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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] 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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Use the links below to navigate to the type of position your are searching for.

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

Full-Time Positions

Recreation Coordinator

Location: Fairfield, CT
Posting date: 01/16/2019
Closing date: 01/29/2019

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation, develops and coordinates community recreational, social, and special events. May receive general supervision by the Assistant Director of Recreation.

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Sports Programmer

Location: Suffield, CT
Posting date: 01/10/2019
Closing date: 01/21/2019

Job Description:

Position is responsible for recreation work involving organizing and implementing of recreational activities in public parks and other facilities. Work involves responsibility for planning, supervising, and coordinating varied recreational programs for all age groups designed to meet the recreational needs of the community

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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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Superintendent of Parks

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 12/05/2018

Job Description:

Strives to build a finer community spirit and contribute fully to the enrichment of life for the citizens of Bristol.  Responsible for over 730 acres of park land which includes two major active parks with over 100 acres each, eight neighborhood parks, a lighted stadium, an indoor pool facility, a veterans memorial park and four open space, passive parks.  Plans, organizes and directs a comprehensive group recreational, social, and cultural program; directs and coordinates the care and maintenance of parks, recreational areas and facilities, and administers financial operations of Department including management of special trust funds.  Supervises and directs activities of staff.

DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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Director of Recreation & Parks

Location: Norwalk, CT
Posting date: 09/27/2018

Job Description:

Plans, organizes and directs comprehensive group recreational, social and cultural programs, and coordinates the care and maintenance of parks and recreation buildings, grounds and facilities.

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Superintendent of Recreation

Location: Norwalk, CT
Posting date: 09/27/2018

Job Description:

Develops, coordinates and supervises community recreational, social and cultural programs; and assists the Director of Recreation and Parks in the planning and administration of the Department's programs and activities.

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Part-Time Positions

Potato & Corn Festival Coordinator

Location: North Branford, CT
Posting date: 01/17/2019
Closing date: 02/01/2019

Job Description:

The Town of North Branford is accepting applications from qualified individuals for the position of Potato & Corn Festival Coordinator. The primary responsibility of the Coordinator is to ensure that the festival is successful and well attended. The Coordinator will work with the Parks & Recreation Department and Potato Festival Committee Members and other members of the public to support the production of an entertaining and appealing festival event. Reports directly to the Recreation Director. Full job description is on the Town’s website: www.townofnorthbranfordct.com.

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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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Part Time Weekend Assistant

Location: Litchfield, CT
Posting date: 01/07/2019
Closing date: 01/20/2019

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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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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Masters Swim Coach - Beede Swim and Fitness Center

Location: Concord, MA
Posting date: 10/15/2018

Job Description:

The Beede Swim and Fitness Center is seeking a part-time Coach for our Masters Swim Program.  Experience coaching or teaching adults is preferred. This is an hourly, part-time position.  Practices are Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 5:45 am – 7:00 am.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a member-oriented, municipal-owned swim  and fitness center that residents take pride in.  Our 35,000 square-foot complex combines modern features and equipment with the warmth and friendliness that only a community recreation center can offer.

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Seasonal Positions

Summerscape Day Camp: Director

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 01/15/2019
Closing date: 02/08/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Rocky Hill is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director of the Summerscape Day Camp program in the Department of Parks & Recreation. Applicants must be available year round (June to August full-time for the operation of camp; and January to June part-time to assist with planning camp). Ideal candidates must enjoy working with youth, possess motivation and leadership qualities, and be able to carry out the mission statement of the Parks and Recreation Department.

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Summerscape Day Camp: Assistant Director

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 01/15/2019
Closing date: 02/08/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Rocky Hill is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Director of the Summerscape Day Camp program in the Department of Parks & Recreation. Applicants must be available year round (June to August full-time for the operation of camp; and January to June part-time to assist with planning camp). Ideal candidates must enjoy working with youth, possess motivation and leadership qualities, and be able to carry out the mission statement of the Parks and Recreation Department.

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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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