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 Starting at $13.00 per hour

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General Responsibility: Supervise camp participants at a specific camp. Plan, lead and implement recreation activities for summer day campers while adhering to all NISRA policies.

Time: This is a summer only position, functioning during summer day camp session and two weeks prior. Hours are typically from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Except for half day camps which may be held from 12:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.), some evening or morning meetings may be required. Summer Day Camp Dates are Monday, June 13- Thursday, July 28, 2022 (No Camp July 4). Orientation will begin the week of June 1, 2022.

*$150.00 hiring bonus contingent on staff attendance

Responsible To: Site Director

Specific Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

  1. Familiar with and adhere to NISRA policies & procedures.
  2. Develop and implement daily recreation lesson plans.
  3. Supervision of assigned group (safety, behavior management, planning, campers belongings, swim time, sunscreen).
  4. Complete daily notes home for assigned participants.
  5. Actively participate in camp activities, including swimming.
  6. Participate in weekly camp meetings.
  7. Assist in planning and conducting a parent’s night event.
  8. Assist campers with approved personal care, as needed (i.e. feeding, changing, toileting, diapering, etc.).
  9. Develop positive relationships with campers & parents/guardians and co-workers.
  10. Take care of supplies/equipment & keeping area clean
  11. Complete agency forms as needed (Camper Information Form, TR evaluations, etc.).
  12. Other duties as assigned


  1. Professional or college student in related field preferred.

  2. Access to reliable transportation.

  3. Experience working with people with disabilities preferred.

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 Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association (NISRA)


Jordan Miller

 Closing Date

May 28, 2022


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The Village of Hawthorn Woods Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a summer Parks & Recreation Intern. The Recreation Intern is a part-time seasonal position that reports to the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. The Recreation Intern will assist with the planning and coordination of summer camps and special events such as Fourth of July festivities, Concerts in the Park and Movies in the Park. They will also assist in areas including aquatics and registration.

The Parks & Recreation Intern will be exposed to various areas of recreation management that will be beneficial to their future career as a Park & Recreation professional. The Parks & Recreation Intern will work closely with both the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation and the Director of Parks and Recreation to expand their understanding of the field.

QUALIFICATIONS: CPR/First Aid certification is a plus. Applicants will be required to successfully pass a background check and drug test prior to employment. Must have a high school diploma. Must be a student in good academic standing and currently enrolled in a college undergraduate program, or be a recent graduate. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of Parks & Recreation Administration or related field. The ideal candidate will be comfortable public speaking, interacting will community members, instructing staff, and leading activities. Must work well and communicate with people of all ages, especially children.

APPLY: We are proud of our dedicated and exceptional staff and welcome your application to join our team. Interested candidates should visit to download an application to complete and submit to Katreina York, Chief Financial Officer [Mail: 2 Lagoon Drive, Hawthorn Woods, IL 60047 | Email: | Fax: (847) 847-3591]

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 Village of Hawthorn Woods


Katreina York
(847) 847-3590

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled

 $12.00 - $15.00 / hour

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The City of Moline is seeking highly motivated, energetic Park & Recreation, Sports Management, or Event Management students looking to complete an internship with the City's Park and Recreation Department. The City of Moline (population 43,483) is located in Rock Island County, Illinois, nestled between the Mississippi River and the Rock River. Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois, and Bettendorf and Davenport in Iowa, form the “Quad Cities,” a metropolitan area with a population of nearly 400,000.

The Moline Parks and Recreation Department operates 23 parks including over 700 acres of land, Riverside Family Aquatic Center, two dog parks, Greenvalley Sports Complex, two cemeteries, indoor and outdoor rental facilities, over 16 miles of trails, and more!

Internship will include exposure to multiple areas of the Park and Recreation Department. Areas of focus can vary depending upon interest, but will include: Athletics, Aquatics, Special Events, Cemeteries, Park Maintenance and Customer Relations.

Approximate employment duration: Minimum 400 hours total, can be adjusted to fit internship credit guidelines. Assigned work hours will vary between 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM including weekends and evenings from May through August.

Deadline: Applications are accepted until such time a sufficient number of qualified applications is received to fill the position. If interested send resume and cover letter and/or any questions to Eric Griffith, Parks Recreation Director, 309-524-2424 /

Acceptable Experience and Training • High school diploma and working toward a bachelor's or graduate degree; • Have an interest in park and recreation in general and a willingness to learn the broader scope of services provided by city programs; • Preference will be given to current students of Park & Recreation, Sports Management, Event Management, or a related field. • Ability to work as a team member and collaborate effectively with others; • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Required Special Qualifications • Candidates for positions in this class must pass a post-employment offer physical examination and drug screen; • Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.

Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only) • Work closely with professional staff on special projects, including but not limited to: project management, tournament/event management, staff/program scheduling, program evaluations, and goal setting; • Implementation or creation of a concept of one new program as part of seasonal offerings; • Observe and assist facility management and concession operations; • Learn registration software system and assist with participant registrations, facility reservations and general inquiries; • Assist with planning, scheduling and implementation of park programs, leagues, special events, and more; • Support the marketing and promotion of the Parks and Recreation Department along with all programming, facilities and special events through various marketing strategies; • Spend time learning other areas of the Parks and Recreation Department such as cemetery operations, field maintenance, pool maintenance, customer relations, and more; • Act as the Summer Camp Director for a new, low cost/free camp; including hiring, planning and implementation. • Other duties as assigned.

Goals for the Internship: • Connecting students who exhibit passion for park and recreation programming with an opportunity to enhance the operation of our department. • Provide a creative opportunity for contributions to the current season and future planning. • Develop students with a wide range of park and recreation interests who ultimately feel more connected to all areas of park and recreation programming. • Apply strategies to integrate students into the organization to allow for maximum inclusion and productivity. • Ensure the development of students for the continued future growth and quality of the park and recreation workforce.

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 City of Moline


Eric Griffith

 Closing Date

Open Until Filled