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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

Assitant to the Superintendent

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 02/17/2021
Closing date: 03/12/2021

Job Description:

The City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services Department is seeking an Assistant to the Superintendent. This position provides office administrative, bookkeeping and technical support of a complex, culturally sensitive, confidential and professional nature. Assists with budget preparation and securing quotes for purchases. Performs bookkeeping functions and prepares department payroll.  Administers grant awards and supports supervisors with monitoring expenditures.  Serves as recording secretary to the Board of Park Commissioners, Youth Commission and other committees as assigned.

Interested applicants should submit an online application by Friday, March 12, 2021.

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Recreation Programs Manager

Location: Trumbull, CT
Posting date: 02/12/2021
Closing date: 02/25/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Trumbull is seeking a Recreation Programs Manager responsible for planning, developing, and promoting year round recreation programs for the community of Trumbull with special emphasis on youth programming. Determines needs, evaluates appeal, and ensures effectiveness of all planned programs and ongoing activities. This is a hands on management position with direct responsibility for planning and implementation. It reports directly to the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation and operates within the guidelines set forth by the Department. It is responsible for supervision of full time and seasonal program staff.

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Cemetery/Parks Maintainer

Location: Manchester, CT
Posting date: 02/12/2021
Closing date: 03/01/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Manchester is seeking a Cemetery/Parks Maintainer. Under general direction, the maintainer performs manual and skilled work in all areas of Public Works field operations including, but not limited to repair, maintenance and care of municipal roads and drainage systems, road construction, snow removal, and care of parks and recreation properties, facilities and equipment. Operates equipment to mow, grade, seed, and maintain municipal properties. Drives and operates a variety of trucks or other equipment to construct, maintain, repair, and care for municipal properties including plowing and sanding Town roads and properties. Performs manual work in the removal of leaves and trash, replacing fences, posts and signs. May perform all necessary procedures for interment of the deceased. May maintain, repair or assist in construction of municipal properties, including pool filtration equipment.

Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 1, 2021, or postmarked by Monday, March 1, 2021. No faxed or e-mailed resumes and/or applications will be accepted.

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Recreation Supervisor

Location: Killingly, CT
Posting date: 02/11/2021
Closing date: 03/09/2021

Job Description:

Town of Killingly seeks a full-time Recreation Supervisor to develop, implement, promote & evaluate recreation programs & special events under the guidance of the Recreation Director. Successful candidate is responsible for coordinating, recruiting & supervising part-time & seasonal staff/volunteers. Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication & organizational skills.  Must be customer orientated.

Two years of responsible experience in a recreation field (municipal preferred) is required.  A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field is preferred but not required. Must possess a valid Driver’s License and possess or have ability to obtain CPR/AED and First Aid certifications within the first three months of hire.

Position requires successful candidate to work flexible hours which include nights and weekends. Candidates should submit cover letter and resume to the Town Manager’s Office, 172 Main Street, Killingly, CT 06239 or via email at [email protected] by 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

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Prevention Coordinator

Location: New Britain, CT
Posting date: 02/11/2021

Job Description:

The Prevention Coordinator works under the supervision of the Community Services Program Manager and is responsible for the day to day operations of designated Drug-Free Communities (DFC) initiatives, and coordinates all activities related to DFC initiatives, including serving as primary liaison to the Local Prevention Council, Office of National Drug Control Policy, grant evaluator, and any other related agencies that promotes the work of substance use prevention initiatives on local, state, and national levels for both you and adults.

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Environmental Protection Park & Recreation Supervisor 3

Location: New London, CT
Posting date: 02/02/2021
Closing date: 02/28/2021

Job Description:

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is currently recruiting for an EP Park and Recreation Supervisor 3 within the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation, State Parks and Public Outreach Division. The current vacancy is located at Fort Trumbull State Park, located in New London, CT.

The EP Park and Recreation Supervisor 3 is responsible for managing both permanent and seasonal staff and day to day operations including maintenance of the facilities and equipment. This position is required to ensure adequate staffing, training, and management of the staff. Additionally, the Supervisor is responsible for the management of several smaller parks, boat launches, and wildlife management areas located in New London County as part of the Fort Trumbull Management Unit, including Bluff Point State Park, Haley Farm State Park, and Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park.

This position works closely with the United States Coast Guard and United States Navy on inter-operational usage of facilities, as well as manages the Fort Trumbull Museum and Visitor Center. This management unit contains some of Connecticut’s most historical and cultural resources.

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Part-Time Positions

Recreation Program Coordinator

Location: New Britain, CT
Posting date: 01/26/2021
Closing date: 02/19/2021

Job Description:

The New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is currently accepting applications for part-time employment as a Recreation Program Coordinator.  Looking for an organized, motivated, team-orientated and charismatic person who is interested in both recreation programming and sports facility management.   The employee will serve under the supervision of the Director of the Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department or his designated representative.  Responsible for administering, planning, and coordinating programs and/or special events.  The employee will also assist in marketing of Willow Brook Sports Complex for the purpose of hosting sporting events and tournaments.  Position can be eligible as an internship, if needed.

Application, cover letter and resume should be submitted to [email protected].  Application deadline is February 19, 2020.

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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 www.nbparksnrec.org. Please visit our website for more information.

Seasonal Positions

Lifeguard

Location: Marlborough, CT
Posting date: 02/26/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Marlborough is currently hiring lifeguards for the 2021 season.  Applications are available in the Town Clerk’s Office, or at www.marlboroughct.net in the Town Clerk portal.  All positions are open until filled.

All applicants must be certified in American Red Cross lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid.  Lifeguards are responsible for monitoring the waterfront area at Blish Park.  Qualified candidates for the lifeguard position will have enthusiasm for working with the public and the ability to recognize and act on unsafe situations.

This is a seasonal position starting in May and will go through August.  Please submit an employment application to the Town Clerk, P.O. Box 29, 26 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT 06447.

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Seasonal Positions

Location: Tolland, CT
Posting date: 02/24/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Tolland is currently hiring for multiple seasonal positions.  Please click the individual links for each position to view the specific job descriptions.  Applications are available in the Town Manager’s Office, Hicks Memorial Municipal Center, 21 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084 or at www.tolland.org under Help Center.  All positions are open until filled.

  • Waterfront Lifeguard: The Lifeguard is responsible for monitoring children during daily swimming activities at Crandall’s Park Camp.
  • Summer Camp Counselor: The Counselor is responsible for monitoring children during daily activities including but not limited to sports, arts and crafts, snack, and other recreation activities under the supervision of the Camp Director.  The Counselor is also responsible for monitoring the safety of all program participants while leading groups of children in games, arts & crafts and other recreation activities. 
  • Camp Director: Under general supervision of the Director of Recreation, 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.
  • Assistant Camp Director: Under general supervision of the Camp Director, assists in the planning, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of a comprehensive summer recreation program for youth ages 5 to 15. The Assistant Camp Director assists in the day to day operation of the camp.

Seasonal Positions

Location: Torrington, CT
Posting date: 02/24/2021

Job Description:

Torrington Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the following seasonal positions.  Please click the individual links for each position to view the specific job descriptions. Job descriptions, schedules, and pay rates available upon request.

  • Summer Action and Adventure Program – Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator, Lead Counselors, Counselors
  • Pool – Aquatics Director, Assistant Aquatics Director, Head Lifeguards, Lifeguards; Gate/Concession Attendants, Gate/Concession Coordinator

Completed Applications should be submitted to:

Torrington Parks and Recreation Department

Attn:  J. Brett Simmons, Superintendent

153 South Main Street

Torrington, CT 06790

Positions will remain open until filled. For more information on these positions, please contact Brett Simmons at [email protected]  AA/EOE.

Summer Camp Director

Location: East Hampton, CT
Posting date: 02/17/2021
Closing date: 03/03/2021

Job Description:

The Town of East Hampton is accepting applications for the position of “Summer Camp Director”. The Summer Camp Director will focus on the highest quality program delivery possible through quality leadership, staff recruitment, training, supervision as well as dynamic programming. This position is responsible for promotion and marketing of programs, as well as organizes and manages orientation programs, day-to-day setup of schedules and ordering of supplies.

Applicants must have strong organizational, computer and public relation skills. Certification in CPR and basic first aid is required. Certification by the American Camp Association is preferred. Med Certification is also preferred.

This is a seasonal position starting in May and will go through August. Monday through Friday between 7:30 am-5:30 pm, with a 40-hour work week. $17-$19 per hour, depending on experience and qualifications.

Please submit a cover letter along with your resume and an employment application to the Town of East Hampton, Department of Human Resources, 1 Community Drive, East Hampton, CT 06424, by March 3, 2021 (or until filled).

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Connecticut State Parks - Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistants & Lifeguards

Location: CT State Parks
Posting date: 02/09/2021
Closing date: 10/01/2021

Job Description:

CT State Parks is recruiting for seasonal positions state wide to join our team of managing the 110 State Parks and 32 State Forests.

Job duties span the outdoor recreation spectrum including campground management, visitor services, landscaping, maintenance, education and interpretation, park rangers, lifeguards and more. 

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Summer Fun Days Camp

Location: Monroe, CT
Posting date: 02/08/2021
Closing date: 04/01/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Monroe Parks & Recreation Department is looking for someone to develop program and manage Monroe Summer Fun Days Camp for children ranging from pre-school through elementary school.

Applications can be mailed to 7 Fan Hill Road- Monroe, CT; dropped off at Town Hall which is the address listed above or scanned to [email protected]

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Pool/Lake Manager

Location: Monroe, CT
Posting date: 02/08/2021
Closing date: 04/01/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Monroe Parks & Recreation Department is looking for a Pool/Lake Manager to assist with the day-to-day operations of the indoor pool use at Masuk High School (during summer season) and the outdoor pool and lake complex at Wolfe Park. 

Applications can be mailed to 7 Fan Hill Road- Monroe, CT; dropped off at Town Hall which is the address listed above or scanned to [email protected]

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Summer Positions

Location: Avon, CT
Posting date: 01/15/2021
Closing date: 04/23/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Avon Recreation and Parks Department  is currently accepting applications for the following summer positions:

Camp Positions: K-4th Grade Camp Director, 5th-8th Grade Camp Director, Assistant Director/Special Needs Coordinator, Head Leader, Recreation Leaders, Special Needs Para Professional and Special Needs Counselors.

Pool Positions: Aquatics/Facility Director, Assistant Aquatic/Facility Director, Head Lifeguards, Lifeguards, Water Safety Instructors, Swim Team Coach, Assistant Swim Team Coaches and Gate Attendants. 

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