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.

Download an employment application (PDF) >

Full-time employment:

Park Operations Technician
Salary Range: $33,000 – $50,000 with benefits

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the professional care and maintenance of 51 parks including but not limited to: mowing, athletic field preparation, playground maintenance, etc.
  • Assist with maintenance of vehicles, buildings and equipment.
  • Communicate and enforce park rules and regulations to park visitors.
  • Work in all weather conditions.
  • Assist with programs and special events.
  • Responsible for supervising and training seasonal staff.
  • Must project a positive image to the public.

Qualifications:

  • Degree in Parks and Recreation, Turf Management or Natural Resources related field preferred. High school diploma with exceptional experience in park maintenance will also be considered.
  • Proficient in Windows-based computer systems.
  • Be able to lift objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work well with the public and as part of a team.
  • Be able to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Must have exceptional organization and communication skills.
  • Must be capable of working in a fast paced and physically demanding environment.
  • Must be insurable to operate park district vehicles.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical exam, drug test, and criminal background check.

Application deadline: February 7, 2020

Send cover letter and resume with references to:

Park Operations Technician
Centerville-Washington Park District
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459-4617

Electronic submissions are welcome: mail@cwpd.org

Part-time, year-round employment:

Program Assistant
Up to 24 hours/week, with additional hours available in the summer months. Program Assistants create, lead and organize environmental, outdoor education and community recreation programs for all ages and assist full-time staff with program or event needs.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Fullfill CWPD mission through program offerings
  • Create new environmental, outdoor education and/or recreation programs
  • Implement activities and programs are desired or needed by the community
  • Execute outreach programming for schools and community groups

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create community recreation and environmental and outdoor education programs
  • Lead school and community group program requests
  • Project professionalism at programs to continue a positive public response toward the Park District
  • Research industry trends and apply when appropriate
  • Assist with programs and events
  • Offer new program ideas, and improvements to existing programs
  • Inform Community Engagement Coordinator of volunteer needs per program
  • Obtain/prepare all items necessary for each program
  • Set-up and clean-up of program locations
  • Make recommendations and purchases of program equipment and supplies
  • Follow CWPD brand guidelines

Key Technical Skills and Knowlege Required:

  • Knowledge of environmental education, nature, recreation
  • Knowledge of how to effectively manage and create a program
  • Group and program leadership skills
  • Communicate with staff, partners, and the public with both spoken and written word
  • Ability to provide appropriate information to a wide range of ages and abilties
  • Prepare periodic reports, maintain files and records using standard office software
  • Confidently utilize registration software; internet; and, social media avenues
  • Maintain First Aid, CPR, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogen certifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Windows-based computer systems
  • Be able to lift objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Be able to read, write, and follow oral and written instructions
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test, physical examination and background check
  • Be insurable by park district insurance to operate vehicles

Application deadline: January 31, 2020

Send cover letter and resume with references to:

Program Assistant
Centerville-Washington Park District
221 N. Main St.
Centerville, OH 45459-4617

Electronic submissions are welcome: mail@cwpd.org

Seasonal employment:

Nature Day Camp Coordinator
40 hours/week, May 18 – August 12, July 4 and July 18 required, some evenings and weekends. Nature Day Camp Coordinators supervise all camp staff and volunteers, supervise daily operation of camps, conduct weekly training sessions and conduct weekly planning meetings. Must have proven experience working with children ages 3 –12 and a strong interest and/or knowledge in environmental education. Pay range: $11 – $12.25 per hour (commensurate with applicable experience)

Complete position description (PDF)

Nature Day Camp Counselor
20 hours/week OR 40 hours/week, June 8 – August 10, July 4 and July 18 required, some evenings and weekends. Nature Day Camp Counselors plan and implement hikes, activities, games and crafts to meet the needs and interest of a weekly group of 8 – 12 campers. Campers range in age from 3 – 12. Must have reliable transporation and a strong interest and/or knowledge in environmental education. Pay range: $10 – $11.25 per hour (commensurate with applicable experience)

Complete position description (PDF)

Seasonal Park Operations Technician
40 hours/week, March – November, some evenings and weekends. Park Operations Technicians assist in the daily maintenance of all parks including but not limited to: mowing; athletic field preparation; turfgrass maintenance; playground maintenance; litter and trash pickup; hiking trail maintenance; truck and trailer operation; and fence repair. Must have reliable transportation. Pay range: $10 – $16.75 per hour (commensurate with applicable experience)

Complete position description (PDF)

Summer Recreation Program Coordinator
40 hours/week, May 18 – August 14, July 4 required, some evenings and weekends. Summer Recreation Program Coordinators supervise all recreation leaders and volunteers; conduct training sessions, planning meetings and performance evaluations; supervise operations of SRP, Teen Games and Bonfire Series and Family Recess; and plans, coordinates, implements and supervises two summer special events. Must have proven experience with children’s programs and prior knowledge of and/or experience with outdoor recreation programs. Pay range: $11 – $12.25 per hour (commensurate with applicable experience)

Complete position description (PDF)

Summer Recreation Leader
18 – 26 hours/week, June 1 – August 6, July 4 required. Summer Recreation Leaders plan a schedule of activities, games, crafts and special events to provide a fun experience for children in the parks; supervise a group of 10+ children in a park setting; assist with summer special events. Must have proven experience with children’s programs and reliable transportation. Pay range: $10 – $11.25 per hour (commensurate with applicable experience)

Complete position description (PDF)

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.