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  • The Peoria Park District hires without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or disability. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER


    If you are interested in any position, you MUST download/print an employment application form. Your application form (along with a resume if one is available) can be:

    1. Mailed to the address at the bottom of the application
    2. Faxed to (309) 686-3352
    3. Dropped off in person at the Noble Center at 1125 W. Lake Avenue in Lakeview Park (Mon-Fri, 8 am-4:30 pm)

    Applications will be reviewed until position is filled

    Marketing Division - Summer Internship

    The Division of Marketing/Public Relations is offering a 12-15 hour/week internship. The aim is to expose students to planning, design, producing marketing materials and taking pictures for a variety of Park District programs and events.


    • An interest in the field of marketing, graphic design, public relations, and/or advertising
    • Basic knowledge of programs such as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
    • Graphic design or layout experience – Applicant should be prepared to show examples of work from real use or class work
    • Ability to commit 10-12 weeks to the experience


    • Will assist Marketing Division with a variety of duties which may include:
      • Creating press releases, handouts, posters, tickets, ads, newsletters or other means of promotion
      • Website maintenance
      • Photographing events/sports/classes
    • May assist with soliciting event sponsors, updating sponsor materials


    • An honorarium will be paid upon completion of the internship.

    RiverFront Division - Summer Internship

    Dates: Summer 2014

    Supervisors: Dani Kabbes: Coordinator – RiverFront Events

    Nick Conrad: Supervisor – RiverFront Events

    Internship Duties:

    • Intern will become acquainted with staff, various facilities, operational procedures, filing system, common office duties.
    • Intern will develop goals and objectives (short & long term) for internship.
    • Intern will provide Park Dist with a weekly review of projects and progress with them – including challenges faced / what was done to overcome obstacles.
    • Intern will review all University requirements with PPD in order to establish due dates, special projects, etc.
    •  Intern will develop and present his/her method of time management strategies (prioritizing, organization, notes, etc).
    • Regular meeting times – beginning of week and end of week will be set up with intern.
    • RiverFront overview project assigned to intern for completion.  Finished version will be presented to PPD and evaluated – this will familiarize him/her with our broad scope of events that are programmed and produced each year.
    • Intern will actively work with PPD coordinators to prepare for upcoming outdoor event season including: working with band entertainment contracts, tax forms, check requests, purchase orders, event permits, fire inspection permits, liquor licenses, etc.
    • Intern will gain hands-on experience with the planning and execution of the all outdoor summer season events held on the RiverFront, including concerts, festivals and walks/runs.
    • Intern will work with PPD on projects related to indoor events at the Gateway Building banquet & conference facility on the RiverFront.
    • Intern will be required to attend all appropriate staff & event committee meetings, training & safety sessions, and at least one Park Board meeting.
    • Toward end of term, intern will prepare for and complete a mock interview for a PPD position in our division giving him/her experience in an interview setting with actual questions.  He/she will then be evaluated.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Recreation Division - Athletics Summer Internship

    POSITION: Spring Internship (May-July 2014)
    • High school diploma required; some college experience highly preferred.
    • Knowledge of computers including Microsoft Office and experience in event planning.
    • Ability to work independently and maintain a flexible schedule.
    • Display a good understanding of the philosophy of recreation sports programs.
    • Some knowledge of sports skills and methods required.
    • Ability to work cooperatively with private organizations and special interest groups.
    • A valid driver’s license.


    • Serve as the League Coordinator, responsible for being the main contact and direct representative of the Tee Ball/Coach Pitch program.
    • Oversee registration, coach team selection, and pre-season meetings.
    • Assist in the inventory and distribution of supplies and equipment.
    • Assist in the recruiting and hiring of staff along with the scheduling, supervising, and evaluation of part time staff.
    • Assist the coaches in the setup/tear-down of practices and games.
    • Prepare records and reports including payroll, league/event schedules, evaluations, and marketing materials.
    • Additional duties and experience can be gained from assisting in the planning, setup, take down, and administration of events such as: Youth and Adult Tennis Program, Sand Volleyball and Adult Softball Leauges.
    • Assist as needed in the management of the Mossville Soccer Complex and the Glen Oak clay court tennis courts.

    • All other duties as assigned.

    Applications and resumes will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
    For any questions or for more information, please contact Matt Suellentrop, Athletics Manager, at (309) 681-2866 or msullentrop@peoriaparks.org

    Peoria Zoo Division

    The Peoria Zoo has several internships available. Please click here to check them out.