LOCAL JOBS: Barista, Camp Instructors, Garden Center Workers AND MORE

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Welcome to Patch LOCAL JOBS, the go-to source for local employers and job seekers. Several openings crossed our desk this week thanks to local employers who want to hire in the communities they serve and State Rep. Kelly Burke (36th District). Others we pick up driving around town. If you know of a local job, send it Patch’s way to lorraine.swanson@patch.com or daniell@patch.com.

Hair Stylist - Beverly

Tropical Sunsations Salon, 2557 W. 111th Street, is looking for an experienced stylist with clientele for their full service salon in the Beverly area. For more information or to apply you can contact Beverly or Kim at 773-239-2600 or sunsation@ameritech.net

Starbucks Barista - Oak Lawn

A barista is needed for evenings and weekends at the Oak Lawn Metra Starbucks at 5135 W. 95th St. Must be 18. Visit Starbucks careers to apply online.

Seasonal Garden Center Merchandisers

Hampshire Farms has seasonal part time positions for garden center merchandisers. Merchandisers are responsible for the presentation and maintenance of live floral products in retail stores’ garden centers starting March 1. Responsibilities include:

  • Creating and maintaining plant displays
  • Unloading product from racks onto display areas
  • Watering
  • Recording inventory
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Applicants must be able to work weekends, a flexible schedule and have access to a computer and Internet. Plant knowledge is helpful and experience in merchandising is preferred. The job is physically demanding and merchandisers are on their feet all day, as well as working in indoors and outdoors in all climates and weather conditions.

Openings are available at 87th/Dan Ryan (Chicago), Alsip, Bedford Park, Chicago Ridge, Countryside and Oak Lawn. For more information or to apply, contact the merchandiser supervisor Oona Fritz by email at oonaf@hampshirefarms.com.

Illinois Tollway System

The Illinois Tollway has posted five open positions:

  • Chief Accountant
  • Data Communications Technician
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Financial Planning Analyst
  • Mobile Bench Technician

How to Apply

  • Online: Complete the Illinois Tollway application, save it to the computer and email it to jobs@getipass.com. 
  • In person: Submit the completed application or pick up and complete the application at  Illinois Tollway Headquarters located at 2700 Ogden Avenue in Downers Grove between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • By mail: Send the completed application to:
    Illinois Tollway - Human Resources
    2700 Ogden Avenue
    Downers Grove, IL 60515 

For additional information visit the Illinois Tollway website. 

Spring Break Camp Instructors

Lincoln Park Zoo is looking for fun and creative educators with formal or informal teaching experience to join the camp team as spring break camp instructors. Instructors will provide children with meaningful and memorable learning opportunities by developing and teaching a variety of hands-on activities. Instructors will be responsible for teaching groups of 14-18 campers each week. Campers will be divided into groups depending on age and grade level from 4 years old to 4th grade. This is a full time seasonal position that will extend from March 25-April 5 with 2-3 days of training before camp (training dates are flexible, depending on instructors' schedules). Instructors will work 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. from Monday-Friday.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in education, environmental studies, biology or working towards a degree. Previous teaching or interpretation experience in a zoo, nature center, or other informal setting is preferred. Basic computer skills: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access. Experience with digital photography software is a plus. All employment queries should be directed to: Human Resources at hrjobs@lpzoo.org.

Inventory Control Supervisor – Coca-Cola

The Coca-Cola production plant in Alsip has an opening for an inventory control supervisor responsible for maintaining inventory system accuracy, data integrity, local level audit controls and inventory levels (DSI) to prevent product and/or raw material out-of-stocks. The job requires a high school diploma or GED, but a bachelor’s degree is preferred; and 2+ years sales and customer service specific experience preferred. Read more about the job and apply online Read the complete job descript and apply online visit Coca-Cola careers.

Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District has many positions available, ranging from part- time, temporary and seasonal to full time. Learn more by visiting the park district’s web site.

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MP February 28, 2013 at 05:42 PM
Why is the max age to apply for police/fire jobs 35?! If you can pass the tests, why not be considered? Seems discriminatory to me. I know plenty of over-35s who would love the opportunity and who are fit and healthy enough, probably even more so than lots of younger people!
Mother 24 March 03, 2013 at 01:08 PM
PM, Thank You!!! I agree completely with you!!! I, too know plenty over 35+ that could pass the police exam & agility test!! Sad that society thinks because one is getting older, that they may mot be able to perform certain jobs!!
soxside rick March 03, 2013 at 10:01 PM
Why don't they have these overweight cops do agility tests every few years.....once there in the donuts just over power them....i can't see these cops running after a criminal and living.....maybe that's why Chicago hot these 2wd Tahoe's...more room for fatty


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