Employment Opportunities


Full-Time Employment
Part-Time Employment
Temporary Employment
Seasonal Employment

 

Every Spring, the Lorain County Metro Parks increases its program offerings, gardens need tended, grass starts to grow, the golf course re-opens and visitation to the park increases. To handle all of this increased activity, seasonal employees are needed. Seasonal applicants must have a valid State of Ohio Driver's license and be 18 years of age or older. Employment opportunities are available in several of the parks. To be considered for a seasonal position please pick up a walk-in application at

Carlisle Visitor Center
12882 Diagonal Rd.
LaGrange, Ohio 44050

Or

French Creek Nature Center
4530 Colorado Ave.
Sheffield Village, Ohio 4405

Or fill out an online application here.

 


FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Park Maintenance II

Location: Wellington Reservation

Rate of Pay: $16.65 per hour

Job Description: Performs a wide range of general maintenance, repair, and construction activities while maintaining and improving the park district’s resources and facilities. Leads work crews, assists with project planning, and monitors park district grounds as assigned.

Job Qualifications: Completion of secondary education (high school or GED), (two years of college in the field of natural resources, education or related field preferred), and two years’ experi-ence in the field of natural resources/parks; or related field experience in skilled or semi-skilled maintenance and repair, or experience in construction trades and operat¬ing heavy construction equipment, or equivalent. Experience with directing others, assigning work orders, scheduling, and purchasing. Must be able to work weekends and evenings as needed.

Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and undergo background check. May be required to obtain a pesticide applicator’s license and obtain a valid Ohio commercial driver’s license of the appropriate class and with the appropriate endorsement(s). Lorain County Metro Park District’s policy prohibits hiring new employees who use tobacco.

For a complete job description and qualifications list contact Paul Hruby.

 

Interested applicants should submit an application and resume by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2019 to:

Paul Hruby, Operations Supervisor/Chief Ranger
Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Road
LaGrange, OH 44050
phruby@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Park Maintenance II

Location: Cascade Park

Rate of Pay: $16.65 per hour

Job Description: Performs a wide range of general maintenance, repair, and construction activities while maintaining and improving the park district’s resources and facilities. Leads work crews, assists with project planning, and monitors park district grounds as assigned.

Job Qualifications: Completion of secondary education (high school or GED), (two years of college in the field of natural resources, education or related field preferred), and two years’ experi¬ence in the field of natural resources/parks; or related field experience in skilled or semi-skilled maintenance and repair, or experience in construction trades and operating heavy construction equipment, or equivalent. Experience with directing others, assigning work orders, scheduling, and purchasing.

Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and undergo background check. May be required to obtain a pesticide applicator’s license and obtain a valid Ohio commercial driver’s license of the appropriate class and with the appropriate endorsement(s). Lorain County Metro Park District’s policy prohibits hiring new employees who use tobacco.

For a complete job description and qualifications list contact Paul Hruby.

 

Interested applicants should submit an application and resume by 4:30 p.m. on April 30, 2019 to:

Paul Hruby, Operations Supervisor/Chief Ranger
Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Road
LaGrange, OH 44050
phruby@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Facility Coordinator 2

Location: Splash Zone

Rate of Pay: $35,000-$55,000 per year, commensurate with experience

Job Description: Assists facility coordinators with planning, directing, and coordinating the operation, front desk, staff, maintenance and recreation programs of the Splash Zone, which has an indoor & outdoor pool, aerobics rooms with fitness equipment and classes, and a field house.

Job Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in recreation administration or physical education, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Two years experience in recreation management, preferably supplemented by five years experience in an organized community recreation program. WSI, CPR certification for the Professional Rescuer, and lifeguard certification preferred, but not required. Willing to obtain CPO or AFO certification within six months of hire.

Experience in supervision. Excellent customer service and public relations skills. Basic computer skills. Experience with maintenance and repair of aquatic equipment, developing and running sports leagues, development of special events, purchasing, and bookkeeping/point of sales. Must be able to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays. Experience working with people with special needs and beach experience would be beneficial. Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and satisfactorily complete a background investigation. Lorain County Metropolitan Park District policy prohibits hiring new employees who use tobacco.

For a complete job description and qualifications list contact Jennifer Bracken.

 

Interested applicants should submit an application and resume by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 20, 2019 to:

Erica Rainey, Facility Coordinator 1
Splash Zone
95 West Hamilton Drive
Oberlin, OH 44074
erainey@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Maintenance

Location: Cascade Park

Rate of Pay: $13 per hour

Job Description: Performs a wide range of custodial and general maintenance, repair and construc-tion work. Sets up facilities for public and private functions. Performs mainly routine tasks in maintenance and landscaping. Empties and disposes of trash and cleans all areas of buildings. Maintains floors, restrooms, storage areas; cleans windows. Mows grass, prunes trees and bushes, shovels snow. Maintains inventory of supplies and equipment. Inspects and secures buildings. Works at other park locations as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED and some work experience in the field. Ability to add and subtract. Basic computer skills. Able to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to carry out instructions and work alone on many tasks. Knowledge of the materials, equipment and methods commonly used in custodial work. Must be able to operate a wide variety of hand and power tools. Knowledge and ability to perform grounds and building maintenance in various weather conditions. Must be able to work weekends and evenings as needed. Must possess valid Ohio driver’s license and undergo background check. Lorain County Metropolitan Park District policy prohibits hiring new employees who are tobacco users.

For a complete job description and qualifications list contact Paul Hruby.

 

Interested applicants should submit an application and resume by 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to:

Paul J. Hruby, Jr., Operations Supervisor
Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Road
LaGrange, OH 44074
phruby@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Program Reservationist

Location: French Creek Nature & Arts Center

Rate of Pay: $12.17 per hour

Job Description: Performs a variety of clerical and secretarial duties including typing correspondence, and taking reservations. Collecting money, daily revenue balancing, greeting visitors, answering phones, and maintaining files, records and reports. Performs a wide range of program and staff scheduling, along with informational and preparatory support for programming.

Minimum Qualifications: Completion of secondary education; some college work preferred in the field of administrative support, public relations, customer service, data entry, point-of-sale accounting, or equivalent. Minimum of two years work experience in the prior mentioned field. Strong clerical, customer service, reservation-taking, and organizational skills necessary. Experience in collection of money, balancing, scheduling and public service preferred. Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license and undergo background check. Must obtain CPR certification within two months of hire. Lorain County Metro Park District policy prohibits hiring new employees who use tobacco.

For a complete job description and qualifications list contact Jennifer Bracken.

Position open until filled.

 

Interested applicants should submit an application and resume to:

Brian McNally, Cultural Arts Manager
Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Road
LaGrange, OH 44074
bmcnally@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Food Service

Location: Orchid Café at Miller Nature Preserve, Sunset Terrace at Lakeview Park

Rate of Pay: $8.55 per hour

Dates: Memorial Day - Labor Day

Hours: Up to 25 hours per week - Mondays through Saturdays

Job Summary: Food service and customer service positions will assist with food prep and service, cash handling, answering phones, clean up and general customer service. Applicants must have excellent organizational and communication skills. Food service experience is preferable but not necessary. Lorain County Metro Parks policy prohibits the hiring of new employees who use tobacco.

 

Interested applicants should submit an application and resume to:

Rachel Gilles
Orchid Café
2739 Center Road
Avon, OH 44011
(440) 937-0898
rgilles@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Water Safety Instructor

Location: Amherst HealthPlex

Rate of Pay: $9.50 per hour

Job Summary: Under the general direction of the Facility Coordinator, the Water Safety Instructor is responsible for the implementation of the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Programs. This is a part time position.

Specific Job Duties:
  • Ensures the safety of their students while teaching all levels of the American Red Cross learn to swim programs
  • Maintains open communication between parents and students
  • Successfully fills out all paper work associated with the learn to swim program
  • Attends in-services as required instructs with maturity, fairness, consistent, positive and corrective feedback
  • Put away all equipment used in class
Job Requirements:
  • Current certification with the American Red Cross in Water Safety Instruction
  • Current lifeguard certification desirable

Looking for Following Days: Tuesday/Thursday evenings, Saturday mornings, Sunday afternoons

 

Interested applicants should submit an application and resume to:

Erica Rainey, Facility Coordinator
Splash Zone
95 West Hamilton
Oberlin, OH 44074
erainey@metroparks.cc
Ryan Ladd, Facility Coordinator
Amherst HealthPlex
47160 Hollstein Drive
Amherst, OH 44001
(440) 984-3470
rladd@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT

Animal Care Intern

Location: Carlisle Visitor Center

Rate of Pay: $9 per hour (15 hours per week)

Dates: July 1 - December 31, 2019

Application Deadline: May 24, 2019

General Description: The Lorain County Metro Parks is looking for an experienced, motivated and committed individual to join the Naturalist Department at the Carlisle Visitor Center in providing quality animal care to our education animals and Wildlife Observation Area and subsequent programming.    Ideal candidates for the position should have previous experience working with and providing care for captive live animals.  Qualified candidates will be offered 15 hours a week, with some evening, weekend, and holiday hours as necessary.  This individual must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and in all seasons.

Qualifications: We are looking for creative, active, and motivated individuals. It is imperative for this individual to be invested in the professional care and management of education animals and public education regarding local wildlife. A working knowledge of positive reinforcement training and a focus on animal welfare is also preferred. Applicant must have the ability to work in a team oriented environment with staff and volunteers alike. Excellent communication skills are vital, effective public speaking preferred. Ability to work on multiple tasks (sometimes independently) and adapt to change is important. Knowledge of use of basic power tools for exhibit maintenance a plus.

 

Interested applicants should submit a complete resume (via USPS, e-mail, or fax) to:

Mary Ewers Joyner
Lorain County Metro Parks
Carlisle Visitor Center
12882 Diagonal Road
LaGrange, OH 44050
or mewers@metroparks.cc


 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.


Receptionist

Location: Amherst HealthPlex

Rate of Pay: Starting at $8.55 per hour. Part-Time (12-16 hours per week)

Job Summary:Under the general direction of the Membership Coordinator, the candidate will conduct customer service responsibilities including processing facility reservations, memberships day passes, and vending sales.

Job Requirements:
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Available weekends and summer months
  • Ability to process cash handling procedures
  • Customer Service
  • Communication Skills

 

Interested applicants should submit an application to:

Gina Clark
Amherst HealthPlex
Lorain County Metro Parks
47160 Hollstein Drive
Amherst, OH 44001
or gclark@metroparks.cc


 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.


SEASONAL EMPLOYMENT

Theatre Camp Counselor

Location: French Creek Nature & Arts Center

Rate of Pay: $9 per hour

Schedule/Hours:

  • June 10 - 13: 10am-3pm
  • June 24 - 27: 9am-2pm
  • June 28: 9am-2:30pm
  • July 1 - 3: 10am-2pm
  • July 8 - 11: 9am-3:30pm
  • July 12: 9am-4pm

Job Summary: Under the close supervision of the Camp Director, counselors will assist with the planning, design and implementation of French Creek Theatre’s two, week-long acting camps. All staff will be expected to create and lead theatre-based curricula to large groups of youth (grades 2-8), and assist in all day-to-day camp and facility-related operations as needed. This is a seasonal, part-time position.

Requirements: Applicants should have or be working toward a degree in theatre, performance or other related field(s). Theatre performance experience. Experience working with children. Reliable transportation.

 

Interested applicants should submit complete an online application and send a cover letter and resume to:

Brian McNally
Cultural Arts Manager
French Creek Nature & Arts Center
4530 Colorado Ave.
Sheffield Village, OH 44054
(440) 949-5200 ext. 226
or bmcnally@metroparks.cc


 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.


Conservatory Intern

Location: Miller Nature Preserve

Rate of Pay: The wage range for this position starts at $8.55 per hour and will be based on experience and abilities.

Schedule: This is a three to six-month opportunity and up to 39 hours per week.

Learning Opportunity: Learn conservatory general maintenance; care of various plant collections, pest identification, pest control, integrated pest management, pruning techniques, repotting/splitting of plants, bed aeration, watering techniques, fertilizing procedures, become familiar with park operations, and other related concepts.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the greenhouse technician and park manager, park service trainees will assist in the daily care of the conservatory and plant collections and may also assist with presenting general plant information to park patrons.

Qualifications: Applicants must be detail-oriented and have the ability to accurately follow through on work assignments without close supervision. A current, valid driver’s license and insurable driving record are necessary. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and capable of performing outdoor physical work. Preferably candidates are enrolled in an educational program pursuing a degree in horticulture, botany, landscaping, plant science or related field.

 

Interested applicants should submit an application and resume to:

Linda Paull, Sr. Naturalist
Miller Nature Preserve
Lorain County Metro Parks
2739 Center Rd.
Avon, OH 44011
or lpaull@metroparks.cc


 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.


Outdoor Aquatics Intern

Location: Intern will will work at various parks/locations

Rate of Pay: $9.00 per hour

Date Range: Late April - Fall (Up to 39 hours per week)

Job Description: This Outdoor Aquatics position will assist with planning and facilitating a variety of on-water recreational programs, camps and events held at various on and off-site locations throughout the spring, summer and fall season. Applicants will also perform various administrative tasks, as well as equipment repair and maintenance. Sailing, power boating, personal watercraft, and paddling experience are highly preferred. Applicants required to possess the Ohio Boaters Education Course certification, or be available to complete course before the beginning of season. CPR/First Aid required. Lifeguarding and Boating certifications (such as ACA certifications) are highly recommended, but not required. Weekend and evening hours may be required.

Applicants must have excellent organizational and communication skills. Must be able to lift 60 pounds over head and be outside for hours at a time. Other applicable skills include Microsoft Office proficiency and customer service expertise. Other duties as assigned. Lorain County Metro Parks District policy prohibits hiring new employees who use tobacco.

Goals: By the end of the season, the staff person in this position will gain a tremendous amount of experience working with boating participants of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels. There is also the opportunity to gain experience working with several types of boats and boating equipment. In addition, this staff person will utilize a variety of teaching techniques, and have the opportunity to design new boating programs.

Expectations: At the end of the season, this position will be evaluated based on ability to complete several important tasks. Evaluated tasks listed below:

  • Organize and perform program administrative tasks
  • Assist with the organization and maintenance of a wide inventory of boating equipment
  • Professionally and positively communicate with boating program participants and other park patrons
  • Facilitate a wide variety of boating programs
  • Work as a team with seasonal staff and full-time employees. Maintain a positive attitude throughout summer
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

 

For more information, contact Kayla McKenna at (440) 219-7873. Interested applicants should complete an application and send a complete resume and references to kmckenna@metroparks.cc by March 2nd, 2019.

Kayla McKenna
Outdoor Aquatics Manager
Lorain County Metro Parks
(440) 219-7873 or kmckenna@metroparks.cc


 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.


Children's Garden Attendant

Location: Schoepfle Garden

Rate of Pay: Starting at $8.60 per hour, based on experience, part-time

Job Summary:Under the general direction of the Senior Naturalist, the Children’s Garden Attendant will supervise public activities in the children’s garden including operating the carousel, performing light grounds maintenance and gardening, assisting with or leading public and requested programming, assisting in general operation of Schoepfle Garden. Temporary position.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Available weekends and summer months
  • Early and Elementary Education majors and teachers encouraged to apply
  • Fulfill all duties of the position including background check

Anticipated Work Dates: April 2019 - September 2019

 

Interested applicants should submit an application and resume to:

Matt Kocsis, Naturalist
Schoepfle Garden
Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Rd.
LaGrange, OH 44050
or mkocsis@metroparks.cc


 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.


Seasonal Park Aide

Location: Schoepfle Garden

Rate of Pay: $8.60 per hour. This is a seasonal opportunity that will entail approximately 20 – 39 hours per week. Start date is flexible throughout the year, hours available primarily from March to November.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the senior staff, seasonal workers will assist in grounds maintenance, care and the installation of new plant collections at our 70-acre botanical garden/arboretum, visitor services and duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years old
  • Available for some evenings, weekends throughout the year
  • Capable to fulfill all duties of the position including background check

 

Interested applicants should submit an application and resume to:

Matt Kocsis, Naturalist
Schoepfle Garden
11106 Market St.
Wakeman, OH 44090
or mkocsis@metroparks.cc


Applications may be completed ONLINE by clicking the link at the top of this page or obtained on a walk-in basis at the above address between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.


Lifeguards

Splash Zone Aquatic Center and Amherst HealthPlex are always looking for responsible individuals with good communication and swimming skills to be a lifeguard. Must have American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer and First Aid Certifications. In the summer months we also look for lifeguards for Lakeview Beach. In addition to the certifications mentioned above, lifeguards at Lakeview Beach must complete Waterfront Lifeguard certification upon hiring.

Erica Rainey, Facility Coordinator
Splash Zone
95 West Hamilton
Oberlin, OH 44074
erainey@metroparks.cc
Ryan Ladd, Facility Coordinator
Amherst HealthPlex
47160 Hollstein Drive
Amherst, OH 44001
(440) 984-3470
rladd@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.


Park Aide

The Park Aides perform a wide variety of semi-skilled and unskilled labor jobs in maintaining and improving Park District resources, including but not limited to: Clean park facilities; routine landscaping tasks (mowing, pruning, weeding, mulching, watering, etc.); litter and trash pick-up; operate vehicles and equipment; repair building equipment, painting and staining.  Must be able to lift up to 80 lbs and participate in park safety programs as well as adhere to Park District policies and standards.

Positions are available at most metro parks including Black River Reservation, Carlisle Reservation, Columbia Reservation, Lakeview Park, Sandy Ridge Reservation, Schoepfle Garden, Miller Nature Preserve, Wellington Reservation, French Creek Reservation, North Coast Inland Trail, Vermilion River Reservation and the Fleet operations. Fill out an application online or at the Carlisle Visitor Center or French Creek Nature Center.

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.


Golf Aide

The Golf Aides maintains golf course equipment and the grounds of the Forest Hills Golf Course.  Performs mainly routine tasks in maintenance and landscaping including but not limited to: cleans park facilities, performs routine landscaping tasks, assist in daily course set-up.  Previous knowledge of golf course equipment and duties preferred.  Must be able to lift up to 80 pounds and participate in park safety programs as well as adhere to Park District policies and standards.

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

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