Sport Instructor, Learn to Skate (Group Lessons)

Richmond Olympic Oval

Sport Instructor, Learn to Skate (Group Lessons)

Join our Community Sports team!  

Position Type: Auxiliary 
Department: Community Sport
Direct Supervisor: Sport Programmer 
Application Closing Date: September 3, 2018
Anticipated Start Date: September 5, 2018

The Richmond Olympic Oval is seeking a passionate individual with a love of skating and a sound coaching background. This position is focused on helping individuals Ages 3 to 12 develop fundamental skating skills in a fun and safe environment. This position is specific to Fall 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 
  • Responsible and dependable  
  • 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 available for at least 3 hours a week, and during at least one of these times:
  • Mondays 3:15 - 6:15 pm
  • Thursdays 3:15 - 6:15 pm
  • Saturdays 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

As a part of your application, you will be asked to confirm your availability.

Compensation range:
$17.95 to $23.23 for group lessons (hourly rate is based on qualifications and experience)

Our workplace culture embraces People, Excellence, Leadership, Team and Innovation.  
  • 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!
Please visit to apply! 

Organization: Richmond Olympic Oval
Location: Richmond, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: July 23, 2018, 10:43 am
Expires: September 3, 2018, 4:30 pm

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