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 $15.00 per hour

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The Raupp Museum Programming Specialist develops and conducts programs for the community served by the Raupp Museum. The Programming Specialist’s duties include conducting research, developing curricula, scheduling public programs, teaching, welcoming visitors to the museum, training and supervising volunteers, and assisting with exhibit development and special events. This is a part-time position with an average workweek of 21-25 hours.

Essential Functions:

• Opens and closes the museum, while greeting and assisting visitors
• Schedules museum educational programs
• Conducts museum educational programs onsite and offsite
• Researches and creates new educational programs
• Evaluates museum educational programs
• Researches new markets for museum educational programs
• Trains volunteers to help with museum programs
• Conducts research at local libraries
• Conducts research in the museum’s collections
• Establishes proper safety practices appropriate for the execution of each program
• Establishes and maintains proper records for assigned programs, events and trips
• Orders materials and supplies required for the proper execution of assigned programs
• Drives car to meetings or to various program locations in order to conduct programs
• Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

• B.A. or B.S. degree in History, Education, Museum Studies or a related field preferred. • Substantial part time experience in a responsible position creating and conducting educational programs.
• Candidate must also possess a valid class "D" driver's license.

Salary: $15 per hour +, depending on qualifications.

Please apply at:

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 Buffalo Grove Park District


Scott Spitz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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JOB OVERVIEW: The Arlington Heights Park District is seeking to hire a full-time General Trades Worker with an emphasis in Pools and Plumbing. This employee works with the pool maintenance staff to care for the Park District's 5 outdoor and 1 indoor pool complexes. Reporting to the Operations Supervisor - Trades, this employee also works with other trades and parks staff in the overall upkeep of the Park District's various facilities and parks.

Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 am - 3 pm, with weeknight, weekend, holiday and overtime hours as needed. Night or modified shifts may be required during the winter season.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Maintains the Park District pools by performing pool water chemical testing and adjusting chemical balances of pool water using prescribed methods of chemical sanitation • Repairs and maintains pool circulating pumps, water sample pumps, chemical feed pumps, and filtration systems including periodic backwashing of pool filters • Assists in the repair and maintenance of plumbing and piping systems for domestic water, heating, pool filtration, decorative and drinking fountains, storm and sanitary sewer systems, hydrants, and other plumbing-related infrastructure • Keeps records of water quality, water usage, chemical usage, and sanitation requirements • Cleans, repairs and paints the pool surfaces • Performs pool water chemical testing analysis and cleans and backwashes pool filters • Drives and operates all Park District vehicles, lifts, specialized service equipment and small engine powered equipment • Loads, unloads and delivers pool chemicals, equipment and supplies, as needed • Assists other trades and park staff with tasks as needed • Assists with snow removal activities, on an on-call basis during the winter months • Cleans work site when projects are completed; supervises assigned work crews.. SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: • High school graduate or G.E.D. Certificate • One to two years' experience in pool and plumbing system maintenance • Must have a valid driver's license, the ability to obtain a valid Illinois Class "A" Commercial Driver's License with air brake qualifier within six months of hire, and must pass the District's Defensive Driving training • Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO) certification preferred or required within one year of hire • CPR and AED Certification required within six months of employment. • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION AND PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: • Sitting, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. • Heavy work, lifting up to 75 pounds frequently with assistance, 50 pounds frequently without assistance and up to 20 pounds without assistance constantly • Ability to climb and work on ladders, scaffolding, and other raised surfaces • General work area is outdoors, with frequent exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while performing job duties • Exposure to chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides, chlorine, acid, cleaning solutions, solvents, petroleum products, etc. • Exposure to mud, dirt, dust and decaying organic material • Exposure to chronic infectious disease while performing routine first aid or emergency procedures • Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to the particular job duty: • Ear plugs or ear covers • Safety goggles, glasses or face shield • Steel-toed boots, OSHA approved • Protective gloves • Rubber boots • Hard hat • Painting and spraying respirator • Back brace • Knee pads • Protective suit or outerwear • Chain saw chaps • CPR Microshield • Non-latex gloves

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Kyle Kuhs

 Closing Date

October 19, 2018

 $47,000 - $52,750 hiring range depending on qualifications

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The Skokie Park District has an immediate opening for a full-time School-age Program Supervisor to oversee the District’s before and after school childcare program called SPACE. Individual will also oversee a summer day camp program. The SPACE program takes place at local Skokie public elementary school sites. Each school site has a Program Director along with Program Leaders that are responsible for the day-to day operations at the particular school site. We offer an excellent starting salary and immediate benefit package.

Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in Park and Recreation Administration, Child Development, Education or a closely related field. The ideal candidate will have at least two years relevant work experience in before and after school childcare programming along with supervisory experience that includes hiring and evaluating staff performance. Prefer CPRP certification (Certified Park and Recreation Professional) but not required. Must be able to obtain and keep current CPR, first aid and AED certifications. The District provides certification training. The individual we hire must possess a valid Illinois Drivers' License and possess a reliable mode of transportation to visit various school sites during the work day. Candidate hired must be able to pass a criminal background and driving record check along with pre-employment physical and drug test.

Duties: Reporting to the Oakton Center Manager, the School-age Program Supervisor will administer, develop, coordinate, implement, promote and evaluate the District’s extended care childcare program which includes, but is not limited to, before school, after school, holiday extended childcare programs, extended day camp, and one assigned summer day camp program. Duties include hiring, training, supervising, scheduling and evaluating staff. Reviews, approves and submits biweekly payroll for staff. Prepares monthly Board reports. Assists the Marketing Department with writing and proofing of seasonal brochure program information and other publications pertaining to programming area of responsibility. Purchases program supplies and maintains an inventory of supplies and snack items needed for the program. Visits the SPACE program school sites regularly to perform spot visits to ensure that the program is operating to the District’s standards and that programming is meeting the needs of the program participants and their families. Responds efficiently and professionally to parent and staff inquiries and handles problems that may arise. Coordinates field trips for holiday SPACE programming and assigned summer camp. Works collaboratively and cooperatively with the various school district administration staff to ensure that the program is meeting their needs and expectations. Also works closely with MNASR to coordinate the placement of inclusion aids when needed for program participants. Assists the Oakton Center Manager with the preparation of the annual budget for areas of responsibility. Reviews monthly reports to ensure that programs are meeting budget goals. Performs other duties as assigned.

To apply: Submit resume and online employment application. You may use the link below to be connected to our online employment application.

Apply early as interviewing will begin promptly.

Questions or inquiries about this position may be directed to:

Lynn Seebacher, Human Resource Manager phone: 847-933-4357

The Skokie Park District is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Skokie Park District


Lynn Seebacher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18 per hour

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The Northbrook Park District seeks a hardworking, energetic professional to fill the position of Challenge Programs Coordinator to coordinate and schedule year-round use of the Teams Challenge Course, maintain Teams Course/Climbing Wall records and oversee staff, as well as other job duties as they pertain to Challenge Programs. Position is part-time, year round and requires 10-20 hours a week, depending on the season.

Qualifications: College degree (or comparable experience in working with people and programs) in education, recreation, social work or a related field is highly desirable. Minimum of 3-5 years experience in the field of environmental education, Teams Courses facilitation and/or related fields. Must possess strong skills in leadership, staff development, innovative programming and computer applications. Excellent communication and customer service skills required.

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for the daily coordination of the Teams Course/Climbing Wall, including client scheduling and staff/facilitator scheduling. Assist in the development of course administration processes and effective marketing strategies, as well as the implementation and evaluation of program offerings. Must be willing to work as a Challenge Programs Facilitator as needed.

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 Northbrook Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $16.00 - $18.00 per hour

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Responsible for assisting in the maintenance and repair of all pool facilities and immediate grounds.


High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of three years’ experience in work related to facility maintenance required. Knowledge of heating, plumbing, and electrical repairs required. Must have great problem solving, analytical, organizational, interpersonal; and written and verbal communication skills. Must have good time management skills and work calmly and effectively under pressure.


Attendance at work site as scheduled; must be available to work other shifts and overtime as required.

Assist in developing guidelines for use of facilities.

Maintain water chemistry and all other operations of District pools during season.

Assist with supervision and train night maintenance staff at pools.

Assist with purchasing, installing, maintaining, and repairing inventory of supplies and equipment.

Assist in preparing annual budget.

Assist in maintaining current and accurate records pertaining to pools.

Assist in planning for departments’ goals and objectives.

Assist with general upkeep of all pool facilities and immediate grounds.

Work with immediate supervisor and independent contractors to schedule projects during pool season.

Open and closes Northside Family Aquatic Center and Rice Pool and Water Park during season.

Conduct safety inspections.

Motivate staff to improve work performance.

Train pool staff on emergency situations and general functions at the pools.

Maintain effective two-way communication while dealing with concerns in the field with all district staff and immediate supervisor.

Carry two way or cell phone communication at all times.

Wear personal protective equipment for job function when needed. Contribute to a feedback rich environment.

Provide a high quality of customer service in a professional manner to the internal customer that will facilitate team building and exceptional customer service to the external customer.

Follow the Wheaton Park District policies, procedures, and guidelines.

Proactively support the V.A.L.U.E.S. (integrity, fun, commitment, adaptability and growth, kindness, and service) on a daily basis.

Maintain good safety awareness and follow all safety guidelines and procedures.


Must have and maintain: a valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and obtain Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certificate within six (6) months of employment; CPR/AED certified or obtain within one (1) year of employment.


Must be able to: frequently move about the facility and pool area and position one’s self for maintenance and repair; occasionally ascend/descend stairs/ladder, repetitive use of hands/arms, vibration and grasping while working with tools, and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs, and over with assistance, eye/hand coordination, and fine manipulation; occasionally move across uneven ground. Must be able to drive.


Must be able to: handle all weather conditions while traveling between facilities, occasionally encounter rain, snow, stinging/biting bugs and insects, dirt, poisonous plants, heights over 12 feet, fumes, gases, odors, dust, mold, noise over 85 dbls, wet, slippery floors/surfaces, confined spaces, pesticides, chemicals, smoke.


$16.00 - $18.00 per hour.


Shifts vary during pool season. Tuesday thru Saturday or Sunday thru Thrusday.

TIme: 6:00am - 2:00pm during pool season. Off season is Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:00pm.

Full-time 40 hrs per week.

Benefit Package

We have a highly competitive benefits package including: health insurance, life insurance, paid time off (including holiday, vacation, personal, and sick), 457 deferred compensation plan, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (pension plan), medical and dependent flexible spending account, facility privileges for employee and employee's eligible dependents, etc.

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The Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

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 Wheaton Park District


Becky Mendenhall

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled