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:

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

Part-time, year-round employment:

Communications Specialist
Non-exempt, 20 hours per week, flexible schedule. The Communications Specialist works collaboratively with the Marketing and Communications Supervisor to enhance resident and visitor awareness of Centerville-Washington Park District parks and programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce print and electronic promotional materials following established brand standards
  • Design interpretive park signage and wayfinding maps
  • Contribute engaging content to CWPD social media channels as a member of social media team
  • Compose and distribute news releases to promote upcoming Centerville-Washington Park District events
  • Contribute written and visual content to cwpd.org
  • Assist with event and park photography
  • Evening and weekend program attendance may be required

Technical Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, WordPress and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Proficiency with social media platform management
  • Superior writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Experience in graphic design, content development and website management
  • Understanding of print process
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with print and media vendors

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and a minimum of two years’ experience in graphic design, marketing, communications or public relations
  • Valid driver’s license is required

Submit resume, cover letter, two design samples and one writing sample to:

Carrie Dittman
Marketing and Communications Supervisor
Centerville-Washington Park District
221 N. Main Street Centerville, OH 45459
cdittman@cwpd.org

This position will remain open until filled.

Seasonal employment:

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: $9.25-$16.75 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.