Recreation contract instructor opportunities

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Instructors are hired to teach programs on a seasonal contract basis in various parks and facilities throughout Kelowna. Some programs include Kick and Run Soccer, T-Ball, Gymnastics, Dance, Art, Cooking, Camps and much more!  Postings for current available positions are located below.

For new program proposals submit a resume and a brief summary of the program to

Current recreation opportunities

Contract Instructor opportunities are listed below and will be removed once they are filled.  

Park and Play Instructor

COVID-19 Update: We are continuously monitoring the rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19 and ensuring that our programming reflects current public health directives. Currently the application deadline has been extended to April 30th and hiring to take place in May-June. As the situation progresses, additional changes may need to be made to the 2020 Park & Play program and hiring process.

The City of Kelowna is currently looking for seasonal full-time and part-time recreation contract instructors for Park & Play. Park & Play is a free community event that encourages families to go outside and discover their neighbourhood park or green space. Every weeknight throughout July and August, the Park & Play team will attend select parks to provide free recreational activities such as soccer, catch, giant board games, relays, inflatables, and lead various inclusive activities. With a focus on recreation and facilitating opportunities for neighbours to connect, this program helps turn geographic neighbourhoods into active communities. 

Under the supervision of the Community Development Coordinators, Park & Play leaders will:

  • Assist in the planning, promotion and delivery of the Park & Play program.
  • Lead fun, safe, accessible and inclusive recreational activities. Activities could include ball sports, relay races, board games, and various team and individual activities.
  • Foster a socially interactive family and neighbourhood environment.
  • Encourage active participation of families.


  • Background in recreation, community or social development, education and/or special events.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work in a team environment, attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Self-starter with positive attitude.
  • Experience working with children and families.
  • First aid and CPR required.
  • Criminal Record Check required
  • Able to lift heavy objects unaided and repetitively weighing up to 50 pounds. Comfortable moving heavier items (eg. bouncy castle) with support of other staff and assistive equipment.
  • Full time contract instructors are required to drive the City truck and trailer to and from each event. Therefore, applicants must be at least 19 years of age and have a valid CLASS Driver’s License to be eligible for the full time position.

Positions Available

  • 2 full time positions Monday-Friday 2pm-9pm (July 6-August 28)
  • 1 part time position Monday-Friday 4:45-8:45pm (July 6-August 28)
  • 1 casual position Wednesday mornings 9:00am-12:30pm (July 8-August 26).
  • 1 substitute position covering shifts not filled by regular staff (varies)
  • Please note: If hired, you will need to be available 2 days of training in early June. There may also be various additional events in May, June and September that require Park & Play support and offer additional shifts (dependent on current public health directives). Dates and times vary for these pre/post program events.

Wage: $17.50/hr

Please submit your resume and cover letter to by April 30, 2020.
Please indicate which position you are applying for in the subject line.

How to apply

Please submit your resume and coverletter to

For more details, please review the information below.

What should be in your resume?
  • Contact Information
  • Previous and current education
  • Skills and certifications
  • References
  • Accomplishments and achievements
  • Any relevant information to support the position you are applying for
Do you need to provide references?

Please include a list of at least 3 references with your resume.