BC Local Government Job Posting Service

Capital (Regional District)

Play in the Park Program Leader

Req ID: 725 
Business Unit: Parks & Environmental Services 
Division: Panorama Recreation
Regular/ Auxiliary: Auxiliary
Pay Grade: CAN/05/02/JB06 
Rate of Pay: $23.78 per hour plus 14% in lieu of benefits
Hours of Work: A minimum of 13.5 hours/week, shift hours 4.30 PM to 9:00 PM, Tues, Wed, and Thurs for July and August

This position is responsible for the day to day operation of the Play in the Park Program that runs on weeknights over the summer. The Program Leader will be responsible for the planning and implementation of daily engaging and interactive activities for the families who attend this free community event. This will include supply preparation, event set up, and providing direction to assistant program leaders and volunteers to operate the program.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Plans and implements engaging activities for the families who attend the Play in the Park Program.
  • Provides guidance and direction required to assistant leaders and volunteers to set up, deliver program content, and take down events daily. 
  • Sets up equipment, not limited to large inflatable, tent, games, and takes down equipment after the event. 
  • Works as a team to complete set up of all equipment needed to run the event and takes equipment down when it is over. 
  • Uses a dolly to move equipment from trailer to the event venue and in the reverse at the conclusion of the event.
  • Unloads equipment, by hand or using a dolly, to set up program and takes downs equipment to load after the event. 
  • Ensures the mobile unit and event equipment is well maintained and stored in a tidy manner. 
  • Liaises with community partners and acts as a Panorama Recreation point of contact.
  • Act as a liaison between the general public and Panorama Recreation when necessary. 
  • Responsible for the delivery of safe and health programs, including knowledge of emergency procedures and assistance in responding to emergency situations, including first aid. 
  • Follows all policies, procedures and standards of the CRD.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Key Skills & Abilities

  • Experience developing and leading recreational programs or special events.
  • Experience working with children, youth and adults in a public setting.
  • Supervisory experience is an asset. 
  • Excellent customer service, communication (both verbal and written), organizational, interpersonal and public relations skills and experience are required. 


  • High School Graduation
  • Some directly related experience


  • Acceptable criminal record check. The applicant/incumbent is required to undergo a criminal record check to work in this position and to report to their supervisor if any criminal charges are laid against them that may be related to their employment.
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Valid BC Driver's Licence

Closing Date:
  This position will be open until filled. 

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please go to and click on Careers to submit your resume and covering letter online. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply and may consider a combination of experience, education and/or training where possible.

The Capital Regional District wishes to thank you for your interest and advises that only those candidates under active consideration will be contacted.

Professional Categories: Parks & Recreation, Recreation Intructor/Leader
Posted: March 12, 2024, 8:37 am
Expires: May 31, 2024, 11:00 pm
Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Seasonal
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset
Rate: $23.78 Hour