Current Postings

Recreation Instructor – Early Years, Children, and Youth

Casual/Non-Union, On-call

 We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the name Coquitlam was derived from the hən̓q̓ əmin̓əm̓  word kʷikʷəƛ̓ əm (kwee-kwuh-tlum) meaning “Red Fish Up the River”. The City is honoured to be located on the kʷikʷəƛ̓ əm (Kwikwetlem) traditional and ancestral lands, including those parts that were historically shared with the sq̓ əc̓ iy̓ aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie), and other Coast Salish Peoples.

One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam offers meaningful career opportunities to make a difference within the local community. As the sixth largest city in BC, we are home to more than 150,000 residents. Our diverse municipality is a great place to work as it continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre. We envision a bright future in Coquitlam that we hope includes you!
The City of Coquitlam is looking to hire Recreation Instructors for our early years (0 – 5 years), school aged (6 – 10 years), and youth (11 – 18 years) recreation programs. This is recreation work involving leadership responsibility for planning, implementing and leading a variety of social, cultural, sport, and general interest activities as assigned by a supervisor. The successful candidates will be responsible for safe and proper use of equipment and facilities and taking independent action and initiative in leading and instructing assigned programs.
The successful candidates will be team players with excellent communication and people skills. You are enthusiastic, personable, energetic and outgoing, and have a passion for engaging with members of the community. Candidates must possess valid current First Aid and CPR ‘C’ certifications. Other applicable certifications such as High Five, ECE certification and NCCP are considered assets. Recreation Instructors will have experience leading recreation programs in a municipal setting and/or the equivalent related instructing, coaching and volunteer experience. Please note that a valid BC Drivers License or equivalent would be considered an asset.

  • Candidates are required to be available to work mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.
  • Shifts are varied throughout the year and programs run out of different facilities in the City.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume, a cover letter documenting why you feel you are a fit for the position(s), your certifications, and proof of emergency First Aid certification (or equivalent).
The rate of pay for this position varies, depending on experience and area of specialty. The range of pay is $20.40 - $30.60 per hour plus 4% in lieu of benefits. Prep-time is compensated in addition to teaching time. Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police information evaluation and vulnerable sector check (with no adverse reports).
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Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on November 30, 2023.
The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.