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Aquatics Community Pavilion Ice Arena Maintenance Oak View
Community Center
Racquet, Fitness &
Gymnastics Center
Special Recreation Stony Creek
Golf Course
Internships FLASH!

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You must be 16 and older to apply - some jobs may have higher age requirements 
the Oak Lawn Park District does not hire 15 & under (even with a work permit)

OAK LAWN PARK DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Employment with the Oak Lawn 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, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. THOSE APPLICANTS REQUIRING REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION TO THE APPLICATION/INTERVIEW PROCESS SHOULD NOTIFY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SPECIAL FACILITIES.

Administration

Executive Assistant for Special Projects/Office Manager

The Executive Assistant for Special Projects/Office Manager performs information management support for the Executive Director and acts as the Office Manager for the Business Office/Administration. The work requires the exercise of initiative and judgment and may be of a confidential nature. The employee is under the direct supervision of the Director of Parks and Recreation and exercises immediate supervision over the receptionist and office assistant. It is the express responsibility of the Director’s Assistant to maintain and enforce the confidentiality of assigned administration and Park Board tasks and duties. Dedication to the field of parks and recreation is required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduation from an accredited university with a Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field. Training in office procedures and business through college course work or equivalent, supplemented with five or more years extensive and progressively responsible secretarial and clerical experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • Knowledge of Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Executive Director

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Ensures the efficient operation of the Business Office/Administration Building by supervising document retention and destruction, maintenance of the facility, ordering of supplies and scheduling of staff
  • Responsible for coordination and preparation of requirements for professional awards such as CAPRA (Commission for the Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies), IAPD/IPRA Distinguished Accreditation and IPRA Exceptional Workplace
  • Responsible for planning, coordinating and scheduling the health and wellness program for all full-time employees.
  • Possesses excellent communication, writing, and organizational skills
  • Requires strong computer and internet research skills.
  • Acts as a Freedom of Information officer for the Park District.
  • Makes conference registration and travel arrangements for Park District Commissioners and Director.
  • Prepares agendas and board packets for commissioners and Director for all regular and special board meetings
  • Supervises receptionist and office assistant.
  • Works successfully with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as community members and elected officials
  • Coordinates with managers and supervisors to complete various projects as assigned.
  • Prepares reports as required by the Executive Director by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Assists Director with maintaining contacts with legislators
  • Plans and coordinates preparations for meetings, seminars and trainings
  • Handles confidential information which requires discretion and diplomacy.
  • Also performs work of a clerical nature including but not limited to: correspondence, answering phone calls, copying, scanning, mailing, faxing, filing, as well as taking minutes of meetings and transcription of minutes
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Obeys and enforces the practical safety rules, regulations, and procedures established by the safety program that is pertinent to the activities conducted by the department.

Contact Name: Dawn Duslak
Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Contact phone: 708-857-2225
Closing date: 6/1/2015

 


Aquatics

Swim Lesson Instructor

The Oak Lawn Park District is now taking applications for Swim Lesson Instructors for the 2014-2015 Indoor Swim Lessons Season to begin Saturday, October 11.  Lessons are held on Saturdays between 9:30am and 2:30pm at the Richard’s High School Pool.  The Oak Lawn Park District swim program is based on the American Red Cross Learn to Swim Program.  Starting wage for Swim Lesson Instructors is 9.00 per hour.  Prior Swim knowledge is required and WSI Certification is a plus.

Qualifications:

  1. 1.Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  2. 2.Friendly, outgoing personality, positive attitude and the ability to work well with others in a team oriented environment.
  3. 3.Prior swim lessons teaching experience preferred.
  4. 4.Must enjoy working with children.
  5. 5.This position is responsible for the safety of the participants in their own class.
  6. 6.Work hours as scheduled which includes beginning and ending class on time; remaining after class to answer participant and/or parent questions as needed, and clean up supplies.
  7. 7.Instructs and evaluates students participating in swim lessons
  8. 8.Submits completed report cards, skills sheets and attendance information on time.

Interested person should complete an application and direct it to Mary Crout Safety Coordinator/Aquatic Director at the Administration Office.  If you have any questions please contact Mary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 708-857-2225.

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Community Pavilion

 

Community Pavilion Part-time Maintenance Custodian

                The Part-Time Maintenance Custodian position is responsible for the cleaning and routine maintenance work in the Community Pavilion and its immediate surrounding grounds. The employee is under the direct supervision of the maintenance supervisor.

.Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age.

  • Knowledge of cleaning supplies and basic tools.

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.

  • Must be able to work independently

  • Must have decision making Skills

  • Must be able to take initiative with task.

  • Communication skills.

  • Must be able to organize and prioritize duties and responsibilities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

  • Cleans and washes floors, walls, and windows.

  • Cleans restrooms and replenishes supplies.

  • Empties waste and other thrash.

  • Clean weight room equipment.

  • Change Light Bulbs.

  • Cleans adjacent grounds for litter and sweeps walks.

  • Cleans and maintains locker and shower rooms including replenishing supplies.

  • Act as a watchman when necessary.

  • Submits daily check sheets of work performed.

  • Setup and takedown of volleyball equipment, tables, chairs, party rentals, and other programs as needed.

  • Clean all gym courts and surrounding area.

  • Obey and enforce rules, regulations, and procedures established by the Oak Lawn Park District.

  • Performs other task as needed by Maintenance Supervisor.

Marginal Functions:

  • Moves furniture and equipment as needed.

  • Reports building repairs.

  • Shovels snow.

  • Operates gas powered snow blower.

  • Spreads salt on sidewalks.

Psychological Considerations:

  • Must work closely with others.

  • Must work around the general public and patrons in the facility.

  • Must work under the supervision and directions of superiors.

  • Able to multi-task and prioritize well.

  • Must be able to communicate with staff and patrons in a friendly and professional manner.

Physical Considerations

  • Must be able to work 12 to 19 hours per week.

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.

  • Must be able to stand, move and perform labor activities for long periods of time.

Environmental Considerations

  • Custodian is exposed to outside weather conditions 10 percent of the time, including extreme heat and cold, snow, rain, and ice.

  • Protective clothing is required as follows: ear plugs, safety glasses/goggles, protective gloves, and protective equipment needed for specific job task.

  • Worker is exposed to chemicals including but not limited to cleaning supplies, weed killers, oils, and gasoline.

Cognitive Considerations:

  • Must be able to follow directions form supervisor.

  • Must be able to follow task list completely.

  • Must use good safety awareness and judgment at all times.

  • Able to communicate well verbally and in writing.

WAGE

$8.25/hour

Please submit application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


 


FLASH - Fun and Leisure After School Hours 

 

LEADER

OVERVIEW
Positive role models needed to work with elementary school-aged kids in our before and after school program. Job requires working Monday - Friday
Multiple positions are available
Must be responsible and reliable
No weekends
Work hours mesh perfectly with your school schedule
Position dates: August 2014 – June 2015

DESCRIPTION
The FLASH Recreation Leader position is a part time/seasonal position. The FLASH Recreation Leader works directly with the participants and is directly responsible for leading daily activities and interacting with the participants at their assigned FLASH location. This may include a wide variety of responsibilities including supervision of participants, the set up and clean up of snack, games, crafts and activities and to contribute to lesson plans. The ideal candidate will be mature, responsible and have a great attitude. The candidate should have the ability to effectively communicate with children and adults.

QUALIFICATIONS
Must be 16 years old
Experience working with children ages K-5th grade.

HOURS (Typical)
Morning Shift: 6:45AM - 8:45AM
Afternoon Shift: 3:00PM - 6:00PM

WAGE RANGE
$8.25 - $9.00 depending on experience

HOW TO APPLY
On-line: Download the application from The Oak Lawn Park District website: www.olparks.com
In-person: Go to any Oak Lawn Park District facility to complete an application.

Interviews: Ongoing
Application Deadline: We will accept applications year round. Applicants will be contacted when we are hiring.
SEND filled out application & resume to Nicole Yost at the Community Pavilion or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



SITE COORDINATOR

OVERVIEW
Good role models needed to work with elementary school-aged kids in our before and after school program called Clubhouse. Job requires working Monday - Friday. Site Directors must work both morning and afternoon shifts Monday-Friday on all school days.

Multiple positions are available
Must be responsible and reliable
No weekends
Work hours mesh perfectly with your school schedule
Position dates: August 2014-June 2015

DESCRIPTION
The FLASH Site Coordinator position is a part time/seasonal position. The FLASH Site Director position is directly responsible for overseeing the daily operations at their assigned FLASH school location. This will include a wide variety of responsibilities including supervision of childcare staff and participants at their particular site, weekly preparation of lesson plans, communication with participants, their parents, school personnel, and his/her direct supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS
Must be 21 years or older
Experience working with children ages K-5th grade.
Supervisory experience preferred
Must be available for both morning and afternoon shifts.

HOURS (Typical)
Morning Shift: 6:45AM - 8:45AM
Afternoon Shift: 3:00PM - 6:00PM

WAGE RANGE
$10.00 - $12.00 depending on experience

HOW TO APPLY
On-line: Download the application from The Oak Lawn Park District website: www.olparks.com
In-person: Go to any Oak Lawn Park District facility to complete an application.

Interviews: Ongoing
Application Deadline: We will accept applications year round. Applicants will be contacted when we are hiring.
SEND filled out application & resume to Nicole Yost at the Community Pavilion or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Ice Arena

 Skate Guard
Applicants must have strong skating experience. The skate guards are responsible for maintaining order and enforcing rules on and off the ice.
The skate guard is responsible for handing out skates and maintaining an organized atmosphere in the skate rental room. The skate guard has a large amount of contact with the public. Guards are also responsible for general custodial duties throughout the building during every shift. Hours will include some evenings and varied weekend shifts. Interested applicants must complete an application, available on this website or at any Park District facility and return it to the Administrative Office located at 9400 S Kenton Ave.
Interested persons should complete an application at any Oak Lawn Park District facility or on the Oak Lawn Park District website www.olparks.com.  If you have any questions please contact Russ Litko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 708-857-5173.



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Oak View Community Center

 

 

 

 

  


 
Cheer Tumbling Lead Instructor Wanted
The Oak Lawn Park District is now accepting applications for a lead instructor position for Cheer Tumbling classes. Must be an experienced high level tumbling coach who has strong leadership skills and strong knowledge of cheerleading. Pirouettes Gymnastics program is looking for someone who loves working with pre-teens & teenagers in a friendly work environment with motivated staff in a professional setting. Part Time approximately 9 hours, Pay will be based on experience. Cheer tumble classes are held 6:30-9:30 Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. For information, email Deirdre White or call her at 708-857-2215.

Experienced Boys Gymnastics Coaches- POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY
The Oak Lawn Park District Pirouettes Gymnastics program is looking for EXPERIENCED BOYS Gymnastics coaches to join our team. We are looking to develop our Boys program into a Strong Team/Developmental program. (We have over 175 boys enrolled in our Preschool & recreational program for the Spring 09 session, a great pool of talent waiting to be developed in to team gymnasts by the right coaches) Applicants must love working with kids and be motivated to work with Preschool, Recreational and Team Level Boys Gymnastics programs. The Oak Lawn Park District is able to offer in great employment opportunities in a professional setting. Positions are available immediately. Please submit your resume with your gymnastics and coaching experience to Deirdre White, Gymnastics Coordinator. Part time hours, Pay will be based on experience. For information, email Deirdre White or call her at 708-857-2215.

Experienced Girls Team/Developmental Gymnastics Coach POSITION AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY
The Oak Lawn Park District's Pirouettes Gymnastics program is looking for Experienced Girls Team and Development Coaches to join our team. We have a very strong team program in place with USAG Levels 5-9 and In-house Level 4 program. We are looking for Team Coaches who love working with kids in a friendly work environment with motivated staff and in a professional setting. Part Time hours, Pay will be based on experience. Please submit your resume with your gymnastics and coaching experience to Deirdre White, Gymnastics Coordinator. For information, email Deirdre White or call her at 708-857-2215.



Special Recreation



Stony Creek Golf Complex

 Part-time Cook

Stony Creek Golf and Banquet Facility in Oak Lawn is looking for part-time cooks for our Bar & Grill and Banquet Events. Must work nights, weekends and holidays. (max. 20 hrs per wk) flexible schedule available. 2 year experience required. Must have Food Sanitation Certificate prior to start. We are a smoke free employer. Please include salary requirements.


Bartenders & Wait/Banquet Server

Stony Creek Golf and Banquet Facility in Oak Lawn is looking for part-time Bartenders and Waitress/Banquet Server for our Bar & Grill and Banquet Events. Must work nights, weekends and holidays. (max 20 hrs per wk) flexible available. 2 year experience required. Must have Food Handling and Illinois Basset Liquor Certificates prior to start. We are a smoke free employer. Please include salary requirements.
 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

 

APPLY: Email Resume to: Deb Skelly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquet Facility  or contact 708-857-2433 for more information.



Internships

Note: If you are not a current student studying recreation, sports management or a related field you DO NOT qualify for an internship at the Oak Lawn Park District.
 
The Oak Lawn Park District is seeking qualified students interested in an internship in the field of Recreation, Sports Management or a related field. Candidates will currently be attending college or be a recent graduate with a major in recreation, outdoor recreation or related field.

Candidates must be responsible, motivated, should have the ability to manage time effectively and have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Candidates should possess the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously under the supervision of the administrative staff. The student will assist with the administration, supervision, and leadership of specified recreation and leisure activities of the internship. The duration of the internship is 12-16 weeks, but will ultimately be determined by the intern's school requirements. It is the student's responsibility to verify with their professors if the internship qualifies for college credit. Candidates should be prepared to work with children and adults. Candidates should have a valid driver's license and have transportation to work
The Oak Lawn Park District has positions available at the Oak View Center and the Community Pavilion.

An intern can expect to get a wide variety of experiences by working at the Oak Lawn Park District Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center, Stony Creek Golf Complex, Oak View Center, Community Pavilion, and Ice Arena. Applicants will be formally interviewed before an internship is offered. They will also be assigned to special events, athletics, community events, administrative tasks and other projects as necessary.
 
Final intern selections for each season will be made by the following dates: 
Spring Internship: December 1st
Summer Internship: April 1st
Fall Internship: July 1st
 
Please note that internship positions are open until filled and we may be able to accept applications after these deadlines.  
 
To apply for an internship please send a resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..