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The intern will be provided with a well-rounded experience that includes learning park district operations. Intern will plan, organize and implement projects and events. Intern will assist with programs.

Essential Functions include: Attend Board Meetings, staff and professional meetings as directed by the Superintendent of Recreation. Develop and implement goals and objectives. Compile resource forms. Prepare and submit reports and projects as required by sponsoring university. Contact and meet with each key personnel in the district to learn the aspects of recreation programming, special event planning, fitness center operations, pool operations, athletic programing, golf operations, budgeting, HR, marketing and management. Provide customer service at recreation center after training. Complete short term projects as directed by the Superintendent of Recreation. These may include but are not limited to assist in securing sponsorship and assist in evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services. Coordinate meeting with eight related agencies. Coordinate meeting with NWSRA. Follow appropriate safety regulations. Assist with planning, organization, implementation and oversight of recreation programs and special events: specifically athletics and Block Party, Assist in marketing for Annual Block Party. Provide direct leadership and supervision for three special events as directed by Superintendent of Recreation. Assist Swim Team coach for swim team program. Accompany participants on field trips. Transport program participants and supplies via park district vehicles. Meet with Superintendent of Recreation weekly to plan intern calendar. Perform all other related duties as directed by Superintendent of Recreation.

Qualifications include:

Education: Registered as a student at a four-year university. Meet university requirements for senior student status. Majoring in Recreation Administration, Therapeutic Recreation, Sports Management or related field.

Experience: Minimum six (6) months experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department. May be obtained through a combination of volunteer, seasonal, part time, or temporary positions. Has acquired necessary special competencies in the field of specialization for doing fieldwork. Must have completed all university requirements for internship placement.

Knowledge: General knowledge of recreation, parks and leisure service field. General knowledge of recreation principles and philosophy within specific area of responsibility. Specific knowledge of recreation programs and services for assigned area of responsibility.

Characteristics : Enthusiastic and highly motivated individual

License: Valid driver's license

Certification: CPR/AED

Hours include: Candidates should be prepared to work 40 hours per week: Monday through Friday with various evening and weekend hours.

Please apply on Applitrack at:

 Prospect Heights Park District


Julie Caporusso

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