Employment Opportunities

If you would like to post a job/seasonal job/internship opportunity, please email all listings to rbenerofe@njrpa.org

Summer Playground Program Director (2017), Roxbury

The Township of Roxbury has an immediate need for program visionaries to direct our current Nixon Playground Program for the 2017 summer season. The Nixon Camp Director are outstanding educational leaders who assume overall leadership of a summer day camp location, including staff selection and management and day-to-day operations. Camp Directors provide instructional supervision for staff, interact daily with families and community members, and are truly the face of the Township of Roxbury’s Recreation Department.

Being a Township of Roxbury Camp Director means joining an organization that is a model of innovative learning, with a township-wide commitment to camper inclusion and broadening our impact.

We value divergent thinkers who bring various experiences and viewpoints to the table at our camp.

Core Requirements

  • You're inspired by innovation education, youth empowerment, and creating safe, welcoming spaces
  • You're an experienced, creative, fun-loving educator.
  • You're a communicative, trustworthy leader.
  • You’re an organized, problem-solving manager. 

Experience & Education

  • College graduate
  • Experience working with K-8th grade children
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Staff selection and management experience is a plus
  • Ability to work part-time in spring, and full-time in summer
  • Readiness to stick around: we find that our team and team members benefit from leaders who plan on joining us for more than one summer. 

Camp Director Responsibilities

Most Camp Directors have full time jobs during the school year, and commit 10-15 hours each week to their Camp Director role pre-camp with 3-4 additional weekends of training.

Nixon Day Camp (June-July)
Location of Camp: 275 Mt Arlington Blvd, Landing, NJ 07850

Camps run for 5 weeks, starting June 26th and ending July 28th.

  • Work part-time preparing for camp the week before camp begins, often at your camp location
  • Work on-site Monday-Friday for 5 weeks from 8:30am to 12:30pm (20 hours a week)
  • Run daily operations of camp, creating a high energy, fun and creative experience for campers
  • Lead and manage staff, ensuring quality instruction, high energy, and overall performance
  • Communicate daily with parents and Recreation Director
  • Manage costs, including supplies and staffing
  • Develop relationships with facilities partners and ensure facility is well maintained and left in excellent condition

Contact Keith Knudsen at (973) 448-2014 or e-mail at knudsenk@roxburynj.us

Ad Posted June 14, 2017 Ad to be Removed September 14, 2017


Customer Service Ranger – MORRIS COUNTY (NJ) PARK COMMISSION is seeking a Part-time seasonalCustomer Service Ranger whoperforms customer relations functions at parks and facilities, providing information and assistance to groups and individuals to ensure an enjoyable visit and that visitors are following Park Commission Rules & Regulations. This position is primarily for the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township.

  • Assists groups, photographers, and other users with reservations by greeting them, providing directions or other information, parking assistance, acting as a resource and point of contact.
  • Assists groups, photographers, and other users without reservations by advising group of reservation procedure and processing daily permits and directing them to available areas.
  • Provides basic information about sites to visitors, such as suggested walks, garden information,
  • site history and highlights, etc.
  • Assures that reservable areas are free of litter and debris before and after reservations.
  • Resolves conflicts between multiple rental groups, the general park patrons etc.
  • Assures that rental groups vacate rented areas on a timely basis.
  • Processes permits and collects fees from groups, photographers and other users without required permits
  • Reviews daily activity reservations to prepare for patron arrival and monitoring of area.
  • Locks/unlocks buildings to facilitate user rentals and monitors same as required
  • Advises park users of policies, rules and regulations, and operating guidelines in a positive, friendly manner. Encourages compliance without confrontation.
  • Contacts Park Police for group assistance for roadway traffic control, injuries, disorderly conduct or other emergencies.
  • Records daily park activity as requested.
  • Assists, as needed, with specific special event or activities such as Park Commission programming, weddings and various rentals, concerts, including but not limited, to setups, breakdowns, participation, clean up, trash and litter removal etc.
  • Is responsible for any Park Commission equipment issued during scheduled shift, such as a vehicle, two way radio, etc.
  • May be required to travel between several park sites, according to the schedule of activities.
  • Assists with minor maintenance procedures such as watering plants, cleaning, etc. as required.
  • Assists with trash and litter removal as required
  • Continuously patrols and monitors park areas as directed on foot or by vehicle to accomplish the functions listed above

Possession of a valid New Jersey Driver’s license.

• Minimum age: 18 years in order to operate Park Commission vehicles.

• Very good customer service skills particularly in effectively communicating with others.

• Outgoing, friendly attitude and ability to be self‐directed and responsible is also helpful.

• Flexible schedule requirements – must be prepared to work most seasonal weekends May

   through September.

$12.10 per hour.

Please visit http://morrisparks.net/index.php/commission/employment/ for full job description and additional information regarding the Park Commission. Applicants must download the employment application and submit with cover letter and resume to employment@morrisparks.net.

No phone calls please.

The Morris County Park Commission is an equal opportunity employer. 

Ad Posted June 1, 2017 Ad to be Removed September 1, 2017


Superintendent of HorticultureMORRIS COUNTY (NJ) PARK COMMISSION  

The Superintendent of Horticulture is a hands‐on working supervisor position operating under the general supervision of the Manager of Horticulture. Responsibilities include fulfilling supervisory and operational duties for the development and implementation of creative and current professional horticultural, arboricultural and forestry principles and practices. The Superintendent of Horticulture is responsible for both in‐house and contracted Horticultural and Park Maintenance programs and projects for facilities and grounds of the Morris County Park Commission. All work is to be performed in accordance with the regulations and procedures established by the Park Commission, local, state, and federal agencies. Individuals in this position assist in management and operation of the Park Commission’s horticultural facilities, coordinating these functions with other Divisions to achieve common goals. The Superintendent of Horticulture also assists with in‐service training programs for Park Commission personnel, including trainings for pesticide and fertilizer application certifications.

Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture or a related field from an accredited college or university or a demonstrated ability to perform the job based on work experience. 

Minimum five years of experience at a botanical garden or arboretum, horticultural trade or institutional program dealing primarily with horticulture or a related field.

Demonstrable competency in identification of a wide range of plant material and botanical nomenclature.

Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize work and coordinate multiple activities and projects at the same time.

Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, validated Certified Pesticide Applicator

Registration from the Department of Environmental Protection of the State of New Jersey in

the following categories: Core, 3A (Turf) and 3B (Ornamentals).

Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, NJ Fertilizer Application certification.

Valid New Jersey Driver’s license.

Applicants must pass a written and field horticultural competency test to be eligible for this position.

Salary: $75,726.00 plus Benefits.

Please visit http://morrisparks.net/index.php/commission/employment/ for full job description and additional information regarding the Park Commission. Applicants must download the employment application and submit with cover letter and resume to employment@morrisparks.net.

No phone calls please.

The Morris County Park Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Deadline: until filled.

Ad Posted June 1, 2017 Ad to be Removed September 1, 2017


ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF RECREATION – Township of Readington, Hunterdon County

Responsible for planning, managing, promoting, implementing, and supervising a comprehensive recreation programs, sports, and leisure activities for all ages and interests in the Township of Readington under the direction of the Director of Recreation.  This position is responsible for the recruitment and supervision of part-time and seasonal staff, volunteers and program vendors; implementing internal accounting, purchasing and financial controls; and the preparation and distribution of written, broadcast and media communications.  Experience with online registration is a plus.  Full job description available upon request. 

Must be available for evening and weekend work as seasonally required.

A bachelor’s degree from a college or university in the field of recreation, sports management, or a closely related field is desired, or an equivalent educational experience.  Minimum of two years of experience in managing and supervising recreational programming desired.  Certification as a Certified Parks and Recreation Professional or as a Recreation Supervisor or Administrator is preferred.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and responsibilities.  Submit cover letter and resume to Att:  Vita Mekovetz, RMC/MMC/QPA, Township of Readington, 509 Route 523, Whitehouse Station, NJ 08889.

Ad Posted May 19, 2017 Ad to be Removed June 30, 2017 


Recreation Administrative Assistant

Middlesex Recreation is seeking a driven part-time employee to work in the office.

The ideal candidate must have excellent customer service and organizational skills. Duties include assisting with recreation registration, programs and events, ordering, processing permits, record keeping, and managing social media. Ability to learn software programs. Salary $12/hour, 28 hours a week maximum.

Apply to Borough of Middlesex, Attn: Recreation Director 1200 Mountain Ave. Middlesex NJ 08846 or email recreation@middlesexboro-nj.gov .


Ad Posted May 10, 2017 Ad to be Removed July 10, 2017 

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

Civil Service Commission

League of Municipalities

City Park Alliance