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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 Sales and Service Representative

Erin’s Pavilion –  a facility within the Springfield Park District, is one of Springfield’s premiere rental facilities for weddings, social events and business meetings.  We are looking for a motivated and outgoing individual to fill a part-time position on our staff (25-30 hours weekly). A qualified candidate will need strong interpersonal and public relations 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 employment app (PDF File below), send their resume and cover letter to Karen Shields in our Human Resource Department at:

Address:  2500 S. 11th Street, Springfield IL 62703
Email:  kshields@springfieldparks.org
Questions regarding application process:  217-544-1751

Questions regarding specific job duties: 217-585-2941

Deadline to apply:  Friday, July 17, 2015

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Human Resource and Risk Manager

Department: Administration

Position Title: Human Resources and Risk Manager

Reporting Authority: Director of Finance and Administration

Classification: Salaried, FLSA Exempt (Management)

Salary Range: $45,000-$55,000 Annually

Position Summary

The Human Resource and Risk Manager is responsible for all human resource related functions, as well as general safety and risk management concerns relating to all agency operations, functions, grounds, employees, and facilities. This position is responsible for the formulation, implementation and monitoring of procedural policies as they relate to human resources, loss prevention, insurance issues, safety, accident investigation, and claims.

HUMAN RESOURCES AND RISK MANAGER FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

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Applications & Resumes should be submitted to:

Karen Shields

Human Resources

Springfield Park District

2500 S. 11th Street

Springfield IL 62703

Phone: 217-544-1751

Fax: 217-544-1811

The Springfield Park District is committed to the provisions of Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action to its applicants regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, age sex, marital or veterans’ status, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status.

Questions about this particular position should be directed to:

Stephen Flesch – Director of Finance & Administration

Phone: 217-544-1751, x16

Email: sflesch@springfieldparks.org

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PARK DISTRICT APPLICATION PDF

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.


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General Curator at the Henson Robinson Zoo:

Department:                      Henson Robinson Zoo

Position Title:                     General Curator

Section:                              Management- Administration

Reporting Authority:           Position Reports directly to Director of the Zoo

Classification:                     Exempt-Supervisory/Administrative

Salary:                                $36,000

Position Summary:        

Under the direction of the Zoo’s Director.  Manages the zoo’s animal collection and oversees the acquisition and disposition of animals in and out of the collection.  Schedules visits, medical treatments, and procedures with the zoo’s consulting veterinarian.  Maintains the zoo’s animal records and files on each of the individuals within the animal collection.  Schedules and supervises the animal care staff.




CLICK HERE TO READ FULL JOB DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS

Applications & Resumes should be submitted to:

 

Springfield Park District

Human Resources

2500 S. 11th Street

Springfield IL 62703 

 

Phone:  217-753-6200 

Fax:  217-544-1811




DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JULY 8th

 

The Springfield Park District is committed to the provisions of Equal Employment Opportunities and Affirmative Action to its applicants regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, age sex, marital or veterans’ status, national origin, disability or any other legally protected status.

 

Questions about this particular position can be answered by:

 

Jackie Peeler – Director of the Henson Robinson Zoo

Phone:  217-585-1821

Email:  jpeeler@hensonrobinsonzoo.org





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Internship Opportunites

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

Recreation - lsaputo@springfieldparks.org

Special Needs Programming - annette@springfieldparks.org

Horticultural - jpeeler@hensonrobinsonzoo.org

Animal Care - jpeeler@hensonrobinsonzoo.org

Animal Enrichment - jpeeler@hensonrobinsonzoo.org

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 csmith@springfieldparks.org 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: www.hensonrobinsonzoo.org/page.php?6
  • Southwind Park - For information on volunteering as a docent at Southwind Park please email us at jbilyard@springfieldparks.org
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