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 $50,985 to $57,358

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Qualifications: Graduate from an accredited college or university with a BS/BA degree in recreation and parks administration or related field and 3 years’ experience with an emphasis in dance. Thorough knowledge of program and special event management. Strong customer service, organizational, and management skills. Ability to recognize safety concerns and provide a safe environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of Programs and Rec Trac. CPR, First Aid and AED certified and CPRP preferred.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation; primarily responsible for the planning, promotion, implementation, supervision and evaluation of dance programs/special events for adult, teen, youth and early childhood aged participants; competitive dance program comprised of two companies; and afterschool dance program. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates dance Instructors, dance contractors and general program staff and their schedules. Responsible for the planning, organization, implementation and evaluation of district hosted dance concerts, one in each of the following months: December, February and May in cooperation with the dance company’s parent volunteers. Through the direct supervision of Dance Instructors; choreograph several specialty pieces to be showcased in a minimum of two local dance competitions and perform at several local events, programs and community outreach opportunities per month. Organize, promote and assist the dance company’s parent volunteers in providing philanthropy opportunities for the dancers throughout the year in order to fulfill the program’s mission. Guide and indirectly manage the competitive dance company’s parent volunteers by hosting quarterly meetings as park district liaison and providing direction for the following committees: Fundraising, Volunteers, Props, Costumes, and Philanthropy.

How to Apply: Please submit cover letter, resume and references online at: Contact: Kai Wahlgren, Superintendent of Recreation Contact Phone: 630-783-6532 Contact Email:

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 Bolingbrook Park District


Kai Wahlgren

 Closing Date

February 12, 2021

 Starting $35,000

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The Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing a variety of park labor duties to maintain and/or repair park properties and equipment. Maintenance Technicians are responsible for performing the duties outlined in this analysis. Maintenance Technicians are full-time employees and work is performed at a moderate, constant pace, but may vary slightly depending on the demands of the job required. Maintenance Technicians may perform duties in the medium heavy work level (lifting 75 lbs. frequently).

Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age, High School graduate with a minimum of two years experience in park district maintenance or a related field is required. Basic knowledge and experience in grounds or facility maintenance is required. An operator’s license for application of herbicides is required within 90 days after employment begins. A certified pool operator’s license will be required within one year after that same date. Must have a valid Illinois driver’s license with no revocation or suspensions within the last three years. A pre-placement physical is required.

Immediate Supervisor: Maintenance Technicians are directly responsible to the Superintendent of Parks and Facilities and/or Parks Foreman.

Essential Functions: • Mowing park district turf. • Operation of park district vehicles and machinery. • General road repair: asphalt patching. • Turf maintenance – fertilizing, seeding, aerating, weed eradicating. • Snow and ice removal. • Planting and trimming of trees and shrubs. • Maintenance of outdoor winter facilities. • Repairing and installing park and playground equipment and site amenities. • Sports field preparation including dragging, rolling and marking lines. • Removing all garbage and refuse materials from parks and facilities. • Repair and routine maintenance of two outdoor pools, which includes keeping accurate records. • Positive interaction and cooperation with all staff and the public. • Routine parks, facilities, and equipment cleaning maintenance and repairs. • Participation in the Park District Safety Program and its directives. • Meets and deals with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner.
• Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members. • Must be available by district cell phone at all times.

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 Morton Grove Park District


Laura Kee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17.78 per hour

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Description:  Our custodians work as part of a dedicated team primarily responsible for cleanliness and general maintenance of the many facilities and public bathrooms throughout the Park District. This position will be responsible for driving a District vehicle around to primarily clean facilities throughout the District. Daily responsibilities include:  cleaning and disinfecting sinks, urinals, toilets, furniture and fixtures, mopping floors and vacuuming carpets and rugs, collecting and removing garbage and recycling, and program room set-up and take-down. Custodians are also responsible for conducting regular building inspections, completing work assignment checklists, following preventative maintenance schedules, reporting issues in need of repair, and maintaining inventories.

Qualifications: The best applicants will have a high school diploma (or equivalent). A valid Illinois driver's license is required. Experience in commercial custodial work strongly preferred. Light maintenance and repair skills, as well as ability to use computer/technology to read and respond to emails and work orders are highly desirable. Other requirements include sufficient physical ability for the position, including visual and hearing acuity to perform job-related functions, the ability to lift up to 50 pounds, talk, kneel, stoop, grasp, bend and reach, spend up to 90% of work time standing, walking and/or performing physical labor and the ability to perform job-related functions within District offices and/or facilities. Applicants must also have the ability to work in a safe and effective manner, excellent time management skills, the ability to work together as part of a cohesive team, and the ability to be flexible with scheduling.

Work Conditions:  Exposure to outside weather conditions and exposure to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals.

Hours:  Must be available Monday-Friday year round and available Saturdays and Sundays April through October from 3-11:30PM.

Pay: $17.78 per hour

Benefits: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Insurance • Dental Insurance • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan • Paid Time Off • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefit

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 Elmhurst Park District


Sarah Lagesse

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Between $16.13 per hour and $19.36 per hour

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The Maintenance Trade Specialist – Plumbing and Aquatics constructs, maintains, and repairs Park District facilities and equipment. This position is responsible for performing technical and skilled duties in the operation, cleaning, repairing and mechanical maintenance of aquatic equipment.

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  • Must be available to work Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Work week hours may vary according to weather or seasonal demand
  • Must be available to work weekends and holidays as needed
  • Must be willing to work overtime as needed

Pay Range

Starting wage between $16.13 per hour and $19.36 per hour


  • Full - Time 1
  • Non - Exempt Position


  • High school diploma or equivalent, Associate’s Degree or trade school certificate preferred, in Construction Management or related field
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in plumbing, aquatics maintenance, or general building maintenance
  • Previous experience as a pool operator preferred
  • Ability to assist other trades
  • Ability to obtain NSPF certified pool/spa operator certification (CPO)
  • Demonstrated ability to use and maintain vehicles, power equipment, and hand tools efficiently and effectively
  • Demonstrated knowledge of building and construction
  • Valid Illinois Class D Driver’s License with clean driving record
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, budget, plan, and implement projects with multiple deadlines


  • Operate and maintain all tools, equipment, and vehicles in a safe and efficient manner to ensure safety for staff and patrons
  • Operate filters, chemical feeders, heaters, pumps, and other pool equipment
  • Operate and read pool water testing equipment
  • Monitor status, perform, and complete plumbing work on District facilities, and mechanical equipment
  • Extensive knowledge of swimming pool chemicals and their properties
  • Charge and winterize water systems including: concession stands, outdoor drinking fountains, irrigation lines, spray pads, and pools
  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining inventory of chemicals, parts, and supplies as needed
  • Fill pipes or plumbing fixtures with water or air and observe pressure gauges to detect and locate leaks
  • Install, measure, cut, assemble pipe sections, tubing, or fittings on appliances and fixtures
  • Cut openings in structures to accommodate pipes or pipe fittings, using hand or power tools
  • Review blueprints, building codes, or specifications to determine work details or procedures


  • Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, IMRF, Vision, 457 Plan, EAP
  • Personal Days, Vacation Days, Sick Time, 10 Paid Holidays

Please read the attached document for the entire job description. If you need help completing our application please contact Human Resources at

"We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or disability."

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 Champaign Park District


Tammy Hoggatt

 Closing Date

February 10, 2021

 Salary varies based on experience

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Company Overview: Founded in 1982, MB Real Estate Services Inc. is a full-service real estate organization that provides multifaceted expertise in Asset/Facilities Management; Leasing Services; Project/Construction Management; Tenant Representation; and Investment Services. Headquartered in Chicago, with a regional office in New York City, MB Real Estate is one of the fastest growing and most successful real estate providers in the country.

Position Overview: We are seeking an Operations Coordinator to assist in management of The Chicago Riverwalk operations through implementation of operational procedures, conducting quality assurance walkthroughs and the adherence and enforcement of MB Real Estate and Chicago Riverwalk policies and procedures. The Operations Coordinator will report to the Property Manager and must be able to work various shifts including nights and weekends.

Responsibilities: -Supervise various MB Real Estate subcontractors -Assist in preparing monthly financial reports and supporting operations reports -Assist in preparing portions of the Operating Budget -Assist in monitoring of budget and invoicing costs for areas of responsibility -Report all operational issues to the Property Manager -Ensure cleaning, security, operational and customer service standards are implemented daily -Report and assign all findings to appropriate contractors and personnel utilizing work order system -Enforce existing Riverwalk policies and procedures; develop and implement new policies as needed -Assist in the development of standard operating procedures (SOPs); alter SOPs as updates occur -Assist and communicate with City of Chicago clients -Work and communicate with other departments, team members and partners to ensure the Riverwalk functions effectively -Conduct daily property inspections looking for repairs, vandalism, breakages, rust, potential hazards, loose hardware, graffiti, etc. -Coordinate any special events daily with security, cleaning and other applicable contractors -Track all incidents and develop reports for the City of Chicago -Oversee and work in conjunction with security contractor for Lost and Found operations -Coordinate on-site contractor operations with repairs and maintenance projects to facilitate efficiency and avoid conflicts -Responsible for all building and equipment maintenance -Perform other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications: -Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience/education required -2+ years of previous hospitality, operations and/or management experience preferred -Excellent oral and written communication skills -Ability to handle multiple tasks, manage time effectively, establish workflow priorities and work independently -Prior employment history demonstrating the ability to work in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment while managing multiple tasks and priorities, and produce accurate results in a highly-organized manner -Proficiency in Microsoft based software -Experience working with Excel and financial reporting preferred

MB Real Estate offers a competitive benefits package. For consideration, please submit resume and salary requirements using this link

We will contact applicants who meet our requirements. No phone calls please. EOE M/F/D/V

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 MB Real Estate


 Closing Date

February 14, 2021