Thank you for considering employment with the Oregon Park District. To make the application process as easy as possible, please download the Employment Application and return it to the Oregon Park District. Applicant packets should include a formal letter of application indicating reason you desire to be a candidate, a resume including detailed employment history and 3-6 professional references.

Job Postings

Recreation Program Coordinator

Salary Range: $42,000 – $48,000

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field and/or minimum of 2 years related work experience in administration of programs and supervision of personnel.  Candidate should possess strong leadership, customer service, and management and organization skills.  First Aid/CPR/AED certified or the ability to obtain once hired.  This is an exempt, 40 hour per week position with nights and weekends as scheduled for programs and events.  This is an at-will position.  Coordinator reports directly to the Superintendent of Recreation.  Qualified applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and references via email to dan@oregonpark.org.

Position Summary:  The Coordinator is responsible for creating, planning, organizing, staffing, implementing, budgeting, and evaluating the following program areas:  Before and After School Program, Summer Camp, youth and adult recreation programs, and general interest programs.  Coordinator is responsible for assisting in customer service, which includes, but is not limited to customer issues, comments, complaints, and concerns and respond to internal and external phone calls, e-mails comments and suggestions in a timely manner.  Coordinator must perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Oregon Park District’s policies and procedures.  Coordinator is responsible for preparing budgets, financial reports and staffing needs, while making recommendations for revenue and expenditure adjustments.

Employee Benefits:  Medical, dental and vision coverage – Life Insurance – IMRF Pension Plan – Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation time

A full job description is available here.  Deadline for submission is November 1, 2021.


The Oregon Park District is accepting applications for the Board Treasurer.  Position requires approximately 5-10 hours monthly throughout the year.  The Treasurer serves as the primary liaison between the Board and Staff on financial matters.  Primary responsibilities include approving of all checks issued and verification of monthly financial reports and documents.  Position pay scale begins at $23/hr and is commensurate upon experience.  Click here for the full Job Description.  Further questions can be directed to Executive Director, Erin Folk at erin@oregonpark.org.

Catch the Wave is now accepting applications for part-time lifeguards to work at Nash Recreation Center. Positions require approximately 12 to 20 hours weekly during the daytime. A high level customer service skills and safety knowledge are required.  Please contact Nick at Catch the Wave, 815-713-4481, for more information. Training is provided for individuals not certified with the Starguard program.  Click here for the Catch the Wave Employment Application.

Extended Time (Before & After School) Instructor

The Oregon Park District is accepting applications for part-time ET instructors. Hours and schedules are flexible. The before school program runs from 6:15 to 8am and the after school program is from 3-5:30pm. The position will be responsible for taking attendance, helping with homework, leading activities and overall supervision of K-6th graders before and/or after school hours. Childcare experience is required. Please contact Tina Ketter at 815-732-3101 or tina@oregonpark.org with any questions.