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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:

Erin's Pavilion - Part Time Event Representative

Erin's Pavilion is looking for part-time Event Representatives to work evenings, Sat/Sun afternoons and weekend night for late rentals and special events.  A qualified candidate will need strong interpersonal and public relations skills.  Duties will include but are not limited to: greeting visitors, managing details of rental events, set up and tear down of events, knowledge and skills with audio visual equipment and monitoring sound systems, working with caterers and all other duties assigned by the General Manager.  Training will be provided in some areas.

Interested candidates should fill out a Park District employment app (download the PDF below), send their resume and cover letter to Karen Shields in our Human Resource Department at:

Address:  2500 S. 11th Street, Springfield IL 62703


Questions regarding application process: 217-544-1751

Questions regarding specific job duties: 217-585-2941

Deadline to apply: Friday, November 13th


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.


There are no full time open positions at this time.


Internship Opportunites:

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

Recreation -

Special Needs Programming -

Horticultural -

Animal Care -

Animal Enrichment -

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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