POSITION: Security


The Park Security Guard is responsible for supervising the enforcement of rules, regulations, and ordinances pertaining to public use of Park District grounds and facilities.

This position conducts routine patrol of parks and facilities, educating the public on the proper use of district resources and interdepartmental service requests.

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POSITION: Lifeguard/Swim Instructor


DEPARTMENT: Recreation



  • Must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Must be certified in Lifeguarding, CPR, First Aid, AED (May be provided by the Park)


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Pool Manager/Assistant Manager/Head Guard/Lead Guard



  • Responsible for safety and well-being of patrons in attendance of the pool.
  • Wear required uniform and maintain a neat, well-groomed appearance. NO body jewelry, pajama pants, or miscellaneous t-shirts will be allowed while on duty.
  • Upholds the rules and policies for the pool and park district.
  • Maintains an attentive outlook in the pool and on the deck at all times while on duty. Scan Zones.
  • Do not talk at length with patrons, friends, etc. or other employees while on duty.
  • Participate in the teaching of swim lessons, or other activities, i.e. birthday parties as needed
  • NO smoking, eating, or drinking, while on duty or on the pool deck. All lunches, etc. must be eaten in the office while on break. (Down time is NOT considered a break).
  • NO CELL PHONES while on duty. They must be turned off or on silent and in your locker.
  • Responsible for making sure your shift is covered at all times. Remember YOU are responsible for finding a sub as needed.
  • Assist with daily cleaning of the pool, splash pad, pool deck, sundeck, all pool filtration, and locker rooms as needed or assigned.
  • Assist in monitoring pool chemicals as directed.
  • Attend in-service training and staff meetings as required.
  • Pass vision test or wear corrective eyewear.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Pool Manager or Recreation Department.



  • Ability to provide high quality experiences to patrons while working in a potentially stressful environment.



  • Work place is likely to be noisy, active and even a disruptive environment. Potential contact with chemicals inherent to the operation of aquatic facilities.



  • Maybe exposed to negative weather conditions as part of the outdoor pool operation



  • Must demonstrate good judgment and logical thought proves in the execution of the essential functions of this position. Must react to stressful situations with an appropriate response.



  • A uniform refund may be available to those individuals that successfully complete the summer season with good standing.
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POSITION: Summer Camp Counselor



Under the direction of the Summer Camp Director, Assistant Director, Manager, and Coordinator the Camp Counselor will help implement the summer camp program through small group activities for children ages 4-12. Counselors will work with campers to create a positive, safe, productive, and memorable summer camp environment.



  • Supervise participants from time of arrival on site until the end of each day program, unless otherwise indicated in writing by the child’s parent or guardian. 
  •  Plans and implements activities in a manner which assures the health and safety of each child.
  • Brings new, innovative ideas for activities and projects.
  • Takes initiative in executing activities.
  • Attends pre-session/training meetings prior to the start of each program season.
  • The Camp Counselor must exhibit good problem solving ability and good judgment in keeping with the mission of the Blue Island Park District. 
  • Actively participates in activities with the kids, 
  • All counselors are required to participate in daily swimming activities (weather pending).
  •  Watches, monitors and communicates any special set-up, cleaning or maintenance needs to the Camp Administrators.
  • Keeps the Camp’s Administrative team informed regarding problems or potential problems (i.e. disruptive behavior, parent issues, etc).
  • Responsible for knowing and following the park rules, regulations and guidelines listed in the Summer Camp Counselor Manual (orientation and training scheduled prior to the start of camp). 
  • Arrives on time and assists with daily routine (set-up, supplies, meetings, etc.) and completes end of shift tasks (i.e., cleaning up, meetings, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned by the Camp’s Administrative Team.



Summer Camp meets Monday through Friday. Summer Camp hours are 9:00am-3:00pm. All Counselors are expected to be on site by 8:45am sharp (Unless otherwise directed). Counselors may leave no earlier than 3:15pm. (Unless prior arrangements are made with the Camp’s Administrative Team.



  • Previous camp or childcare experience and knowledge of program planning and implementation is preferred.
  • Comfortable swimming and monitoring campers in a pool for 2 hours a day.
  • Enjoys working with children ages 4-12.
  • CPR and First Aid certification (not required, but certification is a plus)



Frequent bending, standing, walking, sitting, lifting up to 50 pounds, and kneeling during the program . Moving and transporting of equipment as required for the day’s activities. Must be able to communicate effectively with participants, Park District staff, and the general public.


May be required to work during various weather conditions. When activities are held indoors, these conditions may include lighting and temperature. When activities are held outdoors, these conditions may include hot or cool temperatures or rain.  

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Prefer Paper?

Download a digital copy of our application. Applications may be submitted at the Blue Island Park District Main Office located at 12804 S. Highland Ave. Blue Island, IL. 60406

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Volunteer Opportunities

Earn volunteer hours while having fun! The Blue Island Park District accepts applications for volunteer hours for many events throughout the year. Individuals or clubs looking to volunteer may contact our Recreation Coordinator at 708-388-6421 or by email us at info@blueislandparks.org.


Volunteer hours are available on a first come, first served basis.

Volunteers over the age of 18 will are subject to a background check.
All volunteers must submit a Volunteer Waiver Form before the first day of service.

Volunteer Background Checks