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  • Seasonal Jobs

    These positions offer a variety of hours per week, but only seasonally or for an otherwise specified length of time. If you need year-round, part-time work, please see our Part Time Opportunities.

    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.

    UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, applications and resumes for all positions will continue to be reviewed until position is filled. To ensure full consideration applications and resumes should be forwarded in a timely manner.

    HOW TO APPLY: 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.

    ...at the Noble Center

    Registration Clerk

    Requirements: 

    • High school diploma or GED.
    • Working knowledge of computers and general office procedures required.
    • Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
    • Must possess excellent customer service and organizational skills.

    Duties:

    • Answer and screen incoming calls, providing information to callers, and referring callers to other sources as needed on a multiple-line phone system.
    • Assist with walk-in registrations.
    • Enter registration into CLASS system.
    • Accurately complete business transactions.
    • Provide general clerical functions such as faxing, photocopying and filing.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

    Other

    • Minimum hours (4-8 hours weekly) during non-registration periods (December, March-April, etc).
    • 5-10 hours weekly during registration periods (January-February; May-June, etc).
    • Starting salary wage is $8.25 per hour.

    ...in our Athletics Department

    Tennis Manager

    This position will work at multiple tennis sites throughout Peoria (Bradley Park, Glen Oak Park, Richwoods High School, Sommer Park and Northtrail Park).

    Days: M-Sat                        Starts: May 27                                  Ends: August 8

    Hours: 15-20hrs per week, time varies                                   Pay: $9.50-10.00 /hr

    Required Qualifications:

    1. Minimum age – 18 years old
    2. Training and experience in teaching tennis lessons to youth and adults (preferred).
    3. Desire and ability to work with children.
    4. Possess the ability to lead others in group and individual activities, demonstrating necessary steps and skills.

     General Responsibilities

    1. Understand, interpret and maintain the Peoria Park District and Athletic Department’s standards and policies.
    2.  Help conduct staff training and orientation for tennis instructors.
    3. Teach staff their responsibilities in teaching tennis lessons.
    4. Responsible for the scheduling off all staff throughout summer lessons.
    5. Ensure staff properly carries out their specific jobs.
    6. Conduct initial and end of summer inventory of supplies and equipment.
    7.  Perform staff evaluations throughout the summer lessons.
    8. Help keep sports equipment items and areas clean, orderly and safe.

     

    Tennis Instructors

    Youth & Adult Lessons at Richwoods, Glen Oak, Bradley Park, Northtrail Park and Sommer Park. Experienced tennis players are preferred.

    Days: M-F
    Starts: June 9
    Ends: August 9

    Hours: 8am-2pm & 5:30-7:30pm

    Pay: $8.50-$9.00 per hour

     

    Adult Softball Scorekeeper

    Location: Peoria Stadium

    Starts April 20 and ends mid October

    Hours: Monday through Friday: 6pm-10pm, Sunday: 5pm-9pm

    Pay: $8.25 per game

    Games typically are one hour long.  Scorekeepers will keep the official score book and update the scoreboard throughout the game.  General baseball or softball knowledge is preferred, but not required.

     

    Please contact Nick McDuffee at 681-2867 or nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org for more information.

      

    Adult Softball Umpire

    Location: Peoria Stadium

    Starts April 20 and ends mid October

    Hours: Monday through Friday: 6pm-10pm, Sunday: 5pm-9pm

    Pay: $14-18 per game

    Umpires are needed for our men’s and co-rec leagues.  Games typically are one hour long.  Previous experience and umpire certifications are a plus, but not required.

     

    Please contact Nick McDuffee at 681-2867 or nmcduffee@peoriaparks.org for more information.

     

    Youth Baseball Site Supervisor

    The Athletics Department is looking for site supervisors for our youth baseball program.  Supervisors will be responsible for field set up and tear down, following safety procedures, and supervision of all games and practices for their site.

    Location: Franciscan Recreation Complex, Von Steuben, Kellar, Bradley Park, Lindbergh, Woodrow Wilson

    Dates: May 14-July 19

    Hours: Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturdays

    Pay: $9-10 per hour

     

    Youth Baseball Umpire

    The Athletics Department is looking for umpires for our youth baseball program.  Umpires are needed for tee ball (ages 4 and 5), coach pitch (ages 6-8), minor leagues (ages 9 and 10), majors (ages 11 and 12), and pony (ages 13 and 14).  Umpire experience and certification is a plus, but not required.

    Locations: Franciscan Recreation Complex, Kellar, and Von Steuben, Peoria Stadium, Lindbergh, Woodrow Wilson, Bradley Park, Woodruff Park

    Dates: May 19 through July 19

    Hours: Monday-Thursday Evenings and Saturdays

    Pay: $11-40 per game depending on level and qualifications

     

    Youth Baseball Instructor

    The Athletics Department is looking for instructors for our youth baseball morning clinics.  The instructors will be running drills and teaching baseball skills to participants in 3rd through 6th grade.  Previous baseball experience or knowledge is required.

    Location: Von Steuben

    Dates: June 3 through July 3

    Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am-12pm

    Pay: $8.25 per hour

    ...at Glen Oak Amphitheatre

    ASSISTANT SOUND TECHNICIAN – GLEN OAK AMPHITHEATRE

    POSITION: Part Time – Summer/Seasonal

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must possess excellent customer service and communication skills.
    • Must be dependable, courteous and able to work with people of all ages.
    • Must be 18 years of age minimum.
    • Knowledge of large format PA systems, sound board, projection system and other basic Audio Visual equipment.

    DUTIES:

    • Unload and setup AV for outdoor concerts, movies and events.
    • Operate all AV equipment necessary for specific event during show.
    • Tear-down at the end of events.
    • Organize storage area and maintain order.
    • Maintain inventory and create/maintain record of equipment in need of repair.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

    OTHER:

    • Event season runs late May – mid August.
    • Evenings required: Sunday, Monday & occasional rental nights.
    • Average of 8 hours per week.
    • Starting wage is $8.25 per hour.

    ...at Lakeview Recreation Center

    CAMP COUNSELOR – LAKEVIEW RECREATION CENTER SUMMER CAMP

    This position will serve as guidance over and responsible for teaching, coordinating and carrying out activities for campers on a daily basis.

     POSITION: Part-Time (Average of 24 – 40 hours/week)

    Spring Break: 3/28/14 – 4/4/14 7:00am-5:30pm

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Candidate must be 18 years of age or high school graduate.
    • Candidate must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid and CPR/AED.
    • Candidates should be caring, enthusiastic, and have a legitimate enjoyment of working with children and assist in their development.
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and work harmoniously with the public and other camp staff members including adults and youth.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in camp programming areas.

    DUTIES:

    • Responsible for leading or assisting with the teaching of activities and working with campers, ensuring youth development.
    • Responsible for actively engaging in all activities with campers.
    • Provide supervision during all trips both on and off-site of Park District property.
    • Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by the Camp Supervisors.
    • Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care, and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to camp director.
    • Follow and uphold all Peoria Park District safety and security guidelines and procedures ensuring at all times camper and staff safety.
    • Follow up with parents with appropriate paperwork regarding campers experience and any needed follow-up or concerns.
    • Set and be held to high and professional standard representing both yourself and the Peoria Park District in daily work habits, appearance and camper interaction.

    OTHER:

    • The work requires some physical exertion in handling supplies, equipment and materials.
    • Prolonged standing, bending and stooping and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds is required on a periodic basis.
    • Starting wage is $8.50-9.00 per hour.

     

    CAMP SUPERVISOR – LAKEVIEW RECREATION CENTER SUMMER CAMP

    This position will be directly responsible for the daily scheduling of the camper’s activities. They will be responsible for ensuring the counselors perform their tasks efficiently and properly and follow all rules and regulations asked of them by the Peoria Park District. Supervisor is also responsible for working with the Athletics Manager in weekly scheduling of camp counselors and ensuring payroll is completed.

     POSITION: Part-Time (Average of 32 – 40 hours/week)

    Summer Camp: 5/26/14 – 8/8/14 7:00am-5:30pm

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Candidate must be 18 years of age or high school graduate.
    • Candidate must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid and CPR/AED.
    • Candidates should be caring, enthusiastic, and have a legitimate enjoyment of working with children and assist in their development.
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions and work harmoniously with the public and other camp staff members including adults and youth.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and skills in camp programming areas.

    DUTIES:

    • Responsible for leading or assisting with the teaching of activities and working with campers, ensuring youth development.
    • Responsible for actively engaging in all activities with campers.
    • Provide supervision during all trips both on and off-site of Park District property.
    • Ensure that campers receive their medications as directed by the Camp Supervisors.
    • Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure proper utilization, care, and maintenance is applied promptly and report repairs to camp director.
    • Follow and uphold all Peoria Park District safety and security guidelines and procedures ensuring at all times camper and staff safety.
    • Follow up with parents with appropriate paperwork regarding campers experience and any needed follow-up or concerns.
    • Set and be held to high professional standards, representing both yourself and the Peoria Park District in daily work habits, appearance and camper interaction.
    • Supervisor is responsible for working with the Athletics Manager in weekly scheduling of camp counselors and ensuring payroll is completed.

    OTHER:

    • The work requires some physical exertion in handling supplies, equipment and materials.
    • Prolonged standing, bending and stooping and the ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds is required on a periodic basis.
    • Starting wage is $9.00 per hour.

    ...at the Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association

    The Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association (HISRA) is the result of a desire on the part of your park district to provide quality recreation programs and services to individuals with disabilities and special needs. HISRA and its member districts enthusiastically support the spirit and intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act. HISRA is committed to providing opportunities for each individual to enjoy recreation activities in the least restrictive environment. Below are the two positions that HISRA is currently looking to hire. We are looking for responsible and caring individuals who wish to spend their time and knowledge with HISRA and its special populations.

    Staff Needed for the Following Programs and Activities:

     Camp Free to Be (Peoria location only)

    Camp Free to Be (CFTB) accommodates participants ages 4-21 with multiple and/or severe disabilities. Camper to staff ratio can be as low as 1:1 in order to meet the recreational and personal care needs of each camper.

    Camp Connections (Peoria location only)

    Camp Connections accommodates participants ages 4-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities.  This program works with participants on social skill development.

     Inclusion Services (Chillicothe, Morton, Peoria, and Washington Locations)

    HISRA Staff will provide inclusion services in camps and programs offered at our 4 member park district locations.  These services take place in a variety of programs including:  programs, camp programs, sports programs, etc…

     

    HISRA Programs

    HISRA offers a variety of programming during the evening and on weekends.  HISRA also offers a recreation program for adults during the day (FOCUS), Special Olympics Sports and bowling programs.

    Potential Positions Available:

    Program Specialist

    • Rate of pay will be based on experience
    • Responsible for assisting in the development and implementation of planned programming, the personal care, supervision and behavior management of participants as well as the supervision of program leaders, program aides and volunteers.

    Program Leader

    • Rate of pay will be based on experience
    • Responsible for the development and implementation of planned outings, the personal care, supervision and behavior management of participants as well as the supervision of program aides and volunteers.

    Program Aide

    • Rate of pay will be based on experience
    • Responsible for assisting the Program Leader in the implementation and supervision of the planned outings, the personal care, supervision and behavior management of participants.

    Art Instructor

    • Rate of pay will be based on experience
    • Responsible for planning and implementing art activities for small groups of campers.  Must have knowledge and/or training in Art as well as experience with individuals with disabilities.

    Music/Drama Instructor

    • Rate of pay will be based on experience
    • Responsible for planning and implementing music/drama activities for small groups of campers.  Must have knowledge and/or training in Music/Drama as well as experience with individuals with disabilities.

    Fitness/Gym Instructor

    • Rate of pay will be based on experience
    • Responsible for planning and implementing gym/fitness activities for small groups of campers.  Must have knowledge and/or training in Adapted P.E. as well as experience with individuals with disabilities.

    All staff will be required to attend a mandatory staff orientation and training 6/2/14 – 6/6/14.  Specialists, Leaders and anyone driving for HISRA will have additional training commitments including, but not limited to, 5/27/14 – 5/30/14.  All staff must be able to commit to working at HISRA for the duration of the camp season (5/27/14 through 8/12/14).

     

    ...at Peoria Zoo

    ANIMAL ENCOUNTER AMBASSADOR

    POSITION: Seasonal Part-Time (16 – 32 hours per week during season)

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Education: Minimum of two years of high school.
    • Experience in customer service helpful.
    • Aptitude for on-the-job training and ability to follow both written and oral instructions.
    • Must have a pleasing personality and courteous manner.  Must be dependable.

    DUTIES:

    • Greeting Zoo guests in an inviting manner.
    • Preparing and selling appropriate animal food items according to directions.
    • Observing animal/guest interactions and taking necessary steps to stop and/or correct problems.
    • Handling cash and cash transactions reliably.
    • Checking messages and work schedule at start of shift. Preparing assigned areas before public arrives.
    • Keeping all assigned areas and work spaces clean and “visitor friendly”.
    • Cleaning assigned area at end of business day to established standards.
    • Staying current on Zoo events and information to share with guests and be able to answer questions.
    • Follow all safety procedures pertaining to the duties performed.  Wearing proper designated uniform.
    • All other duties as assigned.

    OTHER:

    • Starting wage is $8.25 per hour.
    • Under the supervision of the Curator of Animals.
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time.  Ability to lift 25 pounds.  Ability to operate radio.
    • Weekends and holidays required.  Position begins in early May.

     

    PEORIA ZOO CAMP INSTRUCTOR

    POSITION: Part Time – Summer/Seasonal (Average 40 hours per week)

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Education or related field preferred. Although a degree is preferred, extensive experience in a like position with similar duties or responsibilities may be substituted for all or part of the educational requirement.
    • Must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Teaching experience in a classroom, non-formal science center, zoo or nature center preferred.
    • Must possess excellent customer service and communication skills.
    • Must be dependable, courteous and able to work with people of all ages.

     

    DUTIES:

    • Lead full and half-day camps for children ages K-8th grade.
    • Organize activities, crafts, snacks and tours.
    • Oversee teen volunteers.
    • Conduct overnight stays for applicable campers.
    • Prepare daily activities.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned.

     

    OTHER:

    • Zoo Camp opens June 4th and runs through August 3rd.
    • Training begins a few weeks prior to camp open and will be required (training schedule flexible).
    • Starting salary wage is $9.00 – $9.50 per hour.

    ASSISTANT ZOO CUSTODIAN

    POSITION: Part-Time (Average of 24 – 28 hours/week)

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • High school diploma or equivalent is desired.
    • Background and some work experience in custodial building maintenance and grounds keeping.
    • Ability to operate standard mechanized cleaning equipment.
    • Ability to prepare facility for programs, meetings, and rentals according to daily schedule.
    • Ability to perform routine grounds keeping functions as directed.
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

    DUTIES:
    • Assisting in maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of all designated areas of the zoo.
    • Monitoring of maintenance supplies, equipment and tools.
    • Assisting in animal moves and loading as necessary.
    • Assisting in programs and promotions of the Zoo.
    • Keeping maintenance areas neat and orderly.
    • All other duties as assigned.

    OTHER:
    • The work requires some physical exertion in handling supplies, equipment and materials. Prolonged standing, bending and stooping, and ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds is required on a periodic basis.
    • Starting wage is $9.50 per hour.
    • Evenings, weekends, and holidays may be required.

    ...at Proctor Recreation Center

    Job Title:              Summer Teen Program Leader

    Education:           High School Diploma Required. College Degree Preferred.

    Experience:      Relevant experience in teaching preferred. Two years of working with youth and/or teenagers in educational programs or services is also preferred.

    Knowledge and Ability:

    • Some clerical and minimal administrative knowledge including scheduling and computer skills required.
    • Ability to work with and in diverse populations including but not limited to youth, co-workers and the public.
    • Ability to communicate effectively.
    • Valid Illinois Driver’s license required.

    Job Duties: Under Supervision of Manager, the Summer Teen Program Leader is responsible for:

    • Plan and organize visits to local and/or state colleges. Plan and organize job shadows and visits to local/area businesses.
    • Implement and lead daily program activities.
    • Make weekly reports in regards to activities, equipment used/needed, college/business visits and attendance/ behavior.
    • Transport program participants as assigned.
    • Some physical activities related to the job will be required.
    • Ability to work extra hours if needed.
    • Other duties assigned.

    Hours:                   2 weeks prior to Summer Program: May 27th-June 6th. 10hrs/week. During Summer Program: June 9th-July 31st. Monday-Thursday 9am-4:00pm with a ½ hour lunch. Occasional hours on Fridays if necessary.

    Salary:                   This position is listed at $10.00/hr

    Athletic Instructors

    Location: Proctor Recreation Center Starts June 9th and ends August 1st; 2 four-week sessions Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week Pay: $10.00 – $15.00 per hour based on experience The Park District is looking for individuals to help teach instructional sports classes. These classes include basketball, swimming, baseball, volleyball and soccer. Knowledge and experience is preferred.

    Teachers

    Location: Proctor Recreation Center Starts June 9th and ends August 1st; 2 four-week sessions Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week Pay: $12.00 – $15.00 per hour based on experience The Park District is looking for individuals to help youth with math, science and reading. High school diploma and previous teaching experience is required.

    Athletic Instructor/Teacher

    Location: Proctor Recreation Center Starts June 9th and ends August 1st; 2 four-week sessions Hours: 10 – 20 hours per week Pay: $12.00 – $15.00 per hour based on experience and responsibilities The Park District is looking for individuals to help teach both sports classes and school subject matter. Sports classes include basketball, swimming, baseball, volleyball and soccer. School subjects include math, science and reading. High school diploma and previous teaching experience is required.

    ...at our Pools

    LIFEGUARDS
    The Peoria Park District has part-time openings for lifeguards. Must have a current Ellis NPWLTP certification, or be able to complete an upcoming training. Call Sue Wheeler at 309-282-1531 for information on training classes.

    Apply for positions via the Human Resources Assistant at Glen Oak Pavilion. Be sure to mark your application Lifeguard at the top.

    Hours include days, evenings and weekends. Flexible hours and great starting pay.

    ...at W.H. Sommer Park

    Camp Counselors: Ancient Oaks Day Camp from late May through August 8.  This seasonal position requires responsible individuals with enthusiastic attitudes.  A minimum of one year working with children is necessary. Camps serves children 55-13 in an outdoor setting (canoeing, hiking, water activities, fishing, crafts). Individuals with or pursuing BS degrees in education, recreation, or natural sciences preferred.  Position is approximately 32-40 hours a week.

     

    Rental Host: April through November.  This position is responsible for setting up rental sites and cleaning up after group rentals.  Good customer service skills and the ability to work independently are necessary.  Individual must be willing to work evenings and weekends as required (at least one weekend day will be required weekly during rental seasons and special events).  Position is approximately 8-16 hours a week depending upon rental schedule.

    ...at Camp Zone Summer Camps

    Counselors for Camp Zone/Early Learners Summer Camp at Glen Oak Park and Franciscan Recreation Complex

    • Description of Duties: Provide leadership and guidance to campers and staff. Cooperation with entire staff in working together for the welfare of the camp and campers. Help plan various activities that coincide with the weekly themes. Problem solve through situations and seek assistance when necessary.
    • Desired Qualifications: Prospective counselors need to be at least 18 years of age and have some experience working with children. Emotional maturity, good moral character and integrity. Candidates should be caring, enthusiastic, and have a genuine concern for children. Genuine interest in character development of youth. Enjoyment of the out-of-doors.
    • Dates: May-August 2014
    • Hours per week: 32-40 hours a week

    ... at Peoria RiverFront

    RIVERFRONT EVENT STAFF

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
    • Previous janitorial work preferred
    • Reliable transportation
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends, evenings, and holidays
    • Ability to work harmoniously with the public, City of Peoria Personnel, and Peoria Park District staff
    • Ability to perform physically demanding work
    • Ability to follow picture based event layouts

    DUTIES:

    • Responsible for assisting with set up and tear down of RiverFront events which includes, but is not limited to, moving fence, setting up tents, tables, chairs, and trash removal
    • Assist in the inventory and distribution of supplies and equipment
    • Assist in maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of all designated areas of the RiverFront
    • Assist managers and in some cases, 3rd party clients, with routine duties during the course of an event
    • Ability to perform all other duties as assigned

     OTHER:

    • Bending and stooping, and ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds required.
    • Starting wage is $8.50 per hour
    • NOTE: This job is a seasonal position from mid-May until mid-October. There are no set hours. Hours depend on the number of events scheduled and the times they are scheduled.