Join the Team!
The Cary Park District is committed as an organization to provide exceptional parks and lifelong recreation opportunities. To apply for a job visit the Community Center to complete an application or download the employment application and send your completed application to:
Cary Park District
255 Briargate Road
Cary, IL 60013
Current Employment Opportunities
Summer Job Openings!
Join a team that knows how to work hard and have fun! Openings are available in our recreation, park maintenance, and marketing departments as day camp counselors, recreation instructors, concessions, park maintenance, custodians, marketing and communication support, and more. Plus, become part of the very first team to work at Sunburst Bay Aquatic Center when it opens this summer. Positions at Sunburst Bay Aquatic Center include lifeguards, swim instructors, admissions staff, guest service staff, aquatics maintenance, and custodians.
Park Specialist – Parks Maintenance (Full Time)
The Park Specialist-Parks Maintenance position is responsible for assisting with the daily management of park maintenance operations for all 38 parks and facilities. In addition, the position will provide maintenance or special assistance to other park district departments throughout the year.
Essential duties include communicate operation specifics to the Parks Maintenance Manager, complete assigned projects, attend staff meetings, safety and educational trainings, implement customer service procedures as applicable to the position’s operation, provide productive and efficient labor to any crew assigned for the day by implementing an effective daily work schedule to efficiently complete park and facility maintenance operations, implement park capital equipment repairs, replacements and improvements, operate heavy machinery including tractors, high lift truck, backhoe, loader, operate chain saws and various other power tools, assist with approved District-wide turf maintenance system, assist with approved District-wide herbicide application maintenance system, assist with approved District-wide trash collection, assist with approved District-wide tree maintenance program, assist with the District-wide snow and ice removal maintenance system, and adhere to safety and risk management procedures as applicable to the position’s operations. A detailed job description is available upon request.
Benefits: As a park district, we prioritize the health and wellness of our employees. In addition to your competitive salary, medical/dental/vision plan, life insurance, and IMRF pension, we provide numerous additional benefits, including:
- Facility Benefit: Including, but not limited to, free use of the Fitness Center, Community Pool (soon to be Aquatic Center), and Foxford Hills Golf Club.
- Flexibility: Work-life balance is a priority.
- Employee Assistance Program: Connect you or your dependents to confidential counseling services at no additional charge.
- Vacation, PTO, paid holidays, and safety days.
Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position include a high school diploma or GED, associate’s degree preferred, with a minimum of one year full time experience in the field. Certifications in parks maintenance or related areas are desirable, specifically ISA Certified Arborist. Ability to obtain an Illinois Pesticide Operator License, and Illinois Secretary of State Class B Commercial Driver’s License with Air Brake endorsement within 90 days after employment is required.
Salary: $32,000 – $36,000 per year DOQ
To Apply for this full time position, a cover letter, resume and references must be submitted via mail or email. Emailed resumes should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org with Job Posting in subject line. Mailed resumes should be sent to the Community Center, 255 Briargate Road, Cary, IL 60013 to the attention of Meghan Tillson.
E.T. KidZone Staff (Part Time)
The Cary Park District is looking to hire part-time team members for the E.T. KidZone program. The ideal candidates should have good communication skills (written and verbal) and experience in activity programming and leading children. This position is responsible for assisting in planning and implementation of activities before and/or after school, oversee the sign-in/sign-out of participants, and communicate regularly and effectively with parents and school administration. Hours of work are 7:00-8:45am and/or 3:30-6:00pm.
Interested persons should complete an employment application and return it to the Community Center, 255 Briargate Road, Cary, IL 60013. The Community Center is open Monday – Thursday, 5:30 am – 10:00 pm; Friday, 5:30 am – 9:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.
Custodian (Part Time)
The Cary Park District is hiring for a part time facility custodian. The ideal candidate should have janitorial and customer service experience along with good communication skills. This position is responsible for daily custodial work along with room setups and breakdowns and basic building, small tool, and equipment maintenance at multiple locations within the district. Hours for this position vary.
Interested candidates should complete an employment application and return it to the Cary Park District Community Center, 255 Briargate Road, Cary, IL 60013.
Recreation Program Instructors
The Cary Park District is looking for local “hidden talent” to instruct or lead various recreational programs. We are recruiting new instructors with creative ideas. If you have a particular skill or are interested in leading activities, please contact Cary Park District’s Superintendent of Recreation at 847.639.6100. You may also complete a Program Proposal Form and fax it to 847.639.6290.