Check here for Recreation Employment Notices
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR A POSITION IN THE REC DEPT, PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE FAQ SHEET LINKED BELOW.
Key Dates to apply for jobs in Parks & Recreation:
Deadline for Spring/Summer Positions: 4/1
Deadline for Fall/Winter Positions: 10/1
Thinking about becoming a lifeguard? Are you at least 15 years old?
Why not take a lifeguarding course this winter so you are ready to apply this spring?
There are lots of opportunities to take a class now. To get started, a simple internet search will give you lots of courses in the area, or go to the Red Cross website (www.redcross.org) for a menu of classes.
Watch this page on the website for notices regarding the employment process.
Want to get email reminders about upcoming events in Recreation? Make sure to sign up for Recreation "e-News" on the Home page of the website (click blue box on right).
Employment Application for the Parks and Recreation Department (Secure Online Form)
Employment Application for the Parks and Recreation Department (Printable Form)
Please check this page for Parks and Recreation employment opportunities.
Required Forms to be completed when hired:
Click HERE to download the I-9 Form
Click HERE to download the W-4 Form
Click HERE to download the W-9 Form (If you are told you need this form.)
Click HERE to download the Identogo Universal Fingerprint Form for employees
To obtain working papers (any individual who is under the age of 18 must obtain working papers every year and for each different position)--Contact your High School.
For Seasonal Employment, we have two main recruiting times: Fall/Winter and Summer
All applications for Fall/Winter Opportunities are Due 10/1.
All applications for Summer Opportunities are Due 4/1.
TO ALL RECREATION STAFF: PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT EMAIL IS AN IMPORTANT MODE OF COMMUNICATION FOR US. MAKE SURE WE HAVE YOUR CORRECT EMAIL ADDRESS ON FILE, AND CHECK YOUR EMAIL FOR INFORMATION FREQUENTLY.
A note To Parents and Potential Applicants from your Parks and Recreation Director:
Please keep in mind that if it's your child who is seeking a job in Recreation, I would prefer that they handle the application process on their own, the follow-up, the questions about the position, and the interviews. I will continue to post information regarding the process on this website so that everyone (parents included) knows where we are in the staffing process for our Recreation Positions. I have children of my own, so I understand that kids may be nervous talking to me directly. It all goes into the equation. AND, I have to tell you, in the long run, your child will be helped more by having to handle all of it on their own. Each year, I process approximately 200 applications for seasonal work and fill approximately 40 positions. Thank you for your understanding, and Parents--thank you for helping to coach your child in this process given these parameters.
I encourage everyone--parents and applicants--to read the FAQ sheet regarding Seasonal Employment in Recreation. Click HERE to download the FAQ sheet. (I think this covers most of the questions I have been getting.) Thank you.
Stirling Lake Lifeguards: 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.
Summer Rec Camp Counselors and CIT’s: Summer Rec Counselors must be at least 14 years of age; HOWEVER, given our staffing requirements set forth by the state’s Youth Camp Standards, we first fill our counselor positions with employees who are at least 18 years of age first. We hire a number of applicants to assist who are 16 years and older after that. A certain number of CIT’s (Counselors in Training) are also accepted each year into the program. As a *guideline, CIT’s are at least 15 years old. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate an ability to work with children well. First aid training, prior experiences as a camp counselor and/or babysitting a plus. Summer Rec Counselors must be able to commit to work the full 6 weeks of camp (or whatever the duration of the program is). The CIT position is a non-paid position that works alongside a counselor. CIT’s earn community service hours and have more flexibility in their schedules. CIT’s with good performance ratings will receive priority the following year when staffing any openings for the paid counselor positions.
*Note: 15 years and older is a guideline age for CIT’s. We can accept a CIT at any age because it is a volunteer position. A candidate that is younger than 15 may still apply but must understand that we will be strongly considering a candidate’s maturity level at any age and will be comparing it to the entire pool of applicants. In addition, if accepted as a CIT under the age of 15, we may not be able to hire the applicant for a paid position the following year.
Field Hockey Clinic: Instructors needed for Field Hockey Clinic to be held at Matthew G. Kantor Memorial Park during the summer. Ideal candidates will be at least 16 years of age, have a complete understanding of the game of field hockey, and will be able to work well with children. Instructors will need to be able to run drills with clinic participants to teach them the fundamentals of the sport while ensuring that it is done in an environment allowing for fun while learning. Experience playing on a field hockey team(s) and prior coaching experience a plus.
All applications due on or before 4/1.
For Fall/Winter employment opportunities, please complete the Recreation Employment Application, and submit to the Parks & Recreation Dept. by 10/1.
To support our Basketball programs (both Rec & Travel), we will hire individuals as timers, scorekeepers and referees to help build basketball skills with the students in grades 1-8. Applicants must be at least 14 years of age and in 9th grade or higher. Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate an ability to work well with children and will have a complete understanding of the sport. First aid training a plus.
Applicants must be available weeknights and on Saturdays.
Returning and new applicants must complete the Employment Application (posted on the LHT website and on the Parks & Recreation Bulletin Board).
All applications are due to the Rec. Office by 10/1.
NOTE: Please don't drop off applications to any other location than the Rec Office. As Parks & Recreation Director, I cannot accept applications when I am out in the community for fear of losing/misplacing them. Thank you for your understanding.
Township of Long Hill Parks & Recreation Dept.
915 Valley Road, Gillette, NJ 07933
*Township of Long Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.