Employment at the Crystal Lake Park District

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In 2016 the Park District employed 436 employees. Of those 436 employees, 61 full time, 110 part time and 265 seasonal. With this seasonal employment number, the Crystal Lake Park District is one of the area's largest employers of teens.

The Crystal Lake Park District is the largest park district in McHenry County, Illinois with 17 facilities and 42 neighborhood parks with over 1400 acres of land. We are always looking for talented, energetic customer-focused individuals to be a part of our team. We offer a variety of full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. All positions are governed by Park District Operating and Employment Policies and Procedures.

All potential employees must successfully complete the required background checks and submit to monthly random drug testing as a condition of employment.

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Online Employment Application Form

The Crystal Lake Park District strictly adheres to an online job application process. If you are interested in applying for employment, you must complete the online job application. We keep your online job application active for one year, and you may access your online job application at any time to make changes or to apply for different positions.

We receive hundreds of applications annually and regret that each season a limited number of positions are available. Please note you will be contacted for an interview only if you're being considered for a specific position.

Online Job Application

Program Proposal

Do you have a special skill to share or a new program concept?

To suggest a new program to the Crystal Lake Park District

please complete the Program Proposal form

Mail or email the completed Program Proposal Form to:

Kim Buscemi, Superintendent of Recreation Services

Crystal Lake Park District

One East Crystal Lake Avenue

Crystal Lake, IL. 60014

University Student Opportunities

Park and Recreation Internships

The Crystal Lake Park District offers two internships per year for university students in their senior year majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The selected interns will be expected to commit to 40 hours per week for 14 weeks. This program is designed to provide the intern with firsthand knowledge and understanding of public recreation agencies. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the working environment.

Interns are allowed to witness and assist in many of the different job aspects that public recreation agencies provide and will work with and for different supervisory staff during their internship.

  • Program planning as it relates to starting new programs, supervising current programs and evaluating past programs. Direct leadership skills will be emphasized as students actually conduct programs and special events.
  • Facility management that includes programming, staff scheduling, supervision, maintenance, marketing and public relations.
  • Customer relations as intern become involved with countless number of patrons and guests.
  • Park administration, which includes budgeting, finance, policy formation, and public and professional meetings.

Field Study Work

The Crystal Lake Park District also offers field study work for university students in their junior year.

Application Information

Please submit a resume and a letter of recommendation from the university.

Kim Buscemi, Superintendent of Recreation Services

Crystal Lake Park District

One East Crystal Lake Avenue

Crystal Lake, IL. 60014

For more information call 815-459-0680 ext. 1217