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Exhibits Intern (May - August 2020)

Department: First Division Museum Reports to: Exhibits and Collections Processing Technician Location: Wheaton, IL
Compensation: $14-$17/hr.

About the First Division Museum

The First Division Museum is a world class museum dedicated to American military history and specifically the history of the Big Red One, the famed 1st Infantry Division of the U.S. Army. Located on the grounds of Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois, our 38,000 square-foot facility includes 10,000 square feet of interactive and experiential exhibits. The museum has a wide variety of exhibits including life-size dioramas, Virtual Reality, and tanks found in the outdoor military park. The McCormick Research Center, located in the First Division Museum, is home to thousands of books, donated papers, photographs, and oral histories that tell the story of the 1ID.

Opportunity: Exhibits Intern

The First Division Museum offers a structured, formal internship program that provides exposure to specific departmental activities and museum-wide initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to gain hands-on experience in museum exhibitions including artifact handling and care, display research and labeling, pop-up exhibit projects, and multi-media gallery updates. We do our best to offer an experience that matches the interests of our interns with the priorities of our team at the museum. Each intern is given a thorough orientation, syllabus, is well supervised, and evaluations are completed by both the student and the supervisor at completion, ensuring a strong learning experience. Our past interns have a strong track record of moving on to successful careers. Ideal candidates have a strong interest in preservation, collections and exhibits, museum studies and operations more broadly, and/or military history. This is a part-time position (approx. 24 hours/week) for four months from May through August 2020 that reports to the Exhibits and Collections Processing Technician.


Artifact Rotations: Assist with rotating artifacts in the permanent exhibitions. This includes selecting appropriate replacement artifacts, conducting object research, writing label text, locating photos, and working with the collections team on potential graphic and artifact layouts and mounts. Graphic Updates: Assist with updating artifact labels and exhibition interpretation graphics. This includes conducting research, writing text, locating photos, and working with the collections team on graphic design and layout. Anniversary Pop-up Exhibitions/Temporary Displays: Assist with the development and installation of temporary displays. There are three important anniversaries in 2020: the 75th anniversary of VE Day on May 8th, 1945, the 50th anniversary of the 1st Infantry Division returning from Vietnam, and the Centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment. To commemorate these important events we are planning special pop-up exhibitions and temporary displays. This includes conducting research, writing text, locating photos, working with the collections team on graphic design and layout, and final install. Duty First Exhibition Updates: Assist with Duty First gallery updates. The Duty First gallery tracks the 1st Infantry Division’s history from post-Vietnam to yesterday. The use of technology and multi-media allow the gallery to be updated quickly and easily. This includes editing content and uploading text and photos to the various exhibit displays. Gallery Maintenance: Assist with maintaining the gallery and ensuring the displays and equipment are in good, working order.


Currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate degree program (graduate students preferred) Some experience in and knowledge of exhibition development, design, or fabrication Some experience with conducting historical and archival research Some experience in and knowledge of museum collections (management, care, and artifact handling) Comfort with subject matter that can be challenging and at times as it deals with war and its consequences Efficient and effective multi-tasking and time management skills 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 Outstanding interpersonal skills and experience building relationships with multiple stakeholders by listening to new ideas, encouraging dialogue, and inspiring people to work towards common goals Excellent writing and presentation skills, particularly in communication with diverse constituencies in a variety of settings Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

Required Application Materials

Resume: 1-2 pages max. Cover Letter Writing Sample: Any length that highlights the applicant's research and writing skills.

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 Cantigny Park


Whitney Wade

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $15/hr. with full benefits

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Visitor Service & Safety Officer (Second Shift)

Department: Visitor Services Reports to: Chief Security Officer Location: Wheaton, IL


The Visitor Service and Safety Officer ensures the security and safety of the staff and visitors, and the physical assets of Cantigny Park. This position also supports the implementation of the Foundation’s special events and programs throughout the year. The ideal candidate has experience in visitor services, security, parks and recreation, or other related fields; and is committed to providing a high level of customer service to visitors. This is a second shift position (Wednesday through Sunday, 2:30 pm to 11:00 pm).


Monitor the security and communications equipment in the Operation Center following standard procedures as outlined in the general and specific orders Respond to fire and burglar alarms and follow established procedures Become knowledgeable in a wide range of information regarding the McCormick Foundation in order to relay accurate and timely information to visitor inquiries While on patrol, make continual security and safety checks of all facilities and grounds and report all findings to the operations officer. Document all incidents and communicate with supervisors if required Assist in the implementation of the special activities program to include but not limited to set up and breakdown, assisting vendors with transporting supplies, moving tables/chairs and putting up tents. Use established crowd control and parking procedures when required Enforce all Cantigny rules and regulations Be able and willing to make foot patrols in all weather conditions Operate the cash register in the park entrance booth Be knowledgeable in procedures for all shifts if required to work them Respond to visitor assistance calls to include first aid, tram service, motorist assist and any other assistance issues that arise Perform light maintenance on the grounds when required Assist the Cleaning Team with trash removal when required Answer the main Cantigny phone line in the absence of the Park Registrar Participate in an on-going professional development program with the guidance of your supervisor Provide for 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 proper handling of hazardous materials, and reporting any unsafe conditions to respective supervisor.


Experience in visitor service, security, parks and recreation, safety or related field Excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills; must be proficient in English Basic computer skills Must be able to walk for extended periods of time and be able to lift at least 70 lbs. to just above the waist Must find satisfaction in working with the public and possess an outgoing, friendly, courteous, and enthusiastic personality Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission Valid Illinois driver's license Available to work weekends, evenings and holidays Must become trained in First Aid, CPR and Automated External Defibrillator. Must maintain valid certification Must take Cantigny Park's Child Safety training and become a mandated reporter

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 Cantigny Park


Whitney Wade

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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General Purpose: Responsible for all aspects of banquet operations at the Mayfair Banquet Facility and the marketing aspects of the Westchester Park District, performing a variety of professional and administrative work while focusing on detail, quality presentation and customer service. The position is responsible for all aspects of supervision of banquet staff including hiring, training, scheduling, coaching, disciplining and evaluating banquet staff. In addition to banquet operations, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing strategies for the District.

Supervision Received: Works under and reports directly to the Mayfair Center Manager.

Supervision Exercised: Responsible for hiring, training, monitoring and evaluating banquet staff – including banquet supervisors, porters, birthday party staff and security personnel with the approval of the Mayfair Center Manager.

Compensation: This position is exempt. Starting hiring range is $36,000-$40,000 with an excellent benefits package.

Scheduled Hours: This is a full-time, IMRF-eligible, exempt position. Hours will vary to include days with some evenings and weekends.

Skills: •Ability to effectively meet and deal with the public and provide excellent customer service. Possesses excellent communication and guest relation skills.

•The ability to work well with a large group of people in a team environment.

•Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and the ability to handle stressful situations. Ability to handle guest complaints and disputes and resolve them to satisfactory results. Must be able to maintain composure and objectivity under pressure.

•Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Office software. Knowledge of the operation of office equipment, i.e. copier, scanner, etc. Ability to learn the District’s registration software RecTrac.

•Basic knowledge of bookkeeping principles and practices. Ability to perform cashier duties for payments accurately and train others.

•Basic knowledge of marketing, public relations, sales, and customer service is preferred.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in hospitality, marketing or business management is an asset but not required. Must possess a current Food Service Sanitation License or receive after 60 days on the job. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including nights, days, weekends and holidays.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: •Schedule appointments for prospective clients for banquets and Playbox birthday parties, finalize contracts, follow through on and receive payments, maintain contact with clients throughout the process, follow up at the conclusion of the rental and provide any and all additional services necessary.

•Performs routine clerical and administrative work in answering phones, receiving the public, providing customer assistance, cashiering data processing, filing, and facility rental contracts.

•Provide on-site supervision of rental agreements for large parties/weddings, maintaining open communication with guests and on-site contact to ensure all expectations are met or exceeded.

•Keeps an open line of communication during rentals with on-site staff to help troubleshoot rental issues or answer questions. This communication is reserved for difficult situations in which immediate assistance is required.

•Conducts staff meetings to build rapport and ensure staff is well informed.

•Monitors banquet team members to ensure all operating procedures are followed. Conducts formal annual review of banquet staff performance and provides guidance in performing their jobs better. Provides discipline of personnel when required. Handles employee concerns and promotes a positive work environment and team atmosphere.

•Maintain communication with maintenance staff surrounding banquet floorplans for set up.

•Produce a monthly banquet report due by the last Tuesday of each month to the Mayfair Center Manager.

•Control banquet costs by seeking new ways to decrease expenditures and increase revenue.

•Maintain inventory of supplies and order/pick up what is needed for banquet operations.

•Secure preferred caterers for banquet operations to include application completion, acceptance of payment, delivery of liability insurance, follow up on renewal

•Market and promote banquet facilities to encourage additional rentals, opportunities, and revenue

•Accepts member/guest complaints/concerns and works with the Mayfair Center Manager to provide a solution in a timely and professional manner to ensure guest satisfaction.

•Monitors all rental requests and returns correspondence in a timely manner.

•Secure security personnel for required banquets and train them on responsibilities related to banquet operations.

•Maintains clean and orderly back areas, kitchen, pre-function areas, and storage areas.

•Develops and manages the advertising/marketing/public relations master plan for the District.

•Oversees all marketing initiatives.

•Assists in planning, implementation, advertising and participation of special projects and community-wide events.

•Prepares a quarterly report of marketing and communications tasks/projects.

•Coordinates and administers all aspects of the marketing and sponsorship budgets.

•Prepares and controls all pertinent budget accounts.

•Educates and advises park district staff on advertising and public relations.

•Oversees and coordinates development and distribution of all outgoing publicity for the Recreation Department, including but not limited to newsletters, electronic posts, marquee, and notifications.

•Develops relationships with local media outlets including papers, television, cable, etc. Coordinates services of outside marketing specialists as needed.

•Implements and manages agency social media outlets (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, blogs, etc.)

•Any additional duties as directed by the Mayfair Center Manager or the Executive Director.

To apply, please email a cover letter and a resume to Rory Joyce, Mayfair Center Manager, at Any questions, please call Rory at (708)562-6410 Ext. 326.

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 Westchester Park District


Rory Joyce
(708)562-6410 Ext. 326

 Closing Date

March 5, 2020

 Hiring range: $36,000 – $43,000

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Function - The Recreation Coordinator is responsible for planning, leading, and evaluating assigned recreation and leisure programs.

Supervision - The Recreation Coordinator is responsible to the Inclusion Manager.


  • To instruct recreation and leisure programs as developed and sponsored by SEASPAR, with a range of twelve - sixteen hours of direct leadership per week.

  • To plan and coordinate Special Olympics and sports programs which must meet the needs and interests of SEASPAR's residents in addition to coordinating the use of community facilities to meet program needs.

  • To coordinate all aspects of the summer school cooperative programs (SASED).

  • To plan a variety of aquatic programs which must meet the needs and interests of SEASPAR's residents in addition to coordinating the use of community facilities to meet program needs.

  • To plan and coordinate several large-scale sporting events on an annual basis, including a swim meet, bowling tournament and various other sports competitions.

  • To develop, organize and plan the weekly adaptive athletic programs for people with physical disabilities.

  • To develop program goals and objectives, maintain attendance, and write evaluation reports for assigned programs.

  • To actively support SEASPAR’s risk management program.

  • To assist in the planning of seasonal programs and special events.

  • To develop and manage department budgets, revenue and expenditures. Assist in the formulation and management of the recreation department budget.

  • To prepare and present reports relative to job duties.

  • To assist with preparation and distribution of SEASPAR brochures and promotional materials.

  • To obtain and maintain training and certification in first aid, CPR, Handle with Care, and others related to duties.

  • To attend job related in-services, conferences, workshops, and classes.

  • To monitor local, state, and national trends as they relate to SEASPAR functions.

  • To perform other job related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions: Must be able to sit 70% of the work day. Must be able to carry equipment up to 35 lbs. for up to 100 feet. Lift equipment/participants up to 50 lbs. Push participants in wheelchairs. Must be able to transfer individuals from wheelchairs to stationary seats, including restroom transfers. Must be able to drive agency vehicles and operate wheelchair lifts and tie-downs. Must have the ability to use telephone, computer, and office equipment and access files in cabinets. Must have mobility to move from one facility to another during the work day.

Worker Traits:

  • The knowledge of the basic philosophical foundation of recreation and leisure.

  • The ability to interact effectively with and to plan for individuals with a wide range of disabilities.

  • The ability when necessary to modify and adapt recreation activities to meet participants needs and interests.

  • The knowledge of the philosophy of inclusion as well as ADA Accommodations.

  • The knowledge of current inclusive practices.

  • The knowledge of basic supervisory principles.

  • The knowledge of current employment laws and practices.

  • The ability to interact and plan effectively with the SEASPAR staff, parents, and staff representing park districts, schools, and other community agencies and organizations.

  • The knowledge of schools, nursing homes, group homes, hospitals, clinics, agencies and organizations serving individuals with disabilities.

  • The knowledge of community facilities available for SEASPAR’s use.

  • The knowledge and skill in a wide range of recreation interest areas.

  • The ability to set and evaluate program goals and objectives.

  • The ability to express ideas clearly and concisely; orally and in writing.

  • The ability to be flexible in all aspects of job responsibility.

  • The ability to observe and accurately report on participant behavior and progress.

  • The knowledge of and ability to practice emergency first aid and aquatic safety.

  • The knowledge and demonstration of proper safety measures regarding equipment, supplies, and leadership while conducting programs.

Required Education and Experience – The Recreation Coordinator should be graduated from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in recreation, therapeutic recreation, special education, or related field. The Recreation Coordinator must be a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP), or hold the highest level of certification in their field or attain certification within one year.

Condition of Employment – The Recreation Coordinator must be a licensed driver, provide and insure his/her own car, and use his/her own car for SEASPAR business, and must pass the pre-placement physical and drug test.

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Dawn Krawiec

 Closing Date

February 10, 2020


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Take your passion and build a career. 

For over 135 years, the YMCA has been a pioneer and set the standard for aquatics and quality swim instruction. We rely on the expertise, passion, commitment and energy of our Aquatic Director to continue this legacy and contribute to the health and wellness of our children, families and communities.

As an Aquatic Director, you will oversee the operations of the aquatics department and programs, including staff supervision, budget management, coordinating and supervisng the day-to-day operation of aquatic programs, ensuring proper pool maintenance, and providing swim instruction and life guarding as necessary.

We offer a competitve salary and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to grow your career across our mission-focused organization. Our 19 membership centers across the city and suburbs, 5 camps, early learning, school-aged and other programs provide everyone with a safe place to swim, learn, play and grow.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Manages aquatic programs, complying with all Association standards and safety procedures.  In addition, also responsible for hiring, training and supervising staff and volunteers for all aquatic programs.  Develops, manages, and monitors aquatic department budgets.  Assesses and recommends budgeting for facility and equipment needs. Also provides data and reports on assigned programs in support of the planning process of the branch and Association. Provides leadership and support to the annual fundraising campaign, and other volunteer committees as assigned. Develops, produces and disseminates appropriate program information in order to promote aquatic programs to the public and to current members. Ensures that program areas, equipment and supplies are maintained in an orderly and safe manner. Report any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members or guests to your supervisor or the person responsible for those items at your site. Follow all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to managing visitors and guests at our facilities. Report any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor. Complete all child abuse prevention training as required. Completes all other projects as assigned by the Executive Director.  Support the interest of the Association as defined by the Director, President and Boards and the strategic plans of those entities.  Requirements:

Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation or related field with 1 to 3 years aquatics experience with at least 3 years supervisory experience.  Current YMCA or ARC Lifeguard certification.  Proficient in swimming and safety skills.  Must pass a water skills test and written exam.  Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations in order to assure the safety of all swimmers.  Physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aide effectively.  Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200lb person.  Physically able to see, hear, and communicate clearly.  Able to read, write, and perform basic math to complete daily chemical logs and individual must possess strong organizational, budgetary, computer and communication skills, written and verbal.  Ability to train swim and fitness instructors.  Excellent communication and public relations skills.  Requires trainer-level certification in YMCA Swim Lessons: Fitness Classes, Youth & Adult, Preschool, and Child/Parent.

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 YMCA of Metro Chicago


Richard Harper

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled