• Announcement: In accordance with the Cook County Department of Public Health and the State of Illinois, masks will be required in all Oak Lawn Park District facilities, regardless of vaccination status, for all individuals ages three years and older. Thank you for your cooperation!


OAK LAWN PARK DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Employment with the Oak Lawn 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, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. THOSE APPLICANTS REQUIRING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO THE APPLICATION/INTERVIEW PROCESS SHOULD NOTIFY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SPECIAL FACILITIES.

Interested persons should complete an application at any Oak Lawn Park District facility, or  
download an Employment Application


Complete the survey HERE.

Swim Instructor
The swim lesson instructor is responsible for conducting swim lessons during the indoor or outdoor pool season and helping swimmers achieve their swim goals.

Read the full job description here: Swim Instructor Job Description.pdf

The Lifeguard is responsible for ensuring the safety of patrons including accident prevention in the water and on surrounding areas and the rescue and care of accident victims.

Read the full job description here: Lifeguard Job Description.pdf


Front Desk Attendant: 
The Front Desk Attendant position is a part time position. The position is responsible for assisting customers with registration and payment for facility usage.  Please send resume and application to Shannon Nolan at snolan@olparks.com

Read the full job description here: Front Desk Pavilion.pdf

Soccer Site Supervisor

The Oak Lawn Park District is looking to fill a couple positions of Youth Soccer Site Supervisor. The Youth Soccer Site Supervisor should be someone preferably 18 years of age or older, and someone who is able to interact and communicate well with the public. The role of the Youth Soccer Site Supervisor is to make sure that all aspects of game days run smoothly. Some duties and responsibilities include assisting in game preparation and teardown, maintaining order and following the rules specific to the league and site the sport is being held. Please send application to Brad Burke at the Community Pavilion or via e-mail at bburke@olparks.com.

Read the full job description here: Soccer Site Supervisor.pdf

Softball Supervisor

All Softball Field Supervisors are responsible for daily operations and control of the Softball games as assigned. Softball Field Supervisors are to act as liaison between, League Coordinator, Assistant Pavilion Manager, the teams and the Umpires.

Read the full job description here: Softball Supervisor.pdf



FLASH Recreation Leader
This is a part time/seasonal position that works directly with the participants and is directly responsible for leading daily activities and interacting with the participants at their assigned FLASH location. This may include a wide variety of responsibilities including supervision of participants, the set up and clean up of snack, games, crafts and activities and to contribute to lesson plans. The ideal candidate will be mature, responsible and have a great attitude. The candidate should have the ability to effectively communicate with children and adults.

Read the full job description here: 


Good role models needed to work with elementary school-aged kids in our before and after school program called FLASH. Job requires working Monday - Friday. Site Directors must work both morning and afternoon shifts Monday-Friday on all school days.

Multiple positions are available
Must be responsible and reliable
No weekends
Work hours mesh perfectly with your school schedule
Position dates: August 2021-June 2022

The FLASH Site Coordinator position is a part time/seasonal position. The FLASH Site Director position is directly responsible for overseeing the daily operations at their assigned FLASH school location. This will include a wide variety of responsibilities including supervision of childcare staff and participants at their particular site, weekly preparation of lesson plans, communication with participants, their parents, school personnel, and his/her direct supervisor.

Must be 21 years or older
Experience working with children ages K-8th grade.
Supervisory experience preferred
Must be available for both morning and afternoon shifts.

HOURS (Typical)
Morning Shift: 6:45AM - 8:45AM
Afternoon Shift: 3:00PM - 6:30PM

Starting at $11.25/hour (DOQ)

On-line: Download the application from The Oak Lawn Park District website: www.olparks.comIn-person: Go to any Oak Lawn Park District facility to complete an application.Interviews: Ongoing
Application Deadline:
We will accept applications year round. Applicants will be contacted when we are hiring.




  • • Applicants must have strong skating experience.
    • The skate guards are responsible for maintaining order and enforcing rules on and off the ice.
    • The skate guard is responsible for handing out skates and maintaining an organized atmosphere in the skate rental room.
    • The skate guard has a large amount of contact with the public.
    • The skate guards are also responsible for general custodial duties throughout the building during every shift, along with other duties not specified.
    • Applicant must be able to work evenings and varied weekend shifts. 
    • Applicant is required to acquire CPR/1st Aid/AED certification and attend other mandatory Park District trainings.

  • Guard Starting Wage:    $11.00 an hour
    • Guard staff are responsible for handing out skates and maintaining an organized atmosphere in the skate rental room.
    • Guard staff have a large amount of contact with the public.
    • Guards are also responsible for general custodial duties throughout the building during every shift, along with other duties not specified.
    • Applicant must be able to work evenings and varied weekend shifts. 
    • Applicant is required to acquire CPR/1st Aid/AED certification and attend other mandatory Park District trainings.

  • Scorekeeper for Adult League games Starting Wage:    $11.00 an hour
    • Applicants must have knowledge of the game of hockey
    • Scorekeepers must be detail-oriented and be able to multi-task during busy games
    • Scorekeepers are also responsible for general custodial duties to assist Supervisor-on-duty with cleaning the building before closing
    • Applicant must be able to work late weekday and weekend evenings
    • Applicant must be 18 years or older and available to work late evening shifts
    • Applicant is required to acquire CPR/1st Aid/AED certification and attend other mandatory Park District trainings.

  • Building Supervisor/Zamboni Driver  Starting Wage:   $11.00/training then $11.25 per hour
    • Supervisor staff operate the Zamboni and related preparations to keep the ice clean, safe and on schedule
    • Performs and supervises routine custodial and general maintenance services
    • Supervises and assists staff with all duties necessary during the shifts
    • Must be able to work varied shifts, including afternoons, nights, and/or weekends
    • Must be detail-oriented and be able to multi-task
    • Must be 21 years of age with a current and valid Driver’s License




The Oak Lawn Park District is seeking qualified students with a Communications, Marketing, or Public Relations Major or Minor. The Marketing & Public Relations Intern will assist the Communications Department, and more specifically, the Marketing & Public Relations Supervisor with everyday communications.

Duties and Responsibilities 

Take pictures of programs, events, facilities, parks
Develop promotional materials such as press release, signs, coupons, flyers, banners, e-mail blasts, pamphlets, slideshows, videos, website, etc
Assist with obtaining sponsors/donors/advertisers
Measure marketing efforts through surveys and focus groups
Maintain social media presence and develop Park District presence on other social networks
Research parks and recreation trends
Order promotional items
Attend community meetings and events
Plan and implement special events and exhibitions
Help maintain a positive image of the Park District to the community

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter with subject line:  Internship, to Justin Waters


Oak View Center

Preschool/Tot Instructor
The Preschool /Tot Instructor is under the Recreation Supervisor, and is responsible for creating a positive environment within the classroom that will stimulate a child’s intellectual, physical and emotional growth and health. The instructor is also responsible for creating productive and imaginative lesson plans to be implemented in their classroom. The instructor must serve as a team member and work in cooperation with other instructors, aides and all other personnel of the Oak Lawn Park District. The Instructor must have good verbal skills, good organization skills and good supervisory skills. The instructor serves as a nurturing and positive role model for children.

Associates or Bachelors in Early Childhood Education or related field are preferred. High School diploma required with minimum of four years experience working with preschool aged children.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Recreation Supervisor


* Prepare and execute instruction in colors, numbers, letters, shapes, etc. in accordance with our Preschool Handbook.
* Schedule and supervise unstructured playtime for students to explore and develop their creative and social skills.
* Include classroom Manipulative supplies that challenge the children’s motor coordination.
* Include lessons in Health, Nutrition, Fitness and Nature.
* Plan, implement and supervise holiday parties, programs and end-of – year recitals and graduation ceremonies.
* Plan and execute crafts and activities for children to explore and express their creativity.
* Classroom set up at the beginning of the season, which includes retrieving and unloading stored items, arranging classroom equipment, supplies and bulletin boards, cleaning of all classroom supplies and toys.
* Prepare the days lessons and activities and classroom prior to class start time
* Clean up classroom daily.
* End of the year clean-up and inventory, which includes packing supplies and equipment and storing items.
* Keep accurate individual student records and provide a mid-year and end-of –year report cards.
* General upkeep of classrooms and equipment which includes light cleaning and identifying and reporting any repairs that need to be made.
* Keep open lines of communication with parents, which include preparing and sending home monthly calendars and letters.
* Supervise children at all times. Intervening and taking immediate action whenever children are in physical danger or whenever others are physically or emotionally harming a child.
* Provide daily snack time for students.
* Attend to children’s physical needs and reporting bodily injury and accidents on the PDRMA incident reports.
* Discipline children according to the preschool discipline policy, using nurturing methods.
* Supervise and lead teacher’s aides, directing them on their duties.
* Meet with parents as necessary to discuss concerns or issues with students.
* Assist in completing other duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor.
* Assist Recreation Supervisor in preparing parents handbooks.
* Maintain inventory of necessary classroom supplies, including first aid supplies and administrative forms. Replenish as necessary.
* Provide excellent customer service to families.
* Keep accurate records of personal student forms. Make copies of student Emergency/Health forms for Recreation Supervisor’s file.
* Assist Recreation Supervisor in the planning and running of Preschool Open Houses.
* Responsible for purchasing miscellaneous classroom supplies.

* Petty cash disbursements.
* Attend all Park District mandatory training sessions and meetings.
* Must become CPR and 1st Aid certified.
* Must have provide own transportation to work.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, see, talk, walk, lift and carry up to 25 pounds and hear. The employee frequently uses hands to grasp phone or sort documents and fingers to depress keys on computer or office equipment. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, crouch or reach to retrieve supplies and files or assist students.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

* Must be able to work closely with co-workers.
* Must be able to work well with general public.
* Must be able to work well under supervision and director of supervisor.
* Must be able to work well under stress of complaints and deadlines.
* Must be able to work flexible hours to meet deadlines.
* Must be able to work well under stress of daily preschool problems and be a good problem solver.
* Must be able to work well with children and their parents.

* Worker performs most activities indoors. Indoor environmental conditions will include lighting and temperature.
* Worker may be exposed to CRT rays while working at computer.
* Worker may be involved in repetitive work (i.e.: computer keyboarding, writing).
* Worker will be outdoors with children 10% of the time and exposed to the weather elements and playground risks.

* Employee must have the ability to follow and give directions.
* Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
* Employee must possess time management and organization skills to effectively perform his/her job.
* Employee must possess computer skills including proficiency in basic word processing and email skills.
* Employee must have ability to make judgments with respect to confidentiality of information and problem solving.
* Employee must use good safety awareness and judgment in all aspects of this position.
* Employee must have a good sense of empathy, nurturing, patience, and fairness and be able to handle a multitude of situations as they come up, while keeping a positive and friendly attitude.

TITLE: Bus Driver
The Bus driver is responsible for Driving and keeping the bus clean and in good shape. The employee works under the direct supervision of the Special Recreation Supervisor.

Must obtain a CDL Drivers License. Must have 3 years of experience with driving with CDL and no prier records. 

Works cooperatively with all other departments of the district to enhance the overall quality of all district programs and to promote department programs.
Obeys and enforces all practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the safety program this is pertinent it the activities conducted by the department.
Full up gas when needed.
Operating the bus over a prescribed route, and following the correct time schedule.
Carrying out regular weekly conditions checks on busses that are to be driven.

Compensation: $15.50/ hr
Please send resume and application to Mr. Todd Mallo at the Oak View Center, or via e-mail at tmallo@olparks.com



Part-Time Gymnastics Instructor
Develop the next generation of athletes! Coaches are responsible for the leadership of their gymnastics classes. New staff will be trained by USA Gymnastics National Instructors.

Read the job description here: Gymnastics Coach.pdf

Tennis Instructor
The tennis instructor position is a part-time position under the direct supervision of the Athletic Supervisor. The position is responsible for teaching tennis lessons to age groups starting from 5 to 18+ years old in a private or group setting.

Read the full job description here: Tennis Instructor 22.pdf

Please return completed applications to the Racquet Center – 10444 S Central Ave., Oak Lawn, IL 60453 or email to Dan Linde at dlinde@olparks.com



Note: If you are not a current student studying recreation, sports management or a related field you DO NOT qualify for an internship at the Oak Lawn Park District.

The Oak Lawn Park District is seeking qualified students interested in an internship in the field of Recreation, Sports Management or a related field. Candidates will currently be attending college or be a recent graduate with a major in recreation, outdoor recreation or related field.

Candidates must be responsible, motivated, should have the ability to manage time effectively and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates should possess the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously under the supervision of the administrative staff. The student will assist with the administration, supervision, and leadership of specified recreation and leisure activities of the internship. The duration of the internship is 12-16 weeks, but will ultimately be determined by the intern's school requirements. It is the student's responsibility to verify with their professors if the internship qualifies for college credit. Candidates should be prepared to work with children and adults. Candidates should have a valid driver's license and have transportation to work.
An intern can expect to get a wide variety of experiences by working at the Oak Lawn Park District Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, Stony Creek Golf Complex, Oak View Center, Community Pavilion, and Ice Arena. Applicants will be formally interviewed before an internship is offered. They will also be assigned to special events, athletics, community events, administrative tasks and other projects as necessary.
Final intern selections for each season will be made by the following dates: 
Spring Internship: December 1st
Summer Internship: April 1st
Fall Internship: August 1st
Please note that internship positions are open until filled and we may be able to accept applications after these deadlines.  
To apply for an internship please send a resume and cover letter to Tracey Gallik at tgallik@olparks.com




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