Scope of Work The Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for the administration, development, and direction of The Beach Water Park at the Wood Dale Park District. The employee must function with a wide latitude of administrative and professional discretion under the supervision of the Manager Of Recreation Facilities. The coordinator shall exercise immediate supervision over part-time employees of The Beach Water Park. This position will be 40 hours per week based on facility needs.
Work Location Wood Dale Recreation Center, 111 E. Foster Ave., and other district facilities and program locations as required.
Contact with Others Position involves everyday internal and external contacts, with the expectation of role modeling cooperative and effective working relationships. This position will deal with customers requiring more time and resources and must be able to effectively listen, react and follow-up to complaints.
Supervision Work under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Recreation. The position is responsible for overseeing seasonal part-time employees
Essential Job Functions Responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of The Beach Water Park. Adhere to scheduled hours. Must be Ellis instructor certified, or obtain license before May 1. Create and publish weekly staff schedules and assign specific duties and daily tasks. Monitor and approve time off requests in accordance with the aquatic policy manual and needs of business. Actively supervise aquatic staff including managers, lifeguards, pool attendants, admissions, and concessions on a regular basis to ensure staff is following proper procedures and adhering to safe practices. Supervise staff by communicating job expectations, coaching, disciplining, and appraising duties and responsibilities. Be on-site to assist with admissions and concessions staff during peak hours. Conduct pre-season orientation and training. Prepare, schedule, and direct staff meetings and training. Meet weekly with pool managers to communicate issues and requests related to the facility. Monitor inventories and order required merchandise and supplies for use at the water park. Supervise cash handling operations: balances cash, prepares appropriate reports, including daily cash statements, receipts, and deposits. Maintain orderly records and file appropriate documents with the Recreation Supervisor in a timely manner. These records may include but are not limited to attendance records, staff evaluations, behavior/incident reports, accident reports, audits, and receipts. Anticipate, recognize, and manage aquatic emergencies. Conduct all personnel matters and business related issues in a confidential and professional matter. Ensure and maintain an orderly, friendly, clean, and safe environment for guests, staff, and the general public. Communicate effectively with patrons. Coordinate with maintenance staff and other park district staff to ensure proper communication and cooperation regarding shared materials and facilities. Communicate any accidents, safety concerns, maintenance issues, patron complaints, etc. to the Recreation Manager. Meet weekly with the Recreation Manager to communicate issues and requests related to the facility. Follow district and aquatics safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures, and ordinances. Attend Ellis Leadership Training and substitute as a manager when needed.
Other Job Functions Punch in and out on time clock for hours worked. Follows dress code with uniform provided. Wear uniform while on duty. Check petty cash banks and obtain change as needed. Responsible for planning staff meetings with agenda items. Respond to patron injuries and comments in a timely fashion. Jointly evaluate staff at the end of the season with the Manager of Recreation. Maintain open communication between aquatic staff and the organization as a whole. Maintain continuity on processes and procedures amongst aquatic staff and the organization. Must be available for pre-season set-up, operating season, and end of season clean up and paperwork. Assist with determining weather-related closures with managers and the Recreation Supervisor. Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor.
Requirements of Work Minimum of 2 years experience in an aquatic facility environment. Supervisory experience preferred. Strong computer skills in Word and Outlook. Excellent oral and written skills, strong organizational and project management skills are essential. Ability to analyze and report on data.
Knowledge of: Aquatic operation, Aquatic safety and Liability, and risk management practices.
Ability to: Establish and maintain effective relationships with general public and staff, including difficult patrons. Work independently, multi-task and allow for interruptions of workflow. Multi-task and problem solve and address complaints and resolve concerns as needed in a professional matter.
Skill in: • Proficiency in specialized software as needed. • Microsoft office software • Instructing lifeguard classes • Working knowledge of Active Network Registration software • Editing and proofreading skills • Organization skills and attention to detail • Creative, strategic and analytical skills • Interpersonal skills • Customer service and team-oriented
TO APPLY: Please submit a completed resume and cover letter to Arturo Segura at firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media Intern (June – August 2019)
Department: Communications Department (Cantigny Park)
Reports to: Communications Officer
Location: Wheaton, IL
About the Communications Department
Cantigny Communications Design and Media team is responsible for the visual branding of Cantigny Park, Cantigny Golf, Museums and Gardens. We are the brand managers and the voice of the park and its entities. We work within the digital design landscape, including various social media platforms, campaigns, photography, videography and editing to visually market the park attractions, events and programming. Our team manages all visual content including graphic design, publishing, advertisement, signage management, brochures, video, photography and all marketing collateral. Additionally, we maintain social platforms for three entities, develop and cultivate relationships with our followers, and play a direct role in social media growth for the park, golf and museums.
Opportunity: Social Media Intern
This internship is designed to introduce college seniors and recent graduates to the field of marketing and communications in the nonprofit recreation sector through the lens of visual and digital design. Interns will gain exposure in social media, photography/videography, special events marketing, development of internal and external communication strategies and much more. Upon completion, an intern will foster a deeper understanding of the marketing and communications field and gain the experience of working in a professional office environment and cultural institution.
Cantigny Park is seeking a forward-thinking, smart and creative individual with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to work in its Communications Department. The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded marketing communications and branding skill set, with a strong background in the digital design landscape, including various social media platforms, campaigns, photography, videography and editing. Ideal candidates will be comfortable engaging in a variety of digital visual marketing projects and campaigns, while playing a role in social media growth for the park and museums. This is a full-time position (approx. 40 hours/week) from June through August 2019 that reports to the Communications Officer at Cantigny Park.
• Create/curate meaningful content through writing, photography and video to engage our online community on social network platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest • Stage and photograph various parts of the park operation from gardens, museums and events to food, products and guests for use on social and print • Develop and execute unique social media campaigns to engage our millennial audience • Develop a content calendar for the park summer and fall events • Research products, platforms and trends as they relate to Cantigny operations for posting/sharing and create reports to present finding to social team • Monitor, track and analyze social media results for monthly electronic media report to share with CEO and staff • Help create email and direct mail campaigns for Cantigny members
• Recent college graduate or graduate student with knowledge of and experience with social media campaigns and photography (videography skills preferred) • Deep familiarity with social media platforms, particularly Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest with an ability to create content in the appropriate voice for the organization • Creative and innovative thinker with the ability to understand the role of social media in an event-driven organization • Must attend programs and events to capture visual content and post live • Must have a car or reliable transportation and be willing and able to work some weekends and evenings • Efficient and effective multi-tasking and time management skills • 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 • Outstanding interpersonal skills and experience building relationships with multiple stakeholders by listening to new ideas, encouraging dialogue, and inspiring people to work towards common goals • Excellent writing and presentation skills, particularly in communication with diverse constituencies in a variety of settings • Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening
Required Application Materials
• Submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples here (https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a9688e2865016895ffc9f46968&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29). • Submit additional materials via email with your name and the position title in the subject line to email@example.com: o Three to six samples of photography o Two samples of social media posts, stories, or campaigns that you have created yourself or that you admire (screen shots/links) o Optional: a video project you have worked on
Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.
Full Time Maintenance II $13.00 to $15.00 Per Hour Westchester Park District
JOB TITLE: Full Time Maintenance II SUPERVISOR: Superintendent of Parks EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent, with one (1) years experience in related field of property and facility maintenance and repairs or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Minimum high school graduate. Experience in maintenance repair and construction field desired. QUALIFICATIONS: Good working knowledge of landscape and grounds, maintenance tools, equipment, shop and field practices. Must be at least 18 years old. Must be able to read, write, and speak English. Valid Illinois driver’s license required. SUMMARY: The Parks Specialist Ii is responsible for maintenance of parks, landscaping, turf maintenance, construction projects, maintenance and special events for agency facilities and parks. The Parks Specialist Ii 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. HOURS: 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. Hours are Monday-Friday, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Attendance at work site required every day, at scheduled start time. Performs routine and preventive maintenance and repairs to district lands, facilities and equipment. Mow and trim turf areas with tractors and small mowers. Makes and maintains ice rinks and assists with snow removal. Install, maintain and repairs general landscape improvements throughout the district. Install, maintain and repairs sports fields throughout the district. Assist with seasonal operations and special projects. Assist with custodial tasks at all district facilities and grounds. Maintain effective two-way communication with immediate supervisors and assigned staff about concerns in the field. Assists in training and supervises seasonal and part-time staff as assigned. Communicate professionally with co-workers and the public. Wear personal protective equipment for job function when needed. Be prepared to work after normal hours in case of emergency or weather related tasks. Upkeep and maintenance of our parks and facilities as assigned. Assist in the maintenance and in establishing a safe and clean environment for guests. Operates hand and power tools. Maintains athletic fields and turf. Maintains Maintains and cleans maintenance equipment and vehicles. Plants trees, shrubs, flowers, and other landscape materials. Performs custodial cleaning, grass mowing, general park and building maintenance. Assists General Trades 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 events. 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. . Performs tree trimming and removals. Operates tractors and other heavy machinery. Performs necessary/basic repairs on vehicles and maintenance equipment. Assists with snow removal and ice making procedures. Assists with playground construction. Demonstrates initiative, dependability, punctuality, and the ability to complete tasks assigned in a positive manner. RATE OF PAY: $13.00 to $15.00 Per Hour For more information call Jim Burg at 708-865-8200 or email resume to Jburg@wpdparks.org
GROW WITH US! Over the past several years, the District has become a leader in land stewardship through responsible green space care and the incorporation of native plantings and restored landscapes throughout its parks and golf course. Working under the direction of the Superintendent of Parks and Facilities this exciting new position will lead the charge to bring the District’s natural area management in-house.
The maintenance department is a hardworking team that keeps its parks and facilities in impeccable condition. Your co-workers are easy to get along with and eager to learn about natural resources management as to provide this position the support and manpower it needs to get these new initiatives off the ground. The successful candidate will be a positive team player with a passion for natural resource management and the enthusiasm to share that passion with staff and the community.
The Natural Areas and Park Specialist will also maintain landscaped areas and decorative plantings, provide support to general park and equipment maintenance, and work with the public as well as community partners to raise awareness about stewardship in Sycamore.
The Park District has a great team, positive support from its residents, and this position affords an opportunity to help keep that successful momentum going. If you think you will thrive on the opportunity to grow something from the beginning, this position is one you can't pass up!
Benefits include insurance package (includes health, dental, vision, life, short term disability), contributions to Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, vacation days, sick days. EOE.
To view a complete job description and apply for this position, visit http://www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com/jobs/natural-areas-parks-maintenance-specialist.
GROW WITH US! Sycamore Park District has just completed a new "Recreation Campus" featuring a community center/fitness facility, dog park, splashpad and sled hill with natural amphitheater; along with 10 more sport fields coming by 2020! To fill these spaces with enriching opportunities, the Recreation team seeks a dynamic, outgoing individual to lead the District’s existing athletic programs, and a growing recreation programming presence in town. The successful candidate will be passionate about all forms of recreation with a proven ability to develop new programs and supervise/direct programs while meeting the community’s needs with responsiveness and creativity. High Energy is a must!
If you think you will thrive on the opportunity to grow something from the beginning, this position is one you can't pass up! We have a great team and your co-workers are dedicated, hardworking, and easy to get along with. Sycamore is a great place to live, work and play. The Park District has a great team, positive support from its residents, and this position affords an opportunity to help keep that successful momentum going.
Benefits include insurance package (includes health, dental, vision, life, short term disability), Contributions to Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, Vacation Days, Sick Days. EOE.
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2019, at 12pm. To view a complete job description and apply for this position, visit http://www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com/jobs/recreation-specialist-athletics-and-recreation-programming.