Career Opportunities

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

Part-Time Positions

After School Program - Supervisor, Group Leader

Location: New Britain, CT
Posting date: 09/18/2020

Job Description:

The New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is currently accepting applications for part-time employment with our Department’s After School Program. Looking for motivated, flexible, creative, passionate, fun people who are interested in working with kids.  We are seeking staff for after school programs at elementary and middle school sites. The programs will follow the current hybrid learning model. This may change throughout the course of the year between a traditional model of school, a hybrid model, and/or virtual model. After School Programs are anticipated to run October 2020 thru May 2021. 

Available positions: Supervisory positions and group leader positions

Daily responsibilities: Planning and facilitating a variety of enrichment and recreational activities, assisting with homework, engagement with students and behavior management.

Applications can be found in the Parks and Recreation Office or online at Please visit our website for more information.

Recreation Generalist

Location: Norwich, CT
Posting date: 08/26/2020
Closing date: 09/17/2020

Job Description:

The City of Norwich is looking for a Recreation Generalist to organize and implement recreational activities for the municipality's youth and adults under the direction of the Recreation Director or Program Coordinator.

Work involves responsibility for planning, supervising and coordinating varied recreational programs. Duties include implementing, promoting, marketing and evaluating recreation programs; arranging for equipment and supplies; and supervising programs. This position includes working with our school-aged childcare program as an instructor during the weekdays and often requires being in attendance when these events take place, e.g. evenings, holidays, weekends.


Must have a valid Connecticut Drivers’ License. First aid and CPR certification required. Previous experience working with elementary school-aged children preferred. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

Preferred qualifications: Experience working with youth in an educational setting or facilitating structured activities to youth. Associates degree and/or working towards a degree in child/youth development, elementary/secondary education, human services, sports and recreation.

Interested candidates may apply at

Parks and Recreation Morning and Afternoon Adventures Program

Location: East Hampton, CT
Posting date: 08/11/2020
Closing date: 08/25/2020

Job Description:

The East Hampton Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a candidate for part-time Program Counselor.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, overseeing the after school program, planning and promoting activities and answering telephone calls.  

Please see job description at  Monday – Friday during the school year, Sept.-June. AM hours 7-8:30am, PM hours 3-6:00pm. $12.00 per hour.   EOE/AA/M-F.  

Please submit an application by Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (or until filled) to: Town of East Hampton, Department of Human Resources, 1 Community Drive, East Hampton, CT 06424.

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PREP- Before and After School Childcare Worker

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 07/20/2020

Job Description:

*Due to COVID-19, please note that this is an anticipated opening.

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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Seasonal Positions

Fall Seasonal Parks Maintainer

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 07/22/2020

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. Please view the job description on pages 2-3 below.

This position is a seasonal, temporary, non-bargaining position. Salary is $13.00 – 16.00 per hour commensurate with experience. Anticipated work schedule of 40 hours per week (Monday – Friday) for 120 working days, beginning approximately in August 2020 and, depending on weather, end approximately in December 2020 when employment ends.

Interested applicants must submit each of the following: 1) A resume; 2) A letter of interest which clearly demonstrates how the applicant meets the qualifications listed in the job description; and 3) A completed Town of Rocky Hill application. Please submit all application materials to Parks & Recreation, ATTN: Rita Chhabra [[email protected]] via electronic mail. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please be advised finalists will be required to undergo a comprehensive background, financial, and/or criminal investigation.

The Town of Rocky Hill is an EEO/AA Employer and complies with the ADA

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