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Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Director – Kettering, OH

Website The City of Kettering, OH


The City of Kettering is seeking an experienced leader with diverse knowledge in administering parks, recreation and cultural arts services with proven enthusiastic leadership of a multifaceted team through growth and change.


The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts (PRCA) Director leads and administers the operation of an accredited and gold medal award winning department that includes parks, recreation and cultural arts services, facilities and programs. The Director is also responsible for planning and supervising all parks, recreation and cultural arts activities, including budgeting, construction, maintenance and repair of a variety of facilities, parks, swimming pools and other properties.


The PRCA Director ensures that department and program objectives are accomplished by leading administrative and supervisory personnel. The Director is also responsible for developing general policies and objectives, as necessary.




Kettering, Ohio, is an innovative City known for its outstanding amenities. Kettering is home to beautiful neighborhoods and green spaces, as well as flourishing businesses. Approximately 18.7 square miles and home to 57,862 people, Kettering is the second largest City in Montgomery County perfectly situated near metropolitan Dayton.




The City of Kettering operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Seven Council representatives are elected to four-year terms on a non-partisan basis, one from each of the four districts, two at large, and the Mayor who serves at-large.


Kettering’s government is known for its stability. The City’s seventh City manager was appointed in 2023, replacing the former who held the position for 16 years; and, the organization has approximately 790 full-time and part-time employees. The PRCA Director reports to the Assistant City Manager and leads a team of approximately 400 employees.





Interested candidates for this outstanding career opportunity should submit a cover letter and detailed resume to:

Gregory B. Horn, Partner Management Advisory Group, LLC.  Electronic submissions are preferred via email to

Application deadline is June 21, 2024. Please contact Greg Horn at 937-478-6385 with

questions. The City of Kettering, Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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