Job, Request For Proposal,
and Volunteer Opportunities

Employment Opportunities:

Job openings for many government entities may also be found on the League of Minnesota Cities web site.

The City of Shorewood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Openings

Light Equipment Operator
Job Description

The City of Shorewood is accepting applications for the position of Light Equipment Operator in the Public Works Department.  The position performs manual, semi-skilled and skilled work as assigned in the maintenance and repair of the City’s streets, parks, buildings, and vehicles.  Minimum qualifications include H.S. Diploma or equivalent, and valid MN Class “A” CDL with Tanker Endorsement, or ability to obtain the CDL within eight months, must be in good physical condition and be able to work in varied work conditions for extended periods, and possess good mechanical and people skills.  Water and wastewater operator license desired.  Pay range is $23.94 to $29.20. The deadline for applications is 4:30 p.m., March 3, 2016.  Visit the City’s website at for the job description and application, or call (952) 960-7905.


Planning Director
Job Description

The City of Shorewood (pop. 7,500) is accepting applications for Planning Director to oversee the city’s planning and building departments. Shorewood is predominately a residential community located on the south shore of Lake Minnetonka.  Position is responsible for development, administration, and implementation of the comprehensive plan, as well as revising ordinances pertaining to land use and zoning.  Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning or related field, and three years of related municipal or consulting work required; master’s degree preferred.  Starting salary DOQ but anticipated to be mid- $80s.  Position is open until filled, but first review of applications will begin February 24.  Applications are available at Shorewood City Hall, 5755 Country Club Road, 952.960.790 or online.

Commission and Board Openings

Planning Commission
There are currently openings available on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission serves as an advisory commission to the City Council on planning and development issues. The Planning Commission meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. A tentative second meeting is scheduled for the third Tuesday as needed.

Park Commission
There are openings on the city park commission. The Park Commission serves as an advisory commission to the City Council on park and park programming issues. The Park Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month.
Board Appointments

Currently, Shorewood is seeking a representative to serve on the Lake Minnetonka Communication Commission board

To apply for any of these volunteer positions, please fill out an online application, or send a letter of interest to the city by email,, or by mail or in person to City of Shorewood, 5755 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 55331. For more information contact city hall, 952.960.7900.

Cable Commission Board

The city is currenently looking for a resident age 18+ to repesent Shorewood on the board of The Lake Minnetonka Communications Commission (LMCC). The LMCC oversees the cable franchise and the local public access television studio. All meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month, with the full committee meeting quarterly and the executive committee meeting eight times per year. Email Jean Panchyshyn, City Clerk, or call 952.960.7911, for more informaion or to express interest.

Ongoing Opportunities:

  • Adopt a Garden
    Volunteer gardeners are sought to assist with city gardens. If you would like to learn more, or find the location of one of the gardens, please contact the city at 952.960.7900. This is a great project for neighborhoods, community organizations, families and individuals.

  • Arctic Fever
    The Arctic Fever Committee is looking for volunteers to work at various locations and events during the Arctic Fever Winter Festival, third weekend in January. For information or to volunteer contact, or call the city at 952.960.7900.

  • City Park and Planning Commissions:
    The city accepts letters of interest from residents for volunteer service on its Park and Planning Commissions. Typically, there are openings at the beginning of the year, with interviews with the City Council during January-February. Occasionally, openings become available at other times of the year.

    Both the Planning and Park Commissions act as an advisory board to the City Council, making recommendations on planning and zoning issues, or park and recreational needs of the city. The Planning Commission meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., and the Park Commission meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Additional meetings are sometimes needed.

  • Community Organizations
    At various times of the year, the City of Shorewood seeks residents to represent the city on the board of various community organizations. These are volunteer appointments. Each representative is encouraged to provide a quarterly report to the City Council on the organization’s activities.

  • The Lake Minnetonka Conservation District (LMCD)
    The LMCD reviews permits and licenses, such as special events, multiple docks and charter boats. The LMCD considers lake management issues, and other issues such as Eurasian Water milfoil and Zebra Mussels. Meetings are at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

For any of the volunteer positions listed above, interested residents should send a letter to the city at 5755 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 55331, or fax to 952-474-0128, or e-mail A resume may be included but is not required.

Other Organizations

Residents may find volunteer opportunities here:

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