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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:

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.

Recreation Supervisor at the Nelson Center - (click on title link for full job description)

Synopsis of Position:

Primarily responsible for effective and successful development, administration, execution, supervision, and staffing recreation programs; ice skating, hockey, broomball, ice rentals, facility rentals, aquatics, summer day camp, birthday parties, and related activities offered at the Nelson Center in cooperation and under the direction and authority of the General Manager.  Position is responsible for assuring appropriate staffing procedures are in place for all program administration/execution.  Position takes direction from and reports directly to General Manager. 

Rec Suprv Nelson Center  - submit resume to 2500 S. 11th Street, Springfield IL 62703

General Manager, Erin's Pavilion at Southwind Park - (click on title link for full job description)

Synopsis of Position:

Primary responsibility for overall efficient and effective operation, promotion/marketing/sales (includes public awareness), programmatic rental, general maintenance and housekeeping and all other general management issues of Erin’s Pavilion, its employees, its patrons and clients and the management of the overall budget in conjunction with the overall goals and objectives for the successful operation of the facilities.  Position additionally responsible for the rental of Erin’s Pavilion for various building specific activities, recreation programming events both in building and utilizing park, and for working under the program plan for rentals/catering etc. as established by the District. The rental responsibilities would have a heavy emphasis on Wedding Rentals, Social Galas, planning Fundraisers and Business Meeting opportunities. Position will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of personnel that includes maintenance and administrative support personnel and/or interns.  Position shall report directly to Director of Recreation and/or Executive Director.

Gen Mgr Erin's Pavilion - submit resume to 2500 S. 11th Street, Springfield IL 62703

Please Call the Springfield Park District Bunn Office - 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:

Recreation - lsaputo@springfieldparks.org

Special Needs Programming - annette@springfieldparks.org

Horticultural - jpeeler@hensonrobinsonzoo.org

Animal Care - jpeeler@hensonrobinsonzoo.org

Animal Enrichment - jpeeler@hensonrobinsonzoo.org

Zoo Management - 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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