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If you’re looking for a job where you can use your expertise to improve the quality of life in our city,
look no further than the Chicago Park District! 

Whatever your passion, schedule, or experience–we have a job for you. Apply today!

Who We Are What We Do  |  Why We Do It  |  Employee Benefits  |  Join Our Team

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Who we are.

As one of the largest municipal park managers in the nation, the Chicago Park District works to improve the quality of life in Chicago with recreation and leisure opportunities in safe and beautiful parks.

We offer thousands of programs and events, and are responsible for maintaining 28 indoor pools, 50 outdoor pools, and 28 miles of lakefront including 23 swimming beaches plus one inland beach.



What we do.

Every Chicago Park District employee plays an important role in the vital work we do as stewards of Chicago’s parks.

Our positions range from traditional office roles such as Human Resources and Accounting to more unique ones like Sailing Instructor, Cultural Enrichment Manager, and Tree Surgeon.

Whatever your passion, schedule, or experience–we have a job for you!



Why we do it.

We believe in contributing to our communities, and we take pride in knowing that our jobs make a difference in the lives of all Chicagoans. Our fun and supportive workplaces make every day that much better.
We offer opportunities to transition from part-time to full-time jobs, so there’s always room for career advancement. Plus, we have positions available in every neighborhood and with just about any schedule that accommodates your busy life.



Employee Benefits


Our employees are the backbone of the Chicago Park District, so taking care of them is our top priority. 

We offer competitive benefits packages that vary by position type.  Benefits may include a comprehensive health insurance package, Chicago Park District Pension membership, generous paid time off,
8 weeks of paid parental leave, and more.



Work for the parks! Apply today.



Equal Opportunity
The Chicago Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadlines
All applications must be submitted by the Closed Date as stated on the job description for which an applicant is applying.

Residency Requirement
Residence in the City of Chicago is required of all employees. Proof of residence will be required at the time of employment.


Any additional information not covered here or within the position descriptions can be obtained by calling the Human Resources department at (312) 742-5220.

Any person who is unable to utilize the Chicago Park District's online application system due to a disability should contact the Chicago Park District Human Resources Dept., 4830 S. Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60609, at (312) 742-5220 at least 72 hours before the closing date of the desired position.

In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Chicago Park District does not discriminate on the basis of disability in employment or admission/access to programs and activities.