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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

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.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.

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Community Pavilion

 

Front Desk Attendant

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Front Desk Attendant position is a part time non-IMRF position.
The position is responsible for assisting customers with activity registration and payment for facility usage.
The front desk attendant will work directly supervised by the Assistant Pavilion Manager.


QUALIFICATIONS

  • Basic computer skills
  • Communication skills
  • Strong organizational habits
  • Excellent Customer service skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Ability to count money and have cash handling skills
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must have decision good making skills
  • Must be able to take initiative with job tasks


Essential Functions

  • Checking I.D’s for memberships
  • Collecting cash for services rendered
  • Collecting and processing registrations
  • Processing new and renewed memberships
  • Answering phones, questions and patron inquiries
  • Opening and closing shifts
  • Activating and deactivating alarm system
  • Take rental permits
  • Unlocking and locking doors when building opens and closes
  • Depositing money and registrations with completed batches
  • Provide excellent customer service to patrons

Marginal Functions

  • Report inappropriate behavior and activities Make calls as directed to patrons
  • To complete assignments as designated by Supervisors
  • Resolve issues and problems with good judgment and in best interests of the Patrons and the Park District.
  • To understand facility and park district rules, regulations and policies
  • To react efficiently and effectively and in good judgment during emergency situations
  • Report damaged or hazardous materials or situations

Job Specific Rules

  • Must wear appropriate attire. (I.D tag, jeans or shorts acceptable with no tears, park district shirt will be provided and is mandatory)
  • Must use professionalism and appropriate language at all times, especially on phone.
  • Must be courteous and reasonably accommodating to all patrons needing assistance/customer service.

Physical Considerations

  • Must be able to work 5-19 hours per week
  • To be able to sub or work longer shifts when necessary
  • Must be able to work in desk area for long periods of time without leaving


Psychological Considerations

  • To be able to work alone for long periods of time
  • To be able to multi-task during busy peak hours
  • To be able to work and communicate with staff and patrons in a friendly professional manner
  • Ability to use good judgment in the absence of supervision


Environmental Considerations

  • Work will be performed indoors in lighting and conditioned temperature
  • Work may be repetitive such as typing and inputting information into computer

Cognitive Considerations

  • Must be able to follow directions
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Employee must have basic computer skills and ability to type.

WAGE
$8.25/hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Open until filled

 Please send resume and 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.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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RUG RATS SPORTS INSTRUCTORS

The Community Pavilion is looking for enthusiastic instructors to teach Rug Rats Sports such as T-ball, Soccer, Floor Hockey, and Football classes for 3 to 5 yr olds. Individuals must possess basic knowledge of the sports, be energetic, organized, creative and able to communicate with parents and children. CPR/AED certification is a plus. Hours are Monday/ Wednesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm and Tuesdays and or Thursdays from 2:00-5:00pm. Pay depends on qualifications. 

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

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Youth Volleyball Skills & Drills Instructor

 

The Community Pavilion is looking for enthusiastic instructors to teach Youth Volleyball Skills and Drills for 6-14 year olds. Individuals must possess knowledge of volleyball, be energetic, organized, creative and able to communicate with parents and participants. CPR/AED certification is a plus. Hours are Tuesdays from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Pay depends on qualifications.

 

Please send resume and/or application to Debbie Peterson at Community Pavilion 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.

 

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FLASH - Fun and Leisure After School Hours 

 

POSITION

FLASH Assistant Program Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION

The FLASH Assistant Program Coordinator is a part time position working directly under the supervision of the FLASH Program Coordinator. This staff member is directly responsible for assisting with administrative duties in the FLASH office, as well as overseeing the program at each FLASH location.  This will include a wide variety of responsibilities including supervision of FLASH staff and participants at all FLASH sites, weekly preparation of lesson plans and newsletters, communication with participants, their parents, school personnel, and his/her direct supervisor. This position also includes full supervision and planning of all field trips and break camps.

QUALIFICATIONS

The FLASH Assistant Program Coordinator and Recreation Supervisor must be at least 21 years of age.  The candidate must also have experience in working with children and experience in a supervisory role. Recreation field experience is a must. A degree in recreation management or a similar field is encouraged.  

 

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Will work out of the FLASH office alongside the program coordinator. Responsible for site visits to each FLASH location.  Create monthly newslettersResponsible for the weekly preparation of lesson plans.Responsible for creating a healthy snack calendar, purchasing snacks and preparing them for distribution to the schools.  Must attend and participate in all supervisor meetings and full staff meetings.Responsible for planning and facilitation of field trips.Responsible planning and facilitation of FLASH Camps.  Insure that all necessary forms are being completed and turned in on a weekly basis (Accident Reports, Situation Reports, Absent Reports, Late Pick-Up Reports, etc.).Insure the safety of participants at all times.Communicate with participants, their parents, school personnel, staff, co-workers, and supervisors.Perform First Aid and CPR as needed.Responsible for evaluating staff and sites formally and informally.  Adhere to rules and policies of the Oak Lawn Park District and the FLASH program, as well as enforce the rules with staff.Must assist with planning of staff orientation prior to the start of FLASH.Order necessary supplies for the program. Complete special projects as assigned.Assist with hiring and training of new staff.  Act as program coordinator when the coordinator is gone.  Assist with the development of new policies and procedures to better the program.  Assist with the program registration process.Assist with input of payments. 

 MENTAL AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and listen.  The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and or/move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral perception, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities of this job.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSIDERATIONS

May be required to work during various weather conditions, from winter cold to summer heat.

COGNITIVE CONSIDERATIONS

Must have the ability to read, write, and organize materials.  Also, must have good problem solving and communication skills. Must be able to supervise others and have good safety awareness.

WAGE

$11.00/hour

Position open until filled. Please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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 2015 – June 2016

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/hour

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 2015-June 2016

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/hour

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.
Applicant must be able to work evenings and varied weekend shifts. 
Interested persons should complete an application at any Oak Lawn Park District facility or print one from the Oak Lawn Park District website www.olparks.com.
Applications are being accepted through September 1st for the Fall 2015 season.  
 
Starting Wage:    $8.25 an hour

Scorekeeper for Adult League games
Applicants must have knowledge of the game of hockey.
Scorekeepers must be detail-oriented and be able to multi-task during busy games.
Scorekeepers are also responsible for general custodial duties to assist Supervisor-on-duty with cleaning the building before closing.
Applicant must be able to work late weekday and weekend evenings.
Applicant must be 18 years or older. 
Interested persons should complete an application at any Oak Lawn Park District facility or on the Oak Lawn Park District website www.olparks.com. 
Applications are now being accepted through August 24 for the Fall 2015 season.  
Starting Wage:    $8.25 an hour
  

Maintenance Dept



Oak View Community Center

   

Athletics Supervisor

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Sports Management or related field and a minimum two years’ experience in recreational program and facility management. CPRP preferred. Any equivalent of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.  The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational ability, verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment, attention to detail, advanced computer skills and an outgoing personality with a customer service focus.  Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs and Rec Trac is a plus.

Duties: Under the direction and supervision of the Racquet Fitness and Gymnastics Manager.  The Oak Lawn Park District is seeking a full-time Athletics Supervisor to be responsible for the development, implementation, promotion, and administration of athletics programs, leagues and events at the Racquet, Fitness & Gymnastics Center. Responsibilities include planning, organizing, scheduling, marketing, budgeting, and staffing. Program areas encompass but are not limited to Racquet sports such as tennis, pickle ball, racquetball, handball, wally ball and special events within the park district.

 This position is available immediately and the salary is to be determined based on qualifications. Send cover letter, resume and completed Employment Application to Oak Lawn Park District, Racquet Fitness & Gymnastics Center 10444 S Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453. Employment application is available at http://www.olparks.com/board-staff/board-staff/job-openings

 Head Tennis Professional

The Oak Lawn Park District is seeking a part time Head Tennis Professional to be responsible for the administration of the curriculum for youth and adult tennis program, evaluations of participants and staff as well as training and leadership of tennis staff.

The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational ability, verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment, attention to detail, and an outgoing personality with a customer service focus. Expertise and ten plus years of experience in coaching tennis is required.  To be considered for the Head Tennis Professional at the Oak Lawn Park District Tennis Profession must also be a member of tennis teaching staff.

This position is available immediately and the salary is to be determined based on qualifications. Send cover letter, resume and completed Employment Application to Oak Lawn Park District, Racquet Fitness & Gymnastics Center 10444 S Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453. Employment application is available at http://www.olparks.com/board-staff/board-staff/job-openings

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

Golf Shop Staff & Customer Service Team Member
The Pro Shop staff member provides customer service at the golf facility. He/she performs a variety of tasks for the daily check-in of patrons, the sale of merchandise, and the registration for golf programming.

 

Hour and Employment Period:
This is a part time seasonal position (10-35 hours per week depending on applicants availability and experience). Must be 21 years of age.

 

Pay $9 / hour


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: Michael Lorenzetti 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 Tracey Lonergan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.