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New Castle, the only town in NH composed entirely of islands, covers approximately 500 acres (.8 square miles) and serves as a scenic residential and recreational community.  New Castle was founded in 1623, chartered in 1679, and incorporated in 1693 during the reign of William and Mary.  Today, in addition to a residential population of slightly more than 1,000, it is home to the Great Island Common recreational park, Wentworth-by-the-Sea Hotel and Spa, a UNH marine research laboratory, a Coast Guard station, and Fort Constitution and Fort Stark state parks.

Photos courtesy of Jim Cerny.


NEW ORDINANCE:  The Select Board passed a new ordinance at their meeting on Monday, Nov. 17, 2018:  "There will be NO hunting on any town owned land."  Town owned land includes all town parks, cemeteries, Jumping rock islands, and open town land on Pit Lane.  

REMINDER - All dogs must be leashed while in the Common or on the beach.  

THE TOWN IS NOT accepting any pavilion reservations for the 2019 season until May 1,2019. Wedding reservations only will be accepted on January 1st.  School reservatins are accepted all year.  

Great Island Common - PARK MANAGER
The Town of New Castle is seeking a Park Manager for the Great Island Common. Seasonal
position (32 hours per week, late May - mid September). Flexible hours* at beginning and end
of season. Availability on weekends and holidays required.

Duties include:
Supervision of 6-8 summer staff, oversight of revenue collection, scheduling, parking
enforcement, grounds maintenance, bathroom cleaning, trash pick up, exterior painting, field
patron questions/issues, enforce park policies and regulations, additional responsibilities as

Financial and computer literacy, willingness to train staff of all ages/experience levels, previous
management experience desirable, landscaping/grounds maintenance experience desirable,
must be able to stand/walk for extended periods of time in hot weather, ability to carry 30lbs,
strong communication skills.

Starting pay :
$15-$17/hr, salary dependent upon experience
The ideal candidate will be looking for multi-year summer employment.
* Flexible hours can be adjusted to accommodate a traditional academic schedule. Potential
summer opportunity for a teacher with weekend availability in May, June, and September.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:
Town of New Castle
attn: Ben Jankowski
P.O Box 367, 49 Main St.
New Castle, NH 03854
Position open until filled.

Need to contact the town office?
  • Phone 603-431-6710
  • Fax 603-433-6198
  • Great Island Common 603-436-1992 (Seasonal phone from mid May to mid September)
  • Email Us

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