Employment Opportunities

If you’re interested in any of the opportunities below, please complete an Employment Application or submit a resume. If you are 18 years old or younger, please submit the Employment Application for Applicants 18 Years and UnderDue to the volume of applications received and the limited number of positions available, the Grayslake Park District will only contact those being considered for a position. If you are not hired, you may wish to consider our volunteer opportunities.

Seasonal & Part-Time Positions:

Permanent Preschool Substitute (Part-time, August-May)
The Grayslake Park District’s I Love Learning Preschool is looking for a substitute preschool teacher to cover for vacations and days off during the school year. Candidate should be able to work with preschool age groups including young 3 year old, 3-year-old and 4 year-old students. Candidate should possess a positive relationship with preschool students and staff members. Qualifications: Must be 21 years or older, previous work experience with young school-age children, ability to come into work with short notice, past teaching or day care experience a plus, ability to attend occasional preschool staff meetings to become familiar with procedures, and ability to work comfortably with preschool staff. If you have any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Kendra Ring at (847) 223-7529 or kring@glpd.com or Preschool Director Mary Kay Olson at molson@glpd.com.

Little League Soccer Instructor (Part-time, Saturdays in the fall)
Must have the ability to work with children and/or adults and understand their needs. Be committed to working the length of the program on Saturdays in the fall. Must have some soccer experience, be self-motivated and responsible. Download the full job description.

Days/Hours: Saturdays, Sept. 8-Oct. 16, 8am-1pm
Closing Date: Until filled
Compensation: $8.50-$15 per hour (based on experience)
Contact: Tracy Putkonen for further information at (847) 223-7529 or tputkonen@glpd.com

After School Sports Instructor (Part-time, weekdays in the fall)
Lead After School Sports classes with children ages 5-10 years old. Qualified individuals must love working with children, be highly energetic, creative, animated and patient and have a passion for providing a stimulating learning environment that is exciting and fun for kids. Download the full job description.

Days/Hours: Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursday, Sept. 10-Dec. 20, 2-4pm
Closing Date: Until filled
Compensation: $8.50-15 per hour (based on experience)
Contact: Tracy Putkonen for further information at (847) 223-7529 or tputkonen@glpd.com

Park Ranger (Part-time)
The Grayslake Park District is seeking a part-time Park Ranger to be responsible for patrolling Grayslake parks. Must have the ability to communicate effectively to enforce rules, resolve disturbances, and promote good will. Flexibility to work some nights, weekends, and holidays. Compensation: $12-$16 per hour, depending on experience. Download the full job description.

Recreation Instructors (Part-time position, year-round)
We are looking for part-time recreation instructors (21 years or older) who have experience working with children 2-12 years old to help lead youth recreation programs! We are especially looking for individuals who enjoy arts & crafts, science & nature, parent & tot classes, sports, cooking, and special events. Hours are flexible! If you have any questions, please contact Recreation Supervisor Kendra Ring at (847) 223-7529 or kring@glpd.com.

Birthday Party Leader (21 years of age or older)
Birthday Party Leaders are responsible for making the birthday parties hosted at the Grayslake Park District go off without a hitch. Birthday Party Leaders set up for birthday parties (tables and chairs), decorate the party room and set-up equipment needed for the birthday party activities. Party Leaders also lead guests in the activities, like sports, song and dance, nerf games and more! At the end of each party, party leaders cleanup the party room. Download the full job description. If you have any questions, please contact Recreation Assistant Patty Anderson at (847) 223-7529 or panderson@glpd.com.

Golf Course Cashier (21 years of age or older)
Cashier needed to work 4-5 hour shifts on the weekend at the Grayslake Golf Course. Applicants must be willing to pick up extra shifts for staff vacations and absences.

Barre Instructor
We are searching for enthusiastic, friendly, and energetic Barre Instructors for classes designed at all fitness levels. Days and hours of work will include a combination of weekday, week night and weekend hours, based on the programming needs of the District.

Volunteer Opportunities

Enhance your life while helping others at the Grayslake Park District. Those who are 12 years and older are encouraged to get involved by volunteering for programs or special events. Volunteers are essential to the success of our programs. Patty Anderson is the Park District Volunteer Coordinator and can be reached at (847) 223-7529 or panderson@glpd.com.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please complete the Volunteer Application Form.

Teen Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP)

Attention junior high and high school students (ages 12-15 years)! Become a VIP through our Volunteer Incentive Program and earn rewards (like movie passes or gift cards) based on the number of hours you volunteer. Opportunities include helping at special events, coaching your favorite sport and much more. 

Gain valuable work experience and get a foot in the door if you’re interested in working at Summer Camp or in another role at the Park District.

The more you volunteer, the more cool rewards you earn!
10-29 hours: 1 movie pass
30-39 hours: $25 mall or restaurant gift card
40-49 hours: 4 movie passes
50 hours & up: 1 free program (up to a $75 value)

Interested in becoming a VIP? Please complete the Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) Application or contact Patty Anderson at (847) 223-7529 or panderson@glpd.com.

Athletic Coaches

Be a role model for the youth in our community by volunteering to coach a team for the Grayslake Park District. Experience in the sport is not necessary. We will provide sport specific training to set you and your team up for success. Coaches must be 16 years or older to be an Assistant Coach and 18 or older to be a Head Coach.

Throughout the year, we look for volunteer coaches for several youth sports leagues.

Volleyball A co-ed league for grades 3rd-8th with leagues in spring and fall. Sign up prior to mid-March to volunteer for the Spring season; sign up prior to mid-August to coach in the fall. Contact Brice Walsh (bwalsh@glpd.com).

Girls Recreational Softball A spring/summer program for ages 7-15 years. Sign up by end of April. Contact Brice Walsh (bwalsh@glpd.com).

T-ball – A spring/summer league for girls and boys, ages 4-7 years. Sign up by end of April. Contact Brice Walsh (bwalsh@glpd.com).

Flag Football – A fall league for girls and boys ages 5-10 years. Sign up by early August. Contact Brice Walsh (bwalsh@glpd.com).

Feeder Basketball A winter program for girls and boys, grades 5th-8th. This is a more competitive basketball program. Fill out application by early September. Contact Brice Walsh (bwalsh@glpd.com).

In-House Basketball – A winter program for girls and boys in grades 2nd-8th. Sign up to coach by end of October. Contact Tracy Putkonen (tputkonen@glpd.com).