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

  1. Preschool Lead Teacher
  2. Field and Facility Coordinator
  3. Senior Center Bus Driver
  4. Summer Camp Medical Staff/EMT
  5. Summer Camp Counselor
  6. Summer Camp Coordinator

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