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.

 

Applications for summer 2015 seasonal positions are now being accepted.
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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

Network Manager

 

Network Manager

Rate: $41,897 annual ($20.1425/hour) minimum

Method for applying: Apply online.
 
Closing date: Open until filled.
 
Brief description: A full-time, exempt position under the supervision of the I.T. Manager. The Network Manager maintains the network infrastructure to assure continuous operations to support the achievement of the Park District’s goals and objectives.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Maintain servers and networks including capacity management.
  • Resolve network/Internet connections issues.
  • Maintain network change documentation.
  • Plan implement and test disaster recovery.
  • Maintain HyperV/SharePoint/Exchange/SQL Servers.
  • Set-up and maintain wireless networks.
  • Provide Tier-II level support for both hardware software and VoIP issues.
  • Install and configure hardware/software.
  • Provide automation through PowerShell scripting.
  • Maintain Enterprise Virus solution.
  • Maintain state-of-art knowledge; serve as an advisor to the Park District recommending and testing new technology and/or applications.
  • Work with external contractors providing direction as needed; manage SLA.

Qualifications:

  • In-depth knowledge of network administration; Certified Network Administrator preferred.
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science preferred.
  • In-depth interpersonal skills: demonstrated emotional intelligence; sensitivity and empathy; reliability, consistency and trust.
  • Certification in Microsoft Exchange.
  • In-depth communication skills: ability to translate technical information to non-technical people.
  • Organization skills; ability to multi-task essential.
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work without supervision.
  • In-depth analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Seasoned level of broad Server, networking and telecommunication experience.

 

 

Part Time

 

Events Assistant

 

Rate: $13.00/hour minimum

 

Method for applyingApply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description: A part-time position under the supervision of the Development & Corporate Services Manager.  Responsible for marketing Lake Metroparks facilities to individuals and brides for the purpose of scheduling and coordinating events.  Duties include client relations, conducting facility orientation tours with potential clients to show rental spaces, process internal facility reservations, and maintain accurate sales reports and records. Hours vary, averaging 28 hours per week. Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement facility rental events; actively assist brides/clients with event planning needs and be present the day of event from set-up through the end of event.

  • Manage timely correspondence of phone calls, e-mail responses and mailings to support event sales.

  • Maintain contracts, invoices, and other sales correspondence; communicate event bookings and activities to staff via event sheets, set ups, ranger requests, alcohol requests, etc.

  • Provide excellence in guest services by ensuring visitor safety, using courtesy to drive each client and visitor interaction, by effectively promoting Lake Metroparks, and by keeping operations efficient.

  • Monitor department information on agency website and make update request to department supervisor.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Development and Corporate Services Manager.

Qualifications:   

  • Coursework and/or degree in hospitality/marketing or equivalent preferred.

  • Demonstrated sales and marketing skills; minimum two years sales and special event experience required.

  • Excellent customer service and strong organizational skills.  Excellent verbal and written communications skills, and the ability to work well in a team environment.

  • Computer proficient in Microsoft Office/Word/Excel and e-mail.

  • Demonstrated flexibility; ability to readily adjust to the needs of the situation.

  • In-depth interpersonal skills: demonstrated emotional intelligence; self-awareness, accurate self-assessment, sensitivity, honesty, reliability, trust and consistency.

Maintenance Park Worker (Farmpark - Weekends)

 

Rate: $9.25/hour minimum

 

Method for ApplyingApply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description/Requirements:  Part-time weekend maintenance position working 16-28 hours per week, year-round at Farmpark in Kirtland.  Must be willing to work primarily weekends.  Requires highly motivated individual with ability to perform physical labor, snow removal, janitorial duties, minor repairs, painting, litter removal, and assist with special events/park programs.

 

 

Children’s Naturalist

 

Rate: $9.25/hour minimum

 

Method for ApplyingApply online.

 

Closing date: Open until filled.

 

Brief description: Under the direction of the Schoolhouse Manager, the part-time Children’s Naturalist plans, organizes, coordinates and carries out a variety of educational programs and activities relating to natural history and resources, the environment, conservation or wildlife management specifically for children.  The children’s naturalist trains and supervises volunteers and junior volunteers who assist in programming.  Scheduled to work 28 hours per week maximum.

 

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in natural history, education or related field, or associates degree plus equivalent four years experience.  Past experience with school age children essential.

 

Desirable Traits/Skills:  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Creative, flexible, and well organized.  Ability to relate well with children.  Must be energetic, able to lift 50 lbs., walk up and down hills and work in an outdoor setting.  Ability to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends.  Computer skills desirable.  Must have valid Ohio drivers’ license with good record to be insurable by Lake Metroparks auto insurance.

 

 

Interpretive Naturalist

Rate: $9.25 per hour

Method for ApplyingApply online.
 
Closing date: Open until filled.
 
Brief description: A part-time, hourly position in the Department of Interpretation. Under the supervision of the Nature Center Interpretive Manager, executes interpretive programs on natural and/or cultural history and staffs Nature Center. Addresses environmental issues and relates the above activities to the park district’s role as a land steward.
Hours: 24 to 28 hours per week.

Examples of work: Executes and evaluates park-sponsored and requested interpretive programs for adults and families at Penitentiary Glen Reservation.
Fills Naturalist on Duty (NOD) role on weekdays and weekends.
Assists with department programs, special events, projects, and other naturalist duties as needed.
Responsible for communication with supervisor via in-person meetings, phone calls and e-mail. Responsible for maintaining current knowledge of Lake Metroparks and Penitentiary Glen Nature Center/Reservation, in order to fulfill a role as park representative.
 
Education/Experience Required: Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, environmental education or related field or equivalent experience. Other Requirements: Valid Ohio Driver’s License. Must be insurable by Lake Metroparks auto insurance. Annually completes all necessary safety and professional trainings as required by Lake Metroparks and supervisor.

Desirable Traits/Skills: Ability to write and speak in a clear, concise manner, ability to work with people in a pleasant, enthusiastic and appropriate manner. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Creative, flexible. Well organized. Ability to stimulate interest and excitement about program subject and the park district in visitors and other staff. Available weekdays, evenings and weekends.

 

Maintenance Park Worker (Penitentiary Glen Nature Center - Weekends)

 

Rate: $9.25/hour minimum

 

Method for ApplyingApply 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.

 


Seasonal

Summer Seasonal Positions

Applications for summer 2015 seasonal positions are now being accepted.
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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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