Instructor, Fitness (Part-time)



Requisition ID: 13613 

Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 

Service: Complexes, Aqua & Specialized Services 

Employment Type: Multiple Part-time Permanent positions - Up to 24 hours/week

Various Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends 

Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult

Salary Information: $23.239  - $33.937 per hour (2024 rates of pay)

Location: Various Locations 

City: Ottawa, ON 

Job Category: Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services

Application Close: 08/06/2025


The Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services department is responsible for building a healthy, inclusive and vibrant City, as well as ensuring that communities, residents and visitors have access to the recreation and cultural places, programs, events and services that allow them to experience all the benefits the City has to offer, and overseeing Buildings and Facilities Management for improved service delivery integration, ensuring the best possible client experience in City facilities.

You are responsible for providing instruction on a wide variety of group fitness and fitness-related classes for identified programs at the City of Ottawa, in accordance with corporate and departmental policies and procedures, rules and regulations.


Completion of Grade 10 and Current Fitness Certification from a recognized fitness certification organization (or equivalent as deemed acceptable by management).

Minimum of 6 months of experience or equivalent apprenticeship


Fitness Instructor certificate (e.g., canfitpro, YM-YWCA, Ontario Fitness Council or other recognized certification)
Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates
AODA Customer Service/IASR Training


  • Corporate and Departmental policies, guidelines and directives
  • City of Ottawa emergency response procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers


  • Knowledge base, skills and training necessary to lead variety of fitness classes
  • Ability to speak clearly and actively listen
  • Maintain a fun and safe environment
  • Understanding of community fitness environment and needs
  • Flexible
  • Creative
  • Organized
  • Reliable
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Open to change and innovation


  • Language Requirement:Various language requirements, locations may require English only, French only OR Bilingual competencies. Some positions require English oral, reading, and writing. Some positions required French oral, reading and writing.   
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.; Note: Under the age of 18, requires a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check in place of the Vulnerable Sector Check.; Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available.


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions. 
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.



 Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.