Finding a job can be challenging. To assist with locating a career in recreation, parks, and leisure services
administration, the Center for Leisure Services publishes a list of current positions available. The postings focus
primarily on the Great Lakes Region, but do include some national and international jobs.
CLS List of Employment Opportunities
Many employers contact the Center for Leisure Services directly to post their jobs.
Postings are listed below, and are typically in PDF format.
Commercial, Community, & Outdoor Recreation Jobs
- LEAP Program: Application,Job Description - Posted 06/14/11
- Event Specialist, Garland Lodge & Resort - Posted 06/14/11
- Camp Hawthorn Hollow, Summer Resident Camp - Posted 06/14/11
- Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, GVSU, Allendale, MI - Posted 10/12/10
- Program Director, Mystic Lake YMCA Camp, Lake, MI - Posted 10/08/10
- Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI - Posted 08/31/10
- Zamboni Driver, City of Birmingham, Birmingham, MI - Posted 07/13/10
- OPC Health Wellness Coordinator, Rochester, MI - Posted 07/01/10
- Outdoor Recreation Program & Park Management, ADA Township - Posted 04/29/10
- Group Events Supervisor, The Fowler Center for outdoor Learning - Posted 04/29/10
- Environmental Education Specialist Kotzebue, Alaska - Posted 04/29/10
- Associate Director for Facilities, East Carolina University - Posted 04/06/10
- Student Assistant in Marketing and Hospitality for the Recreation Division - Posted 04/06/10
- Inclusion Counselor, Jewish Community Center Day Camps , West Bloomfield, MI- Posted 04/06/10
- Coordinator, Outdoor Adventure Program ,Houghton, Michigan- Posted 03/26/10
- Wildlife Ecology and Shooting Sports Instructor , Summerton, South Carolina- Posted 02/02/10
Therapeutic Recreation Jobs
- Fowler Center - Mayville, MI - Posted 06/14/11
- Rehab Pathways Group, Inc - Posted 06/14/11
- Therapeutic Recreational Therapist, Saginaw, MI - Posted 06/14/11
- Summer Camps, Martinsville, IN - Posted 10/05/10
- VA, Saginaw, MI - Posted 09/21/10
- Behavioral Center of Michigan, MI - Posted 08/15/10
- Lincoln Regional Center (State Mental Health Facility), Lincoln, NE - Posted 08/10/10
- Lakeland HealthCare St Joseph, MI - Posted 08/03/10
- Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, Ingleside at King Farm, Rockville, MD - Posted 06/08/10
- Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Department, Department of the Army - Posted 04/29/10
- Havenwyck Hospital, Auburn Hills - Posted 04/15/10
- Lighthouse Neurological Rehabilitation Center, Kingsley, MI - Posted 04/15/10
- Experiential Specialist, Eagle Village Inc., Hersey, MI - Posted 03/30/10
- Special Needs Director, Southfield, MI - Posted 03/26/10
- Recreation Therapist, Lighthouse Carlo, MI - Posted 02/25/2010
- Naturalist-internship Position , Holland, MI- Posted 02/02/10
- Director of Camping & Program Services ,Blue Ridge, VA - Posted 02/02/10
Below are web sites to assist you with your search for a career in recreation, parks, & leisure services administration (also be sure to visit CMU's Career Services for additional links and services):
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Recreation (all concentrations)
General Job Sites
|Recreation-Specific Job Sites (all concentrations)|
|MRPA Online's Career Listings - www.mrpaonline.org|
The Michigan Recreation and Park Association's job listings. Updated continually, so check often.
NRPA Career Center - nrpa.jobcontrolcenter.com
Formerly a password-protected area, the job listings are now open to everyone for viewing. Updated continually.
Leisure Information Network Job Listings - www.lin.ca
Recreation jobs primarily located in Canada. Résumé posting service is also available.
|Commercial Recreation Job Sites|
|Hospitality Careers Online - www.hcareers.com|
Covers commercial recreation positions, plus other jobs related to the hospitality/tourism industry.
Hospitality Adventures - www.hospitalityadventures.com
For jobs in hotels, resorts, and cruise ships.
Hospitality Jobs Network - www.hospitalityjobs.com
Privately-run site for careers in hospitality / tourism businesses.
HospitalityJobsOnline - www.hospitalityonline.com
Massive listings for hospitality positions worldwide.
IAAPA Jobs - www.iaapa.org
Jobs and internships related to theme parks and attractions from the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions.
IFEA Job Bank - www.ifea.com
Job postings at the International Festivals & Events Association site.
IACVB Job Postings- www.iacvb.org
For work with Convention & Visitor's Bureaus (CVBs). Provided through the International Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus.
Tourism Work Web - www.tourismworkweb.com
Hospitality & Tourism jobs in Canada.
CMU Career Center List of Commercial Recreation Job Sites
Check out this list for additional web resources.
|Outdoor Recreation Job Sites|
Outdoor Industry Association jobs - www.outdoorindustry.org
OIA's site covering jobs in outdoor recreation settings, or in companies which serve the outdoor recreation industry (such as gear companies).
CoolWorks - www.coolworks.com
Primarily lists seasonal jobs, but there are some full-time career listings. Focuses on National Parks, ski resorts, and adventure groups. Some listings for amusement parks and cruise ships.
American Camping Association Jobs - www.acacamps.org
Jobs focused primarily on residential camping organizations. Summer job listings are freely available; free e-mail sign-up for year-round jobs.
AEE Jobs Clearinghouse - www.aee.org
Jobs listed with the Association for Experiential Education
CampStaff - www.campstaff.com
Residential camping positions.
EcoEmploy.com - www.ecoemploy.com
Environmentally-related job listings. Includes federal/state positions.
National Park Service - www.nps.gov/personnel
The official site for jobs with the NPS.
CMU Career Center List of Outdoor Recreation Job Sites
Check out this list for additional web resources.
|General Job Search Sites|
For generic search sites, be sure to try a variety of keywords such as recreation, activity, activities, outdoors, municipal, etc. Multiple spellings or variations of the same word can help, too. If the site is yielding too many results (or unrelated results), try searching with phrases such as "therapeutic recreation" with the quotes included. If you receive few results (or none), try searching using only one or two words.
Opportunity kNOCks - www.opportunitynocs.org
Job postings for work with non-profit organizations.
USA Jobs - http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/
Official site for jobs working for the federal government. Positions with Morale, Welfare, & Recreation (MWR) military departments are listed here as well.
Michigan Works - http://www.michiganworks.org
Lots of Michigan-based jobs. Résumé hosting service.
MLive Jobs - www.mlive.com/jobs/
Covers Michigan-based jobs listed directly with MLive, or those listed in the classifieds of any Booth newspaper (Ann Arbor News, Bay City Times, Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle, and Saginaw News). Free registration required.
Monster.com - www.monster.com
Massive career site. Lots of career-related tools & articles.
Yahoo! Careers - careers.yahoo.com
Various listings. Includes a connection to HotJobs.com (owned by Yahoo!).