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

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: Saturday June 15, 2019.


NWT Soccer Association – Executive Director

The NWT Soccer Association is currently seeking an Executive Director to fill a term position from July 2019 – April 2020. The Executive Director is responsible for overall day-to-day operations of the organization. Attendance at frequent evening and weekend meetings will be required.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Member & Board Relations;
  • Financial Management; and
  • Event & Program Coordination.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Post-secondary degree in sport and recreation, business, event management, or related field;
  • Completion of the following online programs:
    o Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders (Online)
    o Making Ethical Decisions Evaluation (Online)
    o Making Headway E-Learning (Soccer Specific)
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in sport administration in a leadership role;
  • Clear understanding of the NWT Soccer Association’s governance model related to strategic and operational committees;
  • Knowledge of the political landscape of the communities in the NWT;
  • Knowledge/experience working in or with remote communities;
  • Proven problem solving and decision-making skills with an ability to think outside of the box, creating and offering effective solutions;
  • Excellent communication skills with a natural ability to connect with people;
  • Experience in pursuing sponsorship and maintaining on-going effective sponsor relationships; and,
  • Knowledge/experience of social media platforms, website management and creating electronic publications.
  • Proficient in the use of technology, including but not limited to:
    o Office 365;
    o SAGE 50 Premium Accounting;
    o Adobe Creative Cloud; and,
    o Social Media Platforms.
  • Standard First Aid Level 1, CPR & AED.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

A satisfactory criminal records check, and vulnerable sector check is required with application.

Submit your cover letter and resume (with references) to Lyric Sandhals, Executive Director, by e-mail to: [email protected]

Application Deadline: Tuesday June 11, 2019 4:30 PM MST.


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: Wednesday June 12, 2019.

Town of Inuvik – Head Lifeguard/Instructor

The Town of Inuvik is looking to hire a Head Lifeguard/Instructor for a term position from July 2, 2019 to June 30, 2020.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be honest, trustworthy and dependable;
  • Be understanding of the northern cultural, rural and political environment;
  • Have excellent communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Have at least three (3) years’ experience developing, planning, executing, and evaluating pool related activities for all levels of swimmers; and
  • Possess the following current Certifications: National Lifeguard, Swim Instructor (Lifesaving Society), Life Saving Instructor, and Standard First Aid and CPR “C”.

Equivalencies recognizing related education and experience may be considered.

The preferred candidate will also possess one or more of the following Certifications: National Lifeguard Instructor, Swim Instructor Trainer (Lifesaving Society), Lifesaving Instructor Trainer, and First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor.

The current starting salary is $29.13 per hour (approx. $60,590 per annum) with a Northern Allowance of $6.90 per hour (approx. $14,356 per annum).

Successful applicants must pass an RCMP issued Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check.

Applications must include a resume and cover letter, which can be submitted to Paul Watters, Human Resources Officer, at [email protected]

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.


Village of Fort Simpson – Swimming Pool Supervisor

The Village of Fort Simpson is looking to fill the full-time position of Pool Supervisor.

Reporting to the Recreation Coordinator, the Pool Supervisor will be responsible for providing a safe, clean pool facility. The main responsibilities include, but are not limited to, pool maintenance and operations, program development, and pool management.

Desired Qualifications:

  • National Lifeguard Service;
  • Current First Aid Award/CPR Basic Rescuer;
  • Bronze Cross/Bronze Medallion;
  • Water Safety Instructor;
  • Pool Operator 1 & 2;
  • Aqua Fit Instructor;
  • Swim for Life Instructor; and
  • Life Saving Instructor.

Starting wage: $31.97/hour.

Applications must include a resume and cover letter, which can be submitted by e-mail to Darrell White at [email protected] 

Competition will remain open until filled.


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