The city of Fitchburg is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Recreation Director. Under general direction of the Board of Parks Commissioners and under direct supervision of the Commissioner of Public Works, the Recreation Director develops, directs, administers and manages the daily operations of a comprehensive parks and recreation program, including facilities, to meet community needs for safe and accessible parks, sports, camps and related activities. The Director oversees the operation of indoor and outdoor recreation programs, evaluates, assesses, develops and implements programs and activities based upon community needs. The Director manages a variety of facilities, including over 42 parks, two splash parks and a community swimming pool and is required to exercise considerable independent judgment in maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and purview. The Recreation Direction is responsible for the annual preparation of and adherence to the departmental budget, applying for grants for funding and the hiring and training of staff members.

The ideal candidate for this position will have a bachelor’s degree in recreation, parks, aquatics or related field, with minimum of three years of related, paid, professional and supervisory experience or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Interested and qualified candidates may view the complete job description and apply at The hiring range for this position is $57,304 – $84240, commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. AA/EOE