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Job Purpose:

The Landscape Specialist serves as a primary resource for the planting and maintenance of displays in the Conservatory showrooms and landscapes in all parks and/or facilities and reports to the Horticulture Supervisor. This work includes: planting and maintenance of annual and perennial beds, shrubs and trees, and seasonal cleanup operations. This position is part-time, year-round.

Essential Functions:

In order to effectively perform the functions of this position, the Landscape Specialist shall assume the following responsibilities and associated duties: Facility Management/Programming Implements planting designs and maintenance practices for landscapes in all parks and/or facilities including tiling, planting, watering, fertilizing, weeding, and pest management Assists Horticulture Supervisor with maintenance and upkeep of Conservatory showrooms, production greenhouses, and operations areas (i.e., watering, fertilizing, pruning, weeding, sweeping, etc.) including all exterior landscapes and landscape features (i.e., ponds, irrigation systems, planters, etc.) Assists Buildings & Grounds Department with snow removal at the Conservatory and other Park District parks and/or facilities as needed Ensure that all installation work is performed in accordance with industry and park district standards. Drive District Vehicles

The Park District of Oak Park is an equal opportunity employer!

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 Park District of Oak Park


Desiree Hines

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $20.00 - $25.00 DOQ

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This position is responsible for providing personal training services to clients and development of an individual training program that fits the needs of the client.


Minimum of one certification from the following: ACE, ACSM, NSCA, AFAA, WITS, or NASM required. Must have at least two (2) years of experience in teaching the use of exercise equipment and in exercise programming required. Must have knowledge of exercise science, exercise programs, and an understanding of the benefits of exercising. Must have good organizational, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills. Must be able to work a flexible schedule with no guarantee of weekly work hours.


Become knowledgeable in all Parks Plus Fitness Center programs and services, and enthusiastically support and promote PPFC membership.

Develop a personal training program for members of Parks Plus Fitness Center who desire this individualized service.

Perform fitness orientations and fitness assessments to new and existing clients.

Provide assistance and support to members during scheduled floor hours.

Maintain agreed upon ratio of personal training sales.

Maintain a 80% Personal Training:20% Floor ratio or better.

Maintain thorough knowledge of safe operation of all exercise equipment.

Instruct members on the correct and safe use of all exercise equipment.

Ensure the fitness center floor is neat and orderly during each shift, including filling the "holders"- spray bottles, tissue, paper towels, etc.

Clean and check machines and equipment to ensure it is in good working order. Inflating balls, checking exercise bands, etc. and following up with management if something needs correcting.

Restock or copy all personal training paperwork weekly, including orientation sheets, exercise logs, price sheets, receipt paper, etc. as needed.

Check the Atrium to be sure it is clean and unattended equipment is returned during each shift.

Check the Personal Training Book (orientations, personal training requests) each shift to be sure it is up-to-date.

Use in-house billing system (REC TRAC) to sell personal training and Fitness Center Memberships.


Must have and maintain: current CPR/AED certification and certification from a national organization, preferably ACE, ACS, NSCA, AFAA, WITS, or NASM.


Must be able to: frequently move about the facilities; occasionally carry items such as hand weights and barbells weighing up to 50 lbs. and over 50 lbs. with assistance; occasionally position self in positions to maintain fitness equipment, the facility, and assist patrons with the proper use of the equipment; and occasionally use a keyboard and computer. Must be able to demonstrate a tire flip weighing 180 lbs.


This position will primarily work in the fitness center and may be exposed to dust, odors and cleaning chemicals. Must be aware of any hazardous conditions to members.


$20.00 - $25.00 per hour DOE


Flexible hours: mornings, evenings and/or weekends

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Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/M/F/D/V

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 Wheaton Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $13-$15 / hour

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The Schiller Park Recreation Department is offering an Internship to students working towards a degree within the field of Parks and Recreation. The internship will provide a well-rounded experience to an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual. Candidate must be a college student pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in Recreation, Leisure Services, Sports Management or related fields. Weekday and weekends are required with carious evening hours. A valid driver's license is required, must submit to a criminal background check, and provide verification of education.

The position communicates with the Director of Parks and Recreation on issues that are related to the Program and Facility management. This includes programming, public relations, and hiring and supervising part-time staff. Will develop and implement quality recreation programs that meet the needs of the community as well as long and short-term goals of the department. Continually identify nation-wide and local trends. Work closely with local school districts to strengthen and maintain a positive cooperative working relationships. Prepare and submit promotional material for assigned program areas for the seasonal brochure, flyers and website. Assist with the development and implementation of special events. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Parks and Recreation.

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 Schiller Park Recreation Department


Randy Splitt

 Closing Date

June 10, 2022


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Parks and Recreation Internship

The Village of Savoy, Illinois (population 8,857) is accepting applications for a summer internship with the Parks and Recreation Department. The purpose of this internship is to provide qualified individuals with experience in various elements of the Parks and Recreation Department including, but not limited to, recreation administration, facility operations, activity programming, special events development and implementation, and front desk management.

This is an hourly, non-exempt, and seasonal full-time position without benefits that reports to the Parks and Recreation Director. Interns may also work on projects managed by the Program Manager or Facility Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

• Candidates must be pursuing a degree in Parks and Recreation Management, Sports Management, Leisure Studies, or related area field from an accredited university.

• Strong leadership and communication skills.

• Must possess a valid driver’s license.

• Must have reliable transportation to and from assigned worksites and events.

• Current Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid Certification or the ability to obtain certification within thirty (30) days of hiring.

Hourly Rate

$12.00 per hour

How to Apply

To apply, submit by email a resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Nick McDuffee, Parks and Recreation Director. Email:

Position is open until filled.

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 Savoy Recreation Center/Village of Savoy


Nick McDuffee

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: 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. Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Recreation, 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 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.

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 Geneva Park District


Joey Kalwat
(630) 232-4501

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled