Parking Attendant - Seasonal
Lisle, IL
Part Time

Position Summary: 

Provide assistance to Arboretum Security in maintaining a safe and orderly traffic and pedestrian flow during peak visitation periods. Perform a variety of tasks including security and safety operations, enforcement of Arboretum policies, and general assistance to staff and visitors. 

Essential Functions: 

  • Work with Security Ranger staff in assisting with traffic direction and vehicle parking during peak visitation days and special events.

  • Assist Security Ranger staff with setup and breakdown of alternate parking lots, including placement of cones, signs and ropes.

  • Provide general Arboretum information and directions to visitors.

  • Utilize two-way radio to keep in contact with on-duty Rangers.

  • Assist Security Ranger staff with coordination of parking assignments for contract services including placing contract staff and reviewing parking layout and operation.

  • Assist Security Ranger staff with radio issuance and retrieval to and from contract services.

  • Other duties as assigned. 



Previous public contact work experience desired. Ability to communicate well with the general public and exceptional customer service skills required. Must be physically fit and able to stand for prolonged periods of time in varying weather conditions. Must present professional image to the public by following the Security dress code.  


Success Factors:

Ability to be polite, informative, and helpful towards visitors. Ability to exercise sound judgment in dealing with the visiting public. Ability to embrace and align with our employee core values to take ownership, work together, keep learning and make the Arboretum exceptional. 


Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: Requires significant physical activity: limited lifting and carrying (up to 35 lbs.), and standing for long periods of time. Vision in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing in the normal audio range with or without correction. 

  • Work Environment: Work is performed outdoors, in varying weather conditions, at parking areas around the Arboretum grounds.

  • Equipment: Two-way radio, utility cart.

  • Schedule: This is a seasonal position with varying hours and activities depending on the season. Schedule will primarily be on weekends, but must have the ability to work any day of the week including holidays.

All Arboretum employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of that status in order to maintain their employment.

The Morton Arboretum is a champion of diversity, supporting a culture of inclusion that attracts, inspires, and engages people to achieve success. The Arboretum is committed to hire and develop employees based on job-related qualifications irrespective of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status. To increase diversity in professions related to the public garden realm, we encourage applications from underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.  

The Morton Arboretum is dedicated to complying with our obligations as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are guaranteed equal consideration for employment. 

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