Summer Recreation Program Leader

Competition Number: 2024-05

Job Title: Summer Recreation Program Leader

Department: Parks, Facilities and Recreation

Employment Type: Full Time, Temporary


Posted Date: February 12, 2024

Closing Date: March 11, 2024

Last Updated Date: March 11, 2024, 4:01

Status: Closed


Recreation Program Leader

Parks, Facilities, and Recreation Department

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

Posted February 12, 2024

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 2, 2024, 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.

 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.


  • 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 communicating with all ages.
  • Demonstrated ability to tactfully handle sensitive and personal information.
  • Physically capable of completing some manual labor tasks such as lifting, carrying, climbing, etc.
  • Experience directing children.
  • Recreation programming experience.
  • Resiliency to all weather.
  • Positive attitude.
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Additional Information

 All positions are scheduled to end on or before September 1st, 2024. 

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.

 Note: Wages under review during Collective Agreement negotiations with City of Fernie and CUPE Local 2093 and any pay increases will be retroactive.

 Detailed applications containing resume and cover letter should be received by 2:00 PM March 11, 2024.

 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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