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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

Park Maintainer 1

Location: East Hampton, CT
Posting date: 06/15/2022
Closing date: 06/27/2022

Job Description:

The Town of East Hampton Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for a Park Maintainer 1 position. Full time (40-hour workweek. Overtime as needed. $19.27 per hour.)

This is a skilled position performing manual labor, in the operation and maintenance of municipal parks, facilities, grounds and athletic complexes. Applicants must have knowledge and experience in the safe operation of equipment including but not limited to manual shift trucks, towing trailers with equipment, hand and riding mowers, hand and power tools, trimmers, paint machines and other equipment used in maintenance of municipal facilities, turf, athletic fields, recreational areas, etc. Custodial duties include cleaning restrooms, refuse removal, and general housekeeping.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and an employment application by June 27, 2022, or until filled, to the Town of East Hampton, Department of Human Resources, 1 Community Drive, East Hampton, CT  06424, or by email to [email protected] EOE/AA/M-F

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Recreation Coordinator

Location: Somers, CT
Posting date: 06/06/2022

Job Description:

The Town of Somers currently has one opening for a full-time Recreation Coordinator. The salary is a Grant Funded position at $40,000. Please see the position description for more detail and qualifications.

Qualified applicants may express their interest by submitting a completed application, resume. 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 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE EEOC

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Client Services Specialist- MyRec.com Recreation Software

Location: Remote
Posting date: 06/03/2022

Job Description:

An entry level, full-time remote position responsible for customer support,

troubleshooting problems, and training of existing clients. Also responsible for updating and

creating reference guides. Other roles include assisting other MyRec.com Departments and

directing customers to other staff if needed. Reports to the Director of Client Services.

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Assistant Program Director of Operations & Facilities

Location: Storrs, CT
Posting date: 05/12/2022
Closing date: 05/20/2022

Job Description:

UConn Recreation is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Assistant Program Director of Operations & Facilities. Under the general supervision of the Associate Director of Operations and Facilities, the Assistant Program Director of Operations & Facilities, is responsible for the daily administrative and operational management of the Student Recreation Center and satellite recreational facilities.  This position implements a wide variety of day-to-day responsibilities designed to ensure operational performance and provide quality service to members of the Student Recreation Center. Weekend and evening work is required. 2nd shift work is required.

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496388  to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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Park Maintainer

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 04/11/2022
Closing date: 04/22/2022

Job Description:

The City of Bristol Parks & Recreation, Youth & Community Services Department is seeking a Park Maintainer. Performs general manual labor in the maintenance of City park properties and grounds.  Includes operating, cleaning and basic upkeep of medium or smaller motorized equipment; mower/saw/broom/blower/cutter and any related equipment.

SALARY:  $23.40/hour.  (Increases to $24.79 at 6 months, $25.52 at 1 year.)

BENEFITS includes Defined Benefit Pension Plan, generous time off, and medical/dental insurance package.

Interested candidates should apply online.

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Pool/Lake Manager

Location: Monroe, CT
Posting date: 03/16/2022

Job Description:

The Town of Monroe Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a Pool/Lake Manager to assist with the day-to-day operations of the indoor pool use at Masuk High School (during summer season) and the outdoor pool and lake complex at Wolfe Park. Salary: $16.50/hour. Position is open untill filled.

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Director of Parks and Recreation

Location: Killingly, CT
Posting date: 03/15/2022
Closing date: 04/15/2022

Job Description:

Town of Killingly, Connecticut (pop. 17,100) is seeking an experienced professional to lead the Town’s Parks and Recreation Department. The Director of Parks and Recreation role is to develop, implement, promote and evaluate recreation programs & special events under the guidance of the Town Manager. Successful candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter with experience in program development and events management. Financial management, overseeing parks and managing capital projects are also components of the position. Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication & organizational skills. Must be customer orientated.

Five years of responsible experience in a recreation field (municipal preferred) is required. A Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field is preferred but not required. Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) is preferred. Must possess a valid Driver’s License. CPR/AED and First Aid certified or ability to obtain within the first three months of hire.

Position requires successful candidate to work flexible hours which include nights and weekends. Candidates should submit cover letter and resume to the Town Manager’s Office, 172 Main Street, Killingly, CT 06239 or via email at [email protected] by 12:00 pm on Friday, April 15, 2022.

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Program Assistant

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 02/24/2022
Closing date: 03/21/2022

Job Description:

The City of Bristol Department of Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services is seeking a Program Assistant. The Program Assistant provides administrative support and assists in the coordination of high-quality programs and services that meet the diverse needs of the community.  Provides customer service in person, over the phone and via email.  Utilizes software to assist with program registration, rental requests, and other department functions; furnishes information to the public and schedules appointments.  Receives, reviews, processes applications/forms and collects or distributes payments.  Registers program participants.  Staffs reception desk; orders and maintains supplies and arranges for maintenance and repair of department facilities, equipment and vehicles.  Maintains records on employee payroll and personnel related files; prepares department payroll; processes invoices, requisitions and purchase orders.  Updates website as assigned.  Attends meetings and serves as Recording Secretary in the absence of the Assistant to the Superintendent. 

Interested candidates should submit completed online application with resume to www.bristolct.gov

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Recreation Coordinator

Location: Mansfield, CT
Posting date: 02/24/2022
Closing date: 03/14/2022

Job Description:

The Town of Mansfield is looking to fill a full-time vacancy for a Recreation Coordinator. The Recreation Coordinator performs intermediate professional work managing a variety of recreation programs as well as related work as required. Duties include: planning and supervising recreation programs; scheduling programs and events; hiring and supervising program staff; monitoring budgets of assigned programs; maintaining appropriate records and files; preparing reports.

Interested applicants must submit an employment application, resume, and letter of interest online at www.mansfieldct.gov/jobs no later than Monday, March 14, 2022 at 4:30pm.

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Recreation Supervisor of Aquatics

Location: East Hartford, CT
Posting date: 02/24/2022
Closing date: 03/15/2022

Job Description:

The Town of East Hartford seeks applicants for the position of Recreation Supervisor. This position is a full-time position at 35 hours per week The rate of pay for the position is $57,950 - $70,440 per year. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Recreation Supervisor position develops, coordinates, and supervises community recreation, social, cultural programs and a large compressive aquatics programs.

The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and three years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal or group recreation work, including two years in a supervisor role.   Position is responsible for 5 outdoor pools and two indoor pools) Additionally, applicants must have at least two years experience as an Aquatics Director, swimming instructor, or swim coach, and have American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor’s Certificate, and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification to be considered for the Recreation Supervisor of Aquatics position.

Application and job description can be attained at www.easthartfordct.gov/human-resources.    Applications accepted through March 15, 2022 at 11:59  p.m. For additional questions, please contact: Ted Fravel, Director East Hartford Parks and Recreation, 860-291-7166.

Aquatic Program Coordinator

Location: Vernon, CT
Posting date: 02/23/2022

Job Description:

The Town of Vernon is seeking an Aquatic Program Coordinator responsible for the operations of the Aquatics Program which encompasses open swim, swim lessons, special events, pool and beach rentals & related tasks.  Responsible for coordinating a comprehensive training program and provide day to day supervision of the Aquatics staff.  This is seasonal position beginning in May and ending September.

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Aquatics Director

Location: Newtown, CT
Posting date: 10/29/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Newtown is seeking an Aquatics Director which will be a position that will be shared among the Community Center and Parks and Recreation Department. The Aquatics Director will be responsible for one year round facility and two seasonal facilities. The goal is to maintain safe and high quality services and programs while including special events and growing community outreach.  The Director will manage the Newtown Aquatics Department and provide direct supervision to all staff.

Please submit application Patrice Fahey via email at [email protected], or mail to Office of Human Resources, 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT  06470

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Part-Time Positions

CRPA General Office Administrative Assistant

Location: Newington, CT
Posting date: 06/28/2022

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 by providing administrative support to people who appreciate it? 

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. 

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RecCare Supervisor

Location: Higganum, CT
Posting date: 06/16/2022

Job Description:

The Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department is seeking qualified individual to assist with planning, organizing, implementing, and supervising a comprehensive childcare program for the Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department. Responsibilities include supervising and scheduling staff; overseeing 2 before and after school sites; assist with planning and organizing vacation camps, all-day childcare days, and summer camp; preparing rosters and flyers; communicating with parents and school office staff; organize participant forms; and cover before and after school shifts when needed.

Part-time 20 hour per week position. Salary $18/hr.

Send application, resume and cover letter to Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department, PO Box 569, Higganum, CT 06441 or e-mail [email protected].

Park Maintainer 1

Location: East Hampton, CT
Posting date: 06/15/2022
Closing date: 06/27/2022

Job Description:

The Town of East Hampton Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for a Park Maintainer 1 position. Part time (19.5-hour workweek year-round. $19.27 per hour.)

This is a skilled position performing manual labor, in the operation and maintenance of municipal parks, facilities, grounds and athletic complexes. Applicants must have knowledge and experience in the safe operation of equipment including but not limited to manual shift trucks, towing trailers with equipment, hand and riding mowers, hand and power tools, trimmers, paint machines and other equipment used in maintenance of municipal facilities, turf, athletic fields, recreational areas, etc. Custodial duties include cleaning restrooms, refuse removal, and general housekeeping.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and an employment application by June 27, 2022, or until filled, to the Town of East Hampton, Department of Human Resources, 1 Community Drive, East Hampton, CT  06424, or by email to [email protected] EOE/AA/M-F

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Program/Facility Assistant

Location: Old Saybrook, CT
Posting date: 02/23/2022

Job Description:

The Town of Old Saybrook is seeking a Program/Facility Assistant to assist with supervising the teen center, assist facility operations, program development, perform equipment inventory, supervise, or instruct a wide variety of department activities, performs office computer functions.

Please send resume and completed town application by Friday, February 18, 2022 to: Carl Fortuna, First Selectman, Town of Old Saybrook, 302 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475 or [email protected].

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Part-time Before & After School Staff

Location: Brooklyn, CT
Posting date: 12/07/2021
Closing date: 01/03/2022

Job Description:

The Town of Brooklyn Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a Part-time Before & After School staff member for a position opening. Before School hours are 7am-8:30am. After School hours are 3:00pm-6:00pm. We also operate on scheduled half days, from dismissal until 6:00pm. Program follows the school year calendar. Vacation programs or staff development days may also be available.

Staff will provide support to the coordinator and supervise the program’s participants. Duties include but are not limited to: homework time, snack time, playground and gym activities, crafts; while providing a safe and comfortable environment for the participants. Current health guidelines will be followed and updated as they become available. All staff and participants will be expected to adhere to these rules.  Applicants must be responsible and reliable and have transportation to and from the program. 

Please send a completed application with a letter of interest or resume to Brooklyn Parks & Recreation Dept. 69 South Main St., Brooklyn CT 06234. Applications/resumes can be emailed to [email protected]

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After School Program Staff

Location: New Britain, CT
Posting date: 08/04/2021

Job Description:

The New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is seeking after school program staff for the Exercise the Right Choice Middle School After School Program and the Every Kid Counts Elementary After School Program. The department is hiring Site Supervisors, Wellness Managers and Group Leaders for 12 of the city’s public schools. Daily responsibilities include: group management, planning and leading enrichment and recreational activities, homework assistance, and building meaningful relationships. The after school program operates September 2021- May 2022, Monday – Friday (following the CSDNB school calendar) from 2:30-6:30pm.

Pay range is $13.00 - $17.00

Applications must be submitted to the New Britain Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, 27 West Main Street, Room 302, New Britain, CT.

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PREP Before and After School Childcare Worker

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 07/19/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Hebron Parks & Recreation Department is seeking a PREP 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 Department’s Recreation Supervisor, the Before and After School staff is responsible for planning and implementing games and activities, serving snacks, and interacting with children grades Pre-K through 6th, and their families.  Hours are to include some mornings and or afternoons as well as early dismissal days and school vacation days.  

Please send letter of interest, resume and application to the Town Managers office, Town of Hebron, 15 Gilead Street, Hebron, CT 06248 or call 860-530-1281.

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Seasonal Positions

Park Maintainer 1

Location: East Hampton, CT
Posting date: 06/15/2022
Closing date: 06/27/2022

Job Description:

The Town of East Hampton Parks and Recreation Department is accepting applications for a Park Maintainer 1 position. Seasonal (40-hour workweek. June - September.  $15.50 per hour.)

This is a skilled position performing manual labor, in the operation and maintenance of municipal parks, facilities, grounds and athletic complexes. Applicants must have knowledge and experience in the safe operation of equipment including but not limited to manual shift trucks, towing trailers with equipment, hand and riding mowers, hand and power tools, trimmers, paint machines and other equipment used in maintenance of municipal facilities, turf, athletic fields, recreational areas, etc. Custodial duties include cleaning restrooms, refuse removal, and general housekeeping.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and an employment application by June 27, 2022, or until filled, to the Town of East Hampton, Department of Human Resources, 1 Community Drive, East Hampton, CT  06424, or by email to [email protected] EOE/AA/M-F

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Camp Brooksvale Director

Location: Hamden, CT
Posting date: 05/25/2022

Job Description:

The Hamden Recreation Department is seeking applicants for Camp Brooksvale Director.

Camp runs from June 27--July 29, with training sessions scheduled the week before.

Salary is $20-$23 hour depending on qualifications and experience, for up to 40 hrs/week for 6 weeks.

Please contact Ranger Vin Lavorgna, 203-287-2669, 524 Brooksvale Ave., Hamden, CT 06518, Brooksvalepark.com with any questions. 

If you are interested in the position, please email Ranger Vincent Lavorgna, as interviews will be taking place over the next two weeks.

Looking forward to a great Camp Brooksvale 2022!

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Before and After School Childcare Staff

Location: Higganum, CT
Posting date: 07/15/2021

Job Description:

The Haddam Killingworth Recreation Department is seeking Before and After School Childcare staff to act as a positive role model and provide guidance and leadership.  Under the direction of the Haddam - Killingworth Recreation Supervisor & Director, the Before and After School staff is responsible for planning and implementing games and activities, and interacting with children grades K through 6th.

Please send letter of interest, resume and application to the Haddam-Killingworth Recreation Department at P.O. Box 569, Higganum, CT 06441 or email [email protected] or [email protected].

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Connecticut State Parks - Environmental Protection Seasonal Resource Assistants & Lifeguards

Location: CT State Parks
Posting date: 02/09/2021
Closing date: 10/01/2021

Job Description:

CT State Parks is recruiting for seasonal positions state wide to join our team of managing the 110 State Parks and 32 State Forests.

Job duties span the outdoor recreation spectrum including campground management, visitor services, landscaping, maintenance, education and interpretation, park rangers, lifeguards and more. 

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Internship Positions

Seasonal Recreation Intern

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 01/07/2022
Closing date: 04/11/2022

Job Description:

The City of Bristol Department of Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services is seeking a Seasonal Recreation Intern. This position performs a variety of duties assisting the Recreation Supervisor, Aquatics Supervisor, Facilities Supervisor, Community Engagement Coordinator, and the department Superintendent with daily operations of a busy, diverse and comprehensive summer Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services Department.

Internship will occur between May - August. Typically 35-40 hours a week will be available, and work is generally conducted between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. WAGES:  $14.40/hour.

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