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    Join our team. Check out our current openings + apply here

    What You’ll Love About Us

    Every team member at Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation enjoys a fun work environment where health, wellness and community are at the forefront of what we do and who we are. Our team is passionate about putting others first, improving one’s quality of life, and ensuring the environment is sustainable for generations to come. We offer paid time off, health insurance, membership discounts for employees and family members, matching retirement benefits, ongoing training, and development.

    Whether you’re looking for work lifeguarding at The Waterpark, maintaining our parks and trails or helping kids in after-school care at Carmel schools, we have opportunities for all ages, abilities and backgrounds!


    Current Hiring Incentives

    • Shift Pay Incentives (get paid more on the weekend!)
    • $100 referral bonus

    Together We Will

    We’re a team of energetic, innovative and dedicated employees who have a passion for making an impact, including all and helping plan for the future. Join us and become part of a compassionate team whose focus is on the community and their quality of life.

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    Include All

    Nothing is more important to us than the acceptance of all ages, levels and abilities.
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    Make an Impact

    Improving the quality of life and well-being of our community members and providing park resources for generations to come is of the utmost importance to us.
    Westermeier Commons Playground and Splashpad

    Be Innovative

    Through innovation comes growth and change. We constantly strive to redefine the standard of excellence in everything we do.
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    Plan for the Future

    We understand and embrace the environmental and financial benefits sustainable practices bring.

    Benefits of Working with Us

    Whether you're applying for a full-time, part-time or seasonal position, we offer a competitive benefits package.

    Medical, Dental + Vision Insurance
    Community Involvement

    Our Hiring Process

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    Submit your application for one of our open positions.

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    Our team will review your application. 

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    Should you be selected, we will reach out to you about scheduling an interview.

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    Should you continue to move through the application process, our team will reach out to you and extend an offer.

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    You’re now an employee, and we couldn’t be more excited!
    Enjoy your first day as a Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation employee at New Hire Orientation.


    Gold Medal Winner 2020

    National Gold Medal Award

    Gold Medal Winner

    National Gold Medal Award

    Excellence in Inclusion Award

    Excellence in Inclusion Award

    Barb King National Environmental Stewardship Award

    Barb King Environmental Stewardship Award

    Nationally Accredited Agency

    CAPRA National Accreditation