Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Town of Rockport

Human Resources Department 
Mitchell Vieira, Interim Town Administrator
34 Broadway, Rockport MA 01966


The following are currently available:

  • Treasurer/Collector Operations Assistant
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Police Officer - Lateral Transfer - Civil Service
  • Tennis Director
  • Tennis Instructor (2 positions)
  • Summer Fun Director
  • Summer Fun Art Manager
  • Summer Fun Counselor (8 positions)
  • Recreation Clerk

Click here for employment application.


Please see further details on the jobs below.  All completed applications should be submitted to Human Resources at the above email address (preferred) or in person at the above address unless otherwise noted below.  No Phone Calls.

Please note that all positions must undergo CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information) checks. Please clearly indicate the correct title of the position that you are applying for on the application where requested.


Treasurer/Collector Operations Assistant

Opening Date:           May 10, 2018

Closing Date:             May 25, 2018

LOCATION:                         Town Hall

REPORTS TO:                     Treasurer/Collector

PAY RATE:                         $20.21/hr.

Position serves as primary customer service agent to general public, responsible for the provision of administrative services in support of financial operations including processing town receipts, deposits, collections and regular audits, provides administrative support to the Treasurer/Collector.  Required to perform similar or related duties, to plan and carry out regular work in accordance with office practices and MGL.  Must possess more than ordinary courtesy and tact when dealing.  Must be organized, possess a car and valid driver’s license, attentive to detail, energetic, strong interpersonal skills, able to work independently and multi-task, proficient in MSOffice and web based applications.  Associates degree, 3-5 yrs related work experience or equivalent training/education that provides required knowledge, skills, abilities to perform essential functions. Bookkeeping experience preferred but not required.  Must successfully pass CORI check. 


Police Officer Lateral Transfer - Civil Service

Town of Rockport

Full-Time Civil Service Lateral Transfer Police Officer

The Rockport Police Department seeks highly motivated, community-oriented police officers for lateral transfer to this Department. Applicants must have Civil Service status under Chapter 31 and be eligible for transfer. Applicants must have successfully completed a MPTC full-time police academy, possess strong problem solving abilities, and have effective verbal and written communication skills. Candidates will be subjected to an extensive background investigation, medical evaluation, and psychological screening.

The Town of Rockport is located on the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula, approximately forty miles northeast of Boston.  The Town is home to six beaches, two islands, several quarries, as well as Halibut Point State Park. The year round population is approximately 7,000 residents which increases to over 18,000 during the summer season. The police department has an authorized strength of seventeen (17) full-time sworn officers, six (6) permanent intermittent officers, and one (1) full-time dispatcher. The department has established an Honor Guard, Community Outreach Unit, and provides opportunities for career enhancement through selected training courses.

Minimum starting salary $50,099 and commensurate with experience thereafter plus longevity to qualified applicants and a generous benefits package. Applications can be downloaded by clicking here or picked up at the Rockport Police Department located at 168 Main Street, Rockport, MA.

The Town of Rockport is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should forward a completed application, cover letter, and resume to:

Chief John Horvath
Rockport Police Department
168 Main Street
Rockport, Massachusetts 01966

Applications will be accepted until further notice.



Recreation Department Positions

All positions are seasonal part time positions. All are subject to CORI & SORI checks.


Summer Fun Director: Supervises Summer Fun Program, reports directly to Recreation Director. Oversees counselors & the art director. Experience working with children in a camp environment required.  Good supervisory skills and ability to multitask.  Must be First Aid & CPR certified.

Summer Fun Art Director: Supervises art room, reports to Summer Fun Director. Responsible for planning art curriculum, and purchasing art supplies. Must be CPR & First Aid certified. Experience working with children in a camp environment required.

Summer Fun Counselor: Works directly with students, follows students throughout the day. Reports to Summer Fun Director. Must be CPR & First Aid certified, experience working with children or in a camp setting a plus.

Tennis Director: Supervises youth & adult tennis program. Reports to Recreation Director. Supervises tennis instructors. Responsible for planning tennis classes. Must be CPR & First Aid certified. Experience running a tennis program a plus, experience teaching tennis a must.

Tennis Instructor: Responsible for instructing tennis class, reports to Tennis Director. Must be CPR & First Aid certified. Experience teaching tennis a plus, knowing the game of tennis is required.

Clerk Intern:  Reports directly to the Recreation Director, must have excellent interdisciplinary skills; ability to multitask. Excellent knowledge of social media and Microsoft office.  Working with young people in a variety of environments necessary.



Volunteer Opportunities:

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous to you, your family, and your community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills, and even advance your career. The Town has the following volunteer opportunities and committee/board vacancies available. For more information or to inquire about these openings, please contact Debbie Powers in the Town Administrator's Office by clicking here:

The Town currently has the following volunteer opportunities; we hope these may be of interest to you and we hope you'll consider volunteering with the Town:


Individual Contributors

Community Development / Housing Projects
Public Parking and Public Transportation - 2 openings

1 -Year Appointments:

Ad-Hoc Committee on Town Water Supply - 2 openings
Green Community Task Force - 1 opening
Memorial Day Parade Committee - 2 opening
Millbrook Meadow Committee - 2 openings
Open Space & Recreation Committee - 6 openings
Rights of Way Committee - 1 opening
Thacher & Straitsmouth Islands Town Committee - 3 opening
Traffic & Parking Committee - 1 opening

3 -Year Appointments:

Council on Aging - 2 openings
Government & Bylaw Committee - 2 openings
Harbor Advisory Committee - 3 openings
Insurance Committee - 2 openings