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Qualifications: Must be a current student of an accredited university pursuing a bachelor's degree in recreation or related field. Must possess a valid driver's license. Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.

Duties: The Lisle Park District is offering a summer internship to a motivated student pursuing a degree in recreation or related field. The internship will include experience in all areas within the field of parks and recreation including, administration, facility management, aquatics, special events, programming for all ages, and budgeting. Hours are Mondays-Fridays, 8:30am to 5:00pm plus some evenings and weekends as needed.

Please attach a resume to your online application to be considered.

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 Lisle Park District


Laura Cavazos

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $44,000 - $55,000

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The Wauconda Park District is looking for a motivated individual to oversee the reopening of Historic Phil's Beach in Wauconda, Illinois. This facility is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend 2020 and feature in-water play obstacles, a splash pad, concession stand, and bathhouse.

The Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the management of the Beach operations, Before and After School Club, and Senior Programming.

POSITION SUMMARY: The Recreation/Aquatic Supervisor is responsible for budgeting, staffing, and overall supervision of a specified number of public recreational programming for the residents and customers of the Wauconda Park District. Responsible for evaluation of staff and programs, supervising the planning and publicizing of programs. Conducts surveys and appraisals of activities with an emphasis to continuous improvement of program offerings while maintaining the lowest costs per program possible. Attends, as directed, scheduled Board Meetings and delivers written reports to the Park Board of Commissioners. Supervises the volunteer program. Besides Supervision, the Recreation and Aquatics Supervisor can be expected to be a program leader. Ensures all recreation programs are conducted in a safe manner ensuring the safety of participants.

• Must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License and have the ability to obtain certifications in First Aid, CPR and AED.
• A minimum of Bachelors of Science or a Bachelors of Arts in Public Recreation, Education, Therapeutic Recreation, Physical Education or Public Administration from an accredited four-year college or university or a combination of education and experience that shows demonstrated success.
• Hold applicable professional certifications and evidence of continued growth and development in the field of public recreation.
• Must be able to pass a detailed background investigation with the Illinois State Police, a medical physical to meet the stated demands of the position, have an acceptable driving record and no evidence of misuse or use of illegal substances or drugs.

• Must be certified in American Red Cross CPR and First Aid As an Instructor, or have the ability to obtain. (Preferred)
• Must be certified as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor, or have the ability to obtain. (Preferred)

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES: To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of professional references by February 5 to: Tim Staton, CPRP Director of Recreation 600 North Main Street Wauconda, IL 60084 or by email at

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 Wauconda Park District


Tim Staton
(847) 526-3610

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $34,000 - $40,000

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Recreation Supervisor

City of El Paso Parks & Recreation Department

Contact Name: Derek Stoller, Director of Parks & Recreation

Contact Email Address:

Contact Phone Number: (309) 527-4250

Closing Date:

Salary: $34,000 - $40,000

Job Description


Under the supervision of the Director of Parks & Recreation, the Recreation Supervisor is responsible for the coordination of recreational activities as well as administration within the Parks & Recreation Department. The areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, overseeing: special events; recreational facilities; youth, adult, and senior programs; and youth and adult sports activities. Further responsibilities include administration of the Community Building as well as the parks and pool.


Hiring, supervising and training the recreational staff, scheduling, administration of policies, and evaluating the staff as to performance along with making recommendations as to any disciplinary measures relative to staff misconduct.

Conducting meetings with public organizations and the community in order to better explain the objective of certain programs.

Assist with developing and implementing programs, special events, and tournaments.

Assist in the preparation of the program brochure.

Attend in-service trainings, conferences, and related workshops.

Promote good relationships with employees, participants, parents, and outside special interest groups.

Physical Demands

The Recreation Supervisor must occasionally lift or carry up to 80+ pounds and possess good vision and reflexes to operate motorized vehicles.

Position Type and Expected Work Hours

This is a full-time position. The office hours are from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, but the Recreation Supervisor’s work schedule may fluctuate due to specific events, i.e., for special events the work hours may be from noon – 8:00 PM. This position regularly requires work during nights and weekends.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation & Park Administration or a related field is preferred. Must have leadership or supervisory experience. Must have the ability to plan and implement recreational programs for people of all ages and abilities. Must have a valid driver’s license. Must pass a background check and pre-employment drug screening.

The City of El Paso is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates may submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of references.

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 City of El Paso


Derek Stoller
(309) 527-4250

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $34,000 - $38,000

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The Norridge Park District is seeking a full-time (non-exempt) Recreation Supervisor to oversee our seasonal aquatics facility, special events and general programming. This position will also assist in some aspects of the district’s communication and marketing including social media. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in recreation or closely related field and at least 1-2 years’ experience in a leadership role at an aquatics facility. This position requires American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor certification. Full-time position, 40 hours per week; potential daytime, evening and weekend hours.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: Responsible for all aquatics operations and programming including recruiting, staffing, training, managing, scheduling and evaluating seasonal part-time aquatics staff: lifeguards, swim instructors, pool managers, registrars, lesson coordinators and lesson instructors. Responsible for purchasing of materials, supplies and equipment for the pool operations and pool programming. Reacts to problems and handles major complaints relative to the pool. Assists in preparing the pool operation for seasonal opening and closing (Memorial Day & Labor Day). Oversees all aspects of Swimming Lesson program, including working with Summer Day Camp Director on coordination of schedule. Maintains and provides proper safety paperwork and documentation per American Red Cross, IDPH and PDRMA standards. Act as program supervisor for the NICS Marlin Swim Team. Oversees pool rentals for seasonal facility. This position will be responsible for development and implementation of District’s special events including Halloween, Holiday and Easter events. The Recreation Supervisor will also oversee some general contracted recreational programming for the district. Position will require some assistance with communication and marketing including digital marketing and development of marketing publications (flyers, brochures) and social media. Attends special meetings and/or educational sessions to maintain professional development. Promotes a positive attitude among staff members. Participates in community activities and summer festival. Promotes and performs all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the park District’s safety program.

BENEFITS Medical Coverage • Dental Coverage • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan (voluntary) • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Personal Days • Other employee membership perks and discounts HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES: Interest in Recreation Supervisor position can be expressed by submitting Cover Letter and Resume to Karyn Roth, Superintendent of Recreation,, by February 5, 2020.

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 Norridge Park District


Karyn Roth
(708) 457-1244

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00/hour, 40 hours per week, 12 weeks

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The Normal Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a motivated senior intern to work with the Supervisor of Adult Sports and Champion Fields Softball Complex. Champion Fields is an eight diamond softball/baseball complex hosting daily practices, games, adult sports leagues and numerous weekend tournaments. Adult sports on average has 45 slow pitch softball teams comprising summer league. The focus of the internship will be serving as an Assistant Director for the USA Softball Youth Fastpitch State Tournament.

Intern Desired Skills - Must excel in an independent and team-oriented environment where critical thinking and problem-solving skills are required for success. - Must have the ability to be flexible and adapt to changing situations. - Strong written and verbal communication skills. - Must have knowledge of and interest in the game of softball. - Must have proficient computer skills.

Intern Responsibilities - Become proficient with the department’s RecTrac registration system. - Assist with front office duties. - Work in divisions other than adult sports to get familiar with other parks and recreation areas. Examples include aquatics, park maintenance, and youth sports. - Administer all facets of the adult slow pitch softball league. - Assist with the youth softball fastpitch state tournament held July 9-12. - Organize an inaugural recreational pickle ball tournament in August. - Work within the prepared budget for 2020-21. - Attend meetings as necessary. - Other duties as assigned.

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 Town of Normal


Cary Frey
(309) 454-9546

 Closing Date

March 2, 2020