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 $10.00 / Hr.

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Niles Park District is excited to offer an array of summer internship opportunities for current college students and recent graduates. Enthusiastic and driven applicants are encouraged to submit their credentials for openings in the following areas:

  • Athletics

  • Aquatic Facility Operations

  • General Recreation and Summer Camps

  • Ice Rink Operations

  • Groundskeeping

  • Tennis Facility Operations

Interns can expect to work 20-35 hours per week. Specific job responsibilities will vary by facility. Interns will gain experience across a wide range of essential tasks, including: revenue & inventory control, programming, staff supervision, customer service, special event planning & implementation, and marketing. Requirements applicable to all positions include:

  • Area of study in Recreation / Leisure Studies or related field.

  • Must be available to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as needed.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

  • 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 (or be able to attend Niles Park District training to become certified).

For more information, or to apply, please contact Peter Dubs at 847-583-2735 or email

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 Niles Park District


Peter Dubs

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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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 20-30 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 and complete the on-line application under the Departments tab/Parks & Recreation/General Information/Employment Opportunities. Contact Annie Hanrahan, Program Coordinator, with questions.

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 Village of Riverside - Parks & Recreation


Annie Hanrahan

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Open Until Filled

 $25.00 - $30.00/class, depending upon qualifications

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The Park Ridge Park District is seeking a Golf Instructor who will be responsible for conducting group golf lessons. May teach alone or with other staff members depending upon enrolment. The need to communicate with students and parents occur on a regular basis. Must teach consistently in all areas of the golf program such as content and style of instruction and desired swing fundamentals. Will recognize flaws and lead students through a process of correction and improvement. Selected individuals will be required to abide by the District’s training principles with regard to our class-teaching plan while emphasizing exercise and fun.

Qualifications: Requires tournament or high school team experience as well as an intermediate level of understanding of the rules of golf. Must possess golf playing skills to perform well beyond those of the students assigned. Ability to interact with other Instructors, support staff, supervisors, students and their family members is essential. Selected individual must have a high comfort level teaching children and adults.

Availability: We are seeking applicants to work weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings or a combination of all three for a program that begins in April 2019.

Visit our website to view full job description and Apply:

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 Park Ridge Park District


Brent Dolan

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $25 - $35 Per Hour

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Dance Instructor is needed while the current Dance Instructor is on maternity leave. Will job shadow beginning the week of March 25, 2019. Beginning April 1, 2019, the new hire will run the classes on their own leading into the concert on June 8, 2019.

Essential Job Functions: - Supervises and instructs the dance students in specific genres - Attend any teachers’ meetings outside of their scheduled teaching times - Be committed all the way through the Dance Concert - Attend Di Bella special events - Communicate with students and parents - Distribute flyers and other information to participants when required - Creating daily lesson plans for each class - Attends work regularly, as scheduled - Communicate any accidents, safety concerns, maintenance issues, parents’ complaints, etc. directly to Dance Coordinator or Recreation Supervisor. - Follow district and departmental safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures, and ordinances.

Work Location: 111 E. Foster Ave. Wood Dale, Il 60191

Class Schedule: Monday • 10:00 - 10:30am - Baby Ballet (ages <4) • 11:45 - 12:15pm - Pre-Ballet (ages 4-6)

Tuesday • 5:30PM - 6:00PM - Little Hip Hop (ages 4 - 6) • 6:00PM - 7:00PM - Intro Musical Theater (ages 4 - 6)

Wednesday • 6:15PM - 6:45PM - Pre Ballet (ages 2 - 4) • 6:45PM - 7:45PM - Lyrical II/III (ages 10 & up)

Thursday • 11:45AM - 12:15PM - Baby Ballet (ages 2 - 4)

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 Wood Dale Park District


Daniel Lescher

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $10.00-$14.00/hr Based on Qualifications

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Job Title: Swim Lessons Coordinator
FLSA Classification: Seasonal, Part-time, non-exempt Employee Benefit Status: Department: Aquatics Immediate Supervisor: Aquatics & Facilities Supervisor

Position Focus: The Swim Lesson Coordinator is responsible for the daily operations of the swim lesson program.

Qualifications: The Swim Lesson Coordinator must have CPR and First Aid certifications and a working knowledge of pool and swim lesson programs.

Hours: The Swim Lesson Coordinator is responsible for performing the essential functions as outlined in this analysis. This is a part time position working between 20-40 hours per week. This includes pre-season prep work. No overtime (over 40 hours per week) is allowed unless pre-authorized by the Aquatics Supervisor.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 1. Responsible for all pre-season work, preparing lesson labels, Swim Manual, report cards, paperwork, etc. 2. Responsible for training the swim Instructors about the program and policies of the Park District.
3. Responsible for scheduling who will teach what programs, times, and sessions. 4. Responsible for all cancellations, signs, phone messages, office contact and master calendar.
5. Assist with the approval of any refunds, depending on the circumstances, with approval from supervisors. 6. Act as a liaison between park district and the public. 7. Assuring that there is enough equipment for the lessons. 8. Making sure all the instructors have the proper paperwork for pre-testing and to run classes smoothly. 9. Conducting all evaluations on the instructors written up in a report. 10. Promotes pool activities to the public. 11. Assist with emergency procedures and evacuations.
12. Other duties as assigned.

Marginal Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the Aquatics Supervisor with additional programs where such programs warrant assistance.

Required Knowledge: The Swim Lesson Coordinator must resolve differences and problems that arise with patrons and employees. The Swim Lesson Coordinator is responsible for safety and well-being of participants. The Swim Lesson Coordinator is responsible for the organization of the swim lesson programs. The Coordinator may also have to work under stressful situations, including those situations, which may require first aid or CPR.

Required Competencies: The Swim Lesson Coordinator must possess good safety awareness and judgment.

Physical Demands & Environmental Conditions: He/she may need to respond quickly and accurately in an emergency situation. He/she may be exposed to pool chemicals. The Swim Lesson Coordinator may be exposed to high humidity and temperatures. Pool area floors may be slippery.

Sitting - occasionally Walking - frequently Strength – light (0 – 25 lbs) Climbing – occasionally Balancing – occasionally Stooping – occasionally Kneeling – occasionally Crouching – not present Crawling – not present Reaching – occasionally

This job description is intended to describe the general content of and requirement for the performance of this position. It is not to be constructed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, and additional duties may be assigned at any time.

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 Itasca Park District


Steve Dietz

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled