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 for employment (PDF). 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. Check out our current postings on Indeed.

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

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Summer Camp Employment

Middletown Recreation is now accepting applications for seasonal positions for our Summer Camp. See below for job descriptions. Applicants may submit their applications as outlined above, and then will be invited to sign up for one of our group interviews. Group interviews are held March through May at the Poricy Park Nature Center.

  1. Outdoor Educator
  2. Summer Camp Counselor
  3. Summer Camp Medical Staff
  4. Summer Camp Navigator Coach
  5. Summer Camp Volunteer

Outdoor Educator

Job Description

The Middletown Recreation Department is looking for quarter-time instructors to teach elementary-aged class trips at Poricy Park during the Spring and Fall seasons. Classes come for 2- or 4-hour programs on topics in Science and Colonial History. The most popular program is taking students to hunt for marine fossils on the property.

Essential Functions

  • Lead curriculum and lessons focused on science and colonial history.
  • Implement and run daily activities.
  • Prepare materials needed prior to each class and/or before class begins.
  • Responsible for cleaning up after class.
  • Facilitate classroom management techniques.
  • Maintain and inventory all equipment necessary for the program area.
  • Assist in maintaining accurate program records.
  • Actively participate in staff training, meetings, and program setups.
  • Help in other program areas as needed.


  • Minimum age of 18.
  • Candidates should ideally have experience in teaching and an interest in the outdoors, natural sciences, or history. Will be trained in specific programs; all materials and program outlines are provided.
  • Ability to lead, plan, organize and implement program activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.


Poricy Park


Hours will fall between 9:00am-2:00pm, Monday through Friday on days scheduled. While the schedule is flexible, the hours are not. Schedule will depend on when trips are booked, but expect to work 3-5 days a week April-June and Sept-Dec. Year-Round work is also available and would include working our summer camp and for other Recreation Department programs.