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The Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for the administration, development, and direction of the Beach Waterpark at the Wood Dale Park District. The employee must function with a wide latitude of administrative and professional discretion under the supervision of the Director of Recreation Services. The coordinator shall exercise immediate supervision over part-time employees of the Beach Waterpark. This position will be up to 40 hours per week based on facility needs.
 

Hours will range between 25-40 hours per week including days, nights and weekends
Hours and days will vary based on facility and programming needs
Weekend availability is required
Start date approximately April 2024 – but can be flexible with end of school schedule
 

Work Location - 
The Beach Waterpark, 161 W. Commercial St., The Recreation Complex, 111 E. Foster Ave., and other district facilities 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
Received - Work under the general supervision of the Director of Recreation Services
Exercised - Position is responsible for overseeing seasonal part-time employees
 
Essential Job Functions
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management and operations of the Beach Waterpark.
  • Adhere to scheduled hours.
  • Create and publish 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, concessions, and swim lesson instructors 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.
  • Develop, organize, and implement Swim Lesson Instructor specific training to staff and specific rotation training to lifeguards.
  • Monitor inventories and assist with ordering 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 in a timely manner. These records may include but are not limited to attendance records, staff evaluations, accident/incident 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 staff and guests.
  • 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 Director of Recreation Services.
  • Meet weekly with the Director of Recreation Services to communicate issues and requests related to the facility.
  • Follow district and aquatics safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures, and ordinances.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of special events at the waterpark.
  • Attend required trainings.
  • Substitute as a manager when needed.
  • Follows dress code.
  • Check petty cash banks and obtain change as needed.
  • Respond to patron injuries and comments in a timely fashion.
  • Jointly evaluate staff at the end of the season with the Director of Recreation Services.
  • 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 the Director of Recreation Services.
  • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Director of Recreation Services.
Qualifications
 
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
  • 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 work flow
  • Multi-task and problem solve
  • Address complaints and resolve concerns as needed in a professional matter.
 
Skills in - 
  • Proficiency in specialized software as needed.
  • Microsoft office software
  • 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
 
Special Requirements
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Possession of valid driver’s license
  • Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Instructor Certificate or ability to receive upon hire.
  • Lifeguard Certification or ability to receive upon hire.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification or ability to receive upon hire.
 
Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Requires flexibility of work schedule which may include days, nights, and weekends.
  • Work is subject to indoor/outdoor environmental conditions.
  • Requires regular lifting of light, medium, or heavy objects up to 50 pounds.
  • May be exposed to chemicals and confined space areas.

If you are interested in applying, please send resume to Brittany Lynam, Director of Recreation - blynam@wdparks.org

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 Wood Dale Park District

 Contact

Brittany Lynam
630-948-0858
blynam@wdparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $600 per week ($15/hour)

The Geneva Park District is seeking a highly motivated individual eager to learn with a focus in program and facility management within the recreation field. The Recreation Department is responsible for a variety of programs, facilities, services, and special events in the community.
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Under the direct supervision of the Aquatics & Facility Manager, this unique opportunity will offer the intern a chance to work closely with our recreation supervisors and facility managers, learn about program/facility management and administration and work on projects within our recreation department. The areas of focus include: Athletics, Before and After School Care, Summer Camp, Dance, Aquatics, Fitness Center Operations, Mini-Golf and Peck Farm Park. The Recreation Intern should be an energetic student who is enthusiastic about the field of parks and recreation, creative, mature and eager to learn. The summer Recreation Intern program is an 8-12-week position that works with a qualified, well-rounded team of recreation professionals.

This intern will work closely with recreation supervisors and facility managers to gain experience in planning, executing, evaluating, staffing and management of multiple recreation programs and facilities. Learn to communicate effectively with patrons and staff, while demonstrating support of the park district customer service standards. Learn the nuances of staffing, scheduling and managing part-time staff. Gain insight and behind the scenes access to our recreation programming and facilities. Assist with special events.

QUALIFICATIONS
Intern candidates must be enrolled in a current accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in recreation, leisure services, facility management, or related field of interest. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and provide their own transportation and housing. Students should demonstrate knowledge of community recreational programming; exceptional customer service and leadership skills; good judgment, initiative, flexibility, and creativity. Must be able to work independently in day-to-day operations with general supervision and communicate effectively with the public, patrons, and co-workers.

HOW TO APPLY
Qualified applicants should submit an employment application online at www.genevaparks.org. Full job description is available within application. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and 2-3 professional references as a part of their application.

QUESTIONS
Contact Joey Kalwat at JKalwat@genevaparks.com or call 630-232-4501

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 Geneva Park District

 Contact

Joey Kalwat
630-232-4501
jkalwat@genevaparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $600/week

Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Intern will assist with projects, programs and events to receive an all-encompassing experience. This will include, but is not limited to, summer camps, Munster Pool, special events, senior programming, general administration, budgeting, and marketing. The intern will also create and run some sport programming. For these programs, you will interview and hire staff, create itineraries, budget, advertise and evaluate the program.

Munster Parks and Recreation is seeking a candidate who is self-motivated and will work cooperatively with staff, class participants, parents, seniors and the public as a whole. This individual shall display professionalism in oral and written communication; attend scheduled meetings and weekday, evening and weekend events as required; complete all paperwork, evaluations and reports in a timely manner; take the lead in specific special events; as well as create programs and events under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation.

Looking for Intern to begin the week of May 13 or 20.
No work on 7/4.
Internship will end August 2.

Any interested candidate should possess a Recreation, Sport Management or equivalent degree or work towards one. Applicants should send their cover letter and resume to Jill Higgins, Superintendent of Recreation/Munster Parks and Recreation/1005 Ridge Rd./Munster, IN 46321.

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 Munster Parks and Recreation

 Contact

Jill Higgins
219-836-7275
jhiggins@munster.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15.00/Hr

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GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION: Under the supervision and direction of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Intern will assist the Recreation Supervisors in the planning, organization, and supervision of specific assigned recreation programs and facilities. The Recreation Intern shall act as a general assistant to the Superintendent of Recreation and/or Recreation Supervisors.
 
COGNITIVE SKILLS REQUIRED:
· Ability to deal with problems.
· Ability to interpret rules and follow directions.
· Ability to make decisions in the best interest of the program and the Park District.
· Ability to  supervise program patrons.
· Ability to stay organized and manage time effectively.
 
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIRED:
· Possess a basic knowledge of the theory and philosophy of Recreation.
· Knowledge and ability to assist in planning, organizing or creating recreation programs and events.
 
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
· College student studying the field of recreation or other allied field.  Internship may be used for course credit if applicable to Intern’s curriculum. Non-credit seeking Interns will also be considered.
· Prior field work, part time experience in the area of recreation or related experience is preferred
· CPR/AED certified, or ability to achieve within 30 days of hire
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (DUTIES):
· Assist in the administration of Recreation programs and events as assigned.
· Submit reports to the Superintendent of Recreation, Recreation Supervisors and college/university as requested or required.
· Maintain good relationships with community, other interest groups and agencies serving the area.
· Work with other departments as assigned.
· Perform other duties as assigned.
 
MARGINAL FUNCTIONS:
· Drive to various sites and facilities.
· Adheres to all policies and procedures outlined in the Safety Manual and Policy and Procedures Manual.
 
OTHER JOB REQUIREMENTS:
· Evening, weekend, and holiday work required.

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 Homewood-Flossmoor Park District

 Contact

Mike Gianatasio
708-957-0300
mgianatasio@hfparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14 per hour

About us: The Downers Grove Park District enriches our community through natural area preservation and exceptional recreation, parks, and facilities that inspire memorable experiences. With almost 600 acres of parks and facilities, there are thousands of opportunities for individuals of all ages and interests to grow, play, imagine and explore. Learn more at dgparks.org.
 
The Opportunity: As an intern for the Downers Grove Park District, you will be given a well rounded internship that exposes you to all aspects of the Park District. Although the majority of the internship  will focus on the various aspects of the Recreation Department, the intern will also have interaction with the Finance & Information Technology. Marketing and Community Engagement, Parks & Facilities and Planning & Construction Departments.

Under the direction of the Director of Recreation, the intern will also have the opportunity to learn about recreation programming, special events, customer service, facility management, outdoor education, historical programming and golf. The intern will work extensively with the Recreation programming staff to learn the different aspects of their jobs and responsibilities. Interns will also learn about how special recreation associations cooperate with park district's to offer recreation opportunities for the disabled. 

The Park District is committed to helping prepare intern students for the next step of acquiring a full time position within the field of recreation. .

When you’ll work
Work hours are typically 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday although nights and weekends may be required depending on the schedule and needs of the District.

What you get:  
In exchange for your time and talent, the internship  position pays $14 per hour, including 

  • ·Free Fitness Membership at 4500 Fitness 
 
About you:  

  • 18 years of age or older 
  • Must be currently pursuing a bachelor's or masters degree in recreation, leisure studies or a related field. 
  • Must provide own housing and transportation 
  • Previous experience working in a recreation setting preferred.
  • Self-motivated 
  • Can successfully work independently and part of a team to achieve assigned goals 
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service to internal and external customers 
  • Able to maintain positive and effective working relationships with other employees, participants and the public 
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills 
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What sets us apart:  

  • Flexible hours 
  • Supportive and friendly coworkers 
  • Collaborative and connected management 
  • Experienced management team 
  • Develop your problem-solving, communication, and leadership experience 
  • Learn important life skills such as time management and influencing others
  • Work for a Distinguished Agency Park District  

Send Cover letter and resume to Dave Haring at dharing@dgparks.org

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 Downers Grove Park District

 Contact

Dave Haring
630-960-7254
dharing@dgparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled