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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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Special Events Coordinator

Location: Granby Parks & Recreation Department
Posting date: 11/28/2022

Job Description:

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Under the supervision of the Director of Recreation & Leisure Services, the Special Events Manager plans, initiates, administers, evaluates and coordinates comprehensive facility rental program and  special events for all age groups to meet community needs and interests. 

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

The following statements describe the principle functions of this job and its scope or responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including working in other functional areas of the Recreation Department or facilities.

• Coordinate management of facility rental program to include picnic pavilions, Holcomb Farm weddings & events, and facility reservations for town and outside agencies along with proper fee collection, staff scheduling and record keeping.

• Facilitate various sponsorship sale opportunities 

• Provide general office support such as answering phones & computer program input.

• Provides on-site supervision to special events as needed.

• Researches and recommends opportunities for special events and community partnerships with outside organizations.

• Serves as a liaison between City departments, business owners, and vendors in the coordination of special events.

• Maintain office records and prepare reports.

• Develops marketing materials and managing advertisements for a variety of events and other parks and recreation activities.

• Communicate with and respond appropriately to a demanding and diverse public in answering questions, explaining Department policies and handling complaints..

• Distributes marketing materials to schools, businesses, and other places of interest.

• Work closely with other Town Departments, local agencies, and citizen groups to coordinate events. Ensure that safety rules and regulations are followed during events.

• Work on event site layout to promote good participant circulation and meet safety needs.

• Supervises and coordinates the work activities of employees, volunteers, and staff at events.

• Assists Parks and Recreation Director with annual budget for special events and rental costs.

• Responsible for the purchasing of supplies and operating inventory for special events and programs.

• Coordinate the technical needs of events including negotiating and administering contracts and service agreements, purchasing materials, obtaining permits, arranging security and parking, and soliciting vendors and sponsors.

• Build and maintain positive relationships within the community to facilitate more

• community participation and highly successful events.

Prepares and presents reports and outcomes of various events to Parks and Recreation

Director.

• Coordinate and oversee the Parks facility rentals and reservations; schedule and make

arrangements for rental and use of facilities; answering questions in regards to the

Parks facility rentals and reservations.

• Performs other duties as assigned.

 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory.  The requirements are representative of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

• Commitment to excellence in customer service. 

• Ability to make decisions in accordance with established policies.

• Knowledge of municipal government operations.

• Knowledge of event planning methods and principles.

• Skilled in prioritizing, organizing, and managing multiple simultaneous projects.

• Skilled in preparing clear and concise reports, including oral, written, and audio/visual

• presentations.

• Skilled in applying independent judgment, personal discretion, and resourcefulness in

• interpreting and applying guidelines.

• Skilled in developing marketing and advertisement materials.

• Skilled in gathering and analyzing information and making recommendations based

• on findings and in support of organizational goals.

• Skilled in operating a computer and related software applications.

• Skilled in communicating effectively with a variety of individuals.

• Must be able to adapt well to frequent and last minute changes and thrive under pressure.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

• An Associate’s degree from an accredited institution in Recreation Administration or a closely related field and one (1) years related experience conducting organized recreational activities and varied administrative responsibilities or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Associate’s degree in Recreation Studies, Economic Development, Business Administration, Hospitality Management or a related field; and two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in coordinating special events; or any combination of experience and education that would be likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities for position. 

 

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE 

• Must possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license and vehicle for performance of job functions. 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand or sit; walk; talk or hear; hands and finger coordination, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Work is typically performed in both a standard indoor office environment and outdoor environment with potential exposure to adverse weather conditions. Employee will have frequent contact with the public, other City staff, and vendors.

 

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Parks and Recreation Director

Location: Town of Brookfield
Posting date: 11/18/2022

Job Description:

Job Description: The Parks and Recreation Director plans, organizes, and administers comprehensive community programming including recreational, social and culturally diverse programs and activities for all age groups within the Town.  Responsible for the use, care, and maintenance of: Town parks; municipal grounds including police and fire stations, Town Hall and the Library; the Still River Greenway, Kids Kingdom Playground; school grounds, fields, track, courts and playgrounds; and all other municipal properties and facilities.  Maintenance of open space properties and select cemeteries; assistance with Town Center District beautification and maintenance.  Maintenance of the Parks Garage and Town Beach building, seasonal restroom buildings and structures including Town Hall Bandstand and Cadigan Pavilion. Capital planning and project management.

Develops and administers a broad range of programs designed to meet the recreational needs of the community within the budget limitations of the department.  Assesses the recreational and facility needs for all residents, regardless of interests, age, sex, physical ability or ability to pay.  Evaluates how programming and facilities meets these needs and initiates additional actions as needed.  

Management of all Parks and Recreation employees.  Supervision of the recruitment, interviewing, hiring, evaluation and dismissal (when necessary) of instructors, volunteers and program staff funded by the Department’s Special Revenue fund.  Reviews and approves staff schedules, time records and leave requests.  

Supervises the advertisement and marketing of programs offered through the Parks and Recreation Department including preparation of program brochures, Department website and social media describing and promoting upcoming programs sponsored through the Parks and Recreation Department.  

Develops and fosters cooperative relationships and programs with other Town departments, community groups, schools, youth sports groups and other organizations.  Coordinates the use of all Municipal and School outdoor facilities for recreation and general purposes, and coordinates with the Athletic Director on the preparation of scholastic fields for games and practices to meet the needs of scholastic teams for both middle and high school.    

Enforces all policies, rules and regulations as directed by the Parks and Recreation Commission. Ensures compliance with Federal, State and local laws, regulations, codes and standards. 

Directs the maintenance and improvement of all parks, open space, school grounds and outdoor municipal facilities, including capital improvements. Makes periodic inspections of park areas and park and recreation facilities. Develops short and long term plans for the acquisition, maintenance and improvement of facilities. Develops a strategy for the beautification of parks, school grounds, and all municipal facilities.   

Participates in monthly Parks and Recreation Commission meetings.  Keeps members abreast of key issues and initiatives within the department outside of meetings. Serves on a variety of internal and external committees and as a liaison on behalf of the Department to established sub-committees.  Will be required to attend events and meetings on evenings and weekends.

Develops and monitors the Department budgets including allocation of resources and approving expenditures.  Ensures Department compliance with established Town financial policies. Prepares, advocates for, and administers the Department’s operating, capital improvement and equipment replacement budgets. Oversees the collection and accounting of various fees and charges in the Department’s special revenue fund.    

Coordinates a variety of public relations activities, including campaigns to promote funding and sponsorship of programs, facilities and events.   

Participates in the planning, design and construction of improvements and maintenance to all departmental areas and facilities.   Assists in the preparation of purchase specifications and bids and vetting of vendors. Negotiates on behalf of the Town when specifically directed.  Act as a project manager; reports to various boards and commissions, inspects and approves projects in progress and oversees contracts and other legal matters.

Strategic planning on behalf of civic, social, cultural and sport group needs for projects on Town owned properties.  Advocate and strategically plan for capital improvements to school and municipal properties.  Collaborate with Conservation Commission on facility improvements and maintenance to preserved and/or protected open space properties. 

Applications must be submitted to: Fern Smenyak, HR Director at the above listed address or complete the Town of Brookfield’s online application: https://brookfieldct.seamlessdocs.com/f/empapp.  

Applications/Resumes received until position is filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Work Week: Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation policy, planning and programming, and public administration principles and practices. Knowledge of materials and equipment needed for indoor and outdoor sports and recreational activities and facilities.  

Strong interpersonal skills. Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with Commission Board members, Town and School personnel, vendors, staff and the community.   

Demonstrated skills in management of personnel and projects as well as contract development and management.  

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; public speaking and presentation skills.  

Ability to analyze problems, identify alternate solutions, and resolve conflict; use knowledge and reasoning to solve complex problems. 

Analytical thinking skills to develop, prepare and manage an annual budget, including a capital improvement budget as well as the ability to strategize long range planning for the Town’s 10 year capital plan for facility maintenance and development.  

Ability to seek out, write, assist with, and administer grant applications that may be available through the State of Connecticut, Federal Government and local sources. 

Community minded with high standards of customer service.  

Must possess excellent analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail.  

Must be proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Suite.  Ability to learn recreation specific software.  

 

Education Required:

Membership Connecticut Recreation and Parks Association

Membership National Recreation and Parks Association

Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation or related field required.

Four years of progressively responsible recreation programs experience including at least three years in program supervision, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year to year basis. Certification in First Aid and CPR required. Certification from a National Recreation and Parks Association, Certified Parks and Recreation Professional.

Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s license is required.

Physical Demands

Must be mobile with the ability to get from one location in the office or work site(s) to other locations in and outside from the primary office or work site(s). 

Ability to sit for long periods of time.  Works in typical office setting subject to interruptions, heavy traffic flow and heavy work volume expectations.  May be exposed to field work to conduct inspections of park areas and facilities which may include walking over rough terrain and exposure to seasonal conditions in weather. 

Ability to stand, sit, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, balance, use hands and arms.

Ability to regularly push/pull and life objects up to 25 pounds.  Ability to perform manipulative skills such as writing, using a keyboard and/or calculator with accuracy.

Specific abilities required by this job include hearing, vision, speech, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus.The position requires the incumbent to work outdoors in all seasons.Regular and punctual attendance is necessary to succeed in this role.

 

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Recreation Program Coordinator

Location: West Haven, CT
Posting date: 11/14/2022

Job Description:

TITLE: RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR

DEPARTMENT: HUMAN RESOURCES -- RECREATION

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This is responsible recreation work involving the organizing and implementing of recreational activities in public parks and other facilities.

Work involves responsibility for planning, supervising and coordinating varied recreational programs for all age groups. Duties include recommending, implementing, promoting and evaluating recreation programs; arranging for equipment and supplies; hiring, training and supervising part-time, seasonal and certain full-time employees and program instructors, 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 good knowledge, skill and ability in a phase of public recreational programs.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the general supervision of the Director of Recreation and the Commissioner of Human Resources.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Supervises a large staff of seasonal and part-time recreation employees and instructors.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Participates in the planning, organizing, supervising and directing of diversified recreational programs.

Recruits, hires, trains, supervises and evaluates seasonal, part-time staff. Promotes recreational programs and writes press releases.

Assists with program registrations, collection of fees and other office functions to ensure maximum service to the public.

Maintains time sheets and other records; prepares activity and accident reports.

Assists in the preparation of the annual operating budget for assigned recreation programs; plans and directs necessary purchase of supplies and equipment.

Contacts organizations to elicit support for ongoing activities; attends meetings and conferences.

Participates in the planning and facilitation of department-sponsored holiday and seasonal special event

Assists in researching grant opportunities for recreational programs and preparing appropriate applications.

Fills in when program supervisors and instructors are unavailable.

Stays on call via beeper during all on-hours and during off-hours coinciding with the time of day or evening that department programs are being conducted.

Assist with the coordination of City's Concert Series.

Assist with the coordination of the City's Beautification Program.

 

NONESSENTIAL DUTIES

None.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of public recreation programs. Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of recreation programs.

Good knowledge of computer operation as it pertains to functions within the recreation setting. Considerable ability to work with large or small groups.

Considerable ability to instruct and functionally supervise others.

Considerable ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.

Considerable ability to establish and maintain courteous, effective working relationships with coworkers, civic groups, other municipal agencies and the general public.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in recreation plus three years of progressively responsible recreation program experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

First aid certification. Must have valid Connecticut driver’s license.

 

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Automobile, computer, cash register, photo ID machine, calculator, telephone, typewriter, laminator, copier, recreational sports equipment, beeper, two-way radio.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk and listen. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and carry up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work conducted in typical office working conditions with virtually no disagreeable features. The noise level in the work environment is moderately quiet in the office. While performing these duties the employee periodically works in outside weather conditions and occasionally is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The noise level in the field is moderately loud.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employee as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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Manager of Recreation Services Town of Groton Parks & Recreation

Location: Noank, CT
Posting date: 11/03/2022

Job Description:

CLASSIFICATION OVERVIEW

Under the general direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation performs highly responsible and complex work in the administration of the Parks and Recreation Department. Responsible for the general supervision and overall administration of all programs, services, facilities, and special events of the Recreational Services division as well as assists the Director in the overall administration of the Department.

Accountable for ensuring that equal opportunity, diversity, equity and inclusion are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The essential functions or duties listed below are the primary functions and duties of the classification. In addition to being able to perform all duties of a lower classification, there may be other types of work that may be performed and the omission of a particular duty or function does not exclude that duty or function from the classification provided the duty or function is similar in work, related to the work or logically assigned to the classification.

Under the direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation, is responsible for coordinating recreation program management; design, development, implementation, evaluation and analysis of programs and services provided by the Recreational Services division. Responsible for the appropriate use and allocation of resources in order to achieve Recreation goals and objectives. Directly supervises activities, programs, maintenance, and all levels and types of employees.

Coordinates and implements a diverse program matrix of recreational services , focused on equitable availability to all residents. Assists in developing relevant strategy, policy and procedures for efficient, effective, and safe delivery of services. Assess ongoing community needs, evaluating program objectives and outcomes, for alignment with expectations.

Coordinates a comprehensive community outreach program, to include publicity, marketing, and effective engagement, to increase engagement in active recreation, resulting in improved community health and wellness. Ensures Recreation communications, programs and services encompass an inclusionary focus. Prepares monthly reports including financial, statistical and program information. Maintains an awareness of risk management mitigation strategies when delivering services, partnering with other departments as necessary. Maintains awareness of recreation trends, best practices, and current information on programs and services.

Compiles the divisional annual budget for general and special revenue funds; implementing a planned work and activity schedule. Maintains ongoing oversight of the operational budget, managing and approving expenditures.

Manager of Recreation Services

Responsible for employee supervision, management, performance, and development. Administers employee orientation and development training. Recommends hires, promotions and disciplinary actions. Assists in succession planning, mentoring and evaluating full-time, part-time, seasonal and contractual employees. Manages annual seasonal hiring process.

Manages the creation of accreditation standards and will maintain ongoing adherence to the standards, as well as policy and procedure. Responsible for managing the usage of Town facilities by other agencies. Facilitates recreational services division activities with the Board of Education and other social and community agencies.

Utilizes effective communication and partnerships in working with boards, commissions, and elected officials. Must possess considerable ability to establish and maintain effective and courteous working relationships with Town officials, public officials, residents, members of the general public, other departments and agencies, co-workers and volunteers.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Manager of Recreation Services is responsible for projects related to the division as well as activities requiring coordination between divisions and departments. Coordinates the use of volunteers as needed. May be assigned to staff commissions or task forces relative to the division. Coordinates major community events including budgeting, event planning and implementation.

The position requires flexibility in working extended and/or off-hours, including evenings and weekends. Local periodic travel is required.

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING

Skill and knowledge would be acquired with a Bachelor's degree in Recreational Administration, or a closely related field, along with five (5) years experience in a Parks and Recreation agency, or a Master's Degree in Recreational Administration and three (3) years of experience in a recreational agency. A minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience is preferred. A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of this position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements.

Criminal background, drug testing, driving record, and other applicable background checks are required prior to employment.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must possess and maintain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator’s license; First Aid and CPR Training are highly desired, with a six-month achievement goal if not certified; a Certified Parks and Recreation Executive (CPRE) OR Certified Parks & Recreation Professional (CPRP) designation is required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms, drive; get in and out of vehicles; tolerate exposure to weather and

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Program Coordinator

Location: Waterford, CT
Posting date: 11/02/2022

Job Description:

The following positions is presently open at the Town of Waterford:

PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Salary Range: $53,956/year - $67,445 (commensurate with experience)

APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2022 AT 4:00PM

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Park and Recreation Coordinator

Location: Litchfield, CT
Posting date: 10/27/2022

Job Description:

TOWN OF LITCHFIELD

PARK AND RECREATION COORDINATOR

Park and Recreation Department

This position is governed under the agreement between the

Town of Litchfield and the Litchfield Supervisors Union, affiliated with CSEA, SEIU Local 2001 this is a salaried position with a range between $51,270.50- $64,088.13/year. The Town offers Health/Dental/Vision through the CT State Partnership Plan, generous time off allowances, and an employer contributed 401 (A) plan.

If you are interested in the position, you must complete an application. Resume will not be accepted in lieu of an application.

Individuals must be able to pass a thorough background check, including DMV, references, pre-employment physical and drug screen.

Application will be accepted until a sufficient number have been received.

Please submit your application, resume and cover letter to [email protected] or mail to:

Town of Litchfield Selectman’s Office 74 West St, Litchfield, CT 06759

 

PARK AND RECREATION COORDINATOR

BASIC FUNCTION

Under the direction of the First Selectman and advisory authority of Park and Recreation Commission the incumbent in this position is responsible for the direction and administration of the Town of Litchfield’s Parks and Recreation, which includes the development, organization, coordination, implementation and supervision of adult and youth recreation programs. The Coordinator ensures proper maintenance of the Town Parks, and Recreation facilities and school facilities when used for Park and Recreation programs. The Coordinator will recruit personnel, as approved, and control department expenditures in accordance with budgeted appropriations and prepare grant applications.

 

PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

Administers and executes policies established by the Recreation Commission, and maintain records of department activities, services, personnel and property.

Directs, controls and accounts for the expenditures of the Department funds in accordance with budget appropriations. Prepares annual budget with the assistance of the Park and Recreation Commission, recommends the establishment of necessary fees and charges for various programs, evaluates the need for purchasing new or replacement equipment. Prepares grant applications and meets all requirement associated with the application.

Prepares and submits monthly budget reports, as well as regular and special reports regarding department activities to the Recreation Commission and First Selectman at least one week prior to the regularly scheduled monthly meeting. Attends all regular and special meetings of the Park and Recreation Commission and maintains records of the department activities, services and personnel.

Incumbent supervises department personnel, temporary and seasonal staff, the general public at sponsored events; and provides guidance to volunteers in the various town wide recreation programs for citizens of all ages. Communicates to the public about community recreation programs, its purpose, and objective through various communication means including but not limited to the Town website, social media, local radio, other organizations and volunteers.

Maintains a close relationship with school officials and obtains maximum requested usage of school and town facilities for all recreational activities, including volunteer recreational organizations. Establishes and maintains cooperative planning and working relationships with other local community agencies with Park and Recreation affiliations

Evaluates and makes recommendations to the Park and Recreation Commission on the effectiveness of the Department services by studying conditions, needs and trends affecting the parks and recreation requirements. Maintains awareness of new developments in the park and recreation fields utilizing CRPA membership, continuing education, and attending seminars as needed.

Supervises and organizes a diversified program of recreational activities and services and schedules facilities for use for educational programs and other activities.

Supervises, controls and accounts for the expenditures of department funds in accordance with budget appropriations; prepares annual budget estimates; purchases supplies, and recommends the establishment of necessary fees and charges for various services and supervises their use.

Evaluates and makes recommendations on the effectiveness of the department services by studying conditions, needs and trends affecting the parks and recreation requirements.

Maintains awareness of new developments in the parks and recreation fields through continuing education, seminars, literature and membership in related organizations.

Interprets to the public the community recreation program and its purpose and objectives through the use of the volunteers and staff members, media coverage and other suitable means, and establishes and maintains

cooperative planning and working relationships with other local community agencies concerned with recreation, parks and related fields of interest.

Represents the Town in various community agencies, clubs, and organizations concerned with Park and Recreation functions.

Performs other related assignments as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of recreation and leisure services administration as applied to a municipal parks and recreation program.

Thorough knowledge of community needs and program options in the field of recreation and leisure services, the proper physical planning, design, arrangement, construction and maintenance of parks and recreational areas.

Thorough ability in oral and written communications and to develop short and long term plans for programs and maintenance.

Ability to operate computers.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies and the general public.

 

ORGANIZATION RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to: First Selectman and the Recreation Commission

Supervises: Assistant Park & Recreation Coordinator

Instructors, Coaches, Assistants and Attendants as required

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from college with a B.S. degree in Recreation or related field, plus two years of related experience or equivalent. 

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Parks and Recreation Maintainer III

Location: Town of East Lyme
Posting date: 10/27/2022

Job Description:

 

Date:  October 2022

Position: Parks and Recreation Maintainer III

Department: Parks and Recreation

FLSA: Non-exempt

Reports to: Parks and Recreation Foreman/Turf Specialist

Supervises: N/A

 

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Performs general labor work and work related to the care, maintenance and beautification of grounds including facilities, parks, beaches, play fields and landscaped areas.  Requires the operation of various types of tools, equipment and vehicles.  Works independently in the construction, installation, repair and maintenance of Parks and Recreation facilities.

 

Essential Functions:

• Operates various tools and equipment (non-power and power) including, but not limited to: chain saws, weed cutters, brush cutters, lawn sweepers, edgers, top dressing machine, lawn roller, line painter, over-seeding machine, snow blower, ball field conditioner, sod cutter, push mowers, trencher, power hand tools, pressure washer, pumps, reel mowers, rotary mowers, leaf blowers, rotor tillers, hedge trimmers and pruners.

• Performs manual work, sometimes heavy, in the removal of trees. Leaves, brush, trash or refuse, and in the installation or replacement of benches, fences, posts, rails or signs.  Also shovels materials such as sand, gravel, stone and soil.  Uses hand tools to plant and care for trees, shrubs and flower beds.

• Operates equipment to mow and maintain fields, beaches, grounds and recreational areas.  Grades, fertilizes, seeds and lines playing fields.

• Prepares vehicles and equipment, loading materials and in positioning equipment.  Services vehicles and equipment with fuel, lubricants and accessories.  Maintains cleanliness of all equipment.

• Operates motor vehicles including, but not limited to, dump trucks, pick-up trucks, van trucks, stake body/box trucks, and trailers, tractors, and tractor loaders, tractor backhoes, including such attachments as snow plow, snow blower and tractor mowers.

• Operates various tools, power tools and equipment including, but not limited to, chain saws, power weed cutters, power brush cutters, power sprayers, aerators, lawn sweepers, power edger’s, portable generators, radial arm saw, power top dressing machine, lawn roller, power line painter, over-seeding machine, snow blower, ball field conditioner, power sod cutter, push mowers, trencher, bobcat loader, power hand tools, pressure washer, pumps, reel mowers, rotary mowers, flail mowers, power leaf blowers, rotor tillers, brush clippers, stump grinders, hedge trimmers, power pruners, cement mixer, irrigation systems and timers.

 

• Inspects machinery, equipment, buildings and ground for safety.

• Operates snow removal tools such as snow blower, snow plow, shovels or other equipment.

• Applies pesticides and herbicides under the direction of a supervisor.

• Performs related duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

• High School Diploma or GED required.

• Three years of experience in the operation and care of grounds-keeping equipment and/or grounds maintenance.

• State of CT Motor Vehicle Driver’s License is required. 

• CDL-B Air Brakes Motor Vehicle License is preferred.

• Must possess and maintain a valid State of Connecticut Commercial Junior Operator Certificate for pesticides.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both professional and non-professional, co-workers, management personnel, the public and others.

• Working knowledge of the care, development and maintenance or lawns, athletic turf, and athletic fields/facilities.

• Basic knowledge of insects and diseases that attack lawn, shrubs, etc. and the methods of controlling them.

• Skill in the operation of grounds keeping.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both professional and non-professional, co-workers, management personnel, the public and others

 

Mental and Physical Requirements:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

• Must be able to perform continuous bending, twisting stooping, reaching and lifting of moderate to heavy weight material up to 100 lbs.

• Must be able to work standing for extended periods, up to 8 hours per day.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee primarily works out of doors in all weather conditions.

• Is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

• Able to frequently work near moving mechanical parts, in precarious places and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic materials, extreme cold and extreme heat.

• Able to perform in a work environment that is quiet to noisy depending on the task or equipment being used.

• Vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

• Ability to maintain his/her composure with the public and co-workers in everyday, stressful emergency situations.

 

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement or contract between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as requirements of the job change.

 

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrative of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar; or a logical assignment to the position.

 

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Lifeguard

Location: Bristol, CT
Posting date: 10/27/2022

Job Description:

BRISTOL, CONNECTICUT 06010

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

LIFEGUARD(S)

Entry Level (Non-Certified) & Red Cross Certified

AQUATICS DIVISION

Summary: 

The Dennis Malone Aquatics Center has available Lifeguard positions; we offer flexible scheduling to accommodate extracurricular activities including evenings, weekends, and daytime hours. Performs patron surveillance, maintains safe aquatic facilities; provides customer service and other duties as assigned. We offer competitive pay, advanced training, and opportunity for professional growth.

Qualifications: Seeking highly motivated, dependable and reliable individual(s) to work a variety of part-time shifts. Desire American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards AND those wishing to become Certified Lifeguards with excellent communication skills.

 

Wages: $14.65/hour (Increases to $15.65/hr. at 1 year).

 

SUBMIT COMPLETED ONLINE APPLICATION:

www.bristolct.gov

 

DEADLINE: *OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

 

*The City of Bristol reserves the right to cease accepting applications at any time.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Parks Foreman/Turf Specialist

Location: Town of East Lyme
Posting date: 10/27/2022

Job Description:

 

Date:  October, 2022

Position:  Parks Foreman/Turf Specialist

Department:  Parks and Recreation

FLSA:  Non-exempt

Reports To:  Director of Parks and Recreation

Supervises:  Parks and Recreation Maintainers

 

NATURE OF WORK:

Organizes and supervises the day-to-day activities of the Parks maintenance crew.  The position requires independent judgment, initiative, maturity, observation, leadership, strong communication and inter-personal skills, accuracy and planning ability.  Regular duties of the Parks maintenance crew involves care, maintenance and construction of Town parks, recreational areas, facilities and public grounds.  The Parks Foreman/Turf Specialist position actively participates in completing work in addition to supervising others performing the same work.

 

Essential Functions:

• Oversees Parks maintenance operations and staff.

• Establishes priorities and assigns work to meet schedule, seasonal or emergency needs.

• Implements a plan to systematically maintain parks, recreational facilities, and equipment.

• Supervises the maintenance of playgrounds, beaches, recreational facilities, trails, open spaces and athletic fields and courts.  

• Inspects facilities for safety and functionality and initiates corrective actions as necessary.

• Maintains athletic field irrigation equipment.  

• Supervises mowing, trimming, trash removal, and care of trees, turf, shrubs, and planting beds.

• Maintains and implements the Department’s Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program and applies herbicides and pesticides in accordance with laws and best practices.

• Develops, implements, supervises and tracks training program for Parks and Recreation Maintainers, seasonal and part-time employees in all operations, supplies, and equipment, material and safety procedures.

• Assists the Director of Parks and Recreation in implementing and enforcing Department safety procedures and regulations. 

• Maintains inventory of assigned materials and supplies and submits purchase requests.

• Assists the Director of Parks and Recreation with preparation of Department’s budgets, creates purchase orders, and processes Departmental invoices as needed.

• Assists the Director of Parks and Recreation and the Master Mechanic/Fleet Manager with major and minor equipment purchases.

• Recommends to the Director of Parks and Recreation personnel actions such as employment, promotion and discipline of employees 

• Inspects department and contractor work for conformance with specifications and standards.

• Coordinates maintenance operations with Public Works or other departments as necessary.

• Lead contact for off hours emergency calls from emergency dispatch

• Performs Departmental work planning.  This includes preparing daily work orders for departmental staff, checking sites for potential Department work, meeting with residents with regards to issues, developing lists for work that needs to be done by the Department and any other planning work as directed by the Director of Parks and Recreation.

• Maintains work, time and material records as needed

• Reviews and processes Parks crew timesheets.

• Regular attendance is required of this position.

• Ability to be available for work outside normal working hours.

• Performs skilled repair and welding work in maintaining machinery and equipment.

• Coordinates the scheduling of maintenance and repair of heavy equipment, vehicles and machinery with the Highway Mechanic.

• Participates in Park planning by advising on facilities and equipment availability and needs.

• Operates trucks and/or other heavy equipment with plow attachments to plow and salt Town roads, parking lots, grounds, and facilities as needed.

• Coordinates Snowplowing responsibilities for Parks and Recreation Employees.

• Performs such other related duties and responsibilities as required.

 

****** The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES:

• Associates Degree in Landscape Planning, Turf Sciences, Horticulture or other closely related field is desired.  

• Five years experience in parks and grounds work with at least two years in a supervisory capacity is required.

• Connecticut Driver’s License Class B required.

• Connecticut Supervisory Pesticide Applicator License is required.

• Certified Playground Safety Inspector certification.

• Skill in the operation of grounds keeping equipment necessary to effectively complete essential job functions.

• Means of transportation 

• Criminal background and driving record checks required prior to employment.

• Candidates who do not currently hold licenses or certifications, but who have the potential to obtain them in a determined timeframe may be considered.

 

 

Mental and Physical requirements:

Considerable physical strength and stamina is required. The Physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

• Must be able to perform continuous bending, twisting, stooping, reaching and lifting of moderate to heavy material up to 100 lbs.

• Must be able to work standing for extended periods, up to 8 hours every day.

• While performing the duties of the job, the employee primarily works outdoors in all weather conditions.

• Is frequently required to use hand to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

• Able to frequently work near moving mechanical parts, in precarious places and is exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic materials, extreme cold and extreme heat.

• Able to perform in a work environment that is quiet to noisy depending on the task or equipment being used.

• Vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.

• Ability to maintain his/her composure with the public and co-workers in everyday, stressful and emergency situations.

 

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement or contract between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as requirements of the job change.

 

The order in which Examples of Essential Functions and Qualifications Profile are meant only for reference and do not necessarily represent any order of magnitude.

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Director of Recreation

Location: Town of Shrewsbury
Posting date: 10/17/2022

Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Assistant Town Manager – Community Development and Human Services, provides strategic leadership and vision to plan, direct, manage and oversee the functions, programs and operations of the Recreation Department. This is inclusive of recreational services, special events, programs, park development and facilitation of the use of the town’s recreational facilities including parks, playgrounds, ponds, and school athletic fields in concert with various town departments. Organizes and administers technical, administrative and supervisory support, as well as high quality customer service in support of the Lake Quinsigamond Commission, Parks & Cemetery Commission, Shrewsbury Trails Committee, and other Town of Shrewsbury Boards, Committees and Commissions as may be required or assigned.

Uses professional expertise, critical thinking and interpersonal skills to accomplish varied functions that range in nature from routine to complex. These require considerable independent judgment and initiative in determining courses of action not clearly defined by precedent, statute or established guidelines. Works in accordance with state and local laws and regulations. The employee functions independently, referring specific issues to the supervisor only where clarification or interpretation of policy or procedures is required and for review of draft decisions prior to distribution. Supervises multiple administrative and/or professional technical staff members.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Essential Job Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform effectively. The position is responsible for all other duties as assigned.

  •  Develops, coordinates and implements new recreational programs, activities and services as well as evaluates, improves, and expands existing programs and makes recommendations for new facilities to meet the recreational needs of all Town residents.
  • Fosters and maintains positive working relationships with community and special interest groups on matters of recreational concerns; assesses the recreational needs of the community and provides timely and appropriate responses. Represents the Department and the Town at various public events and on various town and regional committees, as needed.
  • Coordinates public relations information including press release and development of recreational program materials to promote programs and services.
  • Responsible for all personnel matters of the department, inclusive of participating in hiring process, supervising, training, developing, coaching, performance evaluation, and ensuring they and their staff have proper certifications. Delegates and sets employee work schedules as needed. Maintains payroll information, certifies and submits as required. Responsible for all department records.
  • Develops, administers, monitors, controls and reports on annual capital and operating budgets. Attends Town Meeting and budget hearings as necessary to respond to. Explains and justifies budget variances.
  • Works closely with various Town Departments, Leadership Teams, Boards, Committees and Commissions, as assigned, in the development of plans and policies for the Town’s recreational programs and activities.
  • Plans and oversees large public events such as Memorial Day Parade, Veterans Day Ceremony, concerts, etc. Provides support to community groups planning public events. Coordinates use of town and school facilities such as ball fields, recreation and park areas, state facilities such as the Corazzini Boat Ramp, and related facilities and ensures safe use of such facilities.
  • Determines and assesses fee structure for all programs, activities and services and oversees the accounting of all collected fees, inclusive of online credit card compliance processing system used for online registration.
  • Establishes, implements, monitors, and adjusts department policies and procedures as mandated by local, state and federal regulations.
  • Responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.
  • Makes recommendations and develops plans for capital improvement projects.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

PREPARATION, SKILL, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:

Education and Experience

Duties require knowledge equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in parks and recreation management, business management, or a related field and five (5) or more years of related experience working in a public parks and recreation environment, with three (3) years in a supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Certified Park and Recreational (CPRP) as granted by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) preferred. Valid driver’s license required.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill

Knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal parks and recreation programs and the ability to make practical application of them. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing, plan, manage, organize, speak publicly, supervise, foster, and maintain relationships. Ability to recognize town-wide priorities and work cooperatively to support their accomplishments. Financial management, personnel management, customer service, marketing skills.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is performed in busy office conditions with regular interruptions to respond to requests for information for service. Regular periods are also spent outside requiring some exposure to weather conditions when directing special events and monitoring project work. The workload is subject to seasonal fluctuations; regular work schedule requires attendance at monthly evening meetings and special meetings as needed. The employee operates standard office equipment. Duties require regular contact with Town departments and residents. Contact is in person, by telephone, email and correspondence. Minimal physical effort is required to perform duties under busy office conditions with frequent interaction with the public. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, speak, hear and use hands to operate equipment. Travel by car within the Town and to neighboring communities as needed. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents and view a computer monitor. The workload is subject to both predicted and unplanned fluctuations.

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Aquatics Coordinator

Location: Ridgefield, CT
Posting date: 10/11/2022

Job Description:

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). Current Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (9:45am-6:45pm), Friday (9:45am-6:45pm), Saturday (8:30am-5:30pm)

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Client Services Specialist- MyRec.com Recreation Software

Location: Remote
Posting date: 10/11/2022

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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Parks and Recreation Manager

Location: Seymour, CT
Posting date: 09/30/2022
Closing date: 10/14/2022

Job Description:

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

The Parks and Recreation Manager develops, plans, and supervises recreation programs for the Town of Seymour including oversite of the Town Parks and Recreational Facilities. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Assists with the development of near-term and long-range planning for various Community Center programs.

•Assists in the preparation and administration of the parks and recreation operating and capital improvements budget.

•Develops, monitors, and enforces park fee schedule.

•Assists the Director of Community Services and the Grants Manager in the Development of grant proposal applications; monitors ongoing activities associated with such grants.

•Develops, executes and maintains a plan to monitor parks activities in accordance with Town ordinances and charter. 

•Plan, promote, schedule, and supervise community wide recreation and educational programming, activities, special events and trips for all age groups.  

•Develops marketing and promotional materials including the creation of seasonal inserts, brochures, press releases, flyers, email blasts and social media 

•Provides direct leadership of recreation programs.  Provides instruction in the absence of staff as needed. 

•Responsible for the recruitment, in-service training, scheduling and evaluation of seasonal part-time employees, contractual staff and volunteers. Directs change as needed. 

•Collaborate, communicate, and assist in scheduling use of facilities with other Town departments, civic groups, and schools.

•Maintains contact with school, social, industrial, and civic groups interested in athletics and other recreational and community activities. 

•Assist in the maintenance of Community Service website, on-line registration system and all social media pages/accounts.

•Manage and obtain sponsorships for the Community Service Department.

•Provides a backup to other Program Manager(s) as needed.  

•Attends and participates in monthly parks and recreation commission meetings. 

In addition to the essential duties and responsibilities, the employee will be required to perform any other duties assigned by his or her supervisor.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

•Reports directly to the Director of Community Services for the Town of Seymour.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

•Exercises supervision over all Recreation Program staff and equipment, directly or through subordinate supervisors. 

QUALIFICATIONS:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITIES:

•Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of modern recreation programs

•Ability to balance multiple programs/activities at one time and travel between recreation activities as needed. 

•Ability to professionally express oneself before groups of people including residents, employees, or participants.

•Intermediate Computer skills required including Microsoft Office Products, Online recreation registration programs and social media experience essential.  

•Ability to constantly interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and management instruction, and procedure manuals.

•Ability to convey routine reports and correspondence.

•Ability to frequently move or maintain a stationary position.

•Ability to occasionally lift and or move objects up to 45 pounds. 

•Thorough knowledge of equipment and facilities required in a comprehensive recreation program

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:

•Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in Recreation, Parks and Recreation Administration, leisure studies, physical education or a related field. Graduation from a college or technical school with an emphasis in recreation or physical education desired

•Minimum three (3) years’ experience in recreational program design, management coaching or camp administration or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

•Professional certification through NRPA preferred but not required. 

•Flexible schedule required including early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed for programs, activities and classes. 

•Basic Life Support CPR, AED and Concussion training or willingness to obtain. 

•Employee must hold a valid driver’s license. 

REVIEW PROCESS:

•Essential duties & responsibilities will be reviewed directly with employee’s department head, The Director of Operations, in an annual meeting scheduled each January

oAll changes to job essential duties & responsibilities must be approved and signed off by First Selectman, Department Head, & employee following a meeting outlining the changes proposed and reasons why.

•The First Selectman, in conjunction with the employee’s department head and HR, will conduct an annual employee performance review each January and a mid-year review each July. 

 

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Recreation Supervisor

Location: Mansfield, CT
Posting date: 09/29/2022
Closing date: 10/17/2022

Job Description:

This position performs intermediate professional work managing a variety of recreation programs with an emphasis on aquatics and outdoor recreation as well as related work as required.  Duties include: planning and supervising recreation programs; scheduling programs and events; supervising program staff; monitoring budgets of assigned programs; maintaining appropriate records and files; preparing reports.  Work is performed under regular supervision and limited supervision is exercised over subordinate program staff.  Position reports to the Recreation Services Manager.

This position is 35 hours/week with benefits.  Work schedule can include evenings and weekends to accommodate work assignments.  Position is exempt (salaried).

Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in recreation, sports or leisure sciences, physical education or related field and some experience in organized recreation programs.

Special Requirements:

Possession of CPR, first aid, lifeguard, and water safety certifications are preferred.

(Please see the job description for more information concerning the duties and requirements for this position.)

Salary (7/1/2022)

Salary Grade 20           $34.41 - $43.58/hr   $62,867 - $79,620/yr

Interested applicants must submit an employment application, resume, and letter of interest online at www.mansfieldct.gov/jobs no later than Monday, October 17, 2022 at 4:00pm.

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Recreation Supervisor II

Location: Wethersfield, CT
Posting date: 08/23/2022
Closing date: 09/09/2022

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation develops, directs, coordinates and supervises comprehensive community recreational, athletic, cultural and instructional programs and special events. Oversees aquatic programs and the management of outdoor facilities. Provides technical support and training on a variety of software platforms. Supervises part-time and seasonal staff. May require after hour weekday/weekend work for special events and programs.

Essential Functions:

Develops, directs, supervises, conducts and evaluates diversified recreation programs for children and adults.

Coordinates community wide special events with other Town Departments and organizations outside the agency.

Oversees the organization, administration, and promotion of aquatic facilities and programs. Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates aquatic staff. Adheres to aquatic safety standards and guidelines.

Proposes programs and activities for consideration by Director, projects staffing and funding requirements, develops and implements approved programs and activities; evaluates and measures programs including sports, instructional and other recreation programs assigned by the Director.

Manages facility use, field scheduling for sports leagues and reports field maintenance issues.

Develops procedures and provides technical instruction on Department specific software to staff, provides assistance in the design, development and maintenance of specialized software, and coordinates with the IT Department on software and hardware needs.

Provides on-site inspection and evaluation of outdoor facilities and prepares and collects written quotes for park facility projects. Coordinates with Town staff and vendors on facility improvement projects.

Recruits, assigns, trains, supervises and evaluates part-time and seasonal employees for recreation programs and events.

Submits financial reports for programs and facilities and suggests and oversees collection of facility fees.

Assists in the preparation and administration of department budget. Researches and applies for grants.

Performs related work as required.

Application

https://wethersfieldct.gov/filestorage/295/297/480/592/22093/Employment_Application.pdf

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Building Maintenance Supervisor (Indoor) - 40 hours/week

Location: Ridgefield, CT
Posting date: 08/22/2022

Job Description:

Ridgefield Parks & Recreation has an opening for a Building Maintenance Supervisor to oversee the day-to-day upkeep, building operations and maintenance for multiple municipally owned recreation facilities. Duties include managing the maintenance staff responsible for custodial services, basic repairs, and event set-up/break down. The ideal candidate is a team player with solid technical skills and experience with organizing the cleaning and maintenance of buildings. Must have an eye for detail, be able to prioritize duties, assign work and develop effective work methods.

We are situated in a beautiful residential area, with easy access to a range of cultural and recreational activities. Our employees receive a complimentary membership to our expansive recreation center, family membership to Martin Park Beach, and discounts on all recreation programs. 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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Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation

Location: New Canaan, CT
Posting date: 08/17/2022

Job Description:

The purpose of this position is to assist the Director of Parks and Recreation to plan, administer, manage and supervise a comprehensive park and recreation program and facilities to meet community needs for safe and accessible parks, sports, camps and related activities. The position involves the management of daily operations of indoor and outdoor recreation programs; development, promotion and publishing of program information and schedules using a variety of mediums; fund-raising, risk management and reporting duties; and co-managing a variety of facilities, including the Senior/Community Center and pools. The Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in administering and managing town recreation programs and activities and is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under their direction and control

Qualifications required would generally be acquired with a bachelor’s degree and over five years’ experience in recreation organizations similar to municipalities, including two years of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

Special Requirements: Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and required certifications, including CPR-AED, Blood-borne pathogens, certified Park and Recreation Professional preferred.

Background investigation and pre-employment physical. Salary DOQ.  Equal 

Opportunity employer M/F/D/V.  Complete the online application which can be found at www.newcanaan.info under Job Opportunities and attach a cover letter and resume with at least three references. The position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is selected.

Parks and Recreation Program Leader

Location: East Hampton, CT
Posting date: 07/29/2022
Closing date: 08/19/2022

Job Description:

The Town of East Hampton is seeking a candidate to fill the full-time position of Parks and Recreation Program Leader.  The Program Leader will develop, promote, initiate, supervise, and conduct a wide variety of age-appropriate recreation programs.  This is a 40-hour, revenue generated position.  The position requires a flexible schedule to include day, evening, and weekend hours.  Four years’ experience in recreation, athletics, or closely related field.  College training in recreation management or similar major may be substituted for general experience.  Conducting and supervising recreation programs and prior public recreation experience is preferred.   $19.00-$22.00 per hour.  Benefit package offered.   

Please send cover letter, resume and employment application to the Town of East Hampton, Department of Human Resources, 1 Community Drive, East Hampton, CT 06424, by August 19, 2022, or until filled.  EOE/M-F/AA.  www.easthamptonct.gov

Recreation Supervisor

Location: Farmington, CT
Posting date: 07/28/2022
Closing date: 08/26/2022

Job Description:

Winding Trails, Inc. is a nonprofit organization located in Farmington, Connecticut that provides year-round recreational and educational activities for the enjoyment of families and individuals of all ages. We are currently seeking a motivated team-oriented individual to join our staff. Winding Trails has a progressive and diverse event and program schedule serving children, families, and individuals. This position will involve planning and execution of a wide range of events and programs for Winding Trails’ constituents. Concentration will be on larger special events/programs and support of all aspects of the organization. 

This is an exempt full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, 403B retirement plan, and medical benefits. A degree in recreation, leisure science, or related field is preferred. Hours will include some nights and weekends.

Closing date for applying is Friday, August 26th, 2022. Applications and job description can be found at https://www.windingtrails.org/get-involved/employment/. Please send application, cover letter, and resume by email to [email protected] or by mail to Recreation Supervisor Search Committee c/o Winding Trails, Inc.  50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT 06032.

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Deputy Director of Parks & Public Works

Location: New Haven, CT
Posting date: 07/18/2022
Closing date: 08/19/2022

Job Description:

This is a demanding administrative, supervisory and field-oriented position responsible for the coordination and execution of programs, services and seasonal activities in the Department’s subdivisions to assure exceptional services and results. Participation in the Department’s administrative functions will include budgetary processes, purchasing, and staff administration responsibilities. 

Salary Range: $72,118 - $101,715

Typical Duties Include:

•Supervises and plans the activities associated with the physical maintenance of roads, sidewalks, bridges and other infrastructure, park lands, buildings, park furniture, historical facilities, monuments, waterfronts, street trees, public grounds and trees, athletic facilities, gardens, greenhouses, and natural recreation areas to insure the safe use by the public. 

•Directs administrative and operational staff and other resources in the daily operations of the department including daily functions, permits, environmental impact, complaints, public inquiries, and fiscal issues affecting the performance of the department. 

•Consults with the Division Supervisors on daily operations and the scheduling of (short & long term) projects, productivity, required documentation, records and reports. 

•Works to move the department to better utilize GIS as an operating technology to better improve department effectiveness, to maximize service and reduce costs. 

•Monitors divisional operations ensuring conformance with department standards, policies, permits and statutory provisions. 

•Assists all administrative efforts associated with budget (annual and capital) preparations, fiscal management and accountability required for responsible record keeping efforts involving the work being performed. 

•Assists in all Parks and Public Works personnel issues involving work tasks, union disputes and working conditions consistent with Civil Service requirements and approved Union agreements. 

•Participates in the planning and administration of capital projects for public works, park lands and buildings.

Requirements Include:

•Graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in Park Administration, Public Administration, Management, Construction Administration, Horticulture, Engineering or related fields; Minimum of 5 years of experience in maintenance operations at the management level; 

•Considerable experience working with various levels of staff in the efforts to improve department efficiency and effectiveness. 

•Considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of park maintenance management. 

•Considerable knowledge of public administration including municipal budgeting, accounting and purchasing. 

•Considerable knowledge and aptitude in the interpretation of plans and specifications associated with public works related projects including construction and maintenance methods and techniques. 

•Considerable knowledge of refuse collection, waste disposal, street cleaning, snow removal, flood control procedures, equipment use and associated maintenance. 

•Considerable knowledge and experience with technology-based programs such as GIS based work orders and asset management systems. 

•Knowledge and application of the principles of engineering practices associated with the maintenance of roads, bridges, sidewalks, building, grounds and drainage facilities. 

•Knowledge of OSHA, DMV, EPA, DEEP and relevant Building Regulations.

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY:

In order to be considered for this title, you must apply during the posting period via the online application portal.

1) Go to https://www.jobapscloud.com/oec/NewHaven/

2) First-time users will click "New User Registration" and create your Applicant Profile

3) Click on available job postings and Apply Online. You will need a valid, working email address to apply. 

 

This is a General Fund, "Tested" position. 

Applicants meeting minimum requirements will be invited to participate in a Civil Service exam process at a later date. 

 

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Program Coordinator

Location: Cheshire, CT
Posting date: 07/12/2022
Closing date: 08/05/2022

Job Description:

Town of Cheshire Parks and Recreation Department seeks qualified candidates for this recently vacant FT, 35 hr/wk position. FY23 minimum annual salary: $51,379. Excellent benefit package.

Job description and application process info available on Town web site at www.cheshirect.org .

Deadline for applying is 8-5-22. Cheshire is an EEOE, M/F/D/V

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Administrative Analyst II/Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Coordinator (STEM)

Location: Bloomfield, CT
Posting date: 07/01/2022

Job Description:

The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Services is undergoing a new phase of innovation and transformation with the creation of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program focused on program development, curriculum development, and teaching STEM programs during the afternoon, evening, and weekend hours for preschool and school age youth through young adults. Our goal is to expose the youth and young adults to STEM programming through developed programs as well as working with community resources and businesses for potential internship and/or job placement opportunities. 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in education, STEM related field, recreation or closely related field, plus one year of progressively responsible administrative experience, OR an acceptable equivalent combination of education and experience, substituting on the basis of one year of experience for each year of education.

Selection Process

All appointments and promotions shall be made according to merit and fitness for performing the functions of the position, including factors such as education, experience, aptitude, knowledge, character, ethics, or other qualifications that would determine the best candidate for the position.  Examinations may include written, oral, physical, or performance tests or any combination of the various types of examinations. Town of Bloomfield conducts pre-employment physical, drug testing, DCF background, state and federal criminal history and background investigation, including fingerprints.

Applications

Applications may be obtained on our website at www.bloomfieldct.org and must be submitted to Human Resources along with a resume and cover letter. Applications accepted ONLY by mail, email – [email protected] or the drop box at the Town Hall. Applications accepted until position is filled.

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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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Part-Time Positions

Assistant Recreation Program Specialist

Location: Town of Wallingford Parks & Recreation
Posting date: 11/15/2022

Job Description:

Assistant Recreation Program Specialist (Part-Time)

Town of Wallingford Parks & Recreation

POSITION/TITLE:  Assistant Recreation Program Specialist

DEPARTMENT:  Parks & Recreation

GENERAL DUTIES: This is a part time position involved in assisting in the planning and coordination of recreation and inclusive recreational programs, events and activities.  Potential focus areas to include Health and Fitness Programming and Adaptive Recreation.  Work involves assisting in the coordination of recreation activities involving the planning, organizing, scheduling and implementing or recreation and inclusion programs including, but not limited to, Health Fitness, Adaptive Recreation, Youth, Teen, Adult Programming and Special Events.  The work requires the employee to have good knowledge, skill and ability in a variety of aspects of public recreation program needs.

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:  Assists in the recruiting and training of program instructors for the various recreation, health fitness and inclusion programs.  Assists in the design and development of seasonal program brochure.  Recruits and coordinates training of mentors from the community to work with program participants that require additional attention.  Facilitates informal meeting for parents of children involved in inclusion programs as well as various civic organizations, town agencies and mentors.  Performs work as assigned for department-sponsored special events.  Provides feedback to staff to help maintain an inclusive environment.  Works with instructors on a case by case basis to make inclusive modifications to programs.  Maintains communication and works with other municipalities and organizations about joint programming and partnerships.  Maintains accurate filing system for all facets of adaptive and other recreation programs and prepares reports as assigned. Stays up to date on latest fitness program trends.  Performs other duties as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Receives supervision from the Recreation Director or his/her designee.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  May be assigned to supervise volunteers, mentors, program instructors and special event staff.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:  Good knowledge of needs and behaviors of participants in an adaptive recreation setting is preferred but not required.  Good knowledge of activities and programs designed for inclusion.  Good knowledge of all recreation aspects in general and other recreational activities typically offered by a comprehensive community recreation center.  Good ability to communicate effectively with program participants, parents, staff, civic groups and media.  Good ability to plan, organize and carry out programs for all individuals.  Good ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and superiors, volunteers and the general public.  Good ability and knowledge in the use of contemporary hardware and software such as Microsoft Office and recreation management software such as Myrec.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelors Degree from a recognized college or university in Community Recreation, Physical Education, Therapeutic Recreation, Sports Management or a related field.  Candidate must possess minimum of one (1) year of experience in community recreation, inclusion or adaptive recreation.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must possess and maintain a valid Sate of Connecticut Motor Vehicle Operator’s License.  Candidate must also be able to work a flexible work schedule.

 

 

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Assistant Program & Activity Position

Location: Litchfield, CT
Posting date: 08/24/2022

Job Description:

As an at will employee of the Litchfield Community Center Inc. and with the supervision of the executive director and in collaboration with fellow staff, the duties and responsibilities of this position include:

Assistant will represent the mission of the Litchfield Community Center, Inc. in fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of their job: “to provide a comfortable environment that encourages creative, intellectual and recreational pursuits to reflect the interests and needs of the community.

Up to 20 hours a week with majority of hours scheduled afternoons, evenings and/or weekends depending on calendar of activities and center needs. 

Assist in the daily operations of the community center including the development and implementation of a program or activity, reception of the general public and other persons, inventory of supplies and receipt of money at functions and/or program registrants.

Assist in increasing facility use rental by private individuals/groups/other organizations and institutions

Based on the activities or programs during his/her scheduled work hours, assistant will be responsible for the “set up” and “break down” of equipment and/or furniture needed/used by a group or organization

Assistant will be responsible for the opening and/ or closing of the facility and will be provided keys and an alarm access code for their sole use.

Assist with the general maintenance of the facility and grounds

Assistant will be given the opportunity to work in a positive environment, meet new people, learn new skills and share their own skills, knowledge and capabilities as a valued member of the community center staff.

Minimum associates degree and 1 year experience in the fields of recreation and/or community services

Starting hourly wage: $17.00

All major holidays off

Email resume and 3 letters of recommendation to:

[email protected]

PREP - Before and After School Childcare Worker

Location: Hebron, CT
Posting date: 08/23/2022

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.  

PREP care hours are Monday through Friday:

AM Care- 6:45 a.m. – 8:15, 8:30 a.m.

PM Care- 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

PM Extended Care- 5:00 p.m. - 6 p.m.  

The staff schedule is set by the Recreation Supervisor and is subject to change.  Applicants must be responsible and reliable, working independently as well as with a team and providing a safe, caring, and enriching environment. The candidate must have a positive attitude and serve as a role model.  All applicants must be able to pass a criminal record background check.  Applicants must have a valid Connecticut Driver’s License.  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.  The Town of Hebron is an equal opportunity employer.

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Preschool Instructor

Location: Cromwell, CT
Posting date: 08/09/2022

Job Description:

We are looking for an instructor for our preschool programs starting immediately.  This position requires the planning, implementing, procuring of supplies through Recreation Department funds, and instructing the various preschool programs run by the department.  Flexible hours vary weekly.  Town of Cromwell applications are available online at cromwellrec.com or the Town of Cromwell website or by calling the Cromwell Recreation Department at 860-632-3467.  Please submit applications directly to the Cromwell Recreation Department, 41 West Street, Cromwell, CT  06416 or email to [email protected].

After School Program Supervisor, Wellness Manager and Group Leader

Location: New Britain, CT
Posting date: 08/05/2022
Closing date: 08/26/2022

Job Description:

The New Britain Parks and Recreation Department is seeking staff for elementary and middle school after school programs. The after school programs run September 2022 – May 2023. Daily responsibilities include group management, planning and leading recreation and enrichment activities, homework assistance, and building meaningful relationships.

Job positions include:

Site Supervisor

Responsible for overall direction, organization and supervision of staff and participants. Manages program operations and provides a friendly, safe and welcoming environment. Desirable Minimum Qualifications: high school diploma or equivalent, experience working with children, experience leading a team, ability to communicate, prioritize and manage time efficiently.     

Wellness Manager

Performs safety and wellness checks throughout the day; uses positive behavior management to support staff and participants. Desirable Minimum Qualifications: high school diploma or equivalent, experience working with children, experience with social-emotional and behavioral wellness, ability to communicate, prioritize and manage time efficiently. 

Group Leader

Responsible for leading a group of participants in high quality enriching activities. Supervises participants and ensures their safety and general well-being. Desirable Minimum Qualifications: Experience working with children, ability to serve as a positive role model, high level of responsibility and accountability.

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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. 

Please submit resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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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].

Parks Maintainer

Location: East Hampton, CT
Posting date: 11/30/-0001
Closing date: 08/26/2022

Job Description:

The Town of East Hampton is accepting application for the position of Parks Maintainer. This part-time, year-round position performs a wide variety of manual labor tasks in the construction areas and facilities. Participates in snow removal operations.

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, snowplow and other equipment used in maintenance of municipal facilities, turf, athletic fields, recreational areas, snow removal, etc. Custodial duties include cleaning restrooms, refuse removal, and general housekeeping tasks as assigned. Applicants must be 18 years or older, possess a valid Connecticut driver's license and have a clean driving record. $15.50 per hour. 19.5-hour workweek. Job description and application are available at www.easthamptonct.gov.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and employment application to the Town of East Hampton, Department of Human Resources, 1 Community Drive, East Hampton, CT 06424, or by email to Human Resources at [email protected], by August 26, 2022, or until filled. A job description and employment application may be found at www.easthamptonct.gov. EOE/AA/M-F

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Program Counselor

Location: East Hampton, CT
Posting date: 11/30/-0001
Closing date: 08/26/2022

Job Description:

The Town of East Hampton is accepting application for the position of Program Counselor for the Parks and Recreation Afternoon Adventures Program. This position will assist with developing, coordinating, and directing various activities involved in an after-school program. (Some additional hours may be needed for the before school program as well). Monday - Friday. 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm., during the school year. $14.50 per hour.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and employment application to the Town of East Hampton, Department of Human Resources, 1 Community Drive, East Hampton, CT 06424, or by email to Human Resources at [email protected], by August 26, 2022, or until filled. A job description and employment application may be found at www.easthamptonct.gov. EOE/AA/MF

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Seasonal Positions

Recreation Coordinator

Location: Mansfield, CT
Posting date: 08/16/2022

Job Description:

The Parks & Recreation Department is looking to hire a temporary Recreation Coordinator. This position will oversee a variety of recreation programs at the Town of Mansfield Community Center. Duties include supervising program staff, coordinating staff schedules, supervising various programs and events, and filling in for part-time staff as necessary.

This temporary vacancy may be filled by one, full-time (35 hours per week) or two part-time candidates (flexible hours equaling 35 hours per week). This position is for a 3-month period starting in September, 2002 through the month of December, 2022. The majority of the work hours are daytime hours (8:30am-4:30pm), but the schedule can include evenings and weekends, as required. The successful candidate(s) must be available for the entire 3 months of the temporary assignment.

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