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 $480/week

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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Geneva Park District is seeking a highly motivated individual eager to learn, with a focus in program and facility management within the recreation field. The Recreation Department is responsible for a variety of programs, facilities, services, and special events in the community. Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Recreation, this unique opportunity will offer the intern a chance to work closely with our recreation supervisors and facility managers, learn about program/facility management and administration and work on projects within our recreation department. The areas of focus include: Athletics, Before and After School Care, Summer Camp, Dance, Aquatics, Fitness Center Operations, Mini-Golf and Peck Farm Park. The Recreation Intern should be an energetic student who is enthusiastic about the field of parks and recreation, creative, mature and eager to learn. The summer Recreation Intern program is an 8-12 week position that works with a qualified, well-rounded team of recreation professionals.

This intern will work closely with recreation supervisors and facility managers to gain experience in planning, executing, evaluating, staffing and management of multiple recreation programs and facilities. Learn to communicate effectively with patrons and staff, while demonstrating support of the park district customer service standards. Learn the nuances of staffing, scheduling and managing part-time staff. Gain insight and behind the scenes access to our recreation programming and facilities. Assist with special events.

QUALIFICATIONS: Intern candidates must be enrolled in a current accredited university, pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in recreation, leisure services, facility management, or related field of interest. Candidates must have a valid driver’s license and provide their own transportation and housing. Students should demonstrate knowledge of community recreational programming; exceptional customer service and leadership skills; good judgment, initiative, flexibility, and creativity. Must be able to work independently in day-to-day operations with general supervision and communicate effectively with the public, patrons, and co-workers.

HOW TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should submit an employment application online at www.genevaparks.org. Full job description is available within application. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 professional references as a part of their application.

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 Geneva Park District

 Contact

Joey Kalwat
(630) 232-4501
JKalwat@genevaparks.com

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00 per hour

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Opportunity at a Glance

Working on your degree in Recreation and/or Graphic Design? Join the Village of Orland Park’s award winning Recreation department this summer as an Intern and gain valuable experience. You will have an opportunity to work on achieving the goals and objectives of our Recreation Department as well as your degree program for a well-rounded intern experience.

Key Responsibilities

As a Recreation Intern you will provide general support to the day-to-day functions of the department. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to assisting management and staff in the planning, organizing, implementation, research and the supervision of specific assigned recreation programming activities or functions and special events. This positon also maintains good relationships with community and interest groups, and agencies serving the area.

In addition, this position will also provide support to our graphic design team. Design support duties include assisting in production and layout using InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop. Print production, fulfillment, research analysis, reporting, leading, filing, processing media requests, photographing events and other duties as needed.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

To be considered for this position you should be working on a bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Graphic Design or related field. Prior field work or part-time experience in the areas of recreation, graphic design or related area is preferred. Strong computer skills including experience with InDesign and Microsoft Office are required. Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, along with strict attention to detail are also needed. A high level of creativity is necessary.

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 Village of Orland Park

 Contact

Jean Petrow
708-4036380
jpetrow@orlandpark.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $17.75 - $20.75 per hour

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The Assistant Manager works to provide for the optimal experience for preserve guests. Supervises employees engaged in the retail, operational, and event programming functions of the Preserves’ seasonal operations. Ensures efficient fee collections, cash control, and daily cash-out procedures for all aspects of the operation, and makes daily cash drops when required. Aids in the safety of patrons by enforcing facility rules and safety procedures. Facilitates the flow of information between preserve administration and employees. Inspects grounds, buildings and equipment to ensure safe operations, reporting any deficiencies to appropriate staff. May drive motorized vehicle to travel to different locations, and may operate support watercraft. Performs lifting tasks up to 50 pounds and other tasks that may require walking, bending, stooping, standing, kneeling, climbing, reaching and sitting.

EXPERIENCE One year supervisory experience. Interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with staff, customers and the general public. Must possess good problem solving ability and good judgment. Knowledge relating to retail functions, including cash control and inventory control. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, setting priorities and producing desired results. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION DEADLINES Interest in Forest Preserve employment can only be expressed by submitting a Forest Preserve Employment Application. Applications are accepted online at www.LCFPD.org.

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 Lake County Forest Preserves

 Contact

Laurel Diver
847-968-3242
ldiver@lcfpd.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00-$14.00 hr

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Description: The Lan-Oak Park District is seeking highly motivated, energetic Park & Recreation, Sports Management, or Event Management students looking to complete an internship. Under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Intern position will have a strong emphasis on summer camps while assisting with programs, projects, and events to receive an all-encompassing experience. This may include but is not limited to athletics, aquatics, special events (Community Garage Sale, Movies in the Park, 4th of July event, etc.), senior programming, general recreation, general administration, budgeting, and marketing.

Hours: Primary hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM with occasional evenings and weekends (for programs and special events) from Late May through Mid-August. Can be adjusted to fit internship credit guidelines.

Salary: $12.00 - $14.00 / hour DOQ Interns may utilize the Park District’s Fitness Center and open gym at no charge for the duration of the Internship.

Duties include: • Camps o Act as the Summer Camp Site Leader for Camp Wewannago o Assist with staff orientation and training for counselors o Responsible for the well-being, safety, and care of children and youth attending programs o Responsible for ensuring counselors have all supplies needed and assure counselors and campers transition to the next activity effectively o Responsible for ensuring all materials are put away and areas used are clean o Responsible for creating a fun and energetic environment for the program participants on a daily basis o Report all accidents and incidents promptly to Recreation Supervisor o Instruct and/or fill in as a sub for camps as needed

• In-office o Learn registration software system and assist with participant registrations, facility reservations, and general inquiries o Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with residents, customers, and co-workers o Assist with planning and implementation of park programs and special events o Support the marketing and promotion of the Park District along with all programming, facilities, and special events through various marketing strategies o Implementation or creation of a concept of one new program as part of seasonal offerings o Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements: • 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, Social Work or similar field. • Have an interest in park and recreation in general and a willingness to learn the broader scope of services provided by park programs; • Self-motivated with a mature, professional, and positive attitude. • Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others; • Must be able to respectfully and effectively communicate with fellow staff, program participants, and facility users of all ages. • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions • Must have good verbal and written communication skills and be able to demonstrate excellent customer service skills. • Must have physical ability to accomplish job tasks and be able to work outdoors as required. • Must have current CPR / AED and First Aid certification (or be able to attend Lan-Oak Park District training to become certified). • Completion of a post-offer background check

Closing Date: April 25

Lan-Oak Park District provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, individuals with disabilities, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital and housing status.

Interested candidates should submit an application and cover letter to Jessica Hernandez, Recreation Supervisor, jhernandez@lanoakparkdistrict.org or drop off at the Lan-Oak Park District, 2550 178th Street, Lansing, IL, 60437. Visit Lan-Oak Park District | Jobs (lanoakparkdistrict.org) for an application

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 Lan-Oak Park District

 Contact

Sharon Desjardins
7084748552
sdesjardins@lanoakparkdistrict.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00-$14.00

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Description: 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 12-13 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.

Duties:

• 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.

Qualifications/Requirements:

• 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).

Hours: Intern hours will vary, depending on the weekly activities and special events; however, the Intern will work approximately 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.

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 The Community House

 Contact

Beth Metelak
630-323-7500 ext.247
bmetelak@thecommunityhouse.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled