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! 

Current recreation opportunities

Postings for current available positions are located below.

Licensed Preschool Part-Time Program Manager

Job Summary:  

The City of Kelowna is looking for a Manager for our Licensed Preschool program at Parkinson Recreation Centre. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to join our team at Parkinson Recreation Centre and work with an amazing group of kids and passionate instructors. This position has the potential for supplemental hours in other children's programs as well.

The Licensed Preschool Program Manager will plan and implement quality child care based on the philosophy and mandate set by the City of Kelowna and Licensing requirements.  This position will provide guidance, supervision, and programming that creates a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for all children.

This position reports to and works under the supervision of the Community Recreation Coordinator. It is expected that the Licensed Preschool Program Manager will provide leadership to other contract instructors at the Parkinson Recreation Centre preschool site, and also to the children attending the program.

Our Licensed Preschool for children 3-5 years old currently runs 3 days a week in 2.5 hour morning (8:40-11:10am) and afternoon (11:30-2:00pm) classes with room to grow to 5 days a week. Staff will provide guidance, supervision, and quality programming that is age related, goal oriented, and age specific meeting the developmental needs of all children. This position would begin in September.

Note: this is a Contract position – the selected candidate will be hired as a Contract Instructor for the City of Kelowna. This contract is reviewed and renewed on a seasonal basis.

Work Performed: 

This position will be responsible for planning and delivering the program, scheduling staff, working within Licensing requirements and managing subsidy, providing behavioural guidance, creating and implementing care plans, communicating with parents, and leading a group of children hands-on in preschool-aged program (3-5Y). 

Minimum Qualifications   

  • Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Certificate required
  • Up to date First Aid/CPR certificate, with Emergency Child Care portion
  • 20 hours of relevant training as a Responsible Adult - You must have completed a course or combination of courses of at least 20 hours in duration in child development, guidance, health and safety, or nutrition 
  • Required to complete a Criminal Record Check 
  • Mandatory Vaccine Policy - required to provide proof upon hire
  • Available during required working hours for this position: Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Start August 2022
  • Previous Licensed Care experience, or experience working with children
  • Ability to independently lead groups of children aged 3Y-5Y
  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal and written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Effective problem-solving skills and ability to exercise sound judgement

Days: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. pm, plus flexible prep/admin time (24 hours per week)

Preschool days – 3 days Mon/Wed/Fri: 8:40-11:10am; 11:30-2:00pm, with additional paid set up, takedown and prep time

Location: Parkinson Recreation Centre

Wage: Starting at $20.00 per hour based on experience, plus additional ECE Wage Enhancement ($4.00 per hour)

Submit your resume and cover letter to contractinstructorjobs@kelowna.ca. The subject of your email must be the job title that you are applying for.  

Kick and Run Instructor

The City of Kelowna is looking for an engaging and motivated person to join our instructing team.  As a Kick and Run instructor you will lead programs in a fun and creative environment for children 6 and under.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in Soccer.
  • Comfortable working independently and with young children
  • Able to get yourself to and from program locations throughout the City
  • Teaching experience is an asset

Days: Monday - Sunday

Hours: - various shifts available in afternoons , evenings and weekends . 

Locations: Various locations in the City of Kelowna

Wage: $16.50 per hour, to be discussed based on experience

Submit your resume and cover letter to contractinstructorjobs@kelowna.ca.  The subject of your email must be the job title that you are applying for.

T-ball Instructor

The City of Kelowna is looking for an engaging and motivated person to join our instructing team.  As a T-ball instructor you will lead programs in a fun and creative environment for children 6 and under.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in T-ball and/or Baseball.
  • Comfortable working independently and with young children
  • Able to get yourself to and from program locations throughout the City
  • Teaching experience is an asset

Days: Monday - Sunday

Hours: Afternoon, Evenings

Locations: Various locations in the City of Kelowna

Wage: $16.50 per hour, to be discussed based on experience

Submit your resume and cover letter to contractinstructorjobs@kelowna.ca.  The subject of your email must be the job title that you are applying for.

 

Friday Night Dance DJ - Programs for Individuals with DiverseAbilities

The City of Kelowna is looking for a DJ for our Friday Night Dance. This is a program organized thorough our our Access Department for individuals with DiverseAbilities. We are looking for a committed individual who enjoys music and interacting with people. 

This is not a typical DJ job and does not require any advanced skills. We are looking for somebody who can read the crowd and play appropriate music for the situation. The DJ will also be required to take requests, and speak over the microphone.

No mixing or blending of songs is required. Unless you are capable!

Qualifications:

  • Required to complete a Criminal Record Check
  • Available during Friday evenings excluding long weekends.

Days: Fridays

Hours: Dance runs from 7:00-9:00pm with 30 minutes before and after for setup/takedown.

Location: Parkinson Recreation Centre

Wage: $20-$30 based on experience

Submit your resume and cover letter to contractinstructorjobs@kelowna.ca. The subject of your email must be the job title that you are applying for.

Dance Instructor

The City of Kelowna is looking for an engaging and motivated person to join our instructing team. As a dance instructor you will lead various types of dance programs in a fun and creative environment for children 6 and under.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge and experience in the styles of Ballet and Hip Hop
  • Comfortable working independently and with young children
  • Able to get yourself to and from program locations throughout the City
  • Teaching experience is an asset.

Days: Monday - Sunday

Hours:  Mornings and Evenings

Location: Various locations in the City of Kelowna

Wage: $16.50 per hour, to be discussed based on experience

Submit your resume and cover letter to contractinstructorjobs@kelowna.ca. The subject of your email must be the job title that you are applying for.

Park & Play Team Leaders

Job Overview

Calling all individuals with a passion for recreation! We are seeking Park & Play team leaders for temporary full-time and part-time positions. Park & Play is a neighbourhood based program that encourages families to go outside and discover their neighbourhood park or green space. This summer the Park & Play team will attend select parks to provide free recreational activities such as soccer, catch, giant board games, relays, inflatables, and various individual and team activities. The goal of this program is to provide a variety of opportunities for families, friends, and neighbours to interact with one another and to promote healthy family interactions. 

Job Positions

  • 2 full-time Park & Play leaders - Monday to Friday (July 4-Aug 26) from 2:00pm-9:00pm
  • 1 part-time Park & Play leader - Monday to Friday (July 4-Aug 26) from 4:30pm-8:30pm
  • 1 casual Park & Play leader - Wednesdays (July 6-Aug 24) from 9:30am-12:30pm

*Exact hours per week may vary. Casual leader may fill in for PT or FT Leaders when required.

Wage

$19.50 for full time positions

$19.00 for part time and casual positions

Responsibilities

Under supervision of the Community Development Coordinator, Park&Play leader(s) will:

  • Assist in the planning, promotion and delivery of the Park & Play program
  • Help with the set-up, facilitation, operation, take-down and maintenance of recreational equipment
  • Plan activities that are designed to encourage physical activity, healthy family interaction and foster community connections. Activities could include ball sports, relay races, board games, and various team and individual challenges
  • Facilitate and lead fun, safe, accessible and inclusive recreation opportunities
  • Foster a welcoming and inclusive family and neighbourhood environment

Qualifications

  • 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
  • Ability 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 interested in full time position must be at least 19 years of age and have a valid CLASS 5 Driver’s License to be considered.

Please send your resume and cover letter with three references to

neighbourhoods@kelowna.ca by April 25, 2022 at 8am

Please indicate in the subject line which position you are applying for.

Thank you for your interest, only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

How to apply

Please submit your resume, a list of at least three references, and cover letter to contractinstructorjobs@kelowna.ca.

Your resume should include:

  • Contact information
  • Previous and current education
  • Skills and certifications
  • References
  • Accomplishments and achievements
  • Any relevant information to support the position you’re applying for