Employment opportunities

Lake Metroparks
Personnel Department

11211 Spear Rd.
Concord Twp., OH 44077
Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

440-639-7275 • f: 440-639-9126 • email
TTY: 1-800-669-9226

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:

 

 

Full Time

 

Park Building and Gardens Manager

(Penitentiary Glen Nature Center in Kirtland, Ohio)

 

Rate: $16.0455/hour minimum, Non-exempt

 

Method for applying: Apply online

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description: Perform and supervise a broad spectrum of maintenance functions to assure building and gardens are properly presentable, Department of Interpretation events and programs are supported and safety of park visitors is maintained.

 

Requirements:

  • Seasoned level of supervision/leadership skills with broad building maintenance and gardening /landscaping management experience.
  • Perform and oversee general custodial and janitorial duties in three facilities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in maintenance specialty areas: carpentry, plumbing, painting, masonry, electrical (basic).  Ability to troubleshoot HVAC.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in negotiating and overseeing contracts with vendors and specialty services for facility, landscape and construction projects.
  • Order, maintain inventory and stock supplies.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in landscaping, maintenance of flower beds, water gardens, snow removal and ice control.
  • Setup and cleanup of special events, programs and facility rentals.  Act as a room host.
  • Ability to operate all types of small equipment, including power tools, push mower, snow blower, and knowledge of applicable safety regulations. 
  • Supervisory experience preferred.  Ability to work well with volunteers.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture, Landscape or related field, preferred.
  • Able to occasionally work weekends, evenings and holidays.
  • Valid Ohio drivers’ license with a clean driving record.
  • Interpersonal skills:  Ability to work effectively and communicate with others in a customer service oriented setting.

Download Park Building and Gardens Manager full time posting

 

 

Part Time

 

Park Maintenance Worker - Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland

Rate: $9.25/hour minimum

Method for applying: Apply online.
 
Closing date: Open until filled.
 
Brief description/Requirements: Part-time maintenance position working 16-28 hours per week, year-round at Farmpark in Kirtland.  Must be willing to regularly work weekends and evenings as required.  Requires highly motivated individual with ability to perform physical labor, snow removal, janitorial duties, building and grounds maintenance and painting, litter removal, and assist with special events/park programs.

 

Equine Worker - Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland


Rate: $8.10/hour minimum

Method for applying: Apply online.
 
Closing date: Open until filled.
 
Brief description/Requirements: Part-time equine help needed at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland. Hours will vary (not to exceed 28 hours per week). Must be willing to work primarily weekends. Duties include stall cleaning, turnout, tractor driving, general barn maintenance and possible exercising or driving of horses depending on experience. Must have valid Ohio drivers’ license with good record to be insurable by Lake Metroparks insurance.

 

Farmpark Interpreter - Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Kirtland

 

Rate: $8.10/hour minimum

 

Method for applying: Apply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements:  Lake Metroparks has an opening for year-round Farmpark Interpreter to greet guests and assist in the coordination of programs and events. Responsibilities may include presenting plant & animal programs to public visitors. Conduct education programs for groups. Care for farm animals & work in gardens. Requires willingness to learn new material and speak in front of groups of people (will train). Must be outgoing and organized. Hours vary (28 or fewer hours per week). Requires some weekend work.

 

Golf Course Grounds Keeper - Erie Shores Golf Course, Madison


Rate
: $8.10/hour minimum

 

Method for applying: Apply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements: Part-time and Seasonal positions available working at Erie Shores Golf Course in Madison. 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

 

 

Golf Course Grounds Keeper - Pine Ridge Country Club, Wickliffe


Rate
: $8.10/hour minimum

 

Method for applying: Apply online.

 

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.

 

Park Grounds Keeper (Part-time/Weekends - Eastern Lake County)

 

Rate: $8.10/hour minimum

 

Method for applying: Apply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements:  Part-time weekend maintenance position working 16 hours per week, year-round in Eastern Lake Metroparks.  Performs park clean up, grounds maintenance and snow removal.  Ability to perform physical labor.  Must have clean driving record to be insurable by Lake Metroparks insurance.

 


Seasonal

 

Golf Course Grounds Keeper - Erie Shores Golf Course, Madison


Rate
: $8.10/hour minimum

 

Method for applying: Apply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements: Part-time and Seasonal positions available working at Erie Shores Golf Course in Madison. 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.

 

 

Golf Course Grounds Keeper - Pine Ridge Country Club, Wickliffe


Rate
: $8.10/hour minimum

 

Method for applying: Apply online.

 

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.



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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