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Cowichan Valley Regional District

Recreation Programmer II

Division: Cowichan Lake Recreation
Type: Regular Full Time
Application Deadline: June 9, 2023 by 4:30 pm
Applications: Qualified applicants are invited to apply online at
Competition Number: 23104-E

Majestic mountains, the rugged West Coast Trail, serene lakes, and one of the world’s tallest free-standing timber rail trestles all lie in the picturesque Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD). Located on Vancouver Island, the CVRD provides a wide range of local government services to a population of 80,000 within its 4 distinct municipalities and 9 electoral areas. Just 50 km north of Victoria and 30 km south of Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley offers a warm climate and numerous parks, recreational, cultural, and social opportunities.
A regular full time Recreation Programmer II position is available in the Cowichan Lake Recreation Division within the Community Services Department at the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD).
General Information
Reporting to the Manager, Cowichan Lake Recreation, The Recreation Programmer ll is responsible for staying on top of trends in recreation in order to develop, plan, coordinate, implement and lead the program and events section in the provision of community programming and special events for people of all ages and abilities. The Recreation Programmer ll will also serve on a team with other staff and/or community representatives working towards providing responsible and quality recreational opportunities for the community.

  • University degree in a related discipline to the job functions [i.e. Recreation, Recreation Administration, Leisure Studies, Outdoor/Adventure/Tourism], or a college diploma in a related discipline plus an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Three years of practical experience [full time equivalent] in recreation programming with at least two years direct supervisory experience
  • Practical experience in staff supervision, crowd management, marketing and recreational facility programs for people of all ages and abilities
  • Administrative and practical experience in the organization and operation of a recreation facility
  • Valid class 5 Driver’s License
  • First Aid Level 1 with CPR C and AED
  • WHIMIS – provided by employer
  • Valid class 4 Driver’s License. – is an asset

A full job description listing all the job requirements can be viewed online at

Hours of Work:  The hours of work are 35 hours per week.  Due to the nature of the work, it will be necessary to work a variety of shifts including days and evenings on weekdays and weekends. This position is eligible to participate in the Flextime Program. This position may be eligible for partial Work-From-Home consideration.

Salary: This regular full time position is unionized (USW Local 1-1937) and has a wage rate in two steps, $36.64 - $38.89 per hour (2023 rates). A comprehensive benefit package is included.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter at the link above by 4:30 pm on the date indicated.  Please include a driver’s abstract with your application.
Note, that testing may be required during the interview process. Testing is based on the knowledge, skills, abilities and qualifications outlined in the job description.

Date posted: May 23, 2023