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

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

Job Notice

Recreation Program Supervisor


 Under the leadership of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Program Supervisor is charged with leading the operations of a variety of youth, teen and adult programs including athletics and swimming and assisting with special events.  This position leads a team of part-time staff and volunteers.  This position is part-time at 30 hours per week with the potential to move to full time.        

 The Ideal Candidate:

The candidate should possess strong leadership skills, a positive team attitude, ambition to expand and grow programs, look beyond industry trends and challenge themselves with new and creative ideas. The candidate should possess an understanding of work-life balance, open-mindedness, ability to embrace change, trustworthiness, effective communication skills and the ability to align with the mission and values of the organization.

Work Environment/Physical Demands/Expected Hours of Work:

As a supervisor, this team member will be actively engaged with their programs throughout multiple facilities, fields, and parks to ensure all aspects of programming are meeting expectations. Will be active in the community with special events and given the nature of programming nights and weekends would be necessary at times. This position will begin as a part- time 30 hours per week position with the possibility of moving towards a full-time opportunity with benefits.

 Preferred Education and Experience:

Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Recreation, Education, Physical Education or Sports Management. Preferences will be given to those holding a Bachelor’s Degree in the above mention fields, Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor Certification and experience in program supervision and management. 

Contact Name:  Janel Geary, CPRP

Contact Email:  jgeary@cretepark.com

Contact Phone:  708-672-6969

Job Notice

Building Custodian
JOB SUMMARY – This position is responsible for performing the general and daily cleaning and light maintenance activities which include 2 recreation buildings and 2 outdoor bathroom/concession stands.  The Custodian will also maintain inventories, setup rooms for class activities, among other duties associated with keeping the buildings clean and safe for operation.  The Custodian needs to be self-motivated, organized, and communicate effectively.  This position  reports to the Superintendent of Parks.

QUALIFICATIONS – High School diploma or equivalent.

 EXPERIENCE – 2 years experience in custodial maintenance activities or a related field.  Knowledge of
 carpentry, electrical, and plumbing preferred.
  Must be organized and efficient and be capable of working

 TO APPLY – Please submit a resume, three professional references, and an employment application by mail

 or email to Andrew Biesterfeld, Superintendent of Parks, Crete Park District, 515 First Street, Crete, IL
 60417  Email: abiesterfeld@cretepark.com