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 $250/week Stipend

Recreation Intern $250/week Stipend Approximate 40 hrs./week, 10-12 week seasonal Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Intern will assist with projects, programs and events to receive an all-encompassing experience. This will include, but is not limited to, summer camps, special events (Sunday Market, Monday Night Movies, Music in the Park, Car Show, Arts & Crafts Fairs, etc.), senior programming, and general administration, budgeting, and marketing. The intern will also create and run programs of their choosing. Munster Parks and Recreation is seeking a candidate who is self-motivated and will work cooperatively with staff, class participants, parents, seniors and the public as a whole. This individual shall display professionalism in oral and written communication; attend scheduled meetings and weekday, evening and weekend events as required; complete all paperwork, evaluations and reports in a timely manner; take the lead in specific special events; as well as create programs and events under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. All interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to or Barb Holajter, Superintendent of Recreation/Munster Parks and Recreation/1005 Ridge Rd./Munster, IN 46321.

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 Munster Parks and Recreation


Barbara Holajter
(219) 836-6923

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 9.00 per hour


The District offers a quality internship program to students working toward a degree within the field of parks and recreation. The internship will provide a comprehensive experience in recreation programing and facilities through observation, job-shadowing, performing tasks, planning, organizing, and implementing programs as well as associated office tasks.


Must be pursuing a BS or MS degree in Recreation Administration or closely related field. Must be familiar with the use of Microsoft Office with average ability in Word and Excel. Must have good problem-solving, organizational, verbal, and written skills. Must be able to interact with the public.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (not all inclusive)

Oversee or assist with the planning, organizing, setup, and implementation of various recreation programs and events offered by the department.

Assist with office tasks such as phones, emails, registration, etc. as assigned.

Assist with and observe budget preparation and planning.

Write and submit press releases.

Prepare verbal and written reports as required.

Assist with and attend programs and events as assigned.

Assist in the promotion/marketing of special facilities.

Provide a high quality of customer service in a professional manner to the internal customer that will facilitate team building and exceptional customer service to the external customer.

Follow the Wheaton Park District policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Proactively support the V.A.L.U.E.S. (integrity, fun, commitment, adaptability and growth, kindness, and service) on a daily basis.

Maintain good safety awareness and follow all safety guidelines and procedures.


Must have and maintain: a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record.


Must have the ability to: frequently use a keyboard and computer for long periods of time while remaining in a stationary position; occasionally move about the office to access office equipment and files; and occasionally move about, sometimes on uneven ground, during programs for setup and implementation; and occasionally lift objects weighing up to 25 lbs. and over with assistance.


Must be able to: work in a standard office setting and occasionally handle seasonal weather conditions including extreme heat, humidity, cold, and/or biting/stinging bugs during outdoor activities or while traveling to other facilities.


12 Week Internship - Sping / Summer 2018 | 40 hours per week

Desired start date: May 28, 2018.


$9.00 per hour

Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

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 Wheaton Park District


Becky Mendenhall

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $10.00 per hour

The Park District of Oak Park offers a quality internship program to students working toward a degree within the field of parks and recreation or related areas of study. The internship provides a comprehensive experience of district operations including administration, programming, employee management, facility management, camps, aquatics & rink (seasonal), historic properties, conservatory, special events, marketing and maintenance based on the desires and interests of the intern and the needs of the Park District. The exact hours for the Intern will vary, depending on weekly activities and special events; however, the Intern will work approximately 35-40 hours per week, including night and weekend hours when appropriate.  

Apply online at JobID#1383

The Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park


Paula Bickel

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


SUMMARY The Administrative Assistant/Safety Coordinator position is performed on a full-time basis and is classified as Regular Personnel with non-exempt status. This position is responsible for performing administrative office functions and providing clerical support to staff, including, but not limited to, processing registrations and rentals, answering phone calls, handling customer service, and assisting with special projects. Additionally, this position is responsible for general and safety and risk management concerns relating to all agency operations, functions, grounds and facilities.

QUALIFICATIONS • 2-3 years relevant experience as well as strong customer service skills • A background in or knowledge of safety procedures and processes, as well as familiarity with PDRMA (Park District Risk Management Agency) preferred • A valid Illinois State Driver’s License and acceptable driving record • Knowledge of office/clerical procedures and skill in dealing effectively with the public • Excellent time management and written and verbal communication skills • Highly organized with attention to detail and accuracy • Dependable and self-motivated with a positive attitude and professional public image • Strong computer skills with experience using Word, Excel, and Outlook; with an aptitude for learning additional software applications as needed • Ability to exercise good safety awareness, judgment, initiative and discretion • CPR, First Aid and AED Instructor certifications (or ability to obtain such within 6 months of employment)

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES • Answers telephone calls (using the correct greeting, in a friendly, helpful manner) and directs callers to the appropriate party. • Handles customer service responsibilities, including calls, situations, complaints, etc. in a professional and timely manner. • Processes registration for programs/events as well as group permits and room rentals. • Keeps Main Office lobby organized and stocked with updated brochures and flyers. • Responsible for marquee advertising – creating, updating and removing items in a timely and logical manner. • Acts as the liaison between the Park and the cleaning company, addressing issues as they arise in a timely and efficient manner. • Prints updated class lists before each program begins (and when requested by instructor). • Processes outgoing and incoming mail and distributes to appropriate parties. • Handles special projects upon request (when time and logic permit). • Uses and maintains various office machines: typewriter, adding machine, photocopier, camera equipment, fax machine, etc. • Interacts closely with administrative and support staff. • Writes up refund requests when classes are cancelled or for Room Rental deposits. • Pays close attention to housekeeping of work area(s) and general Main Office area. • Maintains office supplies in inventory closet and places orders as needed. • Greets patrons and visitors and provides any information or help as requested. • Coordinates, creates and delivers packets for Board/Staff meetings. • Maintains a centralized file system for the District’s administrative files – including, but not limited to, official records, minutes, ordinances and resolutions. • Performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District’s Personnel and Safety Manuals. • Compiles bid information into packets, places notice in newspaper regarding bid and provides bids to vendors. • Interacts with newspaper representatives to place news releases and help wanted ads in paper(s). • Obtains training and certifications for CPR, First Aid and AED Instructor status. • Acts as Chairperson of the Safety Committee, provides a Safety Coordinator’s report of accidents/incidents during each meeting and has input into the agenda development for each meeting. • Makes certain the orientation and safety training of supervisors and staff regarding Park District vehicle liability and safety information is completed. • Coordinates and prepares responses to PDRMA’s Evaluation Guidelines for the Loss Control Program Evaluation meeting and participates in said meeting. • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations related to safety and insurance. • Assists with the development and revision of the District’s Safety Manual. • Reviews night security reports for safety-related issues. Performs follow-up with appropriate form(s), photos and investigation, as well as alerts Director and Department Heads to situation. • Attends PDRMA Risk Management Institutes and other meetings/seminars as required or recommended. • Becomes knowledgeable about current policies and procedures from PDRMA and routes all relevant and important information from PDRMA regarding safety, loss control, etc. to Director and Department Heads. • Monitors the safety elements of departmental in-services and ensures proper training. • Makes certain all District job descriptions include safety responsibilities. • Submits driver abstracts for all applicable employees and reviews results for any discrepancies or problems. • Reviews Accident/Incident, Property Loss and Vehicle Accident Reports, sends those reports which are of an important and urgent nature to PDRMA, makes follow-up calls and logs incidents on appropriate OSHA form(s). • Processes pertinent paperwork concerning insurance claims, worker’s compensation claims, etc. • Reviews required certificates of insurance for appropriate dates and coverage. • Maintains updated files of certificates of insurance, loss control and safety program components. • Submits background checks for all new hires. • Ensures safety inspections of sites and facilities are being done to identify unsafe conditions or practices. • Reviews all inspection forms (i.e., fire, vehicle, playground equipment, grounds and facilities, etc.) for concerns or errors. • Monitors District activities to promote and ensure proper safety adherence. • Coordinates disposal of old records from each department and obtains approval from state to do so.

BENEFITS Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan (voluntary) • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Personal Days • Other employee membership perks and discounts

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES Interest in Administrative Assistant / Safety Coordinator position can be expressed by submitting a Norridge Park District Application, Cover Letter and Resume to Karyn Roth, Superintendent of Recreation, Applications can be found at Materials should be submitted by Friday, February 23, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

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 Norridge Park District


Karyn Roth
(708) 457-1244

 Closing Date

February 23, 2018

 $14.00 to $18.00 per hour

The Mundelein Park & Recreation District serves 35,000 residents and the surrounding communities offering a fitness center, aquatic park, beach, boat launch, golf course, dance studio, active adult center, community center and will be opening a new 13,000 s.f. recreation center in Spring of 2018.

Summary: The Fitness Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and supervision of group exercise and personal training program. The Fitness Coordinator assists with the fitness center’s membership sales and retention efforts in fitness class and personal training areas.

Qualifications: Graduate from an accredited college or university with a degree in exercise physiology, kinesiology, physical education or recreation; or a minimum of three years or a combination of education and experience.
Must have a CPR/AED certification. A commitment to performing excellent customer service.
Must have experience in recreation, business, or related field. Requires excellent verbal communication, promotional and leadership skills. Teamwork attitude to enhance total staff involvement and goal oriented to continuously improve. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Calendar.

Essential Functions: Assist with hiring, training and evaluating group exercise instructors and personal trainers. Assist in development, promotion, implementation and evaluation of group fitness classes and personal training throughout the Park District.
Create and publish the monthly group exercise schedule. Assist in overseeing personal training process, verifying sales, and scheduling trainers, ensure client management, and monitor personal training redemption against payroll. Assist with purchasing supplies for personal training and group exercise. Assist with season fitness challenge promotions. Assist with community outreach, presentations, and marketing. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Hours of this position will be flexible, include mornings, evenings, and some weekends. This position is part-time and will average 25 hours per week.

Starting Pay: $14.00 - $18.00 per hour. Paid Vacation & Sick Leave, I.M.R.F. Pension Complete an application online at

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 Mundelein Park & Recreation Dist.


Anthony Nitti

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled