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 $20.00/hr - Depending on Qualifications

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To apply please complete an online employment application on our website: Location: Cole Center Hours: 6:30am-3:00pm Monday through Friday Salary: $20.00/hr. and up depending on qualifications

Qualifications: High school graduate or equivalent required. Must have at least 5 years of experience in the field of vehicle maintenance including light and medium duty trucks. Previous experience repairing and maintaining turf maintenance equipment including, mowers, weed whips, edgers, etc. is preferred. Working knowledge of tools, equipment, and procedures used in overhaul, repair, and adjustment of gas and diesel-powered equipment. Skilled in electronics and electrical components utilized in automotive equipment. Working knowledge of operating principles and standards of heavy equipment, hydraulic systems, and gasoline/diesel engines. Ability to accurately determine mechanical repair needs and estimate time for repair. Welding experience preferred. Proficient computer skills required with prior work order system experience highly desired. Must have a valid Illinois CDL Driver’s License. Must be willing and able to work overtime as job requires. Additionally, the successful candidate must supply their own hand tools and necessary tool boxes.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Operations or designee, the Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance of all motor vehicles such as trucks, cars, tractors, mowers, and all other mechanical equipment owned and operated by the District. Perform diagnostic analysis, preventative maintenance, and repair to fleet vehicles and equipment. Assist in ordering and maintaining records for parts inventory and supplies. Assist in ensuring adequate fuel, oil, and other equipment fluid supplies for the district. This is an at-will position.

The Fox Valley Park District is a dynamic and growing park district that serves a diverse population of more than 236,000 people. Recognized as an Illinois Distinguished Agency, Fox Valley holds the nation’s highest honor as a National Gold Medal Award winner for excellence in park and recreation management Serving the communities of Aurora, Montgomery and North Aurora, the District maintains 168 parks and 48 miles of inter-connected regional trails amid 2,500 acres of parkland. Connected by the Fox River, our communities are tied together by the District’s commitment to promote vibrant, healthy lifestyles through fun and safe recreation opportunities that are environmentally and fiscally responsible. The Fox Valley Park District…Where Fun Begins

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 Fox Valley Park District


Lisa Santoria

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 53,000-63,000 annually

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Since you like the great outdoors, how about a new challenge? Plainfield Park District has an immediate opening for a Division Manager who will manage all parks and grounds maintenance work, special event equipment setup and special projects for those locations and schedule and manage assignments of work crews. We are the ninth largest Park District in the state of Illinois which includes over 1,500 acres, 90 parks, 63 playgrounds, multi-use trails, woodlands and restored prairies.

The preferred start date for this position is March 30, 2019. Plainfield Park District offers a generous benefits package including health, dental and vision plans, paid time off, work/life balance and IMRF.

Additional job information including duties, qualifications, physical demands and work environment can be found at Candidates may elect to submit their application and resume online or via USPS mail. Attn: Human Resources. 23729 W. Ottawa St, Plainfield, IL 60544. Plainfield Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Plainfield Township Park District


Jill Boreham

 Closing Date

March 22, 2019


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Job Title: Parks Maintenance Intern
Salary: $9.00/hour, 12 weeks
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Parks

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Parks

The Parks Intern, under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Parks and direction of appropriate staff, is responsible for gaining knowledge in all aspects of the Des Plaines Park District Parks Maintenance Department ranging from administrative duties such as budgeting and requests for materials, learning about GIS software and inputting data, to labor including landscape maintenance, pool maintenance, and special projects.


  1. Assists in administrative duties such as project management, bid document proofreading and attending bid openings, GIS entry, assistance in budgeting, attending meetings, participating in committee meetings, etc.

  2. Assists in landscape duties ranging from, but not limited to, landscape construction projects, maintaining turf through mowing and line trimming, cleaning up park debris, pruning of hedges and trees, and athletic field maintenance

  3. Assist in pool maintenance operations

  4. Assist in playground installation operations

  5. Assist in landscape bed plantings and greenhouse plant maintenance

  6. Operate Park District vehicles and equipment

  7. Perform support services at Park District and community events

  8. Continue education on new issues, procedures and techniques

  9. Maintain and promote excellent customer service relations with participants, parents, and other affiliates

  10. Maintain a working knowledge of all general and department safety rules. Enforce safety rules and improve public and employee knowledge by preventing, confronting and correcting unsafe behavior


  1. Administer First Aid, when required.

  2. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual and Crisis Manual.

  3. Direct participants in the event of an emergency, such as fire, severe weather.

  4. Communicate with appropriate full time supervisor regarding any equipment needing repair or replacement.

  5. Attend related training and meetings as requested.

  6. Perform other related duties and/or special projects as assigned.


Education: Working towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree in Parks Maintenance, Horticulture, Turf, GIS or related field.

Certifications: CPR & First Aid Certification preferred, Classes available through Park District Valid Illinois Driver’s license is necessary.

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 Des Plaines Park District


Corrie Guynn
(847) 390-4939

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $10.00-$13.00 with Possible IMRF

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Description: Custodial work example and not limited to: floor, bathroom, shower stalls, classrooms, common areas and recreation support activities such as set up and clean up for events and programs. Snow shoveling in winter months, ability to lift 50 lbs, bending and twisting. Person must be motivated to work on their own most nights.

Job Summary: 20 to 30 hrs per week. IMRF possible. Now hiring all shifts. Hours vary depending on shift from 4am-11pm.

Qualifications: Must be 18 years or older

Working Conditions: Indoors and occasional outside work weather dependent

Application Procedure: Apply Online

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 Lemont Park District


Josh Rogowski

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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Social Media Intern (June – August 2019)

Department: Communications Department (Cantigny Park) Reports to: Communications Officer Location: Wheaton, IL
Compensation: $14/hr.

About the Communications Department

Cantigny Communications Design and Media team is responsible for the visual branding of Cantigny Park, Cantigny Golf, Museums and Gardens. We are the brand managers and the voice of the park and its entities. We work within the digital design landscape, including various social media platforms, campaigns, photography, videography and editing to visually market the park attractions, events and programming. Our team manages all visual content including graphic design, publishing, advertisement, signage management, brochures, video, photography and all marketing collateral. Additionally, we maintain social platforms for three entities, develop and cultivate relationships with our followers, and play a direct role in social media growth for the park, golf and museums.

Opportunity: Social Media Intern

This internship is designed to introduce college seniors and recent graduates to the field of marketing and communications in the nonprofit recreation sector through the lens of visual and digital design. Interns will gain exposure in social media, photography/videography, special events marketing, development of internal and external communication strategies and much more. Upon completion, an intern will foster a deeper understanding of the marketing and communications field and gain the experience of working in a professional office environment and cultural institution.

Cantigny Park is seeking a forward-thinking, smart and creative individual with excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to work in its Communications Department. The ideal candidate will have a well-rounded marketing communications and branding skill set, with a strong background in the digital design landscape, including various social media platforms, campaigns, photography, videography and editing. Ideal candidates will be comfortable engaging in a variety of digital visual marketing projects and campaigns, while playing a role in social media growth for the park and museums. This is a full-time position (approx. 40 hours/week) from June through August 2019 that reports to the Communications Officer at Cantigny Park.


• Create/curate meaningful content through writing, photography and video to engage our online community on social network platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest • Stage and photograph various parts of the park operation from gardens, museums and events to food, products and guests for use on social and print • Develop and execute unique social media campaigns to engage our millennial audience • Develop a content calendar for the park summer and fall events • Research products, platforms and trends as they relate to Cantigny operations for posting/sharing and create reports to present finding to social team • Monitor, track and analyze social media results for monthly electronic media report to share with CEO and staff • Help create email and direct mail campaigns for Cantigny members


• Recent college graduate or graduate student with knowledge of and experience with social media campaigns and photography (videography skills preferred) • Deep familiarity with social media platforms, particularly Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest with an ability to create content in the appropriate voice for the organization • Creative and innovative thinker with the ability to understand the role of social media in an event-driven organization • Must attend programs and events to capture visual content and post live • Must have a car or reliable transportation and be willing and able to work some weekends and evenings • Efficient and effective multi-tasking and time management skills • Detail-oriented, inquisitive, and thoughtful • Team player, with the ability to work independently when needed • Demonstrated passion for the Foundation’s values with commitment to deliver results measured against the Foundation’s mission • Outstanding interpersonal skills and experience building relationships with multiple stakeholders by listening to new ideas, encouraging dialogue, and inspiring people to work towards common goals • Excellent writing and presentation skills, particularly in communication with diverse constituencies in a variety of settings • Basic computer skills including use of Microsoft Office Suite • All offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check and drug screening

Required Application Materials

• Submit resume, cover letter, and two writing samples here ( • Submit additional materials via email with your name and the position title in the subject line to o Three to six samples of photography o Two samples of social media posts, stories, or campaigns that you have created yourself or that you admire (screen shots/links) o Optional: a video project you have worked on

Cantigny Park and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation provide 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.

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 Cantigny Park


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled