Career Opportunities

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

Maintainer I - Parks

Location: Manchester, CT
Posting date: 11/20/2020
Closing date: 12/03/2020

Job Description:

Under general direction 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 can be mailed to: Human Resources Department, 41 Center Street, P.O. Box 191, Manchester, CT 06045-0191, and must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2020, or postmarked by Thursday, December 3, 2020. No faxed or e-mailed resumes and/or applications will be accepted.

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Recreation Programs Manager

Location: Trumbull, CT
Posting date: 11/19/2020
Closing date: 11/27/2020

Job Description:

The Town of Trumbull is seeking a Recreation Programs Manager responsible for planning, developing, 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 andimplementation. It reports directly to the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation and operateswithin the guidelines set forth by the Department. It is responsible for supervision of full time and seasonal program staff.

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Park and Recreation Coordinator

Location: Litchfield, CT
Posting date: 10/07/2020
Closing date: 10/16/2020

Job Description:

Under the direction of the First Selectman and advisory authority of Park and Recreation Commission, the incumbent in this position is responsible for the direction and administration of the Town of Litchfield’s Parks and Recreation, which includes the development, organization, coordination, implementation and supervision of adult and youth recreation programs. The Coordinator ensures proper maintenance of the Town Parks, and Recreation facilities and school facilities when used for Park and Recreation programs. The Coordinator will recruit personnel, as approved, and control department expenditures in accordance with budgeted appropriations and prepare grant applications.

Please submit you application, resume and cover letter by 4:30 PM on October 16, 2020 to [email protected] or mail to:

Town of Litchfield

Selectman’s Office

74 West St,

Litchfield, CT 06759

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Deputy Director of Recreation

Location: Somers, CT
Posting date: 10/01/2020

Job Description:

The Town currently has one opening for Full Time Deputy Director of Recreation. The position has a salary range $45,000. to $50,000. Please see the Position Description for more detail and qualifications.

Qualified applicants may express their interest by submitting a completed application, resume and cover letter to:

By e-mail to: [email protected]
Or by Mail to: Operations Director Town of Somers 600 Main Street Somers, CT 06071
Or by Fax to: 860-763-8228

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Part-Time Positions

Recreation Programs Specialist

Location: Avon, CT
Posting date: 10/15/2020

Job Description:

The Town of Avon is seeking a part-time Recreation Program Specialist. This position performs professional duties under general supervision from the Recreation and Parks Director in the planning, developing, coordinating, administrating, and supervising comprehensive recreation programs that implement the Town’s Recreation goals and objectives. Performs secretarial and clerical administrative work of a responsible nature; assists in office organization and coordination of recreation programs, sports leagues; and assists in budgets. Provides supervision to instructors, volunteers, seasonal staff, coaches and volunteers as assigned.

An Employment Application is available on the Job Opportunities page of the Town website  

Completed Employment Applications may be dropped off at the Human Resources Department, sent by mail: 60 West Main Street, Building #5, Avon, CT 06001, or emailed  [email protected]

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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 Please visit our website for more information.

Seasonal Positions

Hybrid Care Camp Staff

Location: West Hartford, CT
Posting date: 10/06/2020

Job Description:

Join us to help supervise elementary school students during their off-weeks of hybrid schooling this fall. Program staff will help support students academically with their homework and virtual learning. Other times will be spent keeping participants engaged and having fun with outdoor activities, gym time, arts and crafts etc. Camp hours are from 8:45 - 3:45 M-F. We need counselors that can work a minimum of 2 days a week and we can consider AM (8:30A - 12:30P) or PM (12:00P - 4:00P) options as well as full days. The West Hartford School system is currently in a hybrid model with no specified date as to when the children may go back to school full time. 

Prior childcare experience (camp counselor, before or after school program, teacher's aide, teacher's assistant, childcare worker, paraprofessional) strongly preferred.

Job Type: Seasonal Part-time or Seasonal Full time

Pay: $12.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:

COVID precautions will be in pace – staff and children wear masks, valet pick up and drop off of students, cohorts stay together for the week, hand washing/sanitizing and building sanitizing throughout the day etc.

Applications can be submitted to [email protected]

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