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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]com 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: Thompson, CT
Posting date: 02/20/2019

Job Description:

Work involves being responsible for planning, supervising and coordinating varied recreational programs for all age groups. Duties include organizing volunteer, part-time and seasonal staff and setting up events, arranging for personnel equipment and supplies and maintaining contacts with community organizations. This position also has the responsibility for making routine technical recreational program decisions. The work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in all phases of public recreational programs provided by the department. The Director is responsible for communication between the Department, the Recreation Commission and the Town.

This is a department head position. This position requires significant interaction with the public.  

The position is budgeted in the current fiscal year at $50,780.  Submit letter of interest, resume and contact information for three references to: Thompson Selectmen’s Office, P.O. Box 899, 815 Riverside Drive, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255  re: Recreation Director by 2:00 on Friday, March 15, 2019.  EEO.

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Program Coordinator

Location: Newtown, CT
Posting date: 12/28/2018

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Community Center Director, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for implementation, development and operations of various innovative and quality multi-generational programs. Coordinator will also work in a collaborative effort and provide outreach strategies to engage and support the Newtown Community.

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Aquatics Director

Location: Newtown, CT
Posting date: 12/28/2018

Job Description:

This Aquatics Director position will be shared between the Community Center and Parks and Recreation Department. The Aquatics Director will be responsible for one year round facility and three seasonal facilities. The goal is to maintain safe and high quality services and programs including special events and growing community outreach.  The Director will manage the Newtown Aquatics Department and provide direct supervision to the aquatics coordinator and front line staff.

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Part-Time Positions

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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Facility & Program Monitor

Location: South Windsor, CT
Posting date: 04/08/2019
Closing date: 05/15/2019

Job Description:

As a Facility & Program Monitor, you'll be helping to maintain safe and secure operation of facilities and programs and contribute to a positive experience for all who contact or visit the facilities. Staff is needed to work assigned shifts on weekends, and/or some holidays, as well as to substitute on an as-needed basis. Several positions are available.

Contact & application submittal to: [email protected]

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WSI & Lifeguards

Location: Ridgefield, CT
Posting date: 02/15/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Ridgefield is currently hiring Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguards. 

WSI needed:  Saturday 9am-1pm; Mon-Fri 4-6:30pm
Facilities (2 pools and 1 beach) open 7 days.  LG's needed at various shifts.
Please inquire at Ridgefield Recreation Center.

Interested candidates can contact:
Joyce Dynia
Wellness Operations Supervisor
[email protected]
203.431.2755

Application form is linked below and also available on the Town website.

Before & After School Childcare Worker

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 01/16/2019

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.

DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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Seasonal Positions

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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Maintainer

Location: South Windsor, CT
Posting date: 04/08/2019
Closing date: 05/15/2019

Job Description:

As a Facility & Program Monitor, you'll be helping to maintain safe and secure operation of facilities and programs and contribute to a positive experience for all who contact or visit the facilities. Staff is needed to work assigned shifts on weekends, and/or some holidays, as well as to substitute on an as-needed basis. Several positions are available.

Contact & application submittal to: [email protected]

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Water Safety Instructor

Location: South Windsor, CT
Posting date: 04/08/2019
Closing date: 05/15/2019

Job Description:

The Water Safety Instructor is responsible for instructing various levels the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim Program, and ensuring the safety of their students. While on the job, a Water Safety Instructor should step in and help lifeguards as needed.  An employee in this position has some potential for occupational exposure to human blood or other potentially infectious materials as a result of performance of the employee’s duties.

Contact & application submittal to: [email protected]

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Lifeguard

Location: South Windsor, CT
Posting date: 04/08/2019
Closing date: 05/15/2019

Job Description:

The Lifeguard is responsible for scanning their assigned zone, recognizing potential emergency situations, and responding accordingly by enforcing facility rules and regulations, utilizing training from the American Red Cross.  An employee in this position has some potential for occupational exposure to human blood or other potentially infectious materials as a result of performance of the employee’s duties.

Contact & application submittal to: [email protected]

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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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Seasonal Positions

Location: Marlborough, CT
Posting date: 03/14/2019

Job Description:

The Town of Marlborough is accepting applications for the following seasonal positions; Lifeguards and Day Camp Counselors.  These are seasonal positions with anticipated work dates of Mid-May – September 1, 2019.  A Town of Marlborough Employment Application and full job descriptions are available online or at the Town Clerk’s Office.  Online applications can be found at Marlboroughct.net, click on Town Clerk department.  Completed applications are to be submitted to the Town Clerk, P.O. Box 29, 26 North Main St. Marlborough, CT 06447. Application deadline, Friday, May 3rd at Noon.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, creed, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, marital, or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Instructor

Location: Ridgefield, CT
Posting date: 03/08/2019

Job Description:

Seasonal Position Available   -  Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga Instructor July & August Monday and/or Wednesday 5:30-6:30pm.  $35 per class.

Interested candidates can contact:
Joyce Dynia
Wellness Operations Supervisor
[email protected]
203.431.2755

 

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Summer Camp Counselors

Location: Madison, CT
Posting date: 02/25/2019

Job Description:

Madison Beach and Recreation is now accepting applications for Summer Camp Counselor Positions.  You must be available between June 19th and August 9th. No weekends and no camp on July 4th or July 5th.  Must be available to work a rotating schedule to come in some days at 7:30 am and work some days until 5:30 pm. No exceptions.  Camp staff must be active participants in all camp activities and are required to be in the water on camp beach days.  We offer activities from arts and crafts, sports, trips, camp visitors, talent shows and more.  CPR/First Aid training will be provided during staff training for a fee.  Job applications can be found on the Madison website at madisonct.org at the Human Resource Department.

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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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