SOMERVILLE – Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone announced today that following an announcement by the City’s Superintendent of Recreation, Jim Halloran, of his intent to accept a position within the Somerville Department of Public Works’ Weights and Measures division, the City will conduct a public search for the next Superintendent, effective immediately. Halloran will assume his position at the DPW on July 1.
In addition to an ongoing review of the department’s programming and services for residents of all ages through the recently-formed Recreation Task Force, the Mayor announced his intent to conduct a nationwide search for a new Superintendent, and to make the process public and transparent.
“Under Jim’s leadership, the Somerville Recreation Department has flourished and grown exponentially to ensure we are serving residents of all ages and abilities through vibrant and varied programming. I am thankful for his service in this position, and glad that he will remain an integral part of our team in another capacity,” said Mayor Curtatone. “As we continue to serve our youth and families, I look forward to an open and informative public process to ensure our next Superintendent is the right fit for the entire Somerville community.”
“It has been a pleasure to serve in this capacity for so many years. I will truly miss my colleagues here, and all of the residents and families I have been fortunate to work with in so many different ways. I’m looking forward to contributing to the City in my new capacity,” said Halloran.
In addition to planning, coordinating and supervising a comprehensive community recreation program, the Superintendent of Recreation oversees and arranges use of facilities including but not limited to Dilboy Stadium, and the Founders and Veterans Memorial Rinks as well as the municipal pools and boathouse.
The City is seeking candidates with a Master’s Degree and five years’ experience in recreation, including two years’ management experience or any equivalent training.