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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 Director

Location: Trumbull, CT
Posting date: 07/17/2018
Closing date: 08/03/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Thompson is seeking qualified candidates for a full-time Recreation Director.  The position is responsible for planning, supervising and coordinating varied recreational programs for all age groups.  This individual works closely with Department of Public Works overseeing the maintenance of Town recreational facilities. The Director is responsible for communication between the Department, the Recreation Commission, and other Town Boards and Commissions.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree in an area related to recreation, 3 years of recreation management experience; experience working with diverse age populations preferred.  Any combination of training and experience which provides a demonstrated ability to perform the duties of the position will also be considered. Please review full job description at www.thompsonrec.org or www.thompsonct.org.

Submit letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references to: Selectmen’s Office, Town of Thompson, P.O. Box 899, 815 Riverside Drive, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255.  Faxed and e-mailed applications will not be accepted.  Applications are due by 1:00 p.m. Friday August 3, 2018. 

Location: Trumbull, CT
Posting date: 07/10/2018
Closing date: 07/19/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Trumbull Civil Service Board announces an examination for Assistant Superintendent of Parks:

SALARY: $77,738.00/Year
CLOSING DATE: 7/19/18 11:59 PM
HOURS: 40 hours per week
TO APPLY: Please go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/trumbullct to apply online
GENERAL INFORMATION ON THIS EXAMINATION WEIGHTS: If there are more than 8 candidates we will rank all the candidates and then an oral examination will be conducted for the top 8 candidates.

Each candidate must have had the required experience and training to be eligible for this examination which include:  High school graduation. Four (4) years of employment in the operation and maintenance of a public park system or similar landscape maintenance environment, including two (2) years in a supervisor capacity.  Must hold a Connecticut Commercial Driver’s License Class B (CDL-B).  Shall be capable of obtaining a Commercial Applicator’s License.

(PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS.)

Before final certification, each applicant must successfully pass a physical/drug examination attesting to physical ability to perform the duties involved.

Each candidate must attain the passing grade on each phase in order to be eligible for continued competition.  This examination will be conducted for the Town of Trumbull by the Trumbull Civil Service Board within the authority of Section 7-413 of the 1959 revision of the State of CT.  Please notify the Civil Service office in advance of the examination of any disability which may require special accommodation.  Anyone claiming Veterans’ Preference must bring original DD 214 document.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States or must present proper authorization to work in the United States by the closing date.

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Director of Parks & Recreation

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 07/03/2018
Closing date: 07/31/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Rocky Hill, one of Connecticut’s most desirable places to live and work, is accepting applications for the position of Director of Parks and Recreation. For the full job posting and application instructions, please click here to visit our website.

This position is non-bargaining. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Hours will be in accordance with the Town of Rocky Hill’s Personnel Rules which can be viewed online here.

Please be advised finalists will be required to undergo a comprehensive background, financial, and/or criminal investigation.

The Town of Rocky Hill is an EEO/AA Employer and complies with the ADA.

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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Director of Recreation and Leisure Services

Location: Granby, CT
Posting date: 06/08/2018
Closing date: 06/29/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Granby seeks to hire an experienced Director of Recreation and Leisure Services. Position requires supervision, management and development of a comprehensive public recreation program for all ages. Responsible for coordinating local youth and adult sports organizations, managing a comprehensive facility rental program, and directing a summer park program including hiring and managing of the staff. Strong communication, administrative and budgeting skills required. Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation or some closely related field and 2 years of responsible Recreation Department experience required. A Master’s Degree in recreation or related field may be substituted for two years work experience in the recreation field.

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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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Parks Division – Maintainer II

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 05/15/2018
Closing date: 07/01/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Hebron Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a full time 36 week seasonal Maintainer II for the Parks Division. This position does not include medical benefits.  The selected individual will perform a wide variety of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labor tasks for all properties under Parks and Recreation management. Specific duties will include operation of light equipment, painting, carpentry, inspection of grounds and facilities, winter snow and ice control, and other related duties as assigned by the Crew Leader or Parks & Recreation Director.  Qualifications include, but are not limited to, a general knowledge of tools, equipment, and work methods and practices used in the general maintenance and improvement of public parks and recreation fields, facilities and buildings.  Applicants must be responsible and reliable.  All applicants must be able to pass criminal records background check and pre-employment drug test. The selected individual is required to possess a valid CT CDL Class A Driver License. Must have at least four (4) years experience in parks works or a related field.  Please send a letter of interest and resume to the Town Manager, Town of Hebron, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248. The Town of Hebron is an equal opportunity employer.

Course Instructor

Location: 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 Clerk

Location: Woodbury, CT
Posting date: 06/18/2018
Closing date: 07/06/2018

Job Description:

Responsible to assist with the administration and organization of the Parks and Recreation Office and all Parks and Recreation activities and events.  High school diploma required. Six to nine months of Parks and Recreation office experience preferred.  This is a part-time, non-union position. Pay rate is $17 per hour.

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Before and After School Childcare Worker

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 05/15/2018
Closing date: 07/01/2018

Job Description:

Hebron Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a Before and After School Childcare Worker to act as a positive role model and provide guidance and leadership. Under the direction of the Hebron Parks and Recreation Manager the before and after school staff is responsible for planning activities, serving snacks and interacting with children and their families. Applicants must be responsible and reliable and have a valid Connecticut driver license. All applicants must be able to pass a criminal records background check. Please send letter of interest and resume to the Town Manager, Town of Hebron, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248 or call 860-530-1281.

Master Swim Head Coach

Location: Cheshire, CT
Posting date: 05/11/2018

Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced head coach with a passion for masters swimming who can motivate adult swimmers who are looking for a combination of demanding workouts and a fun, social atmosphere. The ideal candidate will be able to work with swimmers of all backgrounds and abilities ranging from individuals looking to refine strokes to individuals wanting competitive stroke training. The Head Coach will work with the Aquatics Director to develop the new Masters Swim program for the Community Pool.

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Seasonal Positions

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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