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 $14-17 per hour

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The Summer Camp Director is responsible for the administration, development, and implementation of all Summer Camps. The employee must function with a wide latitude of administrative and professional discretion under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor. The Director(s) shall exercise immediate supervision over all the Summer Camp Head and Assistant Counselors.

Work Location: Wood Dale Recreation Center, 111 E. Foster Ave. Wood Dale, IL 60191

Contact with Others: Position involves regular internal contact and contact with outsiders generally on routine matters, including daily conversation with camp parents at drop off and pick up.

Essential Job Functions: • Oversee the daily operations of Funshine, Sunsational, and Teen Adventure Camps. • Coordinate with the Recreation Supervisor in creating a schedule of events and calendars for each session throughout the summer. • Actively supervise head and assistant counselors on a regular basis to ensure staff are following proper procedures and adhering to safe practices. • Create staff schedules and know when head and assist camp counselors are doing any switches. • Maintain orderly records and file appropriate documents with the Recreation Supervisor in a timely manner, which may include: attendance records, lesson plans, behavior/incident reports, accident reports, receipts, etc. • Compile and submit a list of supplies and materials requested by staff and upon approval purchase those items for the requesting camp. • Coordinate staff training and regular staff meetings with camp staff to address day camp issues. • Develop and implement pool rotation to ensure camp participants are being properly supervised in and out of the water. • Adhere to scheduled hours. • Collect and review weekly lesson plans from staff and make suggestions on any necessary changes. File finalized lesson plans with the Recreation Supervisor. • Attend all field trips and submit check requests and receipts in a timely manner. • Supervise field trips and assign camp counselors to camp groups as necessary. • Coordinate with Recreation Supervisor to develop a room usage schedule in the Recreation Complex before and during camp. • Create bussing schedule in conjunction with Recreation Supervisors and bus drivers. • Ensure classrooms and equipment are maintained properly, and encourage orderly storage of supplies and materials in classrooms and storage closets. • Communicate effectively with participants and parents. • Coordinate with maintenance staff and other park district staff to ensure good communication and cooperation regarding shared materials and facilities. • Communicate any accidents, safety concerns, maintenance issues, parent complaints, etc. directly to Recreation Supervisor. • Meet daily with the Recreation Supervisor to communicate issues and requests related to the program.
• Follow district and departmental safety, personnel, and administrative policies, procedures, and ordinances.

Other Job Functions: • Demonstrate and support park district customer service standards. • Create and distribute activity calendar each session. • Assist the Recreation Supervisor in evaluating staff at the end of the season. • Demonstrate fiscal responsibility by following program budget. • Distribute flyers or other information to participants when required. • Carry out any other duties as assigned by the Recreation Supervisor, including substituting as a counselor as needed.

Requirements of Work: • High School Diploma or equivalent. • A minimum of one-year experience in working as a camp counselor. • Must be certified or willing to attain certification in CPR and First Aid.

Knowledge of: • Possess knowledge of child development. • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with the general public, parents and fellow staff members. • Basic knowledge of the Recreation Complex procedures, so information can be given to participants when necessary. • Outstanding organizational skills.
• Basic computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Access, and Publisher.

Ability to: • Effectively supervise program participants • Lead activities when needed • Be creative in delivery of activities • Work well with the general public, parents and fellow staff members • Ability to swim.

Skill in: • Communication with all staff esp. the Recreation Supervisor • Requires flexibility of work schedule which may include days, nights and weekends. • Work is subject to inside/outside environmental conditions. • Requires occasional lifting of heavy objects weighing up to 40 pounds. • Requires being in chlorinated water and proficient swimming capabilities.

Necessary Special Requirements: • Possession of valid driver’s license • First Aid/CPR/AED certification

Working Conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • Work is performed mostly in an office setting with some outdoor program site requirements • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to lift 50+ pounds • The employee is occasionally required to climb, walk, kneel, crouch, crawl, bend, sit, prolonged standing, prolonged visual concentration • Flexible work schedule including days and nights throughout the summer

Environmental Considerations: May be exposed to elements when driving to meetings or when working at outdoor functions. Most activities are performed indoors where the conditions include heat, cold and noise.

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 Wood Dale Park District


Dan Lescher

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Open Until Filled


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Title: Recreation Intern Agency: West Chicago Park District Category: Part-time/Seasonal/Internships Region: Chicago-Metro-West Salary: $10.00/hr. ($350-$400/week)

Core Values: We Are the West Chicago Park District Innovative – Dedicated – Focused Creating Community and Impacting Lives Achieving Better Results Moving Forward – Ever Evolving – Here We-Go

Description: Complete your internship with the West Chicago Park District! Work with a qualified, cohesive team of staff to gain the knowledge necessary to be a successful, well-rounded professional. We are seeking one individual for this position.

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 housing and transportation.

Primary Emphasis: on program management skills in the areas of Summer Day Camp for early-childhood (2-5 years) and school-age (6-14 years) and Community Special Events.

Secondary Emphasis: Front desk/customer service, pool operations, facility management/scheduling, building maintenance, and parks.

Specific Skills: In this internship, students will work in the areas of program development, zero-based, budgeting, lesson plans, event itineraries, purchasing of materials, training of employees, evaluation of both programs and personnel, written and oral communication, Rec Trac, contracts, and marketing.

Interns will be required to: • Commit to a 10-12 week internship. • Work 35-40 hours per week. • Be available days, evenings and weekends.

Applications: To apply please print an Internship Application from our website: and email or fax 630-231-2352 with your cover letter and resume.

Closing Date: Open Until Filled Contact Name: Mary Lester Contact Phone: 630-231-9474 ext. 111 Contact Email:

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 West Chicago Park District


Mary Lester

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Now accepting applications for: Summer Recreation Intern

Salary & Benefits include: $9.00/Hour – Approx. 40 Hours/Week Complimentary Fitness Center and Coral Cove Water Park Membership

Days & Hours: 12 week internship (between May-August). Primary hours are Monday-Friday between 9:00-5:00, with occasional nights and weekends.

Job Requirements: The Carol Stream Park District is seeking an energetic, motivated college student in the field of recreation to serve as our Summer Recreation Intern. Hands-on educational experiences will be woven through twelve weeks of full-time employment, with a well-rounded exposure to many aspects of park district management. Events and projects will be completed for a variety of recreation divisions. Students must be pursuing a degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies or a related field. All necessary university requirements must be met to be eligible.

Qualifications: • Must be working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or a related field. • Minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework completed. • Strong communication and organizational skills. • Self-motivated with a mature, professional, and positive attitude. • Physical ability to lift up to 30 lbs. • Must complete a post offer background check that will be submitted to the Illinois State Police as well as a nationwide search. • Must complete a post-offer drug test. • Must have valid Illinois driver’s license and pass a driver’s abstract.

Interested applicants can submit an online application at the Work Here section of our website at

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 Carol Stream Park District


Christine Quinn

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Open Until Filled

 $9.00/hour based on a 40-hour work week

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The Crystal Lake Park District offers one internship per year for currently enrolled university students in their senior year majoring in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The selected intern will be expected to commit to 40 hours per week for 14 weeks. This program is designed to provide the intern with firsthand, valuable knowledge and experience of a public recreation agency. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, theory and understanding from the academic setting to the working environment.

Interns will witness and assist in many of the different job aspects that public recreation agencies provide and will work with and for different supervisory staff during the internship. *Program planning as it relates to starting new programs, supervising current programs and evaluating past programs. *Facility management that includes programming, staff scheduling, supervision, maintenance, marketing and public relations. *Customer relations as an intern become involved with countless number of patrons and guests. *Park administration, which includes budgeting, finance, policy information, and public and professional meetings.

Intern hours will vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events; including nights and weekends when needed. Must produce a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance and provide own transportation.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Kim Buscemi at

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 Crystal Lake Park District


Kim Buscemi
815-459-0680 ext. 1217

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled