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Exhibits Intern (May - July 2019)

Department: First Division Museum Reports to: Exhibits and Collections Processing Technician Location: Wheaton, IL
Compensation: $14/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. 20 hours/week) for three months from May through July 2019 that reports to the Exhibits and Collections Processing Technician.

Responsibilities

• 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 two anniversary displays. There are two important 75th Anniversaries in 2019: D-Day on June 6th, 1944 and the Battle of the Bulge on December 16th, 1944. 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. • Exhibition Evaluation: Assist with follow up evaluations and surveys to the museum’s 2018 AASLH Visitor’s Count survey. This includes surveying visitors, conducting visitor observations and dwell studies, and tabulating and analyzing evaluation results. • 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.

Qualifications

• 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 in and knowledge of museum collections (management, care, and artifact handling) • Comfort with subject matter that can be challenging and at times disturbing 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

To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a78859f681adfcf0168290a878950b4&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29

Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide 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.

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 Cantigny Park

 Contact

Whitney Wade
mfresumes@mccormickfoundation.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14/hr

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Education & Programs Intern (May - July 2019)

Department: First Division Museum Reports to: Museum Educator Location: Wheaton, IL
Compensation: $14/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: Education & Programs 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 multiple facets of a museum including research and oral history projects, giving tours, and helping to run special events and public education programs like Camp Cantigny, Girls Make History, and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. 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 education, museum studies and operations, and/or military history. This is a part-time position (approx. 20 hours/week) for three months from May through July 2019 that reports to the Museum Educator.

Responsibilities

• Illinois Veterans of Big Red One – McCormick Research Center Data Gathering: Pull items from the McCormick Research Center to create research packages for students/teachers about Big Red One veterans from Illinois. These packages can include primary and secondary sources, photos, letters, battle orders, anything pertaining to where the soldier was stationed or the job they did. • Visitor Research: Help administer, interpret, and present continuing visitor research. This will include dwell time and visitor behavior check-ins based on AASLH survey. This will also include administering paper surveys on artifacts based on AASLH survey. • WWII Oral History Project: Help develop content for an evening program. Review three WWII oral histories and mark down time markers on interesting stories to be passed on for the editing process. Use the research center to write a brief introduction for each soldier featured with basic content (name, rank, interesting facts, etc.) Ideally the intern would also come to the program and help with the set up and welcoming guests. • Summer School Tours and Education Programs: Give tours to school groups and others in the summer and help run summer programs • Summer Major and Special Events: Assist with at least one major event to learn what it takes to plan and run a multi-department special event like D-Day 75th Anniversary or McCormick’s Birthday Celebration • History Trunk Maintenance: Maintain and repair items in the History Trunk • In-gallery Facilitation: Practice in-gallery facilitation with raid and other gallery programs

Qualifications

• Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program with at least two years of college-level academic experience and coursework in education, history, anthropology, or other related field • Passion for learning and sharing knowledge of military history, and comfort with subject matter that can be challenging and at times disturbing as it deals with war and its consequences • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to effectively present content in both one-on-one and group situations in an engaging, compelling, energetic manner • Desire and ability to educate and interact with children and other visitors in large groups and for long periods of time • Able to lift 30 pounds using proper safety precautions • 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 • 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

To apply: submit a resume and cover letter online here: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a78859f681adfcf01682907f5b54edf&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29

Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide 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.

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 Cantigny Park

 Contact

Whitney Wade
mfresumes@mccormickfoundation.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.00 – $17.00/hr.

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The Assistant Manager will work to provide for the optimal experience for preserve guests. This will be achieved through close monitoring of staff performance, safety considerations, and supervision of staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Supervises employees engaged in the retail, operational, and event programming functions of the Independence Grove seasonal operations. Ensures efficient fee collections, cash control, and daily cash out procedures for all aspects of the operation. Will make daily cash drops when required. Aids in the safety of patrons by enforcing facility rules and safety procedures. Develops and maintains a good rapport with customers by establishing positive public relations. Facilitates the flow of information between the preserve administration and employees. Informs immediate manager about the operation of the preserve, reporting problems and recommendations. Receives and reports customer complaints/suggestions. Inspects grounds, buildings and equipment to ensure safe operations, reporting any deficiencies to appropriate staff. Transports boat batteries around the preserve. Moves and attaches motors to various boats. May drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations, and operate support watercraft. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds. Performs tasks that will require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.

EXPERIENCE High school diploma or equivalent. One year supervisory experience. Interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff, customers and the general public. Knowledge relating to retail functions, including cash control and inventory control. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, setting priorities and producing desired results. Must possess a valid driver’s license. Upon employment will be required to secure certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Must possess good problem solving ability and good judgment.

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. Applications are accepted only for posted positions.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves

 Contact

Anamaria Stiller
8479683215
achavezstiller@lcfpd.org

 Closing Date

February 18, 2019

 $10/hour

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Summary: Overall recreation programs and facility operations of the District. The intern will participate in departmental meetings and have the opportunity to interface with all levels within the District. This program is designed to provide the intern with first-hand knowledge and understanding of organizational in-house operations. Interns will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the "real world" working environment.

Responsibilities: Assist in completion of specific programming or facility functions with the highest quality standards, creativity, accuracy and effectiveness. Assist with planning, prepping and execution of various recreation programs, camps, athletic programs and special events. Assist with the overall operation of several Park District facilities. Attend and provide support at various special events and functions. Attend meetings and work functions when necessary. Provide administrative support where needed. Maintain a strong working relationship with the Park District staff. Uphold Park District safety standards during all on and off-site activities. Write and review accident and incident reports with the Manager. Report any problems, unsafe conditions, behavior issues and accidents to Manager. Performs other Park District related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Junior/Senior level college student studying Sports Management, Recreation, Recreation Management or a related field (i.e. - degree in progress).

Requirements: Must attend in-service training with the Park District of Highland Park to be held the week of June 10, 2019.

Start/End Date: The internship is generally a short-term, 40 hour/week position running 10 - 12 weeks (typically May - August).

This is a seasonal position with up to 40 hours per week for the duration of summer. Must have availability Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5:00p. Evening and weekend hours may be required depending on operational needs.

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 Park District of Highland Park

 Contact

Mariana Henriques
847.579.3120
mhenriques@pdhp.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $10.00 - $11.25 an hour

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PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.applitrack.com/wheelingparkdistrict/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=154

TITLE: Lifeguard (FLSA non-exempt) R 11.13

SUPERVISOR: Aquatics Manager

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

-Must be at least 16 years of age.

-Lifeguarding License from the National Pool and Water Park Lifeguarding (Ellis License).

-CPR, AED, and First Aid Certificate.

QUALIFICATIONS:

-Demonstrate maturity, reliability, initiative and responsibility.

-Ability to provide excellent guest service and the ability to positively interact with guests on a daily basis.

HOURS:

-Morning and Daytime Shifts.

-This is a part-time year round position.

-Will work up to 20 hours a week.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

-Physical ability and endurance to perform the job as required.

-Maintains a professional image and enforce all rules, regulations, and work to create a safe aquatic environment.

-Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work and safety rules.

-Demonstrates a thorough working knowledge of all safety, rescue, swimming lessons, and first aid procedures at the pool.

-Actively participates in a minimum of four (4) hours of training each month including daily in-service drills.

-Accepts responsibility for the cleanliness of the facility as assigned.

-Supports and exhibits the established organizational values of respect, communication, integrity, innovation, recognition, continuous learning, fun, empowerment and people.

-Work as scheduled.

RATE OF PAY:

-Morning & Day Shift: 5:00 am - 3:00 pm : $11.25/hr

-Evening & Weekend: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm : $10.00/hr

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: https://www.applitrack.com/wheelingparkdistrict/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?FromAdmin=true&AppliTrackJobId=154

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 Wheeling Park District

 Contact

Matt Smith
8474657760

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled