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 8.25 per hour

The Crystal Lake Park District offers two internships per year for university students in their senior year majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The selected interns will be expected to commit to 40 hours per week for 14 weeks. This program is designed to provide the intern with firsthand knowledge and understanding of public recreation agencies. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the working environment.

Interns are allowed to witness and assist in many of the different job aspects that public recreation agencies provide and will work with and for different supervisory staff during their internship. •Program planning as it relates to starting new programs, supervising current programs and evaluating past programs. Direct leadership skills will be emphasized as students actually conduct programs and special events. •Facility management that includes programming, staff scheduling, supervision, maintenance, marketing and public relations. •Customer relations as intern become involved with countless number of patrons and guests. •Park administration, which includes budgeting, finance, policy formation, and public and professional meetings.

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 Crystal Lake Park District


Kim Buscemi
815-459-0680 ext. 1217

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $42,756 + based on qualifications and experience

We are recruiting a Full-Time Program Supervisor of Aquatics and Rink. The Program Supervisor manages the assigned programs through their life cycle of the Revenue Facility Program Portfolio. Additionally, leads research, creation, implementation and evaluation of new programs. Supervises part-time program coordinators, instructors and operations staff. We offer a competitive compensation with a minimum starting salary of $42,756 + based on experience and qualifications. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, $300 reimbursement for wellness related activities, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.

Please review job description and apply online at, jobid#1315.

The Park District of Oak Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park


Paula Bickel

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $330 per/week

Qualifications: Must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or a related field. All the necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. Must have a valid drivers license. First-Aid/CPR/AED certification is preferred, but will train.

Duties: The Winfield Park District is offering a professional internship to students working towards a degree within the field of parks and recreation. The internship will provide a well rounded experience in park district operations, administration, public recreation, safety, facility management, special events, fiscal management, marketing, maintenance and program management.

Internship opportunities are available in the spring, summer and fall.

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 Winfield Park District


Tom Bower

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled



Job Title: Youth Program Recreation Intern (Fall 2017)

Salary: $8.75/hour, 12 weeks

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Department: Recreation


Reports to: Aquatic and Youth Program Manager

Supervises: Junior Leaders and Youth Program Staff


Youth Program Intern will coordinate all day to day operations of youth programs including supervision of all youth program staff and participants. Youth Programs include, but are not limited to Junior Leaders, Kruisin Kids, Leisure Lizards, Fantastic Fridays, Middle School Drop Ins, Ski Trips and other youth trips.


  1. Plan, budget for and implement activities & attractions for Fantastic Fridays, Middle School Drop-Ins, School Day Off Programs and other Youth Programs
  2. Coordinate and supervise the Junior Leader Program
  3. Act as Lead Supervisor during youth programs
  4. Create staff schedules for youth programs
  5. Oversees daily set up and clean up of program areas
  6. Book School Day Off field trips
  7. Arrange vehicle use of busses and vans for field trips
  8. Assist with program bus transportation when needed
  9. Maintain an inventory of equipment and supplies
  10. Assist in the hiring process of Youth Program Staff
  11. Develop, budget and market 3 new Youth Programs
  12. Prepare reports, statistics and program evaluations for continuous improvement of future operations.
  13. Coordinate and schedule use of facilities for programming in coordination with other program supervisors.
  14. Develop promotional materials and cross promote within related program areas.
  15. Continue education on new industry related issues, procedures and techniques.
  16. Maintain and promote excellent customer service relations with participants, parents, and other organizations
  17. Maintain, organize and submit MNASR Inclusion Request forms
  18. Complete all school related reports and projects, as assigned


  1. Administer First Aid, when required
  2. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.
  3. Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.
  4. Communicate with Aquatic and Youth Program Manager regarding any equipment needing repair or replacement.
  5. Attend related training and meetings as requested.
  6. Perform other related duties and/or special projects as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Education: Working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field.

Experience: Minimum two years of undergraduate coursework.

Certifications: CPR & First Aid Certification preferred, Classes available through Park District Valid Illinois Driver’s License required, CDL preferred

_________________________________________________________________ The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and requirements.

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 Des Plaines Park District


Matt Hartnett
(847) 391-5097

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled