Program & Education Assistant, Robert R. McCormick House (Part-time)
Department: Robert R. McCormick House at Cantigny Park Reports to: Jeff Anderson, Interpretation Manager & Volunteer Coordinator Location: Wheaton, IL
About Robert R. McCormick House
The McCormick House is an historic house museum that was once the home of Chicago Tribune editor and publisher Robert R. McCormick. Robert R. McCormick’s grandfather, Joseph Medill, built the house in 1896 for McCormick’s mother Katherine. McCormick acquired the house around 1910 and extensively remodeled it in 1936. Upon his death, McCormick’s will established the Robert R. McCormick Charitable Trust, known today as the McCormick Foundation, which created a public park, museum, and philanthropy to foster communities of educated, informed and engaged citizens. The museum opened to the public in 1958.
The Program and Education Assistant assists in creating, implementing, and evaluating a wide variety of public programs related to the life, legacy, and impact of Chicago Tribune Editor and Publisher, Robert R. McCormick. This role also supports core operational functions at the museum, such as coordinating events and tours, processing and updating collection objects, and general gallery upkeep. The ideal candidate is comfortable with public speaking and would enjoy interacting with a wide array of museum visitors, keeping them engaged with content, and providing compelling learning experiences. We are interested in bilingual candidates (English/Spanish) as we strive to continue to offer a welcoming environment for all visitors. This is a part-time position (approx. 12-24 hours/week) planned to start in April.
• Facilitate public programs including, but not limited to: ‘drop-in’ tours, school field trips, in-classroom instruction, scout and general population programs, and other special events • Assist Museum Educator with evaluation and revision of education programs and materials • Aid Museum Educator with processing and inventory of education collection objects; maintain, replace, and update materials as needed • Ensure the museum maintains an orderly physical appearance, this includes tasks like keeping brochure and handout supplies current and general gallery upkeep • Provide help to staff with the set-up and breakdown for McCormick House events • Mentor fellow McCormick House colleagues and volunteer docents • Proactively engage visitors and initiate conversations to provide an exceptional visitor experience • Provides 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, and reporting any unsafe conditions to Director of Museum Operations
Qualifications • Minimum two years of experience specifically in education, history, museum studies and/or collections, theater or other related experience • Bachelor’s degree preferred • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred • Demonstrated interest in learning and sharing history with visitors • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service orientation, including willingness to interact with groups of children and other diverse groups of visitors for long periods of time • 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 • Strong computer skills and comfort using the internet and Microsoft Office Suite • Must be available to work weekends, holidays, and some hours outside normal business hours. We are specifically seeking someone with Friday availability. • Must be able physically able to lift and maneuver 30 lbs. • 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: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a9688e28650168ce631fbe4037&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29
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.
• 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
• 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: https://donate.mccormickfoundation.org/_about-us/about-us---careers-newton-test?gnk=job&gni=8a7887a9688e28650168ce4ceaf03667&gns=Illinois%20Parks%20%26%20Recreation%20Association%20%28IPRA%29
POSITION SUMMARY: Dundee Township Park District has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Coordinator.
General responsibilities fall into four categories which include, but not limited to Videography, Photography, Social Media, and Email Marketing. Generates video/digital content for the website, social media and other platforms (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram), managing engagement and interactivity and fostering a community spirit. The Marketing Coordinator will work closely with other Park District Departments to create digital campaigns, ensuring that appropriate and effective representation of the DTPD brand and messages across all relevant platforms. A sample portfolio will be requested upon interview.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism or equivalent experience with skills in photography and video creation. 1 to 2 years' experience in marketing related field, with an emphasis on Social Media. Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, specifically Adobe Premiere Pro and Photoshop, Microsoft Office products, Constant Contact, social media platforms, and WordPress. Experience with content management systems and/or current web content management systems, WordPress knowledge preferred. Understanding of e-commerce and web branding/merchandising. Proficient with Google Analytics. Must have project management, organization and time management skills; high attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams. A valid driver's license is required.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The position is located at Dundee Township Park District's Administrative Office. The noise level in the work environment is usually normal, but can go to high levels, dependent on activities and events. The general work environment is indoor, however, may include outdoor elements. Works in a fast-paced environment, may be required to work in confined and/or narrow spaces. Parking for the position may be up to one to two blocks from work area.
This is a Full-Time Year-round position. Exact work hours may vary, depending on Programs and Events, Hours will be mainly day hours, depending on activities may require evening hours and will include weekends and holiday hours.
TO APPLY VISIT: WWW.DTPD.ORG and click on job opportunities.
Cultivates a comprehensive sports program for youth and teens. Primary responsibilities include the supervision of seven (7) full-time staff, oversight of a large network of citywide youth and high school sports programs, leveraging sponsorship opportunities to support program growth, and the establishment of partnerships with community groups and sports organizations to ensure Milwaukee’s youth have access to high quality athletic and interscholastic academic programs. The ideal candidate possesses a strong background in sports programming, solid leadership skills, and the creativity and vision to take Milwaukee Public Schools athletic programs to the next level.
Responsibilities Oversees MPS interscholastic and youth sports programs. Provides supervision, guidance and leadership to 7 full-time staff. Prepares and manages a budget in excess of $5.8million. Conducts regular site visits (evenings and weekends) to determine program effectiveness and to provide evaluation feedback and support to full-time staff. Provides guidance as necessary to school administrators concerning their athletic programs. Ensures compliance with eligibility rules for all athletic programs and investigates rule violations as necessary. Identifies alternative ways to secure funding to meet program needs. Oversees marketing of MPS Interscholastic and youth sports programs. Oversees district permit process. Prepares manuals and resource materials for all programs. Works with Recreation Facilities staff to ensure outdoor fields are properly prepared for competition. Implements business practices and policies including contract development, oversight of fees and charges, inventory control and supply purchases. Oversees hiring, assigning, training and evaluating of athletic officials. Conducts meetings and develops training opportunities for coaches and athletic directors. Oversees payroll process for youth sports and interscholastic staff. Actively supports the MPS Strategic Plan. Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in sports management, recreation, education, physical education or related field. Master’s degree preferred. Certified Athletic Administrator (CAA) preferred. Membership in professional organizations including Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association (WADA), and National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) preferred. Minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible full-time experience in the management of youth and/or high school sports programs. Experience working in a large urban agency preferred.
The Director will oversee all areas of operations for the Veterans Park District's Fitness Center. The Director will supervise the Customer Service Representatives, Child Care Attendants, Personal Trainers, and Fitness Instructors and will report to the Director of Recreation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES Monitor the day-to-day operations of the Fitness Center. Develop procedures and controls to assure proper management of Fitness Center. Supervise the membership sales, actively sell and retain memberships. Monitor and process monthly and yearly membership billing payment statements. Conduct fitness center presentations and tours. Schedules events, open houses, membership drives, fitness challenges, program and activities at the fitness center. Coordinate the mailing of promotional material to guests, prospects, and members. Establish relationships, develops, manages, and retains local group sales accounts (e.g., Corporate). Maintains a professional representation of the club both through appearance and action.
Manages Fitness Center staff payroll, performance reviews, and monthly staff schedules.Conducts new employee induction interview, including Park District Policies, Department Policies and Procedures, Job Descriptions, training, and orientation. Proficiency in RecTrac or similar registration system preferred.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS College degree required with a major in Business preferred. At least 2 years experience working in a multi-recreational facility required. Three to five years experience in supervision within a customer service environment. Management experience in related industry preferred.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES Ability to communicate effectively written and orally. Must be customer service oriented, have a pleasant demeanor and cooperative attitude. Proficient in Microsoft office.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid State Drivers License. Must be able to pass a criminal background check. CPR and First Aid certification required. Bi-Lingual Spanish preferred.