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Naperville Park District to Host Job Fair on Feb. 24

Individuals seeking summer, seasonal or part-time employment are invited to learn more about job opportunities at the Naperville Park District by attending the District’s Job Fair on Saturday, Feb. 24.

The Job Fair will be held from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, second floor, located at 305 W. Jackson Ave. in downtown Naperville.

The District relies on seasonal employees to support its summer camp program, special events and park maintenance. Although many positions at the Job Fair will be seasonal, there also may be some that are year-round, part-time positions, such as group fitness instructor or open gym attendant at Fort Hill Activity Center.  As one of the area’s largest employers of youth, the Naperville Park District offers a variety of seasonal positions that support facilities such as Centennial Beach, Naperbrook and Springbrook Golf Courses, the Riverwalk Café, the Paddleboat Quarry, and Knoch Knolls Nature Center

“We are happy to host our third annual job fair,” said Director of Human Resources Katie Sepe. “We invite all who are interested in part-time employment at the Park District to attend. It’s a great opportunity to meet the hiring managers and find out more about the positions available.”

Many of the job descriptions will be posted online prior to the job fair at  and applicants may apply for positions ahead of time, or they may use the computers available at the fair to do so.


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Funds raised through the Naperville Parks Foundation support the Naperville Park District’s Fee Assistance Program. The Naperville Parks Foundation supports the recreation needs and desires of the residents of Naperville – encouraging health and wellness, fitness, family time, and fun. The Foundation supports the mission of making recreation of all kinds accessible to everyone across the community, regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

On Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 Naperville Park District officials heard the good news for which they have been waiting for many months: the District has achieved national accreditation through the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA).

The decision was announced at the NRPA national conference in Atlanta following a formal hearing before the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Naperville is only the second park district in Illinois to earn this distinction and the 104th nationally accredited agency in the nation; there are more than 10,000 recreation agencies in the United States. The Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accredits a handful of park agencies each year that have completed a multi-step process involving a self-review by the agency, a site visit, and an evaluation and formal report by the Commission.

“We are extremely proud to bring this honor to Naperville,” said Park District Executive Director Ray McGury. “It’s an affirmation of our high standards and also an encouragement to continue bringing high quality recreation and parks experiences to our community.”

The Park District’s accreditation process began approximately one year ago and included an extensive self-evaluation by staff and a 5-day visit from CAPRA reviewers this past July. Maintaining the accreditation requires annual reports and 5- and 10-year reviews.

Park District staff members noted that the CAPRA process has helped them see the big picture, focus on long term goals and plans, review plans more regularly, organize documents so that they are accessible and useable, and collaborate more effectively with other departments and outside organizations.

Our Mission
We provide recreation and park experiences that promote healthy lives, healthy minds and a healthy community.
Our Vision
To be a national leader in parks and recreation providing and promoting high quality experiences and facilities at a great value to our community.
Core Values
Health and Wellness, Environmental Education, Stewardship and Sustainability, Community Enrichment, Public Safety, Accessibility, Personal Growth and Enrichment.
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