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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:

Marketing-Graphic Design and Special Events Coordinator

Department: Recreation

Position Title: Marketing-Graphic Design and Special Events Coordinator

Reporting Authority: Position reports directly to Director of Recreation

Classification:  Full Time FLSA Exempt

Salary:  $30,000 annual

Position Summary:

Reports to the Director of Recreation.  The Marketing-Graphic Design and Special Events Coordinator is responsible for the creation and coordination of external written and digital Park District communications such as Press Releases, News Letters, Marketing Pieces planning and execution of events throughout our Recreation Season as they pertain to the overall District and assisting other Recreational areas within the District.  Additionally, this position is responsible for the development and implementation of the marketing initiatives related to promotion of the Springfield Park District and engagement of the general public as defined by the Director of Recreation. This position maintains the Springfield Park District website, Social Media such as Facebook, Constant Contact e-communication blasts in addition to developing sponsorship arrangements.  This position will also work in coordination on other projects as assigned by the Director of Recreation and will serve on the Recreation and Marketing Team for the District.

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Deadline to Apply:  Monday, July 27, 2015

Applications and Resume should be submitted to:

Springfield Park District

Attn:  Karen Shields

Human Resources, 2500 S. 11th Street Springfield IL  62703

Questions? 217-544-1751

Email specific questions about position or qualifications to:



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.


Administrative Assistant - In General Maintenance Department

Reporting Authority:    Position reports directly to Accounts Payable Supervisor

Salary:  $29,000

Synopsis of Position:

     Primarily responsible for safekeeping and maintenance of paper and electronic records, personnel and operational files, confidential and other correspondence, budget figures and purchase orders, payroll and related information as may be required by the Supervisors.  Position will require typing correspondence, confidential and non-confidential, of the Supervisors along with related activities in the administration of the office.  Position works closely with the Supt of Park Services, Supt of Landscape Services and Supt of Park Maintenance.  Desirable applicant would have a pleasant phone voice and the ability to answer questions and handle complaints presented by the General Public.  Must also be able to work with minimum supervision, have general knowledge of all parks and facilities and the ability to communicate and work comfortably in a diverse, blue-collar environment.

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Deadline to Apply:  Monday, August 10, 2015

Applications & Resumes should be submitted to:

Human Resources

Springfield Park District

2500 S. 11th Street

Springfield IL 62703 

Phone:  217-544-1751 

Fax:  217-544-1811

Questions about this particular position should be directed to:

Debbie McKinley, Accounting Supervisor

Phone:  217-544-1751, x12



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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