NAVSTA Great Lakes MWR & CYP 2021 Job Fair

When, Where & What To Bring?

Naval Station Great Lakes CYP and MWR invite you to join us on Saturday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Youth Center (2007 Virginia Ave., Bldg. 8190, Great Lakes, IL 60088) a hiring event.

All applicants are asked to bring a resume. However, a completed application is accepted without a resume. Also bring a government-issued photo ID, SSN Card, and, if available, three references or letters of recommendation (two professional and one personal).
Everyone is encouraged to download the application and arrive with the completed form.

2007 VIRGINIA AVE. (BLDG. 8190)

Naval Station Great Lakes CYP & MWR Jobs
Participants should bring three (3) references and high school diploma to the hiring fair

Do you enjoy working with children of all ages? If so, Navy Child and Youth Programs (CYP) on board Naval Station Great Lakes has several job opportunities available to you based on age, qualifications and experience.  Work with infants, toddlers, school-aged children, or teens … we’ve got everything from childcare to sports.

Not only do CYP staff actively interact with our diverse clientele of children and parents each day, they also are rewarded with the many benefits the military community has to offer to include career advancement, continued educational opportunities, and access to world-class facilities and services.

No degree? No experience? Let us train you. Plus, we’ll help pay for industry certification or college courses. Once you’re here and ready, we’ll work with you to make sure you keep advancing.

Available positions include:

CYP Education Technicians

            CYP Assistants (Entry) starting at $15.00 per hour

            CYP Assistants (Intermediate) starting at $16.51 per hour

            CYP Assistants starting at $18.98 per hour

            CYP Leaders starting at 21.24 per hour

CYP Food Service Workers starting at $16.10 to $16.77 per hour

CYP Custodians starting at $14.70 to $15.31 per hour

CYP Operations Clerk starting at $14.84 per hour

Lifeguard – Fitness & Sports

Exciting opportunity to enhance future career skills and contribute to the Morale, Welfare and Recreation of Military Members and their Families. Candidates will enjoy an upbeat atmosphere at Naval Station Great Lakes in Fitness and Recreation learning skills in teamwork, communication, lifesaving and conditioning at either an indoor pool or outdoor lakefront/beach.  Come join an organization that is personally rewarding and helps advance personal and professional growth. 


Rec Assistant – Fitness & Sports

Are you looking for active and beneficial employment in an upbeat atmosphere? Then Morale, Welfare and Recreation at Naval Station Great Lakes has a great opportunity for you! The Sports & Fitness Program is looking for motivated and adaptable team members to support our “Culture of Fitness”! We continually strive to provide a positive environment to support our patrons and team members in developing happier and healthier lifestyles. Not only do our front-line employees actively interact with our diverse clientele each day, they also are rewarded with the many benefits the military community has to offer that include career advancement, continued educational opportunities, and access to world-class facilities and services. We look forward to you joining our team!


Rec Aide – Loft 

Morale, Welfare and Recreation is looking for candidates to support the Loft Recreation Center.  The Loft is a recreational facility geared towards the Junior Enlisted Sailors stationed at Great Lakes.  The facility features video games, billiards, PC and laptop usage, a mini movie theater, lounge area, snack bar, scheduled activities and leisure trips.  Candidates will have the opportunity to lead recreation activities to help the sailors relax and unwind, socialize, stay active and have fun.  The Loft is a fun and energetic atmosphere that enhances skills in teamwork, customer service, communication and leadership.  

Rec Aide – Community Recreation

Are you a great, hands-on problem solver who enjoys new and diverse challenges? Does working directly on the waterfront of Lake Michigan while serving and supporting military members and their families appeal to you? If so, the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Department onboard Naval Station Great Lakes has the perfect job opportunity! We are looking for customer service-oriented team members to join our outdoor recreation and events team! This position provides front-line support to the MWR Community Recreation Program’s delivery of gear rentals, leisure skills classes, lakefront activities, annual special events, and more while also offering team members opportunities in professional development and skills growth in the leisure and recreation services career field!


Rec Aide – Specialty Retail, Zappers 

Looking for a customer-driven individual to contribute to the success of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department at Naval Station Great Lakes.  Join an upbeat and skilled team at one of our four “Zappers” locations, serving our military members with pre-packaged food and drinks in a fast-paced Grab n’ Go schoolhouse environment or our recruit recreation center which also includes video games, pool table and computers.  A personally rewarding opportunity to interact and socialize with our recruits or sailors as you begin a career within our organization!  

Cashier, Lead Cashier, Cook, Club Operations Aide – Epicenter

Come work for one of the largest entertainment facilities in the Navy! The Epicenter features a movie theater, bowling alley, bars, entertainment, and our popular Spinz Restaurant. You can be part of a team that is focused on providing stellar customer service to our military and their families while they are stationed at Great Lakes. Join us now!