Work Somewhere You Love…
No matter how the Park District of Highland Park fits into your career path, we firmly believe that you shouldn’t just work anywhere, you should work somewhere you love. When people say they love the Park District they may be talking about our 44 park areas, 3,000 plus recreational programs, or one of our facilities including our indoor ice arena and gymnastics center, indoor tennis and racquetball complex, a recreation center, a nature center, 18-hole golf course, aqua park, or our Lake Michigan beaches. But, we know that what continually sets us apart are our employees who day-in and day-out create incredible experiences for everyone who spends time at the Park District.
What Makes Us, Us
Our employees come from many different backgrounds, but we have a few things in common; we are team players, love to have fun, and always put our community and our patrons first. Our employees know that we are in the business of fun, but that doesn’t make us any less of a business. We know when we need to get work done and when to let our hair down. The ability to lead, learn, and laugh when you are thrown into new situations daily is what we pride ourselves on and what makes us a great employer.
Our employees make us who we are by being who they are! They understand that the Park District is an integral part of the community. Each of us plays an indispensable supporting role in delivering safe and remarkable experiences for our patrons. Working here is more than a job. It fosters a sense of purpose and allows you to be a part of something bigger.
No matter where you are on your journey, we know that at the Park District of Highland Park, amazing possibilities lie ahead to help you grow as a person, in your career, and within the community.
Hot Jobs! Available Now!
Childhood Enrichment Aide
Seeking an experienced and dedicated Childhood Enrichment Teacher’s aide specifically for programming for children ages 2-6. If desired, candidates may gain additional hours by substituting or working as a front desk attendant.
Summer Camp Counselors & Lifeguards
Looking for the perfect summer gig? Work outside and build your resume. Perks include:
- $13-17 per hour
- Individual Basic Membership to Recreation Center of Highland Park*+
- Individual Seasonal Membership to Hidden Creek AquaPark*
- Two (2) free rounds of golf with cart included, Mon-Thu after 4pm at Sunset Valley Golf Course*+
- Refer a friend and you both receive a $50 bonus**
*Valid for use Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Holidays not included.
+Valid for use during non-prime hours.
**To receive bonus, friend must be hired, and you both remain in your job at least 60 days.
Browse our summer jobs below.
Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association
NSSRA facilitates year-round recreation programs and services for children, teens, and adults with disabilities who live in 13 northern suburban communities, including Highland Park. NSSRA is similar to a park district; however, they only serve residents with disabilities. If you are interested in helping others and working with a great team, you might be an excellent fit for NSSRA!