Employment and Internship Opportunities
Recreation Leader - Millburn Recreation Department
The Township of Millburn is seeking a passionate and driven recreation professional to join our team as a full-time Recreation Leader. This individual would be the second Recreation Leader on our staff and would share daily duties which includes creating, planning, developing, promoting, and supervising recreation programs and special events designed to meet the needs of the Millburn-Short Hills community. Candidate must possess solid customer service experience as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Degree in recreation or related field required. Previous experience with innovative recreation programming, officiating, or coaching preferred. Ability to adjust work schedule for the efficient operation of the department which include some evenings and weekends is required. Salary depends on experience and range begins at $50,992 with full benefits package. E.O.E.
Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter and references to:
Millburn Recreation Department
ATTN: Chris Myers, Director of Recreation & Parks
375 Millburn Ave.
Millburn, NJ 07041
Or email documents to email@example.com.
East Windsor Township
East Windsor Township, Mercer County, population 30,000. Department head level position responsible for planning, promoting, administering and evaluating an extensive variety of year-round recreational programs for all age groups, supervises full-time, seasonal/temporary, and volunteer staff. Prior recreation management experience and a four-year degree is required. Interested candidates send a resume to Township Manager, 16 Lanning Boulevard, East Windsor, NJ 08520. EOE.
PART-TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The New Jersey Swim Safety Alliance
The New Jersey Swim Safety Alliance (NJSSA) is a group of swim professionals uniting to create a strong voice to promote water safety throughout the state of New Jersey. NJSSA is a 501-3 C non-profit organization. The main purpose of NJSSA is to unify all aquatic organizations into one cooperative, collaborative family. The NJSSA serves our state by advocating for viable, safe conduct and enjoyment of the critical life skill of swimming.
The NJSSA seeks a part-time Executive Director (ED) that will support the leadership of the Board of Directors, in building membership, sponsorships and initiatives to achieve our mission.
Some specific current NJSSA projects include an initiative to educate the 150,000 annual new parents in New Jersey on water safety to shrink the average of ten children, age twelve and younger, that drown in New Jersey each year. NJSSA has launched a state wide bathing suit drive to help those in need, so they can begin to learn to swim. As we continue to grow memberships and sponsorships, collaborate with other groups with like-minded missions, we believe we can carry a message of joy and respect for New Jersey’s immense opportunities in and around water that encourages our population to be safer than ever before.
Requirements: The successful candidate for this position must have demonstrated:
Preferences: the NJSSA prefers, but does not require evidence of the following:
1. A college degree.
2. Commitment to outreach and diversity.
3. An ability to seek out and write grants.
4. The ability to be an articulate advocate for the NJSSA its membership, at the state, and regional levels.
5. Excellent leadership, managerial, planning, and administrative skills, as well as strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
Salary of $12,000 per year, with an expectation for a 30 hour per month work schedule.
Deadline is October 5. Start date is negotiable but preferred November 1.
The applicant should submit the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Detailed letter of interest that describes:
o the candidate’s qualifications for the position.
o the candidate’s vision for ways the executive director can help the association grow in membership and effectiveness.
3. Reference List (with the names, affiliations, emails, and phone numbers of 3 persons willing to provide a reference).
More Details of Job Description:
Maintenance, Municipality of Princeton
SALARY RANGE: $40,000-$46,000
DATE POSTED: August 25, 2023
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
Description: Under the direction of the Executive Director and reporting to the Maintenance Foreman, the duties of Maintenance employee include, but are not limited to: general park maintenance including grass cutting, shrub maintenance, trail maintenance, weeding and janitorial duties. Other duties include athletic field maintenance, playground maintenance, park restroom maintenance, trash collection, snow removal (commitment to be on-call 24/7), ice safety checks, aquatic facility maintenance (filtration/ mechanical/ plumbing/ electric,) and other assigned duties. Must be able to lift 50lbs unassisted.
Work Hours: 7:00a.m.–3:30p.m. (Shift subject to adjustment as needed)
Other Hours: Periodic evening/weekend hours and on-call commitment for snow removal
Must satisfy employer paid physical, drug screen and criminal background check. Must have a valid NJ Driver’s License in good standing. NJ residency required by State Statute. R.S.52:14-7.
Application available at https://www.princetonnj.gov/jobs.aspx or contact us email@example.com
Deputy Director of the Monmouth County Park System
Starting Salary: Depending on Qualifications
The County of Monmouth is seeking an experienced senior level leadership professional to serve as the County’s next Deputy Director of the Monmouth County Park System. Under the direction of the Director of the Monmouth County Park System and the Board of Recreation Commissioners, the Deputy Director is primarily responsible for the administrative functions of the Park System consisting of 42 parks, golf courses and special facilities covering 18,112 acres. Facilities include 143 miles of trails, six golf courses, an equestrian center, ocean and bay beaches, historic sites, marina, athletic fields, recreation, visitor, horticultural and environmental centers, campgrounds, sprayground, skatepark, showgrounds, and playgrounds.
Specific duties include but are not limited to: preparing a recommendation and justification for a $38 million annual operating budget; serving as the liaison to the Monmouth County Finance Director; securing operating and capital funds; developing and administering procedures and processes to ensure the accurate and accountable collection of $24 million in annual revenue; coordinating with the Parks Purchasing Agent to assist in the review of bid specifications, requests for proposals, bid awards and contract administration ensuring compliance and consistency with County purchasing practices and State of New Jersey public procurement laws, in coordination with the Parks’ Planner; develop and administer a capital improvement plan that includes the upgrading and construction of park facilities; developing and administering procedures and processes for the timely and accurate payment of bills; acting as the primary customer service advocate; overseeing the inspection, maintenance and repair of park infrastructure including but not limited to buildings, roads, parking lots, recreational and visitor facilities, potable water supply wells, and public utility connections; serving as the liaison to the County’s Department of Information Technology Services; assuring that staff are equipped with resources to efficiently operate their areas of responsibility; identify and secure in-house and third-party digital applications that improve the visitor experience and make it easier for them to do business with the parks; outreach coordinator for cooperative projects with County municipalities and community non-profit organizations; serve as the Parks records custodian and provide documents to County Counsel in response to OPRA requests; serve as the liaison to the County’s Office of Professional Standards on all matters of corrective action and discipline for staff; assist in the administration, implementation and compliance with County personnel policies; prepare and present reports to boards and other bodies on the operation of the Parks System; review reports, attend meetings, and provide guidance related to employee safety, risk management, visitor safety and security; serve as the liaison to the County Counsel’s Office regarding all legal matters pertaining to the Park System; attend public meetings and special events on evenings and weekends.
Bachelor’s degree in Natural Sciences, Resource Management, Public Finance, or related field. Advanced degree in business or finance preferred. Must possess effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, and technology-related skills. Salary range is competitive depending on experience and qualifications. To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential function as well as possess the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for the position. Please send an application for employment, confidential cover letter and resume electronically to the Monmouth County Office of the County Administrator at Geri.Elias@co.monmouth.nj.us no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, September 28, 2023. Applications for employment may also be obtained at www.visitonmouth.com/Employment/How to apply. The County of Monmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ASSISTANT RECREATION DIRECTOR
The Borough of Mountainside is seeking a full-time Assistant Recreation Director
Under the direction of the Recreation Director, the assistant is responsible for organization and supervision of a variety of recreation sports, activities and special events; implementing programs for all ages; recruiting, training and evaluating volunteers and seasonal employees. Must have at least 3 years experience in recreational work and/or a college or university degree in Recreation Administration. Ideal candidates must possess strong organizational and motivational skills as well as have excellent customer service and communication skills. 35 hours a week, with daytime, evening and weekend hours required. Valid NJ Drivers’ license required. EOE. Send cover letter and resume to Frank Masella, Recreation Director at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 8, 2023. For more information Click here
RECREATION LEADER- TOWNSHIP OF BLOOMFIELD
Department: Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
Job Description: Primary role is to plan, research, implement and oversee the administrative aspects of the department’s musical, artistic and multicultural programs as well as special events for the Township. Prepares reports regarding the proposals for special programs and events and coordinates the activities. Prepares, directs and maintains the publicity and social media campaigns for these events. Ensures program guidelines and safety practices are followed. Prepares and maintains records and reports of plans, program activities and attendance. Performs daily office duties, such as taking registrations and interacting with the public on the telephone, in person and via email. Other related duties as required. Qualifications: Current knowledge of Office 365, Edmunds, CommunityPass is preferred. Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree, with a specialization in Sports Management, Recreation & Leisure Services or Cultural Affairs preferred. Applicants must be self-motivated, hard-working, possess good communication and organization skills. Applicants must be able to multi-task. Required to participate in special events held throughout the year which includes evenings, weekends and holidays.
Salary: $45,947.08- $58,582.31; Salary is commensurate with experience. Closing Date: September 22, 2023 * The Township of Bloomfield is an equal opportunity employer.
TREE MAINTENANCE WORKER 1
RIDGEWOOD, NJ –TREE MAINTENANCE WORKER 1, CIVIL SERVICE JOB TITLE # 04220 – PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT
To: All Municipal Employees
From: Nancy A. Bigos, Director of Parks and Recreation
The Village of Ridgewood is posting the full time position of Tree Maintenance Worker 1, with a salary range of $49,498-$58,211.38.
Job responsibilities are similar to those specified for Civil Service Title #04220 Tree Maintenance Worker 1, per the New Jersey Civil Service Commission. Under direction, applicant will assist in the planting, transplanting, pruning, cutting of trees and assist in the treatment of diseased trees. Applicant must have the ability to, under supervision: perform basic ground crew tasks, have basic knowledge of tree pruning/removal, stump/root grinding. Applicants must have experience with wood chippers, chainsaws, ropes and knots. Backhoe and bucket truck experience a plus. Candidates, must possess a valid New Jersey Class B commercial driver’s license or be able to obtain within 1 year of employment. Working hours are 7am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.
Interested applicants are to forward a complete Village of Ridgewood Employment Application, letter of interest, and resume complete with references to: Nancy A. Bigos, Director of Parks and Recreation, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 or email@example.com.
Please note that resumes will be accepted through September 15, 2023. Select applicants will be notified for an interview during the following two weeks with a successful candidate to begin in October.
Park Naturalist - The Mercer County Park Commission
Full-time, 35 hr/wk with Pension & State Health Benefits
The Park Commission is actively seeking to create a diverse workforce that matches the diversity of Mercer County, NJ. We encourage people of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.
The Mercer County Park Commission seeks an experienced and passionate Naturalist to serve on our Environmental Education team. The Department of Environmental Education’s mission is to cultivate an environmentally aware and involved community through high-quality, engaging experiences that increase knowledge and spark a passion for environmental stewardship among Mercer County residents. As part of that, our Park Naturalists provide programming throughout the Park Commission’s 7,000 acres of parkland and 3,000 acres of open space. The Department is housed in the Tulpehaking Nature Center, a 5,000 square foot educational facility with exhibits featuring local nature and archaeology, hands-on activities, live turtles and snakes, and the work of local artists inspired by nature.
General Statement of Work:
Under the supervision of the Director of Environmental Education, the Park Naturalist plays a significant role in connecting the public with the natural resources and beauty of our parks by developing curriculum and leading engaging and relevant programs. We place high priority on providing service to all Mercer County residents, including those who face systemic barriers to participation. As a year-round educator, the Park Naturalist will also lead school field trips, scout badge programs, public programs and afterschool programs as needed. Other duties include staffing information tables at fairs/festivals, developing and maintaining hands-on activities at the nature center, and supervising interns and volunteers.
Work schedule: 8:30am-4:30pm, Tues-Sat and Mon-Fri alternating weeks, with occasional evening hours required.
Office location: Tulpehaking Nature Center, 157 Westcott Avenue, Trenton, NJ 08610
Compensation: starting at $46,373/yr, commensurate with experience; Pension + State Health Benefits Plan
To apply: Send cover letter and resume with 2 references to:
Director of Environmental Education
609-888-3218 ext. 201
Application deadline: Position open until filled.
Mercer County is an EOE/AA/ADA Employer.
FULL-TIME BUS DRIVER - PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP, DEPARTMENT OF AGING
Piscataway Township Full Time Bus Driver, The Department on Aging is seeking a full time CDL driver 35 hours a week. Must possess a valid NJ Commercial Driver’s License with passenger (Class A or B endorsement). Must be vaccinated and pass a CDL physical. Driver will be responsible to transport scheduled riders to their destinations. Must communicate with office staff via radio. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to report bus safety and operational concerns. Salary Range is $38,193 to $51,046. Contact Amy S. Bauman, Director on Aging at 732-562-1133 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STABLE WORKER - SOMERSET COUNTY PARK
Under direction of the Stable Supervisors, performs duties to effectively operate an equestrian stable, including feeding and grooming of horses, care of tack, cleaning stalls, and preparation of horses and ponies for riding lessons, lead line, and pony parties.
Qualifications and Requirements: • Ability to perform simple maintenance tasks. • Must be able to school new and young horses. • Ability to adjust work schedule to include some evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required for the proper care of the horses. • Ability to perform physical tasks under varying weather conditions. • Ability to understand and follow oral instructions. • Ability to work with the general public crucial. • Must have a valid driver's license. • Previous experience working with horses preferred.
Benefits: New Jersey State Pension Plan Paid Vacation, Sick and Personal Leave Medical, Dental, Vision Coverage 15 Paid Holidays Deferred Compensation Plan Employee Assistance Program Life Insurance
If interested, please call (908)722-1200 for an application. You may also visit our website at www.somersetcountyparks.org to download an application. Completed applications and a resume should be sent or emailed to: Somerset County Park Commission Human Resources Department P.O. Box 5327, North Branch, NJ 08876 email@example.com
FULL-TIME SENIOR PARK RANGER/SITE COORDINATOR - TOWNSHIP OD PLAINSBORO
OVERVIEW: The incumbent will have broad oversight over two areas. First is oversight of the park ranger division, which entails providing general security for township parks, patrolling for damage to property or equipment, monitoring use and enforcing township park ordinances, ensuring safety of equipment, providing visitor information services and developing environmental programming. In addition to the above-mentioned responsibilities, as supervisor of the park ranger division, the individual will also be responsible for permit approvals for township facilities, parks, and athletic fields as well as performing general repair and maintenance duties. The second area of oversight involves the management of assigned parks and properties, including but not limited to the Bulk Farm, which includes the development of recreational programming and other related activities as needed. Duties: Patrols township properties for damage to equipment, facilities or township resources. Schedules and oversees the work of part-time park rangers. Oversees the management of assigned parks and properties, including but not limited to the Bulk Farm, which will include the development of recreational programming. Inspects parks and trails for unsafe conditions and required routine maintenance and assists DPW with follow-up action. Secures Township facilities and assets as needed Assists DPW in conducting regularly scheduled safety checks of park equipment, and performs minor repairs to park structures or assets. REQUIREMENTS: A candidate for this position should have a High School Diploma or equivalent with a Bachelor’s Degree in Leisure services/Recreation, environmental sciences or related field preferred: one to three-(1-3) years of experience in recreation services working directly with the public and at least 1 year in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
APPLY ONLINE: https://www.plainsboronj.com/500/Employment-Opportunities
PLAINSBORO TOWNSHIP IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
PART-TIME PROGRAM COORDINATOR- TOWNSHIP OF SPRINGFIELD
RECREATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR (YOUTH/ADULT)
The Springfield Recreation Department is seeking a year-round part-time Recreation Program Coordinator to join our team. The Youth/Adult portfolio will be responsible for planning, promoting, and overseeing a diversified roster of sports clinics and leagues, non-sports extracurricular programs, school break and summer camps, bus trips, and other activities. The Youth/Adult portfolio also includes coach recruitment, supply ordering and inventory, and program staff supervision. In addition, the position involves assisting with special events, community center operations, pool and/or summer camp programming, program registration processing, resident services, and office duties. The part-time schedule ideally involves morning and after school hours, as well as occasional evenings and weekends. College students or graduates with recreation-related degrees preferred, as well as experience working with and planning activities for youth/adult populations.
Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter, by email only, to: Adam Lieb, Director of Recreation, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Township of Springfield reserves the right to review and interview applicants immediately, as qualified candidates are identified. All application materials are deemed confidential to the extent permitted by applicable law. The Township of Springfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.
FULL-TIME PARK MAINTENANCE PERSON - MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION
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Click here for the EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.
The application form which can be submitted to email@example.com . All the information (and additional postings) can be found at: Employment | Morris County Parks (morrisparks.net).
SEASONAL PARK MAINTENANCE PERSON - MORRIS COUNTY PARK COMMISSION
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Click here for the EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION.
The application form which can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org . All the information (and additional postings) can be found at: Employment | Morris County Parks (morrisparks.net).
FULL -TIME EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- NORTHERN LEHIGH RECREATION
The Executive Director serves under the direction of the Northern Lehigh Recreation Authority (NLRA) Board of Directors to create recreational opportunities for the residents of Slatington Borough, Washington Township and nearby communities. Oversees creation, design, marketing, scheduling, delivery and quality of a variety of innovative recreational, athletic, and instructional programs, events and services for children and adults. Serves as liaison between NLRA, municipalities and community organizations. Updates, expands, adds and deletes recreational programs, events and services to best meet the needs and interests of residents. Recruits, selects, trains, supervises and evaluates all part-time staff and interns. Organizes, coordinates, motivates and works closely with volunteers to raise funds and execute programs and services. Develops and works closely with Board committees. Spearheads new initiatives in fundraising, community partnerships and programming with Board and volunteer support. Promotes cooperation and teamwork.
Education and Experience Qualifications.
-Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation, public administration, business, management or related field required.
-Minimum of 2 years experience is strongly preferred.
-A varied background in recreation programming with demonstrated competence in organizing and operating activities for all ages, interests and abilities.
-Minimum of 2 years experience managing a public swimming pool desired.
To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume and references to:
David Schnaars, Chair, Northern Lehigh Recreation Authority Board of Directors
7951 Center St. Slatington, PA 18080
PARK MAINTENANCE WORKER I - TOWNSHIP OF RANDOLPH
RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for the general care, supervision and upkeep of all municipal facilities and parks. Knowledge and semi-skilled work of various trades such as plumbing, electricity, auto mechanics, carpentry, snow plowing, and other related duties.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
Performs all maintenance, construction and repairs for park and trail facilities. Landscaping work as needed.
Snow removal and ice control as required. During snowstorm events, Park Maintenance Workers will be assigned by Public Works. Duties may include plowing roads or parking lots, as well as shoveling sidewalks.
Completion of park maintenance responsibilities as assigned by supervisory staff.
Report any facility issues to immediate supervisor.
Valid NJ Driver’s License with ability to drive various trucks, landscaping equipment and construction vehicles.
Ability to demonstrate and to operate safely and efficiently the various types of mowers, trucks and landscaping equipment.
Ability to understand, remember and follow all unwritten instructions. Physical health and strength required to perform various heavy tasks.
Ability to assist and prepare athletic fields. Knowledge of field sizes, layouts, and preparation methods, including setting up goals, backstops, and general lining.
Ability to lift physically heavy objects and to work continuously under varying weather conditions.
Knowledge of Randolph Parks and Trails systems and all aspects of maintaining same.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Work Schedule: Tuesday through Saturday, 7am-3:30pm, during Daylight Savings Time. After DST (winter months November-March): Monday-Friday, 7am-3:30pm
Applications are available at:
Randolph Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department
30 Calais Road
Randolph, NJ 07869
Resumes may be faxed to 973-989-7096, dropped off at the above address M-F 8:30am-4:30pm or e-mailed to email@example.com
For further information, call 973-989-7081. Application Deadline: Open until filled
Recreation Clerk (P/T)- HAZLET, NJ
The Township is seeking a part-time office clerk in the Recreation Department to help plan, support, and promote the township Recreation Department, which includes oversight of the municipal Swim Club.
· Effective verbal, writing, multi-tasking, and delegating skills.
· Basic computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Zoom.
· Strong organizational (planning & time management) and problem-solving skills
· Knowledge of the following platforms: CivicPlus, RecDesk, and Edmunds, and social media platforms is preferred.
· The Applicant must also have a valid New Jersey Driver’s License.
· Must be able to maintain a good working relationship with staff members and help the public professionally and courteously.
$19 per hour. Up to 24 hours per week. The job is open until filled.
Please Send your application to Chris McManus Hazlet Recreation Director at CMcManus@hazletnj.org or 1766 Union Ave, Hazlet NJ 07730. https://www.hazlettwp.org/DocumentCenter/View/5553/Recreation_Employee_Application-PDF
The Township of Hazlet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Program Instructor - Manalapan Township Parks and Recreation, NJ
Manalapan Township Parks and Recreation is seeking an experienced instructor to lead story time and sensory-focused recreation programs for young children. Additional class activities may include themed arts and crafts, group games, nature walks, circle time and more. Instructor is responsible for creating and leading all class activities. Prior demonstrated experience teaching or working with preschoolers is a must. Hours will include some weekends.
Please send resume to the Parks and Recreation Office located at 120 County Road 522 Manalapan, NJ 07726 or email to Kobrien@mtnj.org.
MONMOUTH COUNTY PARK SYSTEM-FULL TIME & SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Please follow the link below for all of Monmouth County Park System’s full-time, part-time, and summer job opportunities.
County Park Superintendent - County of Bergen - Department of Parks & Recreation
Under direction, administers a comprehensive maintenance and development program for a geographical division of a large park system or a small or medium sized park system including parks and/or reservations, directs employees engaged in carrying out maintenance programs, prepares budget requests and administers an approved budget, develops, and submits plans for park rehabilitation and improvement as directed; does related work as required.
Knowledge and Job Responsibilities: (may include but not limited to) • Knowledge of the equipment and methods used in caring for park facilities. • Knowledge of the operation of varied types of park machinery. • Knowledge of the public uses to which parks and property are put. • Knowledge of sound budgetary practices and knowledge of effective park planning techniques. • Ability to give suitable assignments and instructions to employees. • Ability to provide technical advice and direction when difficult and unusual problems arise. • Ability to see that reasonable standards of workmanship and output are maintained and that desired objectives are achieved. • Ability to work harmoniously with associates, citizens, and others using the park facilities.
Education & Experience:
Skills and Special Requirements:
Please send employment application to firstname.lastname@example.org – put in subject line job applying for, thank you.