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 $15/Hr.

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Sycamore Park District is seeking an Aquatics Manager with leadership ability to implement the activities of the Park District in accordance with the general policies established by the Board of Commissioners.

Duties: Provide a friendly and positive atmosphere for park district patrons, maintain professionalism, and uphold the image of the park district. Maintain supervision of operations and staff on a daily basis. Maintain pool schedules for assistant managers, lifeguards, and front desk staff. Accept direct responsibility for pool staff actions and all first aid procedures rendered. Lead all pre-season trainings and meetings. Conduct in-service trainings once a week. Assist patrons with questions and concerns about any pool matters.

Qualifications, Characteristics and Traits: •The ideal candidate is preferred to be at least 21 years old with a minimum of two years experience in a public aquatic facility in a management or supervisory capacity. •Possess an understanding of and experience in swimming pool operation fundamentals including; water quality maintenance, filter/mechanical system equipment and controls, scheduling of subordinate personnel, events, and lesson instruction. •American Red Cross Lifeguard and/or Lifeguard Instructor Certified, or willing to be certified.

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 Sycamore Park District

 Contact

Lisa Metcalf
815-895-3365
lisam@sycamoreparkdistrict.com

 Closing Date

February 22, 2019

 $ 10.00 per hour

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Job Summary: The Recreation Intern will gain the knowledge necessary to be successful, well-rounded professional. Acquire exceptional program management skills in the program areas of tots, youth, teen, older adults, fitness, dance, day camp, gymnastics, aquatics, athletics, and leagues.

Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in Recreation, Leisure Services, Sport Management, or a related field, looking to complete an internship. Student must provide own transportation.

Reports To: Program Manager Department: Recreation Type of Position: Intern

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

A. General Administration

1.Familiarize yourself with the regulations, policies, and procedures of the park district. 2.Students will work in the areas of program development, facility management, written and oral communication, human resources, budgeting, purchasing of equipment or materials, training of employees, evaluation of both programs and personnel, customer service, park maintenance, operational, and program manual development. 3.To be willing to work the times and days assigned to you, including evening and/or weekend hours. 4.To be tactful, friendly, and courteous, and respectful to all. The manner in which you conduct yourself will reflect on the Lombard Park District and on its public image. 5.To attend all recreation staff meetings unless specifically instructed otherwise. 6.To visit observe and participate in all phases of the agency’s operation. 7.To attend assigned meetings including EAC and Safety Committees. 8.To make the most of any free time you may have while in the office-ask questions, offer to help others, study manuals, magazines, and books available for your information. 9.Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

B. Safety, Health, and Loss Control

1.Support, promote, and make recommendations regarding all safety, health, and loss control policies as adopted by the park district. 2.Be familiar with the Employee Safety Manual. 3.Be familiar with the safe operation of any equipment necessary in accomplishing required tasks. 4.Responsible for providing all injury, illness, and health information required by the Lombard Park District in its effort to assign tasks within an individual’s capacity to prevent potential injury or illness. 5.Responsible for notification of injury or illness relating to a task management as described within the Lombard Park District Employee Safety Manual.

Marginal Functions

1.General setups. 2.Inventory of supplies. Essential Functions1.Computer operation. 2.Written and oral communication skills. 3.Driving. 4.Phone operation. 5.Mathematical skills. 6.Marketing and publicity skills. 7.Public relations. 8.Website development and updates.

Psychological Considerations

1.Ability to handle stress, multiple projects, and sudden deadlines. 2.Must be articulate, personable, and able to speak publicly, especially in impromptu situations. 3.Must be able to interact and work with individuals from various backgrounds, including sponsors, advertising agencies, seniors, community volunteers, teens, professional staff, etc. 4.Must be able to respond to deadlines. Physiological Considerations1.Prolonged hours seated at a desk. 2.Ability to drive a car. 3.Must be able to operate a computer, camera, and other audio-visual equipment as needed. 4.Prolonged hours of computer use.

Environmental Considerations

1.Activities performed indoors and outdoors. 2.Exposure to inclement weather while driving or assisting at outdoor activities. 3.Exposure to fluorescent lighting for extended periods of time. 4.Exposure to inclement weather on occasion. 5.Exposure to indoor temperatures (moving from air conditioning to excessive heat). 6.Exposure to inclement weather while indoor (tornadoes, brown-outs, black-outs).

Cognitive Considerations1.Problem Solving. 2.Decision Making. 3.Prioritization. 4.Safety Awareness.

Requirements

1.Exceptional skills in oral and written communication. 2.Ability to problem solve and interprets situations. 3.Knowledge and capability to utilize Microsoft Office modules (Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point). 4.Ability to work with people. 5.Valid Illinois Driver’s license. 6.Be able to lift 20 lbs. and encouraged to use mechanical or manual assistance for lifting over 20 lbs. 7.Encourage staff to be certified as a professional administrator with the National Recreation and Park Association and the Illinois Park and Recreation Association or equivalent.

Please submit Resume, Cover Letter, and References.

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 Lombard Park District

 Contact

Katie Manheim
630-953-6102
kmanheim@lombardparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $14/hr

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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

 $9.25/hour

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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 www.vhw.org/jobs to Kristin Kazenas, Director of Human Resources. Email: kkazenas@vhw.org or fax (847) 847-3591.

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 Village of Hawthorn Woods

 Contact

Amy Mason
(847) 847-3533
amason@vhw.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled