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Exhibits Intern (May - July 2019)

Department: First Division Museum Reports to: Exhibits and Collections Processing Technician Location: Wheaton, IL
Compensation: $14/hr.

About the First Division Museum

The First Division Museum is a world class museum dedicated to American military history and specifically the history of the Big Red One, the famed 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. Located on the grounds of Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois, our 38,000 square-foot facility includes 10,000 square feet of interactive and experiential exhibits. The museum has a wide variety of exhibits including life-size dioramas, Virtual Reality, and tanks found in the outdoor military park. The McCormick Research Center, located in the First Division Museum, is home to thousands of books, donated papers, photographs, and oral histories that tell the story of the 1ID.

Opportunity: Exhibits Intern

The First Division Museum offers a structured, formal internship program that provides exposure to specific departmental activities and museum-wide initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in museum exhibitions including artifact handling and care, display research and labeling, pop-up exhibit projects, and multi-media gallery updates. We do our best to offer an experience that matches the interests of our interns with the priorities of our team at the museum. Each intern is given a thorough orientation, syllabus, is well supervised, and evaluations are completed by both the student and the supervisor at completion, ensuring a strong learning experience. Our past interns have a strong track record of moving on to successful careers. Ideal candidates have a strong interest in preservation, collections and exhibits, museum studies and operations more broadly, and/or military history. This is a part-time position (approx. 20 hours/week) for three months from May through July 2019 that reports to the Exhibits and Collections Processing Technician.

Responsibilities

• Artifact Rotations: Assist with rotating artifacts in the permanent exhibitions. This includes selecting appropriate replacement artifacts, conducting object research, writing label text, locating photos, and working with the collections team on potential graphic and artifact layouts and mounts. • Graphic Updates: Assist with updating artifact labels and exhibition interpretation graphics. This includes conducting research, writing text, locating photos, and working with the collections team on graphic design and layout. • Anniversary Pop-up Exhibitions/Temporary Displays: Assist with the development and installation of two anniversary displays. There are two important 75th Anniversaries in 2019: D-Day on June 6th, 1944 and the Battle of the Bulge on December 16th, 1944. To commemorate these important events we are planning special pop-up exhibitions and temporary displays. This includes conducting research, writing text, locating photos, working with the collections team on graphic design and layout, and final install. • Exhibition Evaluation: Assist with follow up evaluations and surveys to the museum’s 2018 AASLH Visitor’s Count survey. This includes surveying visitors, conducting visitor observations and dwell studies, and tabulating and analyzing evaluation results. • Duty First Exhibition Updates: Assist with Duty First gallery updates. The Duty First gallery tracks the 1st Infantry Division’s history from post-Vietnam to yesterday. The use of technology and multi-media allow the gallery to be updated quickly and easily. This includes editing content and uploading text and photos to the various exhibit displays. • Gallery Maintenance: Assist with maintaining the gallery and ensuring the displays and equipment are in good, working order.

Qualifications

• Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program (graduate students preferred) • Some experience in and knowledge of exhibition development, design, or fabrication • Some experience in and knowledge of museum collections (management, care, and artifact handling) • Comfort with subject matter that can be challenging and at times disturbing as it deals with war and its consequences • Efficient and effective multi-tasking and time management skills • Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful • Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed • Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission • Outstanding interpersonal skills and experience building relationships with multiple stakeholders by listening to new ideas, encouraging dialogue, and inspiring people to work towards common goals • Excellent writing and presentation skills, particularly in communication with diverse constituencies in a variety of settings • Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a78859f681adfcf0168290a878950b4&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29

Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.

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 Cantigny Park

 Contact

Whitney Wade
mfresumes@mccormickfoundation.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14/hr

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Education & Programs Intern (May - July 2019)

Department: First Division Museum Reports to: Museum Educator Location: Wheaton, IL
Compensation: $14/hr.

About the First Division Museum

The First Division Museum is a world class museum dedicated to American military history and specifically the history of the Big Red One, the famed 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. Located on the grounds of Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois, our 38,000 square-foot facility includes 10,000 square feet of interactive and experiential exhibits. The museum has a wide variety of exhibits including life-size dioramas, Virtual Reality, and tanks found in the outdoor military park. The McCormick Research Center, located in the First Division Museum, is home to thousands of books, donated papers, photographs, and oral histories that tell the story of the 1ID.

Opportunity: Education & Programs Intern

The First Division Museum offers a structured, formal internship program that provides exposure to specific departmental activities and museum-wide initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in multiple facets of a museum including research and oral history projects, giving tours, and helping to run special events and public education programs like Camp Cantigny, Girls Make History, and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. We do our best to offer an experience that matches the interests of our interns with the priorities of our team at the museum. Each intern is given a thorough orientation, syllabus, is well supervised, and evaluations are completed by both the student and the supervisor at completion, ensuring a strong learning experience. Our past interns have a strong track record of moving on to successful careers. Ideal candidates have a strong interest in education, museum studies and operations, and/or military history. This is a part-time position (approx. 20 hours/week) for three months from May through July 2019 that reports to the Museum Educator.

Responsibilities

• Illinois Veterans of Big Red One – McCormick Research Center Data Gathering: Pull items from the McCormick Research Center to create research packages for students/teachers about Big Red One veterans from Illinois. These packages can include primary and secondary sources, photos, letters, battle orders, anything pertaining to where the soldier was stationed or the job they did. • Visitor Research: Help administer, interpret, and present continuing visitor research. This will include dwell time and visitor behavior check-ins based on AASLH survey. This will also include administering paper surveys on artifacts based on AASLH survey. • WWII Oral History Project: Help develop content for an evening program. Review three WWII oral histories and mark down time markers on interesting stories to be passed on for the editing process. Use the research center to write a brief introduction for each soldier featured with basic content (name, rank, interesting facts, etc.) Ideally the intern would also come to the program and help with the set up and welcoming guests. • Summer School Tours and Education Programs: Give tours to school groups and others in the summer and help run summer programs • Summer Major and Special Events: Assist with at least one major event to learn what it takes to plan and run a multi-department special event like D-Day 75th Anniversary or McCormick’s Birthday Celebration • History Trunk Maintenance: Maintain and repair items in the History Trunk • In-gallery Facilitation: Practice in-gallery facilitation with raid and other gallery programs

Qualifications

• Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program with at least two years of college-level academic experience and coursework in education, history, anthropology, or other related field • Passion for learning and sharing knowledge of military history, and comfort with subject matter that can be challenging and at times disturbing as it deals with war and its consequences • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to effectively present content in both one-on-one and group situations in an engaging, compelling, energetic manner • Desire and ability to educate and interact with children and other visitors in large groups and for long periods of time • Able to lift 30 pounds using proper safety precautions • Efficient and effective multi-tasking and time management skills • Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful • Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed • Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission • Excellent writing and presentation skills, particularly in communication with diverse constituencies in a variety of settings • Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a78859f681adfcf01682907f5b54edf&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29

Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.

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 Cantigny Park

 Contact

Whitney Wade
mfresumes@mccormickfoundation.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14/hr

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Third Shift Visitor Service & Safety Officer

Department: Visitor Services Reports to: Chief Security Officer Location: Wheaton, IL

Opportunity The Visitor Service and Safety Officer ensures the security and safety of the staff and visitors, and the physical assets of Cantigny Park. This position also supports the implementation of the Foundation’s special events and programs throughout the year. The ideal candidate has experience in visitor services, security, parks and recreation, or other related fields; and is committed to providing a high level of customer service to visitors. This is a third shift position (11:30pm to 7:30am, Thursday through Monday).

Responsibilities • Monitor the security and communications equipment in the Operation Center following standard procedures as outlined in the general and specific orders • Respond to fire and burglar alarms and follow established procedures • Become knowledgeable in a wide range of information regarding the McCormick Foundation to relay accurate and timely information to visitor inquiries • While on patrol, make continual security and safety checks of all facilities and grounds and report all findings to the operations officer. Document all incidents and communicate with supervisors if required. • Assist in the implementation of the special activities program to include but not limited to, set up and break down, assisting vendors with transporting supplies, moving tables/chairs and putting up tents • Use established crowd control and parking procedures when required • Enforce all Cantigny rules and regulations • Be able and willing to make foot patrols in all weather conditions • Operate the cash register in the park entrance booth • Be knowledgeable in procedures for all shifts if required to work them • Respond to visitor assistance calls to include first aid, tram service, motorist assist and any other assistance issues that arise • Perform light maintenance on the grounds when required • Assist the Cleaning Team with trash removal when required • Answer the main Cantigny phone line in the absence of the Park Registrar • Participate in an on-going professional development program with the guidance of your supervisor • Provide for personal safety in the workplace by attending and completing all required safety training, knowing and following existing safety rules including the applicable use of personal protection equipment, the proper operation of tools/machinery and proper handling of hazardous materials, and reporting any unsafe conditions to respective supervisor

Qualifications • Experience in visitor service, security, parks and recreation, safety or related field • Excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills; must be proficient in English • Basic computer skills • Must be able to walk for extended periods of time and be able to lift at least 70 lbs. to just above the waist • Must find satisfaction in working with the public and possess an outgoing, friendly, courteous, and enthusiastic personality • Valid Illinois driver's license • Must be available to work weekends, evenings, and holidays • Must become trained in in First Aid, C.P.R. and Automated External Defibrillator and maintain valid certification • Must attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training and become a mandated reporter • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a9684a99ec016857b1e6d20c82&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29

Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.

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 Cantigny Park

 Contact

Whitney Wade
mfresumes@mccormickfoundation.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $75,000 - $105,000 DOQ

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POSITION SUMMARY

The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Park District and is responsible for the implementation of District policies and the overall management of the District’s park and recreation system. The primary function of the Executive Director is to carry out the District’s statutory responsibilities and to enact and follow the policies adopted by the District’s Board of Commissioners. S/he shall be the administrative head of all department heads and divisions of the District, in regard to recreation programming, personnel management, facility development, and business management. The Executive Director shall be the official intermediary for all communications between the employees of the District and the Board. The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Commissioners.

Complete job description available for review on the website (www.norridgepk.com).

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

The Executive Director directly supervises the Superintendent of Recreation, Superintendent of Parks, Business Manager, Administrative Services Manager and the Superintendent of Early Care & Preschool Academy and indirectly supervises all other Park District employees.

The 2017 Equalized Assessed Valuation was $520,810,243; the total budget for 2018 is $2.9 million.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate must possess:

• A BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university or Parks & Recreation Administration, or closely related field of study.

• Minimum of 5 years as a Director or related experience in an upper management/administrative position, preferably in the field of Parks and Recreation.

• Must possess or ascertain a Certified Park’s and Recreation Professional certificate within one year of commencing employment with the District and maintain such certificate throughout employment with the District.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The hiring salary range is $75,000 - $105,000; starting salary is DOQ. The District offers a compensation benefits package which includes health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance and IMRF retirement participation. The Benefits package also includes paid vacation, personal days and holidays.

SELECTION PROCESS

Candidates should apply via U.S. Postal mail service only (e-mail submissions will not be accepted) with the following requirements:

• Cover letter • Norridge Park District Application (www.norridgepk.com) • Resume • Contact information for three (3) professional references

All Resumes must be postmarked by Friday, February 15, 2019.

Resume and all requirements should be sent to:

Norridge Park District

4631 N. Overhill Avenue

Norridge, Illinois 60706

Attn. Judy Guzaldo, President, Board of Commissioners

The Norridge Park District is an Equal Opportunity and Reasonable Accommodation Employer

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 Norridge Park District

 Contact

Monica Slonski
708-457-1244
mslonski@norridgepk.com

 Closing Date

February 15, 2019

 $14.00 – $17.00/hr.

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The Assistant Manager will work to provide for the optimal experience for preserve guests. This will be achieved through close monitoring of staff performance, safety considerations, and supervision of staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Supervises employees engaged in the retail, operational, and event programming functions of the Independence Grove seasonal operations. Ensures efficient fee collections, cash control, and daily cash out procedures for all aspects of the operation. Will make daily cash drops when required. Aids in the safety of patrons by enforcing facility rules and safety procedures. Develops and maintains a good rapport with customers by establishing positive public relations. Facilitates the flow of information between the preserve administration and employees. Informs immediate manager about the operation of the preserve, reporting problems and recommendations. Receives and reports customer complaints/suggestions. Inspects grounds, buildings and equipment to ensure safe operations, reporting any deficiencies to appropriate staff. Transports boat batteries around the preserve. Moves and attaches motors to various boats. May drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations, and operate support watercraft. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.

EXPERIENCE High school diploma or equivalent. One year supervisory experience. Interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff, customers and the general public. Knowledge relating to retail functions, including cash control and inventory control. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, setting priorities and producing desired results. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Upon employment will be required to secure certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Must possess good problem solving ability and good judgment.

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.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves

 Contact

Anamaria Stiller
8479683215
achavezstiller@lcfpd.org

 Closing Date

February 18, 2019