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JOB TITLE: Athletic Fields Foreman (FLSA Exempt) R 9.18

SUPERVISOR: Superintendent of Parks and Facility Services


Graduate of a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education with a Bachelor’s Degree in parks and recreation, construction management or a closely related field preferred. A minimum of five (5) years of full-time experience in property management, public works, mechanical, parks maintenance and/or construction management and a minimum of two (2) years supervisory or administrative experience. Any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be accepted.


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

-Proficient with heavy equipment and equipment needed for ball field prep and maintenance.

-Must obtain pesticide license within 12 months of being hired.

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

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


Athletic Fields Foreman is responsible for maintenance of athletic parks, landscaping, turf maintenance, athletic field set ups, athletic field maintenance, maintenance and special events for agency facilities and parks. The Athletic Fields Foreman is under the direction supervision of the Superintendent of Parks and Facility Services, but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over full and part-time staff in related areas of responsibility. The Athletic Fields Foreman supervises two (2) full-time Athletic Field Specialists.


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.


-Upkeep and maintenance of athletic parks and facilities.

-Maintains and establishes safe and clean environment for guests.

-Maintains, cleans and repairs athletic parks.

-Maintains and cleans maintenance equipment and vehicles.

-Responsible for the execution of athletic set ups derived from the schedule.

-Orders and manages supplies needed for athletic field needs, paint, turface, chalk, seed, etc.

-Daily Maintenance of synthetic fields.

-Supervise, Lead, Direct, Evaluate, Hire and Manage two (2) Full Time Athletic Fields Specialists.

-Daily inspections of goals, Synthetic fields, and all other athletic Fields Operates hand and power tools.

-Maintains athletic fields and turf. Operates automatic and manual transmission vehicles.

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

-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.

-Must support and demonstrate organizational values and quality standards of the Wheeling Park District.


-Assists Projects Specialist and 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.

-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.

RATE OF PAY: We offer a competitive starting salary of $53,301 - $66,605 based on qualifications and experience.

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


Amy Rivas

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Salary Depends on Qualifications

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The Batavia Park District is seeking a full-time Museum Director to oversee the Batavia Depot Museum and its collections, programs, and events. Among other duties, the Museum Director will supervise staff, interns and volunteers, manage the day-to-day operations of the Museum, build and nurture partnerships, oversee the preservation and care of the Museum’s archives and collections, prepare the Museum’s annual budget, and create educational programming for the Museum.   History of the Batavia Depot Museum:  The Batavia Park District’s Batavia Depot Museum, built in 1854, was relocated in 1973 to its current location on the beautiful Batavia Riverwalk overlooking the scenic Depot Pond. The Museum was dedicated in 1975 and is owned and operated by the Batavia Park District in close cooperation with the Batavia Historical Society. The Museum houses a number of artifacts of local and national importance.

Job Summary:

Responsible for the oversight of the Batavia Depot Museum, a Batavia Park District facility, including its collections, programs, and events. Through vision and leadership, the Director of the Museum is responsible for long-term planning, setting annual museum goals, managing staff and volunteers, conducting fundraising, which includes the Museum gift shop, assisting with the planning of events and programs, and providing guidance on the collections. 

  Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Depot Museum, which includes planning, developing and executing museum and visitor services.
  • Supervise staff and volunteers.
  • Manage relationship between the Batavia Park District and the Batavia Historical Society by serving as the liaison between the two organizations. This will include partnership building, goal setting, and the collaboration of the two organizations to fulfill long-range goals.
  • Ensure the Batavia Historical Society’s collection is preserved and utilized for public education. This includes leading the joint Historical Society/Park District Collections Committee.
  • Recruit, hire, and train volunteers, interns, and seasonal staff.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director on long- range planning and budget development. *Collaborate with the Marketing Department to promote Museum activities and programs.
  • Oversee the preservation and care of the museum archives and collections as well as exhibit development.
  • Identify building and grounds maintenance projects related to the Depot Museum. * Coordinate construction and renovation projects with the Parks Department.
  • Research alternative funding sources, such as grants and potential donors that will enhance exhibits, programs, and events at the Museum
  • Develop and present public programming.
  • Create revenue-producing programs for the Museum.
  • Serve as the community outreach representative for the Museum, promoting programs and services to the public and civic organizations.
  • Build relationships with the school district as well as local organizations to provide programming that suits educational needs.
  • Schedule programs and tours for special interest groups.
  • The Museum Director supervises the Museum Curator position, which includes hiring, training, coaching, evaluating and discipline.
  • Prepare, submit and oversee an annual budget for Museum.
  • Perform all jobs and tasks within guidelines and rules of District’s safety program.
  • Other duties as assigned.   

Education and Experience:

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in museum studies, history, archives management or a related field and three to five years of experience working in a similar position. Experience managing capital projects a plus, but not required.

  Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skill in museum operation and the ability to develop exhibits, preserve documents, catalogue artifacts and develop related programs.
  • Ability to adequately supervise the museum building and its contents and oversee the safety of patrons, staff, and volunteers.
  • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions and risk management procedures.
  • Ability to work with individuals, groups, and other units of government.
  • Ability to portray a professional image of the District.
  • Knowledge of basic financial management and the ability to develop budget figures and monitor departmental and project expenditures.
  • General computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, as well as various Adobe design programs.
  • Knowledge of Past Perfect program
  • Proven ability in establishing priorities, time and project management
  • Ability to work independently, troubleshoot and problem solve.
  • Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, business operations, and accounting.
  • Ability to manage and lead staff.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere.
  • Understand and anticipate the customer’s needs as well as support a customer service environment.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as required in addition to working special events is required.

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Occasional exposure to mold and chemicals when working with museum collections.
  • The position may require frequent sitting, walking, climbing stairs, reaching, lifting and carrying items up to 15 pounds, and occasional crouching and kneeling.

Hiring range is DOQ (This position is full time which offers benefits and IMRF). To apply, please visit All applications must be submitted electronically. Candidates must include a cover letter, a resume, three references to be considered.

                                             *Equal Opportunity Employer*

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 Batavia Park District


Amy Sarro

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Hourly Rate: $10.75 -- $14.75/hr.

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Temporary Position: 40 weeks Location: Libertyville, IL Hourly Rate: $10.75 -- $14.75/hr. Application deadline: Open Until Filled


The Visitor Services Assistant is focused on museum front desk operations, museum store retail operations, and museum visitors’ experiences. This position is responsible for greeting and providing general information to the public; handles financial transactions; conducts monthly and year end inventories in the museum store; assists with product selection, purchasing, and arranging store displays; conducts visitor evaluations; assists with the planning and staffing of special events, artist receptions and exhibit openings. The Visitor Services Assistant is required to work weekends and some evenings. Performs tasks that require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds.


One year of experience in visitor services, including experience handling cash transactions, visitor engagement, merchandising, event planning, and conducting visitor evaluations. Customer service and communication skills necessary to provide a positive experience for the public.


Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at


As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural areas since 1958, we manage more than 30,900 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 205 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.


Date Posted: February 20, 2020

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 Lake County Forest Preserves


Lake County Forest Preserves Human Resources Department

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Recreation Interns (2) $11/hr The Riverside Parks & Recreation Department is excited to offer a unique, 6-month paid internship opportunity to individuals interested in expending their expertise in a recreation setting. The Riverside Parks & Recreation department is a small, close-knit group of individuals. Each staff member in this department has a big heart and the desire to provide opportunities to continue to better the community. Working with this small department offers the opportunity to see and work in all facets of recreation. The Village of Riverside is a town of approximately 9,000 residents and the Recreation Department is responsible for most town wide programs and special events.

We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals committed to being a part of our hard-working team. Interns will learn what goes into the planning and execution of special events, assist in a recreation office setting, support youth programming such as Summer Camp, Before & After School, and youth classes, and much more. Responsibilities will change seasonally, and there are some nights, weekends, and early mornings based on the special events as is the nature of Recreation. Interns should expect to work 25 -35 hours per week. Interns will assume responsibility in many areas of daily operations, including (but not limited to) staff supervision, customer service, youth and adult programming, special event planning & implementation, administrative duties, and assistance with the Before & After School program. Preferred qualities applicable to this position include:

• Highly Motivated • Able to manage and lead multiple projects at once • Energetic • Goal Oriented • Highly skilled in written and oral communication • Team Player • Highly skilled in Microsoft office, including Word & Excel • Experience working in youth camp, school, or before & after school setting Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and exemplary driving record. Candidates must be CPR/AED certified or willing to attend and complete training provided by the Recreation Department. APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply at and complete the on-line application under the Departments tab/Parks & Recreation/General Information/Employment Opportunities. Contact Annie Hanrahan, Program Coordinator, with questions.

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 Village of Riverside - Parks & Recreation


Annie Hanrahan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00 / Hr

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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:

  • Athletics

  • Aquatic Facility Operations

  • General Recreation and Summer Camps

  • Golf Course Operations

  • Park Services & Groundskeeping

  • Ice Rink Operations (available beginning September)

  • Tennis Facility Operations

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).

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

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 Niles Park District


Peter Dubs

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled