Youth Jobs

Summer Job Opportunities for Youth at the Rockford Park District

The Rockford Park District is ready to hire area teens to begin working immediately. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced a summer jobs initiative called Illinois Youth Recreation Corps Grant Program. Through this program, the Rockford Park District applied for a grant to hire teens ages 14–19 to work in various Rockford Park District facilities and programs.

The Rockford Park District is one of many not-for-profit conservation, recreation, and education-focused employers in the state of Illinois to receive this grant. The grant from the IDNR Illinois Youth Recreation Corps is for $282,675, and will allow the Rockford Park District to hire 93 summer employees.

IDNR Youth Recreation Corps Grant News Conference

"I would like to thank Governor Quinn and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for awarding us these extra resources. The grant will enhance our community, ensuring our parks and facilities are well-maintained, and meet the needs of the citizens we serve. These jobs will provide area teens with a wide range of hands-on experiences and lifelong skills. Teenagers who work for the Rockford Park District will be able to put on a future resumé that they worked for a Gold Medal-award winning agency, one of the nation's best park districts," said Executive Director Tim Dimke.

The added staff will assist with recreation programs, and provide support to parks and facilities while working to keep them clean, safe, and environmentally sound during July and August. The Rockford Park District is ready to hire youth right now, and employ them through August 31, 2014. A total of 93 positions are available at the Rockford Park District through the IDNR Illinois Youth Recreation Corps program. Click here to view them all and apply online. Interested candidates can also apply in-person at the Rockford Park District's Human Resources department at 401 S. Main Street, Rockford, where a computer is also available for applicants to use to apply for positions online.

RPD Vision/ Mission

The Rockford Park District is the "best" urban park and recreation system in North America, as judged by those we serve.

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