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 $55,000.00-$58,000.00

DESCRIPTION
 
The Farm Program Supervisor is responsible for designing, planning, and leading history and agriculture programs at Fischer Farm.  This position reports to the Farm Manager and supervises part-time staff, seasonal staff and volunteers.

DUTIES AND ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
 
•         Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for all farm visitors.
•         Research the region’s agricultural history with the goal of identifying program needs/opportunities.
•         Design and write program curriculum materials for all program areas including daily visitation, school field trips, scout groups, brochure programs, birthday party packages and summer camp.
•         Research and create outreach programs for off sight programming
•         Promote programs through marketing outreach efforts
•         Train staff and volunteers on interpretive goals.
•         Maintain records and evaluation reports on all programs.
•         Assist with animal care and develop knowledge of livestock use/care to incorporate into farm programs.
•         Stay current on museum field and living history trends and best practices.
•         Manage farm collection items for display in the farmhouse and barn areas.
•         Maintain program supply inventory. Order supplies as needed
•         Act as manager on duty as needed.
•         Other duties as assigned by supervisor
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
•         A bachelor’s degree in Museum Studies, Historical Administration, Agriculture, History or related field.
•         Five years of interpretive experience including two years of program design and supervisory experience.
•         Willingness to learn beekeeping and comfortable with the realities of apiary work including possible stings and heavy lifting.
•         Ability to spend entire day on feet assisting with farm work and lifting 30lbs repeatedly
•         The best candidates with have experience in historical interpretation and 4H club familiarity.
 
 
JOB STATUS        Full time              DEPARTMENT    Fischer FSLA STATUS      Exempt
 
SALARY                $55,000.00-$58,000.00 Salary/year
 
HOURS                 40 hours per week including evenings and weekends, working at least one weekend day per week.  Typically, this position works a Tuesday-Saturday Schedule.

Qualified applicants may submit application with resume and cover letter to https://www.bvilleparks.org/joinourteam/

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 Bensenville Park District

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 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $60,000+ DOQ

Full-Time, Exempt
Number of Openings: 1
Pay range: $60,000+ DOQ

PLEASE APPLY ONLINE AT: https://oakbrookpark.bamboohr.com/careers/50

Where can you gain valuable experience in a management role, and lead staff at one year-round facility as well as one outdoor facility, all while maintaining work-life balance and having the opportunity to work remotely? The Oak Brook Park District can provide this and MORE with the open Aquatic Manager position!

The Aquatic Manager is primarily responsible for the administration of all tasks related to operation and management of the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center (FAC), a year-round indoor aquatic facility that includes Splash Island, a seasonal outdoor facility, for the Park District. Key responsibilities include hiring, training, scheduling and supervising of pool managers, lifeguards and party attendant staff. Manage and support the Aquatic Programming Supervisor and assist with aquatic programming needs. This person will also be directly responsible for operational organization of all aquatic rentals and parties for the FAC. This position may require weekly time spent as an on-deck pool manager and/or lifeguarding as needed. The Aquatic Manager will serve as a Safety Coordinator for the Park District, supporting the HR and Risk Manager with presenting staff safety trainings and tracking certifications.

THE OAK BROOK PARK DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Employment with the Park District is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, age, color, sex, religion, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify Mike Contreras, ADA coordinator, at (630) 645-9527 or mcontreras@obparks.org

Bilingual Candidates Encouraged to Apply.

All Oak Brook Park District employees benefit from a work-life atmosphere, a complimentary Central Park Campus Membership for you and your immediate family living within the same household, and substantial discounts on programming including PRESCHOOL and SUMMER CAMPS, continuing education opportunities, and MORE! Full-time positions are also eligible for health insurance benefits as well as participation in a pension plan.

Additional Benefits Include:
Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
Life Insurance (basic & voluntary additional coverage)
IMRF Defined Benefit Pension
Short- and Long-Term Disability (IMRF)
457 Defined Contribution Plans
Medical and Childcare Flexible Spending Accounts
Paid Time Off (sick, vacation, and personal time)
Compensatory Time 
Paid Family Leave
Remote work options
Tuition reimbursement 

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 Oak Brook Park District

 Contact

Rob Bond
630-645-9580
rbond@obparks.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $56,000+ DOQ

The Assistant Superintendent of Parks assists in the management of the day-to-day development, maintenance and care of the Medinah Park District’s park lands, buildings and facilities in accordance with the general policies established by the Park Board of Commissioners.
 
Essential Duties
1.      Assists in preparing annual fiscal budget for the Parks/Maintenance Division.
2.      Assists in the direction of the maintenance of buildings to include refuse removal, repair and cleaning of facilities and equipment, monitoring controls, HVAC units and installation of fixtures.
3.      Assists in the supervision of the daily operational work of parks division staff (full, part & seasonal) to include hiring, orientation, training, scheduling of working hours, annual evaluations, discipline and termination.
4.      Coordinates and oversees, with a hands-on approach, the management and care of turf acreage to include soil preparation, seeding and sodding, species selection, weed control, aeration, mowing and trimming and irrigation.
5.      Coordinates and oversees maintenance of playground areas to include installation of surfacing and containment materials and safety inspections.
6.      Coordinate and operate snow removal from all District parking lots, Metra parking lots and all designated walkways.
7.      Attends Park District board meetings in absence of Superintendent of Parks.
8.      Coordinate all athletic field maintenance.
9.      Works with Superintendent to oversee and inspect all ongoing work performed by outside contractors.
10.  Assists with the construction and set up of facilities and grounds for large events and facility rentals.
11.  Develop and monitor preventative maintenance processes, procedures and schedules. Oversee staff in the adherence to the equipment and vehicle replacement schedule. Oversee equipment inventory.  
12.  Direct the ongoing maintenance of the Metra commuter parking lots to include capital projects, seasonal general maintenance and oversight of outside contractors.  Maintain annual records.
13.  Participate in the District’s long range planning processes.
14.  Maintain, through ongoing training, certifications for the spraying of pesticides and herbicides and conduct these applications according to guidelines and regulations as are or may be established.
15.  Ascertain and maintain compliance with local, state and federal regulations pertaining to buildings, grounds and facility design, upkeep and maintenance.
16.  Assists with the coordination of ongoing Meacham Creek Park & Meacham Wildlife Preserve restoration area maintenance and monitoring, to include working with outside vendors.
17.  Assists in maintaining, in safe working order, the Maintenance Barn’s well and septic systems, including inspections, well chlorination and working with appropriate contractors.
 
Other Duties
1.      Actively follow safe practices and procedures in the performance of all job functions.
2.      Assist in keeping accurate records and maintain inventory of park supplies and equipment.
3.      Assist in organizing the maintenance of agency fleet vehicles and ground implements and maintain records of same.
4.      Coordinate the prompt repair of vandalized property and equipment and/or its replacement as appropriate.
5.      Assist in maintaining active files of various contractors.
6.      Attend and participate in monthly District Safety Team and regular staff meetings as required
7.      Assist in performing monthly building/safety inspections as required and according to schedule.
8.      Actively seek out and correct or report any hazardous conditions of District properties or facilities.
9.      Respond, if called, to building security alarms or emergency situations in facilities or park locations.
10.  Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Parks.
 
Position Qualifications:
Education:           An Associate’s Degree with a focus in Natural Resource Management, Parks & 
                            Recreation or closely related field.  A degree may be replaced by three (3) 
                            years of experience.  
Experience:         A minimum of five (5) years of full time experience in park/natural resource 
                            maintenance.  General knowledge of turf management, vehicle repair, basic 
                            electrical, carpentry & plumbing repair, construction management, playground
                            safety and park planning.
Certifications:      First aid, CPR and AED certification within 6 months of hire
                            CDL Driver License
                            Certified Playground Safety Inspector certification
                            Herbicide/Pesticide application certification
 
Required Skills:   Ability to operate motor vehicles, ground implements and heavy machinery to 
                            include tractors, backhoes, loaders.
                            Ability to read and comprehend specifications, operations manuals, safety
                            manuals and labels.
                            Strength and dexterity to perform routine engine and vehicle maintenance.
                            Strength, dexterity and range of motion to operate pesticide and herbicide 
                            spraying equipment.
                            Strength and flexibility to lift, without assistance, 40 pounds at minimum.
                            Visual acuity to conduct field inspections.
 
Required Hours: The Assistant Superintendent of Parks shall typically work a 40 hour a week schedule and shall be considered on call at all times when there is a need for his/her services, except during approved leaves of absence.  
 
Hiring Range:  $56,000+ DOQ  

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 Medinah Park District

 Contact

Maria Piworski
224-524-0003
maria@medinahparkdistrict.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $22.00 to $27.00 per hour


 $22.00 to $27.00 DOQ

Position Summary

Maintenance Worker


 Starting $22.00 to $27.00 DOQ

Under the direct supervision of the Superintendent of Parks, this position is responsible for performing a variety of maintenance and/or repair work to park properties, pool, and equipment. 

Qualifications:

Employee must be High School graduate, or equivalent is required. Four years’ park experience, and advanced training is preferred in the following areas of HVAC, Pool Operations, Electrical, Plumbing and Carpentry.  Employee must have a valid Illinois driver's license and be able to provide own transportation to and from work. Landscapers Applicator Licenses; OSHA 30-hour certificate; Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) preferred or ability to obtain these licenses and/or certifications within the first year of employment.
 
Upon conditional job offer, the candidate will be subject to background check and drug test. 

Essential Functions:

Receives instructions from the Superintendent of Parks and Maintenance Foreman, regarding daily work assignments.

Works in all areas of the Parks Department including buildings, landscaping, turf, playgrounds, and athletic field maintenance.

Ensures that accidents and injuries are tendered to and reported immediately.

Operates all district equipment including trucks, power mowers, tractors, edger’s, trimmers, power tools, and snow blowers but not limited to.

Provides landscaping care to flower/shrub beds in parks and facilities.

Removes all refuse and debris from all park areas and facilities daily.

Applies herbicides and fertilizer as deemed appropriate.

Provide safe, prompt, and efficient snow/ice removal in winter.

Maintain all park equipment to the highest standards.

Availability:

The hours of the maintenance staff, Monday through Friday; 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. At the discretion of the Superintendent of Parks employees may be scheduled to start earlier or start later. At the discretion of the Superintendent of Park an employee may also be scheduled to work a Saturday or Sunday and will be given another day off on that work week.

Overtime hours are expected due to inclement weather, emergency call in, weekend field preparation, special events etc. Scheduling of the overtime shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent of Parks.

Benefits We Offer:
 
We offer a generous benefit package including: * Medical Coverage * Dental Coverage * Vision Coverage and Participation in IMRF.
 


 


 


 


 Westchester Park District


 Contact

Jim Burg
 (708)865-8200
 jburg@wpdparks.org
 
 

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled
 

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 Westchester Park District

 Contact

Jim Burg
708-865-8200
jburg@wpdparks.org

 Closing Date

July 01, 2024

 25.00 - 27.00 per hour

POSITION SUMMARY
 
The Aquatics Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the outdoor pool facility and beach operations and training at both facilities.
 
This is a seasonal position.  The hours will be determined by the Fitness and Aquatics Manager and can change based on need. Most weeks will work up to 35 hours. 
 
The Supervisor shall be considered on duty whenever a need exists for their services. This position may require varying shift schedules including weekdays, weekends, day, and evening hours, as the aquatics areas are open each day during the week.  The Supervisor should have flexibility with scheduling as may be needed. 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES
 
Primary
  • Supervises and schedules the Aquatics Team at both the district pool facility and designated beach areas for the Park District.     
  • Shall possess the ability to schedule, organize, direct, assist, and lead the Aquatics Team in the implementation of their assigned duties. 
  • Will assist in completion of the season end evaluations on all aquatics team members. 
  • Assists the Guest Services Manager in coordinating all groups and rental bookings and ensures appropriate staffing for all events. 
  • Orders and distributes program supplies as needed.  
  • Maintains appropriate inventory and supply for all programs in area.
 
Secondary
  • May assist with budget projections and monitor revenue and expenses in areas of responsibility.
  • May approve bi-weekly timecards, program evaluations, and any special reports requested by the Fitness and Aquatics Manager.  
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of existing programs and submits recommendations for program development, changes, and pricing structure to the Fitness and Aquatics Manager. 
  • Maintains records of programs, fees, class participation and membership statistics as required.
  • Performs the job safely and in compliance with Park District policies, procedures, work, and safety rules.
  • Ensures goals are being met within area of responsibility as well as being a productive team member to achieve division and department goals.
  • Ensures the safety of all aquatics programing by maintaining proper certifications for all staff including Lifeguard Training, CPR, First Aid and AED training. 
  • Conducts regular in-service trainings and workshops for lifeguards to ensure the safety of guests and full compliance with American Red Cross requirements. Other duties as assigned.
 
SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS
 
Preferred minimum 3-5 years related experience for an aquatics program or operational management/team leadership with emphasis on providing excellent guest services, or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be accepted. Previous experience in staff supervision preferred.  
 
Preferred certifications (or the ability to acquire) include: 
 
  • National Pool and Waterpark Lifeguard Instructor and/or American Red Cross Certification.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, creativity and skill in aquatics programming and facility management as assigned. 
  • Working knowledge of principles, practices, and objectives of aquatics and community recreation.
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, to solve problems and produce work on a timely basis.
  • Demonstrated initiative, dependability, professionalism, resourcefulness, and management skills with the ability to work in a positive manner with the general public, Park District staff and Board of Commissioners.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak in English.
  • Must have valid Illinois driver's license.
 
ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS
 
  • Employee may be exposed to natural and potentially extreme weather conditions while supervising employees or attending job related activities away from the office.
  • Employee may be exposed to chemicals or other potentially dangerous materials.
  • Employee may be exposed to noise distractions from employees or equipment operation in adjacent work areas.
  • Employee must have the ability to deal with residents, staff and job responsibilities under stressful conditions.

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 Lake Bluff Park District

 Contact

Mark Montgomery
847-457-7342
mmontgomery@lakebluffparkdistrict.org

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled