Employment opportunities

Lake Metroparks is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin or disability in employment.

Ways to apply

Apply online

Download employment application (PDF)

Send cover letter and resume to or apply in person at: 
Lake Metroparks Administrative Offices
Personnel Department
11211 Spear Rd.
Concord Twp., OH 44077

Contact information
phone: 440-639-7275
fax: 440-639-9126
email

Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm
TTY Capabilities are available by calling 1-800-669-9226

Summer Seasonal Positions

Applications for summer 2015 seasonal positions are now being accepted.
Click here for more information.

Full Time

Farmpark Administrator
Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio

Rate: $61,508/annual minimum, Exempt

Method for applying: Apply online.
 
Closing date: Open until filled.
 
Brief description: Lake Metroparks Farmpark is a 235 acre agriculturally themed park, educational facility and special event venue which attracts up to 200,000 visitors annually. The Farmpark Administrator directs and leads staff to manage its facilities, grounds, physical plant, programs and special events in order to fulfill the mission of Farmpark and Lake Metroparks and to provide a high standard of customer service to the public.

Requirements:

  • Direct and manage staff: select, hire, train and coach; assure performance and morale; determine structure and staffing of the organization
  • Direct and monitor daily Farmpark operations and address issues, as required.
    Oversee the development of the Farmpark operating and capital budgets, monitor expenses and revenues, approve all purchase requisitions; oversee large contracts with outside vendors.
  • Oversee the development of new facilities, events, programs and exhibits.
  • Serve on the Lake Metroparks Management Team to assist with the development of agency policies and initiatives, capital improvements, etc.
  • Demonstrate in-depth written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to write and edit for publication. Work with the Marketing department to develop and implement the marketing of the Farmpark facility, events and programs.
    Bachelor’s Degree in Management, Education, Parks and Recreation, Natural History, Horticulture/Agriculture or equivalent experience.

 

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Part Time

 

 

Gift Shop Sales Associate (Year-round) - Penitentiary Glen Nature Center

 

Rate: $8.10/hour minimum

 

Method for applying: Apply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements:  Under the direction of the Gift Shop Manager, the part-time Gift Shop Sales Associate will work at The Nature Store at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center in Kirtland.  Seeking a responsible, experienced individual with retail background and excellent customer service skills.  On occasion must be able to lift up to 15 lbs.  Experience in computer based register system helpful.  Must be flexible to work approximately 12-18 hours per week on needed Sundays and all Mondays.   Will also work occasional Saturdays, other weekdays, evenings and holidays as needed.

 

Golf Maintenance Worker - Pine Ridge Country Club

 

Rate: $8.10/hour minimum

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements: Building, grounds and/or golf course maintenance. Requirements: Some experience with turf/landscape, building maintenance, painting helpful. Willing to work flexible hours, weekends, evenings and holidays. Must be able to perform manual labor.

 

 

Gift Shop Sales Clerk (Year-round)

 

Rate: $8.10/hour minimum

 

Method for applying: Apply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements:  Part-time position as Gift Shop Sales Clerk at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland using a register to sell merchandise to visitors.

Must have retail experience with cash handling.  Requires a friendly, dependable, personable individual with the desire to provide exceptional customer service.  Must be able to work primarily Saturdays (other days as needed).  Will be needed weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) during special events throughout the year, and must be flexible to work as needed and evenings in the month of December for Country Lights event.

 

Park Maintenance Worker (Part-time/Weekends - Penitentiary Glen Nature Center)

 

Rate: $9.25/hour minimum

 

Method for applying: Apply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements:  Part-time weekend custodial/facility maintenance position working 16-24 hours per week (usually 16), year-round at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center in Kirtland.  Must be willing to work primarily Saturdays and Sundays, some holidays and evenings required.  Requires highly motivated individual with excellent customer service skills to assist with special events and programs as needed, with the ability to perform physical labor, janitorial duties, minor repairs, painting, litter removal, landscaping and snow removal.  Also may serve as a room host to park rental clients.

 

 

Park Maintenance Worker (Weekdays)

 

Rate: $9.25/hour minimum

 

Method for ApplyingApply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements:  Part-time position working Monday, Tuesday & Wednesdays year-round in building maintenance at Penitentiary Glen Nature Center in Kirtland.  Some weekends, holidays and evenings required.  Requires highly motivated individual with the ability to perform physical labor, snow removal, janitorial duties, minor repairs, painting, litter removal, landscaping, and assist with special events/park programs.  Ability to process orders and stock supplies.  Experience in troubleshooting HVAC systems helpful.

 

 


Seasonal

Summer Seasonal Positions

Applications for summer 2015 seasonal positions are now being accepted.
Click here for more information.

Internships

Lake Metroparks Farmpark College Internship Program

Mission

Lake Metroparks Farmpark’s mission is to help our urban society understand how farmers raise food, fiber, and other products that sustain and enhance human life. To fulfill this vision, Lake Metroparks Farmpark maintains a collection of livestock including equine, bovine, caprine, porcine, ovine, and avian individuals. Sustaining a suitable group of animals to meet exhibit and program needs is the goal of the Animal Care and Interpretation Department.

Introduction

Lake Metroparks Farmpark’s College Internship Program works with students to develop animal care and handling techniques as well as routine care procedures. Staff will work with interns to meet specific curriculum requirements for college credit.

Interns will be scheduled depending on time required to meet interns curriculum needs, availability of staff, and timing of animal care tasks. Hours will vary and, as animal care is a 24/7 responsibility, may include weekends and/or holidays. This is an unpaid internship and on-site housing is not available.

Click here to download internship letter with objectives, requirements and contact information.

Lake Metroparks Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center
College Internship Program

The mission of the Kevin P. Clinton d and orphaned animals receive care and rehabilitation at the Kevin P. Clinton Wildlife Center—many eventually resume life in the wild. Some animals that cannot be released may become animal ambassadors and assist us in teaching about wildlife issues and conservation. 

Introduction

To teach students the basic procedures and protocols involved with wildlife education and rehabilitation. They will develop and practice skills of animal husbandry/triage, environmental programming and handling/enrichment for program animals directly from professionals in their field of interest.

The students work a predictable, regular schedule and work six to eight weeks or more. Work days are 8 am to 5 pm.  Two-9 hour days are required per week, although interns can work up to 40 hours per week. The internship is unpaid and housing is not available. 

Click here to download internship letter with objectives, requirements and contact information.

 

 

 

 

 
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