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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:


Employment Opportunity - Carillonneur for the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon

The Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon was given to the Springfield Park District in 1933 by Senator Thomas Rees, publisher of the Illinois State Register.  The carillon, run by the Springfield Park District,  is recognized as one of the world’s most important carillons and hosts the annual International Carillon Festival each year.

The District is looking to fill a full time Carillonneur position.  Responsibilities include performing weekly concerts, managing the Rees Memorial Carillon facility, and other duties listed in the job description.  All professional carillonneurs are encouraged to apply by downloading a full job description and following the instructions provided.

Carillonneur Position Description and Application Process

Deadline to Apply:  Monday, February 16, 2015

Submit Resume to:  2500 S. 11th Street, Springfield IL 62703

Email or Call Karen Shields in Human Resources with any questions -


Phone:  217-753-6200


Director of Finance and Administration at the Bunn District Office - (click on title link for full job description)

Classification:    Salaried, FLSA Exempt

Reports to:         Executive Director

Salary Range:      $70,000-$80,000

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.

Download full Job Description - Director of Finance & Administration

Deadline to Apply:  Monday, December 8, 2014

Submit resume by mail to: 2500 S. 11th Street, Springfield IL 62703

By email to:

Please Call the Springfield Park District Bunn Office - Karen Shields in 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:

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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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