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  • The Morton Grove Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a variety of full-time, part-time, seasonal, internship, and volunteer opportunities.
  • We are looking for service focused team members who know the importance of community.
  • We strictly adhere to an online application process. If you are interested in applying for an opportunity, you must complete the online job application. (link below)
  • Your online application will be kept for one year after completion.
  • Due to the amount of applications that we receive, after submitting your online application, you will be sent an e-mail message confirming the successful submission of your application. You will be contacted only if we are considering you for a specific position.

The Morton Grove Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with the Park District is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, age, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, martial status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Available Job Opportunities

Preschool Teacher

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The Preschool Teacher is responsible for planning, organizing, and conducting a preschool classroom with the assistance of teacher aide and parent helpers.

Qualifications: Must be 21 years of age. Degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education or Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education preferred or college equivalent. Current enrollment in Early Childhood degree program may also be acceptable with a minimum of two years experience working in a preschool or similar setting. Ability to work independently and creatively. CPR and first aid certifications required or will train.

Immediate Supervisor: The Preschool Teacher is responsible to the Recreation Supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  1. Plan, organize and conduct a preschool classroom under the Park District program philosophy and policies.
  2. Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, parents, recreation supervisor, co-workers, and the community.
  3. Discuss children’s conduct and progress with preschool coordinator and parents frequently.
  4. Maintain and supervise use and care of the classroom, equipment, and supplies. Report needed repairs and replacements (as soon as noticed), request special set up (one week in advance), and order supplies and equipment in accordance with the established timeline.
  5. Complete Accident Incident reports on all injuries/incidents on children while in attendance at preschool and inform parents and supervisor immediately.
  6. Attend and participate in staff meetings, planning sessions, in-services, and student field trips.
  7. Supervise the use and care of Park District supplies, equipment, and facilities.
  8. Maintain the classroom, equipment and supplies and report need for repair or replacement in a timely fashion.
  9. Establish and maintain good working relationships with parents, preschool coordinator, recreation supervisor, co-workers, and the community.
  10. Follow the procedure for arranging for a substitute when needed. Have lesson plan available for substitute.
  11. Assist in classroom set up in the morning, afternoon, and at the end of the day.
  12. Check each child’s background form for completion, and you are alert to any special circumstances or needs.
  13. Inform parents of preschool class closings due to inclement weather or facility issues.
  14. Monitor children and determine if accommodations or referrals may be necessary.
  15. Serves as a Mandatory Reporter.
  16. Monitor helping parent calendar and ensure families are fulfilling requirements of program.
  17. Provide guidance to teacher aide and helping parent of classroom activities.
  18. Communicate with parents about special events or activities through class calendar. Calendar includes school holidays and non-attendance days.
  19. Coordinate end of year activities to mark the successful completion of students’ preschool year.

Psychological Considerations: May need to resolve differences and problems that arise between children.

Physiological Considerations: Must have the ability to listen, hear and speak. Use of hands and fingers will regularly be required, and the ability to stand, sit and walk for extended periods of time.

Environmental Considerations: Activities are performed both indoors and outdoors and conditions can include but are not limited to weather conditions and building maintenance.

Cognitive Considerations: Must possess good safety awareness and judgment. Must be friendly and like to work with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

Seasonal Maintenance

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Seasonal Maintenance Technician

Job Description
The Seasonal Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing a variety of park labor duties to maintain and repair park properties and equipment. Seasonal Maintenance Technicians are responsible for performing the responsibilities outlined in this analysis. Work is performed at a moderate, constant pace but may vary slightly depending on the job’s demands. Maintenance Technicians may perform duties in the medium heavy work level (lifting 75 lbs. frequently).

Must be 18 years of age. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license with no revocation or suspensions within the last three years. A pre-placement physical is required. Must be able to work 40 hours a week including evenings, weekends, and special events.

Essential Functions:

  • Mowing Park district turf.
  • Operation of park district vehicles and machinery.
  • General road repair such as asphalt patching.
  • Turf maintenance – fertilizing, seeding, aerating, weed eradicating.
  • Planting and trimming of trees and shrubs.
  • Repairing and installing park and playground equipment and site amenities.
  • Sports field preparation, including dragging, rolling, and marking lines.
  • Removing all garbage and refuse materials from parks and facilities.
  • Routine maintenance of outdoor pool, which includes keeping accurate records.
  • Positive interaction and cooperation with all staff and the public.
  • Routine parks, facilities, and equipment cleaning maintenance and repairs.
  • Participation in the Park District Safety Program and its directives.
  • Meets and deals with the public in a professional, helpful, and pleasant manner. Acts as a goodwill ambassador for the district always.
  • Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members.



NON-EXEMPT                                                                                                                                    $15.00 per hour

Field Supervisor

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Field Supervisor – Job Description
The Field Supervisor is responsible for providing a safe play area through field set-up, supervision, and general maintenance. This is a seasonal, part-time, non-exempt position.

Qualifications: Must be 16 years of age. This position requires CPR/AED and First Aid (will train). General knowledge and understanding of softball rules required (will train).

Immediate Supervisor: Field Supervisor is accountable to the Recreation Supervisor – Athletics.

Essential Functions:

  1. Set-up duties:
    1. Arrive 45 minutes prior to the first scheduled game starting time.
    2. Unlock restrooms at Shelter.
    3. Fill out scorecards according to league schedule on QuickScores and place them on clipboards at appropriate fields with league rules.
    4. Set-up fields with bases and conduct any last-minute field maintenance.
    5. Set out game balls at each field and direct umpires to proper field.
    6. If the umpire has not arrived 10 minutes before the game contact him and/or back-up. (See assignment sheet).
  2. Actively watch/monitor the games – may require walking to multiple fields.
  3. Turn on field lights as they start to get dark.
  4. Make sure umpires and captains sign score cards at conclusion of game.
  5. Monitor the weather and notify umpires and players if inclement weather is approaching.
  6. Monitor field conditions to ensure safety.
  7. Provide first aid if necessary. Complete accident and/or incident reports and leave for Recreation Supervisor in shelter softball box. If urgent care is necessary, contact 911.
  8. Notify (call or text) Recreation Supervisor if any issues require immediate attention or follow-up.
  9. Wear appropriate attire – park district issued uniform (shirt) and or hat when working.
  10. Communicate with players, captains and spectators in a professional, courteous manner which best represents the park district.
  11. Closing Duties (after final game):
    1. Collect all score cards, clipboards and put in shelter softball box for Recreation Supervisor.
    2. Email all game results and hours worked to Recreation Supervisor.
    3. Return bases to storage boxes and ensure boxes are locked.
    4. Collect lost and found and store in shelter.
    5. Turn off field lights.
  12. Perform additional duties as assigned.

Psychological Considerations: Field Supervisor may need to resolve differences and problems that arise with players and patrons. Field Supervisor shall collaborate with the umpires to ensure a safe and well-organized league. May also have to work under stressful conditions such as close games, inclement weather, emergencies, or other unexpected situations.

Physiological Considerations: Must have ability to lift 45 lbs. May need to respond quickly to an emergency.

Environmental Considerations: All activities are performed outdoors. The weather can vary and include cold, wet, hot, humid, rainy, and windy conditions.

Cognitive Considerations: Must possess good safety awareness and judgment. Must be friendly and enjoy collaborating with people of all ages.

Work Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday evenings starting on Monday, April 29, 2024, and running through the end of August. Up to 12 hours per week during the Spring/Summer softball season.

Salary Range = $17.00 per hour starting.

Pickleball Instructor

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Position Type: Pickleball Instructor

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Teach pickleball lessons and lead pickleball programs for the Morton Grove Park District’s pickleball program under the direction of the Recreation Supervisor – Athletics.



  1. Arrive to lessons/classes 30 minutes before the start of class wearing the assigned Park District Staff shirt.
  2. Set up all equipment and supplies as required. Instructors need to use their own pickleball racquet.
  3. Follow guidelines set by the Recreation Supervisor – Athletics.
  4. Notify Recreation Supervisor – Athletics and Guest Services if inclement weather causes scheduling changes.
  5. Attend required trainings and meetings.
  6. Perform the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies and procedures.
  7. Perform all other duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor, Superintendent of Recreation and/or the Executive Director. However, in an emergency perform all duties as required.


  1. Must be at least 18 years old. Must be a high school graduate, or possess a G.E.D.
  2. Must have a complete understanding of the game of pickleball, knowledge of the rules and minimum playing experience.
  3. Must be able to play pickleball and demonstrate the skills required for pickleball. Must be able to communicate effectively with others for safety purposes and to allow for coordination of work. Must be able to recognize unsafe conditions and respond accordingly.
  4. Must be able to respond to emergency situations quickly while understanding procedures and policies. Instructors must abide by the guidelines and policies set by the district.


The pickleball instructors will be representing the Morton Grove Park District. It is very important that the instructors always conduct themselves in a professional manner. Additionally, they must possess a high level of energy and initiative and work cooperatively and harmoniously with patrons and fellow employees. Must be able to stand and walk for a long period of time. Must be able to lift 20+ pounds if needed. Pickleball Instructors are regularly exposed to outdoor conditions including sun, high humidity, wind, and excessive heat and cold.

Due to the needs of the Park District, additional evening or weekend hours may be required. Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of the Pickleball Instructor position. Nothing contained herein shall preclude or limit the Park District from changing this written job description through addition, deletion, or modification of essential job duties.

Schedule: 2-4 hours per week on weekday evenings during program sessions beginning mid-April. Classes for beginner to intermediate level players.

Salary Range: $40-$45/hr.