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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:

The Springfield Park District is looking to fill some Seasonal Maintenance Worker positions within our General Maintenance Division.  

These Seasonal Employees will work 40 hour work weeks from April 13th through the end of October before being laid off for the season.  These positions are Seasonal Union Maintenance II positions.

Duties will include but not be limited to:  Mowing, Trash Pickup, Painting, General Maintenance and other duties as assigned.  Candidates must pass a background check and drug screening.  Candidates must possess a valid Illinois Driver’s License. 

All interested and qualified parties are encouraged to apply by downloading an appliction from the Springf ield Park District Website at www.springf  Click on Join Our Team at the top.  Or you can pick up an application in our Bunn District Office.  All completed application materials should be submitted to Karen Shields in our Human Resource Department at:

Address:  2500 S. 11th Street, Springfield IL 62703
Got Questions?  Call:  217-544-1751


Deadline to apply:  Monday, May 26th, 2015

The Park District is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person in the making of any employment decision on the basis of race, religion, color, age, national origin, handicap, marital status, arrests not leading to convictions, gender status or orientation, veteran status, a military discharge other than dishonorable, membership or non-membership in any labor organization or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal or state statutes, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.


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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