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Career Opportunities

Our career center is an online resource for parks and recreation professionals looking to further their careers and a resource for members who are seeking to hire new professionals for their departments. 

Members in good standing wishing to post a job opening on this page should contact [email protected]com or the CRPA office at (860) 721-0384.

Please note: CRPA is posting these listings on behalf of individual recreation departments/organizations. Any questions regarding job descriptions or the application process should be directed to the hiring organization, not to CRPA.

CRPA Career Posting Rules:

  1. CRPA will accept position postings from member organizations. Postings are to be submitted directly to the CRPA office at [email protected].
  2. Only members in good standing can post a position. Members in good standing are current members and have no payments that are more than 90 days overdue.
  3. Editing and proofreading are the responsibility of the organization, not CRPA. CRPA does not assume liability for inaccurate or incomplete information provided to us by the hiring organization. Postings are to be proofed by the company placing the posting, CRPA is not responsible for the position content's grammar.
  4. Postings must include the companies contact information, as job seekers are to contact the member organization directly and not CRPA.

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Full-Time Positions
Part-Time Positions
Seasonal Positions
Internship Positions

Full-Time Positions

Environmental Educator

Location: Windsor, CT
Posting date: 03/14/2019
Closing date: 04/05/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Windsor, CT is seeking an Environmental Educator to develop, coordinate, and implement environmental education programs for children, adults, and families at Northwest Park. The park is a 473-acre living classroom featuring native forests, fields, wetlands, and heritage farm animals. Our mission is to foster an understanding and appreciation of nature and build community through a variety of educational and passive recreational experiences.

In this role, you will plan, organize, coordinate and teach environmental education programs at Northwest Park as well as assist with daily park operations. The Environmental Educator reports to the Park Manager, under the Director of Recreation and Leisure Services. You will work in a team environment and will supervise a team of year round and seasonal part time educators.

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Recreation Specialist

Location: West Hartford, CT
Posting date: 02/22/2019
Closing date: 03/18/2019

Job Description:

The Town of West Hartford seeks qualified applicants for the position of Recreation Specialist at the Elmwood Community Center. The Recreation Specialist will be responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of town recreation programs and services.  The ideal candidate will also play a key role in marketing and social media outreach for the department.  Please see job description for additional duties and responsibilities.

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Recreation Director

Location: Thompson, CT
Posting date: 02/20/2019

Job Description:

Work involves being responsible for planning, supervising and coordinating varied recreational programs for all age groups. Duties include organizing volunteer, part-time and seasonal staff and setting up events, arranging for personnel equipment and supplies and maintaining contacts with community organizations. This position also has the responsibility for making routine technical recreational program decisions. The work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in all phases of public recreational programs provided by the department. The Director is responsible for communication between the Department, the Recreation Commission and the Town.

This is a department head position. This position requires significant interaction with the public.  

The position is budgeted in the current fiscal year at $50,780.  Submit letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references to: Thompson Selectmen’s Office, P.O. Box 899, 815 Riverside Drive, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255  re: Recreation Director by 2:00 on Friday, March 15, 2019.  EEO.

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Director of Recreation

Location: Cheshire, CT
Posting date: 02/08/2019
Closing date: 03/01/2019

Job Description:

Town of Cheshire seeks qualified candidates to provide direction & leadership in this key management position for its municipal recreation department. For additional information including job description, refer to the Town web site at www.cheshirect.org. Deadline to apply is 3/1/19. The Town of Cheshire is an EEOE, M/F/D/V.

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Administrative Manager

Location: Wilton, CT
Posting date: 02/04/2019
Closing date: 02/28/2019

Job Description:

Prepares and tracks operating budgets under the supervision of the Director of Parks & Recreation. Oversees programming procurement, software, and facilities scheduling. Develops, implements, and evaluates recreation programs and activities for age groups ranging from 18 months through Senior Citizens. Responsible for all operations of the waterfront, including, but not limited to, staffing, supplying, budgeting, and developing waterfront programs. Works to insure programs are self-sustaining. This position serves as the Director of Parks & Recreation in the absence of the Director.

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Director of Parks & Recreation

Location: Southbury, CT
Posting date: 01/31/2019
Closing date: 02/15/2019

Job Description:

Administers and executes policies established by the Board of Selectmen in consultation with the Parks & Recreation Commission; develops and supervises, promotes recreation programs, including but not limited to planning or programs and events, marketing, policy development and implementation, maintenance and safety.   Recruits personnel, as approved; participates in budget preparation and controls department expenditures consistent with budget appropriations, provides control and oversight to all financial activities of the department.   Graduation from college with a B. S. degree in Recreation or Leisure Services, plus three to four years of related experience.  Applications and job description available on-line http://www.southbury-ct.org.  Deadline for submitting applications is February 15, 2019.   ADA/EOE.

Program Coordinator

Location: Newtown, CT
Posting date: 12/28/2018

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Community Center Director, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for implementation, development and operations of various innovative and quality multi-generational programs. Coordinator will also work in a collaborative effort and provide outreach strategies to engage and support the Newtown Community.

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Aquatics Director

Location: Newtown, CT
Posting date: 12/28/2018

Job Description:

This Aquatics Director position will be shared between the Community Center and Parks and Recreation Department. The Aquatics Director will be responsible for one year round facility and three seasonal facilities. The goal is to maintain safe and high quality services and programs including special events and growing community outreach.  The Director will manage the Newtown Aquatics Department and provide direct supervision to the aquatics coordinator and front line staff.

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Part-Time Positions

Aquatics Assistant Director

Location: New Britain, CT
Posting date: 02/20/2019
Closing date: 03/08/2019

Job Description:

Under general supervision of Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department or his designee, acts as a general coordinator of all aquatics activities. Assists in handling problems, assignments, and scheduling for city pools and splash pads.

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Recreation Programmer

Location: New Britain, CT
Posting date: 02/20/2019
Closing date: 03/08/2019

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Director of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services or his designated representative(s); performs professional duties in planning, developing, coordinating, implementing, and supervising recreation and athletic programs for the New Britain Parks, Recreation, and Community Services Department.

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Assistant Program, Activity & Services Position

Location: Litchfield, CT
Posting date: 02/19/2019
Closing date: 02/28/2019

Job Description:

Assist with the development and implementation of programs, activities and services of Litchfield Community Center. Focus is on evening and weekend offerings thus qualified individual must be available for these time periods. Work under the supervision of Executive Director and in collaboration with fellow Community Center staff members.

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Clerical Assistant

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 02/15/2019

Job Description:

Performs general clerical work of some variety and specialized clerical work in assigned department. Provides information to the public requiring knowledge of department programs and procedures. In absence of Office Manager, covers office as required.

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WSI & Lifeguards

Location: Ridgefield, CT
Posting date: 02/15/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Ridgefield is currently hiring Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguards. 

WSI needed:  Saturday 9am-1pm; Mon-Fri 4-6:30pm
Facilities (2 pools and 1 beach) open 7 days.  LG's needed at various shifts.
Please inquire at Ridgefield Recreation Center.

Interested candidates can contact:
Joyce Dynia
Wellness Operations Supervisor
[email protected]
203.431.2755

Application form is linked below and also available on the Town website.

Before & After School Childcare Worker

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 01/16/2019

Job Description:

Hebron Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a Before & After School Childcare Worker to act as a positive role model and provide guidance and leadership. Under the direction of the Hebron Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator, the before and after school staff is responsible for planning and implementing activities, serving snacks and interacting with children and their families. Applicants must be responsible and reliable. Must have a valid Connecticut Driver’s License. All applicants must be able to pass a criminal records background check. Please send letter of interest and resume to the Town Manager, Town of Hebron, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248 or call 860-530-1281.

DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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Tennis Director

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 01/04/2019

Job Description:

Responsible for operations of all aspects of tennis lessons including staff and participant supervision and scheduling, evaluation and training. Maintains safety standards and practices at all times. Follows and enforces city and department polices. Ensures quality customer service to all program participants.

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Seasonal Positions

Summer Head Swim Instructor

Location: Higganum, CT
Posting date: 03/14/2019

Job Description:

Head Swim Instructor for children at the Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department.  M-F 9:00-11:45 am, with additional hours if certified in LGT. Mid-June to mid-August. Payrate $16-$17 hr based on experience. Must have 1st Aid, CPR Certification. WSI, LGT preferred or ability to get certified. Please e-mail [email protected].

Seasonal Positions

Location: Marlborough, CT
Posting date: 03/14/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Marlborough is accepting applications for the following seasonal positions; Lifeguards and Day Camp Counselors.  These are seasonal positions with anticipated work dates of Mid-May – September 1, 2019.  A Town of Marlborough Employment Application and full job descriptions are available online or at the Town Clerk’s Office.  Online applications can be found at Marlboroughct.net, click on Town Clerk department.  Completed applications are to be submitted to the Town Clerk, P.O. Box 29, 26 North Main St. Marlborough, CT 06447. Application deadline, Friday, May 3rd at Noon.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, creed, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, marital, or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Instructor

Location: Ridgefield, CT
Posting date: 03/08/2019

Job Description:

Seasonal Position Available   -  Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Instructor July & August Monday and/or Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm.  $35 per class.

Interested candidates can contact:
Joyce Dynia
Wellness Operations Supervisor
[email protected]
203.431.2755

 

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Parks Maintainer

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 02/28/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Rocky Hill is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of a Seasonal Parks Maintainer. Must have a high school diploma or a general equivalency degree and be 18 years or older.

Summary of Responsibilities: Performs work connected with the maintenance and care of all public grounds, including school grounds, parks, recreation areas, Town buildings, and does related work as required.

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Summer Camp Counselors

Location: Madison, CT
Posting date: 02/25/2019

Job Description:

Madison Beach and Recreation is now accepting applications for Summer Camp Counselor Positions.  You must be available between June 19th and August 9th. No weekends and no camp on July 4th or July 5th.  Must be available to work a rotating schedule to come in some days at 7:30 am and work some days until 5:30 pm. No exceptions.  Camp staff must be active participants in all camp activities and are required to be in the water on camp beach days.  We offer activities from arts and crafts, sports, trips, camp visitors, talent shows and more.  CPR/First Aid training will be provided during staff training for a fee.  Job applications can be found on the Madison website at madisonct.org at the Human Resource Department.

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Summer Seasonal Positions

Location: Avon, CT
Posting date: 02/19/2019
Closing date: 04/22/2019

Job Description:

The Avon Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

CAMP: Summer Program Director; Special Needs Coordinator, Special Needs Para Professional; Head Leaders, and Recreation Leaders.\

POOL: Aquatics/Facility Director, Assistant Aquatic/Facility Director; Head Lifeguards, Lifeguards, Water Safety Instructors, Water Aerobics Instructors, Certified Lifeguard Trainer, Swim Team Coaches, Assistant Swim Team Coaches and Gate Attendants. 

Miscellaneous: Facility Attendants.

Salary ranges are dependent on position applied for. Please call (860) 409-4332 for more information.  Applications for all summer positions close April 22, 2019. Applications can be downloaded at www.avonct.gov and www.avonrec.com and mailed to the Avon Recreation Department, 60 West Main Street, Avon, CT 06001. EOE/ADA/M/F

2019 Summer Employment

Location: Suffield, CT
Posting date: 02/01/2019
Closing date: 03/28/2019

Job Description:

  • Camp Directors (must have current CPR and First Aid or proof of enrollment in these courses).  Dates of employment:  June 24-August 9, 2019. Camp Directors are responsible for the direct supervision of Day Camp operations and personnel.  General Responsibilities include overseeing the safe operation and administration of the Day Camps and a Tween Camp.
  • Waterfront Director (must have current LGT, Waterfront, First Aid and CPR or proof of enrollment in these courses).  Oversees and provides for the safety of the waterfront and staff.  
  • Lifeguards (must have current LGT, Waterfront, First Aid and CPR or proof of enrollment in these courses).  Guards and provides safe daily swimming programs at the waterfront. 
  • Gate Attendants.  Meet and greet guests at a local beach

Lifeguarding is at a small pond and includes weekdays & weekends.

Dates of employment:  June 24-August 9, 2019

Interested individuals should contact:
The Suffield Parks and Recreation Department
97 Mountain Road
Suffield, CT.  06078
860-668-3862
Website:  www.SuffieldRec.com

Closing date:  Thursday, March 28 (or until positions are filled)

Seasonal Positions

Location: Glastonbury, CT
Posting date: 01/09/2019
Closing date: 03/22/2019

Job Description:

The Glastonbury Parks & Recreation Department is recruiting for camp staff, lifeguards, tennis and parks staff. Specific job listings describing the nature of the work, minimum requirements, starting pay rates, hours and start dates can be found online at www.glastonbury-ct.gov/prjobs. Applications will only be accepted ONLINE. CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2019. Contact Glastonbury Parks & Recreation for more information at (860)652-7679.

Lifeguards

Location: Columbia, CT
Posting date: 01/09/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Columbia is hiring seasonal summer lifeguards for Columbia Lake. Season runs from May 25th-September 2nd. Please see attached Job Description for more details. Applications can be return to Columbia Parks and Recreation, for questions please contact [email protected].

The seasonal Lifeguard position is responsible for supervision of patrons, enforcing beach rules and regulations and maintains the health and safety of all patrons. The lifeguard reports to the Head Lifeguard.

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Playground Director

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 01/04/2019

Job Description:

Responsible for operations of all aspects of Summer Camp including staff and camper supervision, evaluation and training. Maintains safety standards and practices at all times. Follows and enforces city and department policies. Ensures quality customer service to all program participants.

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