Post & Edit Jobs

Search the online job posting and see if there's something for you. This is the place to find your next career move.

2018 Career Center Rates Career Center User's Guide

IPRA Job Board

 Search By Agency

 $9.50 Hourly

Job description fade

Title: Summer Recreation Intern


The Wheeling Park District Internship provides the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the working environment. Under the supervision and guidance of the Superintendent of Recreation and the Athletic Program and Facilities Manager the intern will gain experience in administration, marketing, budgeting, leadership, programming, facility management, and special events based on the interests of the intern and needs of the Park District.

Essential Functions:

• Manage personal schedule, combining pre-scheduled activities, special events, meetings, and university requirements.

• Attend supervisor and manager staff meetings.

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

• Prepare and submit reports as required by university program requirements

• Gain direct leadership experience by conducting programs, special events and assisting at various facilities.

• Work on a special project (Unplug at the Park) and any other projects as required by university program requirements.

• Provide timely, accurate paperwork and reporting.

• Encourage the safety of all program participants and fellow staff by following Park District Safety Guidelines.


Must be a current student of an accredited university, pursing a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own housing and transportation.

Salary: $9.50/hr

Please Submit Applications Online At:

Read More

 Wheeling Park District


Matt Smith

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Job description fade

Responsibilities: The Village of Hawthorn Woods Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a summer intern. The Recreation Intern is a part-time seasonal position that reports to the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Intern will assist with the planning and coordination of summer camps and special events such as Fourth of July festivities, Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, and Car Show Cruise Nights. They will also assist in areas including aquatics and registration. The intern will be scheduled 20-25 hours per week; nights, weekends, and holidays will be required. The Recreation Intern will be exposed to various areas of recreation management that will be beneficial to their future career as a Park & Recreation professional. The Recreation Intern will work closely with both the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation and the Director of Parks and Recreation to expand their understanding of the field.

Qualifications: Must have a high school diploma. Must be a student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in a college undergraduate program, or be a recent graduate. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Parks & Recreation Administration or related field. The ideal candidate will be comfortable public speaking, interacting will community members, instructing staff, and leading activities. Must work well and communicate with people of all ages, especially children.

How to Apply: We are proud of our dedicated and exceptional staff and welcome your application to join our team. Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background check and drug test prior to employment. Interested candidates should submit the job application available at to Kristin Kazenas, Director of Human Resources. Email: or fax (847) 847-3591.

Read More

 Village of Hawthorn Woods


Amy Mason
(847) 847-3533

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Job description fade

The Itasca Park District offers an internship to students pursuing a degree in the field of parks and recreation with a comprehensive experience within the agency's operation. The intern will gain experience in administration, marketing, budgeting, leadership, staff management, programming, facility management, special events, and maintenance/parks. The Intern will assist in several programs and special events. Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field, looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own transportation.

Duties: In this internship, students will work in the areas of program development, facility management, written and oral communication, human resources, budgeting, training of employees, evaluation of both programs and personnel, customer service, maintenance, parks, operational and program manual development, contracts, and marketing. Intern will be required to work flexible hours including nights and weekends based on projects assigned.

Send cover letter, resume, and completed Itasca Park District employment application to Doug Sieder, Superintendent of Recreation. 350 E. Irving Park Road, Itasca, IL 60143. Employment application is available at

Read More

 Itasca Park District


Doug Sieder

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


Job description fade


Job Title: Recreation Intern / Salary: $9.00/hour, 12 weeks - Summer / FLSA: Non-Exempt / Department: Recreation

SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS- Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Recreation

BASIC FUNCTION- The Recreation Intern, under the supervision and direction of appropriate staff, is responsible for gaining knowledge in the development, implementation, evaluation and modification of a broad range of creative, customer-driven programs within assigned area. This position requires the maintenance and coordination of all programming aspects which could include brochure production, budgeting, marketing, quality control, revenue generation/expense control and customer related issues.


-Plan, develop, budget and implement assigned programs and events to contribute to the District’s success.

-Prepare reports, statistics and program evaluations for continuous improvement of future operations.

-Coordinate and schedule use of facilities for programming in coordination with other program supervisors.

-Develop promotional materials and cross promote within related program areas.

-Continue education on new industry related issues, procedures and techniques.

-Maintain and promote excellent customer service relations with participants, parents, and other affiliates.

-Maintain a working knowledge of all general and department safety rules. Enforce safety rules and improve public and employee knowledge by preventing, confronting and correcting unsafe behavior.

-Complete all school related reports and projects, as assigned.


-Administer First Aid, when required.

-Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.

-Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.

-Communicate with appropriate full time supervisor regarding any equipment needing repair or replacement.

-Attend related training and meetings as requested.

-Perform other related duties and/or special projects as assigned.


Education: Working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation, or related field

Experience: Minimum of 2 years of undergraduate coursework.

Certifications: CPR & First Aid Certification preferred, Classes available through Park District. Valid Illinois Driver’s license is necessary.

To apply, please fill out an application on our website at

Read More

 Des Plaines Park District


Jennifer Boys
(847) 391-5091

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $10.00 per hour

Job description fade

A Recreation Intern must be motivated with strong multi-tasking skills, great attention to detail and strong interpersonal communication skills. Under the supervision and guidance of the Internship/Sports Supervisor and experienced Park District staff Recreation interns will have the opportunity to expand their education. The intern will gain experience in administration, marketing, budgeting, leadership, staff management, programming, facility management, special events and maintenance/parks.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties may be assigned: - Attend Board meetings, supervisor/manager meetings and staff meetings - Develop and implement goals and objectives - Prepare and submit reports as required by university program requirements - Work with departments as assigned. This includes but not limited to Administration, Recreation, Parks & Planning, Finance and Marketing. - Assist in planning, coordinating and supervision of various programming areas.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES Actively support the safety program that will effectively control and reduce accidents. Obey the practical safety rules, regulations and procedures established by the Wilmette Park District safety program that is pertinent to the activities conducted by the department. Monitor the learn/play environment for safety hazards. Promptly report to the Risk Manager or member of the Safety Committee all unsafe actions, practices or conditions observed.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION Must be a student in good academic standing currently enrolled in or have recently completed a college undergraduate or graduate degree in the Recreation field at an accredited University.

HOURS The intern is expected to work 40 hours per week for an 8-12 week program. The standard hours are 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, however weekend and evening hours may be needed for specific programs and events.

Read More

 Wilmette Park District


Sara Hilby

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled