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Posted on: March 25, 2021

Park Board now hiring for 400 summer seasonal jobs

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SPRINGFIELD, MO – Looking for a summer job? The Springfield-Greene County Park Board is now hiring for 50 different temporary and seasonal jobs — about 400 positions in all. Apply at ParkBoard.org/Jobs.

Summer jobs range from entry-level cashiers and concessions, starting at $10.30/hr., to skilled maintenance staff and driver, starting at $11.75/hr. Hours vary, ranging from a 10 to 40 hours a week. Seasonal employees typically work April-September, and schedules may 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 age 14, as cashiers and concessions clerks. Lifeguards may be age 15 or older, with lifeguard training and certification, offered this spring through the Park Board.  

Anne-Mary McGrath, the Park Board’s Superintendent of Recreation, said many professionals in our community — including lots of full-time Parks employees — had their first job working for Parks. 

“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 or childcare, or who just enjoys working outdoors,” said McGrath. “But it’s not just for first-time job seekers. We have opportunities for all ages and skill levels, anyone who has an interest or availability during the summer.”

Seasonal openings include lifeguards; child care for summer day camps and before- and after-school (SPARC) programs; concessions and cashiers staff at pools, sports complexes and special events; maintenance staff at golf courses, ball fields, and pools; bus drivers, front desk customer service; and gym and family center monitors.

The Park Board is also hiring for service contractor positions, including softball and baseball umpires.

For a complete list of temporary, seasonal  and service contractor jobs available, or to apply, visit ParkBoard.org/Jobs

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

For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510 (mobile).

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