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Are you a Gymnastics Instructor or Coach looking looking for IMRF eligible position?

The Park District of Highland Park is looking for you!! Nestled on the shores of Lake Michigan, the Park District of Highland Park has a mystique all its own just waiting to be discovered. Founded over a century ago, it is one of the oldest park districts in Illinois. The Park District serves over 30,000 residents in the City of Highland Park, Illinois and a small portion of the Village of Deerfield and is located approximately 25 miles north of Chicago.

We are currently looking for Gymnastic Instructors & Coach's to teach a variety of gymnastics classes in a positive, safe, educational and fun environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Instruct gymnastics lessons in accordance with PDHP gymnastics curriculum. • Teaching skills essential to the development and growth of gymnasts’ abilities and progress. • Understand skill levels and teach in a progressive and safe manner. • Possess knowledge of gymnastics skills and progressions and proper apparatus execution. • Must be able to work days, evenings and weekend as needed.

Instructor salary range: $14 - $20 Team Coach salary range: $14 - $30

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Park District of Highland Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Park District of Highland Park


Carol Sassorossi

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 55,000 - 65,000

We’re looking for an experienced maintenance professional to oversee maintenance operations across the three focus areas: Facilities, Grounds, and Activities.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Reporting to the General Manager, the Maintenance Manager will lead a small team of full-time and part-time/seasonal staff members, and direct third-party contractors to ensure that all ongoing preventative maintenance and one-off repairs are prioritized and completed in an efficient and timely manner.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Participating in the hands-on efforts of the maintenance team; successful candidates enjoy turning a wrench!
  • Prioritizing, implementing, and refining maintenance procedures to support the safe and efficient operation of the business
  • Planning, budgeting, and overseeing all repair, installation, and other maintenance activities across facilities, grounds, and activities
  • Carrying out inspections of the facilities to identify and resolve issues
  • Allocating projects to teammates and monitoring their workload
  • Monitoring expenses and overseeing the budget for maintenance
  • Managing relationships with third-party contractors and service providers
  • Keeping maintenance logs and reports on daily activities
  • Monitoring relevant inventories and placing orders when necessary
  • Ensuring that health and safety policies are in place, improved upon when necessary, and complied with
  • Keeping all department-related licenses and permits up to date
  • Ensuring that all facilities meet compliance requirements for insurance and operations
  • Evaluating the performance of departmental staff, conducting reviews, and assisting in performance improvement, or disciplinary activities when necessary


  • Proven experience as maintenance manager, project manager or facilities and groundskeeping manager
  • Experience in planning maintenance operations
  • Solid understanding of technical aspects of plumbing, carpentry, electrical systems, etc.
  • Working knowledge of facilities machines and equipment
  • Ability to keep track of and report on work projects and activities
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A degree from a vocational school or BSc/BA in business administration or facility management will be an advantage
  • Experience with maintaining equipment, facilities, and grounds in all weather
  • Experience as a machine operator or possession of a machine operator license(s) is desirable
  • A high level of self-awareness and receptivity to coaching
  • Availability to work varied shifts inside and outside the park, including evenings, weekends, and holidays when necessary
  • Energetic, creative, and passionate in the way you work and work with all staff to create a “bought-in” culture that lives and breathes excellence in the everyday adventure
  • Ability to pitch in at all levels; everyone at The Forge believes there is no room for a “not my job” attitude
  • Ability to easily adapt to changing needs and requirements
  • Well-versed in modern computing platforms and be proficient in using Google Workspace and Microsoft Office


To be successful in this position, you must be available to work a full-time schedule with additional weekend and holiday hours as needed to address immediate concerns and peak season maintenance issues that may arise. This means being able to work upwards of 50 or more hours per week during the peak season. Additionally, because our business is the operation of an outdoor adventure park, you must be willing to work in all seasonal outdoor weather conditions as operational and management duties may require. This means that you must be willing and able to climb onto park facilities such as cargo container structures and park attractions as necessary and lift and carry a minimum of 50 pounds.


The Forge: Lemont Quarries is the premier destination for authentic outdoor recreation in Chicagoland. Our vision is to exhilarate, entertain, and educate our guests while holding ourselves to keeping our promises to restore and preserve the natural environment of our park, deliver innovative and one-of-a-kind recreational experiences, provide engagement through attractions, and foster a communal commitment to mental and physical well-being. Our team and our patrons are deeply dedicated to the promotion of an active, outdoor lifestyle. We are an open, inclusive workplace and welcome applicants who bring diverse life experiences, including every permutation of economic and cultural backgrounds, orientation, ethnicity, and world views.


The Forge: Lemont Quarries Adventure Park provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, The Forge complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. NOTICE: Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The Forge is an employer that participates in the E-Verify program.

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 The Forge: Lemont Quarries


Brad Donati

 Closing Date

December 31, 2022


The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County provides opportunities for people to connect with nature. We offer to the public 60 forest preserves, 145 miles of trails, 47 miles of rivers and streams, and 6 nature and cultural centers. We have 6 million visitors each year.

The District's mission is, "to acquire and hold lands containing forests, prairies, wetlands and associated plant communities or lands capable of being restored to such natural conditions for the purpose of protecting and preserving the flora, fauna and scenic beauty for the education, pleasure and recreation of it's citizens.

Job Purpose

This position performs project management for planning, designing, and implementing intermediate capital preserve master plan and improvement projects throughout the District, using professional landscape architecture principles and practices, which allow the public to access and interact with preserves and their natural resources in a responsible and safe manner in adherence to the District's Mission and federal, state, and local regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Prepare construction drawings, details, specifications, quantity takeoffs, and cost estimates for trails, roads, parking lots, recreational facilities, landscape restoration, water resource improvements and historical/cultural site developments. Administer bid process, contracts, conduct construction meetings and inspections, prepare agenda, meeting minutes, observation reports and perform verification of insurance requirements, processing pay requests, recommendations for field changes, and submittals for change orders. Conduct site analysis, collect field data, and perform topographic survey and tree inventories at construction sites utilizing traditional and GPS and Total Station survey equipment. Prepare design programs and preliminary conceptual design options and costs incorporating comments. Prepare hand rendered and digital graphic exhibits, slides, and reports for presentation to District staff. Assist with preserve master planning and prepare master plans for long-range preserve improvements. Coordinate with District staff to resolve in-house requests. Prepare landscape restoration plans for natural resources, storm water facilities, and developed sites. Perform office duties including ordering drafting supplies and organizing flat file data and drawings. Perform other duties as required.

Starting Salary: $47,876 - $63,836

Benefits: Medical (PPO and HMO plans through Blue Cross Blue Shield), Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Wellness Screenings, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, 12 paid Holidays, 12 paid Vacation Days, 5 paid Personal Days, 8 paid sick days, Pension through Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)

Education and Experience Required

Education: BS/BA in Landscape Architecture, or related field.

Related Experience: Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in design project implementation work; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge Of: Theory, principles, and practices of landscape architecture and design; contract administration; construction documents and specification writing; plant material identification and design; surveying; construction detailing, grading, and drainage; construction methods and materials; office word processing, database, and spreadsheet software packages; two and three dimensional computer aided design programs, graphic rendering and visualization programs; project management software, and other computer programs.

Skills In: Developing, planning and overseeing programs related to the assessment and planning of landscape and natural resource restoration; historic preservation; recreational facilities and designs; preparing both hand rendered and digital presentation graphics ; performing mathematical computations as applied to field surveying, cost estimating, and quantity takeoffs; developing grading and construction plans; communicating effectively, verbally, graphically, and in writing; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; managing multiple projects and deadlines.

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is an EEO employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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 Forest Preserve District of DuPage County (EOE)


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $16-$19 Hourly


The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, Illinois—the largest community in Chicago's prestigious northwest suburban corridor. Our mission is to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and season. However you choose to recreate, we have something for you. We aim to serve everyone equally and fairly across our 22 facilities—including five community centers with outdoor pools, Arlington Ridge Center, two tennis clubs, two public golf clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights Historical Museum, the Senior Center and 58 parks across 716 acres of land. In our over 95-year history we have earned multiple distinctions recognizing our high-quality standards of excellence, including three National Gold Medal Awards, maintaining a Moody’s AAA bond rating for nine years and receiving multiple awards for fiscal responsibility.

Job Specific Information

The Arlington Heights Historical Museum, a small award-winning historical institution in the north suburbs of Chicago, Illinois offers an important opportunity to create and implement all levels of programming that engage the public and collaboratively interpret the development, history and culture of this vibrant suburban community; develop and manage the museum’s school and scout programs, History Camps, Special Events, Youth, Adult, and Family programs, and promote the museum to the public. This is a part-time 25-28 hours/week position.

Essential Job Duties

Develops, coordinates and supervises Museum community, educational, interpretive, specialty, and recreational programs and workshops for youth, adults and families Develops, implements and schedules programming that integrates specifically with school-aged and scout curricula Develops, implements and supervises History Camp program. Plans, coordinates and supervises special events Recruits and trains part-time and seasonal Historical Museum staff and volunteers to assist with programming Develops monthly Gallery schedule, as well as schedules all museum programming with appropriate staff.

Education, Experience and Training

BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Public Programming or Administration, Education, Museum Education, Historical Administration, Public History or a closely related field from an accredited college or university Minimum of one to two years’ experience in supervising adult and children’s activities or programs Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training

Please visit the link to submit an application:

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Dan Schoeneberg

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20- $25 per hour


(Full-Time, Non-Exempt)

At NSSRA, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to play. Formed in 1970 with that goal in mind, we were the first Special Recreation Association in the country, offering programs and services for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. We are similar to a park district; however we only serve residents in our partner communities with special needs.

Fifty years later, we serve approximately 1,800 individuals throughout the year in the northern suburbs of Chicago. We’re all about creating an environment of belonging through play, and we want you to be a part of our team!


Members of Team NSSRA are dedicated individuals with enthusiasm and initiative. The Registration & Training Coordinator is primarily responsible for participant and program registrations and coordinating the training process for NSSRA staff and volunteers. In this position you will be able to contribute your talents, learn new job skills and build meaningful relationships. As Registration & Training Coordinator, you will be responsible for the following tasks:

• Receive and sort registrations for recreation programs, and enter data into the RecTrac registration system

• Communicate with registrants to clarify registration questions

• Communicate professionally and consistently with participants, parents, fellow staff and the general public

• Enter information received from registrants on required participant forms and pursue collection of all required forms and payment from registrants

• Train new employees and conduct annual trainings on the registration system

• Work with recreation staff to assign program codes for seasonal program guides, and accurately enter codes for seasonal programs and events

• Assist the Receptionist in opening and closing the building, answering phones, greeting visitors, and preparing documents, manuals, reports, and files, as needed

• Process charges and post cash receipts, submit information to the Finance Department and prepare bank deposits

• Produces detailed mailing lists for a variety of mailings, including but not limited to letters to families and staff, invitations to NSSRA agency events and Foundation mailings

• Works closely with NSSRA Foundation’s Manager on maintaining the donor database, and generating reports as needed

• Coordinate training program for NSSRA staff and volunteers

• Work with Managers to develop annual training program

• Perform other duties necessary for the efficient and effective operation of NSSRA, as assigned

ABOUT YOU • NSSRA is looking for someone who is enthusiastic with exceptional time management and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with others.

• Graduation from high school is required.

• Applicants should have a minimum of four (4) years of full-time experience in an office environment. Experience with human service agencies or local government agencies is preferred.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Software (Word, Excel, Outlook) and ability to keyboard information efficiently and with a high accuracy rate is required.

• Experience with RecTrac software is highly desired.

• A valid Driver’s License is required along with own source of reliable transportation.


This is a full-time, year-round position. NSSRA’s office is open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday – Friday; however, programs are held after hours. The Registration & Training Coordinator can expect to work from approximately 8:45 am – 5:15 pm, Monday – Friday. Based on the seasonal program schedule, the position schedule for one day per week will be adjusted to approximately 11:00 am – 7:30 pm to accommodate after hours programs. The Registration & Training Coordinator is required to assist with closing the building and, when asked, should also be able to come in early to open the building. Target hiring range is $20- $25 per hour, dependent on qualifications.


NSSRA offers a generous benefit package which includes medical, prescription and dental coverage, vision reimbursement, life insurance, pension plan, and paid time off.


Complete an online application at to schedule an interview.

Position is open until 12/04/2022. Please apply early as recruiting and interviewing will begin immediately.

NSSRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association


 Closing Date

December 04, 2022