Recreation Instructors – City of Coquitlam

6 July 2023

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Recreation Instructors 

After School, Cooking, Crafts & Hobbies, Dance, Gymnastics, Languages, Music (Guitar, Ukulele), Racquet Sports (Pickleball, Badminton), Technology, Visual Arts


We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the name Coquitlam was derived from the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ word kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (kwee-kwuh-tlum) meaning “Red Fish Up the River”. The City is honoured to be located on the kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) traditional and ancestral lands, including those parts that were historically shared with the sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬtəməxʷ (Katzie), and other Coast Salish Peoples.
One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!
We are currently looking for general interest Recreation Instructors who are passionate about sharing their expertise in the following areas:

  • After School
  • Cooking
  • Crafts & Hobbies
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Languages
  • Music (Guitar, Ukulele)
  • Racquet Sports (Pickleball, Badminton)
  • Technology
  • Visual Arts

As a Recreation Instructor, you will be a part of a dynamic and inclusive work team, and will use your ability to share your passion with others in the community. This opportunity is a great stepping stone for those looking to pursue a career in recreation, and also allows for flexibility and work-life balance.
The successful candidates will be team players with excellent communication and people skills. Prior instructing and/or coaching experience is essential, as is current Emergency First Aid with CPR ‘C’ certification or equivalent. Foodsafe is required for cooking instruction. Please note that a valid BC Drivers Licence or equivalent, High Five certification, National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), as well as experience teaching children and youth, and/or adults and seniors are all considered assets. Shifts are varied throughout the year and programs run out of different facilities in the City.

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The City offers an hourly wage starting at $20.40 per hour depending on the type of program + 4% in lieu of benefits. In addition, you can anticipate a lively, fast-paced environment, plus opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Applicants under consideration will be required to undergo a police information check (with no adverse reports).
Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on September 6, 2023.
The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.