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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

Assistant Director

Location: East Hartford, CT
Posting date: 09/21/2018

Job Description:

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

Salary Range is $68,681 - $89,283. Thirty-five (35) hours per week plus benefits.  A job description and employment application are attached.

Applicants should complete and submit the attached application to:
Town of East Hartford
Human Resources Department
740 Main St.
East Hartford, CT  06108

 

This announcement will be posted until sufficient applications have been received.

The Town of East Hartford is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Manager of Golf Course Operations

Location: Greenwich, CT
Posting date: 06/12/2018

Job Description:

Manages and oversees all aspects of both the operation of a heavily utilized, highly rated 18-hole municipal golf course, and the maintenance and repair of its properties and facilities. Plans, assigns, and supervises the work of all employees engaged in the administration, operation and care surrounding the course; turf maintenance, planning, budgeting and purchasing of golf course equipment, supplies, and oversight of grounds operations. Reports to the Director of Parks and Recreation as part of the Department of Parks and Recreation senior management team. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in Business Administration, Public Administration or Parks and Recreation Administration. Must also possess 6 years of related professional experience in responsible recreational/golf facility management with 4 years of supervisory experience. Detailed information about the Town as well as the job description and requirements are available on the Town’s website www.greenwichct.org Town of Greenwich, HR Department, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT 06830. EOE M/F/D/V

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Recreation Supervisor

Location: Monroe, CT
Posting date: 06/08/2018

Job Description:

Develops, coordinates, implements and supervises community recreational and park programs.  Responsible for the planning of departmental programs and activities, in coordination with the Director of Parks and Recreation.

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Assistant Waterfront Director (Seasonal Full-Time)

Location: Stamford, CT
Posting date: 05/30/2018

Job Description:

Working under the direction of the waterfront director, to ensure the general safety of patrons and staff at the waterfront, to supervise the lifeguard team, and to oversee Stamford recreations aquatics programs. 

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Course Instructor

Location: Nomad's Outdoor Adventure, South Windsor, CT
Posting date: 03/07/2018

Job Description:

The instructor’s role is to assist in successfully running the course and meeting targets. This may include any aspect of course operation including equipment, facilities, health and safety, guest-care and administration.

Seasonal, Full, and Part-Time positions available.

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Part-Time Positions

Parks & Recreation Department Office Assistant

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 09/19/2018
Closing date: 09/29/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Hebron is seeking an individual to serve as Office Assistant within the Parks & Recreation Department.  This is a 20 – 25 hour per week position with flexible scheduling.  The applicant will be responsible for administration of all office functions and possess knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel.  Skill with Microsoft Access preferable but not required.  The candidate will be required to learn the Parks & Recreation Department’s program software and work in a service oriented atmosphere.  Candidate must be a high school graduate and possess a minimum of two years office administration experience.  Send a cover letter and resume by September 28, 2018, to The Town Manager, Town of Hebron, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248. EOE.

Seasonal Positions

Swim Lesson instructors

Location: Manchester, CT
Posting date: 08/03/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Manchester Recreation Division is currently accepting applications for American Red Cross certified Swim Lesson instructors for the indoor swim season.  All applicants must be certified as an ARC Water Safety Instructor.  Additionally, applicants should be certified in ARC Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid.    Hours would begin in October and continue through the indoor season.  Duties include but are not limited to: teaching swim lessons, infant through Level 6.   Pay rates begin at $12.50/ hour depending on experience Applicants must submit an employment application via the Town of Manchester. Positions open until filled. This is a part time, hourly position with no benefits.

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Assistant Field Hockey Director

Location: Greenwich, CT
Posting date: 07/30/2018

Job Description:

  • Assist the Field Hockey Director with staff/volunteer instruction and supervision, field set-up, administrative duties, and communications with participants.
  • In the absence of the Director, serve as the primary contact for Field Hockey and fulfill the required responsibilities of the Director.
  • Ensure that all goalie equipment, balls, cones etc. are available.
  • Assist the Director with any special events or games with other leagues. Some travel will be required.

Applications are taken online through the Town of Greenwich at www.greenwichct.org/jobs.

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Field Hockey Instructor

Location: Greenwich, CT
Posting date: 07/30/2018

Job Description:

  • Assist the Field Hockey Directors with instruction, organization, set-up, clean-up and other duties as assigned.
  • Provide positive instruction and guidance to young players.
  • Conduct field hockey drills, demonstrate skills, and organize and officiate games.
  • Role model and implement good sportsmanship. 
  • Ensure that all equipment is set-up and removed before and after each session.

Applications are taken online through the Town of Greenwich at www.greenwichct.org/jobs.

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Youth Soccer Instructor

Location: Greenwich, CT
Posting date: 07/30/2018

Job Description:

  • Assist the Lead Soccer Instructor and volunteer coaches with instruction, organization, set-up, clean-up and other duties as assigned.
  • Provide positive instruction and guidance to young players.
  • Conduct soccer drills, demonstrate skills, and organize and officiate modified games. 
  • Role model and implement good sportsmanship.
  • Ensure that all equipment is set-up and removed before and after each session.

Applications are taken online through the Town of Greenwich at www.greenwichct.org/jobs.

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Field Hockey Director

Location: Greenwich, CT
Posting date: 07/30/2018

Job Description:

The Field Hockey Director works in coordination with the Recreation Supervisor to plan, organize, and implement the youth field hockey program. Responsibilities include:

  • See that field is set up for drills each weekGive instruction to the staff and volunteers.
  • Goalie equipment, balls, cones etc. are the responsibility of the instructor to bring to the field.
  • Take attendance. Notify Recreation Supervisor of any chronic absentees or no shows.
  • Work with Recreation Supervisor in setting up friendly games and a Jamboree with other recreation teams/programs. Some travel will be required.

Applications are taken online through the Town of Greenwich at www.greenwichct.org/jobs.

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Lifeguards

Location: Mansfield, CT
Posting date: 04/26/2018

Job Description:

Mansfield Parks & Recreation is currently accepting applications for American Red Cross certified Lifeguards for the Summer Season of 2018 for both open waterfront and pool lifeguarding. All applicants must be certified in ARC Lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid, Waterfront certifications preferred but MPRD can provide waterfront certification to the right applicants. MRPD is in search of candidates that can start May 15th or June 15th and work through August. Option to continue work at our indoor facility after August also possible. Duties include but are not limited to: providing preventative lifeguarding techniques and strategies at an indoor pool, providing preventative lifeguarding techniques and strategies at an open water facility and basic first aid. Pay rates are $10.60-$11.72/hour. Applicants must submit an employment application via the Town of Mansfield website (link below; click on red "Apply" button). Positions open until filled. This is a part time, hourly position with no benefits. Preferred candidates will be subject to a background check. EOE/AA

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