Careers

We’re glad you’re interested in joining the Centerville-Washington Park District team!

Choose from the following methods to apply for a position with the Park District:

  1. Print the blank application, complete it with pen or typewriter, and mail it to the Park District. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view and print the document.
  2. If you have Adobe Reader Version 11 or higher, you may fill out the fields directly on the form. Please save the PDF to your computer before completing it, fill in the fields and then save it again, otherwise, the form will be blank when you send it to us. You may email the completed application to mail@cwpd.org.
  3. Visit Park District Headquarters to pick up an application.

Please see the specific position descriptions below for any other application requirements.

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Full-time employment:

There are no full-time positions available at this time.

Part-time, year-round employment:

There are no part-time positions available at this time.

Seasonal employment:

Administrative Assistant

Assist with program registration, park facility reservations and public inquiries via phone or walk-in at Park Headquarters. Provide administrative assistance for Hidden Meadows Day Camp by obtaining all required paperwork and preparation of class lists and sign-in sheets. Excellent organization and communication skills required. Must have reliable transportation. Late May-early August. 20 hours/week.

$9.25-$11.25 per hour

Park Operations Technician I & II

Duties include mowing, trimming, painting, and general field and trail maintenance. Schedule includes occasional weekends, evenings and holidays. Pay range I or II is determined by prior experience and education. Must be 18 or older.

$9.25-$16.75 per hour

Summer Naturalist (view Summer Naturalist Fact Sheet PDF)

Hours:
40 hours/week, May-August, includes July 4th, occasional weekends and evenings.

Illustrative Duties:

Administrative
  • Maintain accurate program records.
  • Submit weekly planning schedule for assigned public programs.
  • Prepare written evaluations of the programs.
Personnel
  • Assist Camp Coordinator with training sessions and planning meetings.
  • Provide input for performance evaluations of volunteers.
Programming
  • Plan and coordinate naturalist classes for Hidden Meadows Campers based on the weekly theme.
  • Plan and carry out various public programs including Family Nature Camp and Creek Week.
  • Assist in planning and conducting the Adventure Camp programs.
  • Demonstrate, lead and teach activities to program participants.
  • Serve as an outdoor education resource person for the camp counselors.
  • Research ideas for new program activities.
  • Teach a sense of care for the natural environment through proper actions and activities.
  • Assist with Summer Special Events as needed.
  • Work at the Park District’s booth at the Centerville Americana Festival, July 4, as needed.
  • Make recommendations for program improvement.
Public Relations
  • Serve as a public relations liaison within the community.
  • Maintain an atmosphere of cooperation and camaraderie between program participants and staff.
  • Conduct a litter sweep and safety check at the park first thing each day.
General Duties
  • Attend CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Ensure the safety of all campers by maintaining a safe, clean and controlled area.
  • Educate all park users on park rules and regulations.
  • By setting an example, encourage proper use of parks and park equipment.
  • Be responsible for all park equipment issued to you
  • Perform basic first aid as necessary.
  • Transport Adventure Camp participants to various locations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience with children’s programs.
  • Exceptional skills in organization and communication.
  • Must be insurable by Park District insurance to operate vehicles.
  • Background and knowledge of natural history and environmental education concepts.
  • An ability to work well with others and as part of a team.
  • Must be 18 or older and have reliable transportation.

$9.75-$11.75 per hour

Hidden Meadows Day Camp Coordinator (view Hidden Meadows Fact Sheet PDF)

Hours:
40 hours/week, June-July, includes July 4th, occasional weekends and evenings. One week prior to staff training week (May). One week of staff training (May). One week after camp ends (August).

Illustrative Duties:

Administrative
  • Maintain accurate records regarding day camp.
  • Organize and distribute t-shirts to campers.
  • Organize daily distribution of supplies with the Assistant Coordinator.
  • Keep a daily log of comments received regarding camp.
  • Prepare a weekly schedule of volunteers.
  • Attend weekly program staff meetings.
  • Prepare written evaluations of the programs.
Personnel
  • Supervise all camp staff and volunteers.
  • Conduct training sessions, planning meetings, and performance evaluations of camp staff and volunteers.
  • Make recommendations to the Program Supervisor for staffing needs.
Programming
  • Supervise daily operation of camp.
  • Conduct camp orientation at the beginning of each new session.
  • Review counselor’s schedules, make recommendations for improvement and be a resource for programming ideas.
  • Plan, prepare and conduct weekly all-camp special events.
  • Sign in campers on the first day of each week.
  • Organize counselor and volunteer activity schedules.
  • Make recommendations for program ideas and improvement.
Public Relations
  • Serve as a public relations liaison with the community.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with the School District for shared use of facilities.
  • Maintain an atmosphere of cooperation and camaraderie between campers and staff.
  • Conduct a litter sweep and safety check at the park first thing each day.
General Duties
  • Attend CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Ensure the safety of all campers by maintaining a safe, clean and controlled area.
  • Enforce all park rules and regulations.
  • Coordinate the set-up of camp and daily opening and closing of the Grant Nature Center buildings.
  • Organize and set up all supplies for programs.
  • Pack supply boxes for daily programs.
  • Coordinate equipment distribution with the Assistant Coordinator.
  • Perform basic first aid as necessary.
  • Clean up site at end of camp and move supplies back to Park Headquarters.
  • Conduct end of the season clean up and inventory of program supplies.
  • Make recommendations for site improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience with children’s programs.
  • Exceptional skills in organization and communication.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Excellent supervisory skills.
  • Must be insurable by Park District insurance to operate vehicles.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • An interest and/or knowledge in environmental education.
  • An ability to work well with others and as part of a team.

$10.25-$12.25 per hour

Hidden Meadows Day Camp Counselors (view Hidden Meadows Fact Sheet PDF)

Hours:
Full-day: 40 hours/week, June – July. Half-day: 20 hours/week, June – July (with the exception of preschool weeks). Includes July 4th, occasional weekends and evenings and one week of staff training in May.

Illustrative Duties:

Administrative
  • Maintain accurate program records.
  • Submit weekly planning schedule of activities.
  • Prepare written evaluations of the programs.
Programming
  • Plan & conduct a well-rounded environmental education program to meet the needs and interests of the campers. Plan a schedule of nature-related activities, games and crafts based on weekly themes.
  • Demonstrate, lead and teach activities to campers. Supervise a group of 8-10 children, ages 3-12.
  • Teach a sense of care for the natural environment through proper actions and activities. Assist with all-camp special events weekly.
Public Relations
  • Serve as a public relations liaison with the community.
  • Maintain an atmosphere of cooperation and camaraderie between campers and staff.
  • Conduct a litter sweep and safety check at the park first thing each day.
General Duties
  • Attend all staff training sessions including CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Ensure the safety of all campers by maintaining a safe, clean and controlled area.
  • Enforce all park rules and regulations.
  • Set the example, encourage proper use of parks and park equipment. Responsible for all park equipment issued to you.
  • Perform basic first aid as necessary. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience with children’s programs.
  • Exceptional skills in organization and communication.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • An interest and/or knowledge in environmental education.

$9.25-$11.25 per hour

Summer Recreation Program Coordinator (view Summer Recreation Program Fact Sheet PDF)

Hours:
40 hours/week, End of May-August, includes July 4th, some weekends and evenings

Illustrative Duties:

Administrative
  • Maintain accurate records regarding Summer Recreation Program (SRP), Summer Teen Series (STS), Family Recess and Rec Camp activities.
  • Revise and update leader programming notebooks.
  • Add all comments received about the Park District and/or programs to the CWPD comment log.
  • Prepare a weekly schedule of volunteers in cooperation with the Recreation Coordinator.
  • Attend program staff meetings.
  • Prepare written evaluations of the programs.
Personnel
  • Supervise all recreation leaders and volunteers.
  • Conduct training sessions, planning meetings, and performance evaluations of recreation staff and volunteers.
  • Make recommendations to the Recreation Coordinator for staffing needs.
Programming
  • Supervise operations of SRP, STS, Family Recess and Rec Camps.
  • Review leader schedules, make recommendations for improvement and be a resource for programming ideas.
  • In cooperation with Recreation Coordinator, plan, coordinate, implement and supervise two summer special events.
  • Make recommendations for program ideas and improvement.
Public Relations
  • Serve as a public relations liaison with the community.
  • Maintain a positive relationship with media personnel and government entities involved with the Park District programming.
  • Write news releases about program activities and summer special events.
  • Conduct a litter sweep and safety check when at the parks.
General Duties
  • Maintain CPR and first aid certification.
  • Enforce all park rules and regulations.
  • Conduct park visitations weekly to assess program and staff success.
  • Organize program equipment distribution.
  • Organize supplies for programs and pack supply bins for daily programs.
  • Deliver drinking water to program park sites.
  • Conduct end of the season clean up and inventory of program supplies.
  • Make recommendations for improvements to all programs supervised.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience with children’s programs.
  • Exceptional organization and communication skills.
  • Excellent supervisory skills.
  • Must be insurable by Park District insurance to operate vehicles.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • An ability to work well with others and as part of a team.
  • Prior knowledge of and/or experience with outdoor recreation programs.

$10.25-$12.25 per hour

Summer Recreation Leaders (view Summer Recreation Program Fact Sheet PDF)

Hours:
18-26 hours/week, May 29 – July 27, includes July 4th. Additional Hours as requested and/or assigned

Illustrative Duties:

Administrative:
  • Maintain accurate program records.
  • Submit weekly planning schedule of activities.
  • Prepare written evaluations of the programs.
Programming:
  • Plan & conduct a well-rounded program to meet the recreational needs of the children.
  • Plan a schedule of activities, games, crafts, and special events to provide a fun experience for children in the parks.
  • Demonstrate, lead and teach activities.
  • Supervise a group of 10+ children in a park setting.
  • Assist with the Summer Special Events conducted throughout the season.
Public Relations:
  • Serve as a public relations liaison with the community.
  • Maintain an atmosphere of cooperation and camaraderie between program participants and staff.
  • Conduct a litter sweep and safety check at the park first thing each day.
General Duties:
  • Attend all staff training sessions including CPR and First Aid Certification.
  • Ensure the safety of all participants by maintaining a safe, clean and controlled area.
  • Enforce all park rules and regulations.
  • By setting an example, encourage proper use of parks and park equipment. Be responsible for all park equipment issued to you.
  • Perform basic first aid as necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Proven experience with children’s programs.
  • Exceptional skills in organization and communication.
  • Reliable transportation.

$9.25-$11.25 per hour

 

Contractual Employment:

Program Instructors (Contractual)
The Park District is recruiting to fill contractual instructor positions in the areas of fitness, wellness and general craft/enrichment for all ages.

Examples of Duties (illustrative only):

  • Plans and prepares to instruct adult and/or youth classes
  • Instructs adult and/or youth classes
  • Communicates equipment requests to program department point person
  • Maintains accurate attendance and supply records;
  • Promptly submits relevant paperwork as necessary;
  • Avidly promotes classes through word of mouth, social media and email;

Compensation:
Pay range is negotiable. Pay may be based upon a per participant rate or a flat fee payment depending upon the type of class, workshop or program.

Qualifications:
Requirements for the position include one year of formal teaching experience. Experience teaching programs to one or more of the following populations is preferred: early childhood, youth, teens, adults, older active adults and special needs.  Current CPR and First Aid certification are preferred. Candidates must have effective communication skills (both oral and written).

Applications:
Candidates with related training and experience who are interested in this opportunity should submit a résumé, cover letter, Program Proposal Worksheet, and example outlines and/or portfolio items to program@cwpd.org or to:

Attn:  Program Instructor
Centerville-Washington Park District
221 N. Main Street
Centerville, Ohio 45459
(937) 433-5155
Fax (937) 433-6564

Internship Program:

The Centerville-Washington Park District has designed an internship program to provide students with a well-rounded experience introducing them to all aspects of a diverse and comprehensive parks and recreation program. This provides students with an opportunity to put what they have learned to work. It is a “hands-on” experience that reflects what parks and recreation professionals do on the job to provide programs and services to the community.

The Park District provides paid internships to students in parks and recreation, sports management, leisure studies, or a related curriculum from an accredited college or university.

If you would like to be considered for an internship position, please submit a cover letter, résumé and 3 references to mail@cwpd.org with the email subject: CWPD Internship Program.