DESCRIPTION: The Park District of Franklin Park is seeking a creative, independent thinker for an intern position with hours tailored to his or her needs. This internship will include a comprehensive experience within the district's operations. Responsibilities lie within administration, programming, staff management, facility management, aquatics, day camp, special events, marketing and maintenance. Internship schedule includes night and weekend hours. The ideal candidate is a junior or senior working towards a bachelor’s in Recreation or related field.
RESPONSIBILITES: Include but not limited to – Assist in Recreation Administrative duties, Budgets and Finance Marketing, Communication and Public Relations, Assist in Facility Management – Including Community Center Fitness Center and Aquatics, Athletics for all ages, Various Programming For all Ages, Camps, Assist in Special events and marketing opportunities.
Attend weekly staff meeting and monthly board meeting.
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. 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 Suite.
SEASON/HOURS/DAYS: Summer - May through August Hours and days vary weekly depending on school and Park District requirements and responsibilities. Schedule is arranged upon start of internship and includes evenings and weekends.
COMPENSATION: Stipend is based on working a minimum of 40 hours per week.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply at www.fpparks.org and complete the on-line application under the About Us tab, in Employment Opportunities, Recreation Internship.