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 www.itascaparkdistrict.com.
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 http://www.desplainesparks.org/
Approximate 40 hrs./week, 10-12 week seasonal
Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Recreation Intern will assist with projects, programs and events to receive an all-encompassing experience. This will include, but is not limited to, summer camps, summer enrichment, special events (Community Market, Monday Night Movies, Music in the Park, Car Show, Arts & Crafts Fairs, etc.), senior programming, and general administration, budgeting and marketing. Besides planning and executing Touch-a-Truck, the intern will create and run programs of their choosing.
Munster Parks and Recreation is seeking a candidate who is self-motived and will work cooperatively with staff, class participants, parents, seniors and the public. This individual shall display professionalism in oral and written communication; attend scheduled meetings and weekday, evening and weekend events as required; complete all paperwork, evaluations and reports in a timely manner; take the lead in specific special events; as well as create programs and events under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation. All interested applicants should send their cover letter and resume to email@example.com or Barb Holajter, Superintendent of Recreation/Munster Parks and Recreation/1005 Ridge Rd./Munster, IN 46321.
The Northbrook Park District is seeking an energetic, motivated and team-oriented Custodian to work part-time, year round in our Recreation department. This position performs daily cleaning, facility maintenance tasks, and snow removal at the Sports Center, Leisure Center, and depending on the season, other District facilities. Must be available to work evening and weekend hours.
Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old. Completion of four years of high school or equivalent. Must have the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with coworkers and supervisors and possess strong customer service skills. A driver’s license is preferred, but not required.
Duties and Responsibilities: Perform general custodial duties, such as sweeping, mopping and sanitizing. Operate equipment in order to vacuum carpets, wax floors, resurface ice rink and remove snow. Perform repair tasks, such as replacing light bulbs and ceiling tiles, as well as basic plumbing. Handle the setup and takedown of recreational spaces that are used for programs, activities and meetings.
Apply online: nbparks.org/jobs
General Description: Under the supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation, Assistant Superintendent of Recreation, and the Intern Supervisor, the Recreation Intern experience will be approximately: • 40% project oriented (2019 summer: Otter Cove concessions cart and Swanson concessions) • 30% experiential allowing for exploration into various program areas and recreation venues • 20% special interest designed in conjunction with the selected candidate • 10% professional development, including mentoring and networking
Job Requirements: The selected candidate must: • Work cooperatively and harmoniously with the general public, class participants, parents and fellow employees. • Display professionalism in oral and written communications. • Manage personal schedule, combining pre-scheduled activities, special events, meetings, and university requirements. • Work with Intern Supervisor to resolve difficult situations in a respectful, positive manner. • Attend weekend and evening programs and/or special events, as required. • Provide timely, accurate paperwork and reporting. • Lead small and large groups of patrons or staff in activities, as directed. • Encourage the safety of all program participants and fellow staff by following Park District Safety Guidelines.
Qualifications: • Must produce valid driver’s license and provide own transportation • Must be a current student pursuing a bachelors or masters degree in recreation or related field
Approximate Hours: • Up to 40 hours per week, 12 week employment opportunity
Salary: • $9.00/hour
To Apply: Submit an application online at www.stcparks.org/jobs. Be sure to submit a cover letter and resume with online application.