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State Recreation Areas that Hire Seasonal Employees

The following is a listing of state recreation areas that hire seasonal employees. The positions that each park needs to fill are listed below the park name.   The positions listed below run a maximum of 6 months, generally within April through November (exceptions are noted next to position).  Use the contact information provided for any questions regarding the seasonal positions still available.

How to apply for a seasonal position:

  • Visit the Online Employment Center to Register and set up a Master Application. (Mailed or faxed job applications will no longer be accepted.)

    No need to manually fill out a new application every time you want to apply for a job.  Simply keep your “Master Application” up-to-date and use it to apply for a current job opening. 

  • Review and apply for

  • Sign up to receive email or text notification about future job openings by filling out an Interest Card.  Check the boxes for Environmental Protection and Outdoor Recreation when signing up.  You will need to renew your Interest Card selections annually.

MAP #

RECREATION AREA NAME/MAILING ADDRESS

CONTACT INFORMATION
1

Bigelow Hollow State Park
Union

Seasonal MaintainerSeasonal Park Supervisor

Mark Blazejak
c/o Shenipsit S. F.

860-836-3555

Mark.Blazejak@ct.gov

2

Black Rock State Park
Watertown

Campground SupervisorLifeguardOffice AssistantSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Jared Rice
c/o Topsmead State Forest
(860) 567-5694

Jared.Rice@ct.gov

3

Burr Pond State Park
385 Burr Mountain Road
Torrington, CT 06790

Seasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor,  Lifeguard

Stephany Dumond

(860) 482-1817

Stephany.Dumond@ct.gov

4

Chatfield Hollow State Park
Killingworth

Interpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal Maintainer

Alex Sokolow

c/o Cockaponset State Forest

18 Ranger Road
Haddam, CT 06438
(860) 345-8521
alexander.sokolow@ct.gov

5

Day Pond State Park
c/o Eastern District Headquarters
209 Hebron Road
Marlborough, CT 06447

Seasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

David Buckley

(860) 295-9523

David.Buckley@ct.gov

6

Devil's Hopyard State Park
East Haddam

Seasonal Maintainer

John Hine

c/o Gillette Castle State Park
(860) 526-2336

John.Hine@ct.gov

7

Dinosaur State Park
400 West Street
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Interpretive Guide (also available Sept.- April)Seasonal Maintainer(also available Sept.- April)

Michael P. Ross
(860) 529-5816

Michael.P.Ross@ct.gov

8

Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
Groton

Interpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Henry Alves

c/o Fort Trumbull State Park
(860) 444-7591
(860) 444-9201 (fax)

Henry.Alves@ct.gov

9

Fort Trumbull State Park
90 Walbach Street
New London, CT 06320

Interpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Henry Alves
(860) 444-7591
(860) 444-9201 (fax)

Henry.Alves@ct.gov

10

Gay City State Park
c/o Eastern District Headquarters
209 Hebron Road
Marlborough, CT 06447

Seasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

David Buckley

(860) 295-9523
(860) 344-2941 fax

David.Buckley@ct.gov

11

Gillette Castle State Park
67 River Road
East Haddam, CT 06423

Interpretive GuideSeasonal Maintainer

John Hine

(860) 526-2336

John.Hine@ct.gov

12

Hammonasset Beach State Park
P.O. Box 271
Madison, CT 06443

Campground SupervisorInterpretive GuideLifeguardOffice AssistantOffice SupervisorSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal Maintainer(also available Sept.- April)Crew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Rebecca Demchak

(203) 245-2785
(203) 245-9201 fax

Rebecca.Demchak@ct.gov

13

Harkness Memorial State Park
275 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT 06385

Interpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Vincent Messino
(860) 443-5725
(860) 441-6151 fax

Vincent.Messino@ct.gov

14 Hopeville Pond State Park

929 Hopeville Rd.

Griswold, CT

Campground SupervisorInterpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerSeasonal Park Supervisor

Eric Gileau 

(860) 376-2920

eric.gileau@ct.gov

15

Housatonic Meadows State Park
Cornwall Bridge

Campground SupervisorInterpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Josh Rimany

c/o Macedonia Brook S.P. (860) 927-3238

Joshua.Rimany@ct.gov

16

Indian Well State Park
Shelton

LifeguardSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerSeasonal Park Supervisor

Joe Maler
c/o Osbornedale S. P.
(203) 735-4311

Joseph.Maler@ct.gov

17

Kettletown State Park
Southbury

Campground SupervisorInterpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal Park Supervisor

Nathan Hale
c/o Putnam Memorial State Park
nathan.hale@ct.gov

(203) 938-2285

18

Lake Waramaug State Park
30 Lake Waramaug Road
New Preston, CT 06777

Campground SupervisorSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal Maintainer

Tammy Talbot

(860)485-0226

Tammy.Talbot@ct.gov

19

Macedonia Brook State Park
159 Macedonia Brook Road
Kent, CT 06757

Campground SupervisorInterpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Josh Rimany

(860) 927-3238
(860) 927-0195 fax

Joshua.Rimany@ct.gov

20

Mansfield Hollow State Park
Mansfield

Seasonal Park RangerSeasonal Maintainer

Matt Quinn

c/o Mashmoquet Brook SP
(860) 928-6121

Matthew.Quinn@ct.gov

21

Mashamoquet Brook State Park
147 Wolf Den Drive
Pomfret Center, CT 06259

Seasonal Park RangerSeasonal Maintainer

Matt Quinn

(860) 928-6121

Matthew.Quinn@ct.gov

22

Mohawk State Forest
Goshen

Seasonal Maintainer(also available Sept.- April)Crew Leader

John Hine
c/o Topsmead State Forest
(860) 567-5694

John.Hine@ct.gov

23

Mount Tom State Park
Bantam

Seasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerSeasonal Park Supervisor

Jared Rice

c/o Lake Waramaug S.P.

(860) 868-2592

Jared.Rice@ct.gov

24 Osbornedale State Park

555 Roosevelt Drive Derby CT 06418

Seasonal MaintainerCrew Leader

Joe Maler
(203) 735-4311

Joseph.Maler@ct.gov

25

Pachaug State Forest
P.O. Box 5
Voluntown, CT 06384

Interpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal Maintainer

Mark Darin
(860) 376-4075

Mark.Darin@ct.gov

26

Penwood State Park
57 Gun Mill Road
Bloomfield, CT 06002

Interpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Tammy Talbot
(860) 485-0226

Tammy.Talbot@ct.gov

27

Peoples State Forest
P.O. Box 1
Pleasant Valley, CT 06063

Campground SupervisorInterpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Richard Miska
(860) 379-2469
(860) 379-7103 fax

Richard.Miska@ct.gov

28

Putnam Memorial State Park
Route 58
West Redding, CT 06986

Interpretive GuideOffice AssistantSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Nathan Hale
(203) 938-2285

nathan.hale@ct.gov

29

Quaddick State Park
Thompson

Seasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Matt Quinn

c/o Mashmoquet Brook
(860) 928-6121

Matthew.Quinn@ct.gov

30

Rocky Neck State Park
Box 676
Niantic, CT 06357

Campground SupervisorEMTInterpretive GuideLifeguardOffice AssistantOffice SupervisorSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal Maintainer(also available Sept.- April)Crew Leader

Gary Nasiatka
(860) 739-1334
(860) 739-9023 fax

Gary.Nasiatka@ct.gov

31

Salmon River State Forest
c/o Eastern District Headquarters
209 Hebron Road
Marlborough, CT 06447

Interpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

David Buckley

(860) 295-9523
(860) 344-2941 fax

David.Buckley@ct.gov

32

Shenipsit State Forest
166 Chestnut Hill Road
Stafford Springs, CT 06076

Interpretive GuideSeasonal MaintainerSeasonal Park Supervisor

Mark Blazejak

(860)836-3555

Mark.Blazejak@ct.gov

33

Sherwood Island State Park
P.O. Box 188
Green Farms, CT 06436

Interpretive GuideLifeguardOffice AssistantSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

John Guglielmoni
(203) 226-6983
(203) 227-5642 fax

John.Guglielmoni@ct.gov

34

Silver Sands State Park
Milford

LifeguardSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal Maintainer

Joe Maler
c/o Osborndale State Park
(203) 735-4311

Joseph.Maler@ct.gov

35

Sleeping Giant State Park
200 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518

Seasonal Park RangerSeasonal Maintainer

Jill Scheibenpflug

(203) 287-5658

Jill.Scheibenpflug@ct.gov

36

Southford Falls State Park
Southbury

Crew LeaderSeasonal Maintainer

Nathan Hale

c/o Putnam Memorial State Park
(203) 938-2285
nathan.hale@ct.gov

37

Squantz Pond State Park
178 Shortwoods Road
New Fairfield, CT 06812

LifeguardOffice AssistantSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Jacob Helbig

(203) 312-5023
Jacob.Helbig@ct.gov

38

Stratton Brook State Park
Bloomfield

Interpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Tammy Talbot

(860) 485-0226

Tammy.Talbot@ct.gov

39

Talcott Mountain State Park
Bloomfield

Interpretive GuideSeasonal Park RangerSeasonal MaintainerCrew LeaderSeasonal Park Supervisor

Tammy Talbot

(860) 485-0226

Tammy.Talbot@ct.gov

40

Topsmead State Forest
P.O. Box 1081
Litchfield, CT 06759

Interpretive GuideSeasonal Maintainer

Jared Rice
(860) 567-5694

Jared.Rice@ct.gov

41

Wadsworth Falls State Park
Middletown

Seasonal Park RangerSeasonal Maintainer

Alex Sokolow
c/o Cockaponset State Forest

18 Ranger Road
Haddam, CT 06438

(860) 345-8521
alexander.sokolow@ct.gov

42

Wharton Brook State Park
North Haven

Seasonal Park RangerSeasonal Maintainer

Jill Scheibenpflug

c/o Sleeping Giant S. P.
(203) 287-5658

Jill.Scheibenpflug@ct.gov

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