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 $41,600-$52,000 annually

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This is a full-time position responsible for the organizing, scheduling, planning, renting and marketing of all activities for the Rivers Edge Recreation Center, Prairie Fields Sports Park, Riverside Ice Arena, all other athletic fields and courts as well as Baltic Mill Wedding rentals.

Applicants must be positive, organized, have an excellent work ethic, and be able to effectively direct and manage a wide range of projects and tasks simultaneously. Applicants must have excellent customer service and communication skills.


• Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation, Facility Management, or closely related field from an accredited college or university program required. • Two or more years’ supervisory experience required. • Experience and demonstrated success working in revenue generating recreation facility required. • Supervisory experience of ice rink operation and maintenance preferred. • CPRP Certification preferred. • Or, any equivalent combination of education, experience and training. • Recruit, select, train, supervise, and evaluate staff and volunteers. • Schedule, manage, and coordinate all facility & field days and times. • Ensure all inspections are done correctly and in a timely manner. • Develop and/or update facility event packages as necessary.
• Solicit, develop, and maintain facility & field rental opportunities. • Review and prepare costs for the annual budget. Oversee the expenditure and accounting of funds within area of responsibility. • Develop facilities usage to maximum capacity. • Maintain and report inventory of concessions, POS, and equipment items. • Develop and present annual reports for Rivers Edge, Prairie Fields, and Riverside Ice Arena. • Valid Illinois driver’s license & good driving record required. • Successful criminal background check.

This is a salaried, exempt position that reports to the Superintendent of Recreation. The starting salary range for this position is $41,600-$52,000. This position includes an excellent benefits package.

Please complete an on-line application and attach your letter of interest and resume at by June 23, 2019. JOB ID 398 An Equal Opportunity Employer

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 Belvidere Park District


Kim Kirkpatrick
815-547-5711, ext. 42

 Closing Date

June 23, 2019


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Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the administrative direction of the General Recreation Supervisor, the Recreation Activity Coordinator is responsible for the development, administration and coordination the After School Clubs, Nature programs, early childhood and school age summer camps, School Day Off programs, Winter and Spring Break Camps. In addition, assist the General Recreation Supervisor with the administration of Wilmette Park District’s general recreation programs and events.

The Recreation Activity Coordinator will evaluate programming and make recommendations to either add new or modify existing programs and classes. Prepare class information by coordinating with vendors and instructors for each season. Responsible for the implementation of all Park District policies that relate to this area of responsibility. Along with the General Recreation Supervisor, hire and schedule qualified On-Site Coordinators, Nature Instructor(s), and staff to work all other programs that relate to this area. Organize and update rosters, staff and vendor information, medical information, forms and signs as needed for all classes. Maintain reference materials and participant/customer database.

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college in recreation or other related field with at least six months experience in recreation. RecTrac experience, preferred.

Normal working hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The schedule will be altered at times. Other late night/weekend work and extra hours may be required at various times.

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 Wilmette Park District


Liz Cox

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $21.92 - $30.67/hour DOQ

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Summary: Responsible for inspecting, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing HVAC systems and other special projects as assigned.

Responsibilities: Skilled HVAC work installing, maintaining and repairing facility and park mechanical systems and components. Provide mechanical systems support for facilities on an as needed basis. Remove snow from Park District sidewalks, driveways and paths. Inspect, repair, construct and clean all park amenities. Repair and painting of all facilities. Install, inspect and repair playground equipment. Set up and maintain aquatic areas and activities, including pools, beaches and boating facility. Review and make recommendations for energy management programs for facilities. Maintain all equipment and hand tools used. Attend seminars and workshops to provide for professional growth. Attend and participate in staff meetings. Participate in turf maintenance as needed.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Mechanical Engineering or a related field; or a minimum of four years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have basic to intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel as well as experience with internet research.

Must have a valid driver’s license, American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification, Certified Pool Operator (CPO) Certification and EPA Refrigerant License.

Classification: Full-time, non-exempt (hourly). Hours are typically 40 per week. Hours and schedules may vary depending on seasonal workloads and needs.

Wage Range: $21.92/hr - $30.67/hr DOQ

Benefits: Excellent benefit package, including health, dental, pension, and paid time off.

The Park District of Highland Park is an equal opportunity employer.

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 Park District of Highland Park


Dan Voss

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 36,683.00 - 56,905.00

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Under the general supervision of the Chief Horticulturist, the Assistant Horticulturist performs a variety of horticultural and arboricultural tasks; i.e., plant propagation, tree pruning, greenhouse operation, installation and maintenance of plant material and application of chemicals and fertilizers; performs other grounds and building maintenance. Independent judgment is exercised in determining work methods after receiving written or oral instructions. Exercises limited supervision over a small seasonal work crew performing manual tasks. Aids in the oversight and maintenance of all greenhouse, conservatory, and landscaped areas throughout the Rock Island Park and Recreation Department and designated municipal landscapes.

Examples of Duties: Propagate plants using seed, division or cuttings; prepare and maintain flower beds.

Assist in pruning, shaping or removing all types of woody plants using chain saws and other forestry hand tools.

Mix and apply chemicals to control growth or pests.

Maintain growing or display houses by regulating temperatures, watering systems and ventilating systems.

Perform semi-skilled building maintenance.

Plow snow with truck and blade attachment and assist in ice pond maintenance.

Assist in other grounds and building maintenance work as required.

Manicures grass turf with a wide variety of equipment.

Develop small planting areas by measuring, staking, laying out and selecting material.

Make routine repairs to equipment.

Complete records and reports as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Education: Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to completion of a two (2) year associates degree oriented toward horticulture, buildings and grounds maintenance, along with experience in the field.

Should have hands on experience with annual, perennial, herbaceous and woody plant materials and understanding of their characteristics, propagation and cultivation. Experience with these materials in a landscape setting, as well as, in confinements.

Should be able to operate equipment normally used in a landscape construction setting such as dump trucks, end loader, backhoe, roto-tiller, sod cutter, trencher, etc. Additionally, hands on experience exercising these skills in a work environment shall be required. A strong background combing training and experience may be considered in lieu of the above.

Specific knowledge of the principles and techniques of greenhouse and outdoor garden management; knowledge of laws governing application of chemicals; knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions required for all phases of work.

Skill in the use and maintenance of chain saws, forestry tools, mowers, string trimmers, hand tools and other landscaping equipment. Skill in transplanting and propagating all types of flowers and plants.

Ability to maintain records; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, officials and the general public.

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 City of Rock Island


 Closing Date

Open Until Filled


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The Coloma Township Park District is seeking a qualified, friendly, energetic, and experienced applicant to work with the elected Park Board Commissioners. A four-year degree from a college or university in Parks and Recreation Administration preferred. The director is responsible for the entire operation of the district, including all park sites, facilities, recreation programs, and supervising staff on a year-round basis. The director will be required to promote the park district using various online marketing tools. The director will work with office and maintenance staff to create a positive, and productive work environment. A detailed application and job description, including salary range and benefits are available at the Park District Administrative Office, 508 East 11th Street, Rock Falls, Illinois 61071. Interested applicants may apply in person or contact the Park District at 815-625-0272, or email at

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 Coloma Township Park District


Michael Sterba

 Closing Date

June 7, 2019