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Gigs in Bristol: 2/4/18

Welcome back to Gigs in Bristol — your source for finding current job openings in Bristol. Whether you are searching for a part-time position or full-time, let Bristol Roundup connect you with your local dream job.

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Accounts Payable Clerk – New

Bristol Hospital –  68 reviews – Bristol, CT

Performs various calculating, coding, data entry, filing, copying and other clerical duties to process invoices for payment and posting….

Business Office Manager – New

National Health Care Associates, Inc. –  20 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Prepare and post daily deposits for facility, download ERAs, bank deposits, complete cash log, etc. The A/R Manager/Business Office Manager is responsible for…

Customer Service Representatives (Bristol, CT) – New

Faneuil, Inc. –  476 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Excellent telephone tact and diplomacy. When we find the right, high performing employees, we offer a professional environment where you can build your career,…

Front Desk Associate Part Time Mornings – Bristol – New

Planet Fitness Franchises –  2,039 reviews – Bristol, CT

The Front Desk Associate must be adept at balancing multiple tasks with a friendly, courteous demeanor. The Front Desk Associate is a highly friendly and…
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Data Entry Clerk – New

Metallics, Inc. – Bristol, CT 06010

$12 an hour
If you’re looking for a meaningful data entry position within a small but friendly sales department, then look no further….
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Retail Sales Consultant – New

AT&T –  21,278 reviews – Bristol, CT

$56,950 a year
You may be invited to complete an interview by recording a video, so make sure to watch your email for updates….

Social Media and Office Work – New

Natural Systems LLC – Bristol, CT

$12 – $15 an hour
Manage social media, email marketing, answer telephone, and data input for small company. No phone calls please we are BUSY! Social Media Marketing:….
Easily apply

Polisher/Deburr Medical Components – New

Jarvis Surgical, Inc. – Bristol, CT

$14 – $22 an hour
Job Summary Medical device company needs polisher / debar person. Experience needed. full benefits, Health / Dental / Eye / 401K. Paid vacation Job Type:…
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Legal Administrative Assistant – New

ESPN –  416 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Handles incoming telephone calls from other executives, senior managers, important clients and sponsors; Arranges conference calls….

School Crossing Guard – New

G4S –  7,779 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

$10.75 an hour
Must be at least 18 years old or the minimum age required by the State. We offer entry level careers, management careers, sales careers and executive careers…
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Lake Compounce – Receptionist – 140 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Responsible for communicating with out guests and team members via phone, radio and in person, as well as filing, processing order and other paperwork as needed…

Lake Compounce – Admissions I – 240 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Admissions Team Members work at the Front Gate and in the Parking Lot greeting the guests, selling and collecting tickets….

Youth Development Professional – New

Bristol Boys and Girls Club –  3 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

$10.10 an hour
Required license or certification:. Ensure that members are encouraged to participate in a variety of program areas/activities and receive instruction and…
Easily apply

Lake Compounce – Park Services Lead – 850 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

The Assistant Coach/Lead position requires strong leadership skills to answer questions and help coach and train our team members each year….

Lake Compounce – Grounds I – 744 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

The Grounds Maintenance Department makes certain our park is clean, groomed, and looking its best at all times. Knowledge of mowing equipment and a…

Part-Time Sports Data Analyst – New

ESPN –  416 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Enter data quickly and accurately and verify the results of one’s own work and that of others; Aptitude for working with technology such as data feeds, data…

Lake Compounce – Warehouse Supervisor – 440 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

This department is responsible for delivery to and stocking of all park stands, receiving, unloading trucks, stock rotation, and inventories. Lifting is…

Benefits Intern (May, 2018 – May, 2019) – New

Barnes Group Inc. –  5 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Currently enrolled in an accredited college/university as a junior or senior, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, or in a Master’s Degree program studying Human…

Banquet Server – New

DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol CT – Bristol, CT 06010

Check guests for proper identification and serve alcoholic beverages to guests in accordance with federal, state, local and company laws and regulations….
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Lake Compounce – Cash Control I – 140 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Assisting Team Members in cashing out to determine cash. Counting and Reconciling Park Cash Revenue. Change Runs to Various Locations….

Lake Compounce – Attendant I – 740 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

These Team Members are responsible for enforcing safety rules, greeting guests, and working with their team to ensure the smooth, efficient, courteous, and safe…

Lake Compounce – Parking I – 840 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Team Members in the Parking Lot make the first impression on our guests. You’ll need to be friendly, outgoing, and safety conscious….

Nutrition Assistant – New

Bristol Hospital –  68 reviews – Bristol, CT

State/Federal Mandated Licensure or Certification Requirements:. In keeping with our goals of individual recognition and treatment characterized by dignity and…

Human Resources Manager – Bristol Hospital – New

Bristol Hospital –  68 reviews – Bristol, CT

In keeping with our goals of individual recognition and treatment characterized by dignity and respect, we extend hiring and promotional opportunities to…

Host – New

Chili’s –  5,218 reviews – Bristol, CT

Answering telephone within three rings and direct calls. Our Hosts and Hostesses begin each experience for every Guest that walks into our restaurants by…

Lake Compounce – Security Lead I – 840 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

The Assistant Coach/Lead position requires strong leadership skills to answer questions and/or concerns, and help coach and train our Team Members each year….

Direct Care Worker – New

Change Inc –  26 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Using own car or public transportation to accompany client to medical/ health appointments or various social activities as outlined in recovery plan….
Easily apply

Counter Parts Sales Rep – New

FleetPride –  150 reviews – Bristol, CT

Answer customers’ questions about products, prices, availability, and product features. FleetPride is the largest after-market distributor of heavy-duty truck…

Lake Compounce – Ride Operator I – 740 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

You will need to be friendly, safety conscious, and patient with guests. You’ll be trained in how to load, unload, and operate various park rides….

To Go – New

Chili’s –  5,218 reviews – Bristol, CT

Answer phone within three rings and assist Guests with placing To-Go orders. Our To-Go Specialists are responsible for providing fast service and great…

Dishwasher – New

Chili’s –  5,218 reviews – Bristol, CT

With a legacy deeply rooted in service, hospitality, and giving back, we are committed to delivering the best experience to every Guest, every day….

Human Resources Manager AS Bristol – New

Barnes Group Inc. –  5 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

BS or BA in Human Resources Management or related field is required. SHRM Certification a plus. At Barnes Group Inc., career development is a shared…

Lake Compounce – Admissions Lead I – 240 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Admissions Team Members work at the Front Gate and in the Parking Lot greeting the guests, selling and collecting tickets….

Lake Compounce – Ride Supervisor I – 740 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

You will need to be friendly, safety conscious, and patient with guests. This department is responsible for the safe operation of rides throughout the park….

Central Sterile Supply Tech – New

Bristol Hospital –  68 reviews – Bristol, CT

Attends CSS State chapter educational programs in order to maintain personal growth and development and to maintain certification….

Lake Compounce – Maintenance I – 540 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Previous mechanical experience is preferred and you must be able to lift 70 lbs. Our Maintenance Department Helper assists our Maintenance Mechanics with ride…

Lake Compounce – Retail I – 940 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Gift shops are located throughout the park. Team Members sell, stock and display merchandise, and clean shops. Prior cashiering experience is helpful. These…

Lake Compounce – Cash Control Supervisor I – 140 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Assisting Team Members in cashing out to determine cash. Counting and Reconciling Park Cash Revenue. Change Runs to Various Locations….

Food Service Assistant – New

Bristol Hospital –  68 reviews – Bristol, CT

State/Federal Mandated Licensure or Certification Requirements:. In keeping with our goals of individual recognition and treatment characterized by dignity and…

Lake Compounce – Grounds Supervisor I – 744 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

The Grounds Maintenance Department makes certain our park is clean, groomed, and looking its best at all times. Knowledge of mowing equipment and a…

Lake Compounce – Parking Lead I – 840 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

The Assistant Coach/Lead position requires strong leadership skills to answer questions, and help coach and train our Team Members each year….

In Store Sales Representative – Part Time – New

Total Mechanical Systems – Bristol, CT 06010

To guarantee our work is of the highest quality, provide 100% customer satisfaction, and hire, develop and retain employees who are committed to our growth and…
Easily apply

Document Coordinator – New

Hamilton Connections – Bristol, CT

$18 – $20 an hour
Perform data entry in the training manager and B050 forms. At least 1 year of related experience in a regulated or certified quality system….
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Lake Compounce – Ride Lead I – 740 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

The Assistant Coach/Lead position requires strong leadership skills to answer questions, and help coach and train our Team Members each year….

Food Service Aide – Per Diem – New

Bristol Hospital –  68 reviews – Bristol, CT

State/Federal Mandated Licensure or Certification Requirements:. In keeping with our goals of individual recognition and treatment characterized by dignity and…

Deputy Coordinating Editor, ESPN Americas – New

ESPN –  416 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Bachelors degree or higher preferred in Journalism, Communications or a related field. The Deputy Editor will be expected to display outstanding news judgment,…

Part-Time Security Associate, 1st Shift – New

ESPN –  416 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Must currently possess and maintain a valid CT Guard certification or be able to attain a valid CT Guard certification within 2 weeks of employment….

Bartender – New

Chili’s –  5,218 reviews – Bristol, CT

Are visible behind the bar at all times to assist Guests and Team Members. With a legacy deeply rooted in service, hospitality, and giving back, we are…

Lake Compounce – Cash Control Lead I – 140 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Assisting Team Members in cashing out to determine cash. Counting and Reconciling Park Cash Revenue. Change Runs to Various Locations….

Lake Compounce – Food & Beverage I – 440 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Team Members need to be able to maintain a friendly attitude while working quickly and efficiently with our guests….

Clinical Informatics Analyst – New

Bristol Hospital –  68 reviews – Bristol, CT

This position is accountable for assisting with aspects of planning, design, development, implementation, maintenance, training and evaluation of clinical…

Call Center / Telephone Survey Representatives – New

American Customer Care –  172 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

$10.10 – $10.50 an hour
American Customer Care is recruiting for outbound telephone survey representative positions in our call center in Bristol, CT….
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Art teacher – currently Bristol Central High School – New

Bristol Public Schools –  4 reviews – Bristol, CT

Position Type: City Wide Teacher/Art Date Posted: 2/1/2018 Location: City Wide Date Available: as soon as possible Closing Date: 02/07/2018…

Server – New

Chili’s –  5,218 reviews – Bristol, CT

Our Servers don’t just provide our Guests with amazing food and drinks. With a legacy deeply rooted in service, hospitality, and giving back, we are committed…

Pharmacy Technician – New

The Healing Corner – Bristol, CT 06010

Candidate needs to have a current pharmacy technician license in the state of Connecticut. Required license or certification:….
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Lake Compounce – Catering I – 440 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

We cater picnics from 100-5000 in our pavilions. Team Members are involved in preparing, cooking and serving food buffet style, as well as cleanup. This…

School Bus Driver-Paid Training – New

First Student –  1,385 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

$14.17 an hour
Valid driver’s license for at least 3 years. As a First Student Bus Driver, your major responsibilities will be to:….

Lake Compounce – Retail Lead I – 940 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Team Members will clean and stock games, handle cash, instruct guests in playing games, and award prizes. The Assistant Coach/Lead position requires strong…

Lake Compounce – Lifeguard I – 340 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Lifeguard candidates will be required obtain the Ellis Lifeguard Certification instructional handbook and pass all Ellis Certification requirements….

Social Content Production Internship – ESPN – Summer 2018 – New

ESPN –  416 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

The Social Content team works directly with Studio and Remote Production teams to produce, communicate, and inform ESPN on social content….

EMS- EMT, 40 Hours; Days – New

Bristol Hospital –  68 reviews – Bristol, CT

Valid CT drivers license to operate an ambulance. Provides timely ambulance response to emergency calls. In keeping with our goals of individual recognition and…

Transmission Systems Technician II – New

ESPN –  416 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science or a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in broadcast or fiber optic industry technologies 522390….

Medical Assistant-BHMSG-Wolcott – New

Bristol Hospital –  68 reviews – Bristol, CT

Answers all incoming calls within three rings. Answers phone calls and assesses as necessary. Performs a wide variety of cross-coverage duties to provide…

Account Manager – State Farm Agent Team Member – New

Matthew Bub – State Farm Agent – Bristol, CT 06010

$40,000 a year
As a State Farm team member for Matthew Bub – State Farm Agent, you will build and develop customer relationships within the community to promote State Farm…
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General Services Attendant 2nd Shift – New

Bristol Hospital –  68 reviews – Bristol, CT

State/Federal Mandated Licensure or Certification Requirements:. In keeping with our goals of individual recognition and treatment characterized by dignity and…

Employment Specialist – Bristol (LAWN CREW) – New

CW Resources –  43 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Maintains a valid driver’s license with a clean record with an required endorsements (i.e. PSL- public service license endorsement or if assigned to work with…

Lake Compounce – Lifeguard Supervisor I – 340 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Lifeguards ensure the safety of our guests in our waterpark area. Applicants will be required to obtain Ellis & Associates lifeguard certification….

Medical Assistant-BHMSG Urgent Care – New

Bristol Hospital –  68 reviews – Bristol, CT

Answers all incoming calls within three rings. Answers phone calls and assesses as necessary. Performs a wide variety of cross-coverage duties to provide…

Lake Compounce – Food & Beverage Lead I – 440 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

The Assistant Coach/Lead position requires strong leadership skills to answer questions, and coach and train our Team Members each year….

Lake Compounce – Lifeguard Lead I – 340 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

The Assistant Coach/Lead position requires strong leadership skills to answer questions and coach and train our Team Members each year….

Designer – Kitchen/Bath – New

The Home Depot –  33,141 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Designers interact with customers by welcoming them to the store, assessing their kitchen and/or bath project needs, providing showroom tours, setting them up…

Quality Control Supervisor – New

Hamilton Connections – Bristol, CT

$18 – $19 an hour
Interact and provide quality control guidance to the production workforce. Review and performs audits. Verifies quality teach in process paperwork….
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Dishwasher Restaurant Team Member – New

Boston Market | Boston Market Corporation –  1,257 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

We know you’re back there, and we know that what you do is so important to us all – as team members, and as one of your guests….

Brick Oven Pizza Chef – New

San Gennaro Brick Oven Pizza – Bristol, CT

We have a very welcoming staff, we are looking to add a welcoming Pizza Chef! We are looking for a pizza chef….
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ESPN Mobile Engineering Intern – Summer 2018 – New

ESPN –  416 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

ESPN Mobile Engineering develops a full suite of applications for mobile phones and tablets that deliver a wide range of content to the digital consumer…

Lake Compounce – Catering Lead I – 440 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

The Assistant Coach/ Lead position requires strong leadership skills to answer questions and help coach and train our team members each year….

ESPN Software Engineer Intern – Media Engineering Summer 201… – New

ESPN –  416 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

ESPN Connected Devices develops and maintains a suite of applications for set top boxes, smart TVs, game consoles as well as mobile phones and tablets that…

Lake Compounce – Food & Beverage Supervisor I – 440 – New

Palace Entertainment –  53 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

A Food and Beverage Coach/Supervisor will need to be able to maintain a friendly attitude while working quickly and efficiently with our guests….

ESPN Front End Software Engineer Intern – Summer 2018 – New

ESPN –  416 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university and taking at least one class, or be a recent graduate of an accredited college or university within…

Human Resources Assistant – New

American Customer Care –  172 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

$14 an hour
We are seeking to fill a support position in the Human Resources / Payroll Department. Essential Responsibilities: Assist both Personnel and Payroll…
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KFC Team Member – New

KFC –  16,976 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

So our jobs are more than a paycheck – they’re about being independent, having fun, and making new friends….

Server Restaurant Team Member – New

Boston Market | Boston Market Corporation –  1,257 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

It’s important that you understand that you set the tone for our guests immediately when you meet and greet them….

Restaurant Delivery Driver – Part Time – New

Boston Market | Boston Market Corporation –  1,257 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Posses a valid drivers license and proof of insurance. Provide friendly service and the highest level of hospitality to our customers, including answering…

Owners and Drivers Needed – New

V3 Transportation LLC –  9 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Have a State issued Commercial Drivers License with appropriate endorsements. To become an Independent Contractor or Fleet Driver for V3 Transportation,…
Easily apply

Restaurant Team Member-Cashier – New

Boston Market | Boston Market Corporation –  1,257 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

But THE most important thing you may do to leave a positive, lasting impression on our guests is to smile, greet them warmly, and THANK them for coming to…

ESPN Software Engineer Intern – Advanced Technologies Summer… – New

ESPN –  416 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

You will design and develop new products for enhancing the experience and engage ESPN’s fans. Junior year or Above in Computer Science or related technical…

Truck Owners/Contractors needed – New

V3 Transportation LLC –  9 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Have a State issued Commercial Drivers License with appropriate endorsements. Owner Operators needed that have a tractor, straight truck or a sprinter van….
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Community Support Provider / Direct Support, FT/PT – New

Dungarvin –  186 reviews – Bristol, CT

Must have own car or access to a reliable vehicle Administrative, Aid, Aide, Assistant, Associate, Associate’s, AS, BA, BS, MS, Bachelor’s, Behavioral, CNA,…

Cleaner/Janitor-Part Time Sat & Sun 5:30pm-9:30pm – New

Building One Facility Services, LLC – Bristol, CT 06010

Reliable transportation, and if required to work at several locations, possess validate driving license with a record in good standing….
Easily apply

KFC General Manager – New

KFC –  16,976 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

And, you’re at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation (not public transportation – you may need to drive to make deposits for…

Assistant GM – Restaurant – New

Boston Market | Boston Market Corporation –  1,257 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Leads all guest components including excellent food quality, exceptional guest service, crew member friendliness, and cleanliness through the team using proven…

PT – New

ProCare Therapy –  88 reviews – Bristol, CT

Must hold a valid Connecticut PT license. The district will be needing services at 4 sites all within close proximity….

Tax Preparer – New

Accountemps –  931 reviews – Bristol, CT 06010

Accountemps has partnered with a local CPA firm for an ongoing Tax project during the busy season! This position will be part time, approximately 25-30 hours…
Easily apply

Personal Care Assistant – New

Bristol, CT

Cleaning her house, shopping and running errands, making phone calls, accompanying her to Dr. Must have own transportation….

Evening Childcare For ADHD/ODD Kid – New

Bristol, CT

He sometimes has trouble keeping his hands to himself, and when he is tired around bedtime he needs someone to help him stay calm and quiet….

Nanny Needed For 2 Children In Bristol – New

Bristol, CT

We have 2 dogs. Additional needs include light housekeeping, having a reliable car and being comfortable with pets…

Responsible And Dependable Babysitter – New

Bristol, CT

A car is not provided – please have your own. I am a nurse, and I teach some days at a nursing school so my schedule is ever changing….

Receptionist – New

H&R Block –  7,721 reviews – Bristol, CT

Receptionist duties include:. Greeting clients in a personalized, friendly, and inviting manner. Knowledge of cash registration operations is helpful….

Family Looking for Child Care Services for 1 Month Old and 1… – New

Bristol, CT

Bristol family is actively looking for child care services for 1 month old and 1 month old in or around Bristol….
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