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Maintenance Worker

 Starting $22.00 to $27.00 DOQ

Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Parks, this position is responsible for performing a variety of maintenance and/or repair work to park properties, pool, and equipment. 


Employee must be High School graduate, or equivalent is required. Four years’ park experience, and advanced training is preferred in the following areas of HVAC, Pool Operations, Electrical, Plumbing and Carpentry.  Employee must have a valid Illinois driver's license and be able to provide own transportation to and from work. Landscapers Applicator Licenses; OSHA 30-hour certificate; Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) preferred or ability to obtain these licenses and/or certifications within the first year of employment.
Upon conditional job offer, the candidate will be subject to background check and drug test. 

Essential Functions:

Receives instructions from the Superintendent of Parks and Maintenance Foreman, regarding daily work assignments.

Works in all areas of the Parks Department including buildings, landscaping, turf, playgrounds, and athletic field maintenance.

Ensures that accidents and injuries are tendered to and reported immediately.

Operates all district equipment including trucks, power mowers, tractors, edger’s, trimmers, power tools, and snow blowers but not limited to.

Provides landscaping care to flower/shrub beds in parks and facilities.

Removes all refuse and debris from all park areas and facilities daily.

Applies herbicides and fertilizer as deemed appropriate.

Provide safe, prompt, and efficient snow/ice removal in winter.

Maintain all park equipment to the highest standards.


The hours of the maintenance staff, Monday through Friday; 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. At the discretion of the Superintendent of Parks employees may be scheduled to start earlier or start later. At the discretion of the Superintendent of Park an employee may also be scheduled to work a Saturday or Sunday and will be given another day off on that work week.

Overtime hours are expected due to inclement weather, emergency call in, weekend field preparation, special events etc. Scheduling of the overtime shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent of Parks.

Benefits We Offer:
We offer a generous benefit package including: * Medical Coverage * Dental Coverage * Vision Coverage and Participation in IMRF.




 Westchester Park District


Jim Burg

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

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 Westchester Park District


Jim Burg

 Closing Date

July 01, 2024

 25.00 - 27.00 per hour

The Aquatics Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the outdoor pool facility and beach operations and training at both facilities.
This is a seasonal position.  The hours will be determined by the Fitness and Aquatics Manager and can change based on need. Most weeks will work up to 35 hours. 
The Supervisor shall be considered on duty whenever a need exists for their services. This position may require varying shift schedules including weekdays, weekends, day, and evening hours, as the aquatics areas are open each day during the week.  The Supervisor should have flexibility with scheduling as may be needed. 
  • Supervises and schedules the Aquatics Team at both the district pool facility and designated beach areas for the Park District.     
  • Shall possess the ability to schedule, organize, direct, assist, and lead the Aquatics Team in the implementation of their assigned duties. 
  • Will assist in completion of the season end evaluations on all aquatics team members. 
  • Assists the Guest Services Manager in coordinating all groups and rental bookings and ensures appropriate staffing for all events. 
  • Orders and distributes program supplies as needed.  
  • Maintains appropriate inventory and supply for all programs in area.
  • May assist with budget projections and monitor revenue and expenses in areas of responsibility.
  • May approve bi-weekly timecards, program evaluations, and any special reports requested by the Fitness and Aquatics Manager.  
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs and submits recommendations for program development, changes, and pricing structure to the Fitness and Aquatics Manager. 
  • Maintains records of programs, fees, class participation and membership statistics as required.
  • Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work, and safety rules.
  • Ensures goals are being met within area of responsibility as well as being a productive team member to achieve division and department goals.
  • Ensures the safety of all aquatics programing by maintaining proper certifications for all staff including Lifeguard Training, CPR, First Aid and AED training. 
  • Conducts regular in-service trainings and workshops for lifeguards to ensure the safety of guests and full compliance with American Red Cross requirements. Other duties as assigned.
Preferred minimum 3-5 years related experience for an aquatics program or operational management/team leadership with emphasis on providing excellent guest services, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be accepted. Previous experience in staff supervision preferred.  
Preferred certifications (or the ability to acquire) include: 
  • National Pool and Waterpark Lifeguard Instructor and/or American Red Cross Certification.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, creativity and skill in aquatics programming and facility management as assigned. 
  • Working knowledge of principles, practices, and objectives of aquatics and community recreation.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, to solve problems and produce work on a timely basis.
  • Demonstrated initiative, dependability, professionalism, resourcefulness, and management skills with the ability to work in a positive manner with the general public, Park District staff and Board of Commissioners.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak in English.
  • Must have valid Illinois driver's license.
  • Employee may be exposed to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while supervising employees or attending job related activities away from the office.
  • Employee may be exposed to chemicals or other potentially dangerous materials.
  • Employee may be exposed to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas.
  • Employee must have the ability to deal with residents, staff and job responsibilities under stressful conditions.

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 Lake Bluff Park District


Mark Montgomery

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15 - 16 / hour dependent upon qualifications

Job Duties Essential Functions:
  1. Will be responsible for compiling a complete inventory of all parks in the community.
  2. Will be the main point of contact for Men’s Summer Softball league. Attends to the weekly operational needs and statistical updates of softball league. Provides weekly updates to all teams and manages needs as they arise, including stocking first aid kits, ordering softballs and managing game protests.
  3. Assists in collection of sponsorships and donations for the department.
  4. Attends to the daily operational needs the Parks & Rec department, including multiple daily trips to locations for supplies and program evaluations, photos etc.
  5. Works ALL special events, including Memorial Day Procession, Unplug & Play, Lunch on the Lawn, Movies in the Park, Pool Special Events, July 4th, etc.
  6. Assists with program registrations and pass sales, including periods of intensive computer processing with custom registration system.
  7. Weekly visits to programs held at local parks, ensuring program quality. Programs are held at various locations.
  8. Assists with production of the seasonal program brochure and editing.
  9. Assists in management of social media marketing, specifically Facebook and Instagram.
  10. Performs any additional errands or duties as related to department needs. This may include purchasing candy or bottled water for July 4th, printer ink for the pool, organizing storage spaces, etc.

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 Village of Hinsdale


Mke Hayes

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


JOB SUMMARY: The Recreation-Athletics Intern is responsible to the Faculty Advisor for all educational or internship requirements as well as the Recreation Superintendent and Supervisor for the programs and operations assigned for the internship. This is an at-will position. Primary duties include:
  • Aid in directing programs that satisfy the needs of the community.
  • Assist in the organization, implementation and administration of athletic programs and leagues, gymnastics, fitness center and the Grove Pilates Studio.
  • Assist supervisor to organize, schedule and supervise sports fields, gymnastics gym, fitness center and Pilates studio.
  • Become familiar with the District’s policies, procedures and operations. 
  • Analyze programs, practices and procedures, record keeping systems, forms and personnel requirements.
  • Study all program needs and take action to improve.
  • Meet the full-time staff and learn about planning and supervising recreational programs, as well as other areas in the District.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships among staff.
  • Responsible for supervision of the Community Center as assigned.
  • Work with other staff to implement programming and facility usage as assigned. 
  • Develop rapport with program participants and parents.
  • Keep intern reports, accident forms, and attend meetings as assigned.
  • Assist in program set-ups as needed.
  • Teach or coach programs as needed.
  • Become familiar with equipment and see that is properly maintained.
  • Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must currently be working towards a college degree in Parks and Recreation or related field with a minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework completed. Must be a self-motivated and professional individual with strong communication and organizational skills. Prior knowledge and experience working with sports, leagues and/or teams is a plus.
SCHEDULE & PAY: This is a part-time, seasonal summer position running May to August. Hours designed to satisfy school requirements, Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm along with some evening and weekend hours as required. Hiring rate is $14 per hour, dependent upon qualifications. Plus applicable facility and program discounts.
If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing begins early.
The Rolling Meadows Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Rolling Meadows Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 14.00 per hour

The Community House is excited to offer a professional internship to students working toward a degree within the field of parks and recreation. This internship opportunity runs 8-13 consecutive weeks and usually starts a few weeks before the start of our summer programs. Under the supervision and guidance of the Program Director and The Community House Recreation Supervisors, the Recreation intern will have the opportunity to expand their education. Interns are exposed to all areas of operations, from administration, budgeting, leadership, staff management, programming, special events, and facility/maintenance. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, to the following programs: Summer Day Camps, Leagues, Sports Camps, Art Programming, Special Events, Enrichment Camps, and Active Adult/Senior Programs.

Please include resume and school requirements.


• Work in areas of program development, written and oral communication, budgeting, training/management of employees, evaluation of both programs & personnel, marketing and special events.

• Experience registration software processes, financial reporting and brochure proofing.

• Gain direct leadership experience by conducting programs and special events.

• Plans, prepares and participates in recreation programs and special events.

• Assists with the planning, set-up, execution and tear down of special events.

• Responsible for the well-being, safety and care of children and youth attending programs.

• Responsible for creating a fun and energetic environment for the program participants on a daily basis.

• Work in a team-based environment supporting the Recreation Team.

• Interact with guests, parents, and participants in a positive and professional manner, utilizing excellent guest service standards.

• Maintain professional attitudes and relationships with parents, participants, and co-workers.

• Adhere to The Community House rules and regulations including proper attire, safety procedures, and overall professionalism.

• Participate in safety training and respond to emergencies in an appropriate manner.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Be currently enrolled, or a recent graduate of a university or junior college pursuing or having completed a degree in Parks & Recreation, Youth Programming, Sports Management or similar field.

• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

• 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 by hire date or be able to attend The Community House training to become certified).


Intern hours will vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events; however, the Intern will work approximately 25-40 hours per week, including nights and weekends when needed. The schedule is usually Monday through Friday but may vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events.

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 The Community House


Kelci Bednar

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled