Clinton Parks and Rec Job Openings

The Clinton Parks & Recreation Department often has several full and part-time positions open throughout the year.  Please see below for the list of possible openings.

Full Time Positions Available


Recreation Manager


This role performs supervisory and administrative duties for a variety of recreational programs and activities for the Town of Clinton.  This position plans, organizes, coordinates and administers seasonal recreation programs and activities for adults, youth and children while performing all other related work as required. The Recreation Manager works under the supervision and direction of the Director of Parks and Recreation and supervises seasonal employees and volunteers, as required. 

Essential Functions

The Recreation Manager must have the ability to competently and consistently perform essential job duties, including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Coordinates the supervision, development, scheduling, and implementation of a variety of activities, classes and recreation programs for adults, youth and children.  Supervises and directs staff in the development and implementation of these programs.
  2. Assists in the preparation of a variety of brochures, calendars, letters, posters, news releases, flyers, and related communications used to promote town activities and events.
  3. Schedules programming with vendors/instructors; manages vendor contracts; serves as a liaison between vendors and participants; communicates regularly with vendors.
  4. Provides customer service to the general public. Primary communicator between the department and program participants.
  5. Publicizes recreational programs through press releases to the local newspaper, distributing fliers at the local schools, and updating and maintaining all of the information that is displayed on the website.
  6. Assists with the scheduling of all recreational facilities and prepares recreational areas for events and programs.
  7. Coordinates department programs, events, and activities with other departments, public schools, outside agencies, or others as needed; coordinates joint programs with the public schools.
  8. Processes registration forms and medical information for recreational programs.
  9. Orders and purchases supplies for recreational programs such as sports equipment, arts and crafts supplies, t-shirts, etc.  Monitors inventory of department equipment, materials, and supplies; ensures availability of adequate materials to conduct program activities; initiates orders for new/replacement materials.
  10. Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; participates in continuing education; attends conferences, workshops, and training sessions as appropriate.
  11. Perform related duties, as required.

Physical Requirements (to perform essential job functions)

Light physical effort is generally required which involves occasional lifting/moving/pushing up to 30 pounds; may occasionally lift/move/push up to 60 pounds.  Frequently required to spend several hours standing, walking, and reaching with arms.  Must have the ability to judge distances and spatial relationships.  Regularly stands, walks, sits, talks, and hears. Position requires the ability to operate a keyboard. Regular travel to various town recreation department sites. 

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience  Bachelor’s degree in Recreation, Physical Education, Health/Business Administration or a closely related educational field; three years in the management of a recreational facility, union and non- union personnel, and management of parks, playgrounds, and public facilities.

Knowledge, Ability and Skills

  1. Knowledge:  Thorough knowledge of office equipment and computer applications.    Knowledge of the theory and philosophy of recreation, and the ability to interpret this philosophy to others.
  2. Ability:  Ability to understand the recreational problems of a community in order to formulate and administer specific and specialized recreation programs.  Ability to motivate and continue to inspire the best efforts of others. Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages. Ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving broader aspects of organizational programs and operations, moderately unstable situations, or the direction, control, and planning of an entire program or set of programs.
  3. Skill:  Professional administrative skills including strong interpersonal communication skills, writing skills, as well as solid computer skills.  Advanced skill in publishing, word processing, and spreadsheet computer software applications. Strong supervisory skills in a recreational environment. Excellent organizational skills. Excellent customer service skills.

Special Requirements

  • Possession of a valid and current driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and access to a motor vehicle;
  • Possession of Red Cross CPR and First Aid certifications (or ability to obtain and maintain such certifications within one year of hire), along with considerable knowledge of first aid methods and safety precautions used in recreational programming;
  • Availability to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays, as required.

Position Details:

Average work week is Thirty Five (35) hours per week, Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:00pm with minimum salary starting at $39,664 per year with benefits. Details regarding benefits available upon request.

To apply send a resume and cover letter to:  Emily Easterling, Director of Parks & Recreation, Town of Clinton, 560 High Street, Clinton, MA 01510 or email to:

Posting Date:  December 8th, 2018

Application Deadline:  December 29th, 2018 (or until position is filled)

Anticipated Start Date: Week of January 8th   

Seasonal Positions Available 

There are currently no seasonal positions open.


Parks and Recreation Commission Openings

There are currently no positions on our commission that are open for the FY18 year.

The Parks and Recreation Commission is a 5 member volunteer board dedicated to  bettering the department and the facilities it oversees for the residents of Clinton.

The board meets once a month to discuss upcoming events and department happenings. We are looking for individuals who are committed to bettering the town of Clinton and are looking to become more involved.

If interested in running to fill one of the spots please file paperwork with the Town Clerk’s office by the deadline. 

If you have questions about the committement or the responsibilities please contact Emily Easterling at or call 978-365-4140 ext 301

Volunteer & Internship Positions Available


Internships are available through the Clinton Parks and Recreation Department and we are able to cater our internship program to meet your interests and school curriculum. Please check out the below documents for two available internship programs.

Recreation & Leisure Studies Internship Program

Landscaping & Turf Management Internship Program

Thinking about a career in this field? Check out these links:

Volunteer Opportunities:

We are always looking for volunteers to assist with department events and functions. Please fill out the volunteer application to share your abilities and interests with us!

Volunteer Application