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Summer Seasonal Opportunities

Looking for a summer job with flexible hours? Want daily variety and the opportunity to work with your hands? Join our Parks & Planning team or the Oak Park Conservatory, and assist with the maintenance and upkeep of our beautiful parks and facilities! At $14.50+ per hour and up to 40 hours per week, this is the perfect seasonal job.

Must be 18+ for driving positions. Zoom interviews available.

Parks & Planning

Whether you’re looking for a job that gets you outdoors, or prefer an air-conditioned environment, we have several positions available with our Parks & Planning team. Ensure that buildings and parks stay safe and attractive by prepping sports fields and equipment, lawncare duties like mowing and trimming, or helping take care of our facilities by painting, organizing, and cleaning. 

Roles available:

Oak Park Conservatory

Love being out in the parks? Help care for our plants, grounds, trees, and more with planting, weeding, watering, fertilizing, pruning, and mulching. Plus, work in the Oak Park Conservatory! Care for our greenhouse plants and assist with preparing the facility for special events. No previous horticulture experience necessary!

Roles available:

"My older son has been a PDOP employee for the past two years and he genuinely enjoys work for you. The PDOP has trained him well and entrusted him with additional responsibilities and opportunities as he's progressed. It's been a meaningful experience for his as a teenager and we've been very proud of how seriously he's taken his responsibilities. His younger brother will be starting PDOP employment this summer which we strongly encouraged based on his older brother's positive experiences. Thank you for being such a great first professional experience for them."

The Park District of Oak Park offers a variety of full-time, part-time, and seasonal positions. We are proud to be the largest employer in the area for youth by hiring approximately 300 summer seasonal employees. Park District job opportunities build character, strengthen leadership skills, and create a sense of community pride. Our employees have the opportunity to work outdoors, with people, and in a variety of sports and activities. A position with the Park District is a great opportunity to explore your talents and develop leadership skills in a fun team-oriented atmosphere!

The Park District of Oak Park strictly adheres to an online job application process. If you are interested in applying for employment, you must complete the online job application. Once you submit your online job application, it will be available for review by the supervisors who are hiring for their open positions. Please note that resumes and letters of recommendation can be uploaded during the online job application process. We keep all online job applications for one year after completion. After one year, applicants must re-apply.

To respect the privacy of our applicants, the Park District cannot discuss applications with individuals other than the applicant (parents, teachers, grandparents, etc.). 

The Park District of Oak is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. 

Rehm Pool is opening Saturday, May 25! Ridgeland Pool opens Tuesday, May 28 for lap swim only. Click the button to view pool schedules.

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