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Forest Preserves Filling Temporary Positions

February 17, 2022 03:32 PM

Looking to spend the summer outdoors in a beautiful, natural setting? The Lake County Forest Preserves is in the process of hiring an array of temporary positions. "We offer a wide variety of seasonal employment opportunities with openings available this spring," said Laurel Diver, manager of human resources and risk.

"Temporary positions are available at our three golf courses, ThunderHawk Golf Club in Beach Park, Countryside Golf Club in Mundelein and Brae Loch Golf Club in Grayslake," Diver said. "We are looking for guest service attendants, coordinators, and food and beverage attendants." Golf positions emphasize customer services while maintaining the appearance of the clubhouse and course facilities. Applicants should enjoy working with people.

"At Independence Grove Forest Preserve in Libertyville, we are seeking food and beverage attendants for the Beer Garden at Independence Grove that opened last summer," Diver said. Attendants would serve as cashiers and operate, maintain and stock food and beverage supplies. Applicants must be legally able to dispense alcohol.

There are also openings at Independence Grove for a variety of other attendants. These positions assist preserve visitors at the entrance gate, marina and visitors center. Assistant manager positions designed to support Independence Grove operations are also available.

The Youth Conservation Corps is looking to fill a variety of crew leader positions this summer. The program, which includes environmental education and outdoor recreation components, involves developing trails, planting native wildflowers, installing fences and other similar outdoor tasks.

Several temporary positions in the grounds maintenance division are also available. Candidates for these jobs must be 18 years of age. Assisting in keeping buildings and grounds in clean and orderly condition is the main goal of these positions. Those hired for these positions will be expected to work weekends and holidays.

To apply for these temporary employment opportunities, and to watch for future job openings, visit or call 847-968-3242 to learn more about the available positions.

Media Contact: Laurel Diver, Manager of Human Resources and Risk,, 847-968-3242