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JOB STATUS: Part time/Seasonal
DEPARTMENT: Recreation FSLA STATUS : Non-Exempt

Wage rate: Up to $21+per hour based on qualifications and experience

HOURS: 40 hours per week including evenings and weekends during Pool season (Memorial Day-Labor Day), reduced
off season hours Jan-Sept to start prep.

HOW TO APPLY Interested applicants may apply to Contact Michael Hayes, Parks and Recreation Superintendent at with any questions.

The Aquatic Coordinator helps enforce staff direction and provide facility management of the Hinsdale Community Pool for the Village of Hinsdale. This position reports directly to the Recreation Supervisor. Duties include, but are not limited to, planning, risk management, training and development of staff, oversight of programs, facility operations, promotion of facilities and programs, problem-solving, and customer service. DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• Assists in the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of 70+ Pool Staff including certifying Lifeguards in the Star Guard Lifeguarding program. Supervises all Pool programs including swim lessons and other aquatic programs and plans and runs Special Events. • Oversees all rentals, special events and birthday parties. • Implements and oversees membership programs, promotions, and events that attract and integrate new members, build community relationships, and help to retain memberships for the Pool. • Provide outstanding customer service to guests. • Manage the aquatic facility cleanliness, including water quality of pools. • Responsible for the supervision of cash handling and financial reports. • Design and implementation of the facility Emergency Action Plan to include responding to emergencies and proper documentation of incidents. • Planning and executing special events, rentals and programs. • Responsible for organization and administration of the aquatic office and all associated paperwork. • Additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned at the discretion of the Recreation Supervisor. • Oversee accurate recording of time worked and on-time submission of timesheets for payroll processing. • Management of all in-service training sessions.


• At least 3 years of experience in Aquatics and/or Facility Management. At least 2 years in management role. • Past lifeguarding experience highly preferred. • Strong written and oral communication skills. • The ability to solve problems comprehensively and to produce accurate work on a timely basis. • Proficient in utilizing social media such as Facebook and Twitter. • Solid computer skills, proficient with Word, Excel and Outlook. Experience with RecTrac registration system preferred. • Possess a valid driver’s license. • Ability to Start Guard Certified and an LGI within 2 months of employment.

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 Village of Hinsdale


Mike Hayes

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


JOB SUMMARY: The Recreation Intern is responsible to the Faculty Advisor for all educational or internship requirements as well as the Recreation Supervisor for the programs and operations assigned for the internship. This is an at-will position. Primary duties include: Aid in directing programs that satisfy the needs of the community. Assist in researching, organizing, planning and implementing programs and activities. Become familiar with the District's policies, procedures and operations. Experience all operations throughout the District including administration, programming, camps, ice arenas, marketing, employee supervision, registration and facility and parks management. Analyze programs, practices and procedures, record keeping systems, forms, and personnel requirements. Study all program needs and take action to improve. Meet the full-time staff and learn about planning and supervising recreational programs, as well as other areas in the District. Develop and maintain good working relationships among staff. Responsible for supervision of the Community Center as assigned. Work with other staff to implement programming and facility usage as assigned. Develop rapport with program participants and parents. Keep intern reports, accident forms, and attend meetings as assigned. Assist in program set-ups as needed. Teach or coach programs as needed. Become familiar with equipment and see that is properly maintained. Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must currently be working towards a college degree in Parks and Recreation or related field with a minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework completed. Must be a self-motivated and professional individual with strong communication and organizational skills.

SCHEDULE & PAY: This is a part-time, seasonal winter position running January-May. Hours designed to satisfy school requirements, Monday-Friday between 9am and 5pm along with some evening and weekend hours as required. Hiring rate is $13 per hour, dependent upon qualifications. Plus applicable facility and program discounts.


If interested, please apply early. Recruiting and interviewing begins early. The Rolling Meadows Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Rolling Meadows Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $29.66 - $32.66 Hourly D.O.Q

Summary: Under the supervision of the Facilities Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the maintenance and technical support of all facilities within the Park District.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. In coordination with a team of Facility Maintenance I team members, maintains the quality and safety of buildings and mechanicals, by performing basic and complex facility maintenance throughout the district.
  2. Aids in establishing procedures and standards for monitoring building operations, preventative maintenance within Park District Facilities.
  3. Performs and documents facility inspections and coordinates the maintenance and repair to eliminate deficiencies throughout facilities.
  4. Inspects facilities and equipment for deterioration or impending failures, analyzes failures, then documents faults, determines causes and prescribes repair and/or improvement modifications, as necessary.
  5. Consults with Safety Coordinator and Facilities Maintenance Manager to insure efficient operation of the structural, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, security, communication, sprinkler, and fire detection systems.
  6. Assist in setting up and managing inventory for Facility Maintenance Supplies.
  7. Provide input to the Manager in the development of the annual and five-year capital replacement plan strategy for district locations.
  8. Helps to coordinate requisitions for the necessary repair equipment and machines, repair parts and contractor services to effectively meet equipment modifications or installation needs.
  9. Be available for minor emergencies during off hours.
  10. Schedules contractors for repairs (Fire Alarm, Sprinkler, Entry Alarms, etc.) through after hours call center to ensure timely repairs.
  11. Performs directed tasks according to documented maintenance schedules; helps prepare planned preventative maintenance schedules.
  12. Learns design techniques to eventually direct modifications of facilities and equipment to improve safety; supports facilities to reduce costs and limit equipment failure.
  13. Responsible for performing on-site project management of various construction and Building improvement projects.
  14. Responsibility for maintaining computer-based work order system and updating management on progress of projects.
  15. Assist with nightly gate closures as needed
  16. Performs routine checks/maintenance of the mechanical systems at indoor and outdoor (in season) pools and indoor and indoor Ice Arena on a daily basis to ensure proper system operation
  17. When needed, operates and maintains the Zamboni to maintain appropriate ice conditions.
  18. Effectively communicate any completed repairs, scheduled repairs or needed repairs to other Engineers, Facilities Maintenance Manager and Facility Program Managers on a daily basis
  19. Establishes and maintains good public relations through timely and professional telephone and personal contact with patrons and coworkers.
  20. Comply with all state and local codes, and all Park District policies.
  21. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has supervisory responsibility for assigned Facility Maintenance I positions. Carries out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience: Minimum four years related experience and/or training; applicable trade school; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess valid Illinois driver's license and be a minimum of 18 years of age. Ice arena and Zamboni experience preferred. Previous exposure to ice plant refrigeration systems is a plus. Certified Pool Operator License is a plus.

Schedule: Tuesday - Saturday 9:30am - 6:00pm

Classification: Full Time (40 hours per week) Non Exempt (Hourly)

Benefits : Excellent Benefit Package including health, dental and pension.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Mitch Carr

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Our Mission, Vision, and Values:

The mission of the Decatur Park District is to enrich our community’s quality of life, health & wellness, education, and economic vitality by providing outstanding parks, facilities, and recreational opportunities.

Our vision is to be a park district of excellence that enhances our community’s growth, prosperity, and quality of life.

Our values include integrity, sustainability, service, partnership, and safety.

Job Title: Aquatics and Program Supervisor

Department: Recreation

Reports To: DISC Manager

FLSA Status: Full Time Exempt

Revised Date: 9/30/22

SUMMARY Responsible for the staff and daily operations of aquatics (Splash Cove), tumbling, childcare, early childhood programs, youth/high school volleyball, volleyball private lessons and special events. Reports to the DISC Manager and administers, supervises, teaches and trains staff for recreational programs designed for children of all ages. Hires, trains, supervises staff for aquatic facility. Supervises the Volleyball Club director and assists when needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Hires, trains, and supervises part-time staff, including approximately 120 aquatics staff (lifeguards, aquatic attendants, managers, swim instructors, security, guest relations, and concession staff), child care, tumbling instructors, volleyball and early childhood programs and special events. • Operates the Splash Cove concession stand • Administer and supervise year-round volleyball programs, aquatics operations, and early childhood programs. • Promote aquatic programs, tumbling, volleyball and early childhood programs including child care. • Prepares and monitors the annual budget and reports for aquatics, youth volleyball and child care/early childhood. • Assists in long range schedule of capital development projects and administers expenditures of the budget and capital development funds for the aquatic facilities. • Establishes and monitors policies and procedures. • Evaluates the appropriateness of existing fees and services and recommends modifications to the Director of Finance, Director of Recreation and Facilities, and the DISC Manager. • Conducts staff meetings with part time employees. • Takes reservations for the aquatic facility for use of daily and private rentals • Sets up and finds instructors for private volleyball lessons • Attends Ellis and Associate meetings and stays up to date on new materials and meets all deadlines. • Follows Ellis and Associates training program and trains all lifeguards • Attends work on a regular basis • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Additional functions may be essential • Speaks before local clubs and groups • Acts as a liaison with other governmental agencies, community groups and industry affiliate organizations • Maintains affiliation with appropriate industry professional organizations to keep informed of trends and influences potentially impacting the recreation field • Maintains required records of programs • Provides training to staff • Maintains required departmental records • Attends meetings and participates in IPRA, IAPD and local community agencies, associations and organizations • Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of the Decatur Park District • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other supervisors and subordinate employees • Ability to work harmoniously with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations with general direction of the DISC Manager. • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills and be able to work under the stress of multiple deadlines, requests from other departments and interruptions with accuracy • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers • Ability to demonstrate leadership qualities to perform required work • Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public both orally and in writing • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals with minimal supervision or direction • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Capacity to utilize computer skills, including demonstrated proficiencies in Microsoft Office • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments with respect to confidentiality

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Business Administration or closely related field from an accredited college or university; or one to two related experience and/or training; equivalent combination of education and experience. • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License • CPR and First Aid Certifications preferred • Ellis & Associates Certified Lifeguard and Instructor or able to obtain

HOURS • Minimum 40 hours a week, with work hours designated by the DISC Manager • Employee is considered to be on duty whenever the need exists • Evening and weekend hours and being on call is required.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS Sitting – constantly Walking – frequently Strength – medium (0-50 lbs.) Climbing – occasionally Balancing – occasionally Stooping – occasionally Kneeling – occasionally Crouching – Occasionally Crawling – Occasionally Reaching – frequently Handling – frequently Fingering – frequently Feeling – frequently

• General work area varies. Some days you may be indoors and others you may be outdoors. • Exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while supervising employees or attending job related activities at locations away from the office, including extreme heat and extreme cold. • Exposure to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas • Frequent exposure to cleaning materials
• 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: • Microshield • Latex gloves • Seal Easy (depending on job) • Ear plugs (depending on job) • Safety glasses (depending on job)

Follow the link below to apply!

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 Decatur Park District


Brei Mercado

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 Anticipated Starting Annual Salary: $50,000+ DOQ


It shall be the Mission of the Forest Preserve District of Kane County to acquire, hold, and maintain lands within Kane County, which contribute to the preservation of natural and historic resources and habitats, flora or fauna; to restore, restock, protect and preserve such lands for the education, recreation, and pleasure of all its citizens.


Under general supervision of the Environmental Education Manager, develops and conducts environmental education programs.  Directs interns and seasonals on day-to-day operational tasks. This role is a full time/40 hours per week position that may require some evenings and weekends or special event attendance. This full time position is benefits eligible including participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Pension (IMRF) plan.


Operations: -Assists in the planning and preparation of District educational programs. -Conducts on and off-site educational programs consonant with the purposes of the District to a variety of audiences, both in numbers present and the type and level of interest.   -Answers questions from the public. -Participates in development of procedures that enhance the public participation in programs and use of forest preserves. -Assists in research, design and maintenance of educational exhibits for the Nature Center and its outreach programs. -Performs a wide variety of tasks in operation of the Nature Center and the Community Affairs department.  Keeps general records and files. -Assists with upkeep and maintenance of educational materials and supplies. -Assists in preparing information for distribution to the public concerning District nature programs. -Attends professional conferences, workshops and seminars as appropriate within budget parameters and with Department Head approval. -Obtains and maintains all required licenses and certifications and keeps up-to-date on professional trends and developments related to position accountabilities. -Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, the Employee Handbook, and applicable laws and regulations. -Participates in District-wide educational initiatives.   Administration: -Establishes positive relationships with community and preserve users. -Provides input during the program development process. -Maintains required logs and work lists, provides progress reports, etc. -Assists with field orientation for new staff. -Other duties as assigned.   Staff Supervision: Supervises interns and summer seasonals; carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.


-Upkeep of displays and exhibits. -Shift coverage at the Nature Center. -General maintenance and cleaning of the Nature Center. -Participates in the hiring process of new naturalist staff. -Performs other duties as assigned.


To be successful in ANY role at the District, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:  -Quality / Accuracy: Pays attention to details and is concerned with accuracy and thoroughness of work; looks for ways to improve and promote overall quality and makes recommendations.  -Reliability / Dependability: Performs job duties consistently and reliably; fulfills promised actions; is honest and trustworthy. -Responsiveness / Sense of Urgency: Demonstrates a sincere willingness to help; understands the needs of preserve users; sets realistic expectations; provides prompt service; is timely. - Planning / Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time and resources efficiently; develops realistic action plans.  -Judgment / Decision-Making: Possesses sound common sense and ability to solve-problems; has confidence to work independently; able to make effective decisions in a timely manner. -Communication: Understands audience; writes and speaks in a clear and effective manner; possesses ability to vary communication style based on situation; demonstrates positive attitude in verbal and non-verbal communication; shares factual, pertinent and targeted information with others; accepts differences in communication styles – doesn’t allow differences to stop operational progress or efficiencies.  -Adaptability / Flexibility: Manages change with ease and grace; able to communicate unexpected changes or delays in a way that minimizes negative impact; maintains a broad perspective. -Teamwork / Collaboration: Establishes and maintains positive working relationships; willingly helps and finds ways to add value; recognizes the contributions of others; cooperates; builds partnerships throughout organization; respects expertise and differences of others.  -Responsibility / Independence: Accountable for own work; willingly accepts responsibility for successes and failures; possess initiative to work independently and energetically. -Safety / Security: Actively promotes safety; personally observes safety and security procedures; uses equipment and materials properly; investigates accidents professionally and efficiently. 


-Considerable skill in working effectively with the public. -Considerable knowledge of educational principles and practices. -Considerable knowledge of ecological concepts and management techniques. -Ability to follow direction and communicate in English verbally and in writing, to read and understand materials printed in English. -Capacity to utilize effective time management skills to complete assigned work. -Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers. -Ability to follow through on projects from beginning to end without direct supervision. -Ability to communicate effectively with fellow staff and the public, both verbally and in writing. -Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations. -Able to make effective oral, written, and graphic presentations and publications. -Develop, coordinate, and direct a variety of activities. -Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, participants, instructors, community leaders, District officials, and the general public. -Considerable skill using a computer and its accessories and the Microsoft Office Suite software. -Ability to travel between and among preserves/facilities using personal vehicle. -Ability to execute the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


Description:  Outdoor environment with regular exposure to excessive noise, dust, hot and cold weather and related conditions, as well as periodic work indoors with exposure to normal office/shop conditions.   Specifics: Weather: Regular exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions. Dust: Regular exposure to dusty conditions outdoors. Hazards: Regular exposure to poison ivy and insects. Other: Regular exposure to mammal and bird study skins and mounts, occasional exposure to preservatives for laboratory specimens.    Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to the particular job duty: Microshield Protective gloves: leather, latex Safety glasses


-Minimum Age Requirement:  18 years old -Education:  Bachelors degree in biology, ecological sciences, environmental education, or closely related field. -Experience:  Three (3) years in environmental education, natural resources, parks and recreation, or closely related field; or an equivalent combination of relevant education, experience and training. -Certifications/Licenses: CPR/1st AID/AED; all licenses/certifications must be obtained within one year of employment.  NAI certification a plus.

Application Procedure: Apply online:


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 Forest Preserve District of Kane County


Amy Sarro

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled