- Position Type:
Internships/Recreation Intern -Field House/Fitness & Aquatics
- Date Posted:
Field House Sports, Fitness and Aquatics Center
Status of Employment :
$9.25 per hour
Description/ Duties :
The Waukegan Park District is offering an internship to students working towards a degree within the field of parks and recreation. The internship will provide a well-rounded experience to an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual. Candidate must be a college student of an accredited university pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s degree in Recreation, Leisure Services, or a related field. All necessary requirements must be met with respective college or university to be eligible. A valid driver’s license is also required. Housing is provided for the entire time of the internship on a first come first served basis. Applicant must have personal transportation. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Essential duties include but are not limited to the following:
-Assist with planning, organization, implementation, and oversight of recreational/general interest programs and special events with an emphasis on fitness center facility management, programs and services.
-Provide direct leadership and supervision to all assigned recreation programs and services.
-Provide developmentally appropriate activities that meet the needs and interests of participants.
-Assist in the development and implementation of long-range plans and strategies.
-Assist in the development and implementation of goals and objectives specific to area of responsibility. May develop and implement intern project.
-Assist in evaluating effectiveness and efficiency of programs and services, making recommendations on introduction or deletion of programs and services.
-Assist in the development and implementation of a marketing strategy for recreation programs, services, and facilities consisting of appropriate pricing and promotional efforts.
-Assist in the development and implementation of specific program details consistent with recreation marketing strategy.
-Assist in the recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of assigned staff and volunteers. Contract with independent contractors and vendors for programs and services as needed.
-Assist staff and volunteers in the performance of their duties.
-Assist in securing alternative funding through grants, sponsorships, and fund raising.
-Assist in the purchase, distribution and maintenance of proper inventory of all supplies and materials. Turn in appropriate receipts as required.
-Prepare and maintain management reports and records regarding programs and services.
-Prepare and submit reports and projects as required by sponsoring university.
-Accompany participants on field trips. Transport program participants and supplies via park district vehicles.
-Assist in scheduling facility rental and program use. Assist with management of facilities as needed.
-Assist in the preparation of program budgets.
-Establish a cooperative planning and working relationship with coworkers, parents, community agencies and organizations.
-Attend pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions.
-Conduct self according to the policies and procedures as established by the park district.
-Participate in park district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Registered as a student at a four-year university. Meet university requirements for senior student status. Majoring in Recreation Administration, Therapeutic Recreation, Sports Management, Social Work, or related field.
Experience: Minimum six (6) months experience in a recreational setting, preferably in a recreation department, school district, social services agency or non-profit organization. May be obtained through a combination of volunteer, seasonal, part time, or temporary positions. Has acquired necessary special competencies in the field of specialization for doing fieldwork. Must have completed all university requirements for internship placement.
Knowledge: General knowledge of recreation, parks and leisure service field. General knowledge of recreation principles and philosophy within specific area of responsibility. Specific knowledge of recreation programs and services for assigned area of responsibility.
Valid driver's license required. CPR, AED and First Aid certificate preferred.
Candidates should be prepared to work 40 hours per week. Weekdays and weekends are required with various evening hours. 14-16 week internship.
Conditions of Employment:
-Must submit to a reference check / employment verification.
-Submit to a state criminal background check.
-Must submit proof of date of birth.
-Submit to random, reasonable cause, and post-accident drug and alcohol testing.
-Submit to pre-employment drug test.
-Submit to TB test.
-Provide verification of education.
-Copy of driver's license.
-Provide driver's abstract.
Manager of the Field House & Aquatics
Open until filled.
Apply online at http://www.applitrack.com/waukeganparks/OnlineApp/