Specialty Recreation Instructor - Ongoing

Port Hope, ON, Canada
Entry Level

The Specialty Recreation Instructor is responsible to assist in the planning and delivery of Specialty Programs offered by the department and the supervision of program participants; ensure compliance with HIGH FIVE® standards, the Health and Safety Regulations and Municipal Policies and procedures in cooperation with the Supervisor Recreation and Culture, Recreation Program Coordinator, and/or Older Adult Activity Coordinator.

Positions are available immediately! Variable hours based on program schedule; Programs offered Monday through Sunday.

Benefits and Perks

  • Optional OMERS Pension Plan from the date of hire
  • Work-life Balance Initiatives
  • Wellness, Social and Staff Ambassador Committees
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • Perks and Savings Partnerships


$25.00 - $40.00 per hour, based on specialty, education, and experience

Key Qualifications

  • Post secondary diploma preferred in recreation, sports administration or specialty area of study
  • Specialty certifications, coaching certification, skills and knowledge with sports (pickleball, badminton, tennis, floor hockey, volleyball etc), different language or general interest activities such as knitting, learn to speak French, Spanish
  • Other specialty courses and certifications in the recreation field will be considered an asset.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR “C” with AED.
  • Experience working with adults and older adult groups.
  • HIGH FIVE ®: Principles of Healthy Aging is preferred.
  • Valid and satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check.

Key Responsibilities

  • In consultation with the applicable Coordinator, plan the assigned program(s); conduct research to expand knowledge of the program and to incorporate the information learned into the program delivery.
  • Organize the program to be offered and deliver the program in a positive and professional manner, creating an educational, safe and inviting experience for all participants.
  • Lead the Fitness program and supervise the participants throughout the duration of the program; ensure the safety of all participants.
  • Resolve operational conflicts in a timely and professional manner, taking into consideration operations, procedures and customer service standards.
  • Assist with setup/tear down of program rooms where classes are being held.
  • Availability and flexibility to work days, evenings and weekends
  • Indoor and outdoor work environment.
  • Standing, sitting, running, jumping, dancing etc. associated with active participation in programs is required.

Submit an Application

Please submit your cover letter and resume online at www.porthope.ca/careers. The recruitment for the position is ongoing.

Recruitment Process

The Municipality of Port Hope is a progressive employer who believes a diverse and inclusive workplace strengthens the team and fosters an environment where everyone feels as though they belong and their dignity, beliefs and identity are respected.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that provides a supportive workplace and equal opportunity for all employees. Accommodations can be requested throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews may be scheduled prior to the job posting closing date. All applicants will receive an automated email confirming the submission of their application, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be further contacted by Human Resources.

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Act, as amended.


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