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The Wildwood Park District is seeking an enthusiastic, energetic and motivated individual to manage programs, special events and front office operation. The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the creation, development and management of Preschool, Youth, Teens, Day Camp, Adult, Fitness and Special Events. Candidates should possess the ability to multi-task and be a self starter with the desire to develop programs and special events for the community. The schedule will include evening and weekend hours as required by programming needs.

Qualifications: Degree in Leisure Studies, Recreation Management or related field from an accredited university. Experience in a recreation setting preferred.

Interested applicants please send cover letter, resume and three references to Colleen Broderick, Executive Director, Wildwood Park District, 33325 N. Sears Blvd., Wildwood, IL 60030 or email

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 Wildwood Park District


Colleen Broderick

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Hiring Range $34,000 - $44,000 DOQ

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Benefits Complete medical/health/life/vision and dental package; vacation, holidays, personal and sick days; IMRF

Function The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for planning, leading, and evaluating assigned recreation and leisure programs.

Supervision The Recreation Coordinator is responsible to the Inclusion Manager.

Duties To instruct recreation and leisure programs as developed and sponsored by SEASPAR, with a range of twelve - sixteen hours of direct leadership per week. To plan and coordinate Special Olympics and sports programs which must meet the needs and interests of SEASPAR's residents in addition to coordinating the use of community facilities to meet program needs. To coordinate all aspects of the summer school cooperative programs (SASED). To plan a variety of aquatic programs which must meet the needs and interests of SEASPAR's residents in addition to coordinating the use of community facilities to meet program needs. To plan and coordinate several large-scale sporting events on an annual basis, including a swim meet, bowling tournament and various other sports competitions. To assist with developing, organizing, and planning weekly activities, special events, day camp, and leisure education programs for people with disabilities. To develop program goals and objectives, maintain attendance, and write evaluation reports for assigned programs. To actively support SEASPAR’s risk management program. To assist in the planning of seasonal programs and special events. To develop and manage department budgets, revenue and expenditures. Assist in the formulation and management of the recreation department budget.
To prepare and present reports relative to job duties. To assist with preparation and distribution of SEASPAR brochures and promotional materials. To obtain and maintain training and certification in first aid, CPR, Handle with Care, and others related to duties. To attend job related in-services, conferences, workshops, and classes. To monitor local, state, and national trends as they relate to SEASPAR functions. To perform other job related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions Must be able to sit 70% of the work day. Must be able to carry equipment up to 35 lbs. for up to 100 feet. Lift equipment/participants up to 50 lbs. Push participants in wheelchairs. Must be able to transfer individuals from wheelchairs to stationary seats, including restroom transfers. Must be able to drive agency vehicles and operate wheelchair lifts and tie-downs. Must have the ability to use telephone, computer, and office equipment and access files in cabinets. Must have mobility to move from one facility to another during the work day.

Worker Traits The knowledge of the basic philosophical foundation of recreation and leisure. The ability to interact effectively with and to plan for individuals with a wide range of disabilities. The ability when necessary to modify and adapt recreation activities to meet participants needs and interests. The knowledge of the philosophy of inclusion as well as ADA Accommodations. The knowledge of current inclusive practices. The knowledge of basic supervisory principles. The knowledge of current employment laws and practices. The ability to interact and plan effectively with the SEASPAR staff, parents, and staff representing park districts, schools, and other community agencies and organizations. The knowledge of schools, nursing homes, group homes, hospitals, clinics, agencies and organizations serving individuals with disabilities. The knowledge of community facilities available for SEASPAR’s use. The knowledge and skill in a wide range of recreation interest areas. The ability to set and evaluate program goals and objectives. The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely; orally and in writing. The ability to be flexible in all aspects of job responsibility. The ability to observe and accurately report on participant behavior and progress. The knowledge of and ability to practice emergency first aid and aquatic safety. The knowledge and demonstration of proper safety measures regarding equipment, supplies, and leadership while conducting programs.

Required Education and Experience – The Recreation Coordinator should be graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in recreation, therapeutic recreation, special education, or related field. The Recreation Coordinator must be a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), or hold the highest level of certification in their field or attain certification within one year.

Condition of Employment – The Recreation Coordinator must be a licensed driver, provide and insure his/her own car, and use his/her own car for SEASPAR business, and must pass the pre-placement physical.

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Dawn Krawiec

 Closing Date

October 5, 2018

 Salary is based on experience.

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Manager of Operations in Family Entertainment Industry

JOB SUMMARY: We’re looking for a candidate that has a passion for the family entertainment industry and a successful track record in operations management. Manager of Operations is a key position that reports to the General Manager of our 14 acre indoor-outdoor regional entertainment center in Joliet. Our company - Trails Entertainment Centers - owns and has successfully operated family entertainment venues in the Chicagoland area since 1975. This park has it all: three go kart tracks, two miniature golf courses, batting cages, laser tag, indoor and outdoor rides, a casual-dining restaurant that seats up to 300 guests, a 5 acre picnic grove that hosts company events for up to 1500 guests.

Our ideal candidate would be a seasoned operations manager with 2 yrs. management experience in the family entertainment, recreation facilities or restaurant industry who has exceptional guest service skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES • Manage daily operations and procedures in the following departments: restaurant, reservations, indoor and outdoor attractions, game room, redemption center. • Lead and influence employees; set a professional example in attitude, business-like appearance, and work habits.
• Create memorable experiences – every guest, every visit - with employees throughout the park. • Recruit, interview, hire, train and evaluate employee performance in keeping with company guidelines and applicable laws; Update employee training modules as needed. • Perform opening and closing duties; Prepare work schedules in keeping with budgets and restrictions on part time hours worked. • Evaluate guest experience in all profit centers and make recommendations that will increase revenue and the guest experience.
• Use and train staff on the Center Edge and Embed software systems. • Communicate with the General Manager on a regular basis regarding any questions or problems. • Other duties as assigned by General Manager.

• Excellent management skills; Results-oriented with “best practices” and “continuous improvement” management style. • Must have a great “Can Do” attitude that is contagious. • Be a personable, smart and engaging to all guests and employees. • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in business, hospitality or facility management or comparable years in management experience a plus. • Flexible schedule: must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays, as needed. • Self-starter with attention to detail • Budgeting skills that include controlling food and labor costs • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to hire, train, and communicate with staff and guests. • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment as well as manage staff’s productivity during slower periods.

BENEFITS • Medical, Dental, Paid Vacation, 401K • Salary negotiable - based on experience

Send resume and salary history to:

F. Sikora Trails Entertainment Centers

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 Trails Entertainment Centers


Frank Sikora

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Job Summary: The General Manager/Technician is responsible for the on-time high-quality resurfacing and other scheduled maintenance of the ice sheet, maintaining the building cleanliness and safety standards with minimal supervision. This position uses independent judgment within the parameter of the Park District and Ice Arena policies to prioritize and complete tasks and projects to ensure high quality customer service consistent with the changing priorities of daily programming and the inherently changing safety and cleaning needs of an ice arena. Other project will be offered based on skills, interest and needs of the ice arena and its guests.

Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Provide day-to-day supervision of Ice Valley Centre Ice Arena Customer Service Staff in the Admission Office and/or Breakaway Cafe including supervision of all staff members when needed.

  1. Provide a safe, clean, and family-friendly environment by working within the policies, procedures, and rules established by the Kankakee Valley Park District.

  2. This position may require you to fill in a position if there is a call off, etc.

  3. Will complete all necessary paperwork to comply with PDRMA. Make sure all records are up to date.

  4. Conduct all front desk staff trainings (pre-season, monthly meetings, safety trainings, etc). Conduct and attend regular Ice Facility Management meetings.

  5. Assists in staff evaluations twice a season.

  6. Communicates all disciplinary actions prior too to the HR Manager.

  7. Ensure all staff and patrons adhere to the facility rules.

  8. Work cordially with all Park District staff and patrons of the facility and respond to needs promptly.

  9. Check and respond to messages (voicemail and email) from staff, patrons, and other managers within 24 hours.

  10. Assist in the evaluation and training of Customer Service Staff in the proper procedures and policies.

  11. Be familiar with all computer and concession equipment, and facility rules.

  12. Complete necessary paperwork on a daily basis.

  13. Operating and maintaining the z=Zamboni

  14. Change filters in the air filtration system

  15. Inspecting belts for air handling units for wear and tear

  16. Testing condenser tank water

  17. Maintaining HVAC System

  18. Maintaining dehumidifier operation

  19. Maintaining surface of the ice

  20. Checking humidity levels in arena area

  21. Comply with the district dress code (clean presentable clothing

  22. Perform the duties of a technician

  23. Communicate with KCC fitness

  24. Keep maintenance logs up to date

  25. Payroll approval each pay period

  26. Schedule all IVC staff on w2w (excludes fs, hockey instructors, spec events)

  27. Oversee concession operations/supervisor

  28. Accident/Incident Forms completed and turned in promptly, all incidents involving employees or any incidents requiring EMS shall require immediate notification to the Facility Manager.

  29. Develop and maintain a good working relationship with patrons and groups.

  30. Monitor cleanliness of entire Ice Arena.

  31. Check and monitor inventory on a daily basis and submit proper forms with daily deposit.

  32. Read and understand the Kankakee Valley Park District’s Personnel Policy Manual, IDPH Food Service Code Book, Customer Service Manual and Bassett training

  33. Perform all other duties as assigned to the best of your ability.

  34. Responsible for preparing the facility and area.

  35. Administer First Aid as needed.

  36. Respond to ALL alarm calls

  37. Able to work morning/day/evening/weekends

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 Kankakee Valley Park District


Melissa Woodard

 Closing Date

November 11, 2018


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Hours: Tuesday’s Tot classes from 4:30-6:15pm, Thursdays Hip Hop/Tap/Solo/Duets classes from 4:30pm-9pm and Saturday’s Tot classes from 9:30am-11:45am. Substitute hours may vary depending on when you are needed.

Qualifications: Must be currently instructing classes. Previous experience interacting and teaching children are a plus. Must meet minimum qualification to teach beginner level classes of three or more disciplines. Must be CPR and First Aid certification. Must have a valid IL driver’s license and provide own transportation.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Dance Instructor is responsible for teaching a variety of dance programs. The Dance Instructor is responsible for general classroom management, planning, and instruction including dance terminology, warm ups, basic stretching, dance technique, and choreographed routines. During the recital session, instructors are responsible for selecting costumes, assisting in measuring dancers, assisting in handing out costumes and any information that is needed. This is an at-will position.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please fill out our job application online:

Contact: Andrea Wilford, Recreation Supervisor Contact E-mail: Phone: (847) 818-3200 x225 Address: 3705 Pheasant Drive Rolling Meadows, IL 60008

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 Rolling Meadows Park District


Andrea Wilford

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled