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Posted on: April 20, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Amherst Seeking New Recreation Director

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Do you want to be in charge of a dynamic Recreation Department in the center of the Five College area? The Town of Amherst, Massachusetts is looking for an exceptional Director of Recreation to join our Leadership Team and provide top-level services to our residents. 

Yes, Amherst has a storied history as the birthplace of Ultimate Frisbee, but we also offer aquatics, sports, cultural programs, and even a highly touted theater program. We manage two outdoor pools and work with the School Department on an indoor pool. We have a wide range of facilities including new playgrounds, large parks, and even a golf course. We are seeking someone who will build on our successful programs and bring a fresh set of eyes to how we might do things better. All ideas are welcome!

Amherst has a very diverse population, serving a broad range of residents from many cultures, races, ethnicities, and incomes. We are actively seeking a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community.  If you are interested in the opportunity to enhance our residents’ quality of life through innovative recreational services, with a progressive and entrepreneurial mindset, then this is the position for you!

Salary & Benefits

The Town of Amherst offers an attractive compensation and benefits program. 

  • Annual Salary: $73K-$98K DOQ/DOE
  • Health, vision, dental insurance
  • Pension plan
  • Personal leave allowances
  • & more at

How to Apply

The position is open until the needs of the Town are met. 

Learn more, see full job description & apply online at : 

Questions? Email us at or call (413) 259-3009

Click here for recruitment flyer (PDF)

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