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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

Aquatics Coordinator

Location: Fairfield, CT
Posting date: 06/30/2020
Closing date: 07/17/2020

Job Description:

The Town of Fairfield is seeking an Aquatics Coordinator. This position, under the general direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation, develops, coordinates, and manages all aspects of the aquatics division, as well as several special events and oversight of facility rentals. Position reports to the Assistant Director of Recreation. Must be able to work Holidays, weekends, and nights during rentals/special events.

All interested applicants should submit a completed Town of Fairfield employment application, along with a cover letter and resume by end of day July 17, 2020 to the following address:

Town of Fairfield, Human Resources Department, Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824, (203) 256-3057, [email protected].

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Recreation Supervisor

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 06/15/2020
Closing date: 06/26/2020

Job Description:

The City of Bristol is seeking a Recreation Supervisor to plan, organize, and supervise a high quality and diversified year-round, City-wide recreation program. This position versees all operations of the Recreation Division, including administrative oversight to the Pine lake Adventure Park high ropes course and associated programs.

Interested candidates should complete an online employment application and submit a resume at www.bristolct.gov.

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Community Engagement Coordinator

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 06/15/2020
Closing date: 06/26/2020

Job Description:

The City of Bristol is seeking a Community Engagement Coordinator to support division supervisors in the management of programs, events, and services in order to bolster community engagement in Bristol's park system. 

Interested candidates should complete an online employment application and submit a resume at www.bristolct.gov.

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Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Conservation Branch

Location: Hartford, CT
Posting date: 01/06/2020

Job Description:

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is seeking a Deputy Commissioner to lead the Environmental Conservation Branch. We are looking for a dynamic leader who will inspire staff, build positive relationships with external stakeholders, advocate for balanced management of natural resources, plan for the future including a changing climate, promote efficiency in agency practices, and uphold Connecticut’s laws and regulations. 

Please send a cover letter, and resume or curriculum vitae to Lee Sawyer, Chief of Staff, at

[email protected]

 

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Seasonal Positions

Kids Korner Preschool Assistant Teacher

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 06/29/2020
Closing date: 08/07/2020

Job Description:

The Town of Rocky Hill’s Department of Parks and Recreation is currently in the process of hiring Assistant Teachers to work in their preschool program. Qualified applicants should possess an Associate’s Degree or equivalent, in Early Childhood Education and/or a minimum of seven (7) years of experience working in a preschool setting or any combination thereof. 

This position is a seasonal part-time, non-bargaining position and must abide by all personnel rules which can be viewed online at: www.rockyhillct.gov/hr. The salary is $15.00 per hour. Anticipated work schedule of 16 to 19 work hours per week.

Interested applicants must submit each of the following: 1) A resume; 2) A letter of interest that clearly describes how the applicant meets the qualifications set forth in the job description; and 3) A completed Town of Rocky Hill Application for Employment. All application materials must be submitted via email to Human Resources, ATTN: Camille Gilbert at [email protected].

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020.

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Kid's Paddle-Camp Supervisor/Counselor

Location: Old Lyme, CT
Posting date: 05/24/2020

Job Description:

Black Hall Outfitters is seeking a Paddle Camp Counselor to plan, direct, and implement activities in Black Hall Outfitters Kid’s paddle camp program. This position will oversee all events and safety, risk assessments and coordination of the waterfront paddle equipment area, while delivering lessons, guidance and coordinating activities for the camp program to kids, ages 9-14. Compensation: $15 - $18 per hour.

Please visit our website at https://blackhalloutfitters.com/camp/ for more information.

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Lifeguard

Location: Granby, CT
Posting date: 02/14/2020

Job Description:

The Granby Parks & Recreation Department is accepting applications for lifeguards at the Town’s waterfront located at Salmon Brook Park.  Flexible hours and prior swim experience preferred.  The Lifeguard is responsible for scanning their assigned zone, recognizing potential emergency situations, and responding accordingly by enforcing facility rules and regulations, utilizing training from the American Red Cross.  Applicants must hold a current lifeguard certification.  A Lifeguard Certification Course is also available through the department in early June.

Applications available at www.GranbyRec.com an  emailed to [email protected]

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Assistant Aquatics Supervisor

Location: West Hartford, CT
Posting date: 02/12/2020

Job Description:

West Hartford Leisure Services is seeking a motivated candidate for the position of Assistant Aquatics Supervisor.

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, assist with and manage aquatics programming, and facility operations including assisting in leading, training, organizing and supervising aquatics staff and activities. Responsibility will also include, managing swim lesson registrations on site.

Preferred knowledge of aquatics programming, and management is significant. Ability to lead, train, organize and supervise aquatics staff and activities. Must be American Red Cross Lifeguard Certified. Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard instructor certificate is a plus.

Experience in organizing and running effective staff in-service trainings, and evaluating staff and program quality is also preferred.

Valued interest in recommending and implementing effective solutions to continually improve the level of service to the community.

Position is seasonal with up to 40 hours per week. The outdoor aquatics season runs from June to August. Position requires pre-season administrative and training related work from April to August.

www.westhartfordct.gov/leisureservices