BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Recreation Programmer - Aquatics

Temporary Full Time

Job Id:

Parks, Recreation & Culture

$29.02- $34.12 per hour

July 5, 2020

Founded in 1874, Maple Ridge is one of BC’s oldest communities, but it’s also one of the fastest growing Cities in Metro Vancouver. This tremendous pace of growth creates opportunities for professionals like you to bring your passion and talents to our organization to build our future, your career and your family in one of the most incredible natural settings in BC. Your skills and talents are the essential element in helping our organization meet the challenges and opportunities of our community. This is a place where you can make a difference, serve your community with pride and professionalism and work with our elected representatives to turn their vision for our community into action. Are you ready to choose your own adventure?

Are you a team player with a “can do attitude”, excellent communication, interpersonal skills and exceptional customer service skills?  We have the perfect opportunity for you.

Are you an innovative, energetic, organized, assertive aquatics professional ready to impart your creativity, team building and excellent customer service skills in a fast paced aquatics environment?  If so, the Aquatics Programmer position at the Maple Ridge Leisure Centre may be just for you.

The City of Maple Ridge is accepting applications for the temporary full time position of Aquatics Programmer.  You will be leading a large group of staff in the delivery of exceptional swim programs both at the Leisure Centre and seasonally at the outdoor pool.  At times you’ll be on deck mentoring and supporting our staff team, in the water teaching and leading in-service training or in the filter room, conducting a pool reading. The aquatic programmer position is an administrative role, however in aquatics it’s not unusual to require ‘all hands on deck,” and the successful applicant must be a versatile team player.

This position is especially exciting as the successful candidate will have a key leadership role in recruitment and training of new lifeguard/instructors.Applicants must have substantial and preferably varied aquatics experiences and have the following education and current certifications:

Completion of a post-secondary program in Recreation or related field at a recognized institution and sound related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Aquatics programming experience
  • Top of Form
  • Driver’s License for the Province of British Columbia.
  • National Lifeguard Pool Certificate.
  • Lifesaving Instructor Certificate.
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer Certificate or National Lifeguard Instructor Certificate.
  • Standard First Aid.
  • CPR Level “C”/AED Certificate.
  • Pool Operator Level I Certificate

The hours of this position include weekends, statutory holidays, as well as early morning and late evening shifts. This is a temporary full-time position for approximately eighteen (18) months. This term may be shortened or extended due to circumstances unforeseen at the time of posting.

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Police Information Check as a condition of employment. (Note – not required a part of the application process; however, will be required upon consideration for employment)

All required licenses, certificates and registrations associated with this competition must also be valid and current at the time the postings close and must be attached with your application. Please have these documents ready to upload when you apply.

What we offer you:
The City offers a competitive compensation package that includes a strong wellness program and the opportunity for career and professional development.
If you want to help shape a growing community in a municipality that strives for service excellence, then this is the position for you.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. 


Organization: Maple Ridge (City)
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation, Facilities Management/Development
Posted: June 30, 2020, 9:26 am
Expires: July 5, 2020, 4:30 pm