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Summer Jobs at Parks and Recreation Available


New Britain residents 15 and older are encouraged to apply now for summer employment at the parks and recreation department. Jobs include working at summer camps, lifeguards and specialty instructors.

“If you want your kid to have a summer job, don’t think about it in April because it is too late,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “We are accepting applications and we have exams that go through Saturday, March 18.”

March 18 is the last employment test so residents are asked not to wait.

Other tests will be this Friday at 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m.; Tuesday, March 7 at 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 11 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday March 15 at 3:30 p.m.

Tests are either at City Hall or the New Britain Police Department Community Room.

“We try to give priority to New Britain kids that we are hiring for all our summer camps and clerical work. We need to hire over 130 people. There is Camp Total Rec and we even need maintenance workers at the golf course and cemetery,” said Stewart.

Applications are available at or in Room 302 at City Hall.

“You have to take the test. Everybody loves working at park and recreation. It is fun too,” said Stewart. “If you look at a lot of employees in this building and those who work full time at parks and recreation, they started working in parks and recreation in the summer. We mostly hire college and high school college students. It’s meant for leadership for younger kids. They get to make money and learn good life skills and professional skills as well.”

For more information call 860-826-3360 Ext. 0.