Springfield-Greene County Park Board News

Posted on: March 16, 2017

Park Board now hiring for 430 summer seasonal positions

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Looking for a summer job? The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is now hiring for nearly 40 different summer seasonal jobs — 430 positions in all.

To fill these positions, the Park Board is partnering with the Missouri Job Center on a Seasonal Hiring Event, Wednesday, March 22, 2-6 p.m., at Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway. Applicants may meet with supervisors, learn about various jobs and apply on site. Applicants may also apply online at ParkBoard.org/Employment.

Summer jobs range from entry-level cashiers to skilled drivers and maintenance workers. Hours vary, ranging from a few hours to 40 hours a week. Seasonal employees typically work April-September, and schedules can be flexible around school, perfect for students who have the summer off.

The Park Board is one of few employers that will hire workers as young as 14.

“The Park Board offers great opportunities for a first job, as well as great hands-on experience for anyone interested in a career in sports and recreation,” said Anne-Mary McGrath, Superintendent of Recreation. “Many of our full time staff started out as summer seasonal employees. But it’s not just for first-time job seekers — we have opportunities for all ages, anyone who has availability during the summer.”

Seasonal openings include lifeguards at indoor and outdoor pools; counselors for summer day camps and before- and after-school (SPARC) programs; concessions staff at pools, sports complexes and special events; maintenance workers at golf courses, ball fields, and pools; front desk, fitness and childcare staff at family centers; front desk and Springfield Lasers staff at Cooper Tennis Complex; and cashiers, scorekeepers and umpires at sports complexes.

Most positions are entry-level, but some require training or certification, including lifeguards, who may be as young as 15. Lifeguard training is offered now through late April at Chesterfield Family Center. Details and dates at ParkBoard.org, click  Register Now, or call 417-891-1616.

Free umpire training takes place Saturday, March 25, 8:30 a.m-1 p.m., at Cooper Sports Complex, 2300-2700 E. Pythian St. Umpires must be16 years or older. Information at 417-837-5817.

For a complete list of summer seasonal jobs available, or to apply, visit parkboard.org/employment. ParkBoard.org/Employment

For more information, call the Springfield-Greene County Park Board at 417-864-1049.

For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator with the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2943 (office) or 417-224-5510 (mobile), or email Jenny Edwards.


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