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. To apply complete an employment application and return it to the Community Center, 255 Briargate Road, Cary, IL 60013.
Day Camp Counselor (seasonal position)
Responsible for the planning, organizing, and leading of activities for day camp. Have direct and overall supervision of day campers throughout the day. Experience in leading children, outdoor recreation, nature awareness, and crafts. Communicate (written and verbal) regularly and effectively with coworkers, parents, and participants. CPR/AED and first aid certification required (or willingness to obtain). Hours of work are 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, Monday – Friday. Must be at least 17 years old.
Sunshine Camp Counselor – Preschool Age Camp (seasonal position)
Responsible for organizing and leading activities, activity set-ups/take downs and cleaning. Direct and overall supervision of campers throughout the camp day. Leading campers through play, crafts, activities and outdoor recreation. Prior experience in Early Childhood Education or leading children is preferred. Communicate (written and verbal) regularly and effectively with coworkers and parents. CPR/AED and First Aid certification required or willingness to obtain. Must be at least 18 years old.
Sunburst Bay Aquatic Center Lifeguard (seasonal position)
Responsible for the prevention of accidents and injuries through the enforcement of rules at the pool facility both in the water and on the deck. Ability to teach swim lessons. Assist with maintenance and housekeeping of the pool deck, locker rooms/shower area, concession stand, and pool office. Communicate (written and verbal) regularly and effectively with coworkers and participants. Requires certification in American Red Cross lifeguard skills including water rescue techniques, adult/child/infant CPR and first aid techniques. Lifeguard certification requires lifeguards to be at least 15 year old (work permit required if under 16).
Sunburst Bay Aquatic Center Admissions Staff (seasonal position)
Greet guests verbally during entry and exit of the facility. Customer service and computer experience required. Customer experience a plus. Responsible for inputting registrations for swim lessons and aquatics programming. Responsible for selling memberships and checking people into the facility. Must be at least 17 years old.
General Interest Instructor (year round position)
Responsible for the planning, organizing, and leading of activities for participants in the general interest program and especially in cooking, sewing, crochet, basket weaving, guitar, and jewelry making segments to name a few. Communicate (written and verbal) regularly and effectively with coworkers, parents, and participants. Display positive and effective leadership skills. Uphold appropriate recreation and general interest program operations, safety and risk management procedures, and customer service standards in accordance with the District. Position requires education and/or related background in associated program topic techniques and instruction, and direct leadership of children. Must be at least 18 years old.
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.