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 9.25 / hr

The Niles Park District is excited to offer an array of summer internship opportunities for current college students and recent graduates. Enthusiastic and driven applicants are encouraged to submit their credentials for one or more of the following openings.

• General Recreation Programming & Summer Camps

• Athletic Programming

• Golf Course Operations

Interns should expect to work 20-35 hours per week. Interns will assume responsibility in many areas of daily operations, including (but not limited to) revenue & inventory control, staff supervision, customer service, youth programming, special event planning & implementation, and marketing. Requirements applicable to all positions include:

• Area of study in Recreation Management (or similar field).

• Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

• Must have a valid driver’s license.

• Must be able to respectfully and effectively communicate with fellow staff, program participants, and facility users of all ages.

• Must have current CPR / AED and First Aid certification (or be able to attend Niles Park District annual training).

For more information, or to apply, please contact Peter Dubs at 847-583-2735 or email

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 Niles Park District


Peter Dubs

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $10.00 per hour

WORK SCHEDULE Seasonal/Temporary from approximately April - September (hired candidates can start as late as the second week of June if they are not available to start until then).

Monday - Friday from 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with flexibility to start and end the shift earlier, on days of extreme heat. (for all divisions except Sewage Treatment)

Monday - Friday from 5:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (for the Sewage Treatment Division)

SALARY $10.00 per hour with a $0.25 increase for returning employees, for each year that you return.

The seasonal worker will perform duties, which are normally assigned to regular maintenance in the off-season.

If assigned to: Forestry - duties include: turf care, lawn mowing, weeding, and watering. The tools involved in these activities include both a standing and riding lawnmower and weed eaters. Tree and shrub pruning includes the use of hand tools. Duties also include: operating a pick-up truck with trailer, loading and unloading the pick-up truck, performing brush pick-up which involves feeding brush into a chipper, and possible mechanical work which may include light maintenance on the equipment. Reports to Street-Forestry supervisor – Forestry Division.

Sewage Treatment – duties include lawn mowing, typical grounds maintenance, painting, mopping floors, hosing tanks. Reports to Wastewater Treatment supervisor – Sewage Treatment Division.

Streets - duties include maintenance of: Storm sewer system - jetting of storm pipe, cleaning and patching of storm basins, and assisting in the rebuilding of storm sewer basins. Curb, gutter, and sidewalk repairs - assisting in the breaking and removal, sub base preparation, forming, pouring, and finishing of concrete. Asphalt repairs - saw cutting, removal, base preparation, installation and clean up of tools. Pothole patching - filling of holes in pavement with cold mix asphalt. Yard repairs - removal of soil, installation of topsoil, planting new sod or grass seed. Sign work - assisting in removing old signs, making and installing new signs. Graffiti removal - scouring surfaces of building, wall, and fences to remove graffiti, assisting in the operation of the soda blaster graffiti removal system, repairing surfaces, which have been cleaned, including painting, staining, and sanding. Street Maintenance - requires the use of hovels, picks, rakes, jack hammers, gas powered san and tamper and other related equipment, the operation of one of a variety of vehicles on a daily basis will be required. Reports to Street-Forestry supervisor – Streets Division.

Water/Sewers/Meters – duties include meter reading in residential and commercial areas using a Uni-gun, painting fire hydrants, assisting the sanitary division in sewer prevention maintenance and in "Buffalo Box" repair which requires the use of shovels, yard restoration with the use of shovels and rakes. Reports to Distribution/Meter supervisor – Distribution/Meter Division.

Perform other duties as requested or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated.

Follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor. Reports all accidents to the supervisor immediately whenever possible, but no later than end of the employee's work shift. Follows recognized safe work practices.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be at least 18 years of age and be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

EDUCATION &/OR EXPERIENCE High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LICENSE REQUIREMENT Must possess and maintain in good standing, a valid Illinois Driver's License.

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 Village of Hanover Park


Dawn Scott

 Closing Date

March 31, 2017

 $40,000-50,000 DOQ

Must apply online at

Installs and maintains all playground equipment and park facilities (drinking fountains, benches, shelters etc.) throughout the Park District and performs monthly inspections and audits of all playgrounds checking for safety issues. In addition, does general maintenance and repair duties at all Park District facilities.

This position requires a minimum of 2 years related work experience in mechanical assemble or carpentry. A background in construction is a plus. Must have valid Illinois drivers license.

Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity, and ability to lift and carry between 25 and 60 pounds frequently and over 60 pounds occasionally (with team lift). The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.

This is a full-time position eligible for health, life, vision, and dental insurance, vacation package and IMRF pension.

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 Lisle Park District


Adrian Mendez

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $45,000 plus commission

Valley Lo Club, a private country club, is looking for a Fitness Director who will develop this department from the ground floor. The Club’s brand new facility is set to open in May 2017. The 2,000 square foot fitness room will house state of the art Precor cardio equipment along with Precor strength equipment. An adjacent 800 square foot studio is the perfect venue for small group classes. The Fitness Director will build programs, class schedules, as well as host four classes per week and supervise all fitness personnel and contracted instructors. The facility will also house an indoor 25-yard, four lane swimming pool.

The ideal candidate will possess the following experience, qualifications and skills: • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience • A minimum of five years managing a fitness center and relevant fitness accreditation (CPT) • Current certification from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), ACE, NSCA-CSCS, TPI, AAHFRP, NASM, AFAA are preferred • Must possess working knowledge of all applicable laws governing health club regulations • Current AED, CPR and First Aid certifications required • Proficient computer skills and in-depth working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required • Working experience with budget preparation, interpretation and forecasting

In order to be successful, the Fitness Director must have the following personal attributes: • Work well with others • Have keen problem solving skills • Have strong operational management record • Be a mentor to others • Be personally effective and organized • Have the entrepreneurial spirit to create new programs • Be member focused-dedicated and delighted to meet the expectations and requirements of the members and their guests • Possess high energy and genuine desire to interact actively with the membership on a professional and hospitable level • Have strong time management abilities • Have personal character and charisma • Be an industry leader; assembles talented team members who work well together as a high performance team

The compensation package includes salary plus commission on personal training sessions. The position comes with competitive retirement, health and dental benefits, vacation, uniform allowance and an industry educational budget. Position start date is April 1, 2017.

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 Valley Lo Club


Judy Higgins

 Closing Date

March 22, 2017

 9.25 per hour

The Village of Hawthorn Woods Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a summer intern. The Recreation Intern is a part-time seasonal position that reports to the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Intern will assist with the planning and coordination of summer camps and special events such as Fourth of July festivities, Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, and Car Show Cruise Nights. They will also assist in areas including aquatics and registration. The intern will be scheduled 20-25 hours per week; nights, weekends, and holidays will be required.

The Recreation Intern will be exposed to various areas of recreation management that will be beneficial to their future career as a Park & Recreation professional. The Recreation Intern will work closely with both the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation and the Director of Parks and Recreation to expand their understanding of the field.

We are proud of our dedicated and exceptional staff and welcome your application to join our team. Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background check and drug test prior to employment. Interested candidates should submit the job application available at to Kristin Kazenas, Director of Human Resources. Email: or fax (847) 847-3591.

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 Village of Hawthorn Woods


Amy Scholz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled