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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 Supervisor

    Time Frame: Late March through May

    Location: Mossville Soccer Complex

    • The Peoria Park District has a part-time vacancy for a youth soccer supervisor. This position will be responsible for field set up and tear down along with overseeing the participants, coaches and officials during practices and game days. They will help with the distribution of equipment and other important information to the coaches. They will follow all Park District guidelines regarding rules, policies, procedures and safety in helping ensure a successful and efficient soccer program while assisting the Athletics Coordinator in any additional tasks. Experience in soccer is highly recommended.
    • Pay Rate: $9.00 – $10.00 per hour.
    • Questions can be directed to Lester Hudson at lhudson@peoriaparks.org.

    JOB TITLE: 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, and Kellar

    Dates: Mid May-Late July

    Hours: Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturdays (15-20 hours/week)

    Pay: $9-9.50 per hour

    Questions can be directed to Lester Hudson at lhudson@peoriaparks.org.


     

    JOB TITLE: 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, Von Steuben, Peoria Stadium, and Woodruff Park.

    Dates: Mid May-Late July.

    Hours: Monday-Thursday Evenings and Saturdays.

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

    Questions can be directed to Lester Hudson at lhudson@peoriaparks.org.


     

    ...at our Pools

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

    Apply for positions via the Human Resources Manager at the Noble Center. Be sure to mark your application Lifeguard at the top.

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


     

     

    ...at Lakeview Recreation Center

    JOB TITLE: 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: 4/10/17 – 4/17/17 7:00am-5:30pm
    Summer Camp: 5/16/17 – 8/11/17 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.
    * Monitor safety of children and staff in male/female locker room/pool changing areas.
    * 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 or verbal communication 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.


     

    JOB TITLE: 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 staff scheduling of camp counselors, ensuring payroll is
    completed and engaging with parents on a daily basis.
    POSITION: Seasonal (Average of 40 hours/week)
    5/16/17 – 8/1/17 8:30-5:00pm
    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.
    * Monitor safety of children and staff in male/female locker room/pool changing areas.
    * 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 $10 – $12 per hour based on qualifications and experience.


     

    ... at Proctor Recreation Center

    JOB TITLE: Camp Counselor

     

    REQUIREMENTS:

    • 17 years of age or older.
    • Previous experience with children ages 6-14 years.
    • Ability to learn and implement group management skills and activities to a diverse population.
    • Ability to work some weekends, evenings, and special events.
    • Ability to work harmoniously with the public and Peoria Park District Personnel.

    DUTIES:

    • Lead activities and practice active supervision of children at all times.
    • Be able to physically participate with children.
    • Ensure proper use of supplies and equipment during activities.
    • Must be able to communicate effectively in verbal and written situations.
    • All other duties as assigned.

    OTHER:

    • Orientation is May 17-18, 2016.
    • Hours 9am-4pm; Monday –Friday; June 5, 2017 to July 28, 2017.
    • Pay $8.25-$9.00 based on experience.

     


    JOB TITLE: Athletic Instructors

    Starts June 5th and ends July 28th ; 2 four-week sessions; M-Thu

    Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week

    Pay: $10.00 – $12.00 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.


     JOB TITLE: Teachers

    Starts June 5th and ends July 28th ; 2 four-week sessions; M-Thu

    Hours: 10 – 15 hours per week

    Pay: $12.00 – $13.00 per hour based on experience

    The Park District is looking for individuals to help youth with math, science and reading. Previous teaching experience or majoring in education or a related field is required.

     


    JOB TITLE: Athletic Instructor/Teacher

    Starts June 5th and ends July 28th ; 2 four-week sessions; M-Thu

    Hours: 10 – 20 hours per week

    Pay: $11.00 – $13.00 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 or majoring in education or a related field is required.

     


     

    ...at Adventure Camp and Early Learners Camp

    JOB TITLE: Counselor for Adventure Camp 

    • 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. Monitor the safety of children and staff in male/female locker room/pool changing areas.

     

    • 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 outdoors.

     

    • Starting Date: 5/30/17-8/14/17 (training will be scheduled prior to the start of camp)
    • Hourly Rate: $8.50
    • Hours per week: 20-40 hours a week (Monday-Friday)
    • How to apply: Attached is the Peoria Park Districts long form application. Applicant can either mail to the address at the bottom of the application, fax to 309-686-3352 or drop off in person at the Noble Center (Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm).

     

    For questions please contact: Val Marek at vmarek@peoriaparks.org.


     

    JOB TITLE: Lead Counselor – Adventure Camp/ Lead Counselor 
    *Starting Date: 5/30/17-8/14/17
    Hours per week: 20-40 hours a week (Monday-Friday)

    Hourly Rate: $10.00
    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.
    • Monitor the safety of children and staff in male/female locker room/pool changing areas.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Must be college student or graduate with experience in any RPTA field, Education field or Early Childhood Program or have extensive experience working with children.
    • Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR.
    • Ability to interact with all age levels.
    • Enjoyment of the outdoors.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Understanding of the development needs of youth.
    • Ability to relate to youth, parents and young adults in a positive manner.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in program areas designated camp program areas.

    Physical Aspects of the Job:

    • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
    • Ability to observe counselor behavior and camper behavior and assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
    • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
    • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers or counselors in an emergency (fire, evacuations, earthquake, illness or injury) and possess strength endurance required to maintain constant supervision of all staff and counselors.

    How to apply: Attached is the Peoria Park Districts long form application. Applicant can either mail to the address at the bottom of the application, fax to 309-686-3352 or drop off in person at the Noble Center (Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm).

     

    For questions please contact: Val Marek at vmarek@peoriaparks.org.

     

    ***Training prior to camp starting***


    JOB TITLE: Counselor for Early Learners Camp Counselor 

    • 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. Monitor the safety of children and staff in male/female locker room/pool changing areas.
    • 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 outdoors.
    • Starting Date: 5/30/17-8/14/17 (training will be scheduled prior to the start of camp)
    • Hourly Rate: $8.50
    • Hours per week: 20-40 hours a week (Monday-Friday)
    • How to apply: Attached is the Peoria Park Districts long form application. Applicant can either mail to the address at the bottom of the application, fax to 309-686-3352 or drop off in person at the Noble Center (Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm).

     

    For questions please contact: Steve Montez at smontez@peoriaparks.org.


     

    JOB TITLE: Lead Counselor – Early Learners Camp
    *Starting Date: 5/30/17-8/14/17
    Hours per week: 20-40 hours a week (Monday-Friday)

    Hourly Rate: $10.00
    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.
    • Monitor the safety of children and staff in male/female locker room/pool changing areas.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Must be college student or graduate with experience in any RPTA field, Education field or Early Childhood Program or have extensive experience working with children.
    • Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR.
    • Ability to interact with all age levels.
    • Enjoyment of the outdoors.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Understanding of the development needs of youth.
    • Ability to relate to youth, parents and young adults in a positive manner.
    • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in program areas designated camp program areas.

    Physical Aspects of the Job:

    • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.
    • Ability to observe counselor behavior and camper behavior and assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.
    • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
    • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers or counselors in an emergency (fire, evacuations, earthquake, illness or injury) and possess strength endurance required to maintain constant supervision of all staff and counselors.

    How to apply: Attached is the Peoria Park Districts long form application. Applicant can either mail to the address at the bottom of the application, fax to 309-686-3352 or drop off in person at the Noble Center (Mon-Fri, 8am-4:30pm).

    For questions please contact: Steve Montez at smontez@peoriaparks.org.


     

    ...at Sommer Park

    JOB TITLE: Maintenance Staff

    April – November.

    This position is responsible for mowing of grounds, livestock care, safety inspections and trail & facility minor maintenance.  Ability to work independently and in various weather conditions is essential.  Experience with using and maintaining hand and power tools, equipment and vehicles, especially chainsaws and tractors.  Position is approximately 24 hours per week.  Hourly wage varies based on level of experience.


    JOB TITLE: Camp Counselor – Ancient Oaks Day Camp

    Mid-May – mid-August.

    This seasonal position requires responsible individuals with enthusiastic attitudes.  A minimum of one year working with children is necessary.  Individuals with or pursuing degrees in education, recreation or natural sciences are preferred.  Must have the ability to pass required screenings.. Position is approximately 32 hours per week for 12 weeks.  Hourly wage varies based on level of experience.


    JOB TITLE: Rental Host

    May – October.

    This position is responsible for setting up shelters prior to rentals and cleaning up after groups leave the park.  Good customer service skills and the ability to work independently are necessary.  Individual must be willing to work limited evenings and weekends as required (at least one weekend day will be required weekly during rental seasons and special events).  Position is approximately 12 hours per week depending on rental schedule.  Hourly wage varies based on level of experience.


     

    ...at The RiverPlex

    JOB TITLE: Day Camp Supervisor

    Position Purpose:

    Day Camp Supervisors are responsible for the organization and flow of the day to day operations of camp. The supervisor is responsible for planning and organizing of daily activities to be carried out by the counselors and assisting staff in their professional growth working with children.

     

    Essential Job Functions:

    1. Will administer day-to-day operations of summer camp including:

    -Assisting with registration procedures.

    -Supervising counselors.

    -Implementing strategies for behavior modifications.

    -Develop programming and activities formatted to the weekly theme; including

    Monday morning skits.

    -Develop the daily schedules based on all activities planned.

     

    1. Maintain high standards of health and safety in all activities for campers and counselors.

    -Distribute medicine to campers and document all procedures.

    -Be alert to staff needs and assist them with personal/and or health problems; discuss with camp director when appropriate.

    -Be alert to equipment and facilities to ensure utilization, proper care and maintenance is adhered to; report repairs needed promptly to camp director.

     

    1. Be a role model to campers and counselors in your attitude and behavior.

    -Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.

    -Set a good example to campers, counselors and others in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule and sportsmanship.

     

    1. Represent the camp when interacting with parents or community members.

    -Provide parents appropriate feedback and information as needed for their campers to have a successful camp experience.

    -Follow safety and security protocols when campers are in public while presenting a positive image of the camp.

     

    Other Job Duties:

    -Provide supervision for counselors while campers and counselors are being transported to and from camp or during scheduled field trips off of camp property.

    -Contribute to verbal and written evaluations and communication as requested for camper and camp staff.

    -Identify other tasks or duties that this position may be expected to perform but are not necessarily the primary focus of this position.

     

    Relationships:

    -Supervisors will maintain a professional working relationship with other supervisors, counselors and RiverPlex staff and will need to communicate professional with each other.

    Supervisors generally have regular relationships with Program Leads, maintenance staff and counselors. It is helpful to identify the expectations of those relationships and communications between these groups of staff members.

     

    Equipment Used:

    -Microwave, stereo and microphone equipment, some electrical arts and craft supplies, cleaning supplies, included but not limited to, vacuums, washer and dryer, disinfectant spray, etc.  

    Supervisors may be asked to use fire protection equipment, washers and dryers, and specialty program equipment.

     

    Qualifications:

    -Must be college student or graduate with experience in any RPTA field, Education field or Early Childhood Program or have extensive experience working with children.

    -Must be able to obtain or become certified in First Aid/CPR/AED.

    -Ability to interact with all age levels.

     

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    -Understanding of the development needs of youth.

    -Ability to relate to youth, parents and young adults in a positive manner.

    -Demonstrates knowledge and skill in program areas designated camp program areas.

     

    Physical Aspects of the Job:

    -Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to campers and staff.

    -Ability to observe counselor behavior and camper behavior and assess its appropriateness; enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior management techniques.

    -Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

    -Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist campers or counselors in an emergency (fire, evacuations, earthquake, illness or injury) and possess strength endurance required to maintain constant supervision of all staff and counselors.

     

    Some physical requirements of a general supervisor position could be endurance including prolonged standing, some bending, stooping, walking long distances, hiking, climbing and stretching; requires eye hand coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate outdoor equipment and camp activities; requires normal range of hearing and eyesight to record, prepare, and communicate appropriate camper activities/programs and the ability to lift up to 50lbs; willing to work irregular hours with limited or simple equipment and facilities; and with daily exposure to the sun and heat.

     

    Applicants should respond to the Human Resources Assistant at the Peoria Park District. Applications will continue to be reviewed until the positions are filled.  To ensure full consideration, please forward applications in a timely manner.  For more information or questions, contact Andrea Steffens at (309)282-1508 or asteffens@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.

     

    ...with the Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association

    Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association – Camp Free to Be

     

    Job Title: Camp Group Leader

     

    Starting Date: 5/30-8/5

     

    Starting Hourly Rate: $10-$14

     

    Details: Responsible for leading a camper group in every aspect including, delegating responsibility, planning, direct leadership and evaluation of campers and staff.  Required to assist the campers in daily activities and with personal care.  Must have knowledge and/or training in Therapeutic Recreation, Recreation, Special Education, Adapted Physical Education or related fields and/or equivalent experience.  Minimum age 18.

     

    Qualified instructors should be able to:

    • Establish excellent rapport with participants and co-workers. Must be creative, enthusiastic, patient and trustworthy.
    • Plan and implement various activities for individuals of all ages and various abilities.
    • Modify and adapt activities and equipment to satisfy the needs of participants.
    • Analyze participants’ current developmental status and target areas for potential growth.
    • Manage individuals with special needs in order to ensure inclusion and safety of all participants.
    • Possess the physical ability to setup for and actively participate in all activities.

     

    DUTIES:

    Under the direct supervision of the Camp Specialist, the Camp Counselor Leader shall:

    • Develop a session-to-session program agenda utilizing proper lesson plan format.
    • Assess ability level of all campers in your group and plan activities accordingly
    • Implement activities that are fun as well as therapeutic, educational and which significantly upgrade the participants’ skill, ability levels and functional independence.
    • Administer medication throughout the day according to Medication Dispensing Forms.
    • Be responsible for the safety of all participants throughout duration of camp
    • Develop a variety of experiences that will allow participants to exercise their own creativity and imagination
    • Acquire all needed supplies/materials through the Camp Specialist and be responsible for their care and return upon the completion of the activity.
    • Assume responsibility for knowledge of and following/enforcing all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed and will support all aspects of the HISRA safety program
    • Attend all scheduled staff meetings and seasonal orientation sessions
    • Drive and operate lift vans for programs and camps as assigned
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Questions?  Please contact: Meghan Ferguson at mferguson@peoriaparks.org

     


     

    Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association – Camp Free to Be

     

    Job Title: Camp Aide/Inclusion Aide

     

    Starting Date: 5/30-8/5

     

    Starting Hourly Rate: $8.25-$10

     

    Details:

    Camp Aide’s will be working as an assistant counselor to the Camp Leader at Camp Free to Be.  Inclusion aides will work within HISRA’s member districts (Morton, Washington, Chillicothe).  As an inclusion aide you are responsible for the facilitation of the inclusion process by providing any assistance the individuals may need to be successful in the program.  Inclusion programs include but are not limited to; swim lessons, t-ball, soccer, day camps and playground groups.

     

    Qualified instructors should be able to:

    • (Camp Aide) Responsible for assisting the Camp Counselor Leader in the implementation and supervision of the planned outings, personal care, supervision and behavior management of participants.
    • (Camp Aide & Inclusion Aide) Establish excellent rapport with participants and co-workers. Must be creative, enthusiastic, patient and trustworthy.
    • (Camp Aide & Inclusion Aide) Modify and adapt activities and equipment to satisfy the need of participants.
    • (Camp Aide & Inclusion Aide) Manage individuals with special needs in order to ensure inclusion and safety of all participants.
    • (Camp Aide & Inclusion Aide) Possess the physical ability to setup for and actively participate in all activities.

     

    DUTIES:

    Under the direct supervision of the Camp Counselor Leader, the Camp Aide/Inclusion Aide shall:

    • Be responsible for the safety of all participants throughout duration of camp.
    • Assume responsibility for knowledge of and following/enforcing all safety procedures that pertain to the duties performed and will support all aspects of the HISRA safety program.
    • Attend all scheduled staff meetings and seasonal orientation sessions.
    • Ensure that participants are included in all activities based on ability level.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Questions?  Please contact: Meghan Ferguson at mferguson@peoriaparks.org

     

     


     

     

    Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association – Camp Free to Be

     

    Job Title: Art Instructor

     

    Starting Date: 5/30-8/5

     

    Starting Hourly Rate: $10-$14

     

    Details:

    Art instructor is responsible for planning and implementing art therapy activities for small groups of campers.  Must have knowledge and/or training in Art Therapy as well as experience with individuals with disabilities.  Individual should possess knowledge of art, special recreation, leisure skills and gross/dine motor skills.

     

    Qualified instructors should be able to:

    • Have knowledge of characteristics and needs of a broad range of disabilities and ages.
    • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate art therapy activities for individuals of all ages and various abilities.
    • Analyze participants’ current developmental status and target areas for potential growth with assistance from supervisors and other staff.

     

    DUTIES:

    Under the direct supervision of the Camp Specialist & Program Coordinator, the Art Instructor shall:

    • Provide art activities that are therapeutic and developmentally appropriate for individual participants.
    • Develop a variety of experiences that will allow participants to exercise their own creativity and imagination.
    • Develop and implement activities that are fun as well as therapeutic and which significantly upgrade participants’ skill, ability level and functional independence.
    • Acquire all needed supplies/materials through the Program Supervisor and be responsible for their care and return upon completion of the program.
    • Communicate with Program Coordinator, Camp Specialist, Counselor Leaders and aides on the individual needs of the participants.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Questions? Please contact Meghan Ferguson at mferguson@peoriaparks.org

     


     

    Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association – Camp Free to Be

     

    Job Title: Gym Instructor

     

    Starting Date: 5/30-8/5

     

    Starting Hourly Rate: $10-$12

     

     

    Details:

    Gym instructor is 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.

     

    Qualified instructors should be able to:

     

    • Have knowledge of characteristics and needs of a broad range of disabilities and ages.
    • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate gym/exercise activities for individuals of all ages and various abilities.
    • Analyze participants’ current developmental status and target areas for potential growth with assistance from supervisors and other staff.
    • Follow Special Olympics P.E. curriculum

     

    DUTIES:

    Under the direct supervision of the Camp Specialist & Program Coordinator, the Gym Instructor shall:

    • Provide gym activities that are therapeutic and developmentally appropriate for individual participants.
    • Develop a variety of experiences that will target different muscle groups and areas of the body,
    • Develop and implement activities that are fun as well as therapeutic and which significantly upgrade participants’ skill, ability levels and functional independence.
    • Acquire all needed supplies/materials through the Program Supervisor and be responsible for their care and return upon the completion of the program.
    • Communicate with Program Coordinator, Camp Specialist, Camp Leaders and Aides on the individual needs of the participants.
    • Other duties as assigned.

     

    Questions?  Please contact Meghan Ferguson at mferguson@peoriaparks.org