Township of Westfield, NJ

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Assistant Lake Director – BOROUGH OF LINCOLN PARK (Morris County) 

The Borough of Lincoln Park is seeking an Assistant Lake Director for the Community Lake.

The Assistant Lake Director is responsible for providing overall direction to the Lincoln Park Community Lake and its staff by supervising, lifeguarding and promoting safety in swimming and all other activities for the purpose of enhancing resident enjoyment.

This is a seasonal position that requires some pre-season part-time work in the creation and development of programming and assisting in the hiring of staff. Candidates should be available for full time hours from June 22 – September 2nd.

Persons applying for this position should have a combination of the following experience and training: Three (3) years of experience as a lifeguard involving rescue procedures and the administration of first aid and artificial resuscitation and current waterfront LG Certification, along with First Air, CPR and CPO is preferred, but not required, prior Head Lifeguard and/or Aquatics Supervision experience, knowledge of the NJ State Bathing Code Rules and Regulations, and be at least 21 years old.

Job Applications can be found at:

Please submit (2) Applications as well as two letters of Recommendation no later than May 1, 2019 to:

Patti Delaporte, Asst Superintendent of Recreation, 34 Chapel Hill Road, Lincoln Park, NJ 0703

Ad Posted March 18, 2019

Assistant Pool Manager – SOUTH ORANGE RECREATION

South Orange Asst. Pool Manager Job Description.pdf

Ad Posted March 18, 2019

Recreation Superintendent  FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP (Somerset County)

The Township of Franklin is seeking a full time Recreation Superintendent to provide highly responsible and complex staff assistance to the Director of Parks & Recreation. Responsible for the oversight, supervision and coordination of community-wide recreation programs for residents of all ages; assists with the development of short & long range plans; provides interdepartmental support on various projects and more. Bachelor’s degree with five (5) years recreation programming experience and prior supervisory experience required. Certified Park and Recreation Professional (CPRP) preferred. Complete job description and application available at

Deadline: March 29, 2019.

Assistant Pool Manager – BOROUGH OF GLEN ROCK

The Borough of Glen Rock is seeking an Assistant Pool Manager for the Glen Rock Pool.  Applicant will be responsible for daily management of pool operations, overseeing pool staff members, participating in preseason preparation and post season cleanup, daily maintenance & interacting with pool patrons.  Applicant must be organized, responsible, and personable.  LG, FA, CPR, & AED valid certifications are a must.  CPO certification is preferred but not required.  Previous work experience is required.  Applicant must be available weekends beginning April 6th and concluding September 29th. Daily obligations will begin on June 21st – September 2nd. Availability during early morning lap swim or nighttime pool parties in May, June, & September is preferred. 35 hours per week as required.  If interested, please send resume and cover letter to Katie Frey, Director of Parks and Recreation, Borough of Glen Rock, One Harding Plaza, Glen Rock, NJ 07452.  Update: Resumes must be received on or before Friday, March 29that 4:30pm.  The Borough of Glen Rock is an EOE. 

Ad Posted: January 22, 2019

Ad Updated: March 11, 2019

Director of Parks & Recreation (New Position) – CITY OF LINDEN, NJ

This is an exciting opportunity to lead a newly created department in a newly created position in a city with limitless possibilities.  The City has over thirty parks plus six buildings available for programs, including an indoor gymnasium. With facilities currently underused, but with high interest, the City is looking for a visionary leader who can offer exciting programs for all age groups. Permanent staff of 12, seasonal 100+, and $3 million in funding.  Five years supervisory experience in parks and recreation required. Successful record of experience with grant writing highly desirable. Bachelor’s degree or additional year-for-year experience.  Relevant Master’s degree can substitute for one year’s experience. Salary range is $95,000 to $125,000 depending on qualifications. Resumes and cover memos will be accepted via email only until March 29, 2019, to, marked to the attention of J. Hartnett. Additional information can be found by visiting Linden is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Ad Posted March 8, 2019

Summer Camp Positions - WARREN TOWNSHIP

Warren 2019 Summer Camp Employment Ad.pdf

Deadline: April 8, 2019

Ad Posted March 7, 2019

Recreation Office Help - WARREN TOWNSHIP

Must be available May 13 to August 16 and work 24 hours each week. Mostly daytime hours, some nights or weekends. Must have computer experience in word, excel, email, publisher, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Facebook, twitter, and creating fliers. Must have good writing, phone and communication skills and be organized and a selfstarter.

To apply for a position send a resume to: Township of Warren Recreation Director 46 Mountain Blvd. Warren, NJ 07059 or email: Application form is available online at go to resources then to employment Job description is available by emailing Warren Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Ad Posted March 7, 2019


Bernardsville Pool is accepting applications for an assistant pool manager. Pool operates from May 25th until June 21st part-time Sat.11-6  and Sun. 12-6.  Full time June 21st - Sept. 3rd. 8:00am-7:30pm. Job duties include  managing  lifeguards, testing pool waters, and ensuring the safety of patrons while at the pool. Must be available some weekends and evenings. If interested please call Bernardsville Recreation for more information.  Great summer job for a teacher.  EOE.

Ad Posted March 7, 2019


NB Recreation Leader (Part Time 64 Positions) DPRCS Posting 02.22.19.pdf


NB Recreation Supervisor Part Time 42 Positions - DPRCS Posting 02.22.19.pdf


NB Lifeguard Part Time - DPRCS Posting 02.22.19.pdf

Ad Posted March 5. 2019

Assistant Director of Recreation - SPRINGFIELD RECREATION

The Springfield Recreation Department is seeking a full-time Assistant Director to be responsible for assisting with the planning of sports programs and special events; scheduling and overseeing the usage of the Chisholm Community Center and playing fields; assisting with the operation of the Springfield Community Pool and its camp and swim programs; assisting with playground renovation and expansion projects; overseeing summer staff hiring and volunteer coach eligibility; and developing and marketing new programs for youth, adults, and senior citizens. College graduate with Recreation-related degree preferred, as well as three years of experience supervising Recreation programs and pool/park/facility operations. Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter, by email only, to: Adam Lieb, Director of Recreation, at 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.

Ad Posted February 28, 2019

Commercial Recreation Sales - GEORGE ELY ASSOCIATES

George Ely Associates is seeking an experienced salesperson for distribution of commercial recreation products. Products include playgrounds, athletic equipment, and the park related items. Successful candidate will support the organization’s business objectives by building and maintaining mutually beneficial long-term relationships with clients. Effectively communicating with clients, this position will work with both an existing client base, as well as develop new business relationships through cold-calling and in-person meetings. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in related field or 5 years outside commission-based sales experience, 2 years professional experience in Business to Business sales and must be comfortable making outbound sales calls. Position requires travel; candidate must have valid drive license. Compensation: initial salary $30-36k. Potential earnings $60-80k.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply.

If you are interested please contact Dave Ely at

Recreation Program Coordinator - TOWNSHIP OF BRANCHBURG

Full-time position with benefits package.  Under the direction of the Director of Recreation, the Recreation Program Coordinator is responsible for the supervision, coordination, planning, development, implementation and evaluation of year-round community recreation programs, activities and special events.   Performs other duties for the department as assigned.  Work nights, weekends and holidays, as required, to effectively accomplish responsibilities and duties.  Bachelor’s degree in parks and recreation or related field from an accredited college or university.  Minimum 3 years of experience in recreation or related profession.  To obtain a copy of the complete job description, please follow this link.  If you would like to be considered, please submit your letter of interest and resume to Glenn S. Burrell, Director of Recreation at or at Branchburg Recreation, 1077 US Highway 202 North, Branchburg, NJ 08876. EOE.


Please follow this link for the Essex County Parks job fair flyer. 


The primary responsibility is to ensure the safety and well-being of all Treetop Adventures guests as well as provide assistance on the courses and guidance where needed.

  • ·        Candidates are required to work outdoors and must be able to work effectively in all weather conditions.
  • ·        Ideal candidates will have flexible weekday and weekend availability.
  • ·        Reliable transportation required.
  • ·        Should be able to work on their feet for several hours at a time.
  • ·        Comfortable with public speaking and providing regular presentations to groups of up to 30 people throughout the day.
  • ·        Must have strong communication skills and a kind, patient approach to working with people.
  • ·        Ensure that each guest has an enjoyable, memorable, and safe experience.
  • ·        Candidates must be 18 yrs. or older.
  • ·        This is a seasonal position, hours available from mid-April to mid-November.

If you are interested, please contact Jaime D’Onofrio at


  • Assistant Manager – looking for self-motivated person to handle day-to-day operations at the Swim Club. Duties include managing staff, scheduling, pool maintenance, handling daily membership issues, as well as swim team and swim meets. Pre-season availability on weekends in April and May is required. Evenings, weekends and holidays are required at times.  Season Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Hours 30-35 per week. Salary $15-20/hour depending on experience.
  • Activities Coordinator – Arts & Crafts: looking for a highly motivated and energetic individual to plan and lead arts & crafts activities for members age 4-12.  Craft projects will vary from week to week. This position will work closely with the Recreation Supervisor. Hours approximately 25-30 hours per week. There is some flexibility in weekly schedule.
  • Activities Coordinator – Sports: looking for a highly motivated and energetic individual to lead daily sports activities for members age 5-18.  Activities to include but not limited to soccer, kickball, tennis racquet baseball, whiffle ball along with tournaments and games. Hours 25-30 hours per week (daily 12-5pm) occasional weekends. 
  • Lifeguards – minimum age 15 years old and must be certified in lifeguard, first aid, CPR and AED. Duties include monitoring pools and enforcing the rules and regulations. Must enjoy being outside. 25-30 hours per week. Weekends and evenings are required. $10/hour.
  • Gate Attendant – minimum age 16 years old. Looking for friendly and outgoing staff to handle daily duties at gate. Duties include scanning membership IDs, selling guest passes, taking ID photos, and signing out sports equipment. 25-30 hours per week. Some weekends and evenings required.  $10/hour.
  • Maintenance Staff: minimum age 15 years old. Looking for motivated to assist in keeping the facility clean for the membership. Duties include litter picking, cleaning of locker rooms, emptying garbage and recycle cans, general daily cleaning of facility. Some weekend and evenings required.  $10/hour.

For more information or an application, please call the Recreation Office at 732-946-2820 ext. 1225 or email

Ad Posted: February 15, 2019. All positions posted until filled.

Recreation Leader, Therapeutic Recreation Division - MONMOUTH COUNTY PARK SYSTEM

Please follow the link below for a full description of the position and how to apply.

TR Recreation Leader Position 2019_njrpa (002).doc

Ad Posted: February 14, 2019

Parks & Recreation Director - HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP(MERCER COUNTY)

Seeking a full-time Parks & Recreation Director responsible for planning, promotion, and administration of all recreational activities including sports programs, camps, community trips, and special events. Will be required to prepare budgets, develop and update park and recreation rules and procedures, coordinate & monitor the use of parks and facilities, schedule fields, supervise part-time recreation staff, attend and facilitate Recreation Advisory Committee meetings, special meetings and coordinate other community events. Seeking an enthusiastic, hands-on candidate with strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate with all age groups. Excellent marketing and social media skills are a must. Bachelor degree with major concentration in parks & recreation administration and at least five years' experience in planning, promoting, organizing and/or administering a comprehensive recreation program. Submit resume with cover letter indicating salary requirements to: or via mail to Human Resources, Township of Hopewell, 201 Wash. Cross-Penn Rd. Titusville, NJ 08560 label CONFIDENTIAL. EOE.

Closing Date: March 12, 2019

Stirling Lake Lifeguards - LONG HILL RECREATION 

Must be at least 15 years old and must have the following certifications:  American Red Cross (or equivalent) Lifeguarding Certification; American Red Cross (or equivalent) Community First Aid & Safety, and American Red Cross (or equivalent) CPR/AED (Professional Rescuer).   American Red Cross (or equivalent) “Waterfront Training”, American Red Cross (or equivalent) “Bloodborne Pathogens” Training a plus.

Please go to this link for application:

Ad Posted: February 7, 2019

Hazlet Recreation is now accepting applications for the Swim club and Summer camp. Deadline to apply is February 28, 2019.

 Camp counselor
 Games and Activity specialists
 Arts and Craft specialist
 Assistant Camp director
 Shift swim club managers
 Camp Snack stand manager
 Camp and swim club office staff
 Life guards
 Pool operations staff

Applications are available at .

Summer camp counselors must be 18 or graduate high school by June 2019.

Swim club staff must be 15 years old by April 1, 2019. Lifeguard certification required by the start of employment. Uniform and certification reimbursement if minimum hours are met. Detailed information will be discussed during the interview process.

Call 732-217-8683 for additional information.

Wall Township Recreation is accepting applications for the following seasonal summer positions:

 Activities Coordinator
 Travel Camp Supervisor (must be 21 or older) 
 Camp Counselors  
 Travel Camp Counselors (must be 18 or older)


 Certified Teachers
 College Students on Summer Break
 Graduating High School Seniors
 High School Students
 Demonstrates High energy –Enthusiasm-Leadership
 Positive role models


 Complete Wall Township Recreation Application found on under Recreation
 Submit Employment Application and Resume to Wall Township Recreation Department- 2700 Allaire Road, Wall Township, NJ 07719
Attn: Liz Cellini or can be emailed to
 Wait to be Contacted for In-Person Interview

Ad Posted: February 5, 2019

Bernards Township Parks and Recreation is accepting applications for the following seasonal summer positions:

-Pool Assistant Manager

-Pool Lifeguard Supervisor

-Pool Lifeguard

-Pool Activities Coordinator

-Summer Intern

For detailed job descriptions and applications, please visit the following link:

For questions contact: Sean O’Grady, Bernards Township Parks & Recreation, e-mail:

Ad Posted: February 2, 2019

Recreation Assistant-Part time; Therapeutic Recreation – SOMERSET COUNTY PARK COMMISSION, BRIDGEWATER, NJ

Assist children, teens, and adults with developmental disabilities with instruction of skills in a variety of recreation activities during assigned programs.  Implement directions given by program supervisor; actively assist during the assigned activity.  Assist with transporting participants in Park Commission vehicles which includes driving participants and aiding on vehicles.  Recreation Assistants must be a minimum of 18 years of age, possess a valid driver's license, and be able to perform the responsibilities of the job.  Please email resume to or call (908)722-1200.  EOE


The Somerset County Park Commission is accepting applications for seasonal maintenance workers at various locations throughout Somerset County.  Experience with hand tools and landscaping equipment a plus. Applicants must be able to lift up to 50  pounds. Must be able to take written and oral direction from supervisory staff. Work week is Monday through Friday and some weekends and holidays. Must possess valid driver’s license. The starting rate is $10.00 per hour.  Please call (908) 722-1200 for an application or visit our website at  EOE


Seeking a full or part-time Recreation Director responsible for planning, promotion and administration of all recreational activities including sports programs, classes, ski club and special events. The director will be required to prepare budgets, schedule fields and attend and facilitate Recreation Committee meetings, special meetings and other community events. We are seeking an enthusiastic, hands on candidate with strong organizational skills and the ability to communicate with all age groups. Excellent marketing and social media skills are a must. Mendham Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Submit resume with cover letter indicating salary requirements to: Township Administrator, P.O. Box 520, 2 West Main Street Brookside, NJ 07926 or email to

Ad Posted: December 19, 2018


Seeking a full-time Gardener-Designer. Employees in this position are responsible for maintaining assigned garden areas to the highest degree of horticultural standards as well as supervising subordinate staff with activities related to the design, installation and maintenance of seasonal and permanent plant displays. Individuals should have a strong demonstrated ability in landscape design and aesthetics, as well as a strong working knowledge of a variety of annual, perennial, herbaceous, woody, bulb, and tropical plants. This position is based at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum but will be utilized at the park systems other horticultural sites Willowwood Arboretum and Bamboo Brook and facilities.  Work is approximately 70% gardening / 30% designing.

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Designs, plants and maintains a variety of seasonal and permanent display gardens and container plantings, with annuals, perennials, bulbs, herbaceous, woody and tropical plants.
  • Sources, selects and orders appropriate supplies & plant materials while working within a defined budget.
  • Supervises and participates in the installation and care of designed plantings resulting in high quality gardens and grounds for public enjoyment and to enhance facility rental revenue potential.
  • Produces professional planting design drawings by hand (or with computer design software, if available) and maintains all associated plant records in coordination with the Horticultural Plant Records program.
  • Works with members of the Horticulture Education department to develop planting designs and gardens that supplement horticultural classes and programs. 
  • Trains and supervises staff in the maintenance of annuals, perennials, vines, shrubs, tropical plants, and trees in accordance with the horticulture standards of the Morris County Park Commission.
  • Performs horticultural tasks such as, but not limited to, soil preparation, planting, weeding, staking, deadheading, watering, fertilizing and mulching.
  • Applies pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers and maintains associated application records as required.

Minimum A two-year Associate’s degree in Horticulture, Landscape Design, or a related field; 3-years’ work as a professional gardener or groundskeeper; 1-year’s experience supervising a staff making landscape plantings in a public garden; landscape contracting, or related industry; a portfolio of original garden designs and installations; the ability to identify woody, herbaceous, and annual landscape plants; and the ability to obtain NJ Pesticide Operator License.

  • Valid New Jersey Driver’s license. 
  • Applicants must pass Horticultural Design Foreman test to be eligible for this position. 

Salary: $54,109.00 plus Benefits.

Please visit for full job description (apply for horticultural display foreman position) and additional information regarding the Park Commission. Applicants must download the employment application and submit with cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.

The Morris County Park Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Deadline: until filled.

Ad Posted: December 19, 2018
Maintenance Manager - ESSEX COUNTY

The County of Essex is seeking a full time Maintenance Manager. The manager is responsible for the administration and coordination of all maintenance functions within the South Mountain Recreation Complex, including daily operations, preventative maintenance, and project management. The manager is responsible for the overall implementation and effectiveness of assigned maintenance and operation programs; and coordinates maintenance activities. The Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex covers 35+ acres, including Turtle Back Zoo, Codey Arena, Treetop Adventure Ropes Course, Safari Min-Golf Course, waterfront paddleboats, two playgrounds, two parking decks, and a 1.7 miles recreational walking path. The successful candidate must have substantial experience and knowledge in coordinating and managing various facilities

Qualifications include but are not limited to the following:

  • 1.                Significant experience in principles, practices, and methods of Public Park and open space administration.
  • 2.                Coordinate and direct a park maintenance staff to complete daily maintenance routines.
  • 3.                Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff; perform related assignments as necessary.
  • 4.                Understand, interpret, and apply general and specific administrative and departmental policies and procedures as well as applicable federal,            state, and local policies, laws and regulations.
  • 5.                Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and supporting word processing and spreadsheet operations.
  • 6.                Plan and organize work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.
  • 7.                Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Examples of Duties:

  • ·        Plans and supervises operation and maintenance activities of the Essex County South Mountain Reservation.
  • ·        Develops and recommends operations and maintenance policies and procedures and utilization of staff and equipment.
  • ·        Selects and evaluates personnel, and plans and conducts staff training and development programs.
  • ·        Makes periodic inspections to insure effectiveness of maintenance and operations activities.
  • ·        Directly supervises specialized maintenance activities.
  • ·        Assists in long range planning of maintenance and operations programs, inclusive of both buildings and grounds.
  • ·        Develops and implements operating standards and procedures.
  • ·        Coordinates the maintenance activities between facilities within the Essex County Park System, other County departments, and the general                public.
  • ·        Prepares correspondence, reports and other written materials.

Minimum of five (5) years of experience plus valid NJ Pesticide Operator/Applicator License is preferred.  Must be available weekends, evenings and holidays. Excellent benefits package.  Qualified applicants must email resume to Robert Jackson, Director of Human Resources –

Ad Posted: December 4, 2018


For other Job Posting Opportunities, please visit the following sites:

Civil Service Commission

League of Municipalities

City Park Alliance

New Jersey Recreation & Park Association |  1 Wheeler Way  Princeton, NJ 08540

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