Manager, Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead


Assistant Director, Parks and Recreation Services (429)


Parks and Recreation Services


Farmstead 5310








JOB SUMMARY STATEMENT: Performs administrative and supervisory support in the management and operation of the City's Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead. Develops and establishes Farmstead capital and maintenance improvement programs. Establishes and monitors operating and improvement budgets. Ensures health and safety of animals and visitors. Develops and implements operating policies and procedures necessary to operate the regional attraction of the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.


Manages the Farmstead to ensure high quality facilities and programs for the visitors. Inspects Farmstead conditions; establishes standard operating procedures; plans for future development..

Establishes and monitors Farmstead customer service that provides prompt, courteous, and efficient service. Provides high quality, educational and recreational experiences through enrichment programs. Evaluates and surveys operations. Implements positive modifications to services and programs.

Promotes public relations through community and private sector contacts, marketing efforts, and personal contact with facility users in order to determine the needs of the community. Represents the

Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead at community meetings and civic organization events.

Supervises full-time, part-time, temporary personnel, and volunteers. Recruits, trains, observes, and evaluates staff. Responsible for overall leadership climate and employee performance. Ensures compliance with City policies.

Establishes, organizes, and maintains Farmstead capital and maintenance improvement program. Prioritizes Farmstead improvements, budgets for improvements, and schedules and coordinates projects. Ensures compliance with the City's purchasing policy.

Prepares and monitors the annual operating budget for the facility. Maintains participation statistics for the purpose supporting long range planning and budgeting. Responsible for daily deposits; prepares revenue/expense reports; establishes fees and charges to meet cost recovery goals; and reports on activities and services.

Collaborates with facility maintenance staff to assure proper cleaning, maintenance and safety at the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead. Maintains supply and equipment inventories.

Develops and implements contracts and agreements for the Farmstead events, operations and projects.

Required to participate and manage the facility in accordance with the City's Emergency Operations Policy.

Coordinates and provides staff support to the Arts and Recreation Foundation of Overland Park (ARFOP) and the Friends of the Farmstead (FOF). Research and develop grants to be presented for consideration to the members.

The employee must work the days and hours necessary to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks. Must be available (especially during regular business hours or shifts) to communicate with subordinates, supervisors, customers, vendors and any other persons or organization with which interaction is required to accomplish work and employer goals.

The employee must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.



Bachelor's degree in Parks and Recreation, Hospitality, Tourism, Wildlife Management, Event Management, Public Administration, or a related field.

Master's degree in Parks and Recreation, Hospitality, Tourism, Wildlife Management, Event Management, Public Administration, or a related field preferred.

Possession of appropriate, valid driver's license.

Must maintain an insurable driving record.


Two years of experience in supervision of personnel.

Five years of experience in public or event management.


Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Organizational skills.

Good listening skills.

Computer skills, word processing, spreadsheets, desktop publishing and database.

Manual dexterity.

Basic math and accounting skills.

Presentation skills.

Basic mechanical skills.

Basic construction skills.


Ability to read and comprehend City, state and federal regulations.

Ability to analyze complex problems and recommend possible solutions.

Ability to work under distracting conditions.

Ability to prioritize work.

Mechanical aptitude.

Ability to train and guide others.

Ability to exhibit sound judgement.

Ability to recognize and comprehend confidential information.

Ability to compute basic math and apply basic accounting procedures.

Ability to exhibit diplomacy and judgement when dealing with City employees and the general public.


Ability to make and receive phone calls.

Ability to operate City vehicles and equipment.

Ability to lift 50 pounds and transport 25 feet.

Ability to stand, lift, bend, push, pull, and walk for extended periods of time.

Exposure to extreme environmental conditions.

Exposure to chemical liquids, powders and fumes.

Visual acuity to identify turf and animal variations and abnormal conditions.

Ability to operate various office equipment such as copier, printers, and personal computer.



Supervisor, Maintenance & Construction, Supervisor, Animal Care, Supervisor, Educational Programs, Supervisor, Concession Operations, Supervisor, Volunteer Program, Supervisor, Public Programs.


Full-time, part-time, temporary and volunteer staff.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.