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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

Recreation Supervisor- Aquatics and School Age Programs

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Recreation Supervisor – Aquatics/School Age Programs

Job Description

The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for directly overseeing all day-to-day operations of Oriole and Harrer pools, before- and after-school programs, birthday parties, and special events. The supervisor is also responsible for the planning, operation, organization, and evaluation of programs. The Recreation Supervisor hires, trains, and supervises all aquatic and base staff.



Bachelor’s degree, minimum of two (2) years recreation operations, Ellis’s lifeguard instructor or certified within three months of hire. Current CPR and First Aid certification (in-house training available). Knowledge of reading, calculating, checking, and maintaining chemical levels. Must be able to obtain CPO certification within one year of hire. Must have highly effective interpersonal skills, problem-solving abilities, and advanced communication skills. Demonstrated initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, analytical skills, leadership, and the capability to work positively with the public. Rec Trac experience preferred, but not required. Must possess a valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License.


Immediate Supervisor:

The recreation supervisor is responsible for the superintendent of recreation.



The Recreation Supervisor of Aquatics shall have varying hours due to programs, special events, and facility operating hours. Due to the varying nature of the work, evening and weekend hours are to be expected during the summer months.


Essential Functions:

  1. Directly supervises seasonal and part-time employees, including recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, mentoring, and evaluating approximately 120 seasonal employees.
  2. Supervise pool operations, including lifeguards, cashiers, and managers on duty, to maintain maximum patron safety.
  3. Plan school days off the trips, book field trips, and entertain.
  4. Conduct training and in-services for aquatic staff.
  5. Oversee swim programs and aquatic events.
  6. To operate safe aquatics facilities, you must maintain and comply with Jeff Ellis and Associates, the State of Illinois Health Department, and PDRMA rules and regulations.
  7. Plan, organized, implemented, evaluated, and supervised aquatic and school programs and special events.
  8. Prepare program department budgets.
  9. Evaluate/survey all programs/participants within your assigned areas.
  10. Provide direction, leadership, and motivation to staff under your supervision. This includes conducting and managing the annual and seasonal performance review process.
  11. Prepare and monitor scheduling and payroll for your staff.
  12. Establish and nurture communication with outside resources valuable to your programming, including public and private organizations.
  13. Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District’s safety program. Using good safety awareness and judgment.


Marginal Functions:

  1. Assist in marketing and promoting all areas of responsibility.
  2. Enforce and train safety rules, regulations, and procedures in your area of supervision.
  3. Participate in all required safety training.
  4. Notify the public of unsafe conditions by voice, signage, and barricades.
  5. Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District’s safety program. Using good safety awareness and judgment.
  6. Serve on Safety and various Committees when assigned.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.


Psychological Considerations:

The Recreation Supervisor may resolve differences and problems with patrons and employees. This employee is responsible for safe and well-organized programs/events. May have to work under stressful situations when first aid, CPR or the use of the AED is required.


Physiological Considerations:

The Recreation Supervisor may be required to work in a climate 86 degrees or higher with high humidity. The worker may be required to lift items 10-20 lbs. in weight and respond to safety concerns quickly and accurately.


Environmental Considerations:

The Recreation Supervisor may be exposed to all weather conditions during summer events, especially hot and humid conditions.


Cognitive Considerations:

The Recreation Supervisor must possess good safety awareness and judgment. Must be a good communicator with strong creative skills.

Excellent benefits package, including paid holidays and time off, health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, voluntary life insurance options, a defined benefit pension plan (IMRF), pool and gym membership, and opportunities to get involved in recreational programs for a free or reduced cost.



Exempt Salary Range $55,000 – $65,000


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.


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Job Description: Provide a safe aquatic experience through rule enforcement, accident prevention, and competency in lifesaving skills. This position is a seasonal, part-time, and non-exempt position.


Qualifications: Must be at least 15 years of age. Must be able to pass the Lifeguard Skills Test.

The test includes:

  • Be able to swim 200 yards using either or either the front crawl (freestyle) and/or breaststroke without resting.
  • Be able to conduct a feet-first surface dive, retrieve a 10-lb. brick, and bring it to the surface.
  • Be able to tread water without using your arms for 2 minutes.

*Information about date, time, and location will be provided to you once you complete the application.

*If 15 years of age by May 27th, 2024, you must provide a workers permit. 

This position requires an Ellis Lifeguard license, which includes CPR, First Aid, and AED training. Morton Grove Park District will provide training and licenses. Prior lifeguarding experience is preferred, not mandatory.

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To receive this, you must complete the following:

  1. Complete all new hire required paperwork by April 1st, 2024.
  2. Pass the Lifeguard Skills Test.
  3. Complete the Ellis Lifeguard Program by Morton Grove Park District.
  4. Attend all Ellis Lifeguard Training days.
  5. Commit to work at least one day of opening weekend (June 1st, June 2nd, June 8th, or June 9th)

Immediate Supervisor: The Lifeguard directly reports to the Recreation Supervisor and pool Manager.

Essential Functions:

  1. Arrive and punch in 15 minutes before the start of the shift to set up pools, including but not limited to setting out rescue equipment, putting up umbrellas, ensuring bathrooms and locker rooms are clean and open, installing lane lines, and bringing out swim lesson equipment.
  2. Must wear staff shirt, swimsuit, and whistle while on duty. Jewelry and watches are not to be worn while on duty.
  3. Guard your zone with 10/20 scanning and enforce rules responsibly, never leaving your assigned post until you are appropriately relieved, or the area is closed and clear of patrons. Posts are on rotations; you will receive a break every 2 hours.
  4. Always provide exceptional customer service to patrons and guests.
  5. Return to the rotation on time and efficiently after the break.
  6. Perform assigned closing duties, including but not limited to putting equipment away, cleaning the bathrooms and locker rooms, and closing umbrellas.
  7. Instruct a minimum of one session of swimming lessons (LTS).
  8. Complete accident and rescue reports thoroughly.
  9. Attending at least 4 hours of in-service (5 hours for new guards) monthly training.
  10. Resolve problems with patrons before they get more serious.
  11. Perform the job safely and in compliance with the district policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook.
  12. Support the District’s safety initiative, including adhering to policies and procedures, safely performing your job, attending required training, seeking additional training as needed, promptly reporting accidents/incidents, and proactively addressing hazards in the workplace.
  13. Perform additional duties as assigned.

Psychological Considerations: Lifeguards may need to resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons. The Lifeguard, Pool Manager/Assistant Manager, and Head Guard are responsible for a safe and well-organized operation. May also have to work under stressful conditions when rescue attempts are made.

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

Environmental Considerations: All activities are performed outside. These conditions include possible high temperatures, humidity, and exposure to sunlight for extended periods.

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


Starting $17.00 Per Hour

Camp Counselor

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The Camp Counselor is responsible for the supervision and safety of campers.

Qualifications: Must be energetic, responsible and enjoy working with children. Must be at least 16 years of age by June 3. Prior experience leading groups of children and/or babysitting a plus. Must have strong organizational and leadership/supervisory skills. Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. To be considered for a summer camp position, we prefer that you are available to work entire camp sessions. This provides staff continuity for our campers.

Immediate Supervisor: The Camp Counselor is responsible to the Site Supervisor.

Essential Functions: Direct and supervise activities for campers.
Supervise campers in camp-wide activities providing for their safety and well-being.
Campers should never be left alone.

  • Enforce all camp regulations and promote the camp’s philosophy.
  • Assist in all camp-related activities including swimming.
  • Participate in weekly planning staff meeting.
  • Prepare daily plans and evaluations as requested.
  • Use all camp equipment and property in a proper manner.
  • Follow all camp procedures and regulations.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned.
  • Implement/lead new and creative activities.
  • Conduct oneself as a leader and role model for campers.
  • As well as plan the activities for campers participate in activities with them throughout the entire day.
  • To establish a positive relationship with the Site Supervisor regarding curriculum, reports, trips etc.
  • Serve in a professional and courteous manner with the highest regard to customer.
  • Keep all equipment and supplies in good working condition and also in a neat and orderly fashion.

Psychological Considerations:

The Camp Counselor may need to resolve differences and problems that arise with campers.
May also have to work under stressful situations when First Aid or CPR is required.
Must have the ability to lift 40 pounds.
Environmental Considerations:

Most activities are performed outdoors. These environmental conditions include weather
conditions such as extreme heat, humidity and sun exposure.

May be required to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds when setting up for certain programs or

PPE is required during specific projects or tasks which require appropriate safety
measures such as hearing or eye protection, use of respirators and other protective items as needed.


Cognitive Considerations: Must possess good safety awareness and judgment.
Must be friendly and like to work with people of all ages. Employee must be able 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.

Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and
the ability to adjust and focus.

Safety Responsibilities Analyze the environment for safety hazards and eliminate them before accidents happen.
Notify Head Counselor immediately of any hazards that need to be fixed and when the first
aid supplies are needed.

Use camp equipment in a safe and proper manner.
Report any issues to the Site Supervisor immediately.
Administer first aid to one’s capabilities.
Watch for unauthorized persons loitering or taking pictures around camp sites/parks.
Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the district’s safety program.
Follow “Communicable Disease Guidelines” when preparing food. (See Communicable Disease Guideline Policy.

$15.00 per hour DOE


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.