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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

Parks Division – Maintainer II

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 05/15/2018

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.

Senior Center Program Coordinator

Location: Mansfield, CT
Posting date: 04/24/2018
Closing date: 05/11/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Mansfield is seeking a program coordinator to assist with coordinating programs for the Senior Center.  Sample duties include: planning and overseeing activities and programs for older adults; scheduling activities, programs and events; assisting in the supervision of program staff and volunteers; and assisting with budget monitoring of assigned programs.

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Bedee General Manager

Location: Concord, MA
Posting date: 04/13/2018
Closing date: 04/27/2018

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Recreation Director, and in conjunction with the Assistant Recreation Director, manages the total operation and development of a municipally owned and operate indoor recreational facility which includes several pools, fitness rooms and equipment. Responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.  Performs varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the exercise of judgment and initiative in completing tasks, particularly in situations not clearly defined by precedent or established procedures.  Incumbent is called upon to handle a significant amount of details, each varying from the other in substance and content, requiring incumbent to approach workload with flexibility.

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Director of Parks and Recreation

Location: Suffield, CT
Posting date: 04/09/2018
Closing date: 04/23/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Suffield is seeking a dynamic and experienced professional to lead the Parks and Recreation Department. Ensure a high level of professionalism and customer service for all program participants. Prepare and manage department budget to ensure revenue and program service goals are achieved. Position performs a variety of administrative, professional and supervisory work in direct oversight and control of the Parks and Recreation Department.  This is a full-time salaried position that reports to the First Selectman and receives guidance from the Parks and Recreation Commission.

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Assistant Recreation Director

Location: Wilton, CT
Posting date: 04/04/2018

Job Description:

Develops, implements, and evaluates recreation programs and activities for age groups ranging from 18 months through Senior Citizens. Develops activity schedules, procures necessary equipment and supplies, and assures that all supplies and equipment are in proper, usable condition. Responsible for all operations of the waterfront, including, but not limited to, staffing, supplying, budgeting, and developing waterfront programs. Assists the Recreation Director in budget preparation. Develops revenue and expense estimates. Works to insure programs are self-sustaining. This position serves as the Recreation Director in the absence of the Recreation Director.

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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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Director of Parks & Recreation

Location: Monroe, CT
Posting date: 03/02/2018

Job Description:

Review functions and operation of park and recreational programs and staffing. Plan, coordinate, organize and direct recreational, social and cultural programs for the Town of Monroe.  Coordinate the care and maintenance of recreational areas and facilities under the jurisdiction of the Parks & Recreation Commission.  Supervision of park and recreation staff.

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Athletic Program Manager

Location: Stonington, CT
Posting date: 01/19/2018

Job Description:

This middle management full time year round position works under the supervision of the Education Director. The position requires a minimum of 40 hours per week. Duties include: the planning, development, implementation, supervision and evaluation of all athletic programming and activities; athletic facility (fields; courts; Paddle Hut; Annex) and equipment maintenance; direct program instruction (tennis & paddle clinics); establishing and maintaining strong relationships with community partners. The Athletic Program Manager also identifies and supervises athletic staff, volunteers and contract personnel. The Athletic Program Manager works in conjunction with the Education Director to develop and maintain the Athletic division’s budget, meeting set goals, identifies resources and promotes the advancement, expansion and excellence of all program offerings. This position is a key member of the COMO Team and required to provide support for all COMO fundraising efforts as assigned. The position is directly responsible for maintaining current and introducing new innovative athletic programs for all ages. Given the nature of this position, some evening and weekend hours will be required.

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Seniors Program Coordinator

Location: Guilford, CT
Posting date: 11/06/2017

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Seniors Program Coordinator and Recreation Supervisor, assists in planning, coordinating, and supervising a variety of programs and special events.

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Recreation Program Coordinator

Location: Guilford, CT
Posting date: 11/06/2017

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, assists in planning, coordinating, and supervising a variety of programs and special events.

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Director of Parks & Recreation

Location: Glastonbury, CT
Posting date: 10/24/2017

Job Description:

Under broad supervision of the Town Manager, incumbent directs the planning, organization and management of municipal recreation programs, and the care and maintenance of Town parks, properties, education grounds, and recreation facilities through reporting Park Superintendent and Recreation Supervisors.  Responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction. 

 

Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university in parks and recreation, leisure services administration or public administration plus ten (10) years of progressively responsible parks and/or recreation administration experience including at least four (4) years in a supervisory capacity.  Municipal experience desired, but not required.

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Part-Time Positions

Before and After School Childcare Worker

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 05/15/2018

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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Weekend/Evening Supervisor (Manager on Duty)

Location: Mansfield, CT
Posting date: 04/30/2018
Closing date: 05/17/2018

Job Description:

Responsibilities include enforcing facility policies, rules and regulations; directing and supervising the work of facility staff; performing reception related duties including processing registrations; providing tours to prospective members; and responding to the needs of members and guests.

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Program Coordinator

Location: Cheshire, CT
Posting date: 04/11/2018
Closing date: 04/27/2018

Job Description:

Under direction, responsible for assisting in the planning, development and promotion of new and existing recreation programs.

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Request for Qualifications and Proposals: Strategic Plan for Parks and Recreation Facilities and Programs

Location: Old Saybrook, CT
Posting date: 04/04/2018
Closing date: 05/30/2018

Job Description:

The Town of Old Saybrook is seeking proposals from a Team of Qualified Consultants for assistance in developing a comprehensive strategic plan for the town recreational facilities and programs.  The purpose of the consultant services is to provide the Town of Old Saybrook with professional parks and recreation analysis, planning, facilities design expertise, and program design expertise.

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Summer Recreation Program Assistant (Intern)

Location: Canton, CT
Posting date: 12/14/2017

Job Description:

Canton Parks and Recreation is looking for a Summer Recreation Program Assistant (Intern) to assist with program planning, supervision, customer service, and other areas of the Parks and Recreation profession. Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level program in recreation & leisure services or closely related field. Internship anticipated to run May-August.

 

Interested candidates should e-mail a resume to Courtney Hewett, Recreation Supervisor at [email protected]. Candidates will be contacted for an interview on a rolling basis. Position may be filled at any time. 

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Animal Care Specialist

Location: Windsor, CT (Northwest Park)
Posting date: 12/13/2017

Job Description:

The Town of Windsor announces a great opportunity for an Animal Care Specialist to work 19 hours per week at Northwest Park. This position is responsible for the care of the park’s poultry and livestock, including daily feeding, watering, and maintenance of pasture and pens.

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After School Positions (3)

Location: New Britain, CT
Posting date: 09/21/2017

Job Description:

New Britain Parks & Recreation is accepting applications for:

  • Site Supervisors
  • Assistant Supervisors
  • Group Leaders

After school program runs September 2017 - May 2018 at middle school and elementary school sites.  Monday - Friday, 2:30pm - 6:00pm.

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Gymnastics Specialist

Location: Glastonbury, CT
Posting date: 09/19/2017

Job Description:

Under general supervision of the Gymnastics Director, incumbent assists with planning, implementing, staffing and evaluating a comprehensive program of preschool and recreational gymnastics. Prepares lesson plans, and evaluates participants. The successful candidate must stay up to date with the USA Gymnastics Rules & Regulations, as well as recommended skill progressions.

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Seasonal Positions

Lifeguards

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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Maintainer

Location: Norwich, CT
Posting date: 03/28/2018

Job Description:

This is responsible recreation facilities maintenance work at the standard performance level involving tasks in assisting in maintenance and repair of athletic fields, playgrounds and Recreation Department buildings and structures. Work involves responsibility for operation specific maintenance machinery and equipment. Duties include planting and maintaining trees, shrubs, flowers and swimming facilities. This work requires that the employee has good knowledge, skill and ability in parks and facilities maintenance.

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Summer Camp Staff Positions

Location: Madison, CT
Posting date: 02/21/2018

Job Description:

Summer Camp Staff Positions Available. Must be available on June 20, 2018. Camp runs from June 25 to August 10th. Must be able to work camp hours from 8:30 to 4 pm and shared extended hours. Extended hours are 7:30 am to 5:30 pm and are schedule in advance and shared among staff. Camp is located at the Surf Club in Madison.  Activities include swimming, field trips, special events, sports, arts and crafts, games and more. CPR/First Aid Certified Required. If you are hired we offer a class on June 21st.  Interview is required for this position. Pay varies. Contact Carrie at [email protected] for information/questions. Job applications available on our website at http://madisonct.org/DocumentCenter/View/1107

Applications must be sent via email ([email protected]), fax (203)245-5643, in person or by mail to: Carrie Gazda, Madison Beach and Recreation, 8 Campus Drive, Madison CT 06443.

 

Positions open until filled.

Camp Counselor

Location: Columbia, CT
Posting date: 02/01/2018

Job Description:

Responsible for planning, implementing and supervising all activities with in assigned group. Maintains safety standards and practices at all times. Follows and enforces town and department policies. Ensures quality customer service to all program participants.

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Internship Positions

Intern

Location: South Windsor, CT
Posting date: 03/22/2018

Job Description:

Intern assumes administrative roles involving duties and responsibilities commonly assigned to an entry-level manager position in recreation. The intern will gain leadership experience in programming, marketing, financial management, facility operations, and personnel management. The intern will also be encouraged to explore other areas of interest to learn more about recreation and the general operations both within and outside of the assigned department that will be supplemental to the learning experience. Specifically, the intern will take a lead role, with supervision, in managing the summer concert series and related tasks.

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Summer Intern (Program Assistant)

Location: Cheshire, CT
Posting date: 01/25/2018

Job Description:

  • Assist Program Supervisor and Program Coordinator in the planning, promotion and execution of recreation programs including summer camps and sports.
  • Assist Program Supervisor and Program Coordinator with developing and implementing new recreation programs and events to meet the needs of the community.
  • Assists Office Staff with customer service including facility rentals and program registrations
  • Assists Aquatics Director in daily pool operations including staff supervision, pass sales, swim lesson registration and water quality testing.
  • Assists in the coordinator and execution of special events including weekly summer concerts.

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