Job Opportunities

Park Specialist-Full Time

Starting Salary Range: $20.00 - $22.90/HR

Working Hours: The Park Specialist is a full time non-exempt position working 40 hours per week, plus overtime. The scheduled work hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, including 1/2 hour unpaid lunch. Hours may be shifted occasionally to accommodate specific tasks.


The Park Specialist is responsible for assisting the Superintendent of Parks with the maintenance operations of the Park District grounds, facilities, and equipment. The work includes, but not limited to:

  • Landscape maintenance operations for the Park District.
  • Custodial maintenance of all Park District facilities.

Qualifications: 21 years of age. A valid Illinois State Driver License (Class A). In good physical condition with sufficient strength to lift and hold 50 pounds.

Please email your resume to John Beto at or drop it off at the Depot, 401 Thatcher Ave., River Forest, IL 60305

Volunteer Opportunities

Special Event Volunteers

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

Apply Today!

Download the application below. Completed applications can be mailed, emailed, or dropped off at The Depot:

River Forest Park District
401 Thatcher Avenue
River Forest, IL

Email Karen Stille, Superintendent of Recreation at unless stated differently above.

Employment Application

Volunteer Waiver

The River Forest Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse work force. We are always looking for energetic, customer-focused individuals to join our team. The are age requirements for certain positions; be sure to check the listing for these and other possible requirements for the position you seek.