Department: First Division Museum Reports to: Museum Facilitator & Volunteer Coordinator Location: Wheaton, IL
About the First Division Museum
Robert R. McCormick served in the 1st Infantry Division during World War I fought during the Battle of Cantigny in 1918. This battle affected him so strongly that after the war he renamed his Wheaton farm in its honor. Organized on June 8, 1917 for duty on the Western Front in World War I, the 1st Infantry Division was first permanent division in the regular Army and has seen action in all American wars since 1917, except the Korean War. Today museum visitors can witness the sights, sounds, and soldiers’ stories from the First World War through modern times. Visitors can encounter, question, and form their own views of our military past and present. The museum and grounds were fully renovated in 2017, and admission is always free.
Opportunity: Exhibit Facilitator
We are looking for a part-time Exhibit Facilitator to assist visitors with the Virtual Reality House Raid Experience and other gallery interactives at the museum. These positions also support the Public Programs Department in implementing other educational programs and materials on general US military history and 1st Infantry Division history. The ideal candidate enjoys interacting with visitors, keeping them engaged with military history content, and providing compelling and personalized experiences. This is a part-time position (approx. 15 hours/week) that reports to the Museum Facilitator and Volunteer Coordinator.
Become familiar with the basic history of the Big Red One from 1917 to the present day Become familiar with the basic foundational premise behind an American soldier conducting a house raid Facilitate the historically accurate Virtual Reality Raid Experience in the Duty First Gallery Assist visitors in and out of the Raid and help visitors put on VR goggles and headsets Instruct visitors on how to properly use the goggles for the best possible experience and maintain goggles and headsets as needed Conduct introductions to the Duty First Gallery for school groups of varying ages Provide in gallery facilitation pertaining to topics covered in the Duty First Gallery Help visitors way find throughout the First Division Museum as needed Answer visitor questions about Cantigny Park and modern military history Collaborate with other staff on any other exhibits, programs, or special events
Minimum two years of experience specifically in interacting with the public, including people of varying ages and backgrounds Prior study in education, history, museum studies and/or collections, theater or other related field is helpful Demonstrated interest in learning military history, how to operate museum technology, and sharing knowledge with visitors Strong interpersonal communication skills and customer service orientation, including willingness to interact with groups of children and other visitors for long periods of time Team player with the ability to accept guidance from First Division Museum staff Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission Must be available to work weekends and holidays, and some evenings The following physical abilities are required for the position: communicate verbally with visitors and staff; hear visitors’ voices; be physically able to complete a 4-5-hour shift; comprehend and speak English extensively and clearly with the public; display ability to respond in emergencies; and tolerate reasonable noise in the environment Must attend Cantigny Park’s Child Safety Training All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening
Apply online here: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a7883a870cf3d2d0170e3d8e05f088b&gns=Illinois+Parks+%26+Recreation+Association+%28IPRA%29
The Roselle Park District operates and manages over 158 acres of land in 16 parks, and offers approximately 276 recreational and seasonal programs. We provide a full range of activities and services year-round. Major recreation programs include athletics, music, cultural arts, dance, day camps, fitness, preschool, outdoor recreation, trips, and special events.
The Roselle Park District is looking for a summer Recreation Intern to join our team. The Recreation Intern reports to the Superintendent of Recreation and is responsible for working with the Recreation Department to assist with all types of projects, events, and programs. The internship provides a comprehensive experience of the District’s operations including programming and facility management in the areas of camps, aquatics, athletics, cultural arts, early childhood, fitness, special events, and more. Demonstrates commitment to the District’s Mission.
This will be a 12-week internship, Approx 40 hours per week. The pay will be $10 per hour.
Qualifications: • Currently working towards a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Recreation, Leisure Services, or a related field • Available to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends • Proficient with Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) • Valid Illinois Driver’s License • Current CPR/AED Certification or ability to obtain certification within the first three months of employment
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Support District policies and procedures • Provide quality customer service; fielding questions, comments and concerns • Visit, observe and participate in various aspects of the agency’s facilities, programs, services, and operations • Assist with the planning and implementation/supervision of recreation programming, special events and facility operations • Observe and evaluate recreation programming, special events and facility operations • Coordinate and purchase supplies • Communicate any issues to the Superintendent of Recreation in a timely manner • Maintain a safe environment for patrons and staff • Perform general administrative tasks including but not limited to: answering/making calls, assisting customers, copying, and filing. • Operate District vehicles • Attend and participate in Department team meetings • Attend necessary training sessions as identified by the Recreation Supervisor • Perform all other related duties and responsibilities as assigned
Roselle Park District provides 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.
All applicants must apply online at: https://www.applitrack.com/rparks/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=INTERNSHIP
The Recreation Intern will assist with the development and management of recreation programs and facilities. This role will report to the Director of Recreation.
The internship will offer unique experiences to gain exposure to all facets of the District. The intern will gain knowledge in: • Recreation programming • Strategic planning • Facilities management • Park maintenance • Fitness center and golf course operations • Special events
Qualifications: • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Park and Recreation Management or related field from a National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA) accredited university or related field. • Proficient in computer word-processing and spreadsheet software applications. • Good problem-solving, communication and organizational skills.
Rate of Pay: $10.50 an hour
Schedule: 40 hours a week for 12 weeks from May to August, and may require some nights, weekends, and holidays.
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.