Employment Application

Rock River Rapids accepts applications in the Spring of current Summer season! We invite you to join our team for the 2024 season.  

Rock River Rapids Job Fair for summer employment are March 7, 2024 or April 5, 2024 and April 26, 2024 from 6pm-9pm at the DRC.

Manager applications are due early January with interviews in February.

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Returning Rock River Rapids Employees should complete the returning employee form.  

New Employee Application or online (PDF) and at:

Derby Recreation Center
801 E Market
Derby, KS 67037

Mail the completed form to: 

Derby Recreation Commission
ATTN: RRR Employment
801 E Market
P.O. Box 324
Derby, KS 67037

Employee / Applicant Information

The Derby Recreation Commission (DRC) strives each year to hire the best staff possible. All members of the staff are held to very high standards. Hard work and dedication is expected from everyone that is a part of our team. Each staff member / employee is equally important to the ongoing success of the DRC.

Working at the Derby Aquatics Park is a seasonal position. This being so we want it to be understood we expect those being hired to work for the entire season. You have the opportunity to give us your availability and the hours per week you can commit to working before you are hired. This information needs to be as accurate as possible so we hire the appropriate number of staff.

Rock River Rapids will open to the public on Monday, Memorial Day. All staff must be certified in CPR, First Aid and Adult/Child AED prior to opening. Lifeguards will also need to be certified as a water park lifeguard. We will provide water park lifeguard training during our staff training week. Training for other aspects of the facility will begin up to two weeks before opening. Please keep this is mind and know you must be able to make it to all training days required for your job position in order to work at the facility.

Mission Statement

Inspire the highest quality of life through exceptional experiences.