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 $10 - $11 per hour

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The Guest Services Representative performs duties to provide customer service to the members and guests of the Buffalo Grove Fitness Center. This position is a part-time year round position that requires approximately 30 hours per week on the closing shift. This position is benefit eligible, including medical insurance.

Essential Functions:

1. Must have a pleasant personality with the ability to interact with different types of personalities.
2. Excellent attention to detail while working in a fast paced environment.
3. Greet and check in all members upon entering and leaving the facility with a smile.
4. Answer the phone in a polite and professional manner using the scripted salutation.
5. Able to work the phone system so to retrieve messages and transfer calls and messages to the appropriate department or person.
6. Follow all facility and Buffalo Grove Park District safety rules.
7. Must have computer knowledge and be able to learn new programs quickly. Experience with RecTrac and Microsoft Office preferred.
8. Perform opening and closing procedures and paperwork including reconciling of cash and sales made during the day and verifying correct dollar amount to be deposited.
9. Assist members in a friendly and pleasant manor during challenging situations.
10. Have working knowledge of all of our policies, procedures and class offerings.
11. Keep the front desk clean.
12. Will be required to work annual events such as but not limited to: The Labor Day Stampede, Member Picnic, Senior Health and Fitness day.

Education and Experience:

1. High school diploma or GED or equivalent required.
2. Customer service experience required.

Salary: $10.00 to $11.00 per hour

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 Buffalo Grove Park District


Scott Spitz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $51,000 - $58,500 DOQ

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Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Manager of Aquatics, the Aquatics Supervisor is responsible for the oversight of the Aquatics operations at the Recreation Center Indoor Pool, Rosewood Beach and Hidden Creek Aqua Park. The Aquatics Supervisor oversees all hiring, training, scheduling, supervising and evaluating Lifeguards and Swim instructors at the Aquatic Facilities.

Responsibilities: Recruit, hire, train, supervise and evaluate all aquatics staff, including Aquatics Coordinator, lifeguards, learn to swim instructors and private lesson instructors. Conduct regular certification trainings and in-service trainings for all aquatics staff. Maintain accurate records of training dates, agendas, attendance and staff certifications. Responsible for overseeing a comprehensive swim lesson program, including private lessons and learn to swim programs. Implements all schedules for pool staff, including Aquatics Coordinator, lifeguards, learn to swim instructors and private lesson instructors. Responsible for oversight of all facility rentals at all three Aquatics Locations. Works with the Manager to prepare, monitor and evaluate budgets for all areas of aquatics.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university with a degree in Business, Recreation or Sports & Exercise Facility Management or related field or experience in Park Administration or five years progressive successful experience in the field and training. Experience should not be measured in time alone; quality of previous experience as well as its similarity to the needs of the current position should be a determining factor. Must have two to four years of management or supervisory experience. Preference given to experience in aquatics and certifications as a Lifeguard Instructor and CPO/AFO

Classification: Full-time, exempt. Hours and schedules may vary depending on seasonal workloads and needs.

Wage Range: Hiring range is $51,000-$58,500 DOQ

Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, and pension.

The Park District of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Kari Acevedo

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $32,000 (Full Time with Benefits)

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The Marketing/Special Events Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the overall promotion of all Park District events and programs, as well as the Park District as a whole through social media, print media, electronic media, and other forms of communication with the public. The Marketing/Special Events Coordinator will assist the Recreation Department staff with the planning, development, promotion, and management of all Park District special events. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Recreation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Develop and implement specific goals and objectives related to marketing and promoting events, programs and the Park District as a whole with assistants from the Assistant Director of Recreation. • Assists with producing, distributing and evaluating print and electronic marketing communication materials, including but not limited to: Program brochure, print and electronic newsletters, bulletin board displays, lobby monitors, electronic street signs, advertisements, flyers, pamphlets, posters, and other point of sale collateral. • Works with the Assistant Director of Recreation to establish, coordinate, and execute the social media plan for the Park District. • Works with department staff to ensure effective promotion and awareness of VPD programs and special events at all facilities i.e. flyers, posters, newsletters, etc. • Establish and maintain relationships with the press, including writing press releases on a regular basis with assistance from the Assistant Director of Recreation. • Assists the Assistant Director of Recreation in the development/creation of the Park District’s seasonal brochures and newsletters in cooperation with the recreation department staff. • Maintains and updates Park District website and mobile applications. • Establishes and updates email database and maintain regular email communication with residents. • Responsible for purchase requests, purchase orders, invoicing, contracts, and rentals for • Marketing and Special Events. • Assists with the Assistant Director of Recreation with coordinating Park District representation at community events, health fairs, school open houses, etc. • Works in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Recreation to plan, assist, supervise, and manage all Park District Special Events. • Works with the Assistant Director of Recreation to prepare annual marketing budgets in accordance with District goals. • Maintain the upkeep and cataloging of the Veterans Museum and its content. • Assists the Assistant Director of Recreation in seeking sponsors and donations, including assisting the coordination of Softball Tournament sponsorships. • Maintain print clipping files, photographs, targeted mailing lists and all other appropriate marketing materials; and develop, catalog, and maintain an up-to-date photo and video library for district use. • Works with recreation staff and reviews all district flyers, posters, calendars, etc. before going to print. • Maintain and inventory all district wide special event storage closets. • Distributes district program guides, newsletters, and fliers to local schools, libraries, villages, and district facilities. • Displays and monitors all print media posted throughout the district’s facilities. Organize and inventory all park district promotional items. • Responsible for the coordination, displaying and storage of the district wide holiday decorations. Acts as the District photographer for special events and key community relations activities. • Assists the Assistant Director of Recreation with the Volunteer binders and applications.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Associate Degree required, four-year degree preferred in marketing, communication and/or related field. One-year recreation experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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 Veterans Park District


Marge Stabile

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $32,000 (Full Time with Benefits)

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Working under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Recreation, creates, plans, organizes, and coordinates programs, events, and trips for Active Adults. Additionally, creates, plans, organizes, coordinates, and manages a variety of Special Interest programs. May supervisor instructors and aides.


Working under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Recreation, creates, plans, organizes, and coordinates programs, events, and trips for Active Adults. Additionally, creates, plans, organizes, coordinates, and manages a variety of Special Interest programs. May supervisor instructors and aides.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Selects, plans, organizes, schedules, and coordinates with the guidance of the Assistant Director of Recreation, all Active Adult events, programs and trips. • Functions as the central contact for all trips participants and acts as an escort on Day Trips. • Composes trip and program descriptions for program guides and advertising materials, with guidance from the Assistant Director of Recreation. • Monitors participation numbers, wait lists, and trip manifests for Active Adult programs, events, trips, and Special Interest programs. • Responsible for purchase requests, purchase orders, invoicing, contracts, trip manifests, refunds and rentals for assigned programs and departments.
• Creates flyers, poster, calendars, and tickets for all assigned programs and departments • Responsible for the setup, decoration, implementation, shopping, serving, promoting and breakdown of Active Adult programs and events with the assistance of the Active Adult Aides. • Works with the Assistant Director of Recreation in the creation, distribution, and recording of Active Adult event surveys and evaluations.
• Acts as liaison to Veterans Park District Senior Clubs. • Assists the Assistant Director of Recreation in promoting, marketing, and provides information regarding activities, classes, programs and events for assigned programs and departments.
• Responds to public inquiries about Active Adult recreation programs and/or Special Interest programs made by telephone, correspondence, or during public meetings.
• Assists with various Special Events such as Veterans Day, Ground Breaking, Ribbon Cutting, and Grand Openings.
• Prepares for publication a variety of brochures, calendars, letters, posters, news releases, flyers, and related communications regarding the promotion of Active Adult Trips, program events and Special Interest programs with the guidance from the Assistant Director of Recreation.
• Creates, plans, organizes, coordinates, and manages a variety of Special Interest programs. • Secures and schedules use of halls, gym, and facilities for programs and events. • Determines the materials, equipment, facility, and instruction needs for assigned activities, classes, programs and events.
• Proficient in RecTrac pertaining to entering participants registrations, program numbers, updated households, questions, retrieve reports, rosters, receipts and print outs.
• Assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE High School Graduate or equivalent, Associate Degree preferred in recreation and/or related field. Two years recreation experience and/or working with Active Adults. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

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 Veterans Park District


Marge Stabile

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18.30 - $22.87

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JOB TITLE: Landscape Specialist 2 (FLSA Non-Exempt) R 8.18

SUPERVISOR: Horticulture and Turf Foreman


-Minimum high school graduate.

-Three or more years of experience required that demonstrates knowledge and skill in one or more of the following fields: plumbing, carpentry, electrical, landscape, HVAC, mechanical repair of vehicles and equipment, or specialized equipment operation experience.

-Knowledge of maintenance and layout of various outdoor recreation facilities.


-Good working knowledge of landscape and grounds, maintenance tools, equipment, shop and field practices.

-Must have a valid Illinois Driver’s License and be at least 18 years old.

-Must be able to read, write, and speak English.

-Receive certification in chain saw operations within six months of employment.

-Valid Illinois driver’s license with knowledge of manual transmission required. Will need to obtain a Class C driver’s license. -Illinois pesticide operator’s license desirable and required within first 18 months of employment.


The Landscape Specialist 2 is responsible for maintenance of parks, landscaping, turf maintenance, construction projects, maintenance and special events for agency facilities and parks. The Landscape Specialist 2 is under the direction supervision of the Horticulture and Turf Foreman but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over full and part-time staff in related areas of responsibility.


The employee shall be considered to be on duty whenever a need exists for their services. This will require non-traditional work hours that will be consistent throughout the year. Typical hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


-Attendance at work site required every day, at scheduled start time.

-Performs routine and preventive maintenance and repairs to district lands, facilities and equipment.

-Mow and trim turf areas with tractors and small mowers.

-Makes and maintains ice rinks and assists with snow removal.

-Install, maintain and repairs general landscape improvements throughout the district.

-Install, maintain and repairs sports fields throughout the district.

-Make, install, maintain and repairs district signs.

-Assist with custodial tasks at all district facilities and grounds.

-Perform or assists in seasonal operations and special projects.

-Maintain effective two-way communication with immediate supervisors and assigned staff about concerns in the field.

-Communicate professionally with coworkers and the public.

-Train and supervises full-time, seasonal and part-time employees.

-Applies pesticides.

-Operate all equipment needed to complete park maintenance and repair tasks.

-Perform all maintenance tasks based on proficiency in related trade field.

-Submit and maintain accurate records and reports.

-Wear personal protective equipment for job function when needed.

-Be prepared to work after normal hours in case of emergency or weather related tasks.

-Upkeep and maintenance of our parks and facilities as assigned.

-Assist in the maintenance and in establishing a safe and clean environment for guests.

-Operates hand and power tools.

-Maintains athletic fields and turf.

-Maintains, cleans and repairs park shelters and historical buildings.

-Maintains and cleans maintenance equipment and vehicles.

-Operates automatic and manual transmission vehicles.

-Plants trees, shrubs, flowers, and other landscape materials.

-Performs custodial cleaning, grass mowing, general park and building maintenance.

-Assists other staff with maintenance and construction of the following: pavements, buildings, plumbing, carpentry, electrical and lighting, furnaces, ducts, pipe lines, water lines, shelters, benches, playground equipment, signs, fencing, plastering, drywall, painting, roofing and flooring. Sewers, and drainage structures, asphalt, concrete and brick paving, stone paths, etc.

-Attends and participates in special committee or other meetings as assigned.

-Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work and safety rules.

-Special projects or other duties as assigned.

-Supports and exhibits the organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition and appreciation, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.

-Snow removal in winter months.


-Proficient in basic transit and grading work.

-Performs tree trimming and removals.

-Operates tractors and other heavy machinery.

-Performs necessary/basic repairs on vehicles and maintenance equipment.

-Performs basic welding.

-Assists with snow removal and ice making procedures.

-Performs grading and leveling.

-Assists with playground construction.

-Demonstrate initiative, dependability, punctuality, and the ability to complete tasks assigned in a positive manner.


$18.30/hr - 22.87/hr DOQ

In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefits package including: Medical Insurance: Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, or PPO, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Pension/Benefit Plan (IMRF), and more.


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 Wheeling Park District


Matt Smith

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled