Thank you for your interest in employment with the Town of Canton, below are current employment openings and recruitments.
Pursuant to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, discrimination in employment based upon race, color, religion, sex or national origin is prohibited. Federal law prohibits other forms of discrimination including but not limited to age, citizenship, disability, veteran status, attainment of benefits, and participation in union activities. Most state and local laws prohibit some or all of these types of discrimination as well as other types including but not limited to discrimination based on ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation or source(s) of income. Restrictions with respect to credit data are imposed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act. This list is not intended to represent a complete list of prohibited forms of discrimination.
The Town of Canton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Seasonal Employment 2019
Are you looking for a rewarding position working with children and the community? Are you a responsible, hardworking and energetic individual that wants to make a difference? Consider applying for one of Canton Parks and Recreation Department’s seasonal job openings. Applications are now being accepted. Applications may be mailed or dropped off to the CAO Office (Town Hall 4 Market Street P.O. 168 Collinsville, CT, 06022). Don’t wait to apply, candidates will be contacted and hired on a rolling basis and positions may close at any time.
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- Recreation Program Assistant (Internship) - Candidate must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level program in recreation and leisure services or closely related field.
- Pool Supervisor (Lifeguard/WSI Certification preferred)
- Front Desk Attendant (Mills Pond Pool)
- American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard
- American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor
- Park/Pool Maintenance
- Water Safety Instructor Aide (This is a volunteer opportunity that requires you to first enroll in the WSI Aide program through www.cantonrec.org).
- Summer Camp Supervisor
- Summer Camp Counselor
- C. I.T. Counselor-in-Training (This is a volunteer opportunity. Requires CIT application)
Please visit www.cantonrec.org to view job descriptions. For any questions please contact Kellie Faust, Recreation Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 860-693-5808.
Summer Aide for Children’s Services @ Canton Public Library
The Canton Public Library seeks a Summer Aide for Children’s Services. This is a temporary, part-time position which requires library and children’s programming experience.
Responsibilities of the position include: helping to prepare, present and clean up children’s library programs; working at the Children’s Room service desk answering questions from patrons, assisting with computers, and helping patrons with the summer reading program; assisting with collection maintenance and displays; performing other duties as requested or assigned.
The position is 20 hours per week on average for the months of July and August only. Position may start in mid to late June as budget permits. Must be available to work flexible hours, including evenings. $12.14 per hour.
Requirements: High School diploma with experience working with children and familiarity with children’s literature preferred. Strong computer skills a must. Must be able to learn routine library procedures, follow oral and written instructions, and communicate clearly and courteously with co-workers and the public.
The full job description can be found here or at the Canton Public Library. Applications will be accepted until April 22, 2019, and may be directed to the Town of Canton, 4 Market Street, PO Box 168, Collinsville, CT 06022. Attention: Robert Skinner. EOE.
Temporary Recreation Supervisor
The Town of Canton seeks applicants for the position of Temporary Recreation Supervisor. This position is a seasonal position at 35 hours per week from approximately July 1 through August 30th. September through mid/late October will be part-time at 18 hours per week. The rate of pay for the position is $22.00-25.00 per hour based on experience.
The Temporary Recreation Supervisor will assist the Recreation Director in the coordination of a comprehensive public recreation program for the community including direct oversight of Mills Pond Pool and all aquatics programs, sports camps, theatre camps, and special events.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Recreation, Parks and Recreation Administration, or a closely related field is preferred although not required. Related experience conducting organized recreational/youth service activities and varied administrative responsibilities is a plus. EOE
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Applications and resumes are due by April 19, 2019, at 12:00 noon to:
Town of Canton
4 Market Street
P.O. Box 168
Collinsville, CT 06022
Attention: Robert Skinner
Summer Youth Employment Program
We are pleased to announce the 4th Annual Summer Youth Employment Program. This program has two positions available. The Summer Youth Employment Program for 2019 is open to Canton youth who are town residents between the ages of 16 and 17 as of June 24, 2019; the first day of the program. Youth in the program must have written permission from their parents or guardians, and (once selected to participate) submit Working Papers. Participants will receive $10.10 per hour and work 25 hours per week. Actual employment dates will be from June 24, 2019 through August 16, 2019, a period of eight weeks. This is a non-benefited, temporary position. Assignment procedures will be explained correctly under the guidance of town staff to ensure safe and efficient work. All work is intended to be meaningful, help motivate career consideration, develop good work habits, and promote the Town of Canton. The required dress will be appropriate to the work assignment. Participants will work out of the Department of Public Works, Building Maintenance Division. The two positions will assist with various work assignments in several town buildings/grounds reporting to the Building Maintenance Supervisor. EOE
Duties and Responsibilities
*Emptying trash & recyclables
*Preparing rooms for meetings
*Weeding & watering flower beds
*All genders are encouraged to apply
*Must be available between the hours of 7AM-3:30PM, Monday-Friday
*Ability to lift 15 pounds
*Ability to work indoors(air-conditioned buildings) as well as outdoors(in the summer heat)
*Ability to work with supervision and independently
*Willingness to learn many aspects of the Building Maintenance Division
*Must be responsible, punctual and respectful
*Ability to interact with all town employees
*Excellent communication skills
Applications and accompanying documents must be received by June 12, 2019, at 4:30pm. Applications may be dropped off at Canton Town Hall (4 Market Street, Collinsville) or mailed to:
Town of Canton
Robert Skinner, Chief Administrative Officer
PO Box 168
Collinsville, CT 06022