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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

 


Aquatics

Lifeguard

The Oak Lawn Park District is now taking applications for Lifeguard Positions for the Summer 2014 Pool Season. Lifeguards are responsible to ensuring the safety of patrons including accident prevention in the water and on surrounding areas and the rescue and care of accident victims. Starting wage is $8.25 per hour.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

  2. American Red Cross Lifeguard certification or the ability to obtain.

  3. American Red Cross CPR for the professional rescuer certification or the ability to obtain.

  4. Possess the ability to swim 500 yards continuously, tread water for two minutes and the ability to retrieve a 10-lb brick from the bottom of the deep well.

  5. Ability to relate to staff and patrons in a positive manner that represents our agency.

  6. Ability to work in a team atmosphere, promoting positive work relationships with both internal and external customers.

  7. Ability to maintain self-control and composure in difficult situations.

 

Interested persons 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. or 708-857-2225.

 


 

Swim Lesson Instructor

 

The Oak Lawn Park District is now taking applications for Swim Lesson Instructors for the Summer 2013 Pool Season to begin the week of June 14, 2014. 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 for group lessons and $10.00 for private lessons. Prior Swim knowledge is required and WSI Certification is a plus.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

  2. Friendly, outgoing personality, positive attitude and the ability to work well with others in a team oriented environment.

  3. Prior swim lessons teaching experience preferred.

  4. Must enjoy working with children.

  5. This position is responsible for the safety of the participants in their own class.

  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. Instructs and evaluates students participating in swim lessons

  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. or 708-857-2225.

 


Athletic Party Supervisor

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Athletic Party Attendant will be responsible for greeting customers and assisting with party set up. The Athletic Party Attendant will also be responsible for leading athletic games and activities for children of all ages. Games may include basketball, floor hockey, volleyball, dodge ball, etc.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

-Must be at least 18 years old.

-Excellent customer service skills.

-The ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and posted schedules.

-Ability to stand for long periods of time.

-Ability to see gym with sufficient clarity to maintain control.

-Ability to concentrate and accomplish tasks despite interruptions

-Ability to establish and maintain effective, harmonious, cooperative, and productive working relationships with -participants, supervisors and other employees of the Park District.

-Ability to work a flexible schedule with some weekend and evenings

-Must be able to work independently with little or no supervision.

-Must be able to act in a professional and mature manner at all times as a representative of the Park District.

 

Hours Available

Saturdays between 10AM-5PM

 

WAGE

$9.25/hour

   

Please send resume and/or application to Cate O’Brien at the Community Pavilion or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 


 Personal Trainers
The Oak Lawn Park District Community Pavilion located on 9401 S. Oak Park Ave. (Oak Lawn) is seeking qualified candidates for Personal Training. Trainer must have a current personal training certification from a qualified agency. Trainers responsible for providing one-on-one fitness instructions based on the client's goals. The personal trainer must be capable of evaluating the client's physical fitness and keep track of progress. Candidates must have the ability and personality to act as a motivator. We are looking for individuals with the ability to create rehabilitation programs for various medical conditions. Individuals must be able to demonstrate movements and exercises and be knowledgeable of the latest fitness equipment and machines. Personal Trainers must also possess an understanding of basic nutrition. Involvement with running and sporting associations is a plus. The pay scale depends on experience. If interested please send resume to Community Pavilion, 9401 S. Oak Park Avenue, Oak Lawn, Il 60453, Attention Debbie Peterson
 

AEROBICS INSTRUCTOR SUBSTITUTE

Aerobics Instructor Substitute wanted, teaching at the Oak Lawn Park District Community Pavilion located on 9401 S. Oak Park Ave. The Community Pavilion offers several different classes including no jump aerobics, seniorcise, weight training classes, and many more. The pay scale will range from $27.00 to $32.00 per class depending on certification and experience. If interested in becoming a substitute please fill out application at the Pavilion or contact Debbie Peterson at (708) 857-2420 



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. .'; document.write(''); document.write(addy_text18938); document.write('<\/a>'); //-->\n 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.



Maintenance Dept



Oak View Community Center

 

Preschool/Tot Instructor Assistants

The Oak Lawn Park District is now accepting applications for preschool/tot instructor assistants at the Little White Building. Preschool instructor assistants help the lead instructor in managing a classroom of children who are five years or younger. They instruct and supervise the children in social and developmental activities, and generally provide one-on-one attention when needed. The duties of a preschool instructor assistant includes interacting with children, preparing snacks, teaching children about numbers, colors and shapes, helping them get dressed when needed. They also evaluate students' social development and physical well-being. Preschool teacher's assistants should be prepared to take on the role of lead teacher when needed.

Additional Requirements

Preschool instructor's assistant need a driver's license and must possess good communication skills and patience. A background check will be conducted on applicants. On-the-job training is usually necessary for all new employees to help familiarize them with the rules of the school.

Please contact David MacDonald by email 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 by phone 708-857-2200.

Application deadline: July 19th

 

 

Private Guitar Lessons Instructor


OVERVIEW
Skilled guitarist and musician needed to work with participants ages 8 & up to teach various skill levels of guitar-playing.

Days and times of lessons are flexible.
Hours can coincide comfortably with school and/or work schedule.

Must be responsible and reliable.

Year-round position.


DESCRIPTION
The Oak View Center is looking for an enthusiastic part-time instructor to teach private guitar lessons for ages 8 and up. Individuals must possess a vast knowledge of music, different styles of guitar, and skill in playing guitar. A minimum of one (1) year of experience teaching guitar preferred. Individuals must be able to communicate with parents and children. CPR/AED certification is a plus. Hours vary and are flexible to candidate’s schedule. Pay depends on qualifications. Interested candidates can complete an application at the Oak View Center, 4625 W 110th St. For more information contact Michael Sinkewich at the Oak View Center: (708) 857-2200.


QUALIFICATIONS
Must be at least 18 years old.

A minimum of one (1) year of experience teaching guitar preferred.

A vast knowledge of music, playing guitar, and being able to read music is necessary.

Experience working with children ages 8 & up.


HOURS (Part-Time)

Dependent upon number of participants that register for classes.


WAGE RATE
Dependent on qualifications.


HOW TO APPLY
On-line: Download the application from The Oak Lawn Park District website: www.olparks.com
In-person: Go to the Oak View Center facility located at 4625 W. 110th Street to complete an application.


Position Open Until Filled

All completed applications and resumes should be sent to Michael Sinkewich at the Oak View Center or via e-mail 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. .

 

  

 

 


 
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

 

Job Title: Short Order Cook (Part-time)

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Starting Wage: DOQ

Job Description: The Short Order Cook is responsible for preparing cooked foods, and must be able to perform all station functions of Fry, Flat Top Griddle, Pantry, and cold station; communicating ticket times and potential problems to the manager on duty and servers as necessary; providing the highest quality of service to customers and associates at all times; performing all other responsibilities as directed by the business or as assigned by management.

  • Follows recipes and/or product directions for preparing, seasoning, cooking, carving and serving food items which may include soups, meats, vegetables, desserts and other food and beverage products.

  • Cleans and sanitizes work stations, equipment, floors and other maintenance as required.

  • Practices excellent food safety and sanitation practices and complies with HACCP standards

  • Operates a variety of kitchen equipment; Measures and mixes ingredients, washes, peels, cuts and shreds fruits and vegetables Stocks, dates, rotates, and checks temperature of products.

  • Completes any assigned side work as needed

  • Assists in maintaining all records required by the Health Department

Qualifications: At least 2 years in experience in a restaurant or banquet facility. Illinois Department of Public Health Food Sanitation License and Illinois Basset Certification within six (6) months of hire. Weekend work schedule is required.
• Excellent Organizational Skills
• Excellent Communication Skills
• Exceptional Customer Service Skills. 

APPLY: Email Resume to: Bill Krueger, Superintendent of Golf, Stony Creek Golf Course, Restaurant & Banquet Facility This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
708-857-2433.



Internships

Note: If you are not a current student studying recreation, sports management or a related field you DO NOT qualify for an interhsip 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. .