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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

 Des Plaines Park District


Jennifer Boys
(847) 391-5091

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