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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

Recreation/Aquatics Coordinator

Location: Fairfield, CT
Posting date: 07/28/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Fairfield is seeking applications for the position of Recreation/Aquatics Coordinator. Under the general direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation, this position coordinates and manages all aspects of the aquatics division, as well as several special events and oversight of facility rentals. Position reports to the Assistant Director of Recreation. Must be able to work holidays, weekends, and nights during rentals/special events.

Applications may be filed online. Position remains open until filled.

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Administrative Support & Solutions Specialist

Location: Storrs, CT
Posting date: 07/16/2021
Closing date: 07/29/2021

Job Description:

UConn Recreation is searching for an Administrative Support and Solutions Specialist.  Under the general supervision of the Director of UConn Recreation, the Administrative Support and Solutions Specialist performs responsibilities in support of a variety of programmatic and operational outcomes. Specifically, this position serves a vital role supporting the department in use of enterprise applications responsible for thousands of staff and patron interactions daily. Utilizes skills to improve department performance by promoting successful usage of software and technology solutions within all facets of UConn Recreation’s dynamic service platform. Position collaborates regularly with stakeholders from across all levels of the department, university IT support, and external software providers. Implements departmental policy, procedure, maintenance services, risk management and assessment in the execution of duties; ensuring the highest quality of customer service and safety for the UConn community. Weekend and evening work is required.

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #495411 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

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Recreation Supervisor

Location: Southbury, CT
Posting date: 07/07/2021
Closing date: 07/21/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Southbury will be accepting applications for a full-time Recreation Supervisor. In this position, the supervisor develops, directs, administers and manages a comprehensive recreation program to meet community needs for safe and accessible summer camps, aquatics, sports leagues and special events.  Expected to work outside of normal business hours to manage programs and activities.  Graduation from college with a B. S. degree in Recreation or Leisure Services, plus three to five years of recreation and aquatics experience in organizations similar to municipalities, including supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training.  Salary range is $48,000 - $52,000 DOE. 

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Aquatics Coordinator

Location: Ridgefield, CT
Posting date: 07/01/2021

Job Description:

Ridgefield Parks & Recreation is looking for a full-time Aquatics Coordinator. Responsible for the daily operations, staff and activities of two indoor recreation pools and a seasonal fresh water pond/beach. Duties include lifeguarding and class instruction, including American Red Cross swim lessons. Varied work schedule includes weekdays and one weekend day (40 hrs./week). Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (9:45am-6:45pm), Friday (5:45am-2:45pm), Saturday (8:30am-5:30pm).

To Apply, please email your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] or Send to: Town of Ridgefield, Attn: Human Resources, 400 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877

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Senior Program Coordinator

Location: Seymour, CT
Posting date: 06/22/2021
Closing date: 08/01/2021

Job Description:

The Senior Program Coordinator develops, plans and supervises programs and activities for all residents with a specific focus on the senior population. Assists in the preparation for long and immediate range plans to meet the community needs. Assures compliance with established policies and procedures.

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Greenwich Parks and Recreation - Recreation Supervisor

Location: Greenwich
Posting date: 06/22/2021
Closing date: 07/16/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Greenwich has an opening for Recreation Supervisor.  See full job description.  The salary range is $71,502.00 to $92,260.00.  Please apply no later than July 16 through the Human Resources Department.

Performs responsible work administering recreational and leisure activities as assigned by the Superintendent of Recreation with specific responsibility for the planning, promotion, development, organization, training, coordination and supervision of one or more major segments for a community-wide recreation program

Reports to the Superintendent of Recreation.

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Client Services Specialist

Location: Remote
Posting date: 06/08/2021

Job Description:

MyRec.com Recreation Software is seeking a 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 directly to the Director of Client Services.

Interested candidates should contact [email protected]

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Parks Superintendent

Location: Westport, CT
Posting date: 05/07/2021
Closing date: 07/17/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Westport is seeking a Parks Superintendent under direction from the Director of Parks and Recreation. In this highly responsible supervisory position, candidates will have responsibility to plan, organize and direct assigned personnel in the construction, repair and maintenance of ball fields, parks, pools, beaches, marinas, tennis, basketball courts, playgrounds, and all other areas under the direction of the P&R Dept.  Responsible for ordering and inventory of supplies; inspects area under jurisdiction for adherence to standards and safety. Prepares and administers BIDs, RFPs etc. Oversees contractors hired by P&R for various functions; oversees projects as needed. Recruits, selects, trains, and supervises staff.  Prepares and administers divisional budgets. Responsible for the maintenance, operation, and repair of all Department equipment; ensures the operational safety of all equipment. Other tasks assigned as per the job description. 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Associate degree in Parks and Recreation, landscape planning, horticulture, or related field supplemented with training in soils, tree  management, supervisory practices, and six years related experience in parks and grounds maintenance including three years supervisory experience. Ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and MUNIS. Certified Playground Safety Inspector, Certified Aquatic Facility Operator, Supervisory Customs Turf  and Ornamental 3A License are desirable. 

Interestsed candidates should apply to: Personnel/HR Department [email protected], Westport Town Hall, 110 Myrtle Avenue Room 208, Westport, CT 06880 

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Part-Time Positions

Parks & Recreation Clerk

Location: Woodbury, CT
Posting date: 07/23/2021
Closing date: 08/11/2021

Job Description:

Woodbury Parks & Rec seeks part-time 28 hrs/wk clerk to assist with the administration and organization of the Parks & Rec office and all activities and events. Prior Parks and Recreation office experience preferred. Must possess strong organizational skills and have thorough knowledge of MS Office, Constant Contact and social media platforms. 

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Applications accepted VIA MAIL ONLY until August 11, 2021. Submit application and resume VIA MAIL to: Personnel Administrator, Town of Woodbury, 281 Main Street South, Woodbury, CT 06798 AA/EOE 

Before/Aftercare Site Supervisor

Location: Madison, CT
Posting date: 07/21/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Madison is seeking a Before/Aftercare Site Supervisor to work under the direction of the Before/After School Coordinator

Responsibilities include supervision of program participants, supervision of all staff, active engagement with program participants, handling disciplinary actions, responding to medical emergencies, ordering supplies, maintaining a safe and clean environment, record keeping, organizing activities and special events, completing employee evaluations, and daily interaction with program participants. Must have current First Aid Certification and Current CPR Certification, Must be at least 21 years of age, Must have a basic understanding of children and must have the ability to organize, supervise, and evaluate staff. Before Care begins at 7 am and After Care ends at 6 pm.

For more information contact:  Jennifer Logiodice, Director, at [email protected] The position remains open until filled.

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Before/After Care Adult Counselor

Location: Madison, CT
Posting date: 07/21/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Madison is seeking a Before/After Care Counselor to work under the direction of the Site Supervisor. Job responsibilities include helping to plan daily activities, trips and special events, supervision of program participants, active engagement with program participants, maintaining a safe and clean environment, responsible for disciplinary actions along with the site supervisor, administering first aid where necessary, carry out any reasonable request by the Site Supervisor, and running of at least one special activity or event a week for the program participants. Must have current First Aid and CPR Certifications, must be at least 18 years of age, and must have a High School Diploma.

For more information contact:  Jennifer Logiodice, Director, at [email protected] The position remains open until filled.

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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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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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After School Club Program Coordinator

Location: Vernon, CT
Posting date: 07/02/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Vernon Parks and Recreation Department is seeking an After School Club Program Coordinator. In this position, the Coordinator performs responsible work in the planning, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of a comprehensive After School and Morning Club Programs. The Coordinator is primarily responsible for overseeing the day to day operation of all five After School and Morning Club locations. Fills a varying work schedule including, early mornings, day time and evening hours. Interested candidates should apply through the town's website.

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Program Instructor, Special Needs

Location: Groton, CT
Posting date: 06/15/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Groton is seeking an energetic, responsible, skilled and highly motivated instructor to develop adaptive programs (music, cooking, fitness, outdoor recreation, wheelchair/adaptive sports, adaptive kayaking, adult social programs, preteen programs and more.) Must have effective communication and leadership skills, ability to assess and adapt activities based on individual participant needs, and be responsive to participant and community feedback and interests. Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle license. Approx. 5 hours/week. $18.00/hour. Position to remain open until filled. CTRS certification preferred.

Duties include developing and leading one or more programs and promoting them through social media and in the community. For more information email [email protected]

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Program Director, Aquatics

Location: Groton, CT
Posting date: 06/15/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Groton is seeking a Part-time Aquatics Program  Director. Supervisory experience and Lifeguard Certification required. Lifeguard Instructor and Water Safety Instructor certifications strongly desired. Thorough understanding of a variety of aquatics programs, supervising aquatics staff and providing customer service. Ability to work with people of all ages in the discharge of duties.  Strong ability to maintain respect and discipline from participants, and to develop and maintain a cooperative relationship with associates, parents and others.  Ability to organize and instruct groups. Considerable experience in dealing with people in group situations.  Ability to objectively evaluate program and submit comprehensive and well written reports.  Ability to plan, organize, implement and supervise a series of programs and to manage operation of a facility for programs. Experience with inclusion and serving people with varying abilities.

Must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle license. Part-time, Saturday and Sunday up to 15 hours/week. $18.0/hour. Position to remain open until filled. For more information email [email protected]

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Youth Services Assistant

Location: Cromwell, CT
Posting date: 06/02/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Cromwell Youth Service Department is seeking a part-time Youth Services Assistant to coordinate Youth Services programs and services that support positive involvement in the community, promote personal character and life skills development, and provide opportunities to enhance social skills and interpersonal relationships.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume along with a completed application.

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Seasonal Positions

Lifeguard

Location: Groton, CT
Posting date: 06/14/2021

Job Description:

The City of Groton is currently hiring lifeguards for the 2021 Season.  The Lifeguard, under the direct supervision of the Beach Supervisor and/or Lifeguard Supervisor, supervises the waterfront areas as designated and ensures the safety of all patrons.  The Lifeguard also assists in planned activities conducted at the beach. Applicants must possess and maintain as a condition of employment a current Lifeguard Certification or a Waterfront Lifeguard Certification (preferred) obtained by the American Red Cross or Young Men’s Christian Association, a Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation for the Professional Rescuer certification and first aid certification.

Application and full job description are available via our City of Groton Parks and Recreation Summer Employment – Groton (cityofgroton.com) website.  Applicants may also submit resumes via the City of Groton’s Indeed Portal at  Certified Lifeguard - Groton, CT 06340 - Indeed.com.

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Park Ambassadors

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 05/26/2021

Job Description:

The City of Bristol is seeking up to three part-time seasonal Park Ambassadors who maintain positive public relations with residents and visitors, answering questions, explaining ordinances and regulations affecting behavior within town parks, open space and preserves.  Is responsible for sharing park and program information, reminding patrons of park rules including those related to COVID19, and patrolling of park grounds/trails.  Customer service/advisory based position, acting on behalf of and a liaison for the Bristol Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services (BPRYCS) Department.

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Lifeguard

Location: Marlborough, CT
Posting date: 02/26/2021

Job Description:

The Town of Marlborough is currently hiring lifeguards for the 2021 season.  Applications are available in the Town Clerk’s Office, or at www.marlboroughct.net in the Town Clerk portal.  All positions are open until filled.

All applicants must be certified in American Red Cross lifeguarding, CPR/AED and First Aid.  Lifeguards are responsible for monitoring the waterfront area at Blish Park.  Qualified candidates for the lifeguard position will have enthusiasm for working with the public and the ability to recognize and act on unsafe situations.

This is a seasonal position starting in May and will go through August.  Please submit an employment application to the Town Clerk, P.O. Box 29, 26 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT 06447.

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Seasonal Positions

Location: Torrington, CT
Posting date: 02/24/2021

Job Description:

Torrington Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting applications for the following seasonal positions.  Please click the individual links for each position to view the specific job descriptions. Job descriptions, schedules, and pay rates available upon request.

  • Summer Action and Adventure Program – Coordinator, Assistant Coordinator, Lead Counselors, Counselors
  • Pool – Aquatics Director, Assistant Aquatics Director, Head Lifeguards, Lifeguards; Gate/Concession Attendants, Gate/Concession Coordinator

Completed Applications should be submitted to:

Torrington Parks and Recreation Department

Attn:  J. Brett Simmons, Superintendent

153 South Main Street

Torrington, CT 06790

Positions will remain open until filled. For more information on these positions, please contact Brett Simmons at [email protected]  AA/EOE.

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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