LOCAL JOBS: AmTrak Station Manager, Hair Stylist, Cashiers, Graphic Designer 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.

HoneyCuts in Oak Lawn

HoneyCuts is hiring experienced, full- and part-time, licensed men’s hairstylists at its Oak Lawn shop. Stylists are especially needed for Saturdays. Apply at 5172 W. 95th Street, or call 708-529-3910. Like Oak Lawn HoneyCuts on Facebook.

Beverly Art Center

The area's largest arts center is looking to a hire a part-time graphic designer. They would work 30 hours per week. Contact laura@beverlyartcenter.org for a full job sescription and application details. More information on the Beverly Art Center can be found here. 

Museum of Science and Industry

The Museum has a whole slew of openings, including guest service coordinators, managerial and support staff. Temporary summer positions for a social media manager, facilitator, and digital intern. Apply online at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Shedd Aquarium

Do you like exotic fish? The Shedd Aquarium is currently hiring an exhibit technician, guest experience ambassador and a director and assistant director for Great Lakes sustainability. According to the Shedd: “Together, we’re like a coral reef — an incredibly diverse community filled with a stunning spectrum of life. Like fishes, we come in all shapes, sizes and colors. “ Visit the Shedd Aquarium website for more info and to apply online.

Home Depot

Home Depot in Oak Lawn is hiring hourly workers for sales/lot/cashier and freight associates. Other nearby locations, including Alsip, Chicago Ridge, Bridgeview, Bedford Park, Country Club Hills, Broadview, Cicero and 47th and Western also have openings. Home Depot encourages applying at multiple locations to increase job probability. Apply online at Home Depot.

City Colleges of Chicago

CCC has multiple openings ranging from full and part-time instructors, administrative and support staff. Close to home, Richard J. Daley College for a CNA lecturers, a college storekeeper, a human resources associate, and director of auxiliary services. There are openings in city colleges throughout Chicago. Application deadlines are fast approaching to so apply online now at City Colleges of Chicago.


AmTrak has openings for a security captain, station manager, engineering services manager, motor equipment manager, and an engineering maintainer at its Chicago locations. For more info, check out AmTrack careers. 

Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago

Easter Seals is a para-professional to ensure the health, safety and well-being of each student. The paraprofessional is accountable for supporting the classroom teacher in all aspects of classroom programming. This position includes the possibility of frequent changes in student and/or classroom assignments. Please send you cover letter and resume with “Para-Professional” in the subject area to jobs@eastersealschicago.org

Illinois State Police

The state police are hiring an office associate at the Forensic Science Center in Chicago. The office associate will provide general office support as well as other complex clerical duties. Skills needed are computer literacy, typing and extensive knowledge of office procedures and programs. This position may require a current grade from Central Management Services (CMS), Division of Examining and Counseling, to be deemed qualified and available for employment consideration. Salary is $3,100.00 - $3,907.00 monthly. For more information, please refer to the Work4Illinois website at Work.Illinois.Gov and select 'Application Procedures'. Additional information may also be obtained from the Agency Contact listed above or by contacting CMS, Division of Examining and Counseling at Work4Illinois@Illinois.gov or (217) 782-7100, (217) 785-3979 (TDD/TTY), (800) 526-0844 (TTY Only). Click the pdf on the right for a complete job description.

Illinois Courts – Chicago Office

An opening for a language access services specialist (court interpreter) is available in the Chicago administrative office of the Illinois Courts. A minimum Bachelor's degree in court administration, public administration, criminal justice administration, business administration or a related field of study and a minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in program administration required or, in lieu of three years' experience, an advanced degree in law, court administration, public administration, criminal justice administration, business administration or a related field of study, although an advanced degree is preferred, plus 3 to 5 years experience. Candidates must have fluency in a second language or English as a second language. Starting annual salary is $51,435. Interested persons should submit a letter of interest, resume, and completed Judicial Branch Employment Application to: Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, Administrative Services Division Attention: Human Resource Unit, #4619, 3101 Old Jacksonville Road Springfield, Illinois 62704. This position will remain open until filled. However, those persons submitting materials by March 6, 2013 will be given first consideration. Click on the pdf on the right for a complete job description.

Illinois Tollway System

The Illinois Tollway has five job openings available for a chief accountant and financial planning analyst, plus data communications, desktop support and mobile branch technicians. Click the pdfs on the right for complete job descriptions. For additional information visit the Illinois Tollway website. 


The Chicago Transit Authority is holding two job fairs for customer assistant career opportunities. The CTA offers competitive wages, benefits and job growth potential. Starting hourly salary is $12.40. Candidates need to maintain a neat appearance as well pass a drug test and basic math and report writing test. The job fairs are scheduled for:

  • JLM Abundant Life Community Center, 2622 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 22;
  • Roberto Clemente Community Academy, 1147 N. Western Ave., Chicago, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., March 23.

No interviews will be conducted on site. Military veterans are encouraged to attend. Click the pdf on the right for the informational flier.

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