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 Starting at $47,000 (DOE)

Job Overview:
Coordinate, supervise, and review the logistics and entertainment of a variety of high quality programs and events including an outdoor market, adult arts programming, seasonal offerings, and large community events.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Responsibilities include the development and management of high quality special events, support and supervision of adult cultural arts offerings, and other duties and projects
  • Prioritize, plan, coordinate, implement, supervise, budget, and evaluate a varied and strategic offering of special events throughout the year, including Oswego Country Market and contribution to the community festival, PrairieFest
  • Research and initiate new special events
  • Manage personnel administration
  • Maximize the effective use of facilities for programs and activities
  • Contribute to the development of marketing plans for new and existing events and programs through website management, social media, and onsite marketing
  • Effectively communicate with staff, volunteers, businesses, and community officials
  • Attain volunteers for PrairieFest
  • Recruit, evaluate, guide, hold accountable contracted services
  • Provide resources and assistance for other district events
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Education, Experience & Training:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Event Planning, related field or equivalent experience
  • Three years of increasing responsibilities in event planning
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Ability to see and assimilate information from varied sources and make decisions consistent with the goals, values, and vision of the District
  • Ability to plan, organize and provide leadership to employees that will give them the tools necessary to fulfill the goals of the Department and the District
  • Ability to demonstrate management and supervisory skills
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Possess decision-making, conflict resolution, negotiation, and organizational
  • Work independently and as a team member of the supervisory and administrative staff and community groups
  • Understand and exhibit behavior consistent with stated values of the park district
40 hours per week, varies, some weekends and evenings required

How to Apply:
To apply for this opportunity please visit our careers page at and click on the "Apply for This Job" button on the right hand side.

 Oswegoland Park District


Keith Zalewski

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