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JOB SUMMARY: The Supervisor - Public Skate & Parties reports to the Superintendent of Ice Arenas and is responsible for the programs and operations of public skate and parties/rentals. Must have valid driver’s license. This is an at-will position. Additional duties include: Building Supervision, including make ice at scheduled times; answer telephone, assist guests, and manage locker room assignments; keep ice schedule running on time; supervise and open/close building as scheduled (up to 40 hours per week, depending on scheduling needs). Manage Public Skate weekend hours and weekday lunch-time hours at Nelson Sports Complex (NSC). Confirm schedule of Public Skate sessions annually for ice schedule. Plan and organize Public Skate theme nights. Oversee Public Skate passes, cash management procedures, and track/record revenue received. Directly supervise all weekend and holiday Public Skate sessions at NSC and West Meadows (WM). Communicate with guest services regarding scheduling and collections for Public Skate. Coordinate Birthday Parties/events including scheduling, organizing, and managing parties at NSC/WM. Organize and schedule skating events for outside groups (such as Scouts and PTAs). Maintain NSC/WM Skate Rental Rooms including organization of rental skate racks/helmets/hockey sticks. Manage maintenance of rental skates including new orders, laces, foot beds, sanitizing and sharpening. Recruit, hire, and train public skate staff (i.e. skate guards, cashiers, and skate rental room staff). Create and communicate Public Skate staff schedule. Oversee marketing and advertising on social media and website for all Public Skate sessions and events. Keep program attendance, accident forms, and program reports and attends meetings. Perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have a minimum of an Associate Degree at a college or university with a resource in Business, Parks and Recreation or Education. Ability to work evenings and weekends on a consistent basis is a must. Experience in hockey instruction preferred. Willing to seek necessary certifications desirable. Creativity and organization crucial to the success of the position. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and SportsEngine Website. Knowledge of AV equipment. Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds without assistance/75 pounds with mechanical assistance and able to bend/twist/squat/climb/reach frequently.

SCHEDULE & PAY: This is a full-time, exempt position. Forty hours per week, including required Friday evenings and additional required evening and weekend shifts each week. Schedule changes will occur during holidays and special event times. Target hiring range is $45,000-$47,000, DOQ (dependent on qualifications).

BENEFITS OFFERED: In exchange for your time and talent, we offer a generous benefit package: • Medical & Prescription Coverage • Dental & Vision Coverage • Life Insurance (basic & voluntary) • Pension Defined Contribution Plan (IMRF) • Short & Long Term Disability • 457 Defined Contribution Plan • Flexible Spending Account • Paid Holidays & Vacation Time • Tuition Reimbursement • Facility Discounts & Usage Benefits

APPLY TODAY! Please include Cover Letter and Resume (Deadline: January 30, 2022)

The Rolling Meadows Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Rolling Meadows Park District


 Closing Date

January 30, 2022


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Recreation Intern - Summer 2022

Salary & Benefits include:

  • $13-$14/hour

  • Approximately 40 hours per week.

  • Complimentary Fitness Center and Coral Cove Water Park Membership

Days & Hours:

  • 12+ week internship (May - August).

  • Primary hours are Monday-Friday, between 9am-5pm, with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.

Job Requirements:

The Carol Stream Park District is seeking an energetic, motivated college student in the field of recreation to serve as our Summer Recreation Intern. Hands-on educational experiences and exposure to many aspects of park district management will be offered. Events and projects will be completed for a variety of recreation divisions.


  • College student working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Leisure Studies, or a related field.

  • Minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework completed.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills.

  • Self-motivated with a mature, professional, and positive attitude.

  • Physical ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

  • Valid Illinois driver’s license.

  • Completion of a post-offer background check, driver’s abstract, and drug test

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 Carol Stream Park District


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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2022 GGN Public Horticulture Apprentice, Lurie Garden Full-time, Seasonal, Nonexempt, Benefits Ineligible

About Lurie Garden and Millennium Park Foundation Lurie Garden is located in Millennium Park in Chicago, IL. The Garden was designed by landscape architecture firm GGN in the early 2000s. GGN continues to be involved with the Garden’s stewardship, and the firm supports this apprenticeship. The initial design collaboration included Kathryn Gustafson, Shannon Nichol, and Jennifer Guthrie of GGN with perennial planting designer Piet Oudolf; more recently, bulb planting designer Jacqueline van der Kloet has joined the collaboration

The design and construction of the Garden was underwritten by the Millennium Park Foundation (MPF), a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded in 1998 as an organization dedicated to the stewardship of Millennium Park. MPF has the principal horticultural responsibility for the Garden.

The Garden’s naturalistic, new wave design—inspired by the prairies and woodlands historically characteristic of northeastern Illinois—is set within the contemporary design of Millennium Park and against the urban backdrop of downtown Chicago. The Garden is curated in a manner that honors its designers’ original vision for the space, while continuing to evolve the design and plantings through ongoing collaboration with the designers themselves.

About the Opportunity Lurie Garden has developed a reputation as the premier example of naturalistic, new wave garden design in the United States. The 2022 GGN Public Horticulture Apprentice will report to the Head Horticulturist and will be a significant contributor to the Garden’s day-to-day horticultural operations. The Apprentice will also hone their public horticulture skills by participating in all aspects of operations with the Garden and across Millennium Park. The Apprentice will interact with Garden volunteers, contractors, visitors, and other stakeholders in accomplishing their horticulture duties. The Apprentice is expected to begin work in April or May, continuing through August or September. Exact dates are negotiable.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion Millennium Park Foundation and GGN wish to elevate diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in the public horticulture sector through the GGN Public Horticulture Apprentice program. As such, individuals who reflect such breadth and range of background, experience, and uniqueness are strongly encouraged to apply.

Millennium Park Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodiversity status, status as a veteran, or basis of disability, or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

General Duties (including but not limited to) • Plant, weed, water, prune, and perform other general horticulture tasks to the standards of Lurie Garden, under the supervision of, independent of direct supervision, and in support of the Head Horticulturist and Assistant Horticulturist. • Assist in the care and maintenance of all hardscape elements (i.e., pathways, water feature, lighting, ornamental stonework, fencing) and irrigation systems within Lurie Garden. • Assist in the accessioning, deaccessioning, mapping, and relocating plants in Lurie Garden. • Contribute to and collaborate with all staff to ensure quality of work for Lurie Garden’s community engagement and volunteer activities, which may include training and supervision of volunteers. • Collaborate with the Millennium Park Foundation, Lurie Garden, and GGN staffs to document and share a first-person perspective of the experience of the apprenticeship.

Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities • Strong interest in public horticulture, landscape/garden design, perennial plant production, and ecologically informed horticulture required. • Combination of education and experience in horticulture, landscape/garden design, perennial plant production, ecologically informed horticulture, and/or related fields required. • Dependability, punctuality, willingness to learn, and attention to detail required. • Ability to work collaboratively, take & give direction, work independently, and accomplish tasks effectively and efficiently in public garden, outdoor, and office settings required. • Ability and willingness to engage with the public through speaking and writing required. • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds without assistance required. • Ability to kneel, sit, and bend for extended periods of time required. • Ability to work in a shared office environment required. • Ability to work outdoors in varied weather conditions required. • Computer skills required, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Position Details • Part-time, seasonal, 40 hours per week, frequent early/evening and/or weekend hours. • Position begins in April/May and ends in August/September 2022 (15-20 weeks). • Benefits ineligible. • Hourly pay rate starting at $18 per hour and commensurate with experience. • Direct reports: None. • Reports to: Head Horticulturist, Lurie Garden.

To Apply Please submit a resume and letter of introduction that, together, address your qualifications with respect to the general duties of this position. Your letter of introduction should also demonstrate your passion for public horticulture and gardens.

Submit all materials and/or questions to Evaluation of materials will begin immediately and continue on an ongoing basis. Application Details:

No phone calls please.

Individuals reflecting underrepresented and underserved communities in the public horticulture industries are strongly encouraged to apply.

Disclaimer The above statements are intended to describe the general nature, scope, and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals so classified.

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 Closing Date

February 11, 2022

 Range starting at $49,305, offer will be made depending on qualifications

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The Woodridge Park District located in Woodridge, Illinois has an opening for a Recreation Supervisor. As a five time Illinois Distinguished & Accredited Agency Award recipient, the Woodridge Park District serves approximately 35,500 residents with 690 acres of parks and sites offering over 1,000 programs each year. A person in this role is responsible for the administration of a variety of recreational activities and programs with a focus on Before and After School Program, Summer Camps, and Special Events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: A person in this position has duties and responsibilities that include but are not limited to: planning, administering, and promoting recreation programs, events, trips, and services; acting as agency liaison to advisory committees as assigned; assuming responsibility for the entire operation and supervision of the programming areas assigned including: planning, organizing, making coordinating arrangements, preparing schedules and regulations, instructing personnel if applicable, recruiting volunteers if needed, and implementing each individual program; program development and assessment, brochure development, budget, record keeping, and requested reporting for assigned programs; introducing new ideas, updating old activities, and making recommendations for improvement of programs; recruiting, interviewing, training, supervising, and evaluating selected individuals for seasonal job openings as applicable to assigned programming; purchasing all related program materials and equipment; reviewing and approving payroll and time records for employees of assigned program areas; maintaining required records of activities, services and personnel (if applicable); and preparing and issuing news releases, information bulletins, special announcements, posters or other special publicity items with the Marketing and Community Engagement department. A complete job description is available upon request.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in recreation, leisure services, or related field.

  • Minimum of one year of proven successful and progressive experience in the field of recreation.

  • Certified Park & Recreation Professional preferred,

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of computer software programs including Microsoft Office, Recreation software (ActiveNet experience a plus), and the Internet.

  • Ability to work effectively with the general public, cooperating agencies, businesses, organizations, civic groups, and park district employees.

  • Ability to read, understand, remember, and interpret routine documents such as safety rules as well as communicate information therein.

  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondences and to speak effectively before groups of participants or employees of the organization.

  • Ability to identify and respond quickly to emergency situations.

  • Ability to effectively problem solve and adapt to change.

Attributes: We are seeking a dedicated individual who is a self-starter with an eye for detail that strives for excellence and has an innate ability to interact with the public, an staff; understands excellent customer service; possess strong organizational skills; strong written & oral communication skills; skilled in time management; and able to problem solve in unexpected situations,

Other Requirements: This position requires a flexible work schedule which may include days, nights, weekends, and holidays based on assigned programs, special events, activities, and facility needs.

To apply online please follow this link:

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 Woodridge Park District


Connie Curry

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Job Summary

Under the general supervision of the Director of Permits, Rentals and Concessions or their designee, supervises the day-to-day management of the entire permit and events and facilities staff (including two supervisors), who issue and oversee agreements related to all permits, memberships and vendor contracts offered by District for the use of outdoor groves and shelters, indoor room rentals, off-leash dog areas, equestrian trails, etc. Oversees operations of the PRC permits staff at the General Headquarters, Dan Ryan Visitor Center and other remote locations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, regularly reviewing and auditing financial reports, and increasing revenue. Initiates and directs operational changes to increase efficiency and customer service policies. Manages budget, calendar and resources to support organizational and operation goals and meet financial objectives. Creates and enforces processes and procedures for auditing, procurement, financial reporting and legal compliance. Manages the online reservation system operating Districtwide. Coordinates and reviews all published information for accuracy as it relates to the Department, both internally and for the District’s website.

Typical Duties

Manages and troubleshoots reservation system Districtwide for internal and external operations.

Develops new applications for the reservation system while monitoring and auditing current uses and programs.

Manages the Permit Supervisors and supports their supervisory duties. Coordinates and trains full and part-time staff in various operational, programming and customer-service related duties. Reviews all scheduling for permits staff working at multiple locations.

Oversees permit and room rental operations, reviewing and analyzing policies and formalizing processes and procedures.

Develops relationships with permit holders and organizations to enhance the customer experience and maximize non-tax revenue opportunities.

Identifies new customers and uses for permitted space in the District.

Maintains data, files and records on permits issued, areas available and deposits.

Develops and maintains financial records and reports for all aspects of the operation.

Reports on all aspects of monetary transactions on a weekly, daily, and monthly basis.

Maintains all ad-hoc, weekly, monthly and end-of-the-year reports pertaining to all customer participation in permitted activity. Audits all financial reports and provides monthly and quarterly updates.

Analyzes financial statements relating to the Dog Parks, Equestrian Program, Model Airplane Fields, Athletic Fields and Snowmobiling.

Works with Permit Supervisors to supervise, assign and direct staff in maintaining accurate accounts of monies received and disbursed.

Collaborates with staff from programming, volunteer resources, and other District departments to accommodate permit requests.

Attends weekly Manager, Department, I scheduled meetings. Attends committee meetings as assigned.

Manages and monitors information regarding permit availability via computer, telephone and in-person via the permit and room rental and other methods.

Reviews permit requests for all large groups and special events.

Meet onsite for pre- and post-event meetings.

Supervises and manages collection of fees for permits and indoor room rentals and authorizes and issues refund vouchers for deposits held on account for both programs

Enforces and addresses any infraction of District policy by permit holders either through verbal warning/reprimand, written policy violation, monetary assessment or litigation.

Conducts and supervises special studies and projects as directed, relative to trends, current and/or projected usage, and other aspects of planning, programming, and operations.

Evaluates the use and application of prospective hardware and software and recommends new purchases, upgrades or additions.

Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Must possess a high school diploma or GED AND fifteen (15) or more years of full-time work experience in finance, customer service, an administrative role, or business operations;


Must possess an associate degree from an accredited college or university AND eight (8) or more years of experience in customer service, an administrative role, finance, or business operations;


Must possess a bachelor’s degree or higher in business management or substantially similar area from an accredited college or university AND five (5) or more years of full-time work experience in customer service, an administrative role, finance, or business operations.

Must possess three (3) or more years of full-time work experience with permit software, reservations software, and reservations systems or customer relationship management (CRM) systems such as, but not limited to, Activenet and Class.

Preferred Qualifications

Possession of three (3) or more years of full-time work experience in a supervisory capacity OR Possession of professional experience working with and utilizing reservation databases and/or managing special events OR At least one (1) season of work experience with the Forest Preserves of Cook County OR At least one (1) season of work experience as a Conservation Corp Crew member OR At least one (1) season of work experience on property of the Forest Preserves District of Cook County with partners such as the Chicago Zoological Society, Chicago Botanic Garden, Greencorps Chicago OR At least one (1) season of work experience with other partners such as, Friends of the Forest Preserves or the Student Conservation Association.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

Ability to attend meetings at locations throughout Cook County and provide own transportation.

Management skills to supervise a large team working in multiple locations.

Ability to understand and apply thorough knowledge of the operations of the District.

Thorough knowledge of computer operations and software, and the skills necessary to troubleshoot problems with all permit functions and points of sale cash register systems.

Ability to provide technical assistance to support staff on the operations and use of computers and software programs.

Ability to analyze and maintain accurate files and records.

Skill and ability to communicate with professionalism to diverse groups.

Ability to train personnel in the proper operation and execution of all permit functions.

Knowledge of proper cash control procedures.

Ability to work with individuals both within the District and in the community from various backgrounds, areas of discipline, areas of interest, etc.

Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with others both verbally and in writing.

Ability to prepare written material for training, recruitment and regular communication with District staff and the public, advanced skill level with Microsoft Office applications.

Ability to assist in a wide variety of District activities and assist other District staff with related programs and services.

Ability to work evenings, weekends, holidays and remotely, if necessary.

Ability to assess and prioritize workload in a deadline-oriented environment. Ability to display strong supervisory leadership skills by motivating staff through trainings, constructive feedback and coaching.

Ability to work and cooperate with others, take initiative to resolve problems, and possess a positive attitude while contributing to and maintaining a safe, productive and respectful work environment.

The duties listed are not set forth for purposes of limiting the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the many duties normally to be performed under a job title or those to be performed temporarily outside an employee's normal line of work.

Veteran’s Preference

When applying for employment with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County, preference is given in the application process to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for more than 180 consecutive days or during War Time. To take advantage of this preference, a Veteran must:

Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Identify themselves as a Veteran on their employment application by answering Yes to the question “Are you a military veteran?”

Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215, or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation) at the time of application by uploading it as part of your application. If there are multiple DD 214s, DD 215s, or NGB 22s, the one with the most recent date should be submitted. Coast Guard members must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (before 911) or the Department of Homeland Security (after 911).

Provide original applicable discharge papers at time of interview.

Benefits Package

Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

Basic Term Life Insurance

Pension Plan and Deferred Compensation Program

Employee Assistance Program

Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time

You May Qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)

For further information on our excellent benefits package, please click on the following link:

General District Employment Requirements




The Forest Preserve District of Cook County is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. We value our employees and the different talents, expertise, and viewpoints that each brings to the table. We believe a robust exchange of ideas results in better decision-making and we commit to providing a constructive, safe, and positive work atmosphere that promotes mutual respect and empowers individuals to thrive in their jobs.

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 Forest Preserve District of Cook County


 Closing Date

February 13, 2022