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 $13.00 / hour

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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:


-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).

Compensation: $13.00 / hr

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

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Peter Dubs

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Starting at $36,000

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In 2008 a group of parents and community members recognized the unmet needs of teens and adults with developmental disabilities. Our Place was created in the Chicagoland area with the mission to help these individuals achieve meaningful lives of inclusion in their community. Over 70% of programs offered are out in the local community. Join the Our Place team in an exciting and fulfilling position as you make connections with teens and young adults with developmental disabilities.

Visit to see what a Day at Our Place is like.


  1. Lead a variety of programs that focus on fitness, healthy living, creative expression and vocational experiences.

  2. Collaborate with the Our Place team to plan group activities, community outings and special events.

  3. Build supportive and respectful relationships with participants with an emphasis on serving as a role model.


-Prior experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities including autism, Down Syndrome, etc., required.

-Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree and/or professional qualifications in a related field (Therapeutic Recreation, Parks and Recreation) preferred.

-Must have strong teamwork, communication and time management skills.

-Must display creativity and flexibility in working with groups.

-Must possess a valid driver’s license.

-Must be able to lift 25 pounds regularly.

-Must be able to work outside in all types of weather.

-Must be able to walk or stand for extended periods of time.

POSITION: Full time

BENEFITS: Health insurance, dental insurance, retirement plan, paid time off

To apply, please send your resume to Cynthia O'Donnell, Program Manager, at

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Cynthia O'Donnell

 Closing Date

June 4, 2021