Employment/Volunteer Opportunities

Crete Park District is often in need of volunteers and employees to join our team.  Most positions are part
 time, seasonal and volunteer.  All employment opportunities will be posted on this page, along with applications.  
(Full background checks and drug testing may be required.) Please be advised volunteers and
people needing community service hours are also required to complete the volunteer application posted
below.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

TO APPLY for any position at Crete Park District, please submit a resume, three professional
references, and an employment application by mail or email to:

Crete Park District, 515 First Street, Crete, IL  60417

If you are in need of Volunteer or Community Service hours, please return the appropriate form below
at the Willard Wood Park Center, 515 First St, in Crete. 

Job Notice

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors. Part-time positions are available for indoor lifeguards and swimming instructors. Hours are Monday through Friday 4-9 PM. Applicants must possess previous swimming experience and Lifeguard Certification, with Water Safety Instructor Certification a plus. The American Red Cross Learn to  Swim program will be featured. Apply at the office or contact Janel at jgeary@cretepark.com or 708-672-6969.

Job Notice

The Marketing internship positions have been created to leverage the talents of expected college graduates especially those with an interest in marketing communications career post-graduation. This intern position will contribute to the completion of core Marketing activities and projects across the District.

  • Copy, edit and proof event materials including sponsor presentations, print and e-blast promotions
  • Develop strong e-blast subject lines
  • Work closely with staff in preparation of event sponsorships and preparing post event materials
  • Database updates and creation
  • Manage social media accounts—including Twitter page, Instagram and Facebook
  • Some administrative responsibilities and other duties as assigned.
  • Customer service experience (in person and on the phone)
  • Photography of subject matter for marketing purposes
  • Copy edit and proof ads, fliers, posters, and promotional messages
  • Distribution of marketing materials and P/R for Crete Park District
  • Schedule, send test and deploy event emails
  • Marketing Plan for fall brochure as final project



Minimum qualifications to be considered are as follows:

Students or recent graduates only; must be currently enrolled in an accredited college, university or trade school majoring in business/marketing. (Must be able to supply a letter from sponsor/administrator upon request)

  • GPA of 2.8 minimum and coursework transcripts that match overall position goals/responsibilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and deadline oriented – thrives in a fast paced environment
  • Self-starter who can work independently
  • Customer service experience (in person and on the phone)
  • Proficiency with Word and Excel required. Experience with InDesign and Photoshop helpful.
  • Interest in social media required, experience is beneficial 
Job Notice

Position:              Recreational Program Leader

Salary:                   Minimum Wage and up, based on qualifications (Part-time Position)

Qualifications:   Candidates must be at least 18 years or older.  He/She must have a valid Driver’s License and be able to provide own transportation.  Willing to submit to and pass a background check.

Duties:   Looking for candidates who are self-motivated and creative to plan and instruct a variety of classes for some or any of the following: Early Childhood, Youth or Adults, as well as working/leading special events and parties. 

  • Class times can vary during the week and on Saturdays.
  • 4-week sessions
  • One day classes
  • Special Days (i.e. Cinco De Mayo, Chinese New Year, Star Wars Day)
  • Cooking (includes meals and or baking)
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Sports
  • Birthday Parties

Contact Name:  Janel Geary, CPRP

Contact Email:   jgeary@cretepark.com

Contact Phone:  708-672-6969