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SUMMARY: Under the supervision and direction of the Athletics and Recreation Manager and the Director of Recreation, the Intern will assist the recreation department and administrative department in the planning, organization and supervision of specific assigned recreation programs, procedures and facilities. The Intern will be exposed to a well-rounded experience within multiple departments including: park district operations, administration, public recreation, facility management, special events, fiscal management, marketing, maintenance and program management. The Intern shall act as a general assistant to the Athletics and Recreation Manager, other Park District staff or the Director of Recreation. SUPERVISORY: The Recreation Intern will report directly to the Athletics and Recreation Manager. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: • Assist in the administration of Recreation programs as assigned. • Assist in diversified programs suited to the needs of the clientele within the Oak Brook Park District policies. • Submit reports to the Director of Recreation, Athletics and Recreation Manager and other Park District staff as requested. • Attend workshops or seminars as they pertain with Director of Recreation approval. • Work with other departments as assigned. • Appropriate dress is required as indicated in the dress code policy. • Demonstrate exceptional customer service skills in all communication. • Support a quality loss control/safety program for the Park District. • Perform the job in a safe manner and in compliance with the District policies, procedures, work and safety rules and the employee handbook. • All other duties as assigned by the Athletics and Recreation Manager, Director of Recreation or Executive Director. MARGINAL FUNCTIONS: • Attend Park District meetings as necessary. • Establish and maintain relationships with other agencies, business organizations and community groups. • Maintain effective relationships with internal and external customers through oral and written communications. PSYCHOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to work independently in day-to-day operations. Ability to work in a team atmosphere. • Proficient in Microsoft Office software including Word, Outlook and Excel. Must be able to function effectively in a fast-paced environment. • Must be able to deal with people under stressful and demanding situations. • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with department heads, supervisors and other staff members. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • General work area is indoors, in a smoke-free environment. • Perform tasks that require use of a computer keyboard and copy machine, walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting. • Ability to read, write and speak the English language. Drives motorized vehicle to travel to different locations. Performs lifting tasks up to 25 pounds. HOURS: Hours will be based on availability and need. Hours may change frequently and may include evening and weekend work. EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Must be a student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in Recreation, Leisure Services or other related fields. All the necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. TO APPLY: Please submit a completed resume, cover letter and list of references to Mike Azzaretto at Applicants can also mail their application materials to the Family Recreation Center, 1450 Forest Gate Rd. Oak Brook, IL. 60523 ATTN: Mike Azzaretto. The Oak Brook Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Oak Brook Park District


Mike Azzaretto
(630) 645-9529

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14.00 - $16.00 an hour

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JOB TITLE: Aquatics Coordinator (Seasonal) (FLSA non-exempt) R 11.13

SUPERVISOR: Aquatics Manager


-High School graduate or some college preferred.

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


-Preferred certifications (or the ability to acquire) include: Ellis & Associates International Lifeguard Instructor Certification or ability to obtain certification.

-CPR/AED certification. Preferred certification (or the ability to acquire) Food Safety Manager and/or Food Handler.

-Demonstrated knowledge and skill in aquatics facility management as assigned including staff in-service training.

-Supervisory experience required.

-Must possess the ability to hire, schedule, direct and lead the work of subordinate employees for aquatic operations.

-Must have good oral and written communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, to solve problems and produce work on a timely basis.

-Demonstrate initiative, dependability, professionalism, resourcefulness, and management skills with the ability to work in a positive manner with the general public.

-Must able to read, write and speak in English. Bi-lingual a plus.


-The Aquatics Coordinator is responsible for assisting in overseeing, managing the Family Aquatic Center (outdoor pool), excluding maintenance. The operations include, but are not limited to, admissions, concessions, guest service, special events, and lifeguards.

-Assists Aquatics Manager in pre-season hiring of staff and post-season closing of the facility. Responsible for assisting in all operational, managerial and risk management processes at the Family Aquatic Center during its season (June 1-September 2).

-Assists Aquatics Manager to implement systems and procedures to capitalize on group, memberships and daily admissions and concessions sales. Helps train and educate staff on guest services practices, and standards.

-Maintain a current inventory of food and beverage supplies to support the concession stand and oversee the supervision of the cooking and prep personnel.

-This position requires an active and participative management approach and an overall working knowledge of all aspects of an outdoor aquatic operation.

-The Aquatics Supervisor is under the direct supervision of the Aquatics Manager but is granted opportunities for independent supervision over parttime staff in related areas of responsibility.


Hours Vary. Weekly 30-40 hrs per week. Daytime, Evening and Weekends Season: April-Labor Day.


-Trains and certifies seasonal lifeguards in CPR, first aid, and water rescue skills as outlined by Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consultants.

-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.

-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.

-Maintain necessary supplies and equipment.

-Works as scheduled.


-Assists with the hiring, training, management, evaluation, discipline and supervision of aquatic center staff.

-Attends all meetings when appropriate.

-Coordinate assistance as needed from Guest Services and Maintenance staff. Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.

RATE OF PAY: $14.00 - $16.00/hr


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 Wheeling Park District


Matt Smith

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00-$15.00 Per hour

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Part Time Athletic Coordinator up to 30 hours per week, IMRF Eligible

Requirements: High school diploma required. Degree in Recreation/Sports Management or related field preferred. One to two years of experience in leading recreation, sports, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary for the position. Employee must be able to work extended hours, including nights/weekends and holidays. Employee must have excellent computer skills. (Microsoft Office & RecTrac)

Physical: While performing this job, the employee is required to speak and listen, stand, walk, use hands, sit stoop or kneel, bend, and lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

Cognitive: Employee must have the ability to read and understand materials, such as, but not limited to, rules and regulations books, manuals, and schedules.

Duties: Responsible for overseeing all aspects of a given sports activity or contractual programs, including but not limited to game and practice supervision as scheduled throughout the season as well as the oversight of coaches and staff. Coordinate use of facilities with local partner organizations. Assists with developing athletic department goals, procedures, and plans programs to reflect program goals. Monitors set up of athletic facilities for rental events. Prepare an evaluation and summary of current programs including inventories, participant reports, and recommendations for improvement. Interact with co-workers, general population/park patrons in a professional and positive manner.

The Huntley Park District is an equal opportunity employer. Prior to employment a successful criminal background check must be completed.

Applications can be picked up at the REC Center. Completed application should be returned to the front desk staff or mailed to:

        Huntley Park District  
        HR Department
        12015 Mill St. 
        Huntley IL, 60142

        No phone calls please.

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 Huntley Park District


Nancy Sprouse

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $10.00 per hour

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Glen Ellyn Park District – Recreation Intern

Description: The Glen Ellyn Park District is looking for a highly motivated individual eager to learn all aspects of the recreation field with our summer internship program. Serving approximately 36,000 residents, the Recreation Department is responsible for most of the general programs, athletics, outdoor and nature programs, and special events in the community. We are searching for an energetic student who is enthusiastic about the field, creative, mature and excited to learn. Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Summer Intern Program is an 8-12 week position which works with a qualified, well-rounded team of recreation professionals.

Duties: As the recreation intern, you will assist in the planning, coordination and supervision of various programs in all areas including: athletics, cultural, camps, special events, aquatics, health and fitness from early childhood to seniors. Work with various facility managers to gain experience in scheduling, operations and maintenance. Assist in the design and development of marketing materials and social media for various programs and events. Work with multiple departments within the park district to gain experience in overall organization operations. Learn to communicate effectively with patrons and staff, while demonstrating support of the park district customer service standards.

Qualifications: Intern candidates must be enrolled in a current accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in recreation, leisure studies, or related field of interest. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and provide their own housing and transportation. 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.

Interns are required to commit to the following: 8-12 week internship; 35-40 hours per week; and be available for programs and events days/evening/weekends.

Apply online only at to complete an application and submit a resume

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 Glen Ellyn Park District


Kathleen Esposito

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00 DOE

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The Seasonal Parks Laborer is a 3 month position from approximately May - August. The hours are 7:00am - 3:30pm and may include weekend and evenings. The Seasonal Parks Laborer is a 9 month position aprroximately March - April. The hours are 7:00am - 3:30pm and may include weekendand evenings.

Apply online at

Essential Job Functions :•Mowing park district turf. •Operation of park district vehicles and machinery. •General road repair: asphalt patching. •Turf maintenance – seeding, aerating, weed eradicating. •Planting and trimming of trees and shrubs. •Sports field preparation including dragging, rolling and marking lines. •Removing all garbage and refuse materials from parks and facilities. •Positive interaction and cooperation with all staff and the public. •Routine parks, facilities, and equipment cleaning maintenance and repairs. •Participation in the Park District Safety Program and its directives. •Meets and deals with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner. Acts as a good will ambassador for the District at all times. •Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members.

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 Morton Grove Park District


Laura Kee

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Open Until Filled