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 $10 per hour

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The Community House is excited to offer a professional internship to students working toward a degree within the field of parks and recreation. This internship opportunity runs 12-13 consecutive weeks and usually starts a few weeks before the start of our summer programs. Under the supervision and guidance of the Program Director and The Community House Recreation Supervisors, the Recreation intern will have the opportunity to expand their education. Interns are exposed to all areas of operations, from administration, budgeting, leadership, staff management, programming, special events, and facility/maintenance. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, to the following programs: Summer Day Camps, Leagues, Sports Camps, Art Programming, Special Events, Enrichment Camps, and Active Adult/Senior Programs.

Please include resume and school requirements.


• Work in areas of program development, written and oral communication, budgeting, training/management of employees, evaluation of both programs & personnel, marketing and special events.

• Experience registration software processes, financial reporting and brochure proofing.

• Gain direct leadership experience by conducting programs and special events.

• Plans, prepares and participates in recreation programs and special events.

• Assists with the planning, set-up, execution and tear down of special events.

• Responsible for the well-being, safety and care of children and youth attending programs.

• Responsible for creating a fun and energetic environment for the program participants on a daily basis.

• Work in a team-based environment supporting the Recreation Team.

• Interact with guests, parents, and participants in a positive and professional manner, utilizing excellent guest service standards.

• Maintain professional attitudes and relationships with parents, participants, and co-workers.

• Adhere to The Community House rules and regulations including proper attire, safety procedures, and overall professionalism.

• Participate in safety training and respond to emergencies in an appropriate manner.

• Performs other duties as assigned.


• Be currently enrolled, or a recent graduate of a university or junior college pursuing or having completed a degree in Parks & Recreation, Youth Programming, Sports Management or similar field.

• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

• Must be able to respectfully and effectively communicate with fellow staff, program participants, and facility users of all ages.

• Must have current CPR / AED and First Aid certification by hire date or be able to attend The Community House training to become certified).

Intern hours will vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events; however, the Intern will work approximately 40 hours per week, including nights and weekends when needed. The schedule is usually Monday through Friday but may vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events.

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 The Community House


Beth Hahn

 Closing Date

March 13, 2020


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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.

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 Gurnee Park District


Michael Wick

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $18 - $20 / hour

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The Assistant Banquet Coordinator is a part-time, IMRF-eligible position, responsible for assisting with “front of house" operations (i.e. bar and grill) and assisting the Banquet Coordinator with banquet operations at the Old Orchard Country Club.

Qualifications: Associate’s degree with course work in Hospitality or Business Management. Minimum 2 years of management experience in a restaurant, bar or banquet setting or any combination of education, experience and training required.

** Must be able and willing to work various shifts including early mornings, late nights, weekends and holidays up to 30 hours a week.**

Essential Functions: Assist the Banquet Coordinator with training and evaluating staff. Assist with drafting weekly staff schedules according to volume needs and within budgeted guidelines. Develop ongoing training processes for Banquet staff. Identify opportunities to build year round sales volume in all food and beverage outlets. Ensures that all safety, sanitation, and preventative maintenance standards are met for food and beverage equipment. Assures that all standard operating procedures for revenue and cost controls are in place and consistently utilized. Conduct on-going research new products and menu offerings. Monitor cleanliness of all service and staff areas throughout the shift. Ensures that the staff handles and serves all food and beverage items in accordance with sanitation standards. Assists in opening and closing administrative functions by performing tasks such as running point-of-sale system reports, reconciling cash banks, verifying stock and supply levels in all outlets.

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 Prospect Heights Park District


Ann Rose

 Closing Date

March 12, 2020


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Exhibits Intern (May - August 2020)

Department: First Division Museum Reports to: Exhibits and Collections Processing Technician Location: Wheaton, IL
Compensation: $14-$17/hr.

About the First Division Museum

The First Division Museum is a world class museum dedicated to American military history and specifically the history of the Big Red One, the famed 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. Located on the grounds of Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois, our 38,000 square-foot facility includes 10,000 square feet of interactive and experiential exhibits. The museum has a wide variety of exhibits including life-size dioramas, Virtual Reality, and tanks found in the outdoor military park. The McCormick Research Center, located in the First Division Museum, is home to thousands of books, donated papers, photographs, and oral histories that tell the story of the 1ID.

Opportunity: Exhibits Intern

The First Division Museum offers a structured, formal internship program that provides exposure to specific departmental activities and museum-wide initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in museum exhibitions including artifact handling and care, display research and labeling, pop-up exhibit projects, and multi-media gallery updates. We do our best to offer an experience that matches the interests of our interns with the priorities of our team at the museum. Each intern is given a thorough orientation, syllabus, is well supervised, and evaluations are completed by both the student and the supervisor at completion, ensuring a strong learning experience. Our past interns have a strong track record of moving on to successful careers. Ideal candidates have a strong interest in preservation, collections and exhibits, museum studies and operations more broadly, and/or military history. This is a part-time position (approx. 24 hours/week) for four months from May through August 2020 that reports to the Exhibits and Collections Processing Technician.


Artifact Rotations: Assist with rotating artifacts in the permanent exhibitions. This includes selecting appropriate replacement artifacts, conducting object research, writing label text, locating photos, and working with the collections team on potential graphic and artifact layouts and mounts. Graphic Updates: Assist with updating artifact labels and exhibition interpretation graphics. This includes conducting research, writing text, locating photos, and working with the collections team on graphic design and layout. Anniversary Pop-up Exhibitions/Temporary Displays: Assist with the development and installation of temporary displays. There are three important anniversaries in 2020: the 75th anniversary of VE Day on May 8th, 1945, the 50th anniversary of the 1st Infantry Division returning from Vietnam, and the Centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment. To commemorate these important events we are planning special pop-up exhibitions and temporary displays. This includes conducting research, writing text, locating photos, working with the collections team on graphic design and layout, and final install. Duty First Exhibition Updates: Assist with Duty First gallery updates. The Duty First gallery tracks the 1st Infantry Division’s history from post-Vietnam to yesterday. The use of technology and multi-media allow the gallery to be updated quickly and easily. This includes editing content and uploading text and photos to the various exhibit displays. Gallery Maintenance: Assist with maintaining the gallery and ensuring the displays and equipment are in good, working order.


Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program (graduate students preferred) Some experience in and knowledge of exhibition development, design, or fabrication Some experience with conducting historical and archival research Some experience in and knowledge of museum collections (management, care, and artifact handling) Comfort with subject matter that can be challenging and at times as it deals with war and its consequences Efficient and effective multi-tasking and time management skills Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission Outstanding interpersonal skills and experience building relationships with multiple stakeholders by listening to new ideas, encouraging dialogue, and inspiring people to work towards common goals Excellent writing and presentation skills, particularly in communication with diverse constituencies in a variety of settings Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

Required Application Materials

Resume: 1-2 pages max. Cover Letter Writing Sample: Any length that highlights the applicant's research and writing skills.

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 Cantigny Park


Whitney Wade

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $11 per hour

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DESCRIPTION Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the summer internship will provide a student the opportunity to apply academic course work to a hands-on practical experience at our agency. Areas of concentration included, but not limited to administration, safety & risk management, program management, public relations, facility management, special events, fiscal management & budgeting along with park maintenance.

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS • Maintain excellent customer service skills. • Work cooperatively with participants, parents and fellow employees. • Manage personal schedule, along with district schedules and university requirements. • Work with district staff to resolve difficult situations in a respectful, positive manner. • Provide timely, accurate paperwork and reporting. • Lead small and large groups activities, as directed. • Encourage the safety of all program participants. • Follow district policies and procedures. • Additional tasks and responsibilities may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS • Must produce valid driver’s license and provide own transportation. • Must be a current student pursuing a bachelors or master’s degree in recreation or related field. • Good written and oral communication skills. • The ability to solve problems comprehensively and to produce accurate work on a timely basis. • Good computer skills, proficient with Word, Excel and Outlook.
• Experience with Rectrac registration system preferred, but not required. • Ability to lift 25lbs and stand for long periods of time.

JOB STATUS Part time/Seasonal DEPARTMENT Recreation FLSA STATUS Non-Exempt
SALARY $11 per Hour HOURS 40 hours per week including evenings and weekends.

HOW TO APPLY Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Superintendent of Recreation, Position open until filled.

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 Bensenville Park District


Mike Hayes

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled