Employment Opportunities


Full-Time Employment
Part-Time 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

Greenhouse Technician

Location: Miller Nature Preserve

Rate of Pay: $16.78 per hour

Job Description: Performs various activities associated with the care, maintenance, development and operation of public gardens, nature preserve, greenhouse, buildings and grounds. Provides the public with park district information and education through personal contact, programs and exhibits. Performs a variety of clerical duties including taking reservations, greeting visitors, answering telephones, and maintaining files, records and reports. Works evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

Qualifications: Completion of at least two years of college-level courses and three years’ work experience in the horticulture, greenhouse and/or conservatory field with some time at a supervisory level. Additional work in planting, fertilizing, pruning, cultivation of trees, shrubs and flowers or equivalent. Maintenance and mechanical experience is required. Experience should also include public presentation, customer service, scheduling of events and/or staff. Competence in computer use and office machines, data input, word processing, internet, data base, and spreadsheet applications. Must obtain Pesticide Applicator’s License within six (6) months of employment. 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.

Position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit an application and résumé to:

Jennifer Bracken, Assistant Director
Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Road
LaGrange, OH 44050
jbracken@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT

Program Reservationist

Location: French Creek Nature & Arts Center

Rate of Pay: $11.44 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.

Job 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 Parks 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 résumé by 4:30pm on Monday, June 19, 2017 to:

Jennifer Bracken, Assistant Director
Lorain County Metro Parks
12882 Diagonal Road
LaGrange, OH 44050
jbracken@metroparks.cc

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Maintenance

Location: Splash Zone

Rate of Pay: $12.24 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 Erica Rainey.

Position open until filled. Interested applicants should submit an application and résumé to:

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

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Food Service

Location: Orchid Café - Miller Nature Preserve

Rate of Pay: $8.15 per hour

Dates: Memorial Day to Labor Day

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week - Tuesdays through Saturdays

Job Summary: The Food Service position will assist with food prep and service at The Orchid Café, located at Miller Nature Preserve. Menu includes soups, sandwiches and salads. Duties also cash handling, answering phones, cleanup and general customer service. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and have excellent organizational and communication skills. Lorain County Metro Parks policy prohibits the hiring of new employees who use tobacco.

For More information contact Rachael Gilles at 440-937-0898. Applicants should submit an application online by clicking here.

 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.

 


Water Safety Instructor

Location: Mercy Health & Recreation Center

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:

Steve Rhein, Facility Coordinator
Mercy Health and Recreation Center
47160 Hollstein Drive
Amherst, OH 44001
(440) 984-3470 ext. 223
srhein@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

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.

Job 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.

Anticipated Work Dates/Hours:

  • June 19 - 22, 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • June 26 - 30, 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • July 6, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • July 10 - 14, 9:00am - 1:30pm

 

Interested applicants should submit an application, cover letter, and resume to:

Brian McNally
Cultural Arts Programmer
French Creek Nature & Arts Center
4530 Colorado Ave.
Sheffield Village, OH 44054
(440) 949-5200 x226
or bmcnally@metroparks.cc


 

Lorain County Metro Parks is an equal opportunity employer.


Lifeguards

Splash Zone Aquatic Center and Mercy Health & Recreation Center 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. Call Laurie or Erica at (440) 774-5059 for more information or fill out application on line. 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 2
Splash Zone
95 West Hamilton
Oberlin, OH 44074
erainey@metroparks.cc
Steve Rhein, Facility Coordinator
Mercy Health and Recreation Center
47160 Hollstein Drive
Amherst, OH 44001
(440) 984-3470 ext. 223
srhein@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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