Township of Westfield, NJ

Somerset County Park System

Mercer County Park System

Employment Opportunities 


LIFEGUARDS – Plainsboro and West Windsor NJ 

  • Supervises swimming activities at the aquatics facility and ensures that policies, guidelines, and safety procedures are followed.
  • Warns swimmers of improper activities or danger and enforces pool regulations and water safety policies.
  • Administers first aid in the event of injury, rescues swimmers in distress or danger of drowning, and administers CPR and/or artificial respiration, if necessary.
  • Evaluates conditions for safety and initiates aquatics emergency action plan as required.
  • Inspects pool facilities, equipment, and water to ensure that they are safe and usable.
  • Assists in maintaining a clear and organized pool deck and pool area.
  • Instructs or assists classes in fundamentals of swimming as needed.
  • Conduct himself or herself in a professional manner at all times.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Currently enrolled in or have completed High School and are at least 16 years of age. Certified Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate, or equivalent, American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer, or equivalent, American Red Cross Standard First Aid, or equivalent.  At least three months as certified lifeguard preferred.


Varying dates and times between June 26-August 11.  Daytime and evening hours. 

Go here to apply: West Windsor - Plainsboro Regional School District - Summer Lifeguard (Community Education) (


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.

Skills desired:

·         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 or 1766 Union Ave, Hazlet NJ 07730.

The Township of Hazlet is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Seeking a community-oriented and experienced professional for a full-time position (M-F 8:00-4:00) plus evenings & weekends for meetings and events as needed. Successful candidate must develop and administer recreational and cultural activities for all ages. Demonstrated experience required in coordination of multiple sports teams, park/field maintenance, capital planning, scheduling of athletic fields, summer camp program, event planning, budgeting, reconciling trust accounts, personnel supervision, background checks, program record keeping, database management, and other duties as required. Experience with Community Pass and Edmunds Financial Software a plus.

Bachelor’s degree in Recreation or related field with at least 3 years’ employment experience is required. Certified Park and Recreation Profession certification from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) required or must be able to obtain within 18 of months from date of hire. Certified Playground Safety Inspector (CPSI) certification required or must be able to obtain within 24 months from the date of hire.

Salary based on qualifications.  Please submit your resume with salary requirements, writing sample, and 3 professional references to Lissette Aportela, Borough Administrator at by April 14, 2023.  River Edge is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



SALARY RANGE: $25,000.00 - $57,000.00

Interested parties please provide your resume to Annette Kouyoumjian, Human Resources, no later than Friday, April 7, 2023.

Online Application here: Jefferson Township] employee app (

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one (1) year in professional recreation work involving the planning, promoting and development of a general professional recreation program. They will report to the Director of Recreation.

Under direction they will assist in the planning, promoting development and supervision of a recreation program to meet community needs. They will assist in training and supervising leaders for recreation activities and formulating and supervising recreation programs at playgrounds and recreation centers and in preparation and promotion of exhibits, shows, special events and displays; does other related duties as required.

They will be able to supervise and manage the operations of a summer camp. They will have charge of varied operations and activities of the camp not limited to directing the work operations or functional programs carried out at the campsite as well as recommending the hiring, firing, promoting and or disciplining of employees.

Supervising of camp activities including crafts, swimming, boating, games, nature study, music, hiking, fishing, archery, etc.

Review and update to enforce all procedures relative to camping, health, safety, transportation and other operational requirements of the facility. Keep records of enrollments and program activities related to camp business operations and budget allotments.

Must have the ability to organize assigned camp management work, analyze the concerns that arise in directing a camp program and develop appropriate work programs and procedures. Ability to work well with camp employees and coordinate staff functions and efforts into an effective camping program as well as develop and direct appropriate safety measures to safeguard camp participants.

Education Requirements: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Recreation Administration a plus. A Bachelor’s degree is required.



Interested applicants can read detailed job descriptions and apply using the link below.

Summer Camp

Head counselors

Assistant Counselors 

Sports Specialist

Art Specialist






seeking a qualified candidate to plan, develop, and deliver recreation, leisure, and athletic programs and activities, including a large summer camp program and management of a lake and associated membership. Must have flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays determined by scheduled events. Prefer degree in Recreation, Sports Management, or Park and Recreation Management. Minimum 3 years’ experience in recreation field with previous supervisory experience and CPRP designation. Expected to attain CPR certification with 6 months. Valid certificate as a Recreation Administrator/Supervisor issued by the New Jersey Board of Recreation preferred.  Valid NJ Driver’s license. Must pass background check. Send cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume to Nancy Malool, Township Administrator, via email Township reserves the right to interview and hire prior to expiration of ad. Long Hill Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Summer Camp Director Position -Leonia Recreation Department

This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and overseeing the overall camp program along with another Summer Camp Director and organize all daily camp activities for ACS MINI CAMP (Ages 4 & 5). The Director is responsible for communicating with parents, guardians and other camp staff during and after camp hours of operation. The Camp Director is responsible for the care, safety, protection and supervision of the camp environments, staff and participants. The planning, preparation and organization of daily activities and site (set-up / clean-up) as well as all administrative duties of camp is a requirement of the Camp Directors.

Dates: June 24 - August 4, 2023

Time: 8:30AM - 4:00PM *Some additional hours may be required*

Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years of age, have worked in a camp or daycare setting for a minimum of two summers. First Aid & CPR certification is required prior to the first day of camp. The ideal candidate will have experience in planning programs, the ability to work collaboratively with others, possess excellent leadership, management and organizational skills. The Camp Director must be patient, enthusiastic, self-controlled and dependable.

An application can be filled out with this link ( If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Leonia Recreation Department at 201-592-5783.

Attn: Destiney Sampson, Program Director

370 Broad Ave.

Leonia, NJ 07605


SEASONAL SUMMER POSITIONS - Randolph Township Parks & Recreation 

  • Section Leader - Teacher Certification preferred, minimum 2 years of college and previous leadership roles required, 
  • Activities/Athletics Coordinator - Teacher Certification preferred, minimum 2 years of college required.
  • Arts & Crafts Coordinator - Teacher Certification preferred, minimum 2 years of college required.
  • First Aid Coordinator - Minimum of EMT Certification required.

 Teen Camp: (June 26 - July 21)

  • Assistant Director - Teacher Certification preferred, must be at least 21 years old.

Randolph Lake: (May 27 - August 27)

  • Concession Supervisor - Must be at least 21 years old.
  • Maintenance Worker - Must be at least 18 years old.

Interested candidates can submit resume to Steve Eisenstein at Looking for more information contact the Rec. office at 973-989-7081.


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


Client Services Specialist- Recreation Software

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 Departments and directing customers

to other staff if needed. Reports to the Director of Client Services.

Job Benefits: Pay is $38,000 per year. The hours would be Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm EST

with a half hour paid lunch. Benefits over the first year include QSEHRA health insurance

reimbursement at 90 days of employment, wellness incentive, two weeks vacation and 401k with a

match at one year of employment.

Job Requirements:

● Reliable internet access

● Friendly and accessible

● Able to learn quickly, follow instructions and coordinate work

● Able to work without supervision and with minimal guidance

● Able to problem-solve and troubleshoot

● Able to know when to ask for help or more information

Responsibilities and Duties:

● Familiarize self with the user side of software, including new updates.

● Be one of the first contacts for calls and emails, discuss issues and refer to other staff.

● Confer with clients remotely to provide information about the services of the software.

● Ensure that appropriate actions are taken to resolve client problems and follow up.

● Keep records of client interactions, including details of the call/email and actions taken.

● Refer unresolved customer issues to relevant departments for further investigation.

● Coordinate responsibilities with other staff members.

● Participate in staff meetings to remain up-to-date on new functions.

● Update existing reference guides with software updates.

● Create new reference guides for added software features.

● Provide basic training for clients as needed or directed.

Qualifications (Preferred):

● College Degree or relevant experience

● 2 years Recreation experience

● 1 year Recreation Management Software experience ( preferred)

How to Apply for the Job: If you are ready to become part of our company, send an email to, with your resume and interest.



Full-time, Part-time and Seasonal positions available in Recreation, Environmental Science, Park Rangers, Maintenance & Horticulture

Please visit for job descriptions.





  • Head Manager with CPO certification
  • Shift Managers
  • Head Lifeguard
  • Lifeguard
  • Head Gate & Office Staff
  • Gate & Maintenance Staff


  • Camp Supervisor
  • Assistant Camp Supervisor 
  • Arts & Crafts Specialist
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Camp Counselor
  • EMT (Please provide a copy of your EMT Card)
  • Office Staff

For More Info visit


South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs -  Recreation Leader

The South Orange Recreation Department and Cultural Affairs is seeking a Full Time Recreation Leader to join our team. Please follow the link below for a detailed job description. All interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Matt Gray,



Please follow the link below for all of Monmouth County Park System’s full-time, part-time, and summer job opportunities.

Visit the Monmouth County Park System’s Jobs page


Bernards Township Parks and Recreation  - SEASONAL JOB OPPORTUNITES

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

-Pool Assistant Manager

-Pool Lifeguard Supervisor

-Pool Lifeguard

-Summer Intern

-Summer Trip Camp Supervisor

-Summer Trip Camp Group Leaders

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

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


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.

  • Directs and supervises the operation and management of all active and passive parkland (exclusive of golf course and the Bergen County Zoo).
  • Serves as Department safety officer.
  • Responsible to determine need and recruit full time, part time and seasonal staff in support of such.
  • Responsible for management of the division budget, developing, maintaining, and enforcing policies, procedures, and rules for the use and operation of parkland under their charge, scheduling, training, and managing asset allocation as well as maintaining any other plans, records, and documents relevant to the operation of the division.


  • Monday – Friday – 40hrs/wk (weekends and over time as needed)

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (horticulture, forestry, civil engineering, landscape architecture, park planning, park management, forest recreation management, conservation, natural resource management, earth sciences or environmental sciences)
  • Ten (10) years of management experience in managing the operational needs of a large urban park or park system including, but not limited to, planning the care and maintenance of large tracts of land, maintenance of public recreation facilities, preparation and administration of budgets and effective management of staff, and a thorough knowledge of the means, methods, and technology by which to accomplish such.
  • Membership in an organization that is relevant to horticulture/ landscaping, or any facet of parks operations is preferred. Examples: National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA), Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)

Skills and Special Requirements:

  • New Jersey residency.
  • Valid NJ Driver’s License, CDL candidates (preferred).
  • Certified Playground Safety Inspector (preferred).
  • Certified Pool Operator (preferred).
  • NJ Certified Pesticide Applicator Category 2, 3A, 3B, 5 (preferred).
  • Experience with Integrated Pest Management.
  • NJ Certified Compost Site Operator (optional).
  • Effective verbal, writing, multi-tasking and delegating skills.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Strong organizational (planning & time management) and problem-solving skills in a timely fashion.

Please send employment application to – put in subject line job applying for, thank you.



The Springfield Recreation Department is seeking a year-round part-time Recreation Program Coordinator to join our team. The Recreation Program Coordinator is responsible for helping to plan, promote, and oversee a diversified roster of special events, new initiatives, aquatics planning, sports and extracurricular programs, camps, bus trips, and other activities. The Recreation Program Coordinator also assists with evening and weekend program oversight and staff supervision, community center operations, resident services, and office duties. College graduates and recreation-related experience preferred. 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.



Please follow the link below for all of Princeton Recreation Department's Summer 2023 positions:


Essex County Turtle Back Zoo - West Orange, NJ 

Essex County Turtle Back Zoo and the surrounding South Mountain Recreational Complex are looking for seasonal employees in a variety of areas for the 2023 season including: Guest Relations (Cashier, Sales, Mini Golf Safari, Paddle Boats, Train Drivers, Seasonal Managers), Treetop Adventure Course, Maintenance/ Custodial, Guest Experience Keeper (Aviary, Touch Tank, Farm, Pony Rides, Butterfly), & Camp Counselor. TO APPLY: Attend one of our job fairs at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo (560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ) to interview and apply. OR fill out our virtual form to be scheduled for an interview NEXT JOB FAIR: SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2023 from 10AM – 2PM


Treetop Adventure Course at the South Mountain Recreational Complex - Essex County, NJ

We are looking for seasonal employees for the upcoming 2023 season. TO APPLY: Attend one of our job fairs at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo (560 Northfield Ave, West Orange, NJ) to interview and apply. OR fill out our virtual form to be scheduled for an interview  NEXT JOB FAIR: SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH, 2023 from 10AM – 2PM 

If you would like to post a job/seasonal job/internship opportunity, please email all listings to

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

Phone: 609-356-0480 | Fax: 609-356-0475 | Email:

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