Recreation Employment Opportunities

The Middletown Recreation Department offers a wide variety of job opportunities throughout the year.  Most positions are seasonal appointments lasting six months or less.  On occasion part time and full time positions do become available.  Please browse the list below of all open positions at this time.

To apply for a position, download our application.  Completed applications may be returned directly to the Recreation Department or to Human Resources.  Any Recreation-related applications returned to Human Resources will be forward to the Recreation Department.

Applications are accepted at any time.  

Recreation Department
1 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748

Fax: 732-842-6833

  1. Lifeguards
  2. Summer Camp - Camp Coordinator
  3. Summer Camp - Counselor
  4. Summer Camp - Medical Staff
  5. Summer Camp - Navigator Coach
  6. Summer Camp - Volunteer
  7. Poricy Park Instructors

Lifeguards - Hiring NOW!!

Job Description
Lifeguards primary responsibility is to ensure the safety of patrons on our beaches by preventing and responding to emergencies.  All applicants must have current lifeguard certification – no lifeguard training is provided.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain constant surveillance of patrons in the designated swim area; act immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
  • Provide emergency care and treatment as required until the arrival of emergency medical services.
  • Present professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintain a high standard of customer service.
  • Perform various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.
  • Prepare and maintain appropriate activity reports.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


  • Current American Red Cross, or accepted equivalent, lifeguarding certification.  If accepted equivalent does not include first aid, CPR/AED training, must also possess these certifications.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Skill in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques.
  • Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork.
  • Knowledge of CPR and emergency medical procedures.
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.

Ideal Beach, Leonardo Beach

Lifeguards are scheduled in pairs to work both beaches on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.  Hours of operation are 10:00am – 4:00pm.  Required holidays include Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.