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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

Therapuetic Recreation Supervisor

Location: Wethersfield, CT
Posting date: 01/16/2020
Closing date: 01/31/2020

Job Description:

Under general direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation, develops, directs and participates in a comprehensive therapeutic recreation program for adults and youth. Position requires some after hour workday/weekend work for special events and programs.

Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Administration with heavy course work in the area of therapeutic recreation and one (1) year of increasingly responsible therapeutic recreation work experience; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training. Strong knowledge of ADA Title II.

Completed Employment Applications must be received by Human Resources no later than 4:00 p.m. on January 31, 2020. Applications may be dropped off at the Human Resources Department, sent by mail: 505 Silas Deane Highway,Wethersfield, Connecticut 06109, or emailed to [email protected]

 

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Maintainer I - Parks and Highway

Location: Manchester, CT
Posting date: 01/16/2020
Closing date: 01/31/2020

Job Description:

This position is in the Public Works - Field Services division. Responsibilities for this position include repair, maintenance and care of municipal roads and drainage systems, road construction, snow removal, and care of parks and recreation properties, facilities and equipment.

Applications and job description are available in the Human Resources Department, 41 Center, Street, P.O. Box 191, Manchester, CT 06045-0191 or visit our website at: http://hrd1.townofmanchester.org/index.cfm/employment-opportunities/.

Applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2020 or must be postmarked by Tuesday, January 31, 2020. The Town reserves the right to limit the number of applications it accepts. No faxed or e-mailed resumes and/or applications will be accepted.

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Project Coordinator & Group Facilitator

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 01/15/2020

Job Description:

The City of Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services Department is looking for a Project Coordinator & Group Facilitator. This position is responsible to coordinate strategies to prevent substance abuse through multi-dimensional programming and policy development to promote wellness for the City’s youth and families.  

Interested applicants can complete an online application and attach a resume and cover letter at: www.bristolct.gov

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Operations Manager

Location: Westport, CT
Posting date: 01/09/2020
Closing date: 01/29/2020

Job Description:

The Town of Westport is seeking an Operations Manager.  Under the direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation, this is a professional position with the responsibility for the general supervision and operation of all Parks and Recreation physical facilities such as: tennis courts, beaches, marinas, pools, skate park, athletic fields and indoor athletic complexes. Responsible for the coordination of special events using recreation facilities, the security of all recreation properties and ensuring the coordination of services to the public. Recruits, selects, trains and supervises the staff related to the operation of facilities. Prepares field/facility schedules and acts as a liaison with community groups.  Other tasks assigned as per the job description.  Salary Range: $70,000 - $80,000 plus a take home vehicle.

Questions can be directed to Debra Ferrante, Deputy Director of Personnel, at [email protected].

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Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Conservation Branch

Location: Hartford, CT
Posting date: 01/06/2020

Job Description:

The State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is seeking a Deputy Commissioner to lead the Environmental Conservation Branch. We are looking for a dynamic leader who will inspire staff, build positive relationships with external stakeholders, advocate for balanced management of natural resources, plan for the future including a changing climate, promote efficiency in agency practices, and uphold Connecticut’s laws and regulations. 

Please send a cover letter, and resume or curriculum vitae to Lee Sawyer, Chief of Staff, at

[email protected]

 

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Recreation Supervisor

Location: Monroe, CT
Posting date: 01/02/2020
Closing date: 01/31/2020

Job Description:

The Town of Monroe is looking for a full-time Recreation Supervisor. For this position, the candidate will develop, coordinate, implement, and supervise community recreational and park programs.  Responsible for the planning of departmental programs and activities, in coordination with the Director of Parks and Recreation.

The candidate should hold a Bachelor’s degree in Parks and Recreation Administration, Leisure Services Management, Public Administration or a closely related field with at least three (3) years experience in community recreation, park programming or a closely related field.

Interested candidates should complete an online application and submit a cover letter and resume to: monroect.org. Deadline is January 31, 2020.

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Recreation Coordinator

Location: Farmington, CT
Posting date: 12/13/2019
Closing date: 01/31/2020

Job Description:

Winding Trails, Inc. is a nonprofit organization located in Farmington, Connecticut that provides year-round recreational and educational activities for the enjoyment of families and individuals of all ages. We are currently seeking a motivated team-oriented individual to join our staff. Winding Trails has a progressive and diverse program serving children, families, and individuals. This position will assist in the overall planning and execution of a variety of recreation and education programs for Winding Trails’ constituents. This position will concentrate in the areas of Outdoor Adventure, Special Events, Recreation Programs, and Environmental Education. This is an exempt full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, 403B retirement plan, and medical benefits. Interested candidates should hold a degree in recreation, leisure science, or related field. Hours will include some nights and weekends. Closing date for applying is Friday, January 31, 2020.

Applications and job description can be found at https://www.windingtrails.org/get-involved/employment/. Please send application, cover letter, and resume by email to [email protected] or by mail to Recreation Coordinator Search Committee c/o Winding Trails, Inc.  50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032.

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Part-Time Positions

Program Coordinator

Location: Bolton, CT
Posting date: 01/06/2020
Closing date: 01/22/2020

Job Description:

The Town of Bolton is looking to hire a Program Coordinator.  This person will help create, manage, and assist in the execution of programming offered by the Town of Bolton’s Recreation and Senior & Social Services departments. Starts at 20 hours per week at $16.20 per hour (after completion of successful 6 month probationary period, rate will increase) with an expectation that the job will become full-time (37 hrs per week) in the summer months and potentially remain at that level going forward. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, and completed application.  Application Deadline is January 22, 2020 at 12 p.m.  AA/EOE.

Please return application and all paperwork to:

Kathy McCavanagh

222 Bolton Center Road, Bolton, CT 06043

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Recreation Program Instructor

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 12/09/2019

Job Description:

Job Description: Responsible for operations of program including staff and participant supervision and scheduling, evaluation and training. Maintains safety standards at all times. Follows and enforces city and department policies. Ensures quality customer service to all program participants.

General duties for the position include attending all scheduled classes, games, meets and activities as assigned, supervising and scheduling any staff as assigned, and developing appropriate training programs and practice schedules.

Hours for this position vary, however, are mostly weekends and evenings. Salary range is $20-$60 per hour/class based on program and experiance.

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Part-Time Assistant Swim Coach

Location: Higganum, CT
Posting date: 05/03/2019

Job Description:

The Cougar Aquatic Team (CAT) is currently looking for a Part-Time Assistant Coach. CAT is a year round, USA swim team that practices at the Haddam-Killingworth High School Pool.

The ideal candidate should have strong team building and communication skills and be enthusiastic about upholding a positive team environment.

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Seasonal Positions

Lifeguard

Location: Stonington, CT
Posting date: 01/15/2020

Job Description:

The Lifeguard is responsible for the effective and safe operation of duBois Beach from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day.  From May 23 – June 22 (Labor Day Weekend), the beach will only be staffed on weekends. Applicants must have the following certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, American Red Cross First Aid, and American Red Crosss CPR.

Interested candidates should apply at indeed.com. For questions about this position, please contact Winnie Edmed, Athletic Director, at [email protected]

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Head Lifeguard

Location: Stonington, CT
Posting date: 01/15/2020

Job Description:

The Head Lifeguard is responsible for the effective and safe operation of duBois Beach from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day.  From May 23 – June 22 (Labor Day Weekend), the beach will only be staffed on weekends. Applicants must have the following certifications: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training, American Red Cross First Aid, and American Red Crosss CPR.

Interested candidates should apply at indeed.com. For questions about this position, please contact Winnie Edmed, Athletic Director, at [email protected]

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Recreation Leader (Vacation Camp)

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 12/09/2019

Job Description:

Vacation Camp Recreation Leader position for February 17th - 18th, 2020 8:30am- 3:15 pm and/or April 13th- 17th, 2020, 8:30am- 3:15 pm.

Rate: $11.00 per hour

Job Description: Responsible for planning, implementing and supervising all activities within assigned group. Maintains safety standards and practices at all times. Follows and enforces city and department policies. Ensures quality customer service to all program participants. General duties include supervising and ensuring the well-being of all campers within assigned group, as well as planning, implementing, and leading a variety of recreation activities.

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Internship Positions

Recreation Program Assistant Internship

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 12/18/2019

Job Description:

The Recreation Program Assistant Intern performs a variety of duties assisting the Recreation Supervisor, Aquatics Supervisor, Parks, Grounds & Facilities Supervisor and the Superintendent/Deputy Superintendent with the administration of busy, diverse and comprehensive summer Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department.

Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services with daily operations of a General Duties:

  • Assist with daily operations of the Summer FUN Camp, Little Explorers Camp, and Teen Adventure Camp.
  • Assist with preparing and leading summer staff orientation and aquatics staff in-services.
  • Help plan and implement summer special events at the pool and parks.
  • Assist in weekly Summer Concert Series – Tuesday evenings 6pm-8pm

 Assist with preparations for weekly seasonal payroll as needed.

  • Work with MyRec software including registrations, reports, e-mail blasts, programming and other functions
  • Assist in office coverage as needed. Answering phones, handling registrations, and assisting costumers.
  • Will learn and be responsible for sending out press releases, surveys, and program evaluations.

Qualifications:

  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification (training provided)
  • At least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and transportation.
  • Preferred: Enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate in a Recreation & Leisure Program or Related Field.

Wages: $12.40/hr

Hours: Varies- summer 2020 but does include some weekend and evening hours (Averaging 25- 40 hours per week)

Pop-Up Internship

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 12/18/2019

Job Description:

The All Heart Pop-Up Park initiative involves bringing “Pop-Up” events to underserved neighborhood parks in order to strengthen families and neighbors, engage underutilized spaces to enhance visibility and safety, and strengthen the sense of community for all residents - regardless of age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. The All Heart Pop-Up Parks Program Assistant Intern performs a variety of duties assisting the Superintendent/Deputy Superintendent of Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services with planning, organizing, and implementing the All Heart Pop-Up Park series in 2020.

General Duties:

  • Assist in the planning of pop-up park events by analyzing the needs of neighborhoods and the infrastructure of local parks.
  • Aid in purchasing supplies for the series and documenting expenditures for grant reporting.
  • Assist in setting up for and overseeing weekly Pop-Up Park events. 
  • Assist with preparations for weekly payroll in conjunction with the grant as needed.
  • Work with MyRec software and other local marketing avenues to promote the events to the community.
  • Will learn and be responsible for sending out press releases, surveys, and event evaluations.

Qualifications:

  • American Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification (training provided)
  • At least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license and transportation.
  • Preferred: Enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate in a Recreation & Leisure Program or Related Field.

Wages: $12.40/hr

Hours: Varies starting Winter/Spring 2020 as needed; summer 2020 varies including some weekend and evening hours (Averaging 25- 40 hours per week)