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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

 

 

Position Type: Parks/Maintenance Technician
Date Posted:1/9/2019
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 goodwill 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: Parks/Maintenance Technician

Date Posted:2/2/2019

Location: Maintenance Garage
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The Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing a variety of park labor duties to maintain and/or repair park properties and equipment. Maintenance Technicians are responsible for performing the duties outlined in this analysis. Maintenance Technicians are full-time employees and work is performed at a moderate, constant pace, but may vary slightly depending on the demands of the job required. Maintenance Technicians may perform duties in the medium heavy work level (lifting 75 lbs. frequently). CPO preferred.

Qualifications:
Must be 18 years of age, High School graduate with a minimum of two years experience in park district maintenance or a related field is required. Basic knowledge and experience in grounds or facility maintenance is required. An operator’s license for application of herbicides is required within 90 days after employment begins. A certified pool operator’s license will be required within one year after that same date. A pre-placement physical is required.

Immediate Supervisor:
Maintenance Technicians are directly responsible to the Superintendent of Parks and Facilities and/or Parks Foreman.

Essential Functions:
Mowing park district turf.
Operation of park district vehicles and machinery.
General road repair: asphalt patching.
Turf maintenance – fertilizing, seeding, aerating, weed eradicating.
Snow and ice removal.
Planting and trimming of trees and shrubs.
Maintenance of outdoor winter facilities.
Repairing and installing park and playground equipment and site amenities.
Sports field preparation including dragging, rolling and marking lines.
Removing all garbage and refuse materials from parks and facilities.
Repair and routine maintenance of two outdoor pools, which includes keeping accurate records..
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.

NON-EXEMPT
Salary Range $32,000-$45,000

Position Type:
Summer Camp Staff/Head Counselor

Date Posted:
2/21/2019

Location:
Prairie View Community Center

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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 the 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 the 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 ensure 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

 

$12 depending on experience
Apply online at mortongroveparks.com

 

  • Position Type:
    Summer Camp Staff/Camp Counselor
  • Date Posted:
    2/21/2019
  • Location:
    Prairie View Community Center

 

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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 activites. 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

BASE/B4 Team Leader
The Base/B4 Team Leader is responsible for maintaining the daily operation of the program site to which assigned.
Job ID:
450  Apply

Date Posted: 2/7/2019
Location: Hynes School

Qualifications:
At least 21 years of age with a High School diploma or equivalent. CPR/AED and First Aid certifications required (will train). Experience in before school/afterschool childcare programming preferred. Skills needed include supervision, lesson planning, record keeping, and communication.

Immediate Supervisor:
The BASE/B4 Team Leader is responsible to the Recreation Supervisor.

Essential Functions:

  1. Supervise all staff on site.
  2. Assist in the scheduling, organizing, and implementation of the daily activities at the assigned before school/afterschool site.
  3. Participates and leads activities as needed.
  4. Organize and lead weekly staff meeting.
  5. Build and maintain staff morale.
  6. Assist in handling discipline problems as they arise.
  7. Maintain communication with staff, children, parents, and school administrators.
  8. Responsible for inventory of equipment.
  9. Monitor/inspect site to insure participant’s safety.
  10. Perform all job tasks within the rules and guidelines of the District’s safety program. Using good safety awareness and judgement.

Starting $12.00 DOE

Job ID: 312  Apply

Summary

The Morton Grove Park District is seeking a mature, creative and responsible individual who loves working with children. Do you like the idea of getting paid to play? If so we
have the job for you! We are seeking team members to work with the before school program (6:45 – 8:30 after-school school programs (2:45pm-6: 00 pm), Monday through Friday or 3 days per week.
Hours vary by school location, 15-20 hours per week and all shifts available.
If you enjoy children and want to make a difference in a child’s life, please apply online at mortongroveparks.com, questions contact Laura Kee 847-965-0538

  Job Duties

  • Assist in the scheduling, organizing and implementation of the daily activities
  • Develop and lead new and creative activities.
  • Promote the philosophy of the B.A.S.E program.
  • Enforce all B.A.S.E. program rules and regulations.
  • Be a good role model for all B.A.S.E. participants.
  • Maintain site in a well-groomed manner

 

Several shifts available.

Field Attendant
Job Id: 440 Click to apply

Position Type:R ecreation

Date Posted:1/18/2019

Location:H arrer 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.
Must be available evenings.

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

$8.50 DOE

Position Type: Recreation/Dance Assistant (Substitute)

Date Posted:1/8/2019

Location: Prairie View Community Center
Job ID:437 (Click here to apply)

Job 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 the teacher. Assist in class control and management.
Must be available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4:15 pm – 7:30 pm.
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:

  • Arrive in studio no earlier than 15 minutes prior to the start of your first class for preparation.
  • Responsible for daily set up and clean up of the studio.
  • Maintain materials and storage areas.
  • Maintain a classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning.
  • Meet regular and predictable attendance requirements.
  • Maintain professional competence in dance techniques.
  • Assist in preparing students to perform dances for the annual dance recital.
  • Work as a team with the dance staff to achieve the overall purpose of the program.
  • Demonstrate good communication skills teaching a classroom.
  • Submit availability for class scheduling purposes when requested.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Fill in as a substitute for other assistants if possible.
  • Greet parents and students.
  • Display a cooperative, positive attitude when working with staff and students.
  • Provide a positive interaction and communication with the children.
  • When communicating and interacting with parents employee should focus on professional courtesies, regarding Dance Program activities and information only.
  • Maintain knowledge of park policies, confidentiality of student and staff records and information, and loyalty to park district.
  • 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.
  • Do not release a child to anyone without written permission from the parents.
  • Keep in consideration all safety guidelines and procedures.
    Starting $8.50
    Apply online at mgparks.com

Position Type: DANCE INSTRUCTOR

Date Posted: 3/4/2019

Location: Prairie View Community Center
Job ID: 411 Click here to apply

Job Summary

Dance instructors are responsible for instructing students in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and other forms of dance as determined by the supervisor. Dance teachers plan their dance program to meets students’need. Explain and demonstrate techniques and methods of dance, drill pupils in execution of dance steps, choreograph and direct dance performances according to style of dancing taught. Participate in the planning and execution of the annual dance recital.
Must be18 years old. Ability to work independently and creatively. Pleasant and friendly personality.
Responsible for daily set up and clean up of studio. Maintain materials and storage areas. Develop lesson plans to include a balanced dance program, organize daily class time that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within allotted time. Evaluate each students performance an technique. Other tasks as assigned.

Starting $19.50 per hour depending on experience.

Click here to apply

 

Summer Pool Staff/Pool Cashier
Job ID: 448 (Click here to apply)

Position Type: Summer Pool Staff/Pool Cashier
Date Posted: 11/28/2018
Location: Pools

Job Summary
Cashier is responsible for the greeting and money exchange of pool patrons’ entering/exiting the pool facility.

Qualifications:
Must be at least 16 years of age. Must work well with all ages and possess a friendly disposition. Good math and customer service skills a must.

Essential Functions:
Arrive and punch in 15 minutes prior to the start of shift to prepare the pool for entrance. This includes but is not limited to cleaning all surfaces in contact with customers, updating signage, preparing registers (login) and paperwork for the day. Ensure the bank is accounted for and all reports are available for the day.
Providing exceptional customer service to patrons and guests always. Always treat customers with respect and courtesy. Inform Manager if problems arise.
Manage cash flow including daily fee and merchandise sales.
Keep the register updated and keep capacity counts available for Managers.
Treat customers with respect and courtesy. Inform Manager if a problem arises.
Check that patrons are supervised or are the proper age to enter, wearing proper swim attire and that no prohibited materials enter the pool. Discourage loitering.
Position may work as attendant atop waterslide if CPR certified, releasing patrons downslide.
At the end of the day, clean the register area. Prepare deposit. Money should be counted in private “safe” area. NOT IN VIEW OF PUBLIC. Never leave cash register unattended. Always count money more than once. Wait for Management to count out deposit. Account for all the money, remove the required (appropriate denominations) bank amount and fill out all the appropriate paperwork.
Assist with cleaning and general procedures if tasks are completed before the facility closes and punch out after Manager’s approval.
Monitor and enforce no outside food policy. Maintain a garbage-free building.

Psychological Considerations:
The cashier may need to resolve differences and problems that arise with children/patrons. The cashier together with the Pool Manager is responsible for a safe and well-organized operation. May also have to work under stressful conditions when rescue attempts are made or an emergency arises.
$8.50 per hour

Lifeguard
Job ID: 346 (Click here to apply)

Position Type: Summer Pool Staff/Lifeguard
Date Posted: 11/28/2018
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

  1. Set up the pool area.  This includes putting out equipment, making sure the bathrooms and locker-room are clean and open, installing lane lines,
  2. Provide exceptional customer service to guests at all times.
  3. Guard your zone with 10/20 scanning and enforce rules.
  4. Instructing swim lessons
  5. Complete accident and rescue reports thoroughly.
  6. Attending in-service training.
  7. 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 40 hours per week.

This is a seasonal position working Memorial Day through Labor Day
Click here to apply online 

Position Type: Parks
Date Posted: 11/19/2018

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

Complete additional tasks as assigned by Supervisor.
$10.00 an hour

Position Type: Recreation/Fitness Center Attendent
Date Posted: 10/26/2018
Location: Prairie View Community Center

Apply: Job ID: 382

The Fitness Attendant is responsible for fitness center supervision.
The Fitness Attendant will scan members into the club, and focus on providing members with a positive and safe experience. They will ensure the facility is clean and the equipment is in good working condition. The Fitness Attendant will notice and report any concerns regarding equipment, fitness room, locker rooms, policies, members, in a timely manner. Will maintain rapport with members, and have contact with each member every visit. Orientate new members to fitness equipment and demonstrate appropriate and safe exercises. Assist with towel service and fitness center maintenance and cleaning.

This is a part-time position, must be available Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Please apply online at mortongroveparks.com

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

 

 

Position Type: Parks/Maintenance Technician
Date Posted:1/9/2019
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 goodwill 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.