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

City of Yellowknife - Part-Time Casual Lifeguards, Pool Assistants, Cashiers, and Instructors

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

Under the direction of the Pool Supervisor, 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 some of the following:

  • National Lifeguard Service
  • Current First Aid Award/ CPR Basic Rescuer
  • Bronze Cross/Bronze Medallion
  • Water Safety Instructor

Hamlet of Paulatuk - Recreation Coordinator

The Hamlet of Paulatuk is seeking a full-time Recreation Coordinator.

Reporting to the Senior Administrative Officer (SAO), The Recreation Coordinator is reponsible for the development and implementation of recreation programs that provide opportunities for sport and recreation and promote a healthy lifestyle for all community residents. The Recreation Coordinator will manage all recreation facilities and assist with sports, recreation and leisure programs in the community.

The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal and leadership skills and will be able to communicate effectively with all levels of the community.

To be invited for an interview, an applicant will demonstrate the following knowledge and skills:

  • Recreation, sport and leisure program administration, management and delivery;
  • Recreation, sport and leisure program evaluation;
  • Coaching theory and practice;
  • Volunteer training, development and recognition;
  • Events coordination and planning;
  • Northern cultural activities and traditional sports and games;
  • An understanding of the northern cultural and political environment;
  • An understanding of relevant legislation, policies, procedures and rules;
  • Knowledge of emergency procedures, First Aid and CPR;
  • Team, management and supervisory skills;
  • Contract management and strategic planning skills;
  • Effective verbal, listening and written communication skills including the ability to prepare applications and reports;
  • Computer skills including the ability to operate spreadsheets and wordprocessing programs at a highly proficient level;
  • Effective public relations and public speaking skills;
  • Stress and time management skills; and
  • Valid Class 5 driver’s license.

A current Criminal Record Check is required.

The above noted knowledge and skills may typically aquired through the completion of a Degree or Diploma in Recreation Management and /or completion of the Recreation Facility Operator’s program with related recreation programming experience. A minimum of 2 years progressive experience working in a recreation management capacity.

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Hamlet of Tulita - Hockey Coach

The Incorporated Hamlet of Tulita Recreation Department is seeking a hockey coach for the 2018/2019 season (November 30, 2018- March 31, 2019).

The ideal candidate has strong interpersonal and leadership skills and will be self- motivated and energetic.


  • Coach Novice, Atom, Peewee, and Bantam players;
  • Running Skills;
  • Developing and executing lessons;
  • Supervising and enforcing safety rules; and
  • Interacting with parents.


  • Level 2 Certificate;
  • Minimum 5 years coaching experience;
  • Standard First Aid and CPR; and
  • Knowledge of ice maintenance is considered a bonus.

A current Vulnerable Sector Screening is required.

Salary and Benefits:

The position is 40 hours per week during evenings and weekends. Travel in and out of the community will be covered and accommodation provided. The salary range is $35.00 to $40.00/hour, based on experience.

Interested applicants must submit their resume by 5:00 pm on Monday, November 5, 2018. Deliver by email to the Recreation Director at

Hotıì ts'eeda - Operations Manager

Hotıì ts’eeda supports Indigenous health research and building NWT health research and program capacity.

This research support centre is seeking a self-motivated, highly organized, and detail-oriented problem solver and team player to join their team as Operations Manager.


  • Building and maintaining an administrative structure and routine processes to strengthen Hotıì ts’eeda’s decentralized organization; and
  • Overseeing internal financial and program monitoring and evaluation.


  • A college diploma, Bachelor, or Master’s degree in business administration or public administration (or a related field); and
  • Progressively responsible experience working in Indigenous or public government, NGOs, or the private sector.

Equivalent education and experience will be considered. Flexible employment arrangements, including secondments from current employers, will be considered.

Salary and Employment Terms:

Compensation for this position is competitive with similar responsibility levels in other governments.

Employment terms: secondments or contract employment, to March 31, 2021.

Interested applicants must submit their CV and cover letter by Friday, October 26, 2018. Deliver by email to

Gwich’in Tribal Council - Wellness Outreach Coordinator

The Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC) is seeking a highly-motivated individual for the position of Wellness Outreach Coordinator in Inuvik, NT.

Reporting to the Resolution Health Support Worker (RHSW), the incumbent will be mainly responsible for disseminating information on JORDAN’S PRINCIPLE:


  • Developing proposals and working with the communities on wellness related programming for delivery in the communities, on the land, or at the Gwich’in camp;
  • Providing support to the Wellness Department with daily activities including planning, organizing, and providing logistical support for programs or community meetings.


  • The ideal candidate will possess a Diploma in Social Sciences, Office Administration, or related field;
  • 3-5 years of experience in client counseling, program, or project management;
  • A valid class 5 driver’s license; and
  • An understanding and working knowledge of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement will be considered an asset.

Salary, Benefits, and Employment Terms:

A competitive salary and generous benefits package (allowances of $20,000 per annum as well as health, dental, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and generous leave entitlements). The term of the contract is to March 31, 2019.

Interested applicants must submit their resume and cover letter by Friday, October 26, 2018. Deliver by email to

Priority Consideration will be given to qualified Participants of the Gwich’in Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

SRRB - On the Land Program Manager

The Ɂehdzo Got’ı̨nę Gots’ę̨́ Nákedı (Sahtú Renewable Resources Board – SRRB) is seeking to fill a full-time, permanent, On the Land Program Manager position located in the beautiful community of Tulı̨́t’a.

Tulı̨́t’a (Where the Waters Meet), is a vibrant community of about 500 on the junction of Dǝho and Sahtú Dǝ. Outdoor recreation opportunities abound in the surrounding area, along with opportunities to learn local arts and crafts and other cultural practices.

Responsibilities and duties related to these initiatives include:

  • Supporting research and monitoring projects, including collaborative and traditional knowledge research and education in communities and on the land;
  • Organizing and facilitating on the land activities;
  • Participating in the development of policies relating to SRRB programs and initiatives;
  • Collaborative program planning and implementation;
  • Preparing proposals, reports, briefing notes, communication materials;
  • Coordinating and facilitating meetings, training and activities;
  • Mentoring SRRB Interns; and
  • Fostering relationships with SRRB partners and collaborators.


Education for this position is typically attained through the completion of a master’s degree in a relevant field OR a combination of education and experience applicable to the position. Relevant fields include, but are not limited to, Native Studies, Environmental Studies, and Community Development.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience generating funding proposals for research and/or programming and the reporting and budget management requirements related to such proposals;
  • Experience working with community organizations and developing healthy partnerships in cross-cultural contexts;
  • Strong research skills and ability to remain current with trends and best practices;
  • Well-organized, able to plan and work independently and in teams;
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Ability to network with government, business, and non-profit agencies; and
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.


  • Knowledge of the Sahtú Region, the Sahtú Dene and Métis Comprehensive Land
    Claim Agreement, and Dene Kedǝ (North Slavey) language;
  • Sound understanding of environmental and Indigenous issues in the North;
  • Experience in leading On the Land programs;
  • Experience in mentoring, education, or training; and
  • Certifications in the following areas of outdoor leadership: Environmental Monitoring, Wilderness First Aid, Project Management, and Risk Management.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary will be based on qualifications. The SRRB offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including a northern allowance.

Interested applicants are asked to please submit a cover letter and resume by Monday, November 5, 2018. Deliver by email to

For more information, including a full job description, visit and, or contact the above email address, or phone 867-588-4040.

Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Town of Fort Smith - Lifeguard

The Town of Fort Smith has an immediate opening for a full-time Lifeguard position. The complete job description is available on the Town website at

Nestled in the boreal forest along the banks of the mighty Slave River, Fort Smith is a friendly, multicultural community with a population of 2,500. We are the education capital of the NWT, and the gateway to Wood Buffalo National Park. This is a full-time position with a 40 hour per week flexible shift schedule in our 25 metre/4 lane indoor pool with beach entrance, hot tub and 2 water slides.

Applicants must have the following current qualifications:

  • National Lifeguard Certification; and
  • Standard First Aid and CPR.

Candidates much provide a satisfactory criminal record check. Failure to provide a satisfactory check may deem you disqualified from the competition. Equivalencies will be considered.

Position Location:

Recreation and Community Centre Pool

Salary and Benefits:

Pay Level 12 ($54,394.75 – $61,921.70) plus Northern Allowance of $7,715.79 annually and a comprehensive health and dental benefits and a pension plan provided by Northern Employee Benefits Services.

Town of Hay River - Recreation Program Aide – Casual

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

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:

  • Maintaining a culture of safety and enjoyment at the Aquatic Center by:
    • Informing the public of potential hazards near/around water and in the pool area through proper supervision & appropriate information sharing;
    • Monitoring and enforcing safe actions and behavior near and around the pool by patrons;
    • Promoting safety – in and out of the water – and at the pool as well as in the great outdoors;
    • Performing rescues as required; and
    • Examining injured persons & administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training methods, medical supplies and equipment.
  • Instructing all programs including aqua fit (preference to Aqua Fitness Certification) and swimming skills to clients of all ages and skill levels;
  • Maintaining facility to ensure swimming pool is safe and clean; and
  • Other tasks as required.

Desired Qualifications: (equivalencies will be considered)

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


  • $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.

Applications must include a resume and cover letter which can be submitted by email to 

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