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
  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:

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

Seasonal employment:

Park Operations Technician I & II (March – November)
Duties include mowing, trimming, painting, and general field and trail maintenance. Approximately 32-40 hours per week. 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

Program Coordinator (Hidden Meadows Day Camp and Summer Recreation Program) (late May – August)
Duties include training and supervising staff, coordinating special events, maintaining program records and supplies, delivering supplies to program sites and public relations. Proven experience with children’s programs, supervisory skills, excellent organization and communication skills, as well as a valid driver’s license required. Includes evening, weekend and holiday work. Must be 18 or older and have reliable transportation.
$10.25-$12.25 per hour

Hidden Meadows Fact Sheet (PDF) >
Summer Recreation Program Fact Sheet (PDF) >

Hidden Meadows Day Camp Counselor (late May – August or Saturdays in February)
Work with children ages 3 – 12 at a nature-oriented day camp. Proven experience with children’s programs and an interest in the natural environment required. Must have reliable transportation.
$9.25-$11.25 per hour Counselors (ages 18+)

Hidden Meadows Fact Sheet (PDF) >

Summer Recreation Program Leader (late May – August)
Work with children ages 3 – 11 in the outdoor recreation program. Proven experience with children’s programs and willingness to work with all ages at family and teen programming. Must have reliable transportation.
$9.25-$11.25 per hour Leaders (ages 18+)

Summer Recreation Program Fact Sheet (PDF) >

Summer Naturalist (late May – August)
Work with children in summer nature programs, training counselors in outdoor education concepts, and develop and lead programs for various ages. Previous nature programming experience and exceptional skills in organization and communication required. Current enrollment in natural resource or related program preferred. Must be 18 or older and have reliable transportation.
$9.75-$10.75 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;

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.

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).

Candidates with related training and experience who are interested in this opportunity should submit a resume, cover letter, Program Proposal Worksheet, and example outlines and/or portfolio items to 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 with the email subject: CWPD Internship Program.