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Looking for an opportunity to have a positive impact on people's lives while building a fun and dynamic career?

The Crystal Lake Park District offers that and so much more! It takes different types of skills, knowledge and talent to serve the recreation needs of the community. Whatever your passion, schedule or experience, we have a job for you! Every employee plays an important role in the work we do.

Why the Crystal Lake Park District?

We believe in enriching ALL lives through recreation, parks and nature. We take pride in knowing that our jobs make a difference in the community. Our supportive and fun work environment are at the core of our values. We offer opportunities for career advancement and work with just about any schedule that accommodates your busy life.


  • Comprehensive Health Insurance Package (Full Time Employee Benefit)
  • Generous Paid Time Off Package (Full Time Employee Benefit)
  • Pension (Full Time and Part Time working more than 1,000 hours per year Employee Benefit)
  • Employee Discounts & MORE!

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Online Employment Application Form

If you are interested in applying for employment, you must complete the online job application. 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 has a limited number of positions are available. Please note: that our job opportunities change frequently, so it's important to visit our website often. Those candidates whose qualifications meet our needs will be contacted.

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Online Job Portal

Notes about Employment with the Crystal Lake Park District

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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. Any additional information not covered here, position description or an applicant requiring a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process may contact the Rocio Arreola-Escutia, Human Resources Manager, at 815.459.0680, ext. 1202 or email

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.

Rocio Arreola-Escutia, Human Resources Manager

Crystal Lake Park District

1 E. Crystal Lake Avenue

Crystal Lake, IL 60014

For more information call 815.459.0680 ext. 1202


Verification of Employment inquiries should be directed to Rocio Arreola-Escutia, Human Resource Manager at