BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Community Recreation – Leaders and Instructors

Term Contract Opportunity – Community Recreation Leaders

Location:  Abbotsford Parks, Recreation, and Culture Facilities

Position Title: Community Recreation – Leaders and Instructors
(Sport programs, arts and crafts programs, birthday parties, child     minding, special events and drop-in activities)
Number of Positions: As needed
Hours of Work: Various hours per week dependent on programs
Start & End Date: On going
Rate of Pay: $18.30 - $22.80 hourly + 4% in lieu of benefits
Under the supervision of the Community Recreation Programmers, Community Recreation Leaders are responsible for planning and facilitating a variety of social, cultural, sport and general interest activities for early years, child, youth and adult programs.
Core Characteristics:

  • Outstanding leadership and customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a culturally diverse community setting
  • Excellent customer service, communication skills & positive attitude


  • Plan and lead weekly pre-registered programs (sports, arts & crafts, dance, cooking, early years, parent participation, children, youth and adult)
  • Supervise, facilitate and lead drop-in sessions
  • Childminding
  • Supervise Birthday parties
  • Lead games, sports, and craft making activities with children
  • Lead activities at special events
  • Set-up and take down of programs
  • Report safety hazards and respond to First Aid incidents


  • Knowledge and experience playing/instructing a variety of sports.
  • Knowledge and experience instructing a variety of recreation programs and activities.
  • Knowledge and experience leading/supervising children (new born - 12 years old) while providing a safe and fun environment for program participants. 
  • Knowledge and experience leading games and craft making activities with children.
  • Leadership skills including ability to model appropriate behaviors and demonstrate sound judgment while creating a positive, enthusiastic & fun environment.
  • Current Emergency First Aid or Standard First Aid with CPR ‘C’ & AED certification.
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development Certificate considered an asset.

The applicant/incumbent will be required to provide a satisfactory criminal record check in order to work in this position and to report to their Manager if any criminal charges are laid against them that may be related to their employment.
Posting Closing Date: June 30, 2024
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Organization: City of Abbotsford
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation, Recreation Intructor/Leader
Posted: February 27, 2024, 10:16 am
Expires: June 30, 2024, 4:30 pm
Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Casual
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $18.30 to $22.80 Hour