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This position is responsible for promoting, selling and successfully executing events from 5 – 500 guests in both corporate and social markets with target markets of golf outings, social gatherings, weddings, and meetings. position is also responsible for the successful pricing, promotion, and scheduling.


Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in hospitality administration, business, marketing, or related field plus four (4) years or more of experience required; or eight (8) or more years of catering and banquet/event management experience with increasing responsibility. Strong ability and passion for providing guests with excellent customer service at all times. Must have the ability to mentor, direct, and lead staff by example to create an environment of excellent service. Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite and Caterease or similar catering software. Must be positive, enthusiastic, and creative with good attention to detail and work long hours. Must remain professional at all times in appearance, voice, and follow through. Must have good organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills.


Work the hours necessary to ensure a successful banquet and catering department.

Be proficient in and sell the appropriate product/service to clients while providing exceptional service.

Establish client base of organizations, associates, social, and corporate businesses through direct outside and inside sales efforts.

Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with key clients in order to produce additional business.

Actively solicit new business through creative marketing, cold calling, and referrals; and follow up on all leads timely.

Take the lead in daily social media updates.

Conduct tours of the banquet facilities and expose clients to its services; qualify potential leads and ensure appropriate and timely follow up.

Negotiate food and beverage prices, contracts, agreements, meeting room rentals, minimums, and other variable services with clients and vendors to maximize revenue.

Assist the client in menu planning; coordinate food/ beverage, meeting room set-up, AV equipment, and other services as requested by the client.

Confirm agreement in writing by using the catering sales contract and/or event order with clients and notify all departments affected in a timely manner.

Assist in the implementation and achievement of the continual sales and marketing plan for the Catering and Banquet Department.

Learn and understand the POS systems, Stromberg, and Springbrook, Paylocity, and/or any other new or implemented catering software.

Demonstrate financial accountability to maximize profitability while maintaining consistent quality.

Assist in long range planning and budget forecasting for the Catering and Sales division.

Develop and maintain positive staff morale through effective and consistent communication.

Ensure the banquet rooms are clean and attractive at all times for events and tours. Manage and run offsite catering events.

Manage contracts, deposits, and accounts receivable for all events in a timely manner.

Works with the Food and Beverage Director to update event menus and packages.

Accurately process and approve payroll and tips for assigned staff by each bi-weekly deadline.


Must have and maintain: a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record; and CPR/AED certified or obtain within one (1) year of employment; food sanitation certification; and BASSET certification.


Must be able to: occasionally remain in a stationary position for long periods of time and repetitive use of hands/arms/fingers while using a computer; frequently move about the facility to oversee operations. Occasionally position one’s self to move and access supplies weighing up to 25 lbs., and climb stairs/ladder. Frequently communicates verbally and in writing with staff and others. be able to drive for offsite events.


This position will primarily work in an office environment and will be exposed to cleaning chemicals, odors, smells, and wet surfaces.


Full-time year round position. Must be available to work a flexible schedule that includes nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary.


$60,000.00 - $70,000.00 per year, DOQ


We have a highly competitive benefits package including: health insurance, life insurance, paid time off (including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick), 457 deferred compensation plan, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (pension plan), medical and dependent flexible spending account, facility privileges for employee and employee's eligible dependents, etc.

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The 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

 $15.00 - $18.00 per hour DOE

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The Custodian is responsible for performing a variety of tasks to maintain the cleanliness, general appearance indoors and outdoors, and the efficient maintenance operation of the Prairie View Community Center. Occasionally the Custodian will be required to perform other tasks and repairs requested by the Administration Office and Fitness Club Supervisory personnel. The Custodian may perform duties in the medium/heavy work level (lifting over 75 lbs.). The Custodian is a full-time position with benefits and IMRF. Hours: 3:00pm - 11:00pm Monday through Friday.

Qualifications: High School or Trade School graduate with one year of janitorial or building mechanical equipment maintenance experience. Must be self motivated with good judgment and works independently. Must possess a valid driver’s license with no license revocation or suspension within the last three years. Ability to perform strenuous and varied physical activity, including but not limited to, extensive lifting, standing, walking and climbing. A pre-placement physical is required.

Immediate Supervisor: The Custodian is under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Parks & Maintenance.

Essential Functions: • Custodial tasks necessary to maintain a clean appearance both on the outside and inside of the Community Center including snow and ice removal. • Routine maintenance which includes cleaning, mopping, scrubbing, waxing, vacuuming, dusting and washing any and all floors, walls, windows, carpeting, washroom fixtures, tables, chairs and any other permanent or movable item or fixture located in the Center facility. • To check the entire building, both upper and lower level, at periodic intervals during working hours for safety, security and maintenance reasons. • Must take proper safety precautions and be aware of potential and existing hazards on the job and attempt to eliminate them. • Positive interaction and cooperation with all Park District staff, the public and facility patrons. • Clean all areas as instructed by Foreman and complete checklists. • Perform additional duties as assigned • Cleaning of second level, Administration Offices, may be necessary when requested. • Take down set ups and clean for parties, rentals, and special events.

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 Morton Grove Park District


Laura Kee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Visitor Services and Safety Officer (Second Shift)

Department: Visitor Services Reports to: Visitor Service and Safety Supervisor Location: Wheaton, IL


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 second shift position (Wednesday through Sunday, 2:30 pm to 11:00 pm).

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 in order 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 breakdown, 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 Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission Valid Illinois driver's license Available to work weekends, evenings and holidays Must become trained in First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator. Must maintain valid certification Must take Cantigny Park's Child Safety training and become a mandated reporter

To apply: please submit resume online here:

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


Whitney Wade

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $11.50 to $18.00

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ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION TECH (Seasonal Full-time) (See Crew Chief Description Below)

Overview: Are you looking for a job that allows you to work outdoors and make a positive impact on our local natural areas? Semper Fi Land Services, Inc. is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Ecological Restoration Technician. As an Ecological Restoration Technician you will restore local ecosystems by eliminating invasive species and promoting the establishment of native plants and wildlife. This is a full-time year around position. Job Duties: The ideal candidate is dependable, curious, enjoys working outdoors and has a passion for improving our local natural environment. Work days and times will vary based on weather conditions, but a typical work week is Monday through Friday 6:00 AM – 4:30 PM with occasional Saturday work. The Ecological Restoration Technician perform invasive species control through mechanical removal and herbicide application. Technicians will be required to obtain an Illinois Department of Agriculture pesticide operators license. The candidate must have the ability to perform a variety of manual labor tasks for extended periods of time, in rough terrain, under adverse conditions. Additional work tasks may included native seed installation, native plant installation, tree and shrub installation, selective tree removal and prescribed burn management. Teamwork is crucial as the technician will typically work on a crew of three to five. Technicians will report directly to jobsites. Reliable transportation is required. Our core project sites are located throughout Cook County, with additional project locations throughout the Chicago region including DuPage, Will, Kane, and Kendall Counties. Technicians are typically assigned to the project site closest to where they live. Pay: Starting pay rates are $11.50 - $14.00 per hour depending on experience.
About Us: Semper Land Services, Inc. is a comprehensive land services contractor with offices in Aurora, Yorkville, and Roselle, Illinois. Our specialized equipment, staff, experience, and expertise allows us to perform a full suite of land improvement services including habitat restoration and management, environmental remediation, stormwater management, earthwork, site utilities, and traditional landscape installation and management. Semper Fi is a veteran and minority owned small business. Veterans are encouraged to apply.

CREW CHIEF (Full Time) Overview:This is a position of great responsibility, tasked with the overall operational supervision of every aspect of each day’s projects, as well as managing safety, discipline, training, and partner relationships – all with the highest standards of professionalism, confidence, and integrity. The Ecological Restoration Division Crew Chief is expected to lead, coordinate and train permanent and temporary staff to implement annual land management schedules, including invasive species control, seed collection and distribution, transplanting, fire management and monitoring to restore and maintain native species and habitat diversity, primarily within Cook County’s Forest Preserve District’s land system. This work involves liaison with prime contractors or directly with municipal and corporate clients when Semper Fi is prime or only contractor. Crew chief performs supervisory duties, including time tracking, distribution of labor, managing staff, correcting safety issues. Position reports to Ecological Restoration Division Manager. Key KSAs: • Ability to lead, train, and motivate others. • Ability to research and synthesize information for trouble shooting, problem solving and making recommendations. • Ability to operate a variety of power tools and equipment safely and train others in same. • Understanding of herbicides and chemicals. • Understanding of restoration burn techniques. • Ability to assess a job site and work patterns for safe operations. • General knowledge of OSHA safety requirements. • Knowledge of environmental conservation skills and basic environmental education • Knowledgeable of specialty planting requirements, including the layout of habitat types and the planting of unique individual plant species. • Ability to perform a wide variety of heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, and often under adverse weather conditions and in various climates. • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with prime contractors, staff members, client staff, and the general public. • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. • Ability to understand and follow Semper Fi systems and processes including supervisor key responsibilities.
• Ability to work and engage trust with a diverse population of people. • Ability to structure work to ensure meeting time constraints. Other Requirements • Sustained performance in previous positions. • Good driving record (when driving). • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Spanish speaking a plus. • Has to obtain and maintain a valid IDOA Applicator License • Basic computer skills required (including MS Word, MS Excel, and Outlook email) • 290 certification and Burn Boss certification a plus

Non-inclusive list of responsibilities and role functions: • Leading and training team, potential on more than one work site concurrently, primarily working on ecological restoration projects. Take the opportunity to recognize positive contributions as they occur. Correct performance issues as they occur; be tactful and respectful when conveying corrections. • Take responsibility for all activities – identify and resolve issues & mistakes. Engage Semper Fi Management or Prime Contractors when necessary. • Meet with customers for site assessments; participate in assessment and work assignment discussions. • Hold morning tailgate meetings to review safety checklist; ensure all team members are ready and able to work assigned jobs. • Be aware of what is going on throughout a job site: ensure the proper and safe use of equipment, make corrections as soon as improper or safe usage is known. • Communicate work site, start times, site changes, crew assignments, and PPE needs daily. • Restoring forest health and reducing safety risks through tree thinning using powered equipment & controlled burns; constructing and maintaining trails; constructing and maintaining fences and outdoor facilities; maintaining public park space and recreation areas; planting (trees, grasses, natural and decorative plants, etc.), conducting native plant revegetation, and eradicating exotic plant species; conducting ecological testing and monitoring; and other functions as required. • Be aware of weather forecast and recognize changes in weather: re-work assignments as necessary to accommodate weather (e.g., do not mix chemicals when rain is imminent, do not conduct burns if high winds are predicted or apparent, etc.) • When weather halts or delays work, Crew Chiefs report to the shop or office for assignments, as determined by immediate manager or other leadership team member. • Arranging details of transportation, requirements for job site equipment and supplies, and distributing labor resources effectively across job sites. • Arranging for educational opportunities and working with HR to conduct OSHA training. • Maintaining (cleaning & inspecting) and repairing, or arranging for the repair of, hand and power tools and other equipment on a daily basis. Ready equipment at the end of each day: Be ready for tomorrow today. • Train, or arrange the training of, crew members on operations, tool usage, and safety. Training responsibilities include mixing packs and plant identification during growing season; proper use of burn tools in the burn season, fire rakes, pulaskis, flappers, and water packs; plus proper and safe use of chainsaws and brush cutters for felling trees and cutting brush. • Completing all project paperwork timely and completely, such as daily or weekly reports, work-time records, attendance & tardiness reports, accident/incident reports, and any other reports or informational communications as requested. • Arranging for the replacement of any equipment, supplies, or parts needed on the job sites. • Other functions as required or directed by manager and company principals • Travel to worksites is required; must have reliable personal transportation. • Required to have experience/knowledge of typical field crew tasks including planting, weeding, herbicide application, erosion control, and burn procedures. • Must be able to stoop, stand and bend for extended periods of time and work on uneven and/or difficult terrain, in standing or flowing water, and in environments of fluctuating temperatures. • Must be able to walk around uneven ground on job sites to conduct safety assessments of equipment, materials, and operations for OSHA standards. • Must be able to keep a level head and good attitude under stress. • Must be able to lift and carry 50 lbs. for up to 4 hours at a time for an entire field shift in a day with only brief breaks. • Must be able to spend extended periods of time walking and standing for up to 4 hours at a time for an entire field shift in a day with only brief breaks. • Should know basic first aid, first aid certification is a plus.

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Ryan Rickerson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The Parks Athletic Field Staff will assist with the daily preparation of district athletic fields. Work will include layout, dragging, striping, water removal, and field repairs. The parks athletic fields staff will also assist as needed on a variety of projects including mowing, trimming, trash removal, basic maintenance, and cleaning of outdoor facilities in various areas owned by the Oak Lawn Park District.

Availability: • Typical work week is 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday through Thursday

• 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

Pay: $12.50

Qualifications: • 18 years old, • Valid Illinois Driver’s License, • Prior experience in park maintenance is helpful, 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: • Drag and stripe district ballfields • Repair and maintain athletic field playing surface • Assist in softball, baseball, and soccer field layout • Safely operate district vehicles & equipment. Including trailers • Mow grass with riding and walk-behind mowing 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 • 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

How to Apply: • Complete a Job Application Found online at: • Email the completed application to , 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

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 Oak Lawn Park District


Ryan Gory

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled