New Traffic alert – Charles St from Lincolnway East to Vistula Rd restricted to thru traffic. (6/4-8/16) Access to Twin Branch Park and parking lot is open. NIPSCO has also notified the City of Mishawaka that a very necessary and immediate repair/maintenance is going to take place on their 16″ Steel Pipeline on southbound 331.  There will be partial lane closure southbound 331 starting Wednesday, 6/5/2024 on 331 near Dragoon Trail and Dragoon Trail will be closed west of 331 (1,600 feet) for excavation.  The work may take longer than five days to complete. It will most likely take crews five days to repair the line with additional days to do inspection and clean up/restore the excavation area. NIPSCO is looking at closer to being in that area for two weeks.    
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Special Events Program Assistant

Website City of Mishawaka

JOB TITLE: Special Events Program Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Parks Department
SALARY: $13.50 – $14.00 per hour
HOURS: Various


The Special Events Program Assistant is responsible for assisting with promotion, development, and execution of Mishawaka Parks & Recreation’s special events & activities. This position is responsible for assisting in representing the Parks Department at Park functions. The ideal candidate possesses a strong work ethic, the capacity to prioritize tasks and work on a variety of projects with competing deadlines. Candidates should have the ability be adaptable to new situations, ideas, and challenges, and must be able to take initiative and work proactively. Must be self-motivated and work well as part of a supportive team. This position is a part-time position with flexible work hours; the work schedule depends on need – events, activities, promotions, etc.


MUST be able to work all previously scheduled event dates.

Assists with the implementation of events

Assists with set up and break down for events and programs

Assists Special Events and Activities Director as needed

Uses knowledge in relevant field to suggest improvements to current special events

Promote and advertise programs and events

Answer telephone, direct calls, relay information to callers, vendors, volunteers, etc.

Make phone contacts to secure program volunteers

Foster and grow relationships with local businesses and organizations

Assists in the organization of Parks materials and storage areas

Work evenings and weekends as needed


Assists in the Parks Program office as needed.

Able to distribute materials and instructions as needed.

Responsibly represents the Parks department and City of Mishawaka.


Reports directly to and has regular communication with Special Events and Activities Director.

Assists Special Events and Activities Director with events and activities.


Due to the structure of the facility work force, aside from the administrative tasks, the Assistant must be fully capable of operating the following equipment:
-Hand tools                  -Low-speed vehicles such as golf carts or gators

-Office Equipment       -Mechanical Equipment


Reach with hands and arms

Use hands to operate tools or controls

Sit, climb, balance, stoop, crouch

Frequently lift or move 50 pounds

Talk and hear

Occasionally lift or move 100 pounds

Lift and move objects without assistance


In general, we are exposed to varied temperatures and weather conditions.  Equal proportion of time spent indoors and outdoors. Outdoor work depends on weather conditions.  Flexible schedule required.  Must be able to work early mornings, nights, weekends and holidays.  Must be able to work all previously scheduled event dates at the time of hiring. Off-season hours are minimal.


Must be proactive and able to work independently

Must possess good public relations, communications, reading and writing skills.

Ability to develop long-range plans and to accurately evaluate work accomplished.

Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with employees, coworkers and public.

Must accept supervision and responsibility.

Excellent digital literacy skills. Must be proficient in utilizing all forms of social media, as well as platforms such as Canva, Sling, etc.


A degree-seeking or earning student interested in learning on the job training relating to the field of tourism, events management, leisure studies, recreation, communication, psychology, sociology, environmental studies, or a related field

Proven experience to lead, manage programs, and volunteers.

Strong oral and written communication skills required

Valid driver’s license

First Aid, CPR, AED Certification-Adult and Child


Resumes/applications may be submitted via email, fax, regular mail, or in person to:
Human Resources
City of Mishawaka
100 Lincolnway West
Mishawaka, Indiana 46544
Fax: (574) 254-0197

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