JOB OPPORTUNITIES: Operations and Front Desk Staff

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POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED

The Leafs Ice Centre is a state of the art ice facility located 5 minutes off of I-90. With 3 NHL size rinks, featuring youth figure skating and hockey programs as well as various adult leagues, the Leafs Ice Centre truly has something for everyone. The facility also includes a full service restaurant and bar as well as an off-ice training center.

Front Desk Associate (part time)

Job Functions:
- Answer customer inquiries in an informed way via telephone, email, and in-person        contact
- Assist customers in the registration process for various LIC programs
- Maintain and clean the facility business office
- Perform general transactions through the point of sale system
- Book on ice events and birthday parties
- Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
- Must be 18 years or older as of 8/1/14
- Must have a minimum of one year experience in a customer service related field
- Must have an outgoing personality and be willing to go above and beyond customer    expectations
- Must be able to multi-task and meet project deadlines set by supervisor
- Must possess strong verbal communication skills in the English language
- Ability to work nights, weekends and select holidays, as needed
- Previous college experience preferred
- Demonstrated ability to learn and use new computer software preferred

CORE COMPETENCIES
• Ability to manage constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
• Proactively anticipates needs and works to meet them.
• Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
• Professional appearance and demeanor.
• Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
• Reliable and punctual.
• Excellent computer skills.
• Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher.
• Proficiency with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
• Familiarity with website content management systems and social media applications
• Ability to lift and carry up to 45lbs.

Please submit resume to Dan Kremer at dkremer@leafsicecentre.com.

This position will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All candidates offered a position must submit to a criminal background check as well as drug testing before beginning employment.

Ice Resurfacing Operator

Job Functions:
- Resurface ice in a timely matter following a strict schedule
-Operate building systems in order to satisfy event and customer requirements
-Coordinate event logistics as assigned
-Ability to perform janitorial work throughout the facility
-Maintain and repair building equipment
-Advocate safe work practices and customer service
-Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
- Must be 18 years or older as of 8/1/14
- One year of training and operation of ice resurfacing equipment required
- Expertise in HVAC, refrigeration operation, or mechanical fields strongly preferred
- Certified Ice Technician certificate is preferred
- Must have the ability to multi-task and promptly complete tasks
- Strong verbal communication skills in the English language
- Ability to work nights, weekends and select holidays, as needed
- Previous college experience preferred

Please submit resume to Operations Manager, Mike May, at mmay@LeafsIceCentre.com.

This position will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest in Leafs Ice Centre; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All candidates offered a position must submit to a criminal background check as well as drug testing before beginning employment.

Lounge Around EACVB’s Social Lounge at Martini Room

Social_LoungeOn Wednesday, July 23 from 6-8pm, the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau invites you to get social at the Elgin Area Social Lounge – #TasteMR event at Martini Room, 161 E. Chicago Street in downtown Elgin.

In addition to taking part in a variety of social-media-based challenges and trivia questions for cool prizes, loungers will also be able to take flight with Martini Room’s newest round of Martini Flights for the month of July for only $13.

RSVP on Facebook now or for a list of some of the Social Lounge’s social media challenges, visit the Elgin Area CVB Experience blog. A complete list of social media challenges will be announced that night. Be sure to live tweet/gram your lounging around experience using hashtag #TasteMR.

Sign Up for Elgin Home for the Holidays

ehfth14Elgin Young Professionals Network is again looking forward to working with area nonprofits on the annual Elgin Home for the Holidays  – a collaborative community partnership that brings together many Elgin area non-profit organizations to collectively promote all of the wonderful holiday activities, attractions and events the Elgin non-profit community has to offer.

The Elgin Home for the Holidays Kick-Off event will be hosted by Gail Borden Library, 270 N. Grove Avenue, on Saturday, November 8 from 1pm to 4pm.

To participate in the collaborative marketing effort and the kick-off event, please use the link below to submit your organization’s information.  A PayPal invoice for the EHFTH buy-in in the amount of $75 will be sent to you after your form is submitted.

SIGN UP FOR ELGIN HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS!

We encourage you to pass this information along to any organization that would be interested in participating in this effort.  The more nonprofits that participate, the bigger and better this year’s Elgin Home for the Holiday program will be!

Pick the Painting for EYPN RAW at Ola la Ijorere

Elgin Young Professionals Network is asking your help to pick the painting for our first ever EYPN R.A.W. (Rhythm, Art and Wine) night at Ola la Ijorere, 51 S. Spring Street in downtown Elgin, on Thursday, July 31 at 7pm.

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To cast your vote, visit our EYPN Raw Night event page on Facebook or just click on one of the three images above and “like” your favorite. People’s Choice Voting concludes later this week!

Tickets for EYPN Raw are only $31 and will go fast! To pay in advance by credit card, fill out our Online Ticket Reservation Form. You will be sent a PayPal invoice within 24-48 hours. NOTE: You do not need to sign up for a PayPal account in order to pay by credit card.

Volunteers Needed for Elgin Fringe Festival

EFF LogoElgin Fringe Festival is right around the corner, September 11-14! Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks, including box office, housing, technical assistance, marketing, and much much more!  Join our volunteer mailing list, and help us figure out where you fit in to the EFF Community!

Why should you volunteer for the Elgin Fringe Festival?

Give back to your community, to enjoy an art filled experience, meet interesting people and make connections, HAVE FUN and receive Elgin Fringe Festival swag!

You can get involved by volunteering for:

Billeting (Sept. 7-14th)
Venue (Sept. 7th, & 11-14th)
Box Office (Sept. 7-14th)
Headquarters (Sept. 7-14th)
Merchandise sales (Sept. 7th & 11-14th)
Photography (Sept. 7th & 11-14th)
Family/ Kids events (Sept. 7th & 11-14th)
…and much more!

BRONZE VOLUNTEER:
a volunteer badge giving access to the festival, one free ticket to a show of your choosing per 4 hour shift worked, EFF t-shirt, access to all after parties at the Martini Room!

SILVER VOLUNTEER:
a volunteer badge giving access to the festival, one free ticket to a show of your choosing per 4 hour shift worked (minimum of 2 shifts), EFF t-shirt, access to all after parties at the Martini Room!

GOLD VOLUNTEER:
2 all access passes to the festival including buttons, t-shirts, VIP tickets to shows of your choosing, access to after parties at the Martini Room and events.

We also need volunteers during the year to help promote, volunteer at fringe events, etc.

For more information about volunteering at the Elgin Fringe Festival visit the website and Volunteer Form. For additional details, follow Elgin Fringe Festival on Facebook.

EYPN RAW at Ola la Ijorere

EYPNRAW_FinalThe RAW (Rhythms Art & Wine) Painting Nights at Ola la Ijorere have been so much fun, Elgin Young Professionals Network wanted to host one as well!

On Thursday, July 31 at 7pm at Ola la Ijorere, 51 S. Spring Street, Elgin, bring your date, your friends or just yourself to EYPN RAW for a night of painting, networking, and lots of fun in downtown Elgin!

The cost is just $31 per person. To purchase tickets online, please complete the form below. A PayPal invoice will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours. NOTE: You do not need to sign up for a PayPal account in order to pay.

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All painting supplies as well as dessert will be provided. The event is BYOB so bring your favorite beverage and your thirst for painting!

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Here is the image we will all be painting that evening.

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page or e-mail Krisilee Murphy at kmurphy@northernfoxrivervalley.com with questions or for more information.

Elgin 360 Photography Club Teaches “iPhoneography”

Elgin360_Final1The next Elgin 360 Photography Club monthly meeting takes place this Wednesday, July 9 at 7pm at Chooch’s Pizzeria, 64 S. Grove Avenue. This month’s guest speaker is Jerry Hug, Vice President – Public Relations at Photographic Society of America, who will be discussing “iPhoneography” – the art of camera phone photography.

A retired music educator turned fine art photographer, Hug will share his tips for successful “iPhoneography” as well as essential photography apps you should be using on your smartphones. A staging area will be available for attendees to use and practice with after you have downloaded the apps.

This will be a wonderful presentation for casual and novice photographers to learn effective smartphone camera photographic techniques.

Elgin 360 Photography Club’s meetings are held the second Wednesday of each month and are open to everyone from beginners to advanced. Attendees are encouraged to stop by at 6pm to enjoy dinner at Chooch’s and help support a local business.

For more information, follow Elgin 360 Photography Club on Facebook.

Support the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin’s Great Futures Gala

B&GElginThe Boys & Girls Club of Elgin is excited to announce the date for their Great Futures Annual Gala has been set for October 17, 2014 at The Stonegate in Hoffman Estates.

You can support this black tie optional gala by visiting their event website at: https://givingcenter.bidpal.net/Portal/bpe287238/main/home.html.

Help Elgin area youth realize their potential and guide them towards Great Futures.

For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Elgin, visit their website at: www.bgcelgin.org.