Recreation Job Opportunities

The Recreation & Culture ​Services Department employs over 400 part-time staff annually to provide recreation programs to residents. 

Applications for the following positions are available year-round at City Hall (8th floor), Allandale Recreation CentreEast Bayfield Community Centre and Peggy​​ Hill Team Community Centre​. 

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

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 & Sports Positions


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

Aquatics Staff Mandatory Qualifications

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.


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 and more. 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 forp​ employment and/or are returning to an academic establishment the following year.

Camps Staff Mandatory Qualifications

How to Apply

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.

​​Please apply online including full details of education, training and experience for each position you would like to apply for. Applications are accepted in person at:

Seasonal Application Deadlines

Please note deadlines and training dates for seasonal camps and aquatics opportunities:

Prior to applying, ensure you can meet the interview and training requirements/dates. Training dates are posted on this page when scheduled.
2022 Camps PositionsMarch 7, 2022
2022 Aquatics Positions: Spring: December 3, 2021
Summer: March 7​, 2022
Fall: July 31, 2022

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