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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

Superintendent of Recreation

Location: Norwalk, CT
Posting date: 10/04/2019
Closing date: 11/04/2019

Job Description:

This position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating a broad range of public recreation activities including sports and fitness, social and cultural, special events, camps, aquatics, youth, adult, and seniors programs.

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Director of Parks & Recreation

Location: Canton, CT
Posting date: 10/02/2019
Closing date: 11/01/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Canton is seeking candidates for the position of Parks and Recreation Director. This position is responsible for development, planning and implementation of recreational services for the Town of Canton. 

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Parks Maintainer I

Location: East Hampton, CT
Posting date: 09/25/2019
Closing date: 10/08/2019

Job Description:

East Hampton Parks & Recreation Department is looking to fill a Parks Maintainer I position. Responsibilities include performing manual labor in the construction, installation, repair, and maintenance of parks, grounds, and recreational areas and facilities.

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Environmental Protection Park and Recreation Supervisor 3

Location: Westport, CT
Posting date: 09/23/2019
Closing date: 10/21/2019

Job Description:

The Connecticut DEEP is looking for an EP Park and Recreation Supervisor 3 to fill a vacancy at Sherwood Island State Park. The position would be reponsible for managing permanent and seasonal staff, and managing day-to-day operations including maintenance of facilities and equipment.

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Recreation Facility Maintainer 1

Location: Norwich, CT
Posting date: 09/17/2019

Job Description:

The Facility Maintainer 1 position involves responsibility for operating light park maintenance machinery and equipment. Duties include assisting in maintenance and repair of athletic fields, playgrounds, and Recreation Department buildings and structures.  Additional duties include planting and maintaining trees, shrubs, and flowers, and maintaining swimming facilities.­ This position also has the responsibility for making routine decisions regarding work methods, and maintenance needs of equipment and facilities.

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Administrative Assistant

Location: Vernon, CT
Posting date: 09/10/2019
Closing date: 09/15/2019

Job Description:

Performs office administrative, secretarial, and clerical bookkeeping work of some complexity and variety. 

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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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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 Clerical Assistant

Location: Rocky Hill, CT
Posting date: 10/07/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Rocky Hill is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of a Part-Time Clerical Assistant. Responsibilities for the position include performing general clerical work of some variety and specialized clerical work in assigned department, as well as providing information to the public requiring knowledge of department programs and procedures.

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Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Location: Monroe Parks & Recreation Department
Posting date: 09/12/2019
Closing date: 12/01/2019

Job Description:

Certified Water Safety Instructor (WSI) to teach group youth and adult swimming lessons on weeknight evenings and on Saturday afternoons at our indoor pool location-Masuk High School.

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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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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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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

Seasonal Recreation Maintenance

Location: Norwich, CT
Posting date: 09/17/2019

Job Description:

Responsible for recreation facilities maintenance work including upkeep and repair of athletic fields, playgrounds, as well as Recreation Department buildings and structures.

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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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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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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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