Recreation Program Leaders (4 Positions)

Competition Number: 2023-07

Job Title: Recreation Program Leaders (4 Positions)

Department: Parks, Facilities and Recreation

Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary

Salary: $19.09/Hour

Posted Date: March 3, 2023

Closing Date: June 15, 2023

Last Updated Date: April 11, 2023, 10:02

Status: Open


Recreation Program Leader

(Student) Parks, Facilities, and Recreation Department

Temporary, Full Time; Up to Four (4) Positions

Posted April 11, 2023

The City of Fernie is now accepting applications for up to four (4) Temporary, Full Time, Recreation Program Leaders, within the Parks and Recreation department. Employment for these positions will have orientation and training held in June, and then will be up to forty (40) hours per week, based on program registration, starting on or about July 4th, 2023, and will be part of CUPE Local 2093. This position is posted internally and externally concurrently.

 Applicants for the position listed below must be mature, performance orientated individuals with the ability to work extremely well with others and independently with little supervision.  They must work in a safe and responsible manner, and exercise good public relations, particularly with youth. Applicants must be enrolled in full time post-secondary education.

 NOTE: This job description is not ratified and is under review through a joint committee between the City and CUPE Local 2093 to more accurately reflect the current roles and responsibilities of all positions at the City.


The Recreation Program Leader will provide and maintain a safe environment that delivers fun, entertaining programs that promote recreation, creativity, and inclusivity for participants. 

  • Provides leadership for all programs and events.
  • Provides a safe, fun, and entertaining environment for all program participants.
  • Performs in accordance with the WorkSafeBC, Child Protection & Code of Conduct Policies.
  • Performs other duties as may be required.


  • Meets BC Employment Standards minimum age requirements.
  • Current Emergency or Standard First Aid Certification from a recognized agency*

*Recognized agency – as defined by WorkSafe BC.

  • Grade 12 Diploma.


  • Can provide an exciting, enjoyable, enthusiastic, and safe environment for all participants.
  • Can have fun and interact very well with a wide variety of ages.
  • A good knowledge of activities, games, and sports for a variety of ages.


  • Can demonstrate strong verbal and conflict resolution skills for effectively communicating with all ages.
  • Demonstrated ability to tactfully handle sensitive and personal information.
  • Physically able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Experience directing children.
  • Recreation programming experience.
  • Resiliency to all weather.
  • Positive attitude.

 Additional Information

 All positions are scheduled to end on or before September 1st, 2023.  All student position applicants must be returning to a post secondary institution as full-time registered students.  Proof of registration and tuition payment for full time studies in August 2023 is mandatory from all students.

 The above description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions and duties as required for proper evaluation of the job and will not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Employees may perform other related duties and tasks as required to meet the needs of the operation.

 Wages are in accordance with CUPE Local 2093 ($19.09/ Hour), and is a part of Schedule B of the Collective Agreement.  This is a non benefited position with limited time off available.

Contact Information:

Detailed applications containing resume and cover letter should be received by;           

2:00 PM June 15, 2023,

 and be addressed;

 We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

 Jacquie Hill, Manager of Parks and Recreation

c/o Human Resources

City of Fernie, PO Box 190

Fernie, BC, V0B 1M0 or


 The City of Fernie strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, City of Fernie will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.


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