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NOW HIRING: Recreation Supervisor - Mature Adult and Cultural Arts

JOB SUMMARY: The Recreation Supervisor position is responsible for planning and implementing a variety of Mature Adult programs including the STARS Mature Adult Drop-in Center. Other areas of oversight include the Performing Arts Center, the Vogt Visual Arts Gallery, and the district's Summer Concerts and Movies Series. The position works cooperatively with Recreation Staff for special events and trips, prepares brochure copy and works closely with the Marketing Manager to issue program marketing vehicles. Flexible hours are required and may include evenings, weekends and some holidays.

LOCATION: Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, 8125 W. 171st Street, Tinley Park, Illinois

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration or related field is required. Minimum of two (2) years experience in the Recreation field or minimum of two (2) years in Cultural Arts/Special Events position preferred. Certified Park and Recreation Professional Certification is highly recommended. Must have the ability to obtain certification in CPR, First Aid and AED within three months of employment. Must maintain a valid driver’s license. A mandatory physical, drug screening, and criminal background check are required prior to employment.

INCENTIVES: The wage range for this full-time position begins at $46,000 annually. Full Time benefits include low-premium medical, dental, vision insurance; agency provided life insurance; IMRF retirement plan; generous PTO; health and wellness programs; complementary program registrations as well as complementary family memberships to Tinley Fitness, Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, Water Park, and Dog Park.

ABOUT US: The Tinley Park-Park District is an award-winning public agency that provides its 55,000 residents with a wide variety of recreation facilities, programs, events, parks, and open spaces. The Park District maintains over 40 parks, 33 ball fields, and several facilities which include the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center, Tinley Fitness, White Water Canyon Water Park, Canine Campus Dog Park, Tinley Junction Miniature Golf & Batting Cages, Vogt Visual Arts Center, and the Tinley Park Performing Arts Center.

If interested, please apply now. This position will be open until filled.

  • The Tinley Park-Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Tinley Park-Park District


Meghan Fenlon

 Closing Date

April 07, 2023

 $64,701 - $97,092




The Landscape Architect is responsible for creative planning, design and development of high-quality recreational facilities that enhance the environment, including production of design and contract documents, budget management, construction supervision, site restoration supervision and coordination of staff, contractors, agencies, and citizens.


Reports to: • Chief Landscape Architect Supervises: • None • This position requires the coordination and facilitation of District Staff, Design Consultants, and Contractors.


  1. Serve as a project manager/team leader for all phases of site design and development.
  2. Prepare master plans, coordinating staff from other departments in the master planning process for new and redeveloped sites.
  3. Coordinate the public input process on District projects, including mailings, public meetings, and website information.
  4. Prepare documents and manage the selection process for consultants; defining scope of services; ranking and interviewing.
  5. Direct consultants in the preparation of construction documents that meet District standards and are coordinated with necessary departments and agencies.
  6. Coordinate with federal, state, county, and local government agencies, organizations, and volunteer groups. Ensure completion of necessary reviews, permits, approvals, zoning changes and compliance with policies, plans and regulations.
  7. Prepare bidding documents and administer the competitive bidding and quote process.
  8. Supervise construction and site restoration projects assuring contractor’s work conforms to the project specifications; coordinate testing, verify quantities, and evaluate recommended changes.
  9. Prepare in-house site design, development plans, native landscape planting plans, and construction documents for development and renovation projects.
  10. Assist in departmental team reviews of environmental assessments, impact statements, use requests and off-site developments that impact District properties.
  11. Participate in District wide work groups related to planning and development issues. Assist other departments and teams needing planning and design skills.
  12. Assist with long- and short-range planning for future projects, preparing schedules, estimates, and needs analysis.
  13. Prepare presentation materials, graphics, written reports, and grant applications.
  14. Other duties as assigned by supervisor or director.


• Must possess a high degree of knowledge of construction, design and engineering standards and principles and techniques of landscape architecture as they relate to construction materials and methods. • Proficiency in reviewing and preparing plans and specifications. • Knowledge of native landscapes and design with native plant material and related landscaping materials. • Must have knowledge of Midwest natural communities, native and non-native plant species identification, natural area management techniques and ecology. • Must effectively communicate, written and oral, with professional staff, consultants, citizens and volunteers. • Current knowledge and skill in AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, and basic computer skills in Microsoft Office products. • Must possess and maintain a current and valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture

Experience: Entry level candidates are welcome. Five years of experience in professional level landscape architecture/design work with an emphasis on recreational facilities and experience with supervision of construction projects is preferred.

Certifications: License in Landscape Architecture from the State of Illinois Department of Professional Regulation preferred. Candidates are required to attain licensure within 3 years of employment.


Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Semi-active job; while performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to manipulate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs, talk and hear.
  2. While performing the duties of this job the employee occasionally works near moving parts; traverses’ uneven terrain; works in outside extreme heat or cold weather conditions; lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds; is exposed to fumes, airborne particles, smoke and toxic or caustic chemicals and potentially hazardous plants and animals.
  3. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  4. The noise level in this job is usually moderate but can be high.


This 40 hour/week position entails working Monday - Friday with the possibility/option to work flexible weekday, evening, and weekend shifts. Occasional extended hours and weekend workdays will be required. This position includes the option of a maximum of 16 hours of remote work during each work week.


Pay range: Grade 13

Minimum: $64,701 Midpoint: $79,259 Maximum: $97,092

Schedule: Full Time

Resumes will be accepted until March 31, 2023.

Application Procedure: Send a cover letter describing interest and a resume to:

Donna Suca, Director of Human Resources Forest Preserve District of Will County 17540 W. Laraway Road Joliet, Illinois 60433 815-722-5667 (desk) 815-722-3608 (fax)

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 Forest Preserve District of Will County


Donna Suca
(815) 722-5667

 Closing Date

March 31, 2023

 $43,000-$47,000 DOQ

JOB OPPORTUNITY with the Westchester Park District: Recreation Supervisor – Aquatics/General Recreation (Full-Time, Exempt)

JOB SUMMARY Under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent of Recreation and Marketing. The Recreation Supervisor position is responsible for all aquatic programs, facility operations, special events and general recreation programs (including performing arts). In addition, this position requires a strong ability to manage a team, be self-motivated, possess good time management skills, and the ability to relate and motivate all team members and clients. The Recreation Supervisor is on call as needed. This is an at-will position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Employee is responsible for the supervision and operation of the aquatic center including, but not limited to staffing, training, certification, programming, scheduling, monitoring, budgeting, financial tracking, and facility and equipment maintenance. Employee must be able to coach, lead and implement the District’s Mission, Vision, and Core Values into the daily operations of the aquatic center. Employee is responsible for aquatic and general recreation equipment plan, including but not limited to purchasing, equipment replacement, equipment enhancements, and equipment maintenance. Employee is responsible for all equipment and supplies associated with the aquatic center and programing. Employee must promote (and encourage staff to promote) the Westchester Park District programs, special events, and services. Employee must be able to organize, plan, schedule, manage and execute all functions of their area of responsibility.

*First Aid, AED, and CPR Certification or able to obtain certification within the first 3 months of employment *American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor or able to obtain the certification within first 3 months of employment *Food Service Certification or ability to obtain the certification within the first 3 months of employment *Certified Pool Opererator or Aquatic Facility Operator Certification or able to obtain certificaiton within the first 3 months of employment

SCHEDULING & PAY: This is a full time exempt (salary) position. Hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm with evening and weekend hours as needed.

BENEFITS: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package, including: • Medical Coverage, PPO or HMO • Dental Coverage • Prescription Coverage • Vision Insurance • Life Insurance (optional) • Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF) • Pension / Defined Benefit Plan (IMRF) • 457 Plan / Defined Contribution Plan (optional) • Paid Holidays, Personal Days, Vacation, Sick Time • Professional Membership Dues • Park District Facility Discounts and Usage Benefits.

Interested individuals, please send your cover letter and resume to Lianne Robinette at

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 Westchester Park District


Lianne Robinette
708.865.8200 x310

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


The Community House is excited to offer a professional internship to students working toward a degree within the field of parks and recreation. This internship opportunity runs 8-13 consecutive weeks and usually starts a few weeks before the start of our summer programs. Under the supervision and guidance of the Program Director and The Community House Recreation Supervisors, the Recreation intern will have the opportunity to expand their education. Interns are exposed to all areas of operations, from administration, budgeting, leadership, staff management, programming, special events, and facility/maintenance. Students will be provided the opportunity to integrate and apply knowledge, to the following programs: Summer Day Camps, Leagues, Sports Camps, Art Programming, Special Events, Enrichment Camps, and Active Adult/Senior Programs. Please include resume and school requirements.


• Work in areas of program development, written and oral communication, budgeting, training/management of employees, evaluation of both programs & personnel, marketing and special events. • Experience registration software processes, financial reporting and brochure proofing. • Gain direct leadership experience by conducting programs and special events. • Plans, prepares and participates in recreation programs and special events. • Assists with the planning, set-up, execution and tear down of special events. • Responsible for the well-being, safety and care of children and youth attending programs. • Responsible for creating a fun and energetic environment for the program participants on a daily basis. • Work in a team-based environment supporting the Recreation Team. • Interact with guests, parents, and participants in a positive and professional manner, utilizing excellent guest service standards. • Maintain professional attitudes and relationships with parents, participants, and co-workers. • Adhere to The Community House rules and regulations including proper attire, safety procedures, and overall professionalism. • Participate in safety training and respond to emergencies in an appropriate manner. • Performs other duties as assigned.


• Be currently enrolled, or a recent graduate of a university or junior college pursuing or having completed a degree in Parks & Recreation, Youth Programming, Sports Management or similar field. • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. • Must be able to respectfully and effectively communicate with fellow staff, program participants, and facility users of all ages. • Must have current CPR / AED and First Aid certification by hire date or be able to attend The Community House training to become certified).

Intern hours will vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events; however, the Intern will work approximately 25-40 hours per week, including nights and weekends when needed. The schedule is usually Monday through Friday but may vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events.

Send Resume and Cover Letter to

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 The Community House


Kelci Bednar

 Closing Date

May 31, 2023



The Arlington Heights Park District (AHPD) is a public park and recreation agency located in Arlington Heights, Illinois—one of the largest communities in Chicago's prestigious northwest suburban corridor. Our mission is to enrich the community by providing fun, accessible and impactful recreation and facilities for every age and season. However you choose to recreate, we have something for you. We aim to serve everyone equally and fairly across our 29 facilities—including five community centers with outdoor pools, Arlington Ridge Center, two tennis clubs, two public golf clubs, Lake Arlington, Arlington Heights Historical Museum and Senior Center—and 58 parks across 716 acres of land. In our 95-year history we have earned multiple distinctions recognizing our high-quality standards of excellence, including three National Gold Medal Awards, maintaining a Moody’s AAA bond rating for nine years and receiving multiple awards for fiscal responsibility.


The Arlington Heights Park District is hiring for a dynamic, customer service focused individual who enjoys interacting with active adults. Duties include designing, executing, and escorting day and overnight tours of interest to our active adult patrons. Additional job duties include assisting with Senior Center Park District office operations including processing in-person and phone program registrations, answering questions about the Tour Club, Wood Shop, special events, luncheons and other Park District programs. This position works approximately 24-28 hours per week and is an IMRF eligible position.


Designs tours of interest to active adult patrons that include motor coach transportation, entertainment, meals and other contracted services Develops a daily itinerary for each tour which specifically itemizes each location, time, fee, address, driving directions, contact person, menu, show times, contract arrangements, deposits etc. Assists with day to day operations of Park District office Maintains and updates files, reports, class lists, waivers, membership cards and other materials Answers telephone and responds to inquiries from public


AA/AS in any field; BA/Bs in Hospitality or Tourism or a closely related field from and accredited college or university preferred Minimum one to three years’ experience in tourism, hospitality or the travel industry Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training Adult CPR and AED Certification required within six months of employment, Adult CPR and AED Certification preferred

Interested applicants may apply here:

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 Arlington Heights Park District


Kristy Henson

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled