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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 Supervisor

Location: Madison, CT
Posting date: 05/12/2021
Closing date: 05/21/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Madison is accepting applications for the position of Recreation Supervisor to implement and supervise recreational and activity programs.  This position is located in the Beach & Recreation Department of the Town.

Completed applications must be received in the Human Resources Department no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, May 21, 2021.  Applications should be submitted from the website at www.madisonct.org. 

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Parks Superintendent

Location: Westport, CT
Posting date: 05/07/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Westport is seeking a Parks Superintendent under direction from the Director of Parks and Recreation. In this highly responsible supervisory position, candidates will have responsibility to plan, organize and direct assigned personnel in the construction, repair and maintenance of ball fields, parks, pools, beaches, marinas, tennis, basketball courts, playgrounds, and all other areas under the direction of the P&R Dept.  Responsible for ordering and inventory of supplies; inspects area under jurisdiction for adherence to standards and safety. Prepares and administers BIDs, RFPs etc. Oversees contractors hired by P&R for various functions; oversees projects as needed. Recruits, selects, trains, and supervises staff.  Prepares and administers divisional budgets. Responsible for the maintenance, operation, and repair of all Department equipment; ensures the operational safety of all equipment. Other tasks assigned as per the job description. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Associate degree in Parks and Recreation, landscape planning, horticulture, or related field supplemented with training in soils, tree  management, supervisory practices, and six years related experience in parks and grounds maintenance including three years supervisory experience. Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and MUNIS. Certified Playground Safety Inspector, Certified Aquatic Facility Operator, Supervisory Customs Turf  and Ornamental 3A License are desirable. 

Interestsed candidates should apply to: Personnel/HR Department [email protected], Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue Room 208, Westport, CT 06880 

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Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation

Location: South Windsor, CT
Posting date: 04/20/2021
Closing date: 05/19/2021

Job Description:

Town of South Windsor is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation. Salary $70,000 to $80,000 depending upon experience. For more information and to apply online; please visit www.SouthWindsor-ct.gov under Employment Opportunities.  Applications and resumes must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. 

The Town of South Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority, Woman and Veteran applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

Director of Parks & Recreation

Location: Coventry, CT
Posting date: 04/14/2021
Closing date: 05/12/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Coventry is seeking a Director of Parks & Recreation responsible for directing & implementing comprehensive year-round recreational, social, and cultural programs for all ages. Develops program schedules, tournaments, and special events. Facilitates and registers program participants for recreational and youth sports. Serves as staff to Parks & Recreation Commission. Responsible for town-wide parks and facilities including community center, beaches, fields, parks, and open spaces.

See job description and online application in column on right of page. Resumes & application to Town of Coventry, Office of Town Manager, 1712 Main Street, Coventry, CT 06238. Deadline May 12, 2021. EOE M/F.

Parks and Recreation Director

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 03/26/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Hebron is seeking a full time Parks and Recreation Director.  This highly responsible, professional and administrative work involves planning, organizing and directing a fee-supported recreational and cultural program for the community including maintenance of parks, related facilities and capital projects.  Bachelor’s degree in business, agriculture or recreation and seven years recreation experience required. Salary range $65,000 to $72,500 DOE plus benefits. 

Please send letters of interest, resume and Town of Hebron employment application to the Town Manager, Town of Hebron, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT  06248, by April 30, 2021.  Position will remain open until filled.  The Town of Hebron is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Recreation Program Coordinator

Location: East Lyme, CT
Posting date: 03/25/2021
Closing date: 04/16/2021

Job Description:

The Town of East Lyme Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a Recreation Program Coordinator. The Recreation Program Coordinator will supervise program instructors, seasonal and part-time employees, volunteers, and others assigned to Youth Services Programs. The incumbent will also be responsible for implementing Parks and Recreation/Youth Services programming including Prevention Programs.

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Client Services Specialist

Location: Remote
Posting date: 03/12/2021
Closing date: 05/01/2021

Job Description:

MyRec.com Recreation Software is seeking a candidate for a full-time remote position responsible for customer support, troubleshooting problems, and training of existing clients. Also responsible for updating and creating reference guides. Other roles include assisting other MyRec.com Departments and directing customers to other staff if needed. Reports directly to the Director of Client Services.

If you are ready to become part of our family, Apply Here with your resume and interest by May 1, 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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Part-Time Positions

Program Instructor, Special Needs

Location: Groton, CT
Posting date: 05/05/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Groton is seeking an energetic, responsible, skilled and highly motivated instructor to develop adaptive programs (music, cooking, fitness, outdoor recreation, wheelchair/adaptive sports, adaptive kayaking, adult social programs, preteen programs and more.) Must have effective communication and leadership skills, ability to assess and adapt activities based on individual participant needs, and be responsive to participant and community feedback and interests. Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle license. Approx. 5 hours/week. $18.00/hour. Position to remain open until filled. CTRS certification preferred.

Duties include developing and leading one or more programs and promoting them through social media and in the community. For more information email [email protected]

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Program Director, Aquatics

Location: Groton, CT
Posting date: 05/05/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Groton is seeking a Part-time Aquatics Program  Director. Supervisory experience and Lifeguard Certification required. Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor certifications strongly desired. Thorough understanding of a variety of aquatics programs, supervising aquatics staff and providing customer service. Ability to work with people of all ages in the discharge of duties.  Strong ability to maintain respect and discipline from participants, and to develop and maintain a cooperative relationship with associates, parents and others.  Ability to organize and instruct groups. Considerable experience in dealing with people in group situations.  Ability to objectively evaluate program and submit comprehensive and well written reports.  Ability to plan, organize, implement and supervise a series of programs and to manage operation of a facility for programs. Experience with inclusion and serving people with varying abilities.

Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle license. Part-time, Saturday and Sunday up to 15 hours/week. $18.0/hour. Position to remain open until filled. For more information email [email protected]

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Senior Center Program Assistant

Location: Enfield, CT
Posting date: 04/23/2021
Closing date: 05/04/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Enfield is seeking a Senior Center Program Assistant responsible for a variety of duties and responsibilities in support of Senior Center activities; aiding Senior Center staff with services and general operations; and performing related work as assigned. Interested candidates should apply online at www.enfield-ct.gov.

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Interim Park and Recreation Director

Location: Kent, CT
Posting date: 04/20/2021
Closing date: 04/30/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Kent is currently accepting applications for a part-time (up to 20 hours per week) Interim Park and Recreation Director. Looking for an organized, motivated, team-oriented and charismatic candidate interested in both recreational programming and sports facility management. The employee will serve under the supervision of the Parks and Rec Commission or a designated representative and is responsible for administering and coordinating programs and/or special events.

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Team Building Facilitator

Location: South Windsor, CT
Posting date: 04/14/2021

Job Description:

Empower Leadership is seeking a Team Building Facilitator responsible for assisting the General Manager in delivering uplifting, inspiring, and empowering team building and leadership development adventure programs, experiential workshops, and training events. The candidate must lead by example in the planning and execution of such experiences - engaging with our clients in a professional and safe manner while being fun, outgoing, endearing, and personable.

Interested parties must send (1) resume, (2) cover letter, and (3) three references to Dan Jaskot, President and General Manager of Empower Leadership at [email protected]

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After School Program - Supervisor, Group Leader

Location: New Britain, CT
Posting date: 09/18/2020
Closing date: 05/14/2021

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

Recreation Intern

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 05/10/2021
Closing date: 05/28/2021

Job Description:

Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services is seeking a Recreation Intern. In this position, the intern performs a variety of duties assisting the Recreation Supervisor, Aquatics Supervisor, Facilities Supervisor, Community Engagement Coordinator and the department Superintendent with daily operations of a busy, diverse and comprehensive summer Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department.

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Summer Camp Counselors

Location: Madison, CT
Posting date: 05/05/2021

Job Description:

Madison Beach and Recreation is looking for summer camp counselors for our summer camp program beginning June 21st and running through August 13th. Staff training will be required from June 15 to June 18.  Staff will be responsible for children ages 5 to 13 with all daily activities including swimming, arts and crafts, sports, games and other activities. 

Camp hours are 8:30 to 4:30 daily and staff will be expected to share extended hours from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm on a rotating basis.  Staff should expect approximately 40 hours of work a week.

Interested candidates should email Carrie at [email protected]

Lifeguard

Location: Groton, CT
Posting date: 04/29/2021

Job Description:

The City of Groton is currently hiring lifeguards for the 2021 Season.  The Lifeguard, under the direct supervision of the Beach Supervisor and/or Lifeguard Supervisor, supervises the waterfront areas as designated and ensures the safety of all patrons.  The Lifeguard also assists in planned activities conducted at the beach. Applicants must possess and maintain as a condition of employment a current Lifeguard Certification or a Waterfront Lifeguard Certification (preferred) obtained by the American Red Cross or Young Men’s Christian Association, a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer certification and first aid certification.

Application and full job description are available via our City of Groton Parks and Recreation Summer Employment – Groton (cityofgroton.com) website.  Applicants may also submit resumes via the City of Groton’s Indeed Portal at  Certified Lifeguard - Groton, CT 06340 - Indeed.com.

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Park Ambassadors

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 04/21/2021
Closing date: 05/03/2021

Job Description:

The City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services is seeking up to 3 Park Ambassadors. SUMMARY:  Maintains positive public relations with residents and visitors, answering questions, explaining ordinances and regulations affecting behavior within town parks, open space and preserves.  Is responsible for sharing park and program information, reminding patrons of park rules including those related to COVID19, and patrolling of park grounds/trails.  Customer service/advisory based position, acting on behalf of and a liaison for the Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services (BPRYCS) Department. 

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Camp Director

Location: Mansfield, CT
Posting date: 04/15/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Mansfield is currently seeking applications for the position of Seasonal Day Camp Director for the Parks and Recreation Department's Camp Mansfield. The Camp Director is primarily responsible for the day-to-day operation of the camp, including supervision of approximately 10 camp staff. Camp Mansfield will be 8, one week sessions and one, 3 day session. Dates for camp are June - August 2021.

Candidates who are interested in applying for this position should visit: http://mansfieldct.gov/jobs and submit their application materials online. Position open until filled.

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Summer Camp Counselors

Location: Essex, CT
Posting date: 04/14/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Essex is currently accepting applications for Summer Camp Counselors to conduct activities for campers entering first to sixth grade in the fall of 2021. Camp is located at the Essex Elementary School.

Application and job description may be obtained in the Selectman’s Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 pm or on the Town of Essex Website www.essexct.gov under Employment. All applications will be considered until the positions are filled and should be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to: Park and Recreation, Essex Town Hall, 29 West Avenue, Essex, CT 06426.

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Summer Park and Recreation Camp Director

Location: Essex, CT
Posting date: 04/14/2021

Job Description:

The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Essex is currently accepting applications for the position of A Summer Park and Recreation Camp Director. Camp is located at the Essex Elementary School and is anticipated to start on July 12 and continue through August 20th from Monday through Friday, approx. 8:00 am – 1:00 pm during the summer months.

Application and job description may be obtained in the Selectman’s Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 pm or on the Town of Essex Website www.essexct.gov under Employment. All applications will be considered until the positions are filled and should be emailed to [email protected].

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Seasonal Positions

Location: Uncasville, CT
Posting date: 04/01/2021
Closing date: 04/13/2021

Job Description:

The Recreation & Community Services Department at The Mohegan Tribe is hiring for several seasonal positions. Please click the individual links for more information.  Interested candidates can apply via the Mohegan Tribes Carrier Portal on ADP 

Seasonal Park Maintainer III

Location: Monroe, CT
Posting date: 04/01/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Monroe Parks & Recreation Department is looking for a Seasonal Park Maintainer III to maintain landscaping, ball fields and general cleanliness of the Town of Monroe’s public recreational facilities.

Completed applications can be left in the drop box located in the lobby at the Monroe Police Department; mailed addressed to PARKS AND RECREATION to the address on the top of the application; scanned and emailed to [email protected]; or you can call (203-452-2806) and make an appointment to drop it off to our office.

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Seasonal Park Maintainer II

Location: Monroe, CT
Posting date: 04/01/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Monroe Parks & Recreation Department is looking for a Seasonal Park Maintainer II to maintain landscaping, ball fields and general cleanliness of the Town of Monroe’s public recreational facilities.

Completed applications can be left in the drop box located in the lobby at the Monroe Police Department; mailed addressed to PARKS AND RECREATION to the address on the top of the application; scanned and emailed to [email protected]; or you can call (203-452-2806) and make an appointment to drop it off to our office.

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Seasonal Aquatic Positions

Location: Manchester, CT
Posting date: 03/11/2021

Job Description:

The Manchester Department of Leisure, Family and Recreation is currently hiring for seasonal aquatic positions. All of these positions are highly-skilled and important parts of providing public safety in our community. These positions also give the opportunity for the candidate to positively impact the lives of everyone they encounter. Manchester is offering the opportunity for individuals to apply and interview without a current certification. If hired, the expectation will be for the candidate to certify during one of our open Lifeguard or Water Safety Instructor Training classes that we are offering. Don’t be scared off by the training aspect. These classes are offered in house, keeping in mind the current COVID protocols, to make sure you are certified and ready to sit in a guard chair or teach a class this summer. Please click on the job descriptions below:

Head Lifeguard

Lifeguard

Water Safety Instructor

If you’re interested in applying please visit the Community Y on 78 North Main St Manchester, CT 06040 or visit our webpage at [Town of Manchester, CT] Recreation Part Time Application (seamlessdocs.com) to submit an application.

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.

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: 05/01/2021

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: 05/01/2021

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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