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Recreation Opportunities

The Recreation Services Department employs over 400 part-time staff annually to provide services to residents in our facilities, recreational and instructional programs.

Job Fair​ 

​​January 3, 2019, 2:00pm-4:00pm​ at Holly Community Centre

Join us a Recreation Services Job Fair to learn about employment opportunities within the City's Recreation Services team. Take the opportunity to connect with staff to ask questions about available part-time positions and drop off your resume. Hope to see you there!​

Applications Accepted Year-Round

Applications for the following positions are available year-round at City Hall (8th floor), Allandale Recreation Centre, East Bayfield Community Centre and Holly Community Centre

Active Living Program instructors, attendants, monitors etc.
Aquatics Instructors; Lifeguards
Arena Skate Patrollers; Skate Supervisors; Arena Attendants
Children's Camps  Applications only accepted during specific timelines please see camp section below for details
General Facility Positions Client Services Representatives; Maintenance Staff
Youth Centres Client Services; Gym Attendants; Centre Supervisors
Applications are accepted at any time, but there are deadlines for seasonal positions.

Active Living

The City offers a variety of active living services including drop-in fitness classes, registered sport and fitness programs, drop-in gym & skate and special events. Seasonal employment opportunities are available at the recreation facilities depending on requirements. These positions average 24 hours or less per week. All applicants are to be a minimum of 16 years of age or turning 16 by the end of the calendar year.

Fitness and Sports Positions & Experience Requirements
Program Monitors

The Program Monitor monitors drop in programs and provides various support with special events. Overall this position plays an integral role in the delivery of the City’s drop in programs and ensuring the safety and well-being of all program participants.

Experience Requirement: N/A

Skate Attendants

Senior Skate Attendant (PT)
The Senior Skate Attendant position oversees the activities of skaters and monitors ice conditions. Additional, this position provides guidance and direction to Skate Attendants. Overall this position plays an integral role in the delivery of recreation skating programs and ensuring the safety and well-being of all program participants.Job Description: Senior Skate Attendant (PT)

Skate Attendant (PT)
The Skate Attendant position oversees the activities of skaters and monitors ice conditions. Overall, this position plays an integral role in the delivery of recreation skating programs and ensuring the safety and well-being of all program participants.  Job Description: Skate Attendant (PT)

Sports Instructors & Referees

Instructor, Sports (PT)
The instructor, sports position leads and facilitates beginner to intermediate level sports programs. Overall, this position plays an integral role in the delivery of comprehensive and enjoyable recreation sports programs and ensures the safety and well-being of program participants. Job Description: Sports Instructor (PT)

Assistant Instructor, Sports (PT)
The Assistant Instructor, Sports provides hands-on assistance with running drills or activities. Overall, this position play us an integral role in supporting the delivery of comprehensive and enjoyable recreation sports programs and ensures the safety and wellbeing of program participants. Job Description: Assistant Sports Instructor (PT)

Referee (PT)
The Referee position is responsible for officiating sports games for City of Barre sport leagues. Specifically, this position enforces the rules of the game and ensures that all players are abiding by the rules. Overall, this position plays and integral role in the delivery of safe, fair and enjoyable league programs at the City of Barrie. Job Description: Referee (PT)

Fitness Attendants, Instructors, Monitors, & Personal Trainers

Fitness Attendant (PT)
The fitness attendant position oversees the activities of gym patrons to ensure proper and safe use of fitness machines, free weights and cardio equipment. Overall, this position plays an integral role in the operation of the City’s fitness centres to enable the City of Barrie to deliver fitness services that allow residents to live healthy and active lives. Job Description: Fitness Attendant (PT)

Fitness Instructor (PT) 
The fitness instructor position leads and facilitates various fitness classes such as Zumba, Pilates and Yoga while ensuring the safety, well-being and enjoyment of participants. Overall, this position plays an integral role in enabling the City to provide comprehensive and enjoyable recreation active living programs to its residents by instructing fitness classes for all age groups. Job Description: Fitness Instructor (PT)

Fitness Monitor (PT)
The Fitness Monitor (PT) acts as the first point of contact for customers of the City of Barrie’s fitness centres. Specifically this position provides front-line customer service at one of the City’s fitness centres. Overall, this position plays an integral role in the operation of the City’s Fitness Centres to enable the City of Barrie to deliver fitness services that allow residents to live healthy and active lives. Job Description: Fitness Monitor

Personal Trainer (PT)
Personal Trainers (PT) are responsible for providing one on one fitness training. Specifically, this position develops and delivers customized workout plans for clients. Overall, this position plays an integral role in helping customers of the City of Barrie’s fitness centre achieve their fitness goals through education and learning. Job Description: Personal Trainer (PT)

Aquatics

The City offers a variety of aquatics services including, open swim programs, swimming lessons, and waterfront swimming to Barrie's citizens and visitors. Seasonal employment opportunities are available at one the City’s aquatic facilities and/or waterfront locations, depending on seasonal requirements. These seasonal positions average 24–44 hours per week. All applicants are to be a minimum of 16 years of age in accordance with Lifesaving Society standards.

Aquatics Positions
Lifeguard/Instructor:

The Lifeguard/Instructor is responsible for ensuring the safety of swimmers, class participants, and guests at the City of Barrie’s aquatic facilities. This position rotates between instructing aquatic lesson programs and monitoring recreational swimming activities as required while maintaining City procedures, rules and regulations, Ontario Health and Safety regulations, Lifesaving Society standards, and excellent customer service in all activities.

Lifeguard (Pool Facilities)

The Lifeguard (Pool Facilities) is responsible for ensuring the safety of swimmers and guests at the City of Barrie’s aquatic facilities. This position monitors recreational swimming activities while maintaining City procedures, rules and regulations, Ontario Health and Safety regulations, Lifesaving Society standards, and excellent customer service in all activities.

Lifeguard (Waterfront)

The Lifeguard (Waterfront) is responsible for ensuring the safety of swimmers and guests at the City of Barrie’s outdoor waterfront locations. This position monitors recreational swimming activities and all areas of the assigned outdoor location, which may include waterfront, park and marina areas, while maintaining City procedures, rules and regulations, Ontario Health and Safety regulations, Lifesaving Society standards and excellent customer service in all activities.

This position is dependent on seasonal requirements

Aquatics Staff Mandatory Qualifications
For ALL Aquatics Staff

The following qualifications are to be completed by, and at the expense of the applicant and must be obtained and submitted to the Recreation Services Department prior to an applicant’s first day of employment:

  • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Certification, Pool and/or Waterfront*
    The City of Barrie provides the NLS Certification Course. Please contact the Recreation Services Department for available dates, times and locations. Alternatively, the course is offered through the Lifesaving Society. Please visit their website for available dates, times and locations of the training.
    *Certification requirement varies depending on lifeguarding location
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C
    The City of Barrie offers the Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid and CPR Level C Course. Please check the City's Recreation Guide for available dates, times and locations. Alternatively, the course is offered through other organizations such as St. John Ambulance and Red Cross. Please visit their websites for available dates, times and locations of the training.
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification
    The City of Barrie offers the AED Certification Course. Please check the City’s Recreation Guide for available dates, times and locations. Alternatively, the course is offered through other organizations such as St. John Ambulance and Red Cross. Please visit their websites for available dates, times and locations of the training.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check
    Must maintain satisfactory status during employment with the City of Barrie
For all Aquatics Instructors
Required in addition to the mandatory qualifications above

The following qualifications are required in addition to the mandatory qualifications for all Aquatics staff and are to be completed by, and at the expense of the applicant and must be obtained and submitted to the Recreation Services Department prior to an applicant’s first day of employment:

  • Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor Certification
    The City of Barrie provides the Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor Certification Course. Please contact the Recreation Services Department for available dates, times and locations. Alternatively, the course is offered through the Lifesaving Society. Please visit their website for available dates, times and locations of the training.
  • Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor Certification
    The City of Barrie provides the Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor Certification Course. Please contact the Recreation Services Department for available dates, times and locations. Alternatively, the course is offered through the Lifesaving Society. Please visit their website for available dates, times and locations of the training.

    Please note: Applicants wishing to apply for summer student employment must have attended an academic establishment (High School, College or University) the year in which they are applying for employment and/or returning the following year.

If you love your job, is it still work?
Meet Aquatics team members; hear what they love about the job and their advice for job seekers:

Meet Kelli Meet Michael Meet Julia
Meet Sydney Meet Jordan Meet Josh

Camps

The City offers full-day Summer and Holiday Day Camps for children 4–16 years of age. Summer employment opportunities for students are available in a variety of camps, including but not limited to: sports, creative/arts, dance, leadership, outdoor, drama, preschool, computer, and cooking. These Summer positions average 24–44 hours per week.

Age & academic requirements for all camp positions: Minimum of 16 years of age or turning 16 by the end of the calendar year  Must have attended an academic establishment the year in which applying for employment and/or are returning to an academic establishment the following year.

Camps Positions & Experience Requirements
Camp Convenor

The Camp Convenor coordinates and oversees the City of Barrie’s camps with responsibilities including program scheduling, development, and delivery, staff training and customer service. This position oversees approximately 150 campers ranging from 4 to 16 years of age, while leading and coaching 30 to 40 Camp Staff including Senior Camp Leaders, Camp Leaders and Volunteers.

Experience Requirement: Six (6) months of related camp experience including child minding and camp programming

Camp Convenor Job Description

Senior Camp Leader

The Senior Camp Leader provides hands on leadership to staff, volunteers and participants of the City of Barrie’s camps with responsibilities including the development, planning, and delivery of a comprehensive camp program. This position is responsible for the safety and well-being of up to 60 campers ranging from 4 to 16 years of age, while leading and coaching up to 15 staff including Camp Leaders and Volunteers.

Experience Requirement: Four (4) months of related camp experience including child minding and camp programming

Senior Camp Leader Job Description

Camp Leader

The Camp Leader runs day-to-day camp activities for a group of campers in one of the City of Barrie’s camps. This position is responsible for the safety and well-being of a group of 6 to 10 campers ranging from 4 to 16 years of age, while providing guidance and mentorship to Volunteers.

Experience Requirement: Previous camp experience and/or experience attending camps as a participant is considered an asset

Camp Leader Job Description

Inclusion Camp Convenor

The Inclusion Camp Convenor coordinates and oversees the City of Barrie’s adapted/integrated camps with responsibilities including inclusion program scheduling, development, and delivery, staff training and customer service. This position oversees approximately 50 to 100 campers with special needs ranging from 4 to 18+ years of age, while leading and coaching 15 to 20 Inclusion Camp Staff including Senior Inclusion Camp Leaders, Inclusion Camp Leaders and Inclusion Volunteers.

Experience Requirement: Six (6) months of related camp experience, including experience working with persons with disabilities, child minding and camp programming

Inclusion Camp Convenor Job Description

Senior Inclusion Camp Leader

The Senior Inclusion Camp Leader provides hands on leadership to staff, volunteers and participants of the City of Barrie’s adapted/integrated camps with responsibilities including the development, planning, and delivery of a comprehensive inclusion camp program. This position is responsible for the safety and well-being of up to 20 campers with special needs ranging from 4 to 18+ years of age, while leading and coaching up to 10 staff including Inclusion Camp Leaders and Inclusion Volunteers.

Experience Requirement: Four (4) months of related camp experience, including experience working with persons with disabilities, child minding and camp programming.

Senior Inclusion Camp Leader

Inclusion Camp Leader

The Inclusion Camp Leader runs day-to-day camp activities for campers with special needs in one of the City of Barrie’s adapted/integrated camps. This position is responsible for the safety and well-being of campers ranging from 4 to 18+ years of age, primarily on a one-on-one basis or within an adapted camp environment.

Experience Requirement: Previous camp experience, experience working with persons with disabilities, and/or experience attending camps as a participant is considered an asset

Inclusion Leader Job Description

Camps Staff Mandatory Qualifications
ALL Camp Staff Mandatory Qualifications

The following qualifications are to be completed by, and at the expense of the applicant and must be obtained and submitted to the Recreation Services Department by June 30th annually:

Standard First Aid and CPR Level C with AED
The City offers the Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid and CPR Level C Course. Please check the Recreation Guide for available dates, times and locations. The course is offered through other organizations such as St. John Ambulance and Red Cross

Lifesaving Society Safeguard Certification
The City provides the Lifesaving Society Safeguard Course. Please contact the Recreation Services Department for available dates, times and locations. The course is also offered through the Lifesaving Society.

HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development
The City provides the HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development Course. Please contact the Recreation Services Department for available dates, times and locations. The course is also offered through other municipalities and organizations.

Satisfactory Criminal Record Check and a Vulnerable Sector Check
Must also maintain satisfactory status during employment with the City of Barrie

Inclusion Camp Staff Mandatory Qualifications
Required in addition to the mandatory qualifications above

Behaviour Management Systems (BMS)
The City offers the Behaviour Management Systems (BMS) Course.  This course will be offered during the Inclusion Training Week. 

Please refer to the full Interview & Training requirements prior to applying. 

If you love your job, is it still work?
Meet Camps team members; hear what they love about the job and their advice for job seekers:

Meet Tyler Meet Natasha Meet Tony
Meet Sophie Meet Tate Meet Jocelyn

How to Apply

Please complete an online application form including full details of education, training and experience for each position you would like to apply for, then submit your resume and cover letter to SummerRecJobs@barrie.ca.

Online Application Forms

Convenor Application
Inclusion Convenor Application
Senior Leader Application
Inclusion Senior Leader Application
Leader Application
Inclusion Leader Application

Annual application deadlines

Camps positions: January 31

Aquatics positions:  
• Spring: December 3
• Summer: January 31
• Fall: July 31

Interview & Training Requirements

Prior to applying, ensure you can meet the interview and training requirements/dates:

Camp Positions: Interview & Training Requirements

Aquatics Positions: Interview & Training Requirements 

 
Apply online: Camp Positions: Complete online application and submit resume to SummerRecJobs@barrie.ca
Aquatics Positions: aquatics.jobs@barrie.ca
Resumes accepted in Microsoft Word Format only
Apply in person: • Recreation Department, City Hall, 70 Collier St. (8th Floor)
• Allandale Recreation Centre, 190 Bayview Dr..
• East Bayfield Community Centre, 80 Livingstone St. E..
• Holly Community Centre, 171 Mapleton Ave.
There are limited number of positions available due to the number of returning staff from previous summers/sessions. We thank all applicants and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted.

Frequently Asked Questions

I cannot attend all of the listed trainings. Can I still obtain a position?

No, training is mandatory. Options have been provided and additional training is not available. Please see training dates to confirm your availability:

 

I require multiple weeks off from work during the summer months. Can I still obtain a position within day camp?

As a successful applicant, you may request a maximum of one week (Monday to Friday) off during your summer contract. Summer contracts run for 8 weeks from July 2nd to August 24th, Camp Placements for the last week of the Summer August 27th to 31st will be determined at time of hire based on staff availability. All time off requests are considered but not guaranteed. Requesting one day off may result in not being scheduled for the full week.

I don’t have all of my qualifications right now, can I still apply?

Yes. The City provides opportunities to obtain qualifications. Copies of all qualifications are due to your respective programmer no later than June 30.

Do these positions require a vehicle?

Most positions do not require a vehicle; however, staff can be placed at any camp location. See job descriptions regarding vehicle requirements.

How many weeks of work will I receive for summer camps employment?

The number of weeks Summer Camp Staff receive is job dependent with a minimum of 4 weeks to a maximum of 9 weeks. Camp Convenors will receive a minimum of 14 weeks to a maximum of 18 weeks of work.

I’ll be 16 years old in January of next year. Can I still apply and obtain a position?

No.

For camps positions, all successful applications are to be a minimum of 16 years of age or turning 16 by the end of the calendar year and must have attended an academic establishment the year in which applying for employment and/or are returning to an academic establishment the following year.

For aquatics positions, all successful applications are to be a minimum of 16 years of age in accordance with Lifesaving Society standards.

I cannot attend any of the interview dates listed. Can I still apply to work in camp?

No, interviews are mandatory and additional interview times are not available. Please see interview dates to confirm your availability.

 


 

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