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. Animal Caretaker
  2. Summer Camp Medical Staff/EMT
  3. Beach Lifeguard
  4. Summer Camp - Volunteer

Animal Caretaker - Hiring NOW!!

Interview Process

A virtual interview will be arranged with qualified applicants. Second round interviews will take place on site to explain scope of caretaking duties.

Job Description

The Animal Caretaker is responsible for the wellbeing and tank maintenance of the display animals at Poricy Park. This includes 3 aquatic turtles, 3 tortoises, a bullfrog, a leopard gecko, a guinea pig, and several tanks of fish. This person also drives to the pet store and grocery for food and tank maintenance items.

Essential Functions

  • Execute daily feeding, cleaning, and care for animals at site.
  • Maintain and inventory all equipment necessary for tanks.
  • Ensure that the animal care room is kept clean and organized.
  • Identify and respond to animal care problems.
  • Manage feeding schedules and coordinate coverage with other staff in the building.
  • Know and understand the different needs of the different species of animals kept.
  • Maintain logs of care and purchases.


  • Minimum age of 16.
  • Experience in reptile care or in a related field preferred, or a strong desire to learn more in this field.
  • Ability to drive to supply stores as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle and move animals for care and tank maintenance.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills.


Poricy Park (345 Oak Hill Road, Red Bank)


Must be able to work weekends. Schedule is 1-2 hours per day, 4-7 days/week. After probationary period, hours can be set at-will (must maintain weekend coverage). Year-round.