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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: Plainville, CT
Posting date: 08/19/2019
Closing date: 09/05/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Plainville is accepting applications for a Recreation Director. The Director is responsible for the maintenance, creation, design and management of recreational programs and special events within the community as outlined in the description below. The successful candidate will evaluate current programs and develop and implement new ones based on the needs of the community and trends in the area of Recreation. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with the ability to recruit and supervise part-time and seasonal employees. The Director is responsible to prepare and manage an annual budget; and request and oversee capital projects.

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Customer Service Clerk

Location: South Windsor, CT
Posting date: 08/13/2019
Closing date: 08/23/2019

Job Description:

CUSTOMER SERVICE CLERK – Parks & Recreation Department - Town of South Windsor - 37.5 hrs/wk - Salary of $32,000 to $35,000 depending upon experience - UPSEU Local 424-Unit 65 – Responsibilities include, but are not limited to assisting in all phases of general office functions of the Parks and Recreation Department. Graduation from high school or equivalency with a minimum of six months prior experience in customer service related position. In lieu of the above, any equivalent combination of training and experience may be considered. To view a full job description and to apply online please visit our website at www.southwindsor-ct.gov under Employment Opportunities. Applications and resumes must be submitted online by midnight, Friday, August 23, 2019. The Town of South Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Recreation Programs and Events

Location: New Milford, CT
Posting date: 08/13/2019
Closing date: 08/30/2019

Job Description:

The Town of New Milford is hiring! The Department of Parks and Recreation is currently accepting applications for the position of Director of Recreation Programs and Events. This position will be responsible for the maintenance, creation, design and manager of the programs and events for the community, and serve as an assistant director to the Director of Parks and Recreation. Ideal candidates will have experience in event/program planning, and have strong team management skills. Qualified and interested applicants should submit a completed Town of New Milford employment application, resume, cover letter, and a minimum 3 professional references to: Greg Bollaro, Personnel Director, 10 Main Street, New Milford, CT. [email protected] No faxed applications will be accepted. Applications must be received by 4:00 August 30, 2019

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Recreation Supervisor

Location: Killingly, CT
Posting date: 07/25/2019
Closing date: 08/16/2019

Job Description:

Town of Killingly seeks a full-time Recreation Supervisor to develop, implement, promote & evaluate recreation programs & special events under the guidance of the Recreation Director. Successful candidate is responsible for coordinating, recruiting & supervising part-time & seasonal staff/volunteers. Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication & organizational skills.  Must be customer orientated.

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MAINTAINER I - Parks Division of Parks and Recreation - Town of South Windsor

Location: South Windsor, CT
Posting date: 07/10/2019
Closing date: 07/22/2019

Job Description:

MAINTAINER I-Parks Division of Parks and Recreation-Town of South Windsor- Union Position - 40 hrs/wk – $26.79 per hour for 1st 6 months then $27.34 per hour. Duties include a variety of manual tasks related to construction, repair, and maintenance of parks, grounds, open space, equipment and facilities. Requires a Connecticut Class 103 license. To be eligible for advancement to Maintainer II, must obtain a Connecticut CDL Class B with minimum endorsement of tank vehicles license. Designation as a “Certified Applicator” of restricted use pesticides required for parks and roads maintenance work. To view a full job description and to apply online please visit our website at www.southwindsor.org under Employment Opportunities. Applications and resumes must be submitted online by midnight, Monday, July 22, 2019. EOE

Recreation Director

Location: North Branford, CT
Posting date: 06/21/2019
Closing date: 07/12/2019

Job Description:

The Town of North Branford is accepting applications from qualified individuals to serve as Director of Parks and Recreation. Administers and executes policies, develops and supervises recreation programs and personnel. Responsible for preparing annual budget and capital request and managing senior center programs. Requires thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation and leisure services administration and park facilities management; Bachelor’s degree in recreation or related field plus 4 years of professional experience or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides demonstrated ability to perform duties of the position. 

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Aquatics Coordinator

Location: East Lyme, CT
Posting date: 06/10/2019
Closing date: 06/30/2019

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the Coordinator is responsible for the scheduling and supervision of lifeguard, instructor, and attendant staff. This fulltime position aids in the operation of the East Lyme Schools Aquatics and Fitness Center. Depending on experience, the coordinator position will be involved in the instruction, supervision, and or implementation of a diverse aquatics program including instructional swimming lessons, lifeguard and CPR training, water fitness, and staff development.

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Facilities Maintenance Technician

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 05/31/2019

Job Description:

Performs semi-skilled and skilled work involving daily maintenance, custodial work, operation and safety of the indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming facilities, and other buildings throughout the Park system.  Must have knowledge of all facility mechanical systems used to regulate water and chemical balance, pool cleaning, other standard recreation pool equipment, boilers, filters, pumps and HVAC equipment.  Monitors and performs repair tasks of all systems; electrical and lighting; plumbing; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, locksmith and hardware work, carpentry, masonry, painting, etc.  Performs manual labor, janitorial work, outdoor building maintenance, shovel walks and driveways; maintains landscaped areas and inventory of required supplies.  Interacts with general public and auxiliary staff.

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Part-Time Positions

Part Time Custodian

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 08/20/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Rocky Hill is seeking qualified applicants for the position of part-time Custodian in the Department of Facilities Management. Incumbents’ job duties include, but are not limited to, setting up for day and evening functions at the Town Hall Campus, Community Center, Library and other Town Buildings, cleaning/maintaining buildings, and other responsibilities as assigned by the Head Custodian or Director of Facilities Management.

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Before & After School Childcare Worker

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 08/14/2019

Job Description:

Hebron Parks and Recreation Department is seeking a Before & 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 Program Coordinator, the before and after school staff is responsible for planning and implementing activities, serving snacks and interacting with children and their families. Applicants must be responsible and reliable. Must have a valid Connecticut Driver’s 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.

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Part Time Lifeguard

Location: North Haven, CT
Posting date: 08/06/2019

Job Description:

The Lifeguard is responsible for the effective and safe operation of the Indoor North Haven Community Pool. Lifeguards can work a Maximum of 20 hours per week. Looking to fill early morning, an evening, or weekend, shifts. Applications can be picked up at the North Haven Town Hall or on line.

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Program Director

Location: East Hampton, CT
Posting date: 07/23/2019
Closing date: 07/30/2019

Job Description:

The Town of East Hampton is seeking a candidate to fill the part-time position of Program Director. This position is responsible for the supervision, direction and assignments of staff for the “Afternoon Adventures”, which is an after school program run by the Parks and Recreation Department. Candidates should have or be working on a degree or certification in recreation, child development, elementary or middle education. CPR, and basic first aid certification must be obtained and a valid CT driver’s license is required. $13-16 per hour; M-F 3:00-6:00 pm.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and employment application no later than 7/30/2019, (or until filled), to: Town of East Hampton, Department of Human Resources, 20 East High Street, East Hampton, CT 06424, or by email to Human Resources at [email protected] AA/EOE/M-F. www.easthamptonct.gov.

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Part-Time Recreation Program Specialist

Location: Avon, CT
Posting date: 07/10/2019
Closing date: 07/24/2019

Job Description:

Performs professional duties under general supervision from the Recreation and Parks Director in the planning, developing, coordinating, administering, and supervising of 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 budget development.

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Part-Time Senior Center Program/Outreach Coordinator

Location: Cromwell, CT
Posting date: 06/27/2019

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Director of Human Services, provides direct services to senior citizens. Develops, coordinates and facilitates a wide variety of programs and activities to benefit Cromwell's senior population. Experience in working with senior citizens, strong organizational skills and effective communication skills required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office including Publisher.

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General Office Administrative Assistant

Location: Newington, CT
Posting date: 05/13/2019

Job Description:

Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your administrative skills in a fun, collaborative, and fast-paced environment?  Would you like to join a team that offers the right amount of challenge while helping to advance our mission of promoting active lifestyles, livable communities, and quality of life.

The Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association, Inc. (CRPA), a 501(c)(3) non-profit located in Newington, CT, is seeking a part-time, 30 hour per week General Office Administrative Assistant who is efficient, organized, can multi-task, and adapt and problem-solve in a pinch.  Our ideal candidate should be resourceful and comfortable working in our close-knit team.

This position provides clerical support by assisting in daily tasks and aiding with projects and event management.  You will respond to member inquiries through oral and written correspondence, perform data entry, maintain office files, invoice members, and provide on-site support for setup, breakdown, and registration at association programs and events.  Instate travel is a requirement of this position.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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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

After School Program Positions

Location: New Britain, CT
Posting date: 08/20/2019

Job Description:

The New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is seeking staff for after school programs at elementary and middle school sites. After school programs run September 2019 through May 2020, Monday-Friday, 2:30-6:30pm.

Available postions: Site supervisor, assistant supervisor and group leader positions

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Fall Seasonal Parks Maintainer

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 08/08/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Rocky Hill is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of a Fall Seasonal Parks Maintainer. Must have a high school diploma or a general equivalency degree and be 18 years or older.

Performs work connected with the maintenance and care of all public grounds, including school grounds, parks, recreation areas, Town buildings, and does related work as required.

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Seasonal Positions

Location: Greenwich, CT
Posting date: 07/23/2019
Closing date: 08/16/2019

Job Description:

Greenwich Recreation is hiring for Fall Field Hockey. This is an 8 week program for children in grades 1-8 during the fall season. We are currently hiring now for the following positions:

Field Hockey Director
Field Hockey Assistant Director
Field Hockey Instructors

Our fall program runs on Sunday’s from 9:00a.m. – 12:30p.m. and Wednesday evenings from 4:45p.m. – 6:15p.m.. The program is held at Cos Cob turf field in Cos Cob.

To apply, please visit our website,  www.greenwichct.gov/jobs (Select the field hockey positions from the job opportunities list and apply online). All three Field Hockey positions close on August 16, 2019.

Parks Maintainer

Location: Cromwell, CT
Posting date: 05/20/2019

Job Description:

Seasonal Openings - Park Maintenance Division of Public Works

Individual must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license. Duties include maintaining Town owned facilities including greens, athletic fields and parks.

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Summer Camp Nurse

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 04/22/2019

Job Description:

Incumbent serves as a resource for staff by providing daily contact, support and guidance in the area of camp healthcare. Assists in the planning and implementation of the Department’s Summer Camp medication and first aid procedures.  Position open until filled.

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Lifeguard

Location: Stonington, CT
Posting date: 04/01/2019

Job Description:

The Lifeguard is responsible for the effective and safe operation of duBois Beach daily from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day.  The beach will be staffed weekends only when school is in session.  When school is out the beach will be open only daily between Memorial Day and Labor Day, weather permitting.

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Internship Positions

Recreation Intern

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 04/22/2019

Job Description:

 

The Recreation Intern performs a variety of duties assisting the Recreation Supervisor, Aquatics Supervisor, facilities Supervisor and the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation with daily operations of a busy, diverse and comprehensive summer Parks and Recreation Department.  Position open until filled.

 

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