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Promoting fun and preserving nature is at the heart of what we do. As a nationwide leader, our premier programs provide enriching recreational experiences for our community. We offer a variety of full-time, part-time and seasonal positions. Be part of the fun and discover why working at Gurnee Park District is so rewarding!

Available Positions

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To be considered for a position, please complete our online application. After your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by the hiring supervisor. You may upload resumes, letters of recommendation and reference information with your application.  Your online job application will remain active for one year. You may review your online application at any time to make changes or to apply for different positions.

If you need additional assistance to complete an application please call us at 847-623-7788 and we will be happy to assist you. You can also stop by one of the community centers to pick up or drop off applications.

Featured Positions

Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director, the Director of Recreation is responsible for leading a team of employees in planning, organizing and supervising dynamic and comprehensive community-based recreation programs serving all age groups and a wide scope of interests.  The Director of Recreation is responsible for selecting, training and leading highly motivated employees who are committed to striving for the highest level of customer satisfaction.

Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or a related field is required.  A minimum of five years of supervisory experience in the field of public parks and recreation is also required.  Certification with the National Recreation and Parks Association (CPRP) is required.

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Gurnee Park District offers a variety of positions including part-time, full-time and seasonal jobs. Positions include but are not limited to:

-Business/Administration
-Swim Instructors
-Childcare 
-Lifeguards
-Fitness Operations
-Group Exercise Instructors
-Sport Referees
-Personal Trainer
-Maintenance/Custodial
-Grounds Maintenence 

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Warren Special Recreation Association is dedicated to providing recreational opportunities to people of all ages and various disabilities. They offer a range of programs from Special Olympics and social clubs to arts and crafts. Their programs provide opportunities, not only for recreation but fitness, independence, social skills, behavior development and many other life skills. Often goals are met without even realizing it because the participants have so much fun!

-Program Assistant
-Program Leads
-Inclusion Companion

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Note: Please contact our Human Resources Manager at 847-599-5479 with any employment or application questions.

*All applicants under age 16 who are hired for a Park District job must provide a valid work permit prior to their first day of work.