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 modified services for the general public. It is expected that due to COVID-19 the department will need to hire and train more staff than usual, to ensure the ability to provide services according to local, state, and federal guidelines. WE NEED YOU!  We are hiring; Parks Seasonal Labors, and Referees for our Basketball Program. 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:  $13.05 per hour  - Needed for Summer 2022

Basketball Referees: Repsonsible for refereeing, scorekeeping and assisting with rules and regulations of the game. Must be available on Saturday from January-March. Must be at least 14 years of age and in high school.  These are recreational games not intended for competition. Pay rate based on age and experience.  Needed for Winter 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: $11.65 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 15 years of age. Pay rate based on experience, starting pay: $9.23 per hour - Needed for Summer 2022

Fitness Instructors: Responsible for teaching fitness classes to either youth or adults inside a gymnasium or at an open field. Previous experiance and certifications required. If you are an instructor looking to expand your teaching to the community, reach out to us today. -Needed now and for Summer 2021

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 and an appointment will be made for the applicant to drop off the documents prior to the first training/work day. Masks are required to be worn by all applicants for in-person appointments.