Post & Edit Jobs

Search the online job posting and see if there's something for you. This is the place to find your next career move.

2018 Career Center Rates Career Center User's Guide

IPRA Job Board

 $8.25 / hour

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.

More Information

 Dundee Township Park District

 Contact

Kelly Clingingsmith
847-428-7131 x1204
kclingingsmith@dtpd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $16.50/hr - $23/hr ~ DOQ

Job Title: Lakefront Coordinator
Department: Recreation
Classification: Seasonal Part-Time/Non-Exempt

Summary: Under the direction and supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Lakefront Coordinator is responsible for the safety and supervision of Lakefront staff, property, and patrons. Duties include managing day to day operations of the beach facilities including supervision of all staff while maintaining the highest level of customer service. The Lakefront Coordinator oversees the scheduling of Lakefront staff, delegation of beach duties, plays and active role in hiring and training of new staff, and instruction of in-service training. The Lakefront Coordinator will assist with the implementation of special events. The Lakefront Coordinator reports any information to the Recreation Supervisor.

Qualifications: The Lakefront Coordinator must be a responsible, mature, individual who can deal with all age groups and handle crisis situations well. The Lakefront Coordinator must be an assertive individual who will uphold the procedures established by the Winnetka Park District. The Lakefront Coordinator must have thorough knowledge of the Winnetka Park District beach rules, policies, and operations of the beach including but not limited to, safety, sanitation, and maintenance required. The Lakefront Coordinator must be able to work harmoniously with staff and patrons while firmly enforcing beach facility regulations. Ability to instruct, assign, supervise, and evaluate the staff in their performance of duties and tasks. The Lakefront Coordinator must provide the highest quality of customer service. The Lakefront Coordinator must have 20/30 binocular vision uncorrected or best corrected, have current American Red Cross certifications in Lifeguarding/Waterfront/First Aid, CPR and AED for the professional rescuer, and Administering Emergency Oxygen. Certification in American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor is preferred. Minimum age of 18 years old and 2 years aquatic supervisory experience and lifeguarding are required. A commitment to continued skill development is mandatory. A criminal background check is required.

Required Knowledge: Knowledge of American Red Cross Lifeguarding, Waterfront Lifeguarding, CPR/AED, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen is required. Supervision of aquatic facilities is also required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 1. Support the mission(s), goals and objectives of the park district and all departments 2. Demonstrate ongoing commitment to providing quality parks and recreation opportunity for the residents of Winnetka 3. Actively promote parks and recreation within the community through open and positive lines of communication with local civic groups. 4. Shall establish and maintain open and positive lines of communication with all park district staff, patrons and residents. 5. Carries out the directives of the department effectively and efficiently. 6. Adhere to all policies and practices of the Park District. 7. Shall actively pursue continuing education and commit to ongoing skill development. 8. Maintain a commitment to the operation of a safe and effective beach environment. 9. Demonstrate a safety consciousness at all-time both with patrons and other staff members. 10. Take charge and ensure that proper procedures are taken in all aquatic emergency situations. 11. Enforce and obey all beach rules and regulations including local, county, and state health codes. 12. Be fair, consistent, and polite in all rule enforcement. 13. Provide customer service to patrons by giving information regarding beach facilities, rules and regulations and beach programs. 14. Demonstrate a positive attitude at all times when dealing with staff and patrons. 15. Report, ready to begin no later than 15 minutes before the shift begins. 16. Be present at the beach or in the lakefront area at all times during the shift or be reachable by phone when designated as on-call by the Recreation Supervisor. 17. Ensure that all staff members are performing duties as specified. 18. Discipline staff as needed according to the Winnetka Park District guidelines 19. Wear professional attire when on-duty, including polo and nametag. 20. Assist Recreation Supervisor in the hiring of new staff 21. Perform functions of a Beach Manager, Head Lifeguard, Lifeguard, or Beach Attendant when necessary. 22. Perform or assist with rescues, CPR, first aid or other emergency procedures as necessary. 23. Know location and proper use of all safety and rescue equipment. 24. Assist in completing all necessary paperwork including but not limited to incident reports, rescue reports, in-service training records, chemistry reading sheets, facility checklists, cleaning checklists, inventory supply checklists, and cash reports. 25. Assist Beach Managers in developing staff monthly schedules 26. Report any irregular discipline, safety, maintenance, or other problems to the Recreation Supervisor. 27. Assist in teaching and coordinate the American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course prior to the start of the season 28. Coordinate, instruct, and record weekly in-service training for all staff members on duty according to the American Red Cross and the Winnetka Park District guidelines in order to maintain and improve staff lifeguarding skills. 29. Perform facility, observation, and skill audits on lifeguarding staff to assure skills are up to American Red Cross and Winnetka Park District standards. 30. Track beach water chemistry readings on a daily basis and input data into the Department of Public Health’s database. 31. Track daily attendance rates, daily revenue, weather and water conditions on a daily basis. 32. Assist Recreation Supervisor in developing end of season presentation on the summer beach season to include, revenue, attendance rates, open/close data, etc. 33. Approve Beach Manager’s daily deposit sheets and complete daily cash balance reports. 34. Perform daily inventory of supplies and daily inspection of facilities and safety equipment. Notify Recreation Supervisor when supplies are low or need repair or replacement. 35. Monitor staff certifications. 36. Assist in planning and implementing ongoing staff incentive programs. 37. Evaluate Beach Managers and Head Lifeguards at the end of the season. Approve the evaluations on Lifeguards and Beach Attendants that are completed by the Beach Manager. 38. Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings. 39. Supervise and perform basic cleaning and maintenance at the beach, beach house, and bathrooms to ensure a safe and clean environment. 40. Assistance with special event required. 41. Must be able to work weekdays and weekends. 42. Inform Recreation Supervisor of absence or late arrival. 43. Make judgments on late openings/early closures of beach facilities dependent upon attendance rates, weather conditions, etc. Inform the Recreation Supervisor of that decision as soon as possible. 44. Act as a representative of the Winnetka Park District as a role model for all beach staff. Actions must reflect policies and procedures set by the Park District. 45. Perform other duties assigned by Recreation Supervisor. 46. Demonstrate professionalism at all times. 47. Shall proactively perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District's safety program.

Marginal Activities: 1. Assist other departments or staff members as required by the Recreation Supervisor.

Supervision Received: The Lakefront Coordinator is under the direction and supervision of the Recreation Supervisor.

Supervision Given: The Lakefront Coordinator directly supervises all aquatic staff members.

Psychological Consideration: The Lakefront Coordinator must work closely with co-workers, subordinates, and members of the public. The ability to handle difficult and emergency situations accurately and efficiently is required. The Lakefront Coordinator must demonstrate a respectful demeanor to members of the upper management team.

Physiological Considerations: The Lakefront Coordinator must be able to swim 550 yards and pass other lifeguarding tests as deemed necessary by the American Red Cross. The ability to respond to emergency situations quickly and work with appropriate speed and accuracy is required.

Environmental Considerations: The Lakefront Coordinator must be able to work in hot and humid conditions, as well as various other weather conditions, including, but not limited to cold weather and rain. The Lakefront Coordinator must have the ability to pay attention to potential threatening weather situations and make decisions when the area is unsafe for patrons.

Cognitive Considerations: The Lakefront Coordinator must use good decision making skills at all times. The ability to respond to patrons or subordinates with a positive, but sometimes stern demeanor is also necessary. Effective and proper communication skills are also a requirement.

Applicants Apply Online At: https://www.applitrack.com/winpark/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Recreation-+Lakefront#.WmoYoUHixaU.link

Updated: 1/25/18

END

More Information

 Winnetka Park District

 Contact

Kevin Rutherford
8477161299
krutherford@winpark.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $330/week

The Itasca Park District offers an internship to students pursuing a degree in the field of parks and recreation with a comprehensive experience within the agency's operation. The intern will gain experience in administration, marketing, budgeting, leadership, staff management, programming, facility management, special events, and maintenance/parks. The Intern will assist in several programs and special events. Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field, looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own transportation.

Duties: In this internship, students will work in the areas of program development, facility management, written and oral communication, human resources, budgeting, training of employees, evaluation of both programs and personnel, customer service, maintenance, parks, operational and program manual development, contracts, and marketing. Intern will be required to work flexible hours including nights and weekends based on projects assigned.

Send cover letter, resume, and completed Itasca Park District employment application to Doug Sieder, Superintendent of Recreation. 350 E. Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143. Employment application is available at www.itascaparkdistrict.com.

More Information

 Itasca Park District

 Contact

Doug Sieder
6307732257
doug@itascaparkdistrict.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $9.00 - $13.00 per hour

Temporary Position: 40 weeks Wage Range: $9.00 - $13.00/hr. Location: Libertyville, IL

SUMMARY

The Visitor Services Assistant is focused on museum front desk operations, museum store retail operations, and museum visitors’ experiences. The Visitor Services Assistant will be required to work weekends and some evenings.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Staffs the admission desk and museum store of the Dunn Museum; responsible for greeting and providing general information to the public; handles financial transactions; conducts monthly and year end inventories in the museum store; assists with product selection, purchasing, and arranging store displays; conducts visitor evaluations; assists with the planning and staffing of special events, artist receptions and exhibit openings.

EXPERIENCE

One year experience in museum visitor services, including experience handling cash transactions, visitor engagement, merchandising, event planning, and conducting visitor evaluations. Customer service and communication skills necessary to provide a positive experience for the public. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES

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

ABOUT LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES

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 207 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.

More Information

 Lake County Forest Preserves

 Contact

Eric Brothen
847-968-3276
ebrothen@lcfpd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $16.00 - $20.00

Temporary Position: February – August 2018 Hourly Rate: $16.00 – $20.00 Location: Various Forest Preserves Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

SUMMARY

Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a summer program designed to employ high school youth in natural resources, construction, and park maintenance related projects. The Program Manager is responsible for pre-season organization of the summer program and the management of the daily operation of the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC). Hours will vary during the pre-season, beginning in February of each year, but will work 40 hours a week from May – August.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Supervises Assistant YCC Manager and Crew Leaders engaged in conservation/development projects. Works closely with supervisory staff to complete program development, training and project management. Maintains a safe work environment through hazard recognition and implementation of safety guidelines. Completes reports and paperwork as necessary. Establishes good public relations and working relations with outside sources of possible funding for YCC. Drives a motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs heavy lifting tasks up to 50 pounds.

EXPERIENCE

College level course work in Parks and Recreation, Environmental Education or related field. Two years of experience in supervision of youth. Working knowledge of environmental education, conservation, construction, and grounds maintenance fields. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with various individuals within the County government structure and media community. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing. Must possess valid motor vehicle driver's license.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES

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

ABOUT LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES

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.

More Information

 Lake County Forest Preserves

 Contact

Eric Brothen
ebrothen@lcfpd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled