Parks & Recreation Employment

Yes, we are hiring!
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The Derry Parks & Recreation Department is hiring seasonal employees to support the department in continuing to offer services for the general public. WE NEED YOU!  We are hiring; Parks Seasonal Labors, concession attendants, lifeguards, and facility supervisors. For assistance, please contact the Recreation Office, Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm. The Town of Derry is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How do I apply?

To receive an electronic copy of our application, click here. Please return applications to or mail to Attn: Derry Parks & Recreation 31 West Broadway, Derry, NH 03038. If you would like to reach us to ensure we receive your application, please call (603) 432-6136 Please include three professional or academic references.


What jobs are currently available?

Parks Seasonal Labors: Responsible for semiskilled and unskilled work in the care and upkeep of all Town parks and recreational areas. Must be at least 18 years of age. A valid driver’s license and previous experience is preferred. Pay rate based on experience, starting pay:  $16.00 per hour  - Needed for Summer 2022

Facility Supervisor: Responsible for maintaing safety of all patrons and staff at their respective park. Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license, previous supervisory experience preferred. Pay rate based on experience, starting pay: $17.00 per hour - Needed for Summer 2022

Waterfront Lifeguards: Responsible for maintaining safe and precautionary procedures at waterfront facilities as well as supporting the enforcement of all safety procedures. A valid lifeguard certification is required. Applicants who don't yet have certifications or only have pool certifications are encouraged to apply. Must be at least 16 years of age. Pay rate based on experience, starting pay: $17.00 per hour - Needed for Summer 2022

Park Attendants/Concession: Responsible for administrating quality customer services at a specified park location. Good communication skills are required. At least 14 years of age. Pay rate based on experience, starting pay: $12.00- $14.00 per hour - Needed for Summer 2022

Basketball Referees: REsponsible for refereeing, scorekeepong and assisting with rules and regulations of the game. Must be available on Saturdays from January- March. Must be at least 14 years of age and in highschool. These are recreational games not intended for competition. Pay rate based on age and experience, starting pay: $12.00-$14.00 per hour -  Needed for Winter 2023

What should I expect after I apply?

All applicants are encouraged to contact the office at (603) 432-6136 to ensure we received your completed application. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received and based on the number of positions still available. Applicants who submit incomplete applications will not be contacted. Interviews will be done virtually or by phone unless an in-person interview is necessary. All hiring documents will be emailed to the applicant if they are selected for the position.