Thank you for your interest in working for the River Forest Park District!

To apply for consideration, please complete an application, which can be downloaded below. Applications are also available at The Depot, 401 Thatcher Avenue, River Forest, during regular business hours.


Interested candidates can submit a resume and application in person, by mail, or by email (no faxes) to:

Mary Dominguez
Business Services Supervisor
River Forest Park District
401 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, Illinois 60305
708-366-6660 ext. 102
mdominguez@rfparks.com


We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Birthday Party Leader (Annual Position)

Responsible for supervising birthday parties. Set-up before the party and clean up post party.

Qualifications: Minimum 17 years of age. Experience in childcare or supervision preferred.

Hours: Part-time position working 2 hours for a birthday party, plus half hour before and after for set-up and clean up.

Starting salary: $50 per party


Park Specialist (mid May-mid August)

Assist with the day-to-day operations of maintaining the Park District's parks and facilities.

Qualifications: Minimum 18 years of age. Sufficient strength to lift and hold 50 pounds Valid Illinois State drivers license. Use of District vehicle to perform duties.

Hours: Monday-Friday; 7:00 am-3:30 pm

Starting Salary: $12 per hour


Summer Camp Director (June-mid August)

Responsible for the supervision of the campsite, camp

counselors, planning of appropriate activities, and overall safety of staff and campers.

Qualifications: Minimum 18 years of age. Must be 21+ for Thrill Zone Camp. Must have strong leadership and communication skills along with programming and childcare experience.

Hours: Monday-Friday

Starting Salary: $15 per hour


Summer Camp Assistant Director (June-mid August)

Responsible for the supervision of the campsite, camp counselors, planning of appropriate activities, and overall safety of staff and campers.

Qualifications: Minimum 18 years of age. Must have strong leadership and communication skills along with programming and childcare experience.

Hours: Monday-Friday

Starting Salary: $13.50 per hour


Summer Camp Floater (June-mid August)

Responsible for assisting the Summer Camp Directors in the supervision of the campsite, planning appropriate activities

Qualifications: Minimum 18 years of age. Must have strong leadership and communication skills along with programming and childcare experience.

Hours: Monday-Friday; hours vary by camp site

Starting Salary: $13.50 per hour


Summer Camp Counselor (June-mid August)

Under the supervision of the Summer Camp Director, primarily responsible for the organization and implementation of daily camp activities, as well as supervision and safety of campers.

Qualifications: Minimum 17 years of age. Must have strong leadership and communication skills along with programming and childcare experience.

Hours: Monday-Friday; hours vary by camp site

Starting Salary: $12 per hour


Volunteer Opportunities

Special Event Volunteers
If you are interested in volunteering at any of the park district's special events, please contact Karen Stille, kstille@rfparks.com, 708-366-6660 ext. 105.