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 $25,000 to $30,000

The Active Adult Coordinator creates, plans, organizes and coordinates trips for the parks' Active Adult program. The coordinator will escort participants on Active Adult Day Trips and assist with Active Adults special events.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: Planning, coordinating, and scheduling Active Adult extended trips; composing Active Adult program descriptions for program guides and advertising materials; Surveying Active Adults for program satisfaction; serving as a liaison to the parks' Senior Clubs; Responsible for purchasing materials and supplies to support the Active Adults program as well as compiling contracts for trips and entertainment; Works with Special Events Coordinator on various special events held throughout the year; assures the fiscal integrity of program (e.g., creates budget, monitors budget); and, performs other duties as assigned.

Candidates are expected to have a High School diploma or equivalent and at least two years working with Active Adult (Senior) programs or related experience.

This is a full time position Monday through Friday with occasional weekends or evenings for day trips and special events. The park offers health, dental, and life insurance benefits for all full time positions.

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 Veterans Park District


Carlene Greifelt

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Commensurate with Experience

Mt. Prospect Park District was incorporated in June 1955, and is located approximately 35 miles northwest of Chicago. Encompassing more than 454 acres, the Mt. Prospect Park District provides recreation programs, facilities and services to portions of Mount Prospect, Arlington Heights, Des Plaines and Elk Grove Village, with a total population of 215,000.

We are currently searching for a full-time Horticulturist for our Friendship Park Conservatory. Under the supervision of the Conservatory Manager, The Horticulturist manages the day-to-day operations of the greenhouse and indoor atrium. Duties include horticultural practices that encourage overall plant health, sustainable gardening and integrated pest management practices. Additionally, the Horticulturist will select and order plant material, design and oversee the installation and maintenance of floral displays throughout the Park District, supervise greenhouse employees and volunteers, and create and present classes on horticulture topics.

DUTIES: Develop a maintenance schedule for all annual/perennial plants. Diagnose pest and/or environmental stress symptoms and take preventative/corrective action. Prepare, coordinate and conduct lectures and classes on horticulture related topics. Select and coordinate the District’s plant orders for all seasonal displays. Provide training and oversee staff members and volunteers. Develop work schedules and assist in the evaluation of employees. Research and recommend equipment and supply purchases. Work with the Golf Course Maintenance Department to install and maintain floral displays. Provide input for risk management on safety, security plans, policies and procedures pertaining to greenhouse operations. Supervise the implementation of safety standards. Be proficient in all Park District policies and procedures. Serve as a liaison to horticultural related groups and organizations. Participate special events throughout the Park District.

Perform all other duties as assigned by the Conservatory Department Manager, Director of Recreation, and/or Executive Director. However, in an emergency, perform all duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 21 years of age. A minimum of an Associate Degree in Horticulture or three years field experience with proficiency in plant identification, pests and their controls. Must be able to communicate effectively with others to allow for the coordination of work, safety and in emergency situations if needed. Must possess or attain a valid Illinois Pesticide Applicators license within 60 days. Must possess a basic knowledge in the use of hand and power tools and other frequently used equipment. Must have ability to operate trucks and tractors. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Must be able to work without supervision. Strong oral and written communication skills.

Physical Job Qualifications: Must be physically able to: frequently ascend/descend more than a 25% grade, lift 50 lbs. from a squat position, push/pull, reach, walk; occasionally balance, bend (must be able to bend at waist and touch the floor with fingertips), climb, crawl, crouch, kneel for long periods of time, sit, stoop; and constantly handle objects.

Due to the needs of the Park District, evening and weekend hours may be required. Your work schedule may vary and your workweek may exceed 40 hours at times.

Nothing contained herein shall preclude or limit the Park District from changing this written job description through addition, deletion or modification of essential job duties.

The pay for the full-time, non-exempt, Horticulturist position is commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive benefits packing including medical, dental, life insurance, disability, VSP vision plan, park district facility usage and discounts, 457 plan, IMRF benefits, and paid time off.

Interested candidates should apply online:

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 Mt. Prospect Park District


Mary Kiaupa

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


DESCRIPTION: The Addison Park District is seeking a creative, senior level student pursuing a degree recreation, leisure studies or related field to fill the position of Summer Recreation Intern. The internship will include a comprehensive experience within the district's operations. The student will assist with projects, programs and events within numerous areas of the park district including, but not limited to, day camps, athletics, special events, senior programming, facility management, general programming, aquatics, marketing, administration and budgeting. This is a 12-14 week, 40 hour per week employment opportunity. Schedule includes night and weekend hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential duties include, but are not limited to: assist full time and part time park district staff to complete work in the areas of program development, facilities operations, daily supervision of staff and programming, marketing and oversight of special events. The development of three new recreation programs and/or special events for the fall programming season. Develop marketing materials and coordinate with staff to disseminate to the public. Assist in daily operations of day camp, aquatics programming, front desk operations. Continue education by working with staff to review programming, including descriptions, budgeting, scheduling, facilities. Oversight of summer special events such as Youth Garage Sale, Touch A Truck, Movie in the Park, as well as assist in others. Complete school related reports and projects. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a senior level student of an accredited university, pursuing a degree in recreation, leisure studies, education or a related field of study. Student must be able to multitask and organize multiple responsibilities such as programming, oversight of daily operations, completing long term responsibilities as well as completion of school reports and projects. A valid driver's license is required.

HOURS: Days and hours vary depending on department responsibilities. A Monday through Friday schedule will include evenings and weekends as necessary and is based on 40 hours per week.

HOW TO APPLY: Applications can be found at Please send resume as well as school requirements.

SALARY: $8.75/hour

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 Addison Park District


Steven Muenz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Duties and Responsibilities: The Kankakee Valley Park District is seeking a summer intern with flexible hours. Mostly afternoons and evenings. The candidate must be a self-starter. Experience with registration software and athletic scheduling software is preferred. Emphasis will be on program management in the areas of athletics and recreational programs/special events. Internship will be a minimum of 12 weeks.

Qualifications: Students must be pursuing a degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or related field. All necessary university requirements must be met to be eligible. Students must be able to multitask and work independently. Must have a valid driver’s license.

Hours: Days and hours may vary each week. Will be based on a 40 hour work week and will include weekends and evenings.

How to apply: Applications may be downloaded from Please include the application, resume, cover letter, and internship requirements. Can be emailed to or mailed to: Kankakee Valley Park District 893 West Station St. Kankakee, IL 60901

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 Kankakee Valley Park District


Melissa Woodard

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $52,000 - $65,000 (Depending on qualifications)

Job Summary

The Buffalo Grove Park District is seeking a candidate for the position of Full-time Facilities Technician. The Facilities Technician is responsible for undertaking and completing routine maintenance tasks to the Park District’s facilities and equipment. Work is of a special nature that requires thorough knowledge of building maintenance activities and the construction trades. Hours may vary, some, which may be scheduled during holidays or weekend periods during special events. The Facilities Technician must be on call 24 hours and available to work overtime as required. Applications will be accepted until March 18, 2018.


  • A high school degree or its equivalent required
  • A minimum of five years experience in facilities/maintenance
  • Be available to work overtime as required
  • Experience in plumbing, electrical, HVAC required
  • Must pass pre-employment screenings and background check
  • Receive CPO (Certified Pool Operator) within one year of hire


  • General building maintenance such as repairing roofs, doors, windows, cleaning, minor electrical and plumbing repairs, maintaining the heating systems.
  • Responsible for completing all facility plumbing, HVAC, electrical, carpentry projects, and boiler repairs independently.
  • Use of all job related tools and test instruments in electrical work.
  • Install and repair all new and existing doors and hardware.
  • Remodel existing park structures.
  • Responsible for maintenance of all exterior and interior lighting systems.
  • Open, close and maintain swimming pools as assigned.
  • Schedules and performs all facility maintenance tasks.
  • Conducts facility inspections and repairs according to manufacturer’s guidelines.
  • Documents maintenance activities and repairs.
  • Monitors contractual work.
  • Observes and corrects safety hazards and maintenance issues.
  • Performs daily safety check on hand tools, equipment and vehicles.
  • Participates with snow removal operations.
  • Makes recommendations and works to ensure that the Park District is in compliance with all ADA guidelines for registration, programs and facilities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Wage Range:

    $52,000 - $65,000 (Depending on experience)


    6:30am - 3:00pm Monday through Friday
    Required winter overtime hours

    Apply at:

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     Buffalo Grove Park District


    Scott Spitz

     Closing Date

    March 18, 2018