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Fall, Winter, Spring Employment Opportunities

Applicant Procedure: Applicants must include the job title and competition number in the subject line of the email that is sent to


Halifax Regional Municipality is inviting applications for part-time positions of Recreation Program Instructors for our Fall/Winter/Spring programs. The Recreation Program Instructor leads recreation programs for a variety of age groups at various locations throughout the Municipality. These job opportunities are a perfect way for you to gain valuable work experience, learn new skills and contribute to your community.

We are seeking individuals looking for part-time seasonal work. Individuals would be required to plan and lead various recreation instructional programs (such as children’s sports and play programs, adult fitness, craft and wellness programs as well as various preschool programs, youth programs and activities.


  • Responsible for developing a specific program plan.
  • Supports persons with disabilities in programs (e.g. personal care, lifting procedures, adapting activities, etc).
  • Responsible for greeting participants, leading activities, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of participants, organizing equipment and supplies, preparing for activities.
  • Reports to the Recreation Program Coordinator in a specific geographic area or recreation centre.


  • Experience working or volunteering with preschoolers/children/youth/seniors in a recreational setting (if applicable).
  • For specialty positions (ie. Tennis, Gymnastics, Skating and Fitness including Yoga, Pilates, etc.) candidates must have appropriate certification and/or skill set (contact your local Community Recreation Centre for further details).

Conditions of Employment:

  • Applicants must have current certification in Emergency First Aid and Level B CPR.
  • Applicants must complete screening through the Child Abuse Registry and if applicable, a Police Records Check.
  • Applicants must be willing to obtain HIGH FIVE training and WHMIS training if applicable.

HOURS OF WORK: Casually/Seasonally, September through May, contingent upon program registration.

Hours of work varies per program. Mondays to Fridays and possibly weekends. Typically one program runs 2 to 3 hours per week, however, some applicants may be considered to instruct one or more program per week, depending on qualifications.

Wage will vary based on HRM Recreation Wage Scale, Certification and Experience.

CLOSING DATE: applications will be accepted up to 4:00 p.m., February 12, 2014.

For more information on our Fall/Winter Programs, you can visit our website:

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Youth Live Employment Training Program

Youth LIVE is a job experience program for individuals between 16 and 30 who are motivated to make a change in their lives. Participants in the program earn income and enhance their employability while working in Youth LIVE business initiatives that provide services to our community. For more information or to apply to the program, call 490-5589 or email

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