Now Hiring

The Park Board is now hiring for these Temporary and Seasonal positions (updated March 11, 2016).

Outdoor Initiatives Division


Recreation Leader - Leading/assisting with Outdoor Recreation trips that may include, kayaking/canoeing, backpacking trips, and day hikes. Leading cave tours/teaching outdoor education courses and group facilitation. Experience in Outdoor Recreation is preferred. ​Must be at least 18 years and possess a valid drivers license. 1 position available. Starting at $8/hr. 10-15 hours per week. For more information call 417-833-8647.

Special Facilities Division 


Farm Park, General Services worker, Harvest Fest - Customer service, taking and counting tickets, preparing for, monitoring and cleaning up activities, parking and other duties as assigned. Must be at least 16 years or older, 35-37 positions available. Starting at $8/hr.  Must be available on weekends. Roughly 20 - 25 hours per week.  Information is available by calling 417-837-5949.

School-Park (SPARC) Division


Summer Day Camp Counselor - Supervising children at SPARC summer day camps. Indoor and outdoor activities, swimming, crafts, games, field trips. Locations include elementary and middle school sites and Ritter Springs Park. Weekdays only, May-August. Must be 16 or older, 64 positions available. Starting at $7.65/hour. Information is available by calling 417-837-5737.

Recreation Leader - Supervising children at SPARC summer before - and after - school programs. Indoor and outdoor activities, swimming, crafts, games, field trips. Locations include elementary and middle school sites. Weekdays only, May-July. Must be 16 or older, 52 positions available. Starting at $7.65/hour. Information is available by calling 417-837-5737.

Clerical Assistant - Front desk staff at SPARC Office. Flexible hours, weekdays only, can fit school schedules, average 20-28 hours/week. Must be 18 or older, 2 positions available. Starting at $7.65/hour. Information is available by calling 417-837-5737.

Aquatics Division


Lifeguard - At indoor and outdoor pools, various locations, May-August. 30-40 hours a week, including weekends. Requires Lifeguard Training, Standard First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Training sessions are available here. Must be 15 or older, 60 positions available. Starting at $7.75/hour. Information is available by calling 417-891-1616.

Cashier - At outdoor pools, various locations, May-August. 25-30 hours a week, including weekends. Will hire ages 14 and 15, 12-15 positions available. Starting at $7.65/hour. Information is available by calling 417-891-1616.

Concessions Division


Concessions Clerk - Various locations, including ball fields, outdoor pools and special events. Hours vary. Flexible schedule. Will hire ages 14-15, 40 positions available. Starting at $7.65/hour. Information is available by calling 417-874-1203.

Youth & Adult Sports Division


Cashier - For spring, summer and fall baseball and softball leagues. Up to 35 hours a week, evenings and weekends. Must be 16 or older. 4-6 positions available. Starting at $7.65/hour. Information is available by calling 417-837-5817.

Scorekeeper - For spring, summer and fall baseball and softball leagues. Basic knowledge of sport required. Up to 30 hours a week, all evenings and weekends. Must be 16 or older, 6-7 positions available. Starting at $7.65/hour. Information is available by calling 417-837-5817.

Umpire - For spring, summer and fall baseball and softball leagues. Contract position. Basic knowledge of sport required. Training available, contact Killian Sports Complex for details at 417-837-5817. Up to 20 games per week, all evenings and weekends. Must be 16 or older, 13-15 positions available. Starting at $12/game. Information is available by calling 417-837-5817.

Referee - For spring, summer and fall volleyball leagues. Up to 30 matches a week, including evenings and weekends. Must have at least two years volleyball club experience. Must be 16 or older, 3 positions available. Starting at $12/match. Information is available by calling 417-837-5817.

Golf Division


Golf Maintenance - Mowing, weed eating, watering, some equipment operation. Must be at least 18 years. Early morning and afternoon, including weekends. Up to 40 hours a week. 12 positions available. Starting at $8.50/hour. Information is available by calling 417-864-1051.

Golf Concessions - Various locations including Rivercut, Horton Smith, and Bill and Payne Stewart. Daily food preparation and cashier duties. Up to 28 or up to 40 hours a week options available. Daytime hours, must be available weekends. Must be 16 or older, 4-6 positions available. Starting at $7.65/hour. Information is available by calling 417-891-1645 (Rivercut), 417-891-1639 (Horton Smith), and 417-833-9962 (Bill and Payne Stewart).

Golf Pro Shop - Various locations including Rivercut, Horton Smith, and Bill and Payne Stewart. Positions include pro shop cashiers, starters, rangers, and outside daily duties. Up to 28 or up to 40 hours a week options available. Daytime hours, must be available weekends. Must be 18 or older, 4-6 positions available. Starting at $7.65/hour. Information is available by calling 417-891-1645 (Rivercut), 417-891-1639 (Horton Smith), and 417-833-9962 (Bill and Payne Stewart). 

Park Operations Division


General Labor/Turf and Ball Field Maintenance - Mowing, weed eating, equipment operation, ball field maintenance, trash pickup, cleaning restrooms, pavilion helper, lifting. Must be at least 18 years. Flexible shifts, including weekend, typically 40 hours a week. Must be at least 18 years, 25 positions available. Starting at $8.50/hour. Information is available by calling 417-864-1051.

General Labor/Pool Maintenance - Cleans bathhouses and vacuums pools at various outdoor pools. Mostly 40 hours per week, May-August. Must be at least 18 years and possess a valid driver's license, 2 positions available. Starting at $8.50/hour. Information is available by calling 417-864-1051.

Landscaping, Turf Maintenance, Tree Work - Propagating, planting and maintaining shrubs, flowers and trees in parks. Must have knowledge of safe and proper use of dump and flatbed trucks, tractors, mowers, skid loader and attachments, powered hand tools. Must be at least 18 years and possess a valid driver's license, 5 positions available. Starting at $8.50/hour. Information is available by calling 417-864-1051.

Northview Center Division


Recreation Leader - Working with 55+ population, assisting with recreation programs and special events. Experience with seniors and driving a van preferred. Weekdays, flexible hours. Must be at least 18 years and possess a valid driver's license, 4 positions available. Starting at $7.65/hour. Information is available by calling 417-837-5808.

Bus Driver - Provide transportation for senior trips. Flexible and variable hours. Some evenings required. Requires CDL Class B, Passenger and AirBrake Endorsements. Starting at $8.50/hour. Information is available by calling 417-837-5808.