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 $9.00 -- $13.00 per hour

Temporary Positions: 40 weeks (Anticipated) Locations: Libertyville & Deerfield, IL Wage: $9.00-$13.00 Application deadline: Open Until Filled


The Environmental Education Instructor position is designed to build a foundation to the professional fields of environmental education and interpretation. The duties include teaching programs for school groups, scouts, summer day camps, and public programs. Program topics may include voyageurs, lake or fish ecology, prairies, food chain, nature restoration, animal adaptations, geology, outdoor skills and earth sciences. Instructors work one weekend day per week and some evenings except during the summer day camp season when the work schedule is primarily Mondays through Fridays.


Conducts environmental education, youth stewardship education, and outdoor skills programs for children and adults in various preserves throughout the District, and occasionally outside the County. Provides input and assists with the development of new programs and related materials including PowerPoint presentations, posters, handouts, laminated pictures, crafts, costumes, skits, etc. This position interacts in many ways with the public, such as interpreting natural history and District operations and policies for the general public, in person and by telephone. Responsible for the Welcome Center operations on weekends and some weekdays. Organizes and inventories educational supplies and equipment used for environmental education and outdoor skill programs. Makes suggestions on equipment and supply purchases. Responsible for maintenance and feedings of reptiles, amphibians, raptors, and invertebrates. Assists with special events. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching, and sitting. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.


Two years of course work in earth sciences, natural resources, education, interpretation or a related field. Teaching experience preferred. Must have enthusiasm and respect for people, teaching, and the environment. Education and communication skills necessary to present educational programs for large and small groups of children and adults. Ability to operate audio-visual equipment and word processing software. Upon employment, must successfully complete and obtain certification in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid. Ability to be flexible and work with a variety of personalities and work environments. Must possess a valid driver’s license.


Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application.
Applications are accepted online at Applications are accepted only for posted positions.


As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 30,800 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 205 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Eric Brothen

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 10.00 +/hr - Depending on Qualifications

Location: Vaughan Athletic Center, 2121 W. Indian Trail, Aurora, IL 60506 Hours: Hours Vary - Up to 28 hours/week. Required to work two evenings a week and one weekend per month. Salary: $10.00 + /hour, Depending on Qualifications

Qualifications: High School graduate or equivalent required with some college course work preferred. Requires strong interpersonal and customer service skills with the ability to communicate effectively with staff and the public. Previous sales experience preferred. Ability to project a professional attitude and appearance is essential. Proficient computer skills utilizing MS Office with the aptitude to learn other systems and applications. Experience with RecTrac recreation software a plus. Strong general math skills with cash handling experience is preferred. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Bilingual in Spanish is a plus. Previous office and customer service experience required. Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License. Must have availability to work evenings and weekends.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Membership Supervisor, the Membership Representative is primarily responsible for sales of fitness memberships, providing quality customer service, membership account inquiries, membership upgrades, downgrades and cancellations, providing facility tours and handling customer service issues. This position includes frequent interaction with the public and park district staff to follow up on concerns and ensure compliance with park district procedures. This is an at-will position. The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 233,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management. Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 165 parks and 48 miles of interconnected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Sharing the shores of the Fox River, our communities are united by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District … Where Fun Begins!

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lynn Fenton

 Closing Date

January 31, 2018

 200 per week

The Dundee Township Park District is offering a professional internship to students working toward a degree within the field of parks and recreation. This internship will include a comprehensive experience in recreation programming, facility management, special events, fiscal management and administration. The internship may include night and weekend hours. Please include resume and school requirements.

Qualifications: Must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or related field. All necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. All candidates must possess a valid driver's license.

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 Dundee Township Park District


Kelly Clingingsmith
847-428-7131 x1204

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 9.00 - $9.75

Recreation and Administrative Intern: Temporary Position $9 - $9.75 per hour.

Individuals interested in enhancing their administrative skill set, learning the ins and outs of recreation management, and assisting with events should apply for this position. This is a great opportunity to develop your skill set and work with the community. This position also has the opportunity to lead classes and help improve the quality of the department.

DESCRIPTION: The Riverside Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a creative, independent thinker for an intern position with hours can be flexible, but staff is typically in the afternoon and evening hours. This internship will include a comprehensive experience within the district's operations. Role at the department will involve assistance within administration, programming, staff management, facility management, day camp, special events, and marketing. Internship schedule includes night and weekend hours. The ideal candidate has office experience and is quick learner with computer programming and office administrative tasks.

RESPONSIBILITES: Administrative tasks included but not limited to – data entry, filing, answering phones, email correspondence, RecTrac, flyers, and schedule coordination. Obey and enforce the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the park district safety program that are pertinent to the activities conducted by the department.

NECESSARY SKILLS: Able to coordinate numerous projects at once while working deadlines. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain a well-established working relationship with staff, media, and members. Superb customer service skills. Ability to solve problems independently in a professional manner. Ability to perform duties with initiative, persistence, creativity, integrity, good judgment, tact, and courtesy. Ability to create documents, databases, and spreadsheets in the Microsoft Office and the department’s database.

SEASON/HOURS/DAYS: October - March. Hours and days vary weekly depending on school and Parks & Recreation requirements and responsibilities. Schedule is arranged upon start of internship and includes evenings and weekends.

COMPENSATION: Temporary Position $9 - $9.75 per hour. 20 – 30 hours weekly.

Apply online:

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 Village of Riverside - Parks & Recreation


Anne Hanrahan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Are you studying to be a recreation professional and hoping to complete an internship in winter or spring? Are you an organized, upbeat self-starter who succeeds in individual and group work settings? Are you known for being helpful, friendly and a quick learner?

If yes, consider applying to work with our fast-paced, fun-loving team of rec professionals. We are looking forward to a busy winter/spring of special events, programs for all ages and prepping our fabulous summer facilities. Along the way, our intern will experience registration software, financial reports, brochure proofing, special event preparations and analysis, seasonal hiring, networking events and more.

Attach resume and cover letter to your online application at Include in your cover letter a description of what you are most excited to learn during your internship.

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 St. Charles Park District


Jennifer Bruggeman

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled