Jobs
Apply for a job in recreation in the Northwest Territories from the list below.

NWTRPA – On the Land Programs Consultant

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) is looking for an energetic, motivated, and highly organized individual for the position of On the Land Programs Consultant. This will be a term position until March 31, 2020 with a possibility of extension based on funding.

The On the Land Programs Consultant will develop, manage, and lead the delivery of the NWTRPA On the Land (OTL) programs and services. The NWTRPA’s strategic goal for OTL programs is to be a vital resource and champion of community-directed on the land programs. This work will include: facilitating and organizing diverse training opportunities for OTL program leaders; supporting opportunities for OTL leaders to connect; celebrating and promoting OTL activities and programs; and playing an important role in the NWT On The Land Collaborative.

We are seeking a great person with the following experience and skill set:

  • Post-secondary education, or equivalent, in Recreation/Leisure Studies, Physical Education, Kinesiology, Indigenous Studies, or a related discipline.
  • Training and certifications, or equivalent, in the following areas: flatwater canoeing instructor, canoe tripping instructor, wilderness first aid.
  • Experience leading on the land programs.
  • Experience in the administration of budgets.
  • Ability to network with government, business, and non-profit agencies.
  • Strongly self-motivated.
  • Very well organized.
  • Excellent communication skills.

The incumbent must also complete a satisfactory criminal record check as a condition of their hire.

Applications must include a resume and cover letter which can be submitted to Geoff Ray – Executive Director by email to [email protected] 

Application Deadline: May 6, 2019 4:00pm MST.


Aboriginal Sports Circle Northwest Territories – Leadership Development Coordinator

The Aboriginal Sports Circle Northwest Territories (ASCNWT) is looking for an energetic and organized individual to join their team as a Leadership Development Coordiator (LDC). The position is a 12-month contract (with the potential to be extended pending funding). The ASCNWT office is located in Yellowknife, NT.

The LDC is responsible for coordinating leadership opportunities for volunteers in the NWT. The position will work closely with other ASCNWT staff and community leaders to identify community and individual needs and help build capacity amongst individuals working with Indigenous people across the Territory. The LDC will have specific workshops and ASCNWT programs they are responsible for, as well as identifying new courses and opportunities to help benefit NWT residents.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience and education in sport and recreation studies, business, event management, indigenous studies or any other related field.
  • Training or experience with Illustration programs, Microsoft Office, Social media and website management is considered an asset.

Applications must include a resume and cover letter which can be submitted to Aaron Wells – Executive Director by email to [email protected] or by fax to (867) 669-7857. 

Application Deadline: April 23, 2019 5:00pm MST.


City of Yellowknife – Lifeguards, Instructors and Pool Assistants

The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking qualified individuals to work part-time casual hours as Lifeguards, Instructors and Pool Assistants with the Community Services Department.

Under the direction of the Pool Supervisor, our Pool Staff provide constant safety supervision, assist with special events, and complete necessary administrative work associated with programs, accidents, incidents and cleaning.

The successful incumbent must possess the following:

  • All Positions requires current First Aid Award/CPR Basic Rescuer;
  • Bronze Medallion and Bronze Cross (Pool Assistants Only);
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, Bronze Medallion, and Bronze Cross (Instructors Only); and
  • National Lifeguard Service (Lifeguards Only).

City of Yellowknife – Summer Day Camp Leaders

The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking students who have a love of working with children and being outdoors. Both full-time and part-time positions are available, and will be awarded based upon education and experience.

The successful incumbent will provide the following:

  • Copies of valid First Aid and CPR-C certifications.
  • Dates of availability. A start date and the date of return to school are necessary. Positions do not begin until the third week of June. Applicants must be available for mandatory training during this time. No exceptions.
  • Include any childcare experience, either at a workplace or informal babysitting.
  • Criminal Records Check (completed prior to commencing work). Applicants should keep in mind that this can take a couple of weeks to be processed.

Applicants will be contacted if their resume has been short-listed for an interview opportunity.

Submit your resume by visiting the City of Yellowknife Website at: www.yellowknife.ca.

Application Deadline: June 15, 2019.


Sport North – Marketing and Communications Officer

Sport North is looking for a Marketing and Communications Officer to join their team.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Marketing and Communications Officer is responsible for the planning and managing of the Sport North Federation’s marketing, communication, and promotional strategies. The candidate will also coordinate and develop strategies in obtaining resources to supplement existing programs and services to sustain an evolving sport delivery system in the NWT.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Completion of either or a combination of a recognized Recreation, Sport Management, Marketing and Communications designation, and a minimum of three years experience in the identified fields is preferred.
  • Extensive computer software knowledge, including website and database design, word processing, and internet applications is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of computer systems/networks and experience in a multi-cultural environment are considered assets.
  • The position requires excellent written and oral communications skills in additions to strong interpersonal skills.

Sport North offers a competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and excellent benefits.

Applications should be submitted to Doug Rentmeister – Executive Director by email to [email protected] or by fax to (867) 669-8329. 

Application Deadline: April 23, 2019.


Town of Hay River – Customer Service Clerk/Recreation Program Aide

Reporting to the Recreation Programmer, the Customer Service Clerk/Recreation Programmer Aide will assist in providing a strong positive image for the Recreation & Community Services Department. The primary role encompasses reception, cashier, programmer aide and clerical duties at the Recreation Centre.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum high school diploma;
  • Knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Word, and Excel;
  • Ability to respond to inquiries from the public and provide superior customer service;
  • Cash handling and cashier experience;
  • Assist Recreation Programmer with correspondence, reports, and other duties assigned; and
  • Willingness to attend training and learn new skills.

Compensation – $20.08 per hour

Successful applicants will require a Criminal Records Check

Applicants must include a detailed resume and cover letter, which can be submitted in person or through email to [email protected]

Competition will remain open until filled.


Town of Hay River – Senior Lifeguard/Instructor

The Town of Hay River is accepting applications for the position of Senior Lifeguard/Instructor on a permanent full-time basis.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Teaching swimming lessons, ensuring accident prevention, and providing rescue as and when required for the patrons of the swimming pool.
  • The incumbent strives to uphold a culture of water safety, fitness, and enjoyment while ensuring the Aquatic Centre is an attractive, welcoming and inviting place for users of the facility.
  • The Senior Lifeguard also performs the role of on-deck supervisor to Junior and Intermediate Lifeguards, providing direction as required.

This is a union position and works on a rotating irregular shift schedule.

The required qualifications for this position are:

  • High school Diploma;
  • Aquatic Emergency Care (Standard First Aid) & CPRC;
  • National Lifeguard Certification – Pool;
  • Swim Instructor / Examiner;
  • WHMIS training, emergency procedures training;
  • Life Saving Instructor / Examiner;
  • Life Saving CPR Instructor / Examiner; and
  • Fitness Certification/Aqua-fitness Certification.

Compensation:

  • $24.93 to 32.60 per hour based upon a 40 hour week;
  • Plus an annual housing allowance of $500.00 per month.
  • The Town of Hay River offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Successful applicants will require Criminal Records Check- Vulnerable Sector.

Applicants must include a detailed resume and cover letter, which can be submitted in person or through email ([email protected]). 

Application Deadline: June 12, 2019.

Town of Inuvik – Lifeguard/Instructor

The Town of Inuvik is looking for qualified Lifeguards and Instructors to work varied hours as a casual at the swimming pool (flexible and accommodating hours, based on availability).

Please refer to the position description by clicking the View Full Job Description button below for more details regarding expectations and responsibilities.  A job description is also available at the Town Office upon request.

For more information, contact Paul Watters, Human Resources Officer.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Be honest, trustworthy, and dependable;
  • Be understanding of the northern cultural, rural and political environment;
  • Have excellent communication skills, both oral and written; and
  • Possess the following current Certifications: NLS, Swim Instructor, Life Saving Instructor, and Standard First Aid and CPR “C”.

If you are interested in becoming qualified to Lifeguard and Instruct at the pool, let the Town of Inuvik know. If your qualifications have expired, contact the Town of Inuvik to see if recertification is an option for you.

The successful applicant must pass a current RCMP issued Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.

Compensation:

  • The current starting salary is $22.46 per hour with a Northern Allowance of $4.35 per hour.

Applications must include a resume and cover letter which can be submitted to Paul Watters by email to [email protected] or by fax to (867) 777-8601. 

Only local residents will be considered for this opportunity.

Competition will remain open until filled.

Town of Norman Wells – Aquatics Supervisor / Head Lifeguard

The Town of Norman Wells is accepting applications for the position of Aquatics Supervisor / Head Lifeguard on a June 2019 to August 2019 Term at the Penguin Palace.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Opening and closing of pool and facilities;
  • Oversee and manage all pool staff;
  • Provide enjoyable aquatic opportunities and programs to the community;
  • Develop and implement the program schedule and staff schedules;
  • Maintain all financial records, attendance records, and daily testing records;
  • Maintain and follow all pool policies, procedures, and rules.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 18 years and older;
  • Water Safety Instructor Certificate;
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate;
  • National Lifeguard Standard Instructor/Examiner Certificate;
  • Examiner to Bronze Cross Level (Preferred);
  • First Aid Instructor (Preferred);
  • Pool Operations Level I Certificate (Preferred);
  • Ability to maintain chlorine levels and sand filters manually;
  • Good physical condition with the abilities to perform the physical demands of the position;
  • Punctual, responsible, energetic, aware of surroundings;
  • Excellent work habits and ethics;
  • Enjoy interaction with both kids and adults;
  • Must be able to work evening and weekends

Opportunities for training and certifications may be provided by the Town Recreation Department.

Applications must include a resume and references which can be submitted to Justin DaSilva – Director of Recreation by email to [email protected] or by fax to (867) 587-3701. 

You may also mail your resume and references to:

Town of Norman Wells – PO Box 5 Norman Wells, NT X0E 0V0
Attention: Justin DaSilva – Director of Recreation

Competition will remain open until filled.

Town of Norman Wells – Lifeguard / Instructor

The Town of Norman Wells is accepting applications for the position of Lifeguard / Instructor on a June 2019 to August 2019 Term at the Penguin Palace.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Opening and closing of pool and facilities;
  • Assist oversight and manage all pool staff;
  • Provide enjoyable aquatic opportunities and programs to the community;
  • Implement and instruct aquatic programs;
  • Assist in maintaining all financial records, attendance records, and daily testing records;
  • Maintain and follow all pool policies, procedures, and rules.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Water Safety Instructor Certificate;
  • First Aid and CPR Certificate;
  • National Lifeguard Standard Instructor/Examiner Certificate;
  • Examiner to Bronze Cross Level (Preferred);
  • First Aid Instructor (Preferred);
  • Pool Operations Level I Certificate (Preferred);
  • Ability to maintain chlorine levels and sand filters manually;
  • Good physical condition with the abilities to perform the physical demands of the position;
  • Punctual, responsible, energetic, aware of surroundings;
  • Excellent work habits and ethics;
  • Enjoy interaction with both kids and adults;
  • Must be able to work evening and weekends

Opportunities for training and certifications may be provided by the Town Recreation Department.

Applications must include a resume and references which can be submitted to Justin DaSilva – Director of Recreation by email to [email protected] or by fax to (867) 587-3701. 

You may also mail your resume and references to:

Town of Norman Wells – PO Box 5 Norman Wells, NT X0E 0V0
Attention: Justin DaSilva – Director of Recreation

Competition will remain open until filled.

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