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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

Park and Recreation Director

Location: Kent, CT
Posting date: 10/27/2021
Closing date: 11/01/2021

Job Description:

If you have a passion for developing fun recreational experiences and have a track record for progressive leadership, this may be the job for you! This position will coordinate, promote and evaluate a comprehensive, year-round recreational program for the Kent Community.  Ideal candidate is self-motivated and an enthusiastic professional.

Full-time salaried position, 40 hours per week, including some nights and weekends. Starting salary $50,000 plus benefits

If you are interested in applying for the position, please complete an employment application and submit it to Administrative Assistant Joyce Kearns, in one of the following ways:

1. via email to [email protected]

2. in-person drop-off in the white drop box at the front entrance to Town Hall

3. in regular mail to Kent Town Hall, PO Box 678

Deadline for applications:   November 1, 2021 at 4:00 PM 

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Director of Parks & Recreation

Location: Mansfield, CT
Posting date: 10/13/2021
Closing date: 10/29/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Mansfield, Connecticut is seeking an innovative, dynamic, business minded, experienced professional to serve as the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department.  The Parks & Recreation Director is responsible for: establishing a vision and planning department activities; overseeing the day-to-day operations of the department; budgeting and grant administration; capital projects planning, funding, and administration; developing, implementing, marketing, and evaluating services; developing and administering departmental policies and procedures; membership growth and development; guiding the development of community outreach and education; and employee recruitment and retention. The Director is also responsible for coaching, supervising and evaluating department personnel in accordance with collective bargaining provisions and other applicable HR policies. The Director of Parks and Recreation is a member of the senior management team and reports to the Town Manager.

Interested applicants must submit an application including a resume and letter of interest online at www.mansfieldct.gov/jobs. Application deadline is Friday, October 29, 2021 at 12:00 pm. Specific questions about the position or recruitment process may be directed to [email protected].

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Facility Maintenance Technician

Location: Simsbury, CT
Posting date: 10/08/2021

Job Description:

Applications are being accepted for the position of Facility Maintenance Technician in the Town of Simsbury’s Culture, Parks and Recreation Department.

This is a Full-Time, Non-Exempt T-7 position in the AFSCME Parks/Public Works Union with an hourly rate of $27.43 - $33.74, for a 40 hour work week, plus benefits.

Under the general supervision of the Parks Superintendent or Parks Foreman, performs work in the construction, repair, and maintenance of town parks and athletic fields (including schools), recreation areas, open space and public grounds. Must have three (3) years of experience in skilled relevant maintenance work required. With formal training and/or education in the trades such as carpentry, electrical, HVAC or plumbing preferred. Certified Playground Safety Inspector certification (CPSI), Aquatics Facility Operator certification (AFO), and Pesticide Applicator’s License must be obtained within three years of employment and maintained thereafter.

All applications must be submitted online at: www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs.

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Secretary 1

Location: New Milford, CT
Posting date: 10/01/2021

Job Description:

The Town of New Milford is hiring!  New Milford’s Park and Recreation Department is currently accepting applications for Secretary 1.  This position will work directly with the public assisting with program registration, park reservations, and resident inquiries.  The role also will assist the Director of Programs and Events in event creation, attendance, and recording.  This is a dynamic clerical role that also creates, and distributes correspondence. 

Qualified and interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and completed Town of New Milford employment application to the Personnel Department, [email protected] or mailed to 10 Main Street, New Milford, CT. 06776

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Human Resources Manager, Centralized Student Employment

Location: Storrs, CT
Posting date: 09/29/2021

Job Description:

Uconn Recreation is seeking a Human Resources Manager. Under the general supervision of the Senior Associate Director, the Human Resources Manager assists with the recruitment and retention of the student personnel for all units under UConn Recreation. Implements departmental policy, procedure, recruitment, and training plans. On-going assessment in the execution of duties and recruitment processes. Evening work may be required to meet job demands.

This is a 6-month (possibly 1-year), 35-40 hours per week position with a salary of $25 per hour.  The position does not carry benefits.

Candidates must submit resume to: [email protected]. Screening of applicants will begin immediately.

Position will remain open until filled.

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Assistant Manager on Duty

Location: Storrs, CT
Posting date: 09/29/2021

Job Description:

Uconn Recreation is seeking an Assistant Manager on Duty. 

Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Operations and Facilities, assists in directing the daily operations of the Student Recreation Center.  Provide leadership and direct supervision of student personnel within the Facilities and Operations departmental area.  Implement departmental policy, procedure, maintenance services, risk management and assessment in the execution of duties; ensuring the highest quality of customer service and safety for the UConn community. 

This is a 6-month (possibly 1-year), 35-40 hours per week position with a salary of $25 per hour.  The position requires early morning, evening, and weekend work and does not carry benefits.   

Candidates must submit resume to: [email protected]. Screening of applicants will begin immediately. 

Position will remain open until filled.

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Client Services Specialist

Location: Remote
Posting date: 06/08/2021

Job Description:

MyRec.com Recreation Software is seeking 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.

Interested candidates should contact [email protected]

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Part-Time Positions

Building Supervisors

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 10/08/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Hebron Parks & Recreation Department is seeking part-time Building Supervisors to work on Saturdays and Sundays at both Hebron Elementary School and Gilead Hill School during our Youth Basketball Program beginning in December. 

Building Supervisor duties will include- opening and closing the buildings, setting up gym chairs, bleachers, and scorers tables, keeping the games running on schedule, enforcing league and game rules, maintaining first aid supplies, overseeing proper use of gym areas, other duties as assigned. Flexible hours on Saturdays and Sundays.  Rate of pay- $15.00- 16.00 per hour.

Score Keeper duties will include- officially operating score board equipment; keeping accurate game time and score, communicating with coaches and referees, assisting bookkeepers, other duties as assigned. Rate of pay- $14.00

Sat. Hours: Gilead Hill School, 7:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.; Hebron Elementary School, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sun. Hours:  Hebron Elementary School, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Reports to: Recreation Supervisor/ Director

If you are interested, please visit our website at www.hebronct.com to fill out an application or call 860-530-1281. Position open until filled.

Youth Basketball Referees

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 10/08/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Hebron Parks & Recreation Department is seeking Youth Basketball level Referees to referee games on Saturdays and Sundays at both Hebron Elementary School and Gilead Hill School for our Youth Basketball Program.  The season will run from January through the beginning of March. Referees needed for multiple leagues ranging from 3-8th grade. Rate of pay is $20.00- $35.00 per game. Position reports to Recreation Supervisor/ Director

Duties will include officiating: knowledge of the rules and enforcement of sportsmanship and respect in the Youth Basketball Program; carrying yourself in a professional manner, and positive interaction with the Building Supervisor, coaches, participants, and spectators.

QUALIFICATIONS- We are looking for hard workers who are passionate and knowledgeable about the game of basketball. Past referee experience preferred but not required. Candidates must be personable, outgoing, reliable, and trustworthy.

If you are interested, please visit our website at www.hebronct.com to fill out an application or call 860-530-1281.  Position open until filled.

Program Coordinator

Location: Berlin, CT
Posting date: 09/28/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Berlin – Parks and Recreation Department is seeking applicants for the position of Program Coordinator. This is a part time position of approximately 15 hours per week, with the potential for more hours during the summer months. Hours are flexible with occasional night and weekend hours. The pay is $21/hour.

Under the direction of the Superintendent of Recreation, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for assisting with planning, development and promotion of new and existing recreation programs. The position will assist in supervising part time staff and assist office staff, as needed. Must be able to work independently.

Experience working in the field of recreation or closely related field is preferred. Experience working in camps/aquatics strongly desired. Must be comfortable using a computer. Must possess a current motor vehicle license.

Questions and completed applications can be sent to Debbie Dennis at [email protected] or Berlin Parks and Recreation Department, 230 Kensington Rd Berlin CT 06037

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Part-time Before & After School Staff

Location: Brooklyn, CT
Posting date: 09/23/2021
Closing date: 09/30/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Brooklyn Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a Part-time Before & After School staff member for a position opening. Before School hours are 7am-8:30am. After School hours are 3:00pm-6:00pm. We also operate on scheduled half days, from dismissal until 6:00pm. Program follows the school year calendar. Vacation programs or staff development days may also be available.

Staff will provide support to the coordinator and supervise the program’s participants. Duties include but are not limited to: homework time, snack time, playground and gym activities, crafts; while providing a safe and comfortable environment for the participants. Current health guidelines will be followed and updated as they become available. All staff and participants will be expected to adhere to these rules.  Applicants must be responsible and reliable and have transportation to and from the program. 

Please send a completed application with a letter of interest or resume to Brooklyn Parks & Recreation Dept. 69 South Main St., Brooklyn CT 06234. Applications/resumes can be emailed to [email protected]

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Assistant Coach

Location: Wethersfield, CT
Posting date: 09/14/2021

Job Description:

The Wethersfield Parks and Recreation Department’s Barracudas Swim Team is seeking Assistant Coaches. Under the overall supervision of the Recreation Supervisor and the direct supervision of the Barracudas Head Swim Coach, this position requires coaching up to 5 nights per week plus occasional weekend swim meets. The Barracudas Swim Team has between 100-200 swimmers registered throughout the summer and fall seasons: Indoor Season October– February; Summer Season June-July

Submit completed Seasonal/Part Time Parks and Recreation Employment Applications to Wethersfield Parks and Recreation Department, 505 Silas Deane Highway, Wethersfield, CT 06109.

For more information please call the Wethersfield Park and Recreation Office at (860) 721-2890.

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After School Program Staff

Location: New Britain, CT
Posting date: 08/04/2021

Job Description:

The New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is seeking after school program staff for the Exercise the Right Choice Middle School After School Program and the Every Kid Counts Elementary After School Program. The department is hiring Site Supervisors, Wellness Managers and Group Leaders for 12 of the city’s public schools. Daily responsibilities include: group management, planning and leading enrichment and recreational activities, homework assistance, and building meaningful relationships. The after school program operates September 2021- May 2022, Monday – Friday (following the CSDNB school calendar) from 2:30-6:30pm.

Pay range is $13.00 - $17.00

Applications must be submitted to the New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, 27 West Main Street, Room 302, New Britain, CT.

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PREP Before and After School Childcare Worker

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 07/19/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Hebron Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a PREP 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 Department’s Recreation Supervisor, the Before and After School staff is responsible for planning and implementing games and activities, serving snacks, and interacting with children grades Pre-K through 6th, and their families.  Hours are to include some mornings and or afternoons as well as early dismissal days and school vacation days.  

Please send letter of interest, resume and application to the Town Managers office, Town of Hebron, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248 or call 860-530-1281.

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Program Instructor, Special Needs

Location: Groton, CT
Posting date: 06/15/2021

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: 06/15/2021

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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Seasonal Positions

Before and After School Childcare Staff

Location: Higganum, CT
Posting date: 07/15/2021

Job Description:

The Haddam Killingworth Recreation Department is seeking Before and After School Childcare staff to act as a positive role model and provide guidance and leadership.  Under the direction of the Haddam - Killingworth Recreation Supervisor & Director, the Before and After School staff is responsible for planning and implementing games and activities, and interacting with children grades K through 6th.

Please send letter of interest, resume and application to the Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department at P.O. Box 569, Higganum, CT 06441 or email [email protected] or [email protected].

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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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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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