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The Washington Park District is currently accepting applications for the following positions:


We are currently accepting applications for Finance and Personnel Manager position. 

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Job Description



Washington Park Pool Lifeguard (15 positions available)
This position will be expected to work an average of 20+ hours per week.  American Red Cross Lifeguard Training provided for all WPD prospective lifeguards.  Training will be held at the Washington Park Pool in late May/early June.  Cost for the training will be approximately $80.    

Washington Park Pool Assistant Manager (1 position available)
Under general supervision of the Pool Manager, the Assistant Pool Manager is responsible for managing the operation of the aquatic facility and the lifeguards/swim instructors.  This person should have an aquatics background and also have great communication skills.  This position is expected to work around 35-40 hours per week and it will include some evening and weekend hours. 

Washington Park Pool Cashier (2 positions available)
Employees will be asked to assist with the operations of our front office at the Washington Park Pool.  Work hours are daytime, along with some evenings and weekends throughout the season (June-August). 

Washington Park Pool Concessions (8 positions available)
Employees will be asked to assist with the operations of our concession stands at the Washington Park Pool.  Work hours are daytime weekdays and weekends throughout the season (June-August). 

Summer Camp Counselor (20 positions available)
Under the direct supervision of the Day Camp coordinator, staff is responsible for supervising children and coordinating activities for the kids.  Camp staff are part time hourly employees expected to work 15 -20 hours per week (as scheduled). General work hours take place Monday – Friday.

Washington Park Athletic and Special Event Concessions (5+ positions available)

Employees will be asked to assist with the operations of our concession stands at the Washington Park athletic facilities.  Work hours will primarily include evenings and weekends throughout the season (April-October). 

Park Maintenance (3+ positions available)

The Parks Department maintenance employee’s tasks include, but are not limited to: improvement of grounds, facilities and buildings, construction projects, maintenance of operating equipment, general repairs and cleaning, and landscaping. The Parks Department employee is typically scheduled to work from 7:00am to 4:00pm of each workday, Monday through Friday with some nights and weekends required. This position includes a one-hour unpaid lunch. The employee must also be available to work Special Events.

Athletic Field Maintenance (3+ positions available)

The athletic field maintenance position tasks include: preparation of baseball and softball fields for games and tournaments.  This position will be required to work weekdays, weeknights and some weekends depending on our field use schedule.  This position may also be asked to assist with the setup of soccer and lacrosse fields and also be asked to assist in other park maintenance tasks. 

Seasonal Mower Operators (4 positions available)
Mower Operators are responsible for mowing turf areas in parks, sports complexes, open spaces, around facilities, and other park district property as assigned. Responsibilities include operation of self-propelled front deck mowers, zero turn radius mowers, tractors, and other various lawn care equipment. Maintaining assigned equipment such as sharpening blades, greasing, and cleaning filters. The position also requires towing a trailer with a truck throughout the park district.  Age requirement:  21+.

Baseball/Softball Rec League Umpires (60 positions available)
Umpires will be in charge of starting the games on time, and officiating the game from beginning to end. Umpires will enforce the rules of the game, maintain standards of play at sporting events, and ensure rules are followed. Umpires must study and know the rules of each league they work. Umpires must observe gameplay closely at all times, and make calls based on the application of game rules. This position will include weekday evenings and weekend games.

All Washington Park District Employees should:

  • Be reliable and on time for each scheduled shift
  • Be great communicators and knowledgeable about the park district
  • Be able to follow directions and be thorough
  • Have a great attitude and enjoy coming to work each day
  • Be 16 years old** or more (15-year olds can only be employed if they obtain a work permit)
  • Preference will be given to park maintenance applicants that are 18 year or older

**Certain 15-year-old candidates will be hired based on the individual candidate and Washington Park District staffing needs.

Please complete the application below if you are interested.  

Washington Park District Employment Application: pdfJob_Application-19.pdf188.53 KB


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Please contact the Washington Park District Office at 444-9413 to share your feedback.  



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105 S. Spruce St.
Washington, IL 61571

Phone: 309-444-9413
Fax: 309-444-3849

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