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:

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

Seasonal employment:

Administrative Assistant
20 hours/week. Late May-early August. Assist with program registration, park facility reservations and public inquiries via phone or walk-in at Park Headquarters. Excellent organization and communication skills required. Must have reliable transportation.

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)

Day Camp Counselor
20 – 40 hours/week, late-May to mid-August, includes July 4, some evenings and weekends. Plan and conduct a schedule of well-rounded environmental education activities, games and crafts based on weekly themes to meet the needs and interests of the campers. Pay range: $10-$11.25 per hour (commensurate with applicable experience)

Counselor position description (PDF)  |  Nature Day Camps fact sheet (PDF)

Day Camp Coordinator
40 hours/week, late-May to mid-August, includes July 4, some evenings and weekends. Supervise all camp staff, volunteers and daily camp operation. Conduct training sessions, planning meetings and performance evaluations of camp staff and volunteers. Pay range: $11-$12.25 per hour (commensurate with applicable experience)

Coordinator position description (PDF)  |  Nature Day Camps fact sheet (PDF)

Summer Naturalist
40 hours/week, mid-May to mid-August, includes July 4, some evenings and weekends. The Summer Naturalists plan and coordinate naturalists classes for campers based on the camp’s weekly theme. They plan and carry out Family Nature Camp and Creek Week and assist with planning and conducting Adventure Camps. They will demonstrate, lead and teach activities to program participants. Summer naturalists serve as an outdoor education resource for camp counselors.

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.
  • Ability to work well with others and as part of a team.
  • Must be 18 years or older and have reliable transportation.

Complete position description (PDF)  |  Summer Naturalist fact sheet (PDF)

Summer Recreation Leader
18-26 hours/week, May 28 to August 3, includes July 4, additional hours as requested or assigned. Summer Recreation Leaders plan & conduct a well-rounded program to meet the recreational needs of children. They plan a schedule of activities, games, crafts, and special events to provide a fun experience for children in the parks. Leaders will supervise a group of 10+ children in a park setting and assist with summer special events conducted throughout the season. Pay range: $10-$11.25 per hour (commensurate with applicable experience)

Qualifications:

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

Complete position description (PDF)Summer Recreation Program fact sheet (PDF)

Summer Recreation Program Coordinator
40 hours/week, mid-May to mid-August, includes July 4, some evenings and weekends. The Summer Recreation Program Coordinators supervise all summer recreation leaders and volunteers. They conduct training sessions, planning meetings, and performance evaluations of recreation staff and volunteers. They supervise operations of the Summer Recreation Program, Teen Games and Bonfire Series, Family Recess and other Rec Camps. In cooperation with the Recreation Coordinator, plan, coordinate, implement and supervise two summer special events. Pay range: $11-$12.25 per hour (commensurate with applicable experience)

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.

Complete position description (PDF)  |  Summer Recreation Program fact sheet (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.