Riverside Parks & Recreation Recreation Assistant Pay: $11 - $14 per hour Hours: Average 29 hours per week Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and exemplary driving record. The Village of Riverside is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The small department of Riverside Parks & Recreation provides the unique opportunity for a wealth of experience in all components of the recreation field. Each position has the ability to work directly with the public, innovate, do administrative work including budgeting, and work with programming, camps, leagues, and in special events. Part time positions can include seasonal night and weekend work. Staff will be aware of evening and weekend hours well in advance.
Description: Part time: Average of 29 hours per week, including some nights/weekends Riverside Parks and Recreation is looking for a highly motivated individual eager to participate in all aspects of the recreation business. The Village of Riverside is a town of approximately 9,000 residents and the Recreation Department is responsible for most town wide programs and special events. The Recreation Assistant would have administrative responsibilities utilizing RecTrac! The Recreation Assistant will be responsible for instructing classes, supporting with special events, running athletic leagues, as well as day to day assistance with school year and summer camp programs, and helping with the development of recreation offerings throughout the community. The ideal candidate has a background in customer service and community engagement. Desired qualities include hard worker, detail oriented, problem solver, flexible, team player, friendly, and creative. The Recreation Assistant possesses strong oral and written communication skills. Candidate must be driven to excel and perform tasks as requested in a timely manner. His/her schedule must be flexible to accommodate occasional nights and weekends.
Manager of Operations in Family Entertainment Industry
JOB SUMMARY: We’re looking for a candidate that has a passion for the family entertainment industry and a successful track record in operations management. Manager of Operations is a key position that reports to the General Manager of our 14 acre indoor-outdoor regional entertainment center in Joliet. Our company - Trails Entertainment Centers - owns and has successfully operated family entertainment venues in the Chicagoland area since 1975. This park has it all: three go kart tracks, two miniature golf courses, batting cages, laser tag, indoor and outdoor rides, a casual-dining restaurant that seats up to 300 guests, a 5 acre picnic grove that hosts company events for up to 1500 guests.
Our ideal candidate would be a seasoned operations manager with 2 yrs. management experience in the family entertainment, recreation facilities or restaurant industry who has exceptional guest service skills.
RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES
• Manage daily operations and procedures in the following departments: restaurant, reservations, indoor and outdoor
attractions, game room, redemption center.
• Lead and influence employees; set a professional example in attitude, business-like appearance, and work habits.
• Create memorable experiences – every guest, every visit - with employees throughout the park. • Recruit, interview, hire, train and evaluate employee performance in keeping with company guidelines and applicable laws; Update employee training modules as needed. • Perform opening and closing duties; Prepare work schedules in keeping with budgets and restrictions on part time hours worked. • Evaluate guest experience in all profit centers and make recommendations that will increase revenue and the guest experience.
• Use and train staff on the Center Edge and Embed software systems. • Communicate with the General Manager on a regular basis regarding any questions or problems. • Other duties as assigned by General Manager.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
• Excellent management skills; Results-oriented with “best practices” and “continuous improvement” management style. • Must have a great “Can Do” attitude that is contagious. • Be a personable, smart and engaging to all guests and employees. • Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in business, hospitality or facility management or comparable years in management experience a plus. • Flexible schedule: must be able to work nights, weekends and holidays, as needed. • Self-starter with attention to detail • Budgeting skills that include controlling food and labor costs • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to hire, train, and communicate with staff and guests. • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment as well as manage staff’s productivity during slower periods.
BENEFITS • Medical, Dental, Paid Vacation, 401K • Salary negotiable - based on experience
Send resume and salary history to:
F. Sikora Trails Entertainment Centers Fs8334w@gmail.com
POSITION FOCUS Responsible for the overall management, direction and programming for Cultural Arts, Children-at-Play, Fitness, Seniors, Early Childhood, Museum and Day Camp programs. Also responsible for Guest Services operations and staff at the Administrative Center.
SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS • Reports to the Director of Recreation and Facilities • Supervises the Cultural Arts Supervisor, Senior Center Supervisor, C.A.P./Camps Supervisor, Early Childhood/Fitness Supervisor, Museum Administrator and the Administration Center Guest Services staff
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Plans and directs a comprehensive and expanding program of recreational activities for all segments, groups, and age and interest levels in the areas of before and after school care, day camp, cultural arts, early childhood, museum, fitness and seniors. • Prepares and monitors the annual budget and reports for Cultural Arts, Children at Play, Early Childhood, Museum, Fitness, Senior and Day Camp programming. • Manages recreation/facility scheduling software including program administration and staff support. • Identifies a long range schedule of capital development projects and administers expenditures of the budget and capital development funds. • Develops and implements a long range recreation programming plan approved by the Director of Recreation and Facilities • Directs the development and implementation of a marketing and communications strategy to increase program participation and facility use • Evaluates the appropriateness of existing fees and services and recommends modifications to administrative staff and the Board of Commissioners • Develops, implements and monitors a system of financial reporting and cash control procedures in conjunction with Department of Finance and Personnel staff • Acts as a liaison between the Department of Recreation and Facilities and all other Park District departments while working closely with administrative heads • Establishes and monitors policies and procedures for areas of responsibility • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of board summaries, financial reports, monthly reports, and periodic and special reports and maintains department records • Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates direct reports • Conducts staff meetings with direct reports • Attends work on a regular basis • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Additional job duties as assigned, which may be considered essential
SECONDARY JOB DUTIES • Speaks before local clubs and groups • Acts as a liaison with other governmental agencies, community groups and industry affiliate organizations • Serves as a liaison to the Northwest Special Recreation Association • Coordinates ideas and materials for publicity and marketing through the Graphic Communications Specialist, the Website Content Specialist and the Superintendent of Marketing and Communications • Maintains affiliation with appropriate industry professional organizations to keep informed of trends and influences potentially impacting operations • Approves park and facility use requests that are within this area of responsibility and presents recommendations to the Director of Recreation and Facilities that require Executive Director or Board approval • Provides orientation and training to direct reports • Attends meetings and participates in IPRA, IAPD and local community agencies, associations and organizations • Attends professional conferences and workshops to promote knowledge in related areas of responsibility and for continuing education
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE • Strong knowledge of the principles, practices and objectives of community park and recreation administration and recreational programming • Good knowledge of the principles of financial management • Good knowledge of pertinent safety precautions and risk management procedures
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES • Ability to lead staff in the development and execution of long-range strategic planning initiatives • Ability to cooperate with and interpret Park District philosophies in relation to governmental, public and private groups and agencies and to the general public • Ability to hire, supervise, train and evaluate the work of professional, clerical and semi-skilled employees • Ability to work harmoniously and maintain effective relationships with fellow employees, patrons, community groups and other units of local government. • Ability to work independently under general direction of the Director of Recreation and Facilities • Capacity to be self-motivated and achieve goals by utilizing effective time management and organizational skills • Capacity to proactively troubleshoot, problem solve and make sound judgments • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Capacity to maintain confidential records and information • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English verbally and in writing, and to read and understand materials printed in English • Proficiency in word processing, advanced spreadsheet, and basic database applications • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training, in order to drive to various Park District locations
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING • BA/BS in Parks and Recreation, Business Administration or closely related field from an accredited college or university • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience and demonstrated success as a superintendent, recreation/aquatics program administrator or facility manager • CPRP Preferred • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training • CPR and AED Certification required within six months of employment • Valid Illinois Class “D” Driver’s License
HOURS • Monday through Friday, 40 hours a week, with work hours designated by the Director of Recreation and Facilities • Attendance is required at evening and/or weekend meetings, as directed. Occasional additional evening and/or weekend hours and being on call, as needed • Employee is considered to be on duty whenever the need exists
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS • Sitting for sustained periods of time while completing work • Repetitive hand/arm movements such as when working on computer keyboard, calculator, etc. • Some bending, kneeling and reaching for items off floor and high shelves • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs. in paper boxes, storage boxes and other supplies. • General work area is an indoor, smoke-free environment with controlled temperature and fluorescent lighting • Occasional exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while supervising employees or attending job related activities at locations away from the office • Exposure to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas • Infrequent exposure to cleaning materials and office supplies • Parking is provided in a garage approximately one block away from building • Capacity to work in a high stress environment under multiple deadlines and with frequent interruptions • Ability to work extra hours to accomplish and complete high volume of work • Potential eposure to chronic infectious disease while performing routine first aid or emergency procedures • Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to the particular job duty: • CPR Microshield • Non-latex gloves
Interested applicants should send resume, cover letter and three references to : Patricia Klawitter, Supt. of Human Resources Arlington Heights Park District 410 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights. IL 60004
The Arlington Heights Park District operates two golf courses and a driving range. Arlington Lakes is a newly-renovated 18-hole course on the south side of town. Nickol Knoll is a par-three, nine-hole course on the north side of town. Sunset Meadows driving range is north of Arlington Lakes.
POSITION SUMMARY Responsible for performing a variety of daily, seasonal and/or routine golf course maintenance functions as well as oversee work crew preforming those functions.
• Accountable to the Golf Maintenance Supervisor • Assists in supervision of part-time maintenance staff at Arlington Lakes Golf Course, Nickol Knoll Golf Course and Sunset Meadows Driving Range in the absence of the Golf Maintenance Supervisor • May lead a crew, as directed
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES • Performs all required tasks to maintain golf course tees, greens, fairways and bunkers • Diagnoses and controls weeds, diseases and insects • Applies fertilizer and fungicide, as needed • Submits reports to the Golf Course Maintenance Supervisor, as directed • Operates trucks, mowers, sod cutters, chain saws, hand and power tools and all other maintenance and mechanical equipment • Prepares and cleans beds, plants, trims, prunes, mulches, waters, weeds, stakes, fertilizes, rakes, shovels, digs, spreads wood chips, back fills and levels soil to complete and maintain grounds and complete horticultural projects • Operates tractors, mowing equipment and small engine powered equipment for mowing and renovation of golf courses and driving range • Loads, unloads and delivers equipment and supplies, as needed • Plows, shovels, snow blows, brooms and salts to remove ice and snow • Cleans, adjusts and maintains mowers, golf carts, tools and equipment • Cleans work site when projects are completed • Attends work on a regular basis • Performs the job safely and in compliance with District policies, procedures, work and safety rules, and the employee handbook • Maintains a clean and organized work environment • Additional functions as assigned which may be considered essential
SECONDARY JOB DUTIES • Maintains and makes minor repairs to automatic irrigation system • Changes pins and tee markers • Repairs and replaces pipe on irrigation system • Rakes and maintains sand traps • Renovates reel and rotary mowers • Grades and prepares base, lays sod and seeds tees, greens and fairways • Maintains weather and chemical application records • Maintains minor maintenance records • Repairs and adjusts equipment, mounts seasonal accessories and mixes 2-cycle fuel • Purchases supplies, as needed • Assists the Parks Maintenance Supervisors on assigned projects as needed
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE • Maintain knowledge of current and projected industry developments through continuous attention to industry periodicals and participation in approved trade associations and organizations • Good knowledge of horticulture and turf care • Good knowledge of the game of golf • Good knowledge of seeding and maintenance of turf used on golf courses and driving ranges • Good knowledge and skills in the use and maintenance of hand tools and grounds equipment, including but not limited to riding and hand mowers, weed whips, chippers, and chain saws, • Good knowledge of the hazards and safety of the work performed • Understanding of appropriate chemical disposal
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES • Capacity to safely operate a variety of maintenance equipment and machinery • Ability to clean, calibrate, make adjustments and perform routine maintenance on equipment • Capacity to safely dispose of various chemicals • Ability to work from blueprints, sketches and drawings • Ability to follow established Park District safety rules and guidelines • Ability to maintain positive and effective working relationships with fellow workers, patrons and the public • Ability to work around the public and golfers in public areas • Capacity to utilize effective time management skills to complete assigned work • Ability to follow through on projects from beginning to end without immediate supervision • Capacity to lead crews, solve problems and make project-related decisions • Ability to follow directions and communicate in English both verbally and in writing and to read and understand materials printed in English • Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations • Capacity to perform basic mathematical computations including measuring, calculating and estimating and the ability to measure with and read rulers and other measuring devices • Ability to pass the Park District’s Defensive Driving training within two (2) weeks of employment, in order to drive Park District vehicles • Strong knowledge of pertinent safety precautions • Ability to pass CPR and AED Certification with within six (6) months of employment
HOURS • Sunday through Saturday, 40 hours a week, with work hours designated by the Director of Recreation and Facilities • Overtime, night, weekend and holiday work hours, as required • Employee is considered to be on duty whenever the need exists
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
• AA/AS in a turf grass related field. BS or BA preferred
• Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in golf course maintenance with supervisory and/or management responsibility
• Possesses or is working towards to obtaining IDA Public Pesticide Operators License within three (3) months of employment
• Works toward acquiring a minimum of three (3) certifications or licenses from the list of electives below:
• IDA Public Pesticide Applicators License
• ILCA Certified Landscape Technician-Exterior (CLT-E)
• ILCA Foreman Certification
• IA Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT)
• ISA Certified Arborist • Related College Degree or Certificate • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
• Frequent and sustained sitting, climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
• Heavy work, lifting up to 75 frequently with assistance, 50 pounds frequently without assistance and up to 20 pounds without assistance constantly
• General work area is outdoors, with frequent exposure to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while performing job duties • Exposure to chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides, cleaning solutions, solvents, petroleum products, etc. • Exposure to mud, dirt, dust and decaying organic material • Exposure to chronic infectious disease while performing routine first aid or emergency procedures • Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to the particular job duty: • Ear plugs or ear covers • Safety goggles, glasses or face shield • Protective footwear, OSHA approved and meeting ANSI standards • Protective gloves • Rubber boots • Hard hat • Back brace • Knee pads • Protective suit or outerwear • Chain saw chaps • Protective clothing and equipment is required as it pertains to the particular job duty: • Microshield • Non-latex gloves
Why the Butterfield Park District? If you are looking to work in a challenging, yet rewarding professional environment, the Butterfield Park District is right for you! Under experienced and visionary leadership, the Butterfield Park District is looking to better serve the residents of this changing community. With the resurgence of new younger families and the challenge of serving our more experienced residents, the Butterfield Park District is looking to expand its offerings and improve current services to all those who call Butterfield home.
About the Position: This position, under the supervision of the Executive Director, is responsible for developing and leading the Recreation Department operations: developing a line-up of exciting programs and events, overseeing a recognized aquatics program, nurturing a respected and growing early childhood program, assisting in developing district operational standards and processes, along with developing, mentoring and leading an eager team of park and Recreation professionals!
An exciting Opportunity: The right person for this position would include a person with: a positive attitude, effective communication skills, the understanding and sensitivity to staff and community needs, outstanding customer service skills, a team mentality, passion in what they do, open mindedness, ability to embrace change, is creative, innovative and is trustworthy. Our candidate will be a person who wants to lead through integrity and enthusiasm.
What you should expect: We are a moderately small district and all of our professionals work very closely together. This team member will operate in a professional and friendly office environment, where collaboration and teamwork are appreciated and expected. This position’ office will be located in the Butterfield Park District Recreation and Aquatic Center and will work very closely with all areas of the organization. This team member should also be available for evening or weekends on occasion and on site for major activities or events when needed. Support, training and supervision of the recreation department’s personnel is a critical part of this position.
Qualifications We highly value education, training and experience. As a key member of our leadership team, this position requires a degree from an accredited university or college, preferable in the field of Parks and Recreation. Preference would be that this person would also be a CPRP or willing to obtain within the first year of employment. Other, related certifications will certainly be considered favorably.
The Challenge: Are you looking to make a difference in an environment in which you will be both challenged and rewarded? Are you up to the challenge of growing a program that is ripe for new ideas and approaches in a community that wants more from their Park District? Do you meet the competencies for this job and want to work with a service centered team? If so, come join us and help make Butterfield Park District better together!
How to Apply: Please email Cover Letter, Resume and Application to Dr. Larry Reiner @ LarryR@ButterfieldPD.com by October 5th, 2018 for consideration.