The Parks Turf Mower Crew Leader will operate the district’s 16’ wide area mower and lead the weekly grass mowing efforts throughout the district. Will lead a 3 person crew and ensure each of the district’s parks and facilities are mowed and trimmed at least once a week. Will perform other marginal duties as required including, trimming, trash removal, basic maintenance, and cleaning of outdoor facilities in various areas owned and operated by the Oak Lawn Park District.
Availability: • Typical work week is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday • Work week hours may vary according to weather or seasonal demand • Some overtime hours during peak seasons is required • Must be available to work July, 04th for our special event. • Seasonal position, prefer someone who is available to work March to November with the possibility of working longer depending on the weather
Qualifications: • 18 years old, • Valid Illinois Driver’s License, • Prior mowing or equipment experience is preferred, but not required. • Successful candidate will be able to work independently and pay close attention to detail. • NOTE: Applicants must possess requisite physical ability to perform the essential job duties, including exposure to dirt, dust, and debris from dragging ballfield as may be required.
Job Summary: • Mow grass with riding and walk-behind mowing equipment • Safely operate district vehicles & equipment. Including trailers • Edge curbs and walks with power edger as required • Mow and string-trim around trees, shrubs, curbs, and other areas that cannot be cut with larger equipment • Operate tractors and attachments, mowers, string-trimmers, edger, gas/electric powered hedge trimmers, rototillers, and other powered equipment • Empty Trash Cans throughout district • Clean outdoor facilities • Pick-up litter and debris in parks • Trim turf areas with string line (weed wacker) trimmers • Use district tools according to safety guidelines • Drag and stripe district ballfields
How to Apply: • Complete a Job Application Found online at: https://www.olparks.com/images/staff/Docs/newhire/2015_Job_Application.pdf • Email the completed application to Rgory@olparks.com , or mail/deliver the completed application to Oak Lawn Park District Maintenance: 5501 West 110th Street in Oak Lawn IL 60453. • Position open until filled
The Day Camp Director is responsible for the direct supervision of the Day Camp Counselors, on site administrative duties and assisting in leading activities for the campers. Camp hours range from 9am - 3:15pm, with 45 additional minutes allotted for planning, clean up and meetings, Monday through Friday, during the summer months. This is an at-will position.
Qualifications -Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. -Must be at least 21 years of age. -Must have a valid driver's license. -Must be CPR and AED certified, or be available for certification prior to camp program. -Must possess the knowledge and skills of planning, organizing and leading a variety of creative and quality activities. -Must have at least two (2) years of experience leading children, outdoor recreation, nature awareness and camp crafts. -Must possess experience or skills to supervise a staff of peers. -Must be willing to drive a 15 passenger vehicle as a means of transporting campers and staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities -The Director must instruct the Day Camp Counselors when to arrive for, and when to depart from camp. -Responsible for the direction of counselors during training to complete lesson plans and newsletters for the first session of camp. -Must assist the Recreation Manager in the preparation and presentation of day camp staff training. -Responsible for collecting and approving lesson plans and newsletters from counselors, submitting a copy of lesson plans to Recreation Manager as requested and ready newsletters in appropriate time for distribution. -Employee must notify Recreation Manager of any parent concerns or discipline issues, major health or safety hazards. -Follow all accident reporting procedures including the completion of accident/incident forms. -Must be fair and consistent in maintaining discipline and maintain a positive attitude. -Employee must exemplify the Streamwood Park District's proper standard of dress and enforce policy. -Responsible for following, and making sure counselors follow all pool rules and expectations. -Make sure any equipment used is put away promptly and neatly after activities. -Report any equipment damage, supplies needed or shortages to the Recreation Manager. -Must adhere to the program budget and seek approval of purchases. -Employee to conduct and participate in weekly staff meetings. -Must demonstrate, lead and support the park district mission statement, vision and core values. -Employee must perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the Streamwood Park District and its safety program.
-Employee must be able to work independently with general direction of the Recreation Manager. -Must have the ability to delegate work, where appropriate, in order to accomplish work most effectively. -Employee must demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work. -Must have the ability to recognize priorities and meet deadlines. -Employee must possess enthusiasm and drive with a desire to accomplish goals and objectives.
The employee may be required to work both inside and outside during various environmental conditions, such as, but not limited to rain, hot and cold temperatures, exposure to dust, fumes, dirt and noise. The employee must operate and handle assigned equipment and be able to perform moderate manual tasks.
For more information, and to fill out an application, please visit www.spdcares.com.
Title: Recreation Intern Agency: West Chicago Park District Category: Part-time/Seasonal/Internships Region: Chicago-Metro-West Salary: $10.00/hr. ($350-$400/week)
Core Values: We Are the West Chicago Park District Innovative – Dedicated – Focused Creating Community and Impacting Lives Achieving Better Results Moving Forward – Ever Evolving – Here We-Go
Description: Complete your internship with the West Chicago Park District! Work with a qualified, cohesive team of staff to gain the knowledge necessary to be a successful, well-rounded professional. We are seeking one individual for this position.
Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field, looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own housing and transportation.
Primary Emphasis: on program management skills in the areas of Summer Day Camp for early-childhood (2-5 years) and school-age (6-14 years) and Community Special Events.
Secondary Emphasis: Front desk/customer service, pool operations, facility management/scheduling, building maintenance, and parks.
Specific Skills: In this internship, students will work in the areas of program development, zero-based, budgeting, lesson plans, event itineraries, purchasing of materials, training of employees, evaluation of both programs and personnel, written and oral communication, Rec Trac, contracts, and marketing.
Interns will be required to: • Commit to a 10-12 week internship. • Work 35-40 hours per week. • Be available days, evenings and weekends.
Applications: To apply please print an Internship Application from our website: www.we-goparks.org and email or fax 630-231-2352 with your cover letter and resume.
Closing Date: Open Until Filled Contact Name: Mary Lester Contact Phone: 630-231-9474 ext. 111 Contact Email: Mlester@we-goparks.org
Now accepting applications for: Summer Recreation Intern
Salary & Benefits include: $9.00/Hour – Approx. 40 Hours/Week Complimentary Fitness Center and Coral Cove Water Park Membership
Days & Hours: 12 week internship (between May-August). Primary hours are Monday-Friday between 9:00-5:00, with occasional nights and weekends.
Job Requirements: The Carol Stream Park District is seeking an energetic, motivated college student in the field of recreation to serve as our Summer Recreation Intern. Hands-on educational experiences will be woven through twelve weeks of full-time employment, with a well-rounded exposure to many aspects of park district management. Events and projects will be completed for a variety of recreation divisions. Students must be pursuing a degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field. All necessary university requirements must be met to be eligible.
Qualifications: • Must be working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field. • Minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework completed. • Strong communication and organizational skills. • Self-motivated with a mature, professional, and positive attitude. • Physical ability to lift up to 30 lbs. • Must complete a post offer background check that will be submitted to the Illinois State Police as well as a nationwide search. • Must complete a post-offer drug test. • Must have valid Illinois driver’s license and pass a driver’s abstract.
Interested applicants can submit an online application at the Work Here section of our website at www.csparks.org.
Responsibilities: The Village of Hawthorn Woods Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a summer intern. The Recreation Intern is a part-time seasonal position that reports to the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Intern will assist with the planning and coordination of summer camps and special events such as Fourth of July festivities, Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, and Car Show Cruise Nights. They will also assist in areas including aquatics and registration. The intern will be scheduled 20-25 hours per week; nights, weekends, and holidays will be required. The Recreation Intern will be exposed to various areas of recreation management that will be beneficial to their future career as a Park & Recreation professional. The Recreation Intern will work closely with both the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation and the Director of Parks and Recreation to expand their understanding of the field.
Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma. Must be a student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in a college undergraduate program, or be a recent graduate. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Parks & Recreation Administration or related field. The ideal candidate will be comfortable public speaking, interacting will community members, instructing staff, and leading activities. Must work well and communicate with people of all ages, especially children.
How to Apply: We are proud of our dedicated and exceptional staff and welcome your application to join our team. Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background check and drug test prior to employment. Interested candidates should submit the job application available at www.vhw.org/jobs to Kristin Kazenas, Director of Human Resources. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax (847) 847-3591.