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 forwarded to the Recreation Department.

Applications are accepted at any time.  

Mail To:
Recreation Department
1 Kings Highway
Middletown, NJ 07748

Fax: 732-842-6833

Camp EMT
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Job Description
The Medical Staff is the primary health care professional at each site. The Medical Staff supports the Camp Staff in providing campers a safe, fun and educational experience in a supportive environment.

Essential Functions

  • Observe and promote all rules and regulations established for the program.
  • Clarify any health-related questions with parents prior to camp.
  • Observe campers for illnesses and/or injuries. Report any difficulties related to health immediately to the Camp Director.
  • Respond to medical emergencies and treat as necessary and assesses whether injuries/illnesses require further treatment. If necessary, may accompany camper to the hospital in the event of serious injury.
  • Provide general first aid care (scrapes, minor cuts and bruises); treatment of colds/headaches, upset stomachs, etc.; and assesses whether further treatment is required.
  • Call parent/guardian to report illness and/or injury.
  • Maintain log of patients seen and treated.
  • Maintain necessary records of medical forms on campers and staff.
  • Act as the “late camper” and “early dismissal” check in/out person once camp begins.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Must be a certified EMT in good standing.
  • Certified in First Aid and CPR certification, may be provided if does not currently have.
  • Possesses good leadership abilities and responsibility skills.
  • Patient, enthusiastic, self-controlled and dependable.
  • Ability to work with others and follow directions.

Camp Locations
Croydon Hall, Poricy Park, Tonya Keller Community Center

Mandatory staff training in June. Camp runs from July 5th - August 7th and applicant must be available to work entire 6 weeks. This job is Monday through Friday with hours 8:30am – 2:00pm, approximately. Exact hours to be determined.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: From $15.00 per hour


  • EMT Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Senior Center Bus Driver

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Job Description

This position reports to the Supervisor of the Senior Center. The main responsibility of this position is to pick up seniors at their residence, drive them to the senior center, shopping malls or other scheduled trips. This person may be required to assist the seniors on and off the bus. Must maintain the cleanliness of the vehicle. Occasional office work, answering phones and other duties may be required.


  • A Class C-Commercial Driver License with a Passenger endorsement is required. 
  • Experience driving a jitney, passenger van or equivalent is preferred. 

Schedule: The schedule for this position is three or four days per week, approximately six hours per day.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary Range: $15.00 per hour

Preschool Lead Teacher

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Job Description

Part Time position available in the Recreation Department for the Lead Teacher of the PreK3 class of the Middletown Preschool located at the Tonya Keller Community Center. The person selected for the position will be responsible for teaching, general supervision and management of children 18 months to 5 years old. This person must be prepared professionally as teacher of young children, especially in the field of Early Childhood education or Child Development. This person must be a sensitive and mature individual who is able to relate well to both children and adults. This person must have the personality and ability to provide leadership and stability for program continuity and mental capabilities to perform the job.


  • Develop a careful and creative program suitable for preschool children
  • Employ a variety of educational techniques (storytelling, educational play, media etc.) to teach children
  • Observe each child to help them improve their social competencies and build self-esteem
  • Encourage children to interact with each other and resolve occasional arguments
  • Guide children to develop their artistic and practical capabilities through a carefully constructed curriculum (identify shapes, numbers or colors, do crafts etc.)
  • Track children’s progress and report to parents
  • Communicate with parents regularly to understand the children’s background and psyche
  • Collaborate with other educators
  • Maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards


  • Proven experience as a Preschool/Elementary Teacher, preferably a Lead
  • Excellent understanding of the principles of child development and preschool educational methods
  • Excellent communication and instructional skills
  • Ability to act as mediator between children
  • Cool-tempered, friendly and reliable
  • Certification in child CPR
  • BSc/BA in education or relevant field preferred

Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 8am-3pm. The preschool program runs from September through mid-June. During the months of July and August this position is required to work the preschool summer camp, as well as prep for the upcoming school year. Summer hours are generally Mon-Friday 8am-1pm or 8am-2pm.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00 - $18.00 per hour

Work Location: One location, Tonya Keller Community Center 50 Bray Ave, Middletown NJ 07748