employment opportunities

Be a part of the South Barrington Park District mission to enrich our Community through parks, programs and facilities.

South Barrington Park District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, South Barrington Park District complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

All offers of employment are contingent on a successful background check.  Interested applicants must complete and sign an employment application.  The South Barrington Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All regularly scheduled employees are granted complimentary membership to the South Barrington Club.  

For information on current job opportunities, please contact Lanita Palermo

Employment Application

Summer Camp Counselor

The Camp Counselor leads and acts as a role model to a group of campers in a variety of activities including sports, swimming, crafts, group games, and field trips. Counselors develop and engage campers in activities while enforcing Park District rules and ensuring the safety of campers, staff and the public.


Essential Functions:

Actively participate in training prior to the start of camp

Assist in monitoring and maintaining the safety of all campers on field trips

Swim and be attentive with the campers when at the pool

Assist in maintaining attendance, ensuring that campers are properly signed in/out

Communicate with parents/guardians about daily activities

Set and enforce camp rules and expectations with both staff and campers

Play an active role in leading activities to keep campers excited,engaged and safe

Understand, communicate, and enforce Park District rules and policies to the campers and public

Play an active role in leading a daily schedule as well as initiate spontaneous activities to accommodate conflict/changes

Inventory camp supplies and first aid supplies;requisition as needed

Attend all staff meetings and training programs as required


Knowledge, Skills,and Work Experience Required

Must be at least 18 years old

Must possess a valid driver's license

Must obtain CPR and First Aid Certification(provided upon hire)

Must have the ability to solve problems as they arise

Must possess basic knowledge of a variety of age-appropriate activities or skills applicable to camp assignment.

Currently working towards or has received a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Recreation, Physical Education, or a related field.


Daily hourly schedules vary M-F between 9:00-6:00 based on program and staffing needs.

Must be available for the full 10 weeks of camp *June -August.


Lifeguard and Swim Instructor - Part Time


We are seeking individuals who have a strong knowledge of swimming safety skills to oversee activities in our indoor and outdoor pools.

Qualified candidates must be 16 years of age or older and must have strong leadership, communication, and customer service skills. If you have an American Red Cross Lifeguarding/CPR/AED/First Aid certification, that's a huge plus! If not, we will provide training and certification courses!


Hours & Pay:

  •         Shifts are: flexible and will be anywhere between 6am-9pm, Monday-Friday and/or 7am-8pm Saturday and Sunday.

  •         Pay starts at $11.00 per hour, depending on experience.


Additional Information:  All employees receive a free membership to the South Barrington Club.  All offers of employment are contingent on a successful background check.



Current Job Opportunities

South Barrington Park District

3 Tennis Club Lane

South Barrington, IL 60010

(847) 381-7515

South Barrington Club

3 Tennis Club Lane

South Barrington, IL 60010 

(847) 381-2570

Marvin Dunteman Park

61 Penny Road

South Barrington, IL 60010

Community Park

8 Bridges Drive

South Barrington, IL 60010