City of Fort Wayne

Rental Coordinator – Salomon Farm (Seasonal)

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Job Code: 2023012
Posted On: Monday, 13th February 2023
Category: Seasonal
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: Varies
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $17.00 - $19.00 per hour

Job Description:


Working under the direction of the Supervisor – Salomon Farm the incumbent coordinates the set-up, supervision, tear down and cleanup of scheduled special events, facility rentals, and other programs and activities as determined by the Manager. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Monitors activity during facility rentals, programs and events as assigned;
  • Schedules security and cleaning services for each event;
  • Open and close facilities;
  • Set- up and tear-down for events, programs and rentals as assigned;
  • Clean up after events, programs and rentals as assigned:
  • Meets and coordinates with other divisions within the department when necessary;
  • Completes and submits attendance and other reports as needed;
  • Locks and secures building at end of public hours or end of party;
  • Makes sure band or DJ and bartender shuts down in time and enforces closing hours;
  • Cleans up broken glass and extremely bad food spills;
  • Ensures renters take full sacks of garbage to dumpster and replaces cans with new liner;
  • Assesses damage at the end of a party and informs Supervisor of the renter's liability;
  • Reports grounds and facility issues to the Supervisor;
  • Contacts proper person in case of an emergency and takes corrective action to fix the problem;
  • Provides one-on-one coordination meetings and facility tour with renters prior to their rental;
  • Communicates with security staff as needed;
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the Salomon Farm Park staff and administrators, vendors, volunteers and the general public;
  • Greets caterers, vendors, security, and special event managers during rentals;
  • Cleans and re-stocks restrooms and facilities;
  • Collects and deposits rental and event fees;
  • Assists with events and programs;


  • Watches for unattended children running free and guests that get out of hand during parties;
  • Helps to assure everyone is out by closing;
  • Ensures that rental party signs the alcohol policy;
  • Participates in rental and wedding showcase events as assigned;
  • Keeps front walk clean;
  • Assists with animal care and other farm duties as assigned;
  • Performs other duties as assigned;


The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management.  If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor.  Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved. 


Security person and any additional staff needed for a rental.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Any combination of education/experience equivalent to a high school diploma.
  • Experience working in a recreational facility setting preferred. 


  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Knowledge of Parks & Recreation facilities and functions;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers and operating employees of the Parks & Recreation Department and the general public;
  • Ability to work within a flexible schedule including evening and weekend assignments.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before customers or employees of organization.  Contacts occur with the supervisor, departmental associates and the general public to give and receive factual information about the work.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Incumbent's work consists of moderately complex, relatively standardized tasks with the understanding and ability to make practical application of procedures that are directly relevant to the assigned duty such as meeting and coordinating with rental and program representatives utilizing park facilities. 

Incumbent makes choices and takes actions in performing a variety of relatively standardized assignments.  Errors in decision or work are either readily detected or corrected through supervisory review.  The supervisor's instructions are direct and detailed and will verify quality and accuracy at critical phases.


  • Maintains a valid Indiana Driver's License. 


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Applications may be submitted on-line at or using the City of Fort Wayne Human Resources Department computer kiosks located at Citizen’s Square, 1st Floor, 200 E. Berry Street, Fort Wayne IN between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.