Aquatic Programmer

Regional District of Nanaimo


Aquatic Programmer

Temporary Full-Time / External
Aquatic Services
Competition No.: 2020-021

The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a temporary full-time Aquatic Programmer working with Aquatic Services at the Ravensong Aquatic Centre in Qualicum Beach.

Reporting to the Superintendent of Aquatic Services, the Programmer will organize, develop and maintain schedules for aquatic based programs and special events in District 69. This position plays a key role in the assessment of staff lifeguarding practices, maintaining current safety to current provincial levels, liaising with patrons and user groups and supporting aquatic staff at all levels of program implementation and scheduling. This position also requires the programmer to take a lead role in staff orientation and training.

Qualifications include a degree in Recreation Administration/Leisure Services Management or a related field, plus minimum two (2) years prior job-related experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience, including a minimum of one year of supervisory experience. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a general knowledge of computer applications are essential. The Programmer must possess and maintain certifications in the following: National Lifeguard Service Award, Lifesaving Society Instructor Award, Pool Operators Certificate Level I, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Lifesaving Instructor Training and National Lifeguard Instructor/Examiner Awards, Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Level II and CPR Basic Rescuer (Level C). A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License, current First Aid, strong interpersonal, and leadership skills are also required. Experience working with the CLASS Registration Software System would be a key asset.

This is a temporary full-time (35 hours per week) Union Position, for one (1) year, with the possibility of ending early or of extension based on the operational needs of the department. The (2020) rate of pay is $35.26 to $37.12, plus 12.4% in lieu of benefits including vacation and statutory holidays.


  • Degree in Recreation Administration/Leisure Services Management
  • Minimum two (2) years prior job related experience
  • Minimum 1 year of supervisory experience
  • Valid Class 5 BC Drivers License
  • Current First Aid

Please quote competition 2020-021 and submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining your education, experience and qualifications as they relate to this position and submit via email to

Applications can also be faxed to 250-390-4163 or mailed to:

Attention: Human Resources
Main Reception, Administration Building
Regional District of Nanaimo
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm, on February 18, 2020

Visit the RDN website at for more information on the Regional District of Nanaimo.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

Organization: Regional District of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: February 4, 2020, 3:08 pm
Expires: February 18, 2020, 4:00 pm

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