Job Opportunities (Seasonal)

Splashpad Gate Attendant

Attendants arrive 30 to 45 minutes early to set up and may stay a bit later to clean up. They help manage the gazebo rentals/parties, and groups that come for the splashpad. Water testing is done every 2 hours, info recorded. Bathrooms are cleaned at least twice a day. They greet patrons at the gate, and remind people of the rules, enforce rules, keep head counts, perform 1st aid, implement thunderstorm protocols, etc.

The day is broken into 2 overlapping shifts. Splashpad attendants also get first choice of pool attendant time as well, to round out the schedule. The splashpad operates from 10am to 7pm, 7 days a week from May 23 through Sept 7.  We need Gate Attendants until Labor Day, which is 9/7. 

Attendants need current CPR & 1st Aid certification, and take a Certified Pool Operator’s training on-line. Attendants must be over 18, and will need to do a fingerprint back ground check.

Attendants are reimbursed for these costs at the end of the season. $16 an hour

CLICK HERE for a Seasonal Employment Application

Pool Attendants

Pool Attendants greet members, record their pool badge #s, complete daily log, handle customer service, set up and clean up from any canopy rentals, follow thunderstorm protocols. Center Court hires the lifeguards and facility manager. Our staff takes care of the patrons. The pool is open from 11am -7pm on weekends, beginning 5/23 through Labor Day 9/7. Weekday hours are 10am -7pm M-F from June 26 to Sept 4. Staff comes 15-20 minutes early to set-up, and may need to stay a little later to put things away. Usually 2 overlapping shifts. For canopy rentals on weekends, a second attendant may be scheduled. If you are a splashpad attendant covering a pool shift, pay stays the same. If you are only a pool attendant, the pay is $11 an hour.

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Assistant Camp Director (Teen Trip Camp)

The Assistant Camp Director works to further the Mission of camp through the planning and delivery of camp programs and staff training and assist in the management of overall camp operation at the direction of the Program Director/Camp Director

  • Assist the Camp Director with administration and communication logistics before, during and after each camp session
  • Answer parent inquiries and send out emails
  • Assist with supervision of summer staff and day-to-day logistics and operations
  • Support staff with general needs, inquiries, and facilitation of programs
  • Lead daily meetings with staff and help supervise all camp and staff schedules and program operations
  • Assist and support staff in training and development
  • Support staff with team building, conflict resolution, and assist with staff evaluations and feedback
  • Help create records and documentation for training, facilitation, and programs
  • Participate in and help facilitate staff training at the beginning of and throughout the summer

The Assistant Camp Director will be paid $16.00 per hour

CLICK HERE for a Seasonal Employment Application

Camp Counselors (Teen Trip Camp)

Teen Trip Camp is new this year. Counselors must be over the age of 18.  It will be open to teens 13 – 17, and goes to a different fun location each day (M-F).

4 weeks: 7/6 to 7/31 hours are approximately 9am - 4pm, staff arrives 20 min early and leaves when last camper is picked up. As we plan the trips, that may be adjusted to be earlier and/or later.  

Counselors will be overseeing groups of teens at the locations and checking in with the Directors a few times a day, keeping everyone safe and making good decisions. Counselors are paid $12 an hour. Staff need to be CPR & 1st Aid certified, and fingerprint background checked. There will be orientation and training required for this position.

CLICK HERE for a Seasonal Employment Application

Camp Counselors (Destination Discovery)

If you are a high school Junior or Senior, college-age or teacher with available summers and want to work with children in grades 1st-8th, our camp is the place to be.

Counselors spend all day with one group of kids, participating in a wide variety of activities and caring for the campers’ basic needs. There is a weekly trip that Counselors will be responsible for.

Camp Dates: June 30 – August 7, 2020 Monday-Friday, 7:00am-6:00pm. No Camp July 3rd. You must be available the entire 6 weeks of camp.

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Counselor-In-Training (Destination Discovery)

  • Destination Discovery is held for 6 weeks (June 30-August 7) at the Sandshore Elementary School on Sandshore Road in Budd Lake.
    • This is an all day camp program for children entering grades 1-8. Camp activities start by 9am and end at 3pm. Before care starts at 7am, Aftercare goes until 6pm. Children are divided into three age groups, Grades 1-2, 3-4 and Grades 5-8. We maintain a minimum staff to camper ratio of 1:15.
  • The first step for any job, including volunteer positions is the application and interview.
    • Attached is our volunteer application. The applicant should fill this out (Parental guidance before completing it is fine). Under work experience, you could include babysitting experience, dog-walking, house sitting, lawn mowing, newspaper delivery, or volunteer work, etc. We want to get a feel for what kind of work you’ve done. You could also attach your resume. If you have a letter of recommendation, please include it too. Please email your application and supporting documents to Corey Kozimor at
      • We will call the best qualified applicants for interviews. Interviews are being held in March, after school.  
      • Before coming to the interview, prepare – look at our website and see what Recreation does and what our camp themes are.
      • Think about what skills and strengths you have, and why you would be the best candidate for this program.
      • Think up some ideas for camp games, activities, themes and trips. The themes for each week are on our website.
      • You will be asked to give examples of how you handle difficult situations, such as problem solving with a camper who breaks a safety rule.
      • You will also be asked to give examples of some basic safety rules and how you would enforce them
      • You’ll be asked to name some age appropriate games, and provide 2-3 easy to rules to get the campers started. You will also be asked to modify the game/activity to be inclusive, for a camper with a mobility challenge.
    • We are only accepting 1 candidate into the CIT Program this year.
  • Once accepted, there will be paperwork to complete, including a physical that the state requires for staff working with children and several online trainings. We usually have at least 1 meeting in May or June with all the staff to plan out all the activities for the 6 weeks with your team mates.
  • The CIT program will include an Orientation Day on Monday June 29th at 9am, followed by camp set-up.
    • The Orientation Manual will be given to each participant prior to this and should be read before coming to Orientation.
    • Just like the adult workplace, we have end of the season evaluations – by the staffer and supervisor. CIT’s with excellent evaluations will be considered first in filling any vacant counselor positions for the next year.
  • All volunteer staff must be certified in Basic First Aid. Classes are often held at Hackettstown Hospital and other locations.
  • CIT’s will be given the opportunity to volunteer for other Recreation Dept. Events, including the Raiders of the Lost Park Mud Run, Mt. Olive Week Carnival, the Fairy & Pirate Festival, Touch-a-Truck, etc.

CLICK HERE for a Counselor-In-Training (CIT) letter and application.

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