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 $330/week

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The Itasca Park District offers an internship to students pursuing a degree in the field of parks and recreation with a comprehensive experience within the agency's operation. The intern will gain experience in administration, marketing, budgeting, leadership, staff management, programming, facility management, special events, and maintenance/parks. The Intern will assist in several programs and special events. Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field, looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own transportation.

Duties: In this internship, students will work in the areas of program development, facility management, written and oral communication, human resources, budgeting, training of employees, evaluation of both programs and personnel, customer service, maintenance, parks, operational and program manual development, contracts, and marketing. Intern will be required to work flexible hours including nights and weekends based on projects assigned.

Send cover letter, resume, and completed Itasca Park District employment application to Doug Sieder, Superintendent of Recreation. 350 E. Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143. Employment application is available at www.itascaparkdistrict.com.

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 Itasca Park District

 Contact

Doug Sieder
6307732257
doug@itascaparkdistrict.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $9.00/hour

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JOB IDENTIFICATION

Job Title: Recreation Intern / Salary: $9.00/hour, 12 weeks - Summer / FLSA: Non-Exempt / Department: Recreation

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS- Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Recreation

BASIC FUNCTION- The Recreation Intern, under the supervision and direction of appropriate staff, is responsible for gaining knowledge in the development, implementation, evaluation and modification of a broad range of creative, customer-driven programs within assigned area. This position requires the maintenance and coordination of all programming aspects which could include brochure production, budgeting, marketing, quality control, revenue generation/expense control and customer related issues.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

-Plan, develop, budget and implement assigned programs and events to contribute to the District’s success.

-Prepare reports, statistics and program evaluations for continuous improvement of future operations.

-Coordinate and schedule use of facilities for programming in coordination with other program supervisors.

-Develop promotional materials and cross promote within related program areas.

-Continue education on new industry related issues, procedures and techniques.

-Maintain and promote excellent customer service relations with participants, parents, and other affiliates.

-Maintain a working knowledge of all general and department safety rules. Enforce safety rules and improve public and employee knowledge by preventing, confronting and correcting unsafe behavior.

-Complete all school related reports and projects, as assigned.

OTHER DUTIES

-Administer First Aid, when required.

-Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.

-Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.

-Communicate with appropriate full time supervisor regarding any equipment needing repair or replacement.

-Attend related training and meetings as requested.

-Perform other related duties and/or special projects as assigned.

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, or related field

Experience: Minimum of 2 years of undergraduate coursework.

Certifications: CPR & First Aid Certification preferred, Classes available through Park District. Valid Illinois Driver’s license is necessary.

To apply, please fill out an application on our website at http://www.desplainesparks.org/

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 Des Plaines Park District

 Contact

Jennifer Boys
(847) 391-5091
JBoys@DPParks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 starting range $17.41-$19.59/hour

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Under the direction and supervision of the Natural Resources, Horticulture, and Turf Manager; the Crew Leader performs and assigns crew members day to day restoration tasks to maintain and improve the quality of the District's natural areas.

QUALIFICATIONS High School diploma or equivalent. Post high school education in park maintenance, natural resource management, horticulture, forestry or a related field is preferred. A minimum of two years demonstrated field experience in best management practices regarding woodland, savanna, prairies, riparian and wetlands areas. Must have a Chicago Wilderness Burn Certificate or obtain within 6 months of hiring. Prefer S-130/S-190 certification. Must have a valid driver's license. Must possess a state of Illinois Pesticide Applicator license or become certified within 6 months of hiring. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds for 25 yards.

This is a full time, hourly, non-exempt position. Hours are generally 6:30am-3:00pm Monday through Friday, but hours may change to include weekends due to work load, special events, or weather.

To apply and view the complete job description please visit www.bolingbrookparks.org.

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 Bolingbrook Park District

 Contact

Forrest Rackmyer
630-783-6578
frackmyer@bolingbrookparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 starting range $21.28-$23.94/hour

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Under the supervision of the Natural Resources, Horticulture, and Turf Manager: arrange, cultivate, and maintain trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plant material to maintain and improve the appearance of park landscapes and athletic turf. Supervise and assist landscape crew members and coordinate park maintenance and development.

QUALIFICATIONS Associates Degree in Horticulture or related field. Bachelor of Science degree preferred. Must have a minimum of five years landscape work experience. Must have a valid driver's license. Must possess an Illinois Pesticide Applicator's license or obtain within 6 months of employment. Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds for 25 yards; such as landscape timbers, bagged fertilizer, or shrubs. Bilingual, English and Spanish speaking individuals are highly desirable and preferred.

This is a full time, hourly, non-exempt position.

Hours are generally 6:30am - 3:00pm Monday through Friday. Due to the nature of this position it is sometimes necessary to work additional hours and weekends.

To apply and view the full job description please visit www.bolingbrookparks.org.

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 Bolingbrook Park District

 Contact

Forrest Rackmyer
630-783-6578
frackmyer@bolingbrookparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $48,119

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The Park District of Oak Park is hiring a Full-Time Program Supervisor of Aquatics. We offer a competitive compensation with a starting salary of $48,119 +, based on experience and qualifications. Our benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending account, 457 plan(s), IMRF Pension, $300 reimbursement for wellness related activities, tuition reimbursement, vacation, holidays, sick time and personal days.

The Program Supervisor for aquatics is responsible for development, management and continued growth of the aquatic programs, camps, special events, birthday parties, public swim sessions, rentals and concession operations. Additionally oversees pool facility operations, facility readiness and cleanliness. Position oversees lifeguard, swim instructors, supervisors, concession, camp, cashier and attendant staff. Additionally, leads research, creation, implementation and evaluation of new programs.

Check out the entire job posting and apply online at www.pdop.org. Jobid#1509

The Park District of Oak Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park

 Contact

Paula Bickel
708-725-2028
paula.bickel@pdop.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled