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 $12.00 / Hr

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Niles Park District is excited to offer an array of summer internship opportunities for current college students and recent graduates. Enthusiastic and driven applicants are encouraged to submit their credentials for openings in the following areas:

  • Athletics

  • Aquatic Facility Operations

  • General Recreation and Summer Camps

  • Golf Course Operations

  • Park Services & Groundskeeping

  • Ice Rink Operations (available beginning September)

  • Tennis Facility Operations (available beginning September)

Interns can expect to work 20-35 hours per week. Specific job responsibilities will vary by facility. Interns will gain experience across a wide range of essential tasks, including: revenue & inventory control, programming, staff supervision, customer service, special event planning & implementation, and marketing. Requirements applicable to all positions include:

  • Area of study in Recreation / Leisure Studies or related field.

  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be able to respectfully and effectively communicate with fellow staff, program participants, and facility users of all ages.

  • Must have current CPR / AED and First Aid certification (or be able to attend Niles Park District training to become certified).

For more information, or to apply, please contact Peter Dubs at 847-583-2735 or email

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 Niles Park District


Peter Dubs

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14-$15 per hour

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Having working knowledge of grounds maintenance experience is a plus. 1-5 years of maintenance experience is prefered. A high school degree is required. Some nights and weekends required. Must have a current and valid driver’s license. Ability to obtain an Illinois Public Pesticide Operators License within one year of hire and paid for by the park district. Must be at least 18 years of age. Employee must pass a physical, drug test, background check, driver’s abstract and a driving test in a park district truck. Full time year round position with a benefit package. 1) Reports to Maintenance Manager. 2) Single person lifting requirement at 50 pounds and capable of team lifting over 50 pounds. 3) Maintain facility and parks including turf, trees and playgrounds. Having working knowledge of tractors and other equipment used in landscape and/or grounds maintenance is a plus. 4) Set up and breakdown programming space as required by facility and recreation staff. 5) Demonstrate a high level of customer service in all communications. 6) Support loss control and safety programs. 7) Perform maintenance related projects and repairs.

May submit resume to, or fax (708) 598-0084 or pick up a job application at 8047 W. 91st Place, Hickory Hills, IL 60457 .

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 Hickory Hills Park District


708-598-1233 Ext. 0

 Closing Date

February 19, 2020

 $38,000 + DOQ

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Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation (M-NASR)

Recreation Specialist - Adults with Intellectual Disabilities (AWID) / Special Olympics Liaison

FLSA: Exempt

Accountability: Senior Operations Manager

The Adults with an Intellectual Disability (AWID) Recreation Specialist is responsible for the implementation of leisure services for individuals with a disability or special need from child to adult. This position requires the application of specialized therapeutic training to formulate and administer a broad recreation delivery of services for individuals with special needs without exclusion. This position is full-time, with hours that fluctuate to accommodate evening and weekend programs and meetings.

Qualifications: Must have a Bachelors’ Degree, preferably in Therapeutic Recreation, Special Education, Adapted Physical Education or a related field from an accredited college or university. Ability to complete NCTRC (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification) or comparable certification within six months of employment. Lifeguard Certification, CPR & First Aid Certification, and NCI are all required within six months of employment. A valid Illinois Driver’s License and personal transportation to accomplish position responsibilities. Knowledge of the recreational needs of persons with a disability without exclusion. Knowledge and/or training in the area of therapeutic recreation, recreation, special education, adaptive physical education or a related field.

Essential Functions: 1. Assist with managing support staff in programs 2. Direct leadership of leisure services for individuals of all ages with special needs and ability levels as well as active participation in programs 3. Supervision of program participants including behavior management, transferring and other skills necessary for the overall independence and participation of individuals with a disability 4. Assist with development of curriculums for community based recreation programs 5. Gather, load, transport and set up of equipment necessary for program implementation 6. Assist in the training and orientation of support staff. Successful passage of lift/transfer training within 1 year of employment 7. Assist in the daily management of programs through paperwork and record keeping systems-planning programs, program evaluation, budgets and occasionally incident reports. 8. Prepare for special events 9. Assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of all Special Olympics Programs 10. Plan the annual vacation trip 11. Assist with managing M-NASR Facebook Page 12. Other Agency related responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor, Superintendent or Executive Director

Marginal Functions: 1. Comply with Safety Policies 2. Drive a van or car to daily programs, seasonal special events or away trips 3. Pick up general materials (i.e. printed brochures, special supplies) 4. Attend meetings for state and local organizations

Safety Considerations: 1. Staff will comply with all M-NASR Safety Policies and Procedures and carry out all tasks in a safe manner 2. Attendance at various safety in-services will be required

Psychological Considerations: 1. Must be able to respond to needs of individuals with disabilities 2. Must be able to work under stressful conditions 3. Must demonstrate adequate leadership qualities 4. May work with flammable material

Physiological Considerations: None

Environmental Considerations: 1. May be exposed to extreme weather conditions (i.e. during damp seasons, rain, snow, sleet, and extreme heat) 2. May be exposed to elements when driving to meetings/programs or when assisting in outdoor functions 3. May be exposed to hazardous vegetation (i.e. poison ivy) during activities

Cognitive Considerations: 1. The AWID Specialist must exhibit good problem solving ability while leading programs, assisting participants and supervising support staff 2. Good judgment is needed to provide safe program atmosphere 3. Must be able to demonstrate good safety awareness 4. Must be able to follow rules and directions

Essential Physical Capabilities: 1. Prolonged periods of sitting, standing, bending, stooping, and walking 2. Good Vision 3. Good hearing at conversation levels 4. Good general health 5. Operating a passenger vehicle 6. Good speaking capabilities 7. Capable of lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying items weighing 20-50 pounds or use mechanical assistance/team lift.

To apply, please complete a formal application at the link below.

Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation


Kelly Brunning
847-966-5522 ext. 3017

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Description: The Glencoe Park District Recreation Internship provides a comprehensive experience of district operations including administration, programming, employee supervision, facility management, camps, aquatics, ice rink (seasonal), special events, marketing and maintenance based on the interests of the intern and needs of the Park District.

Qualifications: Currently working towards a college degree in Parks and Recreation or related field. Knowledge of the theories, practices, and philosophies of community recreational programming.

Recreation Intern must possess exceptional oral and written communication skills and the ability to maintain exceptional working relationships with peers, community groups, volunteers, independent contractors, co-workers, staff, supervisors and the public.

Hours: Intern hours will vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events; however, the Intern will work approximately 40 hours per week, including nights and weekends when needed.

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 Glencoe Park District


Liz Visteen

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting at $20 an hour

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Provide leadership for the competitive team program including participant and community relations, instructing patrons, overseeing safety and supervision of competitive staff. This role is the head coach for the compulsory girl GIJO levels.

Qualifications: • Experience in competitive gymnastics program as a coach or programmer • Ability to plan, organize, direct, lead and troubleshoot daily operations, services and safety of the public, team programs • Current USA Gymnastics Safety Certification and Professional Membership preferred • Current AAU Coaching Certification

Hours: Monday – Friday from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, some weekend meets, and flexible daytime office hours.

• Medical Insurance • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF)

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 Elmhurst Park District


Dana Herrera

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled