OPEF Opportunities

Join Our Team!

Programs Director

Are you an enthusiastic programs professional with a passion for summer enrichment and looking for a dynamic and flexible full-time position? We are seeking a new Programs Director. This is a year-round, full-time, salaried position.

This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, strategic, personable and organized individual to join our small, committed team. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter who understands how children learn and thrive, has worked as a leader in a school or camp setting, and can creatively and comfortably pivot programs as we navigate through these uncertain times.  We are looking for someone committed to equity and passionate about our mission of bringing hands-on enrichment opportunities to children to help them build a life-long love of learning.

Our organization–and the community and schools we serve–are committed to diversity at all levels; we strongly encourage candidates of color to apply.

For now, OPEF is planning an in-person summer camp for four weeks from mid-June to mid-July 2021, and expects to resume other in-school programming in the fall. During the school year, hours and work locale will be flexible, but all programs are based in Oak Park.

You can see a complete job description, including instructions on how to apply here.

Volunteer Positions

Photographers and Videographers

OPEF is  always looking for talented amateur and professional photographers and videographers willing to volunteer their time to document our programs. Many events happen during the school day, but we also need people on select weekends and evenings. Contact us at info@opef.org to volunteer.

Expert Volunteers

Scientists, architects, artists, engineers, programmers or designers — we need experts to work with students in the classroom or after school! We are currently in need of all types of scientists!  Email us today!