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 Mid $50's DOQ (depending on qualifications)

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ABOUT US: The Schaumburg Park District is an award-winning public agency that provides its 75,000 residents with a wide variety of recreational facilities, programs, events, parks and open spaces. Spring Valley’s Volkening Heritage Farm is a living history museum where visitors can experience life on an authentic 1880s German farm, complete with horses, cows, pigs, chickens, and much more!

JOB SUMMARY: The Farm Operations Supervisor is responsible for managing daily and seasonal operations at the living history museum / farm. Museum structures include a farm house, harness shop, smokehouse, spring house, equipment shed/blacksmith shop, livestock barns (horses, cows, pigs, and more), and a chicken coop. Program areas include general visitation, school field trip programs, thematic family programs, special events, retail operations, summer camps, and rentals. Conducts ongoing research and development of the site's physical features, buildings, historic collections, and livestock program and supervises other staff and volunteers in the day-to-day care of livestock and general operation of the living history farm. Assists with collections management, including identification and research of artifacts. Direct supervisory responsibility for Farm Operations Staff and Livestock Volunteers, and indirect supervisory responsibility for Program Staff and Interpretive Volunteers.

LOCATION: Volkening Heritage Farm, 201 S. Plum Grove Road

QUALIFICATIONS: The best applicants will have a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, History, Animal Science, Museum Studies, Historical Administration or related field, along with at least five (5) years’ experience in museum administration and/or living history operations, including managing livestock operations, dairy operations, and care and use of draft horses in historic agriculture and public conveyance (i.e. wagon rides).

SCHEDULING & PAY: This as a full-time year-round supervisory level position. Core hours are typically 8am – 4pm with additional night and weekend work required. Target hiring range is mid $50’s (depending on qualifications)

TO APPLY: Visit us at – go to “About” then “Employment” to complete our online job application. ** Note: Consideration will only be given to applications completed online (please no resumes via email, mail, fax, etc.) **

FOR MORE INFORMATION Dave Brooks 847-985-2100 x1204 or

If interested, please apply early. This position will be open until filled. The Schaumburg Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Schaumburg Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $41,895 to $45,560

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The Assistant Facility Manager is responsible for the day to day operation and oversite of the Community Center Fitness Center, building schedules, drop-in programs, and rental coordination of the Community Center Gym, Track, and Shelf. The Assistant Manager assists the Facility Manager in other rental areas and birthday parties in the absence of the Facility Manager and as needed. Serve as Manager On Duty in the absence of the Facility Manager.


Responsibilities of the Assistant Facility Manager include but are not limited to: Manage all operations, memberships, staffing, budgeting, planning, and programming of the fitness center, schedule and update drop in gym programming, process facility rentals, assist Facility Manager in coordination of party service, drop in nights, and school days off programming as needed.


Comprehensive knowledge of health and fitness industry with emphasis on fitness center operations and membership management. Knowledge facility management, recreation and league scheduling. Ability to multi-task, manage time effectively, troubleshoot, meet deadlines, collaborate and work independently with initiative. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong understanding and knowledge of effective budgetary practices.


Bachelor degree in Parks & Recreation, Physical/Health Education or related with two

(2) years of experience in fitness center operations and facility management, preferred.


Excellent benefit package including: Retirement plan/paid days off (vacation, sick, holiday, personal), medical, dental and life insurance, free annual fitness center pass, pool pass, and free and/or subsidized Park District activities and events for employee and family members.

Apply online at, under the Jobs tab, Full-time.

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 Palatine Park District


Peter Cahill

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Job Summary: The Channahon Park District, an Illinois Distinguished Accredited Agency, has a career opportunity available for a Recreation program Supervisor – Therapeutic Recreation. The position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, facilitating, and evaluating therapeutic and non-therapeutic recreation programs and events for individuals with/without disabilities from children to adults. Work involves planning for the integration of recreation therapy services into the overall agency, program or event, budgeting, developing policies, procedures and standards, determining the type of recreational therapy services needed developing in-service training for staff and serving as a resource to other program and facility areas. Coordinating for services with Staff Members at Special Recreation of Joliet-Channahon (SRJC). This position will also assist with programming for seniors, teens, summer camps, races and special events.

Qualifications: BA/BS in Parks, Recreation and Tourism with emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation or related field required 1-2 years of direct experience working with special populations, program planning and behavior management preferred. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and/or (CPRP) Certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred or ability to obtain within six months Availability to work evening and weekend hours as scheduled.

Benefits: The Channahon Park District offers comprehensive benefits package for our Team Members including Medical and Dental insurance, optional Vision insurance and 457 deferred compensation programs, IMRF retirement and paid time off.

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 Channahon Park District


Kristin Knutson

 Closing Date

December 21, 2018


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Are you looking for a great gig where the work is actually fun? Do you want to work somewhere you can get real job experience and make a difference? Check out Goldfish Swim School! We’re a rapidly growing, award winning franchise that is not your typical company!

We change lives. We help children reach their goals. We wear flip flops. We work in a 90-degree pool. We love our employees and reward hard work with shout awards, gift cards and fun social events! We offer paid training and flexible shifts that are perfect for students or folks who want to grab extra hours without working late nights. Even better? Due to the rapid growth of our school, advancement opportunities exist for the right candidate.


Leadership roles Flexible hours Great pay Valuable work experience Increased social opportunities Future references/referrals


Ability to work with children Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills Must pass background examinations (included with training) Job Position: Pool Operations Manager

Reports To: General Manager, Assistant General Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Summary: Oversees the quality and success of all pool operations including the management of the Deck Supervising staff, Golden Teachers and Swim Instructors, as well as the on-deck staff, maintenance of pool environment and interaction with students and parents/guardians. Maintains expert-level knowledge of the Goldfish Swim School curriculum and demonstrates thorough knowledge of GSS management policies and practices. Audits all Deck Supervisor rosters for User Defines, 4MC/6MC/8MC students and proper class placements based on age. Improves efficiencies by merging classes, closing classes and creating new classes as needed. Audits the Visual Scheduler to assure all classes have been properly created, class sizes are appropriate and class costs are correct.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides leadership, discipline and constructive feedback to Deck Supervisors, Instructors and Deck Teachers to ensure quality delivery of the Goldfish Swim School curriculum. Conducts periodic evaluations of Deck Supervisors, Instructors and Deck Teachers and holds them to a higher standard. Interacts with parents/guardians to discuss student progress. Acts as a GSS “ambassador” to ensure customer satisfaction. Conducts weekly audits of the Deck Supervisor Rosters, Deck Supervisor Notes, Training Logs, Pump Room Checklist, Cleaning Checklist and Visual Scheduler. Acts as a substitute Deck Supervisor, Instructor or Deck Teacher when necessary. Provides a weekly report from the following audits due no later than Sunday: Deck Supervisor Rosters – 6MC and 8MC students Plan of action for each student – including specifics (i.e. why they are not progressing) Deck Supervisor Notes – Summarized with any information that should be relayed to the Management team Training Logs – Progress of current trainees as well as feedback and a plan of action (if necessary) to assist the trainee Pump Room Checklist – Any anomalies found on the checklist that may require further attention (vastly varied ORP readings, temperature swings, etc.). Cleaning Checklist – Feedback on what could get done each week Visual Scheduler – Feedback on any classes that are being merged, closed or created and any classes with improper costs, class sizes, class types, etc. Works hand-in-hand with the Deck Supervisors, Instructors and Deck Teachers on varying shifts to help improve their skillsets. Provides advice, tips and support to the Deck Supervisor on shift Assists the Deck Supervisor staff in working with 4MC, 6MC, and 8MC students. Provides support and constructive feedback to Instructors in water. Provides support to Deck Teachers by speaking to the importance of safety in our program, assisting with duties (ribbons, lesson supplies, etc.), and coaching them on what the Deck Supervisors look for from Instructors. Completes written performance reviews (GSRs) of the Deck Supervisors, providing constructive feedback to help improve their performance as needed. Holds monthly meetings with the Deck Supervisors and Management to go over performance reviews (GSRs) of the aquatic staff. Discusses items to address in workshops and in-services. Assists Management and Deck Supervisor staff in conducting workshops and in-service training. Establishes a relationship with all new employees. Conducts all the aquatic-based new hire training. Floats in the water at least 1 shift a week to ensure quality standards are being met. Works with the managers to establish training goals. Generates and responsible for the absentee analyst report. Generates and responsible for the cancellation report. Sends quarterly surveys to employees to see how our training processes can improve. Assists with all W.A.T.E.R. Safety presentations. Helps ensure Water Safety Awareness Week and Day are successful. Looks for opportunities to merge classes and create new ones. Ensures the flow of shifts on the deck are running properly: great door calls, excellent pre-shift meetings and great deck teacher rotations. Helps to ensure special needs lesson standards are being met. Supervises all Golden Teachers and collects all training logs. Manages all Goldfish Swim Team Coaches. Responds and creates an action plan for shifts and Family Swims. Creates daily shift notes and sends them to the General Manager and Assistant General Manager. Provides weekly report summarizing the status of 6MC and 8MC students, Deck Supervisor notes, training logs, pump room checklist and the cleaning checklist. Fulfills other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Employer. Education/Experience: High school diploma or GED is preferred. Two or more years as a swim instructor required. Experience as a youth sports instructor/coach, camp counselor and/or teacher preferred. College degree preferred. Optional CPO Certification.

Certificates and Licenses: Lifeguard, CPR/AED, First Aid certifications and Ellis lifeguarding certifications required.

Work Environment: While performing this job, the employee is regularly exposed to heat and humidity. Noise level is usually moderate.

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 Goldfish Swim School Park Ridge


Megan Sklade

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $40,000-$50,000 commersate with experience

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General Qualifications: Must be well organized and able to prioritize tasks as well as have the ability to efficiently manage multiple areas of responsibility in a fast paced environment. Excellent writing skills and proficient use of the English language. /ability to provide customer service in a helpful, polite tactful and efficient manner. Maintain a harmonious effective working relationship with other municipal departments, outside agencies, and the public. Must pass a medical and background check.

General Function: The Youth Center Director is responsible foe developing, implementing and evaluating activities at the Youth Center for middle and high school youth in the community. The youth center director will develop and implement programs and activities, maintain a balanced budget, manage the facility and hire and train part time staff.

Technical qualifications: Valid driver's license. Thorough knowledge and experience in youth development, human relations and budget management.BA or Master's degree in Recreation/Education/ or related field required. Specific Duties/Responsibilities: a. Communicate with parents and youth to determine their needs and interests. b. Schedule programming and activities as required. c. Manage and maintain the youth center equipment and facility. d. Purchase and monitor the use of equipment and facility. e. Coordinate and schedule equipment and facility maintenance and repairs. f. Be visibly involved with the community, youth center members, their families and staff in a positive, friendly manner. g. Arrange for advertising and youth programs with LNN and local newspapers. h. Develop and monitor the youth center budget. I. Prepare financial and program reports.

Essential Functions: 1. Further the mission, vision and values of the Village of Lansing through excellent customer service, ethical conduct, personal responsibility, creative problem solving, individual initiative and stewardship of village resources.. 2. Assist in adherence to operational and capital budgets and exhibit good stewardship of the village's resources. 3. Handle other responsibilities and duties as assigned. 4. Perform all job duties in compliance with established rules and regulations of the Administrative Offices and the Village of Lansing.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended as an exhaustive list of all, duties and skills required. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee.

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 Village of Lansing


Anne Newberry

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled