In addition to staff, the Carbondale Park District is always looking for interns, fieldworkers, and dependable volunteers. We also work with individuals needing to complete community service hours.

Now Hiring: Grounds Keeper

Part-Time seasonal

Carbondale Park District is accepting applications for the position of grounds keeper. Work includes mowing, trimming, watering, trash pick-up and general maintenance. Applications are also available at the administrative office (618) 529-4147.

Submit completed applications and resume to: K. Renfro, Carbondale Park District, PO Box 1326 Carbondale, IL 62903-1326, or by email at

Carbondale Park District is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applications will be accepted through April 10, 2020.

NOW HIRING: Cook for Alice Wright Earlier Childhood Center

Applicants should send resume, job application and 2 letters of reference to or mail to

PO Box 1326
Carbondale, Illinois 62903-1326
This is a part-time position Monday – Friday 8am to 1pm. APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH March 13, 2020. Applications are also available at the LIFE Community Center, 2500 West Sunset Drive. The Carbondale Park District is an equal opportunity employer. Job description below.

    The Cook will be responsible for meal and snack preparation for children at the childcare centers. The major duties include preparing and serving menu items according to acceptable standards, use of proper food preparation and handling techniques. Must also have a clear understanding of Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), Department of Children and Family Services ( DCFS) and Health Department food handling rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills Insafe food handling and preparation
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in nutrition
  • Ability to prepare weekly menus, shopping lists and purchase items
  • Responsible for the cleaning and sanitizing of workspace, cooking equipment, and dishes
  • Prepare and serve meals and snacks
  • Work jointly and constructively with administration and teaching staff.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Inventory and maintain kitchen equipment
  • Participate in classroom cooking activities as assigned.
  • Maintain safe food storage area
  • Inventory kitchen supplies and equipment.
  • Maintain a daily checklist for cleaning
  • Coordinate with other Park District staff to carry out assignments
  • Assume additional duties as assigned
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Requires training of local health department laws and Ability to obtain an Illinois Food Handler Permit. Food Manager Certification, preferred.
  • Ability to pass a background Check
  • Ability to provide a current physical with proof of immunizations required by DCFS.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both oral and written
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong knowledge of food preparation
  • Food Manager Certification