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 $36,500-$50,000 DOQ

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This position has an approved minimum salary of $40,000 per year effective May 1, 2020.


The Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County (SRACLC) is located in the North Suburban area of Chicago. The Agency is a cooperative of the Park Districts of Grayslake, Mundelein, and Vernon Hills; Villages of Hawthorn Woods, Lake Zurich, Libertyville, and Lincolnshire.


Applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Therapeutic Recreation or related field. One year of full-time experience in special recreation or related field also preferred but not required. CTRS or CPRP desired. Strong organization, written, speaking, and leadership skills are a must. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to effectively work with participants, parents, educators, Member Agency staff, and community contacts.

Certification in First Aid & CPR required or obtained within three months of employment. Applicant must have a valid Illinois driver’s license. Pre-employment physical and criminal background check is required and to be completed prior to start date.

SRACLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service or status as a veteran, in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws.


The primary responsibilities will include coordinating SRACLC’s highly successful Active Adult day program including adult day special events.

The Supervisor will assist the Superintendent with program development, promotion, and strategic planning. Program leadership responsibilities will include weekly programs and special events.


Complete medical and dental insurance package, vacation, sick days, holidays, personal days, continuing education, and mileage reimbursement.

Anticipated starting date is March 9, 2020

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume.

Kelly Smith, Superintendent


290 Oakwood Rd., Vernon Hills, IL 60061

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 Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County


Kelly Smith

 Closing Date

February 7, 2020

 $12.00 per hour

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Elk Grove Park District - Summer Internship - Information Technology

As an intern, you will be tasked with providing excellent I.T. support services to Rainbow Falls Waterpark, one of our seasonal recreation facilities.

Elk Grove Park District Overview The Elk Grove Park District is a special district of government located in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. The District maintains approximately 473 acres, including 43 parks, a community athletic field with football, soccer, and baseball fields, 19 public tennis courts, and several public facilities. These include both an indoor and outdoor water park, a recreation center, a golf course, a senior center and preschool, an indoor and outdoor skate park, and an Administration Building, among others. The District currently has roughly 75 full-time staff and employs hundreds of part-time staff of all ages during the summer months at our seasonal facilities, making it one of Elk Grove Village’s largest employers.

Program Overview This is an 8- to 10-week internship program (depending on your school’s requirements and your availability), with scheduled hours of 32 hours per week (Tuesday - Friday). You will be asked to arrive at the Administration Building and clock in no later than 8:00AM, and clock out no later than 4:30PM. This is not an on-call position and you will not be required to respond to user requests on weekends or your days off. You will be reporting directly to the Superintendent of Information Technology, and to the Director of Business Services. The start and end date of the program will be worked out between you, your school, and the Superintendent.

The program will place you in charge of Tier 1 support services for Rainbow Falls Waterpark, one of our seasonal facilities. The waterpark sees thousands of visitors on it’s busiest days; the I.T. environment at the facility includes desktops, point-of-sale hardware, wireless and wired networking, and surveillance systems. When there are no tickets or tasks to complete at the waterpark, you will assist the I.T. Department with other projects across the District. At all times, you will have the full support and assistance of the entire I.T. Department. As part of this assignment, you will collect data from various I.T. systems and provide professional reports and status updates to the I.T. Team on a regular basis.

You will also be asked to perform a small programming task, which consists of identifying a process which can be automated to save time, money, or labor, and scripting or developing an automated tool for completing the task using the programming language of your choice (the I.T. Department is capable of assisting you with Python, Java, C#, Visual Basic, HTML/CSS, and PHP).

Additionally, you will also spend three days embedded with other departments within the agency to gain an understanding of the user side of the equation and to expose you to other elements of working for a Park District and/or Government agency.

The Superintendent of I.T. will conduct a mid-term and final evaluation with you, and will be available to answer any questions you might have during the course of the internship. Prior to the conclusion of the program, you will be asked to write a 4-5 page report on the state of the I.T. environment at Rainbow Falls, with recommendations for improvements.

Application Process & Timeline The position will be posted in early January. Applicants must apply online through Applitrack (visit

Interviews will begin in mid-February and conclude by mid-March. The District will select an intern by the end of March. The selected intern will be asked to make themselves available for a brief orientation in mid-April.

Recommended Experience/Education For this internship, we are seeking a student starting at least their 2nd year of education towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Information Services, Computer Science, or a related field at an accredited 4-year College with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Alternatively, we are seeking a recent (within the past six months) graduate of a 2-year Associates Degree program in the same academic areas.

The Elk Grove Park District cannot offer relocation assistance of any type for this position. You must have reliable transportation to/from the work location(s). This internship is intended for Chicago-area residents.

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Christy King

 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 per hour

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The Village of Hawthorn Woods Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a summer intern. The Recreation Intern is a part-time seasonal position that reports to the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Intern will assist with the planning and coordination of summer camps and special events such as Fourth of July festivities, Concerts in the Park, Movies in the Park, and Car Show Cruise Nights. They will also assist in areas including aquatics and registration. The intern will be scheduled 40 hours per week for twelve weeks; nights, weekends, and holidays will be required.

The Recreation Intern will be exposed to various areas of recreation management that will be beneficial to their future career as a Park & Recreation professional. The Recreation Intern will work closely with both the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation and the Director of Parks and Recreation to expand their understanding of the field.

Candidates must have a high school diploma. Must be a student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in a college undergraduate program, or be a recent graduate. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Parks & Recreation Administration or related field. The ideal candidate will be comfortable public speaking, interacting will community members, instructing staff, and leading activities. Must work well and communicate with people of all ages, especially children.

Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background check and drug test prior to employment. Interested candidates should submit the job application to Kristin Kazenas, Director of Human Resources. Email: or fax 847.847.3591. We are proud of our dedicated and exceptional staff and welcome your application to join our team.

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 Village of Hawthorn Woods


Amy Mason
(847) 847-3533

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Cantigny Gift Shop Assistant (Two Openings, Part-time)

Department: Visitor Services Reports to: Membership and Retail Operations Manager Location: Wheaton, IL


Cantigny Park is offering an exciting opportunity to assist with the efficient, professional, and profitable operation of the Cantigny Gift Shops located in the Visitors Center and First Division Museum. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, customer service-oriented, enjoys creating a welcoming experience for guests, and has experience in retail and sales. This is a part-time position (approx. 15-25 hours/week) that reports to the Membership and Retail Operations Manager.

Responsibilities Greets guests enthusiastically and assists in the purchase of Cantigny Shops merchandise, event tickets, classes, memberships, and photo permits Accounts for all money collected and turns monies into designated individual Maintains merchandise appearance throughout the Cantigny Shops to maximize sales Maintains displays and stock levels to the standards prescribed by the Membership & Retail Operations Manager Makes concerted effort to minimize inventory loss through shrinkage at Cantigny Shop locations Assists with monthly inventories and deliveries Possesses thorough knowledge of merchandise in the Cantigny Shop Answers the telephone in the Cantigny Shop promptly and in a professional manner Maintains the highest standards of service and expertise that typify the Cantigny experience Ensures guest satisfaction with purchases Informs Membership & Retail Operations Manager of guests' trends and interests and any other concerns Become knowledgeable in a wide range of information about the McCormick Foundation to answer questions of staff and visitors Provide for your own personal safety in the workplace by attending and completing all required safety training, knowing and following existing safety rules including the applicable use of personal protection equipment, the proper operation of tools/machinery and the handling of hazardous materials, and reporting any unsafe conditions to their respective supervisor

Qualifications Minimum two years of experience in sales position including cash handling and register experience Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation, including willingness to interact with groups of visitors for long periods of time Able to work weekends and select holidays Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter online here:

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 Cantigny Park


Whitney Wade

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled