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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

Athletic Program Manager

Location: Stonington, CT
Posting date: 01/19/2018

Job Description:

This middle management full time year round position works under the supervision of the Education Director. The position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week. Duties include: the planning, development, implementation, supervision and evaluation of all athletic programming and activities; athletic facility (fields; courts; Paddle Hut; Annex) and equipment maintenance; direct program instruction (tennis & paddle clinics); establishing and maintaining strong relationships with community partners. The Athletic Program Manager also identifies and supervises athletic staff, volunteers and contract personnel. The Athletic Program Manager works in conjunction with the Education Director to develop and maintain the Athletic division’s budget, meeting set goals, identifies resources and promotes the advancement, expansion and excellence of all program offerings. This position is a key member of the COMO Team and required to provide support for all COMO fundraising efforts as assigned. The position is directly responsible for maintaining current and introducing new innovative athletic programs for all ages. Given the nature of this position, some evening and weekend hours will be required.

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Seniors Program Coordinator

Location: Guilford, CT
Posting date: 11/06/2017

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Seniors Program Coordinator and Recreation Supervisor, assists in planning, coordinating, and supervising a variety of programs and special events.

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Recreation Program Coordinator

Location: Guilford, CT
Posting date: 11/06/2017

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, assists in planning, coordinating, and supervising a variety of programs and special events.

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Director of Parks & Recreation

Location: Glastonbury, CT
Posting date: 10/24/2017

Job Description:

Under broad supervision of the Town Manager, incumbent directs the planning, organization and management of municipal recreation programs, and the care and maintenance of Town parks, properties, education grounds, and recreation facilities through reporting Park Superintendent and Recreation Supervisors.  Responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction. 

 

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in parks and recreation, leisure services administration or public administration plus ten (10) years of progressively responsible parks and/or recreation administration experience including at least four (4) years in a supervisory capacity.  Municipal experience desired, but not required.

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Part-Time Positions

Coordinator - Pine Lake Challenge Course

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 01/02/2018
Closing date: 01/24/2018

Job Description:

Market, coordinate and implement the safe delivery of culturally responsive adventure programs – on and off the Challenge Course – to educational, social, recreational, therapeutic, corporate, and community groups utilizing a range of adventure and experiential techniques and supporting customer’s learning goals and objectives and desired outcomes. Market and schedule adventure programming and the Pine Lake Challenge Course. Promote and develop curriculum appropriate to meet the demands of the field and specific objectives/desired outcomes of school-based programs, community and corporate groups, and other course users. Schedule and coordinate local and regional trainings and course use. Seek opportunities to generate funds through endowments, donations, fees and grants. Review program rates and overhead, and maintain fiscally sound budget with staffing. Conduct staff meetings; recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate the skills of facilitators. Oversees completion of all necessary paperwork. Responsible for proper set up and take down of low and high elements; day-to-day “critical eye” inspecting and maintaining the condition of the course and equipment and reporting any safety concerns, hazards, or anomalies; recordkeeping of equipment usage; conducting up-to-date safety standard reviews; arranging for regular inspections and accreditations; and scheduling course work. Maintains records and submits periodic statistical and program summaries. Develops and maintains positive relationships with the community, customers, municipal departments and state agencies. Updates local operating procedures.

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Head Swim Coach

Location: Canton, CT
Posting date: 12/14/2017
Closing date: 03/16/2018

Job Description:

Canton Parks and Recreation is looking for a Head Swim Coach for the Dusky Dolphins summer swim team. The Head Swim Coach is expected to oversee daily operations of the Dusky Dolphins swim team, oversee planning of swim meets, prepare meet line up, and maintain general safety standards while providing quality customer service to all program participants.

Interested candidates should email a resume to Courtney Hewett, Recreation Supervisor at [email protected] by March 16th at 4:30pm. 

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Summer Recreation Program Assistant (Intern)

Location: Canton, CT
Posting date: 12/14/2017

Job Description:

Canton Parks and Recreation is looking for a Summer Recreation Program Assistant (Intern) to assist with program planning, supervision, customer service, and other areas of the Parks and Recreation profession. Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level program in recreation & leisure services or closely related field. Internship anticipated to run May-August.

 

Interested candidates should e-mail a resume to Courtney Hewett, Recreation Supervisor at [email protected]. Candidates will be contacted for an interview on a rolling basis. Position may be filled at any time. 

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Animal Care Specialist

Location: Windsor, CT (Northwest Park)
Posting date: 12/13/2017

Job Description:

The Town of Windsor announces a great opportunity for an Animal Care Specialist to work 19 hours per week at Northwest Park. This position is responsible for the care of the park’s poultry and livestock, including daily feeding, watering, and maintenance of pasture and pens.

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After School Positions (3)

Location: New Britain, CT
Posting date: 09/21/2017

Job Description:

New Britain Parks & Recreation is accepting applications for:

  • Site Supervisors
  • Assistant Supervisors
  • Group Leaders

After school program runs September 2017 - May 2018 at middle school and elementary school sites.  Monday - Friday, 2:30pm - 6:00pm.

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Gymnastics Specialist

Location: Glastonbury, CT
Posting date: 09/19/2017

Job Description:

Under general supervision of the Gymnastics Director, incumbent assists with planning, implementing, staffing and evaluating a comprehensive program of preschool and recreational gymnastics. Prepares lesson plans, and evaluates participants. The successful candidate must stay up to date with the USA Gymnastics Rules & Regulations, as well as recommended skill progressions.

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Seasonal Positions

Playground Camp Director

Location: Trumbill, CT
Posting date: 01/19/2018
Closing date: 03/08/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Trumbull is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Playground Camp Director within the Parks & Recreation Department.  Potential candidates should also be available for camp planning, staff recruitment and training at times January through June. 

Interested individuals should submit a resume, letter of interest, and complete the Town of Trumbull online application which can be located and completed on the town website. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/trumbullct

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Summerscape Day Camp Director

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 01/18/2018
Closing date: 02/07/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Rocky Hill is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Camp 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 Teen Adventure Camp Director

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 01/18/2018
Closing date: 02/07/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Rocky Hill is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Camp Director of the Summerscape Teen Adventure 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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Summer Playground Director

Location: Fairfield, CT
Posting date: 01/10/2018

Job Description:

Under general supervision of the Recreation Coordinator, performs responsible work in the planning, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of a comprehensive summer recreation program for youth ages 5 to 15. The Camp Director is primarily responsible for the day to day operation of the camp.

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Waterfront Director

Location: Fairfield, CT
Posting date: 01/10/2018

Job Description:

Interviews and recommends all assistant directors, sailing director, lifeguard captains, lifeguards, swimming instructors and parking attendants for five (5) parking lots (Jennings Beach, Lake Mohegan, Sasco Beach, Southport Beach and Ye Yacht Yard).  Supervises all waterfront staff and parking staff.  Responsible for schedules and maintains payroll records for directors, lifeguards, lifeguard captains, swimming instructors, sailing personnel and parking attendants for five (5) parking lots.  Supervises, schedules and staffs all swimming lessons and assists sailing director with scheduling, supplying and staffing all sailing lessons.  Implements procedures to maintain the safety of beach.

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