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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

Recreation Manager

Location: Colchester, CT
Posting date: 11/15/2017
Closing date: 11/08/2017

Job Description:

The Town of Colchester seeks applications from qualified individuals for the position of Recreation Manager. This position is responsible for the administrative and technical work involving planning, directing and supervising all operations of the Recreation Department.  This position also recommends departmental policies, develops programs, and work objectives for each division of the department. This position requires considerable knowledge to interpret and administer pertinent laws and to provide direction to municipal staff, town officials, civic organizations and private citizens.  Attendance at Park & Recreation Commission meetings, and, when necessary, Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance meetings. Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Leisure Services, or Public Administration, plus a minimum of four years of increasingly responsible experience, including land use administration and maintenance experience, of which two years should be in a supervisory capacity.  Must have or obtain certification as Parks and Recreation Professional as designated by the National Recreation and Park Association. Executive capacity for decision making and implementation of policy, supervision and fiscal administration of municipal Recreation. Considerable knowledge preferred in relevant Town, State and Federal laws, statutes, regulation and administrative procedures, including OSHA regulations. Salary commensurate with experience.  Full job description can be found on the town website.

All applicants must submit a completed Town of Colchester Employment application (available at www.colchesterct.gov), cover letter and resume to:
First Selectman, Attn: Tricia Dean, 127 Norwich Ave, Suite 201, Colchester, CT 06415. Deadline for applications is 12/8/2017 at 4:30pm. EOE/AA

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Supervisor of Parks and Grounds & Cemeteries

Location: Newington, CT
Posting date: 11/07/2017
Closing date: 11/28/2017

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.

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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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Assistant Director

Location: Fairfield, CT
Posting date: 10/25/2017
Closing date: 11/30/2017

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation, supervises and coordinates a wide variety of outdoor and indoor activities in a public recreation program. Assist in day to day functions of the Parks and Recreation Department and assumes full responsibility when the Director is not present. Supervises Recreation Coordinators, Office Assistants and Program Directors.  Remains in close contact with the Public Works Parks Department to advise facility maintenance based on usage.

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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

Recreation Assistant

Location: Trumbull, CT
Posting date: 10/16/2017
Closing date: 12/08/2017

Job Description:

This position assists the recreation program manager and parks & recreation director in planning, promotion and supervision adult sport leagues and teen programs.  The Assistant program manager will promote, schedule, and oversee adult sports leagues including volleyball and softball.  This position will also develop, promote, implement and evaluate programs at our teen center as well as supervise recreation staff.  This position will also assist in daily business functions.  Other duties as assigned.  Hours will include nights and weekends.  

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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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