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  • The Morton Grove Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a variety of full-time, part-time, seasonal, internship, and volunteer opportunities.
  • We are looking for service focused team members who know the importance of community.
  • We strictly adhere to an online application process. If you are interested in applying for an opportunity, you must complete the online job application. (link below)
  • Your online application will be kept for one year after completion.
  • Due to the amount of applications that we receive, after submitting your online application, you will be sent an e-mail message confirming the successful submission of your application. You will be contacted only if we are considering you for a specific position.

The Morton Grove Park District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with the 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, martial status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

 

Current Openings

Job ID: 441   Apply

Position Type: Recreation

Date Posted: 4/11/2018

Location: Prairie View Community Center

 

Job Summary:
The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible for the administrative planning, organization, and supervision of a wide scope of recreation programming and special projects of the park district, including Club Fitness, marketing, and aquatic facilities. The Superintendent will oversee and manage all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Recreation Department. The Superintendent will contribute to the master plan; community needs assessments, comprehensive plan, and capital repair and replacement schedule.  The Superintendent will supervise a staff of full and part-time employees.  The Superintendent is an integral part of the district’s administrative team. The Superintendent of Recreation has no established hours yet is required to invest the time necessary to produce exceptional results. It is essential to be regularly available.

Qualifications:
B.A. or B.S. degree in Parks and Recreation or related field. Minimum seven years of progressive administrative or supervisory experience in the field of recreation. Certified Park and Recreation Professional or obtained within 6 months of hire. Working knowledge Microsoft Office Suite and VSI. Must possess a valid Illinois driver’s license with no license revocation or suspensions within the last three years.

Supervision given:
The Superintendent of Recreation is responsible to the Executive Director.

 Essential Functions:

  • Develop and promote a broad spectrum of diverse activities and services for all segments, groups, ages and interest levels of the community.
  • Assume responsibility for the Recreation Department including aquatics, building and field rentals, fitness and wellness, tots, dance, youth and teen programs, marketing, adult programs, and special events.
  • Evaluate the needs and interest of the community utilizing participant groups and other resources.
  • Evaluate recreation programs and facilities against the needs and interests of the community via surveys, focus groups or other means possible.
  • Schedule inclusion aids for the District participants working with M-NASR staff.
  • Serve as liaison for all the school districts and park districts in the area, developing cooperative programming.
  • Evaluate staffing needs (including recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation) and make adjustments within the Recreation Department so that the programs operate efficiently and create an environment for success.
  • Prepare and administer annual budget for recreation division of the park district.
  • Assist in interpreting community needs and delivering programs and services to meet those needs.
  • Periodically review and evaluate recreational facilities, programs and services to determine if community needs are being met.
  • Oversee the program evaluation process and recommend modifications of existing programs or the introduction of new programs. Report to Executive Director and Board of Commissioners.
  • Prepare and/or direct the preparation of board summaries, monthly reports, and periodic and special events.
  • Approve and oversee park and facility use requests.
  • Work closely with Marketing Department on initiatives including three seasonal brochures, flyers, banners and electronic ads.
  • Oversee District’s financial aid program.
  • Prepare bids for projects not done by department personnel.
  • Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District’s safety program. Using good safety awareness and judgment.
  • Serve as the coordinator of the district’s Leisure Services Committee.
  • Perform other duties and functions as directed.

$65,000 – $75,000 DOE

 

 

Job ID: 440   Apply

 

Position Type: Recreation

Date Posted: 4/11/2018

Location: Harrer Park

The Field Attendant is responsible for providing a safe play area through field set-up, supervision, and general maintenance.  This is a seasonal, part-time, non-exempt position.

Qualifications:
Must be 16 years of age. This position requires CPR/AED and First Aid (will train).  General knowledge and understanding of softball rules required.

Essential Functions:

  1. Set-up duties:
    1. Arrive 45 minutes prior to the first scheduled game.
    2. Unlock restrooms at Shelter
    3. Fill out scorecards according to schedule and place on clipboards at appropriate fields with league rules.
    4. Set-up fields with bases and conducts any last minute field maintenance.
    5. Set out game balls at each field and direct umpires to proper field.
    6. If the umpire has not arrived 10 minutes before game contact him and/or back-up (see assignment sheet).
  2. Watch the games – may require walking to multiple fields.
  3. Turn on field lights as it starts to get dark.
  4. Make sure umpires and captains sign scorecards at the conclusion of the game.
  5. Monitor the weather and notify umpires and players if inclement weather is approaching.
  6. Monitor field conditions to ensure safety.
  7. Provide first aid as necessary.  Complete accident and/or incident reports and leave for Supervisor in shelter softball box.  If urgent care is needed contact 911.
  8. Notify (call or text) Supervisor if any issues require immediate attention or follow-up.
  9. Wear appropriate attire – park district issued uniform (shirt) and or hat when working.
  10. Communicate with players, captains, and spectators in professional, courteous manner which best represents park district.
  11. Closing Duties (after the final game):
    1. Collect all scorecards, clipboards and put in shelter softball box for Supervisor.  Mark the master schedule with game scores.
    2. Return bases to the boxes.
    3. Collect lost and found and store in the shelter.
    4. Turn off-field lights.
  12. Perform additional duties as assigned.


$8.50 DOE

 

 

Position Type: Parks/Maintenance Technician
Date Posted:12/13/2018
Location: Garage

Apply: Job ID:431

The Seasonal Parks Laborer is a temporary position from approximately April – November. The hours are 7:00am – 3:30pm and may include weekends. $12.00 per hour DOE

Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent required.  One-year previous building custodial experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Mowing park district turf.
  • Operation of park district vehicles and machinery.
  • General road repair: asphalt patching.
  • Turf maintenance – seeding, aerating, weed eradicating.
  • Planting and trimming of trees and shrubs.
  • Sports field preparation including dragging, rolling and marking lines.
  • Removing all garbage and refuse materials from parks and facilities.
  • Positive interaction and cooperation with all staff and the public.
  • Routine parks, facilities, and equipment cleaning maintenance and repairs.
  • Participation in the Park District Safety Program and its directives.
  • Meets and deals with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner.
    Acts as a good will ambassador for the District at all times.
    Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members.
    Must be available by district cell phone at all times.

 

 

 

 

Job ID: 346   Apply

Position Type:  Summer Pool Staff/Lifeguard

Date Posted: 11/29/2017
Location: Pools

Job Summary

Provides a safe aquatic experience through rule enforcement, accident prevention and competency in lifesaving skills. On-site training provided.

Job Duties

Set up the pool area. This includes putting out equipment, making sure the bathrooms and locker-room are clean and open, installing lane lines,
Provide exceptional customer service to guests at all times.
Guard your zone with 10/20 scanning and enforce rules.
Instructing swim lessons
Complete accident and rescue reports thoroughly.
Attending in-service training.
Clean up at the end of the day putting equipment away and making sure bathrooms and locker rooms are clean.

Qualifications

Must be at least 16, outgoing, a team player, and problem solver, have the ability to pass a swimming skill test, and obtain an Ellis Lifeguarding license,
Salary $8.75 – $10.00 per hour DOE approximately 25 to 30 hours per week.

This is a seasonal postion working Memorial Day through Labor Day

Apply online at mortongroveparks.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Job ID: 346   Apply

Position Type:  Summer Pool Staff/Lifeguard

Date Posted: 11/29/2017
Location: Pools

Job Summary

Provides a safe aquatic experience through rule enforcement, accident prevention and competency in lifesaving skills. On-site training provided.

Job Duties

Set up the pool area. This includes putting out equipment, making sure the bathrooms and locker-room are clean and open, installing lane lines,
Provide exceptional customer service to guests at all times.
Guard your zone with 10/20 scanning and enforce rules.
Instructing swim lessons
Complete accident and rescue reports thoroughly.
Attending in-service training.
Clean up at the end of the day putting equipment away and making sure bathrooms and locker rooms are clean.

Qualifications

Must be at least 16, outgoing, a team player, and problem solver, have the ability to pass a swimming skill test, and obtain an Ellis Lifeguarding license,
Salary $8.75 – $10.00 per hour DOE approximately 25 to 30 hours per week.

This is a seasonal postion working Memorial Day through Labor Day

Apply online at mortongroveparks.com

 

 

 

 

Job ID: 435   Apply

Position Type: Summer Pool Staff/Pool Manager

Date Posted:12/7/2017

Location: Oriole Pool

Job Summary

The Pool Manager is responsible for the daily operations of the pool and has full authority to enforce its rules set by the Park District, the State of Illinois and Village of Morton Grove. This is a seasonal position.
This is a non-exempt position-Hourly-40 hours per week including evenings and weekends. Hours exceeding 40 per week will be eligible for overtime.

Qualifications:
High School diploma required. Must have prior experience as a lifeguard. An Ellis & Associates lifeguard license which includes CPR, First Aid and AED certification is required; however, we will provide training and license if needed.
Ellis Lifeguard Instructor License is preferred. A valid Illinois drivers license is required with no revocation or suspension within the last three years.

Immediate Supervisor:
The Pool Manager is directly under the supervision of the Recreation Supervisor in charge of Aquatics.

Essential Functions:
Supervise and evaluate employees, schedule working hours and oversee opening/closing procedures.
Must be familiar with all operations and positions.
Arrives 30 minutes prior to the start of shift to prepare for pool entrance.
Make daily bank deposits.
Testing of pool water hourly- no one should enter the water before testing. Must be knowledgeable about basic pool operation including filter system and chemical readings and necessary adjustments.
Facility management: including maintenance, cleaning, equipment repair, and security.
Provide exceptional customer service to patrons and guests at all times, maintaining excellent public relations. Keep administration informed of all problems or related subjects (pool closing) Pool hours vary on a daily basis.
Supervise special programs, swim meets special events, pool rentals, swim lessons, and staff in-services.
Maintain inventory by ordering supplies when necessary through the supervisor.
Know rules and enforce tactfully. Be available to staff and assist as necessary.
Maintain accurate pool records including attendance, in-service training, rental requests, payroll, licenses, weather readings, and chemical logs.
Work in guards, concessions, cashiers, and instructors when necessary (busy, absent, breaks etc.) to resolve any conflicts that may arise.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
$14.00 – $17.00 DOE

 

 

 

 

 

Position Type: Parks
Date Posted: 3/15/2018
Location: Prairie View Community Center

Apply: JobID: 438

The Rental Attendant is responsible for the operation of any and all rentals taking place at the Prairie View Community Center.  The Rental Attendant is responsible for performing essential functions as outlined in this analysis.  This is a part-time position working 8-10 hours a rental, working a maximum of two rentals a week, usually on Saturdays and Sundays.

Qualifications:
The minimum age for the position is 16 years old. Common sense, good judgment, good customer relations, and communication are necessary for this position.  Must be able to lift moderate weight (25 lbs.) when setting up tables and chairs. Certification in CPR/AED and First Aid is necessary (will train in-house).
Essential Functions:

  1. Set up and take down tables and chairs per agreement with rental contract and set up room for next use.
  2. Clean and sanitize tables and chairs.
  3. Remove and dispose of garbage.
  4. Dust and wet mop floors, vacuum carpet in the upstairs hallway.
  5. Clean and sanitize restrooms.
  6. Assist with removal of all decorations.
  7. Clean and sanitize kitchen area when rental group departs.
  8. Check building for unlocked doors and secure all doors upon departure. Set alarm if necessary.
  9. Complete necessary safety document if necessary e.g. accident or incident report and leave report with the immediate supervisor.
  10. Always perform and complete tasks in a safe manner.
  11. Keep entrance areas clean and obstruction free from garbage, snow, etc. for rental participants to access the building.
  12. Initiate elevator operation upon entering building and turn off after rental.
  13. Become familiar with building mechanical systems. (community room, activity room, or gym)
  14. Keep rental group in confines of rented space.
  15. Enforce all rules set by the Morton Grove Park District rental contract, calling for assistance of police if necessary.
  16. Complete additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor.

$10.00 an hour
Apply online at mortongroveparks.com

 

 

Job ID: 426   Apply

Position Type: Summer Camp Staff/Head Counselor

Date Posted: 11/29/2017
Location: Prairie View Community Center

The Head Counselor is responsible for maintaining the daily operation of the summer camp program he or she has been put in charge of.

Qualifications:
At least 18 years of age with a High School diploma or equivalent. College degree or teaching certificate preferred. Must be certified in CPR/AED and First Aid and have three-years or more prior camp experience. Skills in supervision, organization, lesson planning, record keeping, and communication are necessary.

Immediate Supervisor:
The Head Counselor is responsible to the Camp Coordinator and the Recreation Supervisor in charge of camps.

Essential Functions:
Plan, organize, develop, and implement daily camp activities with the staff.
Assist in staff training, i.e. staff or orientation, activity/games workshop.
Supervise counselors, jr. counselors and campers on a daily basis and keep activities flowing smoothly at site.
Organize and lead staff meetings.
Keep records and submit camp reports and evaluations to the Camp Coordinator.
Build and maintain staff morale.
Handle discipline problems.
Maintain communication with Camp Coordinator, Recreation Supervisor, and parents with camper concerns.
Evaluate camp program and camp staff mid-season and end of the season.
Responsible for equipment inventory.
Assist in all camp-related activities including swimming.
Monitor staff performance and aid in the education of discipline situations.
Determine/implement season-long activity plans to be used at camp.
Monitor/inspect campsite to insure camper safety, program implementation and staff efficiency.
At the end of the camp season, make sure camp location is clean and all supplies are taken back to the Harrer Shelter
$10.00 per hour
Apply online at mortongroveparks.com

 

 

 

 

 

Job ID: 384   Apply

Position Type: Summer Camp Staff/Camp Counselor

Date Posted: 11/29/2017
Prairie View Community Center

The Camp Counselor will plan, direct and supervise activities for campers. Supervise campers in camp-wide activities providing for their safety and well being.
Will enforce all camp regulations and promote the camp’s philosophy. Maintain campsite in a well-groomed manner. Assist in all camp related activities including swimming.
Participate in weekly planning staff meeting. Prepare daily plans and evaluations as requested. Give guidance and direction to junior counselors. Implement/lead new
and creative activities. Be a good role model for campers.

Must be at least 16 years of age and should possess skills in supervision, organization and initiating recreation activities with children. Previous experience working
with children preferred. Enthusiastic, energetic and patient individuals needed. CPR, First Aid, AED certification required. (will train in-house).

This is a seasonal position.
$8.50 – $11.25 depending on experience
Apply online at mortongroveparks.com

 

 

 

Job ID: 437   Apply

Summary :
Under the direction of Recreation Supervisor and Dance Coordinator. Dance assistants are responsible for assisting teachers.   Demonstrate techniques and methods of dance as directed by teacher.  Assist in class control and management.

Qualifications:
Must be at least 15 years old.(with work permit)  Member of Starbound Dance Company and 3 years dance experience preferred.  Ability to work independently and creatively.  Pleasant and friendly personality.  Must provide a work permit if under the age of 16.    Must be CPR, First Aid/AED certified. (will train)

Essential Functions:

  1. Arrive in studio no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of your first class for preparation.
  2. Responsible for daily set up and clean up of studio.
  3. Maintain materials and storage areas.
  4. Maintain a classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning.
  5. Meet regular and predictable attendance requirements.
  6. Maintain professional competence in dance techniques.
  7. Assist in preparing students to perform dances for the annual dance recital.
  8. Work as a team with the dance staff to achieve the overall purpose of the program.
  9. Demonstrate good communication skills teaching a classroom.
  10. Submit availability for class scheduling purposes when requested.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.
  12. Fill in as a substitute for other assistants if possible.
  13. Greet parents and students.
  14. Display a cooperative, positive attitude when working with staff and students.
  15. Provide a positive interaction and communication with the children.
  16. When communicating and interacting with parents employee should focus on professional courtesies, regarding Dance Program activities and information only.
  17. Maintain a knowledge of park policies, confidentiality of student and staff records and information, and loyalty to park district.
  18. At no time should an assistant be in a closed room alone with a child, either another child, parent or staff member should be present.
  19. Do not release a child to anyone without written permission from the parents.
  20. Keep in consideration all safety guidelines and procedures.

Starting $8.25
Apply online at mgparks.com

Position Type: Parks/Maintenance Technician
Date Posted:12/13/2018
Location: Garage

Apply: Job ID:436

The Seasonal Parks Laborer is a temporary position from approximately April – November. The hours are 7:00am – 3:30pm and may include weekends. $12.00 per hour DOE

Qualifications:
High school diploma or equivalent required.  One-year previous building custodial experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Essential Functions:

  • Mowing park district turf.
  • Operation of park district vehicles and machinery.
  • General road repair: asphalt patching.
  • Turf maintenance – seeding, aerating, weed eradicating.
  • Planting and trimming of trees and shrubs.
  • Sports field preparation including dragging, rolling and marking lines.
  • Removing all garbage and refuse materials from parks and facilities.
  • Positive interaction and cooperation with all staff and the public.
  • Routine parks, facilities, and equipment cleaning maintenance and repairs.
  • Participation in the Park District Safety Program and its directives.
  • Meets and deals with the public in a professional, helpful and pleasant manner.
    Acts as a good will ambassador for the District at all times.
    Maintains a professional, cooperative working relationship with other staff members.
    Must be available by district cell phone at all times.

Position Type: Recreation
Date Posted: 2/14/2018
Location: Prairie View Community Center

Apply: JobID: 309

Summary: Provide weekly music lessons to students of all ages and abilities.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Music. 2-3 years of experience teaching students at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Must possess strong communication skills and effective personal skills for working with students who range from young children to adults.

Essential Functions:
1. Provide 30 minute to 60 minute weekly music lessons to students all ages and abilities.
2. Assess student skill and music knowledge during the initial meeting.
3. Provide appropriate teaching of music theory and instrument instruction so that students can progress toward their musical goal.
4. Prepare students for student recitals.
5. Communication with students regarding concerns, missed classes, etc.
6. Have effective time management skills to ensure that classes are met on time.
7. Be highly organized to keep track of any changes to their weekly schedule.
Starting $25.00 DOE
MUST BE AVAILABLE ON SATURDAY MORNINGS.
Apply online at mortongroveparks.com

Job ID: 309   Apply

Position Type: Recreation

Date Posted: 7/28/2017
Location: Niles West High School

The gymnastics instructor is responsible for providing safe, fun learning experience for participants in all program levels. This is a part time position that may require duties in the medium/heavy work level lifting between 45-75lbs (spotting).

Qualifications:
Candidate must be at least 16 years old and have experience in gymnastics as well as previous child oriented experience. CPR certification is required for the head instructor.

Immediate Supervisor:
The gymnastics instructor is responsible to the Gymnastics Coordinator and the Recreation Supervisor in charge of the particular program they are instructing.
Essential Functions:
1. Must arrive 15 minutes before the class begins to set up for the activities.
2. Lead or assist in warm ups.
3. Teach and assist participants in class skills according to their abilities.
4. Must keep children engaged throughout the entire class.
5. Be a good role model while in class and encourage children to work up to their potential.
6. Spot children during activities to avoid or lessen potential injuries.
7. Assist with planning of classes to achieve children’s progression throughout each level.
8. Take class attendance when Gymnastics Coordinator is not present.