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

NWT Recreation and Parks Association – Membership and Communication Manager

The NWT Recreation and Parks Association (NWTRPA) is seeking an energetic, creative, and highly organized individual as our Membership & Communications Manager. This position is responsible for NWTRPA communications, membership coordination, and other administrative duties. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Membership & Communications Manager will be responsible for:

Providing membership support

  • Promoting membership and maintaining the membership.
  • Administering membership benefits.
  • Leading the delivery of the Annual Awards Program.

 Providing communications support

  • Preparing, coordinating, distributing communications materials including the website, monthly e-newsletter, posting on social media, and hard copy materials.
  • Preparing and distributing correspondence including letters, invoices, and payments.
  • Doing what it takes to get programs, systems, and creative ideas implemented in ways that will help the organization.

 Providing administrative support

  • Managing main office including maintaining an inventory of office supplies.
  • Providing administrative support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors (e.g. research, writing correspondence, booking travel, etc.)

The incumbent should have the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education or equivalent experience in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Business, Recreation/Leisure studies, or a related discipline.
  • Training or demonstrated proficiency in web content management programs (i.e. WordPress).
  • Experience with video production and graphic design.
  • Experience in administration, communications, and/or marketing positions.
  • Experience establishing relationships, fostering trust, and strengthening existing networks.
  • Strongly self-motivated.
  • Well organized and able to prioritize.

How to Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter 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:

  • Maintain a culture of safety and enjoyment at the Aquatic Center
    • 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.
    • Examining injured persons & administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training methods, medical supplies and equipment.
  • Instruct all programs including aqua fit (preference to Aqua Fitness Certification) and swimming skills to clients of all ages and skill levels
  • Maintain facility to ensure swimming pool is safe and clean
  • 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
  • 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 

Town of Hay River - Director of Recreation

The Town of Hay River is accepting applications for the position of Director of Recreation on a permanent full-time basis.

Duties Include but not limited to:

  • Directing, monitoring and overseeing the activities of the Recreation Department
  • Developing community recreation programming and sport services
  • Empowering community residents to actively engage in recreation
  • Coordinating the operation and maintenance of community recreation facilities
  • Developing departmental standards, policies and procedures
  • Managing human resources effectively
  • Responding to inquiries from the public and public agencies
  • In collaboration with Director of Finance & Administration, preparing and monitoring the departmental budget

Desired Qualifications:

The Director of Recreation would normally attain the required knowledge, skills and attitudes through completion of post-secondary education in Recreation Leadership, Leisure Studies, Community Development, Commerce, or Facility Maintenance and Operations plus five years related experience. Equivalencies will be considered.


The Town of Hay River offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package

Successful applicants will require Criminal Records Check

Applicants must include a detailed resume and cover letter, which can be submitted in person or through email to by Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Special Olympics NWT - Sport Program and Development Officer

Special Olympics NWT is looking for one or more individuals who will join us on sport program and development side of our organization. Are you ready to:

  • do whatever it takes to build or maintain strong, vibrant, and sustainable community organizations;
  • bring new athletes and volunteers to the organization; – train and support volunteers so that they may make the most of their involvement;
  • initiate approved new programs in communities;
  • work with community leaders to find solutions to challenges that limit Special Olympics growth and development;

There are two parts of the work and they can be done by the same person or by two different people. One part is working based in Yellowknife with our sport programs and development. The other part is exploring opportunities to establish Special Olympics opportunities for NWT athletes with intellectual disabilities outside of Yellowknife which will involve travel. Both parts of the work will require you to work evenings and weekends. We are open to exploring both full and part-time options for the right individual(s). A criminal record check will be required. Please include time commitment/availability and compensation expectations in your cover letter. If this is your dream work, and you have a valid driver’s license and vehicle, apply now.

Apply with a cover letter and resume immediately to

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
  • 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

Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT – Intern

Indigenous Leadership Program – Internship

The Aboriginal Sports Circle of the Northwest Territories (ASCNWT) is looking to recruit, train and mentor an intern as a new sport program staff member with ASCNWT. The position is a 2-year contract position from September 2018 and will finish September 2020.

The Intern is responsible for the 2020 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) management, Indigenous coach development, and ASCNWT program assistance. The internship will be used as a support position to help deliver Team NWT for NAIG as well as partnering with Territorial Sport Organizations (TSO’s) to identify potential coaches and to establish coaching development strategies.

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 Adobe, Photoshop and website management is considered an asset.

The ASCNWT office is located in Yellowknife, NT.

Applicants must be Indigenous (First Nation, Metis, Inuit).

Deadline to apply is August 31st, 2018.

Hamlet of Paulatuk - 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:

Knowledge, 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;
  • 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 progressively experience working in a recreation management capacity.

Send your application to

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.

Qualifications: Must have current:

  • National Lifeguard Certification
  • 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 & 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 Fort Smith - Casual Recreation Assistant

The Town of Fort Smith is seeking individuals interested in being on our casual Recreation Assistant list. Reporting to the Recreation Administration Lead, the casual Recreation Assistant is scheduled to work on an as and when needed basis. Recreation Assistants are responsible for assisting with reception desk duties, janitorial services, providing supervision of all activities and events, and may work at all Town recreation facilities. Shift and weekend work are the norm.

Forward applications to Cynthia White at

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, 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 some of the following:

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

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