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Employment & Contact Us

EmployementThe River Trails Park District is looking for enthusiastic employees to get started in some great job opportunities! The employment process allows you to complete an online application for any positions that are currently available. Your application will be retained in active status for one calendar year. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you for further information and a possible interview.

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The River Trails Park District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer! All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

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RTPD Employee Orientation Video

New Employees- CLICK HERE to watch our Orientation Video


The River Trails Park District utilizes volunteers in many areas and special events. Each season, we post an updated listing of opportunities for volunteers to assist with or programs’ success. All prospective volunteers must complete and submit a volunteer application, waiver, and release form. If you are selected to be a volunteer, you are required to complete a Criminal Background Check. For additional information on volunteering, please contact Patti Mitchell, Superintendent of Recreation, at 847.255.1200 or We appreciate your help!

Job Opportunity outside of RTPD

The SuperHero Parkour Academy is hiring a unique position outside of the normal River Trails employment opportunities above.  The job combines parkour training, party running/organizing and light office duty for a unique experience while having fun!  Please note that the candidate must love to work with kids!

Click here to see the job description- SuperHero Parkour Academy Job Opportunity

Contact Ram Krishnan at or (781) 718-8369


NorthWest Special Recreation Association is always looking for great people to join our team.  Whether you have years of experience working with people with Disabilities, or this would be a new experience, we would love to talk with you. If you are looking for a fun, fulfilling job while making a difference in your community, NWSRA has the job for you.

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NWSRA services and hires staff in the following communities:
Arlington Heights | Bartlett | Buffalo Grove | Elk Grove | Hanover Park | Hoffman Estates | Inverness | Mt. Prospect | Palatine | Prospect Heights | River Trails | Rolling Meadows | Salt Creek | Schaumburg | South Barrington | Streamwood | Wheeling

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