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2023 Summer Hiring Center

Use the Summer Hiring Center on our website to learn about open positions, check out the Frequently Asked Questions before applying, and get insight from our hiring managers and current employees on why you should apply today! Click through the tabs below to find out more on the summer positions available.

To view all of the open positions at the Champaign Park District, click on the button below:

Sholem Aquatic Center Positions

Children playing with tubes in the pool.

Sholem Aquatic Center is the place to be this summer! Help create smiles as a Concessions Worker, Swim Lessons Instructor, and more.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Lifeguard Certification Covered? Lifeguard certifications are covered 100% by the Park District
  • Who Certifies Lifeguards? We run the certification classes ourselves here in C-U
  • Scheduling? Schedules are done weekly for all positions for flexibility
  • 15 Year Old Positions? 15 year-olds can apply for Lifeguard and Swim Instructor
  • Food Handler’s Certification? Concessions workers will receive a Food Handler’s certification covered 100% by the Park District that is good for 2 years

Prairie Farm

Prairie Farm is a replica of a turn-of-the century farm complete with barns, farmhouse, pond, pasture, & flower garden. If you love being outdoors, this is the job for you!

Sports Positions

These jobs let you get out on the field and support our athletes! You can work concessions, maintain the sites, and even officiate games.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Coming soon!

Champaign-Urbana Special Recreation Positions

Champaign Urbana Special Recreation participants sit around a table with staff eating ice cream.

We are always looking for fun energetic people to join our team. Working with individuals with disabilities teaches skills such as patience, creativity, and adaptability.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Coming soon!

Operations Positions

Spend time outside in one of these positions! You can help maintain the beauty of our natural areas, prepare fields for sporting events, repair facilities, and more. 


Frequently Asked Questions:

Coming soon!

Summer Youth Program Positions

Summer vacation is even better with sports, games, pool days, and field trips! The job opportunities in our Summer Youth Programs let you work directly with participants to give them the best summer ever.


Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Hours/shifts? Camp begins at 7:30a and ends at 5:30 p. Days are broken up into half-day shifts (morning or afternoon), more hours available, if desired. 
  • Vacations/Time Off Requests? We are flexible but prefer that you give us advance notice using the questionnaire we send out prior to hiring.  However, since this is only a 10-week program, requesting several weeks off will be taken into consideration.

Volunteer with Champaign Park District

Volunteer all summer long with the Champaign Park District! Natural Areas, Special Events, Sports, and more need your help to make them happen.







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