Outdoor Recreation Instructor - District of West Vancouver


Outdoor Recreation Instructors

(Casual, Non-Union)

Do you love sharing your passion of the outdoors with others?

Can you demonstrate a high level of organization and knowledge?

Located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, West Vancouver is a vibrant community on the North Shore and home to parks, beaches, and to sports, recreation and arts amenities. We are seeking employees with a passion for public service who share our commitment to creating a complete, inclusive and livable community. Our dedicated staff deliver services, operate facilities and run the programs that enhance the well-being of our community.

The Community Services Department is hiring Outdoor Recreation Instructors for various outdoor recreational activities including, but not limited to: hiking, navigation, nature interpretation and camping.

Candidates will be expected to lead both indoor knowledge-based training as well as outdoor activities (rain or shine). Responsibilities may include creating lesson plans and day trip itineraries, teaching basic skills, leading group activities, responding to incidents and mentoring other staff and/or volunteers. Candidates must have strong organizational, supervisory and interpersonal skills. Comfort with teaching various ages, from children to adults, would be considered an asset.

Hours of work will vary according to registration and activity.

The successful candidates will possess:
  • Current Emergency First Aid and CPR-C certification (these certifications must be obtained before the start date).

The following certifications or qualifications will be considered an asset:
  • Wilderness First Aid
  • Coaching certification (i.e. NCCP);
  • High Five®;
  • Avalanche Safety Training
  • Past experience leading group recreational activities

We recognize the importance of a diverse workplace, and strive to meaningfully reflect the community we so proudly serve. We encourage Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGBTQIA+, and persons with disabilities to apply. The successful candidate will be required to supply a police information check and a copy of their credentials. All District of West Vancouver employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of hire.

Position Status:
Casual, Non-Union

Hours of Work:
Hours and days of work vary depending upon position

Rate of Pay:
Varies depending upon experience and qualifications.

Closing Date:
11:59 p.m. on December 30, 2022.

To Apply:

Please visit the District of West Vancouver’s Career Centre at westvancouver.ca/careers to apply for this position.

We want to thank all applicants, however only those chosen for an interview will be contacted

Organization: District of West Vancouver
Location: West Vancouver, BC
Region: Lower Mainland
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation
Posted: November 24, 2022, 12:20 pm
Expires: December 30, 2022, 11:59 pm

Employment Type: Part Time
Employment Length: Casual
Education Requirement: Other trades certificate or diploma
Job Experience: Experience an asset

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