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    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, pregnancy, 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.  While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

    ...in our Golf Division

     

    JOB TITLE: Golf Maintenance Staff

    Season: March through December                              

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education – High school diploma. Experience in a like position may be used for all or part of the education requirements.

    Must be 18 years of age.

    Knowledge and Ability – Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to represent the Peoria Park District and insure that the District’s policies are followed in a firm, friendly and totally impartial manner. Ability to work harmoniously with Peoria Park District personnel and to deal effectively with the public.

    Personal – Work record that shows dependability, neat appearance, pleasing personality, and courteous manner.  Personal integrity, initiative, and resourcefulness and ability to deal with others are prime requisites.

     

    DUTIES:

    Under the supervision of the Golf Course Greens Manager, the Golf Maintenance staff will:

    Assumes responsibility for customer service.

    Ability to work independently.

    Maintains and clean in, around, and within the golf course and its facilities.

    Performs grounds maintenance, such as mowing and trimming.

    Is available to work weekends and holidays.

    Follows all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed. Supports all aspects of the Peoria Park District’s safety program.

    Reports any vandalism, unusual condition, emergency situation, or incident to the Head Golf Professional.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:              

    Ability to lift and move up to 30 pounds.

    Ability to stand for long periods of time.

    Ability to bend and stoop.

    Ability to drive park district equipment.

    Must be able to distinguish colors.

    Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

    Must have a valid and current driver’s license.

     

    PAY RATE:

    $8.50 – $8.75 per hour.

     

    TO RETAIN GOLF PRIVILEGES:              

    Employee must work at least 15 hours per week per manager schedule; 30 hours in one pay period.

     

    EMPLOYEE PRIVILEGES:            

    Green fees are waived for seasonal part-time employees. (No charge).

    Employees pay $8.00 for the use of golf cars. Employees are responsible for ensuring their passengers pay all required fees and register with the starter before the round begins.

    Range privilege – $1.00 for one (1) any-sized bucket of range balls per day (employee use only).

    Pro Shop Merchandise  – Employees shall receive a pro shop merchandise discount of 20%.  (This can be applied and used in conjunction to sales, specials, etc.).

    Loyalty Points – Employees can earn loyalty points, which can be redeemed for pro shop purchases.

    Employee’s season golf pass will expire when they are done working or at the end of the season.

     


    Seasonal – Part Time

    Range Attendant

    Season: January through December                          

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education – High school diploma. Experience in a like position may be used for all or part of the education requirements.

    Knowledge and Ability – Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to represent the Peoria Park District and insure that the District’s policies are followed in a firm, friendly and totally impartial manner. Ability to work harmoniously with Peoria Park District personnel and to deal effectively with the public.

    Personal – Work record that shows dependability, neat appearance, pleasing personality, and courteous manner.  Personal integrity, initiative, and resourcefulness and ability to deal with others are prime requisites.

     

    DUTIES:

    Under the supervision of the Golf Course Professional, the Range Attendant:

    Assumes responsibility for customer service including excellent communication with golfers.

    Pick the range.

    Wash golf balls.

    Fill water coolers.

    Maintain Golf Learning Center shed maintenance and upkeep – sweep, pick up golf balls, and making sure things are tidy.

    Make sure the golf-ball picker has fuel and plenty of oil. (Check before and after each use.)

    Make sure group lessons have range balls ready for their lesson.

    Fill the ball dispenser with clean golf balls.

    Notifies Golf Course Professional of any equipment maintenance needs.

    Is available to work weekends and holidays.

    Is responsible for all areas covered in the operations manual for the golf shop.

    Follows all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed. Supports all aspects of the Peoria Park District’s safety program.

    Reports any vandalism, unusual condition, emergency situation, or incident to the Golf Course Professional.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

    Ability to stand for long periods of time.

    Ability to bend and stoop.

    Ability to drive and park golf cars to and from storage area.

    Ability to drive and operate park district picking equipment.

    Ability to operate a telephone, cash register, computer and walkie talkie.

    Must be able to distinguish colors.

     

    TO RETAIN GOLF PRIVILEGES:

    Employee must work at least 15 hours per week per manager schedule; 30 hours in one pay period.

     

    EMPLOYEE PRIVILEGES:

    Green fees are waived for seasonal part-time employees. (No charge).

    Employees pay $8.00 for the use of golf cars.

    Employees are responsible for ensuring their passengers pay all required fees and register with the starter before the round begins.

    Range privilege – $1.00 for one (1) any-sized bucket of range balls per day (employee use only).

    Pro Shop Merchandise  – Employees shall receive a pro shop merchandise discount of 20%.  (This can be applied and used in conjunction to sales, specials, etc.).

    Loyalty Points – Employees can earn loyalty points, which can be redeemed for pro shop purchases.

    Employee’s season golf pass will expire when they are done working at the end of the season.

     


    Seasonal – Part Time

    Beverage Car Driver

    Season: March through December                              

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education – High school diploma. Experience in a like position may be used for all or part of the education requirements.

    Knowledge and Ability – Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to represent the Peoria Park District and insure that the District’s policies are followed in a firm, friendly and totally impartial manner. Ability to work harmoniously with Peoria Park District personnel and to deal effectively with the public.

    Personal – Work record that shows dependability, neat appearance, pleasing personality, and courteous manner.  Personal integrity, initiative, and resourcefulness and ability to deal with others are prime requisites.

    DUTIES:

    Under the supervision of the Golf Course Professional, the Beverage Car Driver:

    Assumes responsibility for customer service.

    Performs food and beverage functions at the Peoria Park District golf courses.

    Serves food and beverages to guests.

    Understands purpose and proper use of the pro shop log book.

    Notifies Course Golf Professional of food or beverage supply needs.

    Collects payment from guests.

    Completes end of day balance sheets.

    Is responsible for checking I.D.’s to establish legal drinking age.

    Monitors guest alcohol consumption to ensure the safety of guests.

    Is available to work weekends and holidays.

    Is responsible for all areas covered in the operations manual for the golf shop.

    Follows all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed. Supports all aspects of the Peoria Park District’s safety program.

    Reports any vandalism, unusual condition, emergency situation, or incident to the Head Golf Professional.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Must be 21 years of age.

    Assists staff including starters, marshals, pro shop staff and manager on duty.

    Complies with all food service sanitation and requirements mandated by the Health Department.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Ability to lift and move up to 30 pounds.

    Ability to stand for long periods of time.

    Ability to bend and stoop.

    Ability to drive and park golf cars to and from storage area.

    Ability to operate a cash register, computer and walkie talkie.

    Must be able to distinguish colors.

    Ability to follow verbal and written instructions.

    Ability to operate a gasoline powered golf car/refreshment vehicle.

    Must have a valid and current driver’s license.

     

    TO RETAIN GOLF PRIVILEGES:

    Employee must work at least 8 hours per week, per manager schedule; 16 hours in one pay period.

     

    EMPLOYEE PRIVILEGES:

    Green fees are waived for seasonal part-time employees. (No charge).

    Employees pay $8.00 for the use of golf cars.

    Employees are responsible for ensuring their passengers pay all required fees and register with the starter before the round begins.

    Range privilege – $1.00 for one (1) any-sized bucket of range balls per day (employee use only).

    Pro Shop Merchandise  – Employees shall receive a pro shop merchandise discount of 20%.  (This can be applied and used in conjunction to sales, specials, etc.).

    Loyalty Points – Employees can earn loyalty points, which can be redeemed for pro shop purchases.

    Employee’s season golf pass will expire when they are done working at the end of the season.


    Seasonal – Part Time Pro Shop Clerk

     Peoria Park District – Golf Division

    Season: March through December                              

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education – High school diploma. Experience in a like position may be used for all or part of the education requirements.

    Knowledge and Ability – Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to represent the Peoria Park District and insure that the District’s policies are followed in a firm, friendly and totally impartial manner. Ability to work harmoniously with Peoria Park District personnel and to deal effectively with the public.

    Personal – Work record that shows dependability, neat appearance, pleasing personality, and courteous manner.  Personal integrity, initiative, and resourcefulness and ability to deal with others are prime requisites.

     

    DUTIES:

    Under the supervision of the Golf Course Professional, the Pro Shop Clerk:

    Assumes responsibility for customer service including excellent telephone manners.

    Keeps merchandise and displays clean, neat and orderly.

    Provides special order information – questions to the Head Golf Professional.

    Understands purpose and proper use of the pro shop log book.

    Notifies Golf Course Professional of office supply needs.

    Maintains the accuracy and credibility of reserved time starting sheets and reservations.

    Is available to work weekends and holidays.

    Directs golf car maintenance concerns to the Head Golf Professional.

    Is responsible for all areas covered in the operations manual for the golf shop.

    Follows all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed. Supports all aspects of the Peoria Park District’s safety program.

    Reports any vandalism, unusual condition, emergency situation, or incident to the Golf Course Professional.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

    Ability to stand for long periods of time.

    Ability to bend and stoop.

    Ability to drive and park golf cars to and from storage area.

    Ability to operate a telephone, cash register, computer and walkie talkie.

    Must be able to distinguish colors.

     

    TO RETAIN GOLF PRIVILEGES:

    Employee must work at least 15 hours per week per manager schedule; 30 hours in one pay period.

     

    EMPLOYEE PRIVILEGES:

    Green fees are waived for seasonal part-time employees. (No charge).

    Employees pay $8.00 for the use of golf cars.

    Employees are responsible for ensuring their passengers pay all required fees and register with the starter before the round begins.

    Range privilege – $1.00 for one (1) any-sized bucket of range balls per day (employee use only).

    Pro Shop Merchandise  – Employees shall receive a pro shop merchandise discount of 20%.  (This can be applied and used in conjunction to sales, specials, etc.).

    Loyalty Points – Employees can earn loyalty points, which can be redeemed for pro shop purchases.

    Employee’s season golf pass will expire when they are done working at the end of the season.

     


    Seasonal – Part Time Snack Shop Clerk

    Season: March through December                              

     

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education – High school diploma. Experience in a like position may be used for all or part of the education requirements.

    Knowledge and Ability – Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to represent the Peoria Park District and insure that the District’s policies are followed in a firm, friendly and totally impartial manner. Ability to work harmoniously with Peoria Park District personnel and to deal effectively with the public.

    Personal – Work record that shows dependability, neat appearance, pleasing personality, and courteous manner.  Personal integrity, initiative, and resourcefulness and ability to deal with others are prime requisites.

    DUTIES:

    Under the supervision of the Golf Course Professional, the Snack Shop Clerk:

    Assumes responsibility for customer service.

    Performs food and beverage functions at the Peoria Park District golf course snack shops.

    Keeps counters, displays, tables/chairs, and snack shop orderly, neat, and clean.

    Serves food and beverages to guests.

    Provides special order information – questions to the Golf Course Professional.

    Understands purpose and proper use of the snack shop log book.

    Notifies Golf Course Professional of office supply and food/beverage needs.

    Is available to work weekends and holidays.

    Collects payment from guests.

    Completes end of day balance sheets.

    Must be 21 years of age.

    Complies with all food service sanitation and requirements mandated by the Health Department.

    Follows all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed.

    Supports all aspects of the Peoria Park District’s safety program.

    Reports any vandalism, unusual condition, emergency situation, or incident to the Golf Course Professional.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

    Ability to stand for long periods of time.

    Ability to bend and stoop.

    Ability to drive and park golf cars to and from storage area.

    Ability to operate a telephone, cash register, computer and walkie talkie.

    Must be able to distinguish colors.

     

    TO RETAIN GOLF PRIVILEGES:

    Employee must work at least 15 hours per week per manager schedule; 30 hours in one pay period.

     

    EMPLOYEE PRIVILEGES:

    Green fees are waived for seasonal part-time employees. (No charge).

    Employees pay $8.00 for the use of golf cars.

    Employees are responsible for ensuring their passengers pay all required fees and register with the starter before the round begins.

    Range privilege – $1.00 for one (1) any-sized bucket of range balls per day (employee use only).

    Pro Shop Merchandise  – Employees shall receive a pro shop merchandise discount of 20%.  (This can be applied and used in conjunction to sales, specials,    etc.).

    Loyalty Points – Employees can earn loyalty points, which can be redeemed for pro shop purchases.

    Employee’s season golf pass will expire when they are done working at the end of the season.

     


    SEASONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Marshal                    

    Season: March through December                              

    *Must work at least 12 hours a week.                          

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Knowledge and Ability:

    Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

    Ability to represent the Peoria Park District and insure that the District’s policies are followed in a firm, friendly, and totally impartial manner.

    Ability to work harmoniously with Peoria Park District personnel and to deal effectively with the public.

    Personal – Work/Volunteer record that shows dependability, neat appearance, pleasing personality, and courteous manner.  Personal integrity, initiative, and resourcefulness and ability to deal with others are prime requisites.

     

    DUTIES:

    Under the supervision of the Golf Course Professional, the Marshal:

    Assumes responsibility for customer service.

    Ensures play on the course proceeds in a manner that mirrors starting times on the first tee.

    Continually monitors  the golf course and educating players in the many ways wasting time can be avoided.

    Eliminates excessively long playing time.

    Supports the maintenance staff in course setup and facility maintenance.

    Ensures that the Course Regulations are observed.

    Helps players understand the specific local rules, and deals with any emergencies that may arise.

    Is available to work weekends and holidays.

    Directs golf car maintenance concerns to the Head Golf Professional.

    Lifts, refills and replaces water coolers throughout the golf course.

    Is responsible for all areas covered in the operations manual.

    Follows all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed.

    Supports all aspects of the Peoria Park District’s safety program.

    Reports any vandalism, unusual condition, emergency situation, or incident to the Head Golf Professional.

    Starters and marshals should work as a team at all times.

    Performs other related duties as assigned.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

    Ability to stand for long periods of time.

    Ability to bend and stoop.

    Ability to drive a park golf car to and from storage area.

    Ability to operate a telephone and walkie talkie.

    Must be able to distinguish colors.

     

    TO RETAIN GOLF PRIVILEGES:

    Volunteer must volunteer at least 12 hours per week, per manager schedule; 24 hours in one pay period.

    (Season is March through December, or until the end of the golf season).

     

    VOLUNTEER PRIVILEGES:

    Green fees are waived for Golf Volunteers.  (No charge).

    Volunteers pay $4.00 for the use of golf cars.  If two volunteers are riding together, each volunteer will pay $2.00.

    Volunteers shall pay all required fees and register with the Pro Shop staff before the round.

    Range privilege – $1.00 for one (1) any-sized bucket of range balls per day.

    Pro Shop Merchandise  – Volunteers shall receive a pro shop merchandise discount of 20%.  (This can be applied and used in conjunction to sales, specials, loyalty points etc.).

    Loyalty Points –

    Volunteers can earn loyalty points,which can be redeemed for pro shop purchases.

    Volunteer’s season golf pass will expire when they are done working at the end of the season.

     


    SEASONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: Starter 

    Season: March through December                              

    *Must work at least 12 hours a week.                          

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Knowledge and Ability-

    Ability to follow written and oral instructions.

    Ability to represent the Peoria Park District and insure that the District’s policies are followed in a firm, friendly, and totally impartial manner.

    Ability to work harmoniously with Peoria Park District personnel and to deal effectively with the public.

    Personal

    Work/Volunteer record that shows dependability, neat appearance, pleasing personality, and courteous manner.

    Personal integrity, initiative, and resourcefulness and ability to deal with others are prime requisites.

     

    DUTIES:

    Under the supervision of the Golf Course Professional, the Starter:

    Shall be stewards of the starting times in accordance with the policies established by the Peoria Park District.

    Maintains order and control of the 1st and 10th tees while being alert to all activity in the tee areas.

    Shall be friendly, courteous and impartial in all contacts with golfers. The starter’s manner and positive attitude is                                                         paramount in setting the tone for the customer’s stay.

    Will be especially watchful for new players and/or visiting golfers to ensure that they will not be overlooked because of their lack of understanding of our procedures.

    Will display a pleasant and easy-going manner with the public in all situations. Displaying an honest and helpful attitude when working with all players is important to the atmosphere of the tee area.

    Will work closely with the marshal to alert the marshal of potential rule infractions, such as a group observed to be slow when teeing off.

    Will be aware that he and the marshal should be continually educating the players to the policies of the course.

    Will, at times, assume marshal responsibility.

    Starters and marshals should work as a team at all times.

     

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    Ability to lift and move up to 50 pounds.

    Ability to stand for long periods of time.

    Ability to bend and stoop.

    Ability to drive a park golf car to and from storage area.

    Ability to operate a telephone and walkie talkie.

    Must be able to distinguish colors.

     

    TO RETAIN GOLF PRIVILEGES:

    Volunteer must volunteer at least 12 hours per week, per manager schedule; 24 hours in one pay period.

    (Season is March through December, or until the end of the golf season).

     

    VOLUNTEER PRIVILEGES:

    Green fees are waived for Golf Volunteers.  (No charge).

    Volunteers pay $4.00 for the use of golf cars.  If two volunteers are riding together, each volunteer will pay $2.00.

    Volunteers shall pay all required fees and register with the Pro Shop staff before the round.

    Range privilege – $1.00 for one (1) any-sized bucket of range balls per day.

    Pro Shop Merchandise  – Volunteers shall receive a pro shop merchandise discount of 20%.  (This can be applied and used in conjunction to sales, specials, loyalty points etc.)

    Loyalty Points – Volunteers can earn loyalty points, which can be redeemed for pro shop purchases.

    Volunteer’s season golf pass will expire when they are done working at the end of the season.

     


     

    ...in the Athletics Department

     

     

    JOB TITLE: Youth Soccer Official

    LOCATION: Mossville Soccer Complex

    HOURS: Part Time

    STARTS: Early August ENDS: Late September

    PAY RATE: $13 per game

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Previous soccer experience preferred but not required.

    DUTIES:

    • Officiate soccer league games for Mighty Mites and Pee Wees levels.

     


    JOB TITLE: Youth Soccer Supervisor

    LOCATION: Mossville Soccer Complex

    HOURS: Part Time

    STARTS: Early August ENDS: Late September

    PAY RATE: $9.00-$10.00/hr

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Experience in soccer is highly recommended.

    DUTIES:

    • Field set up and tear down.
    • Oversee participants, coaches and officials during practices and game days.
    • Distribute equipment and other important information to the coaches.
    • Follow all Park District guidelines regarding rules, policies, procedures and safety.
    • Help ensure a successful and efficient soccer program.
    • Assist the Athletics Coordinator in any additional tasks.

    JOB TITLE: Adult Softball Scorekeeper

     Location: Peoria Stadium

    Starts April 23 and ends mid October

    Hours: Monday through Friday: 6pm-10pm, Sunday: 4pm-8pm

    Pay: $8.25 per game

    Games are typically 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.

     


     

    JOB TITLE: Adult Softball Umpire

     

    Location: Peoria Stadium

    Starts April 23 and ends mid October

    Hours: Monday through Friday: 6pm-10pm, Sunday: 4pm-8pm

    Pay: $14-18 per game

    Umpires are needed for our men’s and co-rec leagues.  Games are typically 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.

     


     

    ...in our Aquatics Department

     

    JOB TITLE:  LIFEGUARD

     POSITION: Part-Time

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • Must have current NPWLTP certification or able to obtain one through of our classes.

    DUTIES:

    • Accident prevention is top priority.
    • Enforce all pool rules at all times.
    • Continually scan your zone of coverage and be able to recognize a person in distress.
    • Be alert at all times.

    OTHER:

    • Currently hiring for all shifts: day, evening, and weekends.

     

    For more information, contact Madison Watson at (309) 282-1531 or mwatson@peoriaparks.org.


     

     

    ...at Peoria Zoo

    JOB TITLE: 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 April.