Sports Instructor, Learn to Skate

Richmond Olympic Oval

Sports Instructor, Learn to Skate

Position Type: Auxiliary 
Department: Community Sport
Application Closing Date: Mar 7, 2020

Note: Applicants must be available for at least one of the following:

  • Monday Evenings 3-6pm
  • Thursday Evenings 3-6pm
  • Saturday Mornings 9am-1pm

We are looking for awesome people to join our Community Sport team! 

The Role
We are looking for passionate individuals with a love of skating and a sound coaching background. This position is focused on helping individuals aged 3 to 12 develop fundamental skating skills in a fun and safe environment. This position is specific to Winter Programs, with the possibly for assisting with additional seasonal programs.

Your core responsibilities include:

  • Communicate with parents and provide students with feedback
  • Ensure general program readiness including equipment lists, lesson plans, games and activities for a range of abilities
  • Implement a variety of techniques for students to develop basic fundamental skating skills
  • Responsible for the safety and progressive instruction of Learn to Skate programs based on the objectives of the specific programs as well as Long Term Athlete Development Model/Sport for Life
  • Communicate effectively with the Sport Programmer regarding program needs and improvements
  • Evaluate athlete abilities and maintain records of the skills of skaters
  • Compliant with program policies and procedures (attendance, report cards, radios, first aid, etc)

The qualifications and skills you bring to this role include

  • A love of children!
  • Exceptional customer service interactions
  • Background and knowledge in skating is required. Additional knowledge in Hockey or Figure Skating is an asset
  • Experience delivering high quality, progressive skating instruction to athletes ages 3 to 12 is preferred
  • Ability to assess and evaluate athlete’s fundamental movement skills and as well as specific skating skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Optimistic, passionate and personable
  • Must be able to successfully complete a criminal record check
  • Standard First Aid Certificate is required
  • Completion of, or in progress of completing the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) is an asset

Work Hours:
Must be able to commit to one of the following:

  • Monday Evenings 3-6pm
  • Thursday Evenings 3-6pm
  • Saturday Mornings 9am-1pm

Preference is given to applicants who are available for more than one of the listed times.

Compensation range:
$17.95 to $23.23 plus 12% in lieu of benefits (hourly rate is based on qualifications and experience)

Our Values make us who we are
Our workplace values are the guiding principles that are most important to us about the way that we work.

Aligning with the City of Richmond, the Richmond Olympic Oval is an incredibly diverse and high performing values-based organization. Our values (People, Excellence, Leadership, Team and Innovation) are at the core of what we do; they define our culture, represent our collective conscience, and define the basic principles by which we operate. Our values govern the way we make decisions, guide us as we interact with our community, and shape our unique workplace culture and environment.

Our gifts to you as an Oval Team Member
Some of the perks for working at a world class Olympic Venue include:

  • Access to 20,000sq ft fitness centre with top class facilities, over 100 pieces of strength and cardio equipment, 4-storey climbing wall, YYoga studio, endless fitness classes, Olympic sized ice rinks and the Richmond Olympic Experience (ROX) museum.
  • 12% in lieu of benefits on top of your hourly rate.
  • Collaborative team environment.
  • Opportunity to work in various auxiliary positions at the Richmond Olympic Oval to grow your knowledge and experience.

The Richmond Olympic Oval is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from all groups.  This includes women, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQ2S+), and others who may contribute to diversity. We also recognize unique styles, perspectives, beliefs and creativity that support a diverse, respectful, inclusive and collaborative work environment.

If you are personable, have a great attitude, are passionate about delivering exceptional customer service and have a genuine interest in contributing to the greater good of our company and our community, we want to hear from you!


Organization: Richmond Olympic Oval
Location: Richmond, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: January 17, 2020, 9:42 am
Expires: March 7, 2020, 11:59 pm

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