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

Special Events & Food Service Coordinator

Location: Miller Nature Preserve

Rate of Pay: $35,000 to $60,000, commensurate with experience

Job Description: Lorain County Metro Parks is seeking a Special Events & Food Service Coordinator to manage reservations at Lorain County Metro Parks’ three event centers: Orchid Room (Avon) Sunset Terrace (Lorain) and Henry’s Barn (Oberlin). Additionally, this individual will be responsible for the purchasing and oversight of the Park District’s concessions and cafes. Responsibilities also include coordinating food service and catering associated with Lorain County Metro Parks programs. Facilities are marketed for corporate events and trainings, weddings, baby and wedding showers, family reunions, birthday parties, and more.

Job Qualifications: Applicant should have a degree in business, hospitality, event planning or equivalent with 10 years’ experience. Must have excellent customer service skills. Must be positive and motivated. This position requires flexible hours including evenings and weekends. Applicants must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license, have reliable transportation, and satisfactorily complete a background investigation. Lorain County Metro Parks’ policy prohibits hiring new employees who use tobacco.

Interested applicants should submit an application and résumé by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 to:

Jennifer Bracken, Assistant Director
Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Rd.
LaGrange, OH 44050
or via e-mail to jbracken@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Ranger Specialist

Location: To Be Determined

Rate of Pay: $43,000 to $67,500 annually

Job Description: Assists with the development, implementation, coordination and administration of the park ranger law enforcement program. Renders aid, assistance and information services to park visitors. Protects and preserves the land and facilities of the Park District. Enforces Park District rules and regulations and the laws of the State of Ohio. Performs a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled labor jobs in maintenance, and related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications: Associate’s degree in parks and recreation, natural resources, ranger services, or equivalent experience. Valid Ohio Peace Officer Training certification, three years’ experience in law enforcement (parks-related experience preferred), or equivalent. Work experience or education in the field of natural resources preferred. Excellent communication skills. Valid Ohio driver’s license. Applicants must be 21 years of age and are subject to an extensive background investigation. Applicants must be avail-able to work varied shifts, including nights and weekends. Lorain County Metro¬politan Park District policy prohibits hiring new employees who use tobacco.

Position open until filled.

Interested applicants should submit an application and résumé by 4:30 pm on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 to:

Paul Hruby, Operations Supervisor/Chief Ranger
Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Rd.
LaGrange, OH 44050
or via e-mail to phruby@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Service Ranger

Location: To Be Determined

Rate of Pay: $17.91 per hour

Job Description: Renders aid, assistance and information services to park visitors. Protects and preserves the land and facilities of the Park District. Enforces Park District rules and regulations and the laws of the State of Ohio. Performs a variety of semi-skilled and unskilled labor jobs in maintenance and related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications: Valid Ohio Peace Officer Training certification and valid Ohio driver’s license. Education and work experience in the field of natural resources preferred. One year’s experience in law enforcement (park-related experience preferred) or equivalent. Applicants must be 21 years of age and are subject to an extensive background investigation. Applicants must be available to work varied shifts, including nights and weekends. Lorain County Metro Park District’s policy prohibits hiring new employees who use tobacco.

Position open until filled.

Interested applicants should submit an application and résumé to:

Paul Hruby, Chief Ranger
Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Rd.
LaGrange, OH 44050
or via e-mail to phruby@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Program Reservationist

Location: French Creek Nature 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 Brian McNally.

 

Interested applicants should submit an application and resume by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November 15, 2019 to:

Brian McNally, Cultural Arts Manager
Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Rd.
LaGrange, OH 44050
or via e-mail to bmcnally@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Maintenance

Location: Amherst HealthPlex

Rate of Pay: $13 per hour

Job Description: Performs a wide range of custodial and general maintenance, repair and construction 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.

Job 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 Jennifer Bracken.

 

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

Ryan Butcher, Facility Coordinator 1
Mercy Health Amherst HealthPlex
47160 Hollstein Dr.
Amherst, OH 44001
or via e-mail to rbutcher@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Maintenance

Location: Columbia Reservation

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.

Job 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 of 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.

 

Interested applicants should submit an application and resume by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to:

Paul Hruby, Operations Supervisor
Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Rd.
LaGrange, OH 44050
or via e-mail to phruby@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

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.


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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