Recreation Coordinator - Special Events - City of Nanaimo

Discover Nanaimo – One of the oldest cities on Canada’s west coast, the City of Nanaimo is a growing, livable urban centre that still maintains its historic charm.  Situated between the mountains and the ocean on the east coast of Vancouver Island, Nanaimo is a short ferry trip away from Metro Vancouver, and a 90 minute drive from Victoria. Nanaimo is truly an extraordinary community that is home to Vancouver Island University and is rich in parks, recreational, cultural and social amenities.

Recreation Coordinator - Special Events

Position Overview
The City of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Recreation Coordinator – Special Events. Reporting to the Manager, Culture & Special Events, the Recreation Coordinator – Special Events is responsible for liaising with event and user group organizers. The incumbent exercises considerable judgment in their daily work and only matters pertaining to policies or having major impact are referred to the Manager. Work is evaluated in terms of achieving Department objectives and by the quality and efficiency of services rendered.

The scope of work includes liaising with community organizations on the delivery of major community events and activities held in City parks, fields, and facilities, to support organizations working to host tournaments or events, to coordinate with the allocation of parks and playfields, and to coordinate parks operations functions with community events.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in the coordination and supervision of special events and the operation of recreation and culture services or facilities, including 1 year of related supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Applicants must have a valid Occupational First Aid Level 1 Certification with CPR “B” or “C” and AED. A valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License is required.

Additional Information
This is a unionized position. $39.81 per hour - after Probation (Jan 2022 Rate), based on a 40 hour work week. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials.

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter (.docx or PDF file format) to referencing the specific competition 22-163 by the application deadline.

For detailed information on this position and for more information on our community, please visit our website at

The City of Nanaimo is an inclusive employer and invites applications from all qualified individuals. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. If you are unsuccessful, please accept our appreciation for your interest. This position is restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.

Posting Date January 25, 2023

Application Deadline February 6, 2023 4:30pm

Contact Information
Human Resources
City of Nanaimo
2nd Floor, 455 Wallace Street
Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5J6
Phone: (250) 755-4406
Fax: (250) 755-4449

Organization: City of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Parks & Recreation, Event Planning/Management
Posted: January 25, 2023, 4:24 pm
Expires: February 6, 2023, 4:30 pm

Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Length: Permanent
Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree
Job Experience: 2 years to less than 3 years
Rate: $39.81 Hour

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