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Employment Opportunities

Springfield Park District employs hundreds of people in various areas of its operations that include full-time, part-time, summer and seasonal positions. We are currently accepting applications for the following:

Part-Time Position at Erin's Pavilion:

Erin's Pavilion is one of Springfield's premiere rental facilities for weddings, social events and business meetings.  We are looking for a motivated individual to fill at part-time position on our staff (25-30 hours per week).  A qualified candidate will need strong interpersonal and public relation skills. Duties will include greeting visitors, providing facility tours, promoting rental opportunities and coordinating events. Attention to detail, along with well-established time management and organizational skills, will be essential to success at this position. Required computer skills include Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Training for Adobe Illustrator and Quickbooks will be provided. Interested candidates should fill out a Park District application (find online in SPD forms), send their resume and cover letter to Karen Shields in our Human Resource Department at 2500 S. 11th Street, Springfield IL 62703  OR email her at  Call with any questions to 217-544-1751.


Director of Finance and Administration at the Bunn District Office - (click on title link for full job description)

Synopsis of Position:

The Springfield Park District is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of Finance and Administration. Position is responsible for overall management of the finance department which includes human resources and risk management. Position will be responsible for establishing and maintaining consistent application of processes and procedures in the following key areas: tax levy preparation, annual budget preparation, bond issues, financial reporting, financial controls, accounting, payroll, purchasing, budgeting, computer operations, personnel, risk management, major medical insurance, unemployment, pension, and related transactions. Position will directly supervise five full time employees. Position also plays a key role on the executive management team participating in key decisions for the overall district. Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, public administration or related field of study and five years experience involving governmental finance, accounting, purchasing, or related areas. Experience working with property tax levies is preferred. CPA is preferred.

Director of Finance & Administration - submit resume to 2500 S. 11th Street, Springfield IL 62703

Please Call the Springfield Park District Bunn Office - Karen Shields in Human Resources Department at 217-753-6200 with any questions regarding posted positions.

Internship Opportunites

The Springfield Park District offers comprehensive internship opportunities in the following areas:

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Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to be part of the Springfield Park District's mission to provide outstanding parks and recreational services please consider volunteering your time. Numerous volunteer programs provide educational opportunities for cub scouts, church groups, and fulfillment of school curriculums, and much more.

  • General Volunteerism - Contact the Park District's volunteer coordinator, Chuck Smith at for a list of projects and services that we are looking for assistance to complete.
  • Henson Robinson Zoo - For information on volunteering as a docent at the Henson Robinson Zoo please visit the Zoo's website at:
  • Southwind Park - For information on volunteering as a docent at Southwind Park please email us at
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