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Recreation Instructor (Canoe)

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Contract Instructor



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Last Updated:
1/24/23 3:40 PM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

Our Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is looking for Contract Canoe Instructors to provide lessons to children and adults. Canoe Instructors ensure participants learn canoeing in a safe and enjoyable environment while planning creative and fun lessons that incorporate specific canoeing skills. The canoe program operates out of Deer Lake. Programs include group and semi-private lessons and guided tours for youth and adult participants as well as day camps and school out trips for children.

Hours of work per week are dependent on the canoe program schedule and registration levels. This is a casual position that offers flexible hours between April and October. Candidates must be available to work most weekdays, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM from April to June 19 with some evenings and weekends available. There are also weekday, evening and weekend opportunities throughout the summer.

Qualifications include:

  • Strong canoeing skills and previous instruction experience with a wide variety of ages.
  • Experience in customer service and in leading recreational programs is preferred.

Required certification:

  • RCABC Flatwater Instructor Certification with current RCABC instructor membership dues paid.
  • Valid Wilderness First Aid or equivalent 20+ hour First Aid certification with CPR Level C

Please apply online at by February 24, 2023.

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Criminal Records Search.

All external applicants are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of hire. External applicants who are not able to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine for a reason related to a personal characteristic protected by the BC Human Rights Code can request an accommodation at any time during the recruitment process. City of Burnaby employees can refer to our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for City staff.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

Please contact Human Resources at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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Organization: City of Burnaby
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation
Posted: January 25, 2023, 11:26 am
Expires: February 24, 2023, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Casual
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $21.00 Hour