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

Full-Time Positions

Supervisor of Parks, Grounds and Cemeteries

Location: Newington, CT
Posting date: 11/11/2019
Closing date: 11/29/2019

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Parks & Recreation Superintendent or designee, has responsibility for the maintenance of Town parks, playgrounds, pools, maintenance and operations of Town and Board of Education grounds and cemeteries and recreation facilities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Plans, assigns and directs the work of subordinates in maintaining parks, playgrounds, pools, Town and Board of Education grounds, cemetery and other recreation facilities; assists in the coordination of new construction and major park renovation projects; inspects all the areas under jurisdiction on a regular basis for adherence to maintenance standards and safety; prepares specifications for maintenance equipment; supervises the work of two divisions, parks & grounds and cemeteries; prepares and submits reports; conducts employee training programs; recommends major capital improvement projects; prepares divisional budgets, works with community organizations in ongoing park maintenance interest; prepares and updates the SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) Manual; coordinates and documents all overtime assignments; prepares payroll documentation; responsible for maintaining good labor relations, addressing grievances at the appropriate step or level, and recommending and/or implementing progressive discipline where appropriate.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from a recognized four year college with a degree in park and recreation and/or grounds maintenance, horticulture, forestry or landscape design and four years’ experience in a responsible, supervisory position; or an equivalent combination of experience and training equivalent to a total of eight years.

Customs Ground License preferred. Facility Pool Operator Certification preferred.

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Parks Maintainer

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 11/11/2019
Closing date: 11/22/2019

Job Description:

Performs general manual labor in the maintenance of City park properties and grounds.  Includes operating, cleaning and basic upkeep of medium or smaller motorized equipment; mower/saw/broom/blower/cutter and any related equipment.  Performs clipping, raking, litter clean-up, brush removal, bleacher or bandstand handling, truck loading and unloading, locker & bathroom clean-up, snow shoveling and sanding walks.  Assist in painting, repairs, weeding, cultivation, planting, pruning, transplanting, fertilizing, watering and other similar duties.  Performs duties related to skating and sliding programs and showmobile operations.  Operates pickup or similar light vehicle, riding/walk behind/push mowers, small tractor, etc., and performs preventive maintenance.  Performs other related duties.

Works outdoors; may be exposed to extreme weather conditions.  Required to lift objects of moderate to heavy weight.

Requires High School Diploma or GED, with emphasis in mechanical sciences preferred.  Requires 1 year experience in related work.  Must have working knowledge of pole and line setting, minor carpentry repairs, and familiarity with seasonal operation of parks.  Requires valid CT Driver’s License with excellent driving record.  Requires good physical condition, visual and auditory acuity and depth perception, effective communication skills and ability to understand and carry out simple oral instructions.

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Superintendent of Parks & Recreation

Location: Stamford, CT
Posting date: 11/06/2019

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Director of Operations, directs and manages the overall maintenance, rehabilitation and repurposing of all City-owned facilities, buildings and grounds including all park and recreation facilities. Performs the duties of the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation as described in Section C5-30-5 of the City Code. Serves the City’s liaison with not-for-profit agencies concerning recreational facilities, grounds and programs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or a closely related field and at least six (6) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in finance, project and construction management or a related field; two (2) of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. NOTE: A Master’s Degree in Business or Public Administration or a closely related field may substitute for one year of administrative experience.

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION: There will not be a written examination. Qualified applicants will be ranked according to their education, training and experience. Applicants are required to fully complete the application form and supplement, listing all related degrees, training and work experience.

Interested candidates should submit a completed City of Stamford Employment Application and Application Supplement #19-46. Applications can be obtained at the City of Stamford, Human Resources Division, 9th Floor, and 888 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, Connecticut or at https://www.stamfordct.gov/sites/stamfordct/files/uploads/admin_bureau_chief_posting_0.pdf Position is open until filled.

Please note: Only properly completed and submitted applications will be considered. A resume and/or other correspondence will not be considered as equivalent to an application. Applications of candidates who do not meet the stated position requirements will not be considered.

Recreation Supervisor

Location: North Branford, CT
Posting date: 10/30/2019
Closing date: 11/15/2019

Job Description:

The Town of North Branford is accepting applications from qualified individuals to serve as Parks & Recreation Supervisor. Assists Director in planning, organizing, and supervising recreation programs and personnel. Responsible for coordinating all schedules, preparing marketing material, maintaining supplies and equipment for activities. Requires thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation and leisure services administration and park facilities management; Bachelor's degree in recreation or related field and 2 years of professional experience or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides demonstrated ability to perform duties of the position. Salary range: $50,000 - 54,000, plus benefits. Send application, cover letter, resume and references to: Town Manager's Office, 909 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT 06471, no later than Friday, November 15, 2019 by 4:00 p.m. EOE/ AA

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Aquatics Coordinator

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 10/24/2019
Closing date: 11/08/2019

Job Description:

Responsible for assisting in operations of all aquatics facilities including staff supervision, scheduling, evaluation and training.  Maintains safety standards and practices. Follows and enforces city and department policies. Ensures quality customer service. Responsible for routine pool maintenance and balancing water chemistry.  Responds appropriately to all emergencies.  Serves as a lifeguard, water safety instructor and other positions as needed. Salary:  $56,785 - $69,677/yr.  Application Deadline:  11-08-19

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Recreation Supervisor (Aquatics)

Location: South Windsor, CT
Posting date: 10/23/2019
Closing date: 11/08/2019

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation, the Recreation Supervisor (A) will administer, plan, organize and manage aquatic programming, pool maintenance and facility operations including leading, training, organizing and supervising aquatics staff and activities. Responsibility will also include, community health, wellness & fitness recreation programs, and special events. Graduation from a college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in recreation or related field; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities and skills: Knowledge of the philosophy of planned community recreation. Knowledge of aquatic programming, pool maintenance and management. Ability to lead, train, organize and supervise aquatics staff and activities.

To view a full job description and to apply online please visit our website at www.southwindsor-ct.gov under Employment Opportunities. Applications and resumes must be submitted online by midnight, Friday, November 8, 2019. EOE

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Recreation Supervisor

Location: Manchester, CT
Posting date: 10/22/2019
Closing date: 11/01/2019

Job Description:

Under general supervision of the Director of Leisure, Family and Recreation, this position will perform responsible work in developing, implementing, and supervising events and programs that are culturally relevant and inclusive of Manchester’s racially and ethnically diverse community. Knowledge of 21st Century standards for recreation and leisure programs that provide equitable access to marginalized groups including the the LGBTQIA community, individuals with a physical or cognitive disability, multicultural/racial/ethnic communities, refugee and immigrant communities, and other marginalized populations, e.g. seniors, youth, socio-economically disadvantaged.

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Environmental Analyst 2

Location: Hartford, CT
Posting date: 10/21/2019
Closing date: 11/07/2019

Job Description:

The State of ConnecticutDepartment of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is currently recruiting for an Environmental Analyst 2 (EA2) to work with the State Parks Division of the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation. This EA2 will perform a broad range of processing of contracts, licenses and permitting various special uses of the State Park System in addition to facilitating the collection, analysis, and distribution of division analytics and metrics.

This 35 hour per week full-time position will be based at 79 Elm Street in Hartford, CT.

Applicants must include a resume within the "Resume Tab" of their application.  

Questions about this position should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Jennifer Tokarczyk, [email protected], 860-424-3970. 

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Recreation Programs Specialist

Location: Wallingford, CT
Posting date: 10/18/2019
Closing date: 11/04/2019

Job Description:

Recreation Programs Specialist. Assists in the planning and coordination of a municipal recreation program covering a wide variety of community recreational activities. Requires a bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in recreation administration or related field plus 1 year of responsible recreation program experience.  Must have a valid driver’s license. Salary:  $61,376 to $78,529 annually plus an excellent fringe benefit package.  Apply: Human Resources Department, Town of Wallingford, 45 South Main Street, Wallingford, CT 06492.   The closing date will be that date the 50th application form/resume is received, or November 4, 2019 whichever occurs first.   EOE

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Superintendent of Recreation

Location: Norwalk, CT
Posting date: 10/04/2019
Closing date: 11/04/2019

Job Description:

This position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating a broad range of public recreation activities including sports and fitness, social and cultural, special events, camps, aquatics, youth, adult, and seniors programs.

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Director of Parks & Recreation

Location: Canton, CT
Posting date: 10/02/2019
Closing date: 11/01/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Canton is seeking candidates for the position of Parks and Recreation Director. This position is responsible for development, planning and implementation of recreational services for the Town of Canton. 

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Recreation Facility Maintainer 1

Location: Norwich, CT
Posting date: 09/17/2019

Job Description:

The Facility Maintainer 1 position involves responsibility for operating light park maintenance machinery and equipment. Duties include assisting in maintenance and repair of athletic fields, playgrounds, and Recreation Department buildings and structures.  Additional duties include planting and maintaining trees, shrubs, and flowers, and maintaining swimming facilities.­ This position also has the responsibility for making routine decisions regarding work methods, and maintenance needs of equipment and facilities.

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Part-Time Positions

Project Associate

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 11/08/2019

Job Description:

Assists in coordination strategies to prevent substance abuse through multi-dimensional programming and policy development to promote wellness for the City’s youth and families.  Coordinate and recruit youth and assist with Teen Night Social on Friday evenings.  Assists in monthly coalition and weekly youth leader meetings with minutes, agendas and resources.  Strong focus on culture competencies when recruiting youth.  Support and assist with ordering materials, planning events and performing related administrative duties.  Responsible for updating social media platforms on a weekly basis.  Develop advertising materials for coalition activities, prepares correspondence and distributes information.  Provides outreach support.  Collects data and prepares reports. Requires working knowledge of federal Drug Free Communities Grant requirements and regulations.

 

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Axe Throwing Coach

Location: South Windsor, CT
Posting date: 11/08/2019

Job Description:

Nomads Adventure Quest (South Windsor) is looking for energetic and fun individuals to educate our guests on axe throwing. As an axe coach you will train, assist, and monitor guests. These groups can be made up of 16 or more people. You will lead these groups through various games. 

This position pays between $11.50 and $13.50/hr based on experience. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Please contact Garrett Schyns – Assistant General Manager, Nomads Entertainment
100 Bidwell Road, South Windsor CT 06074, 860.290.1177 x 206.

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Part-Time Clerical Assistant

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 10/07/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Rocky Hill is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of a Part-Time Clerical Assistant. Responsibilities for the position include performing general clerical work of some variety and specialized clerical work in assigned department, as well as providing information to the public requiring knowledge of department programs and procedures.

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Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Location: Monroe Parks & Recreation Department
Posting date: 09/12/2019
Closing date: 12/01/2019

Job Description:

Certified Water Safety Instructor (WSI) to teach group youth and adult swimming lessons on weeknight evenings and on Saturday afternoons at our indoor pool location-Masuk High School.

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Part Time Custodian

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 08/20/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Rocky Hill is seeking qualified applicants for the position of part-time Custodian in the Department of Facilities Management. Incumbents’ job duties include, but are not limited to, setting up for day and evening functions at the Town Hall Campus, Community Center, Library and other Town Buildings, cleaning/maintaining buildings, and other responsibilities as assigned by the Head Custodian or Director of Facilities Management.

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Before & After School Childcare Worker

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 08/14/2019

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.

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Part Time Lifeguard

Location: North Haven, CT
Posting date: 08/06/2019

Job Description:

The Lifeguard is responsible for the effective and safe operation of the Indoor North Haven Community Pool. Lifeguards can work a Maximum of 20 hours per week. Looking to fill early morning, an evening, or weekend, shifts. Applications can be picked up at the North Haven Town Hall or on line.

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Part-Time Senior Center Program/Outreach Coordinator

Location: Cromwell, CT
Posting date: 06/27/2019

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Director of Human Services, provides direct services to senior citizens. Develops, coordinates and facilitates a wide variety of programs and activities to benefit Cromwell's senior population. Experience in working with senior citizens, strong organizational skills and effective communication skills required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Publisher.

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Part-Time Assistant Swim Coach

Location: Higganum, CT
Posting date: 05/03/2019

Job Description:

The Cougar Aquatic Team (CAT) is currently looking for a Part-Time Assistant Coach. CAT is a year round, USA swim team that practices at the Haddam-Killingworth High School Pool.

The ideal candidate should have strong team building and communication skills and be enthusiastic about upholding a positive team environment.

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Seasonal Positions

Seasonal Recreation Maintenance

Location: Norwich, CT
Posting date: 09/17/2019

Job Description:

Responsible for recreation facilities maintenance work including upkeep and repair of athletic fields, playgrounds, as well as Recreation Department buildings and structures.

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After School Program Positions

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

Job Description:

The New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is seeking staff for after school programs at elementary and middle school sites. After school programs run September 2019 through May 2020, Monday-Friday, 2:30-6:30pm.

Available postions: Site supervisor, assistant supervisor and group leader positions

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Fall Seasonal Parks Maintainer

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 08/08/2019

Job Description:

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

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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Parks Maintainer

Location: Cromwell, CT
Posting date: 05/20/2019

Job Description:

Seasonal Openings - Park Maintenance Division of Public Works

Individual must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license. Duties include maintaining Town owned facilities including greens, athletic fields and parks.

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