Employment & Volunteer Opportunities
If you would like to gain rewarding experience volunteering or working with Orange Community Education & Recreation department please visit this web page often to learn about exciting opportunities.

All program areas of the department need volunteer help on a regular basis and for various projects throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities are available to help with the department's many special events including Orange Jubilee, health fairs, registration fairs, Safety Town, beautification projects and more.

Volunteers are also recruited to serve on the Orange Community Education & Recreation Commission, on advisory councils and for other task or focus groups. Click here find out more information on the OCE&R Commission.

Several employment opportunities are available with the department including year-round and seasonal positions. Core staff positions may have occasional vacancies and those will be advertised in the news and/or posted at the department's office sites and website. These include programming staff, early childhood teachers, support and operations staff, supervisory staff and before and after school childcare staff. Lifeguards and swim instructor positions are available year-round and summer camp directors and counselor positions are available during the summer.

Please note: A criminal BCI & FBI background check including fingerprints is required prior to employment (and for certain volunteer opportunities). Background checks are paid for by the potential employee and  are scheduled after applicants are interviewed.
Employment Opportunities
Volunteer program for youth currently in grades 7-9 (school year ending June 2017). Take charge of your summer! Learn new skills and have fun! Learn about responsibility, teamwork, safety, and the best child supervision techniques while assisting with all camp events including swimming, sports, arts and crafts and field trips. Gain skills to become competent counselors or trained volunteers working with children. This program gives youth the opportunity to receive in-depth training and practice supervision techniques while assisting with a camp group in our Lions/Cubs Camp. You will receive community service hours and a certificate upon completion of the program.

NOTE: To be considered for the CIT program, teens must be available for the entire six week camp, camp in-service week, and attend (with a parent) an orientation meeting on Tuesday, April 4 from 6:30-7:30pm at the Pepper Pike Learning Center. Please call Youth Department at 216-831-8601 x5100 or x5101 to save your space. Applicants must bring a completed application (signed by the parent), and a letter of intent (statement of why you would like to be a CIT). Download forms attached to this posting. Interviews will be done at the orientation. Acceptance will be based upon the personal interview, references and availability of positions. All students will be notified before May 1.
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PAL Program
PAL (Play and Lead) is our after school leadership program designed for students in grades 6-8 to learn about responsibility, teamwork, safety, child development and develop leadership skills while working with the Open Door/Youth program. Under the guidance of Youth and Open Door teachers and staff, students in the PAL Program will volunteer 1-2 days a week interacting with younger children – participating in and designing activities, playing games, reading stories, assisting with dismissal, having snack and escorting children to other areas within the PPLC facility. Acceptance will be based on the personal interview, application, references and availability of positions. Students must maintain a regular schedule. To setup an appointment, please call 216-831-8601 ext. 5101.
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Y.E.S. Club - Youth Engaged In Service

Do you want to make a difference in your community while earning some volunteer hours? The Youth Engaged in Service Club (Y.E.S Club) is a volunteer program for students in grades 6-12. Volunteers are needed for OCE&R Special Events and after school sports and classes. Cost is free however pre-registration is required. For more information contact Sarah Gnoddie 216-831-8601 ext. 5101.

Full Time
No positions are currently available.
Part Time
Open Door - Group Leader

Orange Community Education & Recreation announces a part time opening for an experienced individual to join the youth team working in the Open Door before and after school program.  Candidate must possess strong customer service commitment and the desire to collaborate with a dedicated and enthusiastic team of community education and recreation professionals in public school setting year round.  Ability to plan and implement youth activities before and after school. Knowledge of child development and a solid commitment to serving children and families. Should be adept in human relations with peoples of all ages and exhibit positive personality traits including enthusiasm, initiative and professionalism.  Certificate in First Aid and CPR and knowledge in the identification of communicable diseases and child abuse preferred.  School year part time position Monday-Friday 7:00-9:00am and/or 3:00-6:00pm, summer hours optional; other times as scheduled.  See attached file for complete job description.  Applications are available on line at www.orangerec.com

Interested candidates should email, send or FAX a resume with cover letter and completed application to:
Orange Community Education & Recreation
ATTN: Open Door Office
32000 Chagrin Blvd.
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124
FAX 216-831-4209
Email: [email protected]

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Custodian M-F 4:30 - 8:30pm
Orange Community Education and Recreation is seeking an experienced custodian for a year-round, part time 4:30 – 8:30pm shift, M-F.  Candidate should demonstrate excellent custodial skills with experience in classroom cleaning, floor care & maintenance. Interested candidates should click here to apply online.
Orange Lions Camp Counselors
The Orange Community Education & Recreation Department announces a seasonal summer opening for Orange Lions Camp Assistant Counselor. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30am-3:30pm plus additional field trip and planning time. The position reports to the Orange Lions Camp Head Counselor. The ideal candidate will have paid or volunteer experience working with children, and will demonstrate strong leadership, supervision, and program development skills. CPR & First Aid certification is required (training provided if needed). Responsibilities include to ensure the safety of all campers; assist Camp Counselor with planning of weekly activities; supervise, engage, and maintain discipline of all campers in group. See attachment for complete job description.
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Power Up Camp Counselors
OCE&R has openings for the recreation portion of the district's summer "Power Up Math & Reading Camp" for students currently in grades 2-6. The need is for head and assistant camp counselors to work M-F 11:45 AM-3:45 PM. Program dates are June 19-30 and/or July 31-August 11. Pay is up to $15 per hour for head counselor and up to $12 per hour for assistant counselor. Ideal candidates will have summer camp and/or youth programming/supervision/teaching experience. Contact Mike Callahan [email protected] for questions or full job description.
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Orange Community Education & Recreation
32000 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124  |  Phone: 216.831.8601  |  Fax: 216.831.4209
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