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Summer Student Instructor, Specialty Senior Sports/Arts

Requisition ID: 1330 
Department: Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department 
Multiple Positions
Salary Information: $15.000  - $16.081 per hour (2022 rates of pay)
Affiliation: Non Union/Non MPE    
City: Ottawa, ON  
Job Category: Summer Student Recruitment; Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services 
Application Close: 02/09/2022 



The mandate of Community Recreation & Cultural Programs is to build an inclusive, vibrant, and creative city, unique in identity, and rich in culture. The Service provides strategic vision and innovative leadership in managing customer centric sports and recreation venues and programs, including the management of facilities and/or land for the delivery of indoor and outdoor recreation programs and services, and fosters an environment in which Ottawa’s arts, heritage, festival and event sectors can evolve sustainably.

Under the guidance of a Program Coordinator, you assist in the delivery and development of specialized program areas to ensure participants have a safe and enjoyable camp experience. You provide leadership to coach/lead and supervise programs, specialty programs and camps.


Post-secondary Student - completion of first year college or university

Minimum of 1 year but less than 2 years of related experience is required; coaching/teaching experience with camps and/or coaching teams; played at least 4 years of competitive sport


Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates
AODA Accessibility/IASR Training
Appropriate coaching certification in a relevant specialty recreation/sports program is desirable
Principles of Healthy Child Development training course - High Five is desirable
Quest 2 Tool training course - High Five is desirable


  • Understanding the development and recreational needs of children.
  • AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Legislated training required by 2010
  • City of Ottawa Core Training
  • City of applicable Ottawa Parks & Recreation, aquatic policies and procedures.
  • City of Ottawa cash handling procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.


  • Programming skills in crafts, sports, games, creative play, stories and music.
  • Experience working with preschoolers and/or school age children and/or youth.
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures.
  • Ability to operate any required tools/equipment
  • Technical skills for the appropriate program
  • Ability to accompany and supervise participants in a variety of environments.
  • Experience planning and operating recreation programs for preschoolers, children and/or youth.
  • Demonstrates supervisory and strong leadership skills
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff.
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage simultaneous demands.
  • Ability to work in a team setting or independently
  • Maintain a fun and safe environment
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, leadership and programming skills
  • Good organization skills
  • Sound judgement in difficult situations
  • Demonstrate strong sport/art background in required activity.
  • Must be able to relate to children and be a good role model
  • Must be tactful, kind and patient
  • Must be calm under pressure
  • Must be creative and resourceful
  • Must be reliable and trustworthy
  • Must be flexible and enthusiastic
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment.
  • Enjoy working with the public.
  • Demonstrates teamwork and leadership skills with the ability to motivate teams.
  • Physically fit and able to participate in recreation activities.
  • Capable of safe lifting techniques
  • Proper attire and footwear
  • May require sport/art specific equipment as required to demonstrate & teach the skills


  • 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.
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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 women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. 


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.