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 $330 weekly stipend

The Glencoe Park District is seeking a highly motivated, energetic student to serve in the role of Summer Recreation Intern. The Park District provides a comprehensive experience of district operations including administration, programming, employee supervision, facility management, camps, aquatics, ice rink (seasonal), special events, marketing, and maintenance based on the interests of the intern and needs of the Park District.

Qualifications: Currently working towards a college degree in Parks and Recreation or related field. Knowledge of the theories, practices, and philosophies of community recreational programming.

Recreation Intern must possess exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain exceptional working relationships with peers, community groups, volunteers, independent contractors, co-workers, staff, supervisors and the public.

Hours: Intern hours will vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events; however, the Intern will work approximately 40 hours per week, including nights and weekends when needed.

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 Glencoe Park District


Liz Visteen

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $9.25 / hr

Niles Park District is excited to offer an array of summer internship opportunities for current college students and recent graduates looking to gain experience in the field. Enthusiastic and driven applicants are encouraged to submit their credentials for openings in the following areas:

• Athletics

• Aquatic Facility Operations

• General Recreation and Summer Camps

• Golf Course Operations

• Ice Rink Operations

• Marketing

• Groundskeeping

Interns can expect to work 20-35 hours per week. Specific job responsibilities will vary by facility. Interns will gain experience across a wide range of essential tasks, including: revenue & inventory control, programming, staff supervision, customer service, special event planning & implementation, and marketing. Requirements applicable to all positions include:

• Area of study in Recreation / Leisure Studies or related 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 training to become certified).

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

Please use the following link to apply online on the Vernon Hills Park District website -

We need Instructors ASAP!!!! The position hours are Monday through Friday 1:30 to 6:00 pm or 2:30 to 6:00 pm. This is a school year position and ends June 4, 2018 and will resume in August of 2018.

SUMMARY The HAP (Hawthorn After School Program) Instructor is responsible for supervising and leading activities that are age appropriate for children 5 - 12 years old. The HAP Instructor will also assist the HAP Supervisor in planning programs, activities and completing cleaning responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS The Instructor must be at least 17 years of age. Instructors must have the ability to work with children and understand their needs. Position requires experience working with children and candidates must be responsible and self-motivated. Must be certified in CPR or be willing to be certified within 60 days of hire.


  1. Supervise mixed ages of children. Supervise children at all times, providing for their safety as well as their enjoyment. Children must never be unsupervised.

  2. Prepare activities and equipment for children.

  3. Maintain cleanliness of supplies and equipment.

  4. Administer first aid when necessary. Complete necessary accidents and incident forms.

  5. Perform the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee manual.

  6. Demonstrate a mature and professional attitude by being dependable, punctual and engaged.

  7. Develop an atmosphere of positive and appropriate discipline.

  8. Be present and accountable for participant’s safety and behavior at all times.

  9. Allow enough time before and after the program for set-up and clean-up.

  10. Establish and maintain positive relations and communication with participant’s parents.

  11. Keep an open line of communication with your supervisor on any program developments and obstacles.

  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

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 Vernon Hills Park District


Anna Swain

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.00 per hour

Please use the following link to apply on the Vernon Hills Park District Website -

Applicants must be available to work 5/29/2018 through 8/3/2018. Camp hours are 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

SUMMARY The Camp Director is responsible for the supervision of the campsite, planning of appropriate activities, and overall safety of staff and campers.

QUALIFICATIONS Camp Directors must be 21 years or older and able to work with staff and children. Applicants must have strong leadership and communication skills along with programming experience. Applicants must commit to working the entire length of the camp program. A CPR certification is required prior to the first day of camp. Preference will be given to certified, experienced teachers. You may be requested to drive your personal vehicle to and from the camp site to the Sullivan Center to pick up supplies.


ORGANIZATION OF SITE AND PROGRAM 1. Group campers by age and friendship requests.

  1. Must be available 2-3 weeks prior to camp start date to complete prep work.

  2. Conduct on-site orientation for counselors and assistants (where applicable).

  3. Plan theme days and special event days before the start of camp.

  4. Make sure your staff keeps the site presentable. They are responsible for cleaning up after all activities and before they go home.

  5. Make a lost and found box.

  6. Organize the lunch program.

  7. Arrange a system for loading and unloading buses and parent drop off and pick up locations (where applicable).

  8. Organize first aid supplies. Notify the Recreation Supervisor immediately before you run out. Make sure staff knows where all first aid supplies are kept.

  9. Schedule CIT rotation (where applicable).

STAFF 1. Set up meetings for Counselors and scheduled meetings for other staff as needed.

  1. Staff have contracted hours, make yourself familiar with these hours and do not let them abuse their contract.

  2. Supervise your are the expert.

  3. Make sure counselors are prepared for the day’s activities.

  4. Decide in advance your own site rules. Go over these rules at the staff orientation.

  5. All written correspondence with parents must first be approved by the Recreation Supervisor before they are sent home.

  6. Complete a written evaluation for all staff at the end of each session and verbally evaluate when necessary.

DAILY OPERATIONS 1. Maintain a safe environment at all times.

  1. At the end of each camp week go through the camp lost and found items with the campers.

  2. Make sure that Counselors keep daily attendance of campers.

  3. Any variations on daily camp schedule (field trips, special days, etc.) MUST be cleared by the Recreation Supervisor.

  4. Make sure campers get medication daily. Keep all medication out of reach of campers. Develop a schedule for dispensing medication to campers and use the Medication Dispensation Form to record when medication is given.

  5. Carry the first aid kits and camper emergency forms with you at all times, especially when you leave the site for swim time and field trips.

  6. Make sure parents are notified of all noticeable minor injuries before the child is sent home.

  7. Keep all accident reports on file. Turn in copies of reports to Supervisor weekly. If an injury is substantial or there are unusual circumstances involved, notify the Supervisor immediately and turn in the accident report that day.

  8. The Recreation Supervisor must be notified immediately in the event of an accident or incident.

  9. Communicate with parents on a daily basis.

  10. Coordinate counselor-in-training program if applicable.


  1. Collect and approve counselor lesson plans weekly. Send out weekly newsletters to parents about upcoming events (where applicable).

  2. Develop a plan for rainy days in advance. Make a list of your own rainy day activities.

  3. Perform other duties as assigned.

COORDINATE COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING PROGRAM (if applicable) 1. Copy and assemble CIT manuals for both sessions.

  1. Create orientation and weekly workshops for information, direction and feedback.

  2. Evaluate each CIT weekly and compile into one overall evaluation for future reference.

  3. Distribute a program shirt for each CIT.

  4. Organize CIT’s work/group schedules.

  5. Act as a liaison between staff and CITs. Supervise CITs in their groups daily.

  6. Discipline CITs when necessary. Reports any problems immediately to the Supervisor.

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 Vernon Hills Park District


Gail Herrmann

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.00 - $17.00 24 Hours Per Week (IMRF)

Job Summary: The Fitness Coordinator position assists the Deputy Director of Recreation with developing and facilitating the fitness program, events, fitness staff, and in the operation of the fitness studio and track. Main priorities of this position include the upkeep and oversight of the fitness studio--including scheduling and managing of fitness attendants, management of fitness classes and personal training sessions, as well as a focus on selling and maintaining fitness memberships and along with corporate memberships.

General Hours: This position requires 24 hours per week. Typical work days will be Monday through Friday with flexible hours. However, a combination of daytime, evening and weekend hours may be required when the need exists.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties: Maintain good rapport with internal and external customers, providing exceptional customer service on a consistent basis. Creates, implements, supervises and evaluates fitness programs. Scheduling and managing part-time employees for coverage of all shifts. Be the contact person for all employee issues, including missed shifts, covering shifts if required. Communicate all schedule changes with class participants. Organization and facilitation of special fitness events. Maintaining checklists of equipment, maintenance, and cleaning. Assist Manager of Recreation Facilities in marketing and recruitment of new members & renewals.The fitness coordinator will be responsible for personal training consultations and subsequent distribution to the appropriate personal trainer. Tracking of corporate memberships.Keep bulletin board up to date and full of current programs. Orientate members with the equipment and services the Fitness Studio offers. Greet all patrons who enter the facility in a respectful manner. Schedule and provide orientations to new members as scheduled. Assist in the organization and management of magazine subscriptions. Keep track of member expiration dates. Enforce Fitness Studio rules and regulations.Report any concerns regarding Fitness Studio, track, locker rooms, members, policies, general facility, washer/dryer, etc. to the supervisor. Provides excellent customer service and maintain good rapport with members.Work well with other Park District staff members. Demonstrate and support park district customer service standards. Adhere to the District’s safety and loss of prevention policies and procedures. Encourage safe work practices and participate in risk management training and activities.Communicate to the Deputy Director of Recreation of any problems, deviations, or daily activities which may have an impact on the overall operation of the department. Work with Marketing Coordinator to promote programs, services, special events and registration information. Develop and maintain effective communication lines with the general community through presentation, resolution of complaints and suggestions, meeting attendance. Conduct staff meetings and trainings as necessary. Supervises and evaluates staff to effectively deliver upon the roles and responsibilities of the department.

Education, Experience, and Training: A minimum of 1 years’ experience in management/fitness. Strong computer skills in Word and Outlook. Excellent oral and written skills, strong organizational and project management skills are essential. Ability to analyze and report on data. Knowledge of Recreation/fitness programs, services, facilities, and customer relations. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with general public and staff. Complete tasks and attain goals with minimal supervision.

Physical Demands/Work Environment: Work is performed mostly in an office setting; hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. External work is required to supervise and work events and activities and to support programs within other areas of responsibility.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms.The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

To be considered for this position, please e-mail Arturo Segura at with your resume and cover letter.

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 Wood Dale Park District


Arturo Segura

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled