Current Postings

Recreation Instructors - Aquafit

We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that the name Coquitlam was derived from the hən̓ q̓ əmin̓ əm̓   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!
We are currently recruiting enthusiastic, personable, energetic and outgoing fitness professionals to complement our Aquatic Fitness team. These casual positions are responsible for the planning and execution of aquatic based fitness classes at any one of our recreation facilities. We are looking to bring on a wide range of instructors to join our team including, however, not limited to ShallowFit, DeepFit, GentleFit, Aqua Zumba, Water Running.


  • Candidates are required to be available to work mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.

Basic Qualifications

  • Current BCRPA Fitness Certification (or equivalent certification approved by the City of Coquitlam)
  • Current CPR-C/AED certification
  • Specialty module certifications/licenses are required for some program offerings (Zumba, etc.)

Shortlisted applicants will be required to:

  • Attend a skill screening and interview
  • Complete a Police Information Check/Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Provide work-related references

These positions will compensate at $35.00 - $40.00 per hour + 4% in lieu of benefits. Rates of pay vary, depending on qualifications.
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Applicants under consideration will be required to undergo a police security clearance evaluation (with no adverse reports). Employment packages should include a resume, any required/relevant fitness certifications, and a photo copy of a current CPR-C certification (or equivalent).
Ongoing casual opportunities are shortlisted and filled on an as-needed basis only.

Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on November 15, 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.