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The mission of the Lombard Park District is to Provide People with Quality Recreation Opportunities to Enjoy Life. The Lombard Park District is an Illinois Distinguished Accredited agency, governed by an elected board, and staffed with over 460 dedicated employees. The District is a past winner of the National Gold Medal award from the National Recreation and Park Association, and was a finalist in 2019. In 2016, the District received accreditation from the NRPA Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies for meeting 151 national standards. These awards provide recognition to the District for providing exceptional services to the community of Lombard.

Description: The Lombard Park District is offering a Summer internship to students working towards a degree within the field of parks and recreation. The recreation internship will provide a well-rounded experience in park district operations, administration, facility management, program management and special events. Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelor or master’s degree in Recreation or Leisure Studies. Must possess a valid driver’s license and provide own transportation. Start date: Mid/Late May

To Apply: Please visit us at – go to “Home” and then “Job Opportunities” to complete our online job application. Please attach a resume and cover letter.

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 Lombard Park District


Katie Manheim
630 953-6102

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Cantigny Gift Shop Assistant (Two Openings, Part-time)

Department: Visitor Services Reports to: Membership and Retail Operations Manager Location: Wheaton, IL


Cantigny Park is offering an exciting opportunity to assist with the efficient, professional, and profitable operation of the Cantigny Gift Shops located in the Visitors Center and First Division Museum. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, customer service-oriented, enjoys creating a welcoming experience for guests, and has experience in retail and sales. This is a part-time position (approx. 15-25 hours/week) that reports to the Membership and Retail Operations Manager.

Responsibilities Greets guests enthusiastically and assists in the purchase of Cantigny Shops merchandise, event tickets, classes, memberships, and photo permits Accounts for all money collected and turns monies into designated individual Maintains merchandise appearance throughout the Cantigny Shops to maximize sales Maintains displays and stock levels to the standards prescribed by the Membership & Retail Operations Manager Makes concerted effort to minimize inventory loss through shrinkage at Cantigny Shop locations Assists with monthly inventories and deliveries Possesses thorough knowledge of merchandise in the Cantigny Shop Answers the telephone in the Cantigny Shop promptly and in a professional manner Maintains the highest standards of service and expertise that typify the Cantigny experience Ensures guest satisfaction with purchases Informs Membership & Retail Operations Manager of guests' trends and interests and any other concerns Become knowledgeable in a wide range of information about the McCormick Foundation to answer questions of staff and visitors Provide for your own 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 the handling of hazardous materials, and reporting any unsafe conditions to their respective supervisor

Qualifications Minimum two years of experience in sales position including cash handling and register experience Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation, including willingness to interact with groups of visitors for long periods of time Able to work weekends and select holidays Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter online here:

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 Cantigny Park


Whitney Wade

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $104,500 to $119,000 hiring range depending on qualifications

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Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess:

•Bachelor's degree in Park and Recreation Administration or closely related field

•Minimum of 10 years progressive experience and responsibilities in the field of Parks and Recreation that includes programming, facility management, administration, leadership and supervisory experience of full-time staff

•Must be able to prepare comprehensive reports and presentations

•Must have experience preparing budgets and have the ability to analyze and interpret program budget data

•Experience in creating bid documents and purchasing materials and supplies

•Experience in creating contractual agreements and intergovernmental agreements preferred

•Strong interpersonal, leadership, organizational, communication and customer service skills required

•Must possess strong attention to detail

•CPRP (Certified Park and Recreation Professional) or CPRE (Certified Park and Recreation Executive) required

•Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR/AED certifications

•Must possess a valid Illinois Drivers' License

•Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical, drug test, Illinois Drivers' License record check and criminal background check

Position Duties:

The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for administering quality recreational facilities and recreational programs that are responsive to the needs of the community. Acts as the head administrator for the operation of the Recreation Division. Provides the leadership necessary to carry out the functions of the Recreation Division. Works in tandem with Administrative staff to develop innovative partnerships and outreach within the community. Oversees all division planning, organization, staffing, supervision, evaluation and budgeting of all aspects of the Recreation Divisions operations.

Duties include:

•Approves the hiring of all Recreation Division personnel; reviews the performance of staff and assists in staff training and staff development. Insures that division is practicing sound personnel practices within established policies and procedures.

•Assists the Executive Director in the development of a five year comprehensive master plan.

•Develops goals, timetables and work schedules for the Recreation Division.

•Works effectively with architects and engineers in planning and executing construction projects; monitors projects to ensure timelines are met.

•Develops and maintains a positive working relationship among all staff.

•Encourages and inspires staff to develop new programming and special events that meet the needs of the community.

•Oversees all summer day camp programming.

•Coordinates state and federal grant applications and implementation and record keeping of grants received.

•Follows all established district purchasing procedures and policies; bids supplies, materials and equipment to be used in the Recreation Division as well as contractual services with outside firms.

•Oversees all Recreation Division special events.

•Conducts periodic operational audits and inspections of facilities.

•Directs the efficient operations, maintenance and programming of the Weber Leisure Center, Fitness First Health Club, Oakton Community Center, Exploritorium Indoor Playground, Devonshire Cultural Center, Devonshire Preschool, Skokie Heritage Museum and Log Cabin, and Emily Oaks Nature Center.

•Prepares reports and presentations for the Executive Director, Park Board, staff meetings and community meetings.

•Maintains and updates procedural manuals for areas of responsibility.

•Serves as a lead team member during the DPRA (Distinguished Park and Recreation Agency) reaccredit process.

•Serves as a key member of the Safety Committee.

•Coordinates the District's efforts with MNASR (Main Niles Association of Special Recreation).

•Oversees recreational programming that takes place at local Skokie public schools.

•Attends Park Board meetings, committee meetings and community meetings

•Performs other duties as requested by the Executive Director.

To apply: Please complete online employment application and attach resume and cover letter. Apply early as interviewing will begin promptly. Use the link below to apply:

The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

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Open Until Filled


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Major responsibilities include the following.  Other responsibilities may be assigned. *Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance at all park district facilities including carpentry, plumbing, HVAC and electrical repairs.  *Maintains appropriate inventories of maintenance supplies. *Performs snow and ice removal functions at park district facilities. *Supervises and delegates tasks to seasonal staff. *Opens and/or closes facilities as schedule requires. *Drives park district vehicles to perform errands. *Administers contracts and warranties for maintenance products and external services. *Performs duties of a Park Specialist as required.

Requires expertise typically acquired through completion of a 2 year technical college education or equivalent through progressive work experience. 

Minimum of 3 years related work experience including experience in general building and grounds maintenance and repair. Must have strong electrical background.

Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability, excellent manual dexterity, ability to lift and carry up to 100 pounds occasionally.  Anything lifted over 50 pounds must be achieved with assistance (mechanical or team-lift).

Must have valid Illinois drivers license with excellent driving record.

Will require working outdoors in all weather conditions, especially during the summer.  Will work in mechanical areas of the Community Center and Aquatic Park facilities including exposure to HVAC and electrical units, pipes, pumps, motors and filtration equipment.

This is a full-time position that offers health, vision, life, and dental insurance, generous paid time off and IMRF pension.

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 Lisle Park District


Adrian Mendez

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Assists in the planning, organizing, coordination and implementation of special recreation and/or therapeutic recreation programming. Shift could include evening, weekend, and special events.

Works under the general supervision of the Special Recreation Supervisor.


Plans, organized, coordinated and implements special recreation and/or therapeutic recreation programs.

Assists in managing Special Recreation Summer Camp and After School Care.

Acts as a Liaison between Veterans Park District and the neighboring schools, agencies, and organizations.

Acts as a Therapeutic Recreation and/or Special Recreation Program Facilitator.

Teaches a variety of physical, leisure and recreation activities in a safe and appropriate manner.

Acts as an inclusion aide, instructor, and/or Special Olympics coach, as needed.

Effectively promotes and advertises special recreation programs.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Associate’s Degree in therapeutic recreation or related field required; Bachelor's Degree preferred. Must have or be eligible for the Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist (CTRS). NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

No less than one year experience working with people with developmental disabilities. No less than one year supervisory experience. Considerable knowledge of therapeutic recreation philosophy, planning and administration. Ability to assess different levels of disability in individuals based on their available school and medical files, communication with school staff/parents, and observations... SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Valid state driver's license or ability to obtain one.

Drive a fourteen passenger van.

First Aid and CPR certification.

Able to pass a criminal background check.

Part Time

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 Veterans Park District


Marge Stabile

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled