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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 Program Coordinator

Location: New Britain, CT
Posting date: 11/09/2018
Closing date: 11/30/2018

Job Description:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Assists the Director of Recreation and Community Services in the planning and the implementation of specific programs.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general supervision of the Director of Recreation and Community Services.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Seasonal and part-time staff.

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Community Outreach Coordinator

Location: Groton, CT
Posting date: 11/06/2018
Closing date: 11/28/2018

Job Description:

Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications, Public Relations or Marketing or closely related field along with four (4) years of experience, or Master's Degree with two (2) years of experience. Position requires knowledge of business principles, research methods and , techniques, marketing and promotion techniques and principles, program and event planning and implementation and experience in municipal Parks and Recreation. Must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

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Program Supervisor

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 10/25/2018
Closing date: 11/21/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Hebron Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a full time Program Supervisor.  The purpose of this position is to develop, promote, initiate and supervise a wide variety of passive, active and developmental recreation programs.  Other responsibilities will include hiring, training and supervision of the seasonal staff, program instructors and site supervisors.

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Superintendent of Parks and Trees/Tree Warden

Location: Greenwich, CT
Posting date: 10/11/2018
Closing date: 10/23/2018

Job Description:

Performs technical and administrative work managing a major division of the Parks and Recreation Department concerned with the development and maintenance of the Town park system, public grounds, school grounds, fields, and all public trees. Plans and directs the work of a large group of subordinates and exercises general supervision over the maintenance and improvements of parks, school grounds, beaches, recreation areas, cemeteries, and other public grounds.

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Director of Recreation & Parks

Location: Norwalk, CT
Posting date: 09/27/2018

Job Description:

Plans, organizes and directs comprehensive group recreational, social and cultural programs, and coordinates the care and maintenance of parks and recreation buildings, grounds and facilities.

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Superintendent of Recreation

Location: Norwalk, CT
Posting date: 09/27/2018

Job Description:

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

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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

Program/Facility Assistant

Location: Old Saybrook, CT
Posting date: 11/13/2018
Closing date: 12/07/2018

Job Description:

Assist with department programs—supervises the teen center, assist with department programs, program development, perform equipment inventory, supervise or instruct a wide variety of department activities, performs office computer functions.

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Masters Swim Coach - Beede Swim and Fitness Center

Location: Concord, MA
Posting date: 10/15/2018

Job Description:

The Beede Swim and Fitness Center is seeking a part-time Coach for our Masters Swim Program.  Experience coaching or teaching adults is preferred. This is an hourly, part-time position.  Practices are Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 5:45 am – 7:00 am.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a member-oriented, municipal-owned swim  and fitness center that residents take pride in.  Our 35,000 square-foot complex combines modern features and equipment with the warmth and friendliness that only a community recreation center can offer.

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Recreation Program Coordinator

Location: Enfield, CT
Posting date: 10/04/2018
Closing date: 10/24/2018

Job Description:

Assists in the effective planning, organizing and evaluation of Town Recreation programs.

Please apply online at https://enfield.munisselfservice.com/employmentopportunities/default.aspx

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Seasonal Positions

Waterfront Director

Location: Fairfield, CT
Posting date: 09/24/2018
Closing date: 11/26/2018

Job Description:

The Waterfront Director works under the direction of the Director and Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation, to ensure the general safety of guests and staff at the waterfront, to supervise the waterfront team and to oversee Fairfield’s Aquatic Programs.

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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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