APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

The Community Park District of La Grange Park provides a wide range of exciting recreational opportunities and maintains 6 park sites ( total 23.1 acres) for the benefit of our community. The Community Park District was created in 1944 and grew out of the volunteer-based Citizen Committee for Recreation and public enthusiasm for recreation programs and services and a healthy spirit of volunteerism remains prominent characteristics of the park district today.

Our small and dedicated team strives to create opportunities for our community to build stronger bonds and live healthy, active, and fun lives! To achieve this, our staff and board value professional development, work/life synergy, the pursuit of excellence, fairness, and fun. The Community Park District offers an extremely generous benefits package that includes medical, life, and supplemental insurances, IMRF Pension Plan, tuition reimbursement, program privileges, and more!


Full-Time Positions
Recreation, Facilities and Safety Manager

The Recreation, Facilities and Safety Manager is an exempt full-time position that oversees facility maintenance, manages park, field, and facility rentals, administers youth and adult sports programs, leagues, events, fitness programming, and the ADA Transition Plan for the Community Park District. The position also serves as the district safety coordinator and is responsible for general safety and risk management concerns relating to all agency operations. The position can at times exceed 40 hours of work per week and nights and/or weekends may be required to supervise or attend evening or weekend programs, meetings and events.

Salary starts at $40,000+ DOQ. This is an IMRF position with a generous compensation package that includes health insurance, professional development/continuing education opportunities, and eleven paid holidays. 

This position reports to the executive director. To apply, please send a completed job application, resume, and cover letter to Theresa Jackson at tjackson@communityparkdistrict.org. 

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APPLICATION FOREMPLOYMENT




Now Hiring Part-Time Seasonal Positions!

Seasonal Camp Counselor - Part-time

Under the supervision of the Summer Camp Supervisor and Recreation Manager, the Community Park District Camp Counselor is responsible for planning, implementing, leading, supervising, and assisting activities that support the Summer Camp Program for children in grades K-5 in a manner that contributes to their well-being, growth, and development. This position provides a warm, nurturing, safe, fun, active, and caring environment where self-concept is enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected. Download Full Job Description here

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Resumes and Employment Applications may be emailed to Theresa Jackson at‚ tjackson@communityparkdistrict.org or dropped off at 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park, IL 60526.


Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Laborer

Under the supervision of the Building & Grounds Supervisor the Community Park District Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Laborer is responsible for general indoor and outdoor summer custodial and maintenance work including cleaning, trash removal, program set-up, liter pick-up, mowing, and painting.‚ Download Full Job Description here

Resumes and Employment Applications can be emailed to Theresa Jackson at‚ tjackson@communityparkdistrict.org‚ or dropped off at 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park, IL 60526.

Afternoon Antics Counselor - Seasonal

The Afternoon Antics Counselor is responsible for planning, implementing, leading, supervising, and assisting the Afternoon Antics Lead Counselor in the Afternoon Antics program for children grades K to 6th. Download Full Job Description here

Resumes and Employment Applications may be emailed to Theresa Jackson‚ tjackson@communityparkdistrict.org or dropped off at 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park, IL 60526.


Afternoon Antics Lead Counselor - Seasonal
The Afternoon Antics Lead Counselor is responsible for planning, creating, implementing, directing, and evaluating all Antics Parks for children grades K-6th in a manner that contributes to their well-being, growth, and development. To provide a warm, nurturing, safe, and loving environment where self-concept is enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected. Download Full Job Description here

Resumes and Employment Applications may be emailed to Theresa Jackson at‚ tjackson@communityparkdistrict.org‚ or dropped off at 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park, IL 60526.

Seasonal Rental Supervisor - Part-time

The Seasonal Rental Supervisor works building and park rentals on an as-needed basis. This position sets up and takes down tables and chairs for rentals as needed, supervises all rentals assigned. Custodial work is required. Promptly reports any work-related or patron injuries to supervisor, corrects unsafe conditions and immediately reports them to supervisor. Download Full Job Description here


Resumes and Employment Applications may be emailed to Theresa Jackson at tjackson@communityparkdistrict.org‚ or dropped off at 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park, IL 60526.


Part-Time Positions

Substitute Preschool Teachers Needed!

Ready Teddy Preschool is looking for energetic, flexible, and fun substitute teachers! Under the supervision of the Recreation Manager, the Substitute Preschool Teacher is responsible for planning and implementing preschool programs for children ages 2-5 with a co-teacher, including but not limited to providing customer service, general safety, and development, supervision of groups of children, and providing high quality educational and recreational activities.

The Ready Teddy Preschool substitute teachers are energetic, positive, and patient teachers who love sharing their passion for education with our students. Minimum high school diploma or equivalent with at least two years experience related to childcare or child development required. Must have good communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills. CPR, First-Aid and AED certifications are required (Park District provides training).

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Resumes and Employment Applications may be emailed to Theresa Jackson at tjackson@communityparkdistrict.org or dropped off at 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park, IL 60526.


Sports Instructors Wanted!

Under the supervision of the Recreation Manager, the Community Park District Sports Instructors is responsible for developing, planning, implementing, leading, supervising, and assisting instructional athletic programs in La Grange Park. This position provides safe, fun, nurturing, and active programming for kids ages 3-17 where self-concept is enhanced, independence encouraged, and individuality respected. Programming includes private, semiprivate, and group instruction.

Community Park District sports instructors are energetic, positive, and patient coaches who love sharing their passion for athletics with children experiencing a sport for the first time as well as those looking to improve intermediate or advanced skills. Instructors have coaching experience and a thorough knowledge of at least 2 of the following sports: Baseball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, tennis, volleyball, track, football/flag football, and soccer. Collegiate athletics experience is preferred. Instructors must be 18 years or older, have reliable transportation, be team-oriented, and have excellent communication skills. CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications are required (Park District provides training).

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Resumes and Employment Applications may be emailed to Theresa Jackson at‚ tjackson@communityparkdistrict.org‚ or dropped off at 1501 Barnsdale Road, La Grange Park, IL 60526.