The Des Plaines Park District is looking to hire for three part-time positions: Mt. View Adventure Center Manager, Lake Park Supervisor, and Golf Center Front Desk. If candidates are looking for additional hours, they are encourage to apply for 2-3 positions for an opportunity to work up to 30 hours per week!
To apply, please go to dpparks.org/jobs and apply for the job(s) you are interested in.
Front Desk – Golf Center (Part-Time) – $12.00/hour
Front Desk Receptionist is responsible for providing general customer service, checking in members, handling cash transactions for services offered at the Golf Center and having a basic knowledge of Des Plaines Park District operations.
Mt. View Adventure Center Manager (Seasonal) – $12.00/hour
Operations Manager oversees the day to day operations of Mountain View Adventure Center including cash control, customer relations and staff supervision.
Lake Park Supervisor (Seasonal) – $12.50/hour
Lake Park Supervisor oversees the day to day operations of Lake Park including cash control, customer relations and staff supervision.
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.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES
Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org.
ABOUT LAKE COUNTY FOREST PRESERVES
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.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
Date Posted: February 20, 2020
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 www.riverside.il.us and complete the on-line application under the Departments tab/Parks & Recreation/General Information/Employment Opportunities. Contact Annie Hanrahan, Program Coordinator, with questions.
Job Title: Recreation Intern Job Code: Recreation Intern Pay Status: Short-Term DESCRIPTION The Recreation Intern is a temporary position that reports to the Director of Recreation. The Recreation Intern will be exposed to a broad range of Recreation Management concepts, situations, and experiences meant to provide additional training and educational experience to college students who wish to find a position in the field of Recreation (or similar) field upon the completion of their undergraduate or graduate degree. Being selected as a Recreation Intern does not guarantee employment with the Gurnee Park District upon completion. Recreation Interns should be available to work consistent with the hours prescribed by their college or university program which may include evenings and /or weekends.
QUALIFICATIONS Must be a student in good academic standing currently enrolled in, or have recently completed, a college undergraduate or graduate degree. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Recreation Management (or a related field). Must be able to take direction and assist in planning, leading, managing, troubleshooting and evaluating recreational events, programs and facilities. Must be comfortable in front of large crowds of people, and comfortable leading activities. Must work well with people of all ages, especially children. Must be able to use basic reading, writing, and computer skills to learn, understand, and apply Park District policies and procedures. Valid Driver’s License, First-Aid, CPR, and AED certification (or ability to obtain one within first 2 weeks of hire – training provided) Candidates must demonstrate through a personal interview and reference check that they are able to work with people of all ages, especially children, and possess a basic knowledge of the Recreation Industry such that they can understand the tasks they will be provided.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The ideal Recreation Intern should be motivated with strong multi-tasking skills, great attention to detail and strong interpersonal communication skills. Under the supervision of the Director of Recreation and experienced Park District staff, Recreation Interns will have the opportunity to expand their education by learning how recreation facilities, programs, and events operate, understanding the roles of Park District staff, and becoming familiar safety standards and procedures. Recreation Interns will be asked to “shadow” and assist Park District staff with certain tasks and functions which include, but are not limited to, performing various administrative functions to support Park District programs; attending and observing meetings; performing research and writing assignments; and assisting Park District staff with the development of assigned projects.
SALARY This is a $12/hour position.