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

Preschool Teacher Assistant - Hiring NOW!!

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Job Description
A Part-Time position is available in the Recreation Department for the support teacher of the PreK3 class of the Middletown Preschool located at the Tonya Keller Community Center.

The person selected 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. This person also works the 3-5yo preschool summer camp for 6-7 weeks in July and August.


  • Assist the lead teacher in preparation for classes as well as hands-on in the classroom
  • Collaborate in creating and maintaining a classroom environment 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.)
  • Collaborate with other educators
  • Maintain a clean and tidy classroom consistent with health and safety standards


  • Previous experience as a Preschool Teacher
  • 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

Schedule is Monday-Friday, 8am-1:30pm, year-round. 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 the same.