 22-26.


Want to be a lifeguard at Rock River Rapids? Take a Certified class from the Derby Recreation Commission and the American Red Cross. 

Classes coming up:
March 12-16

Lifeguard brochure goes into more detail here.

Any questions, contact Donita.

Please call 788-3781 with any questions.