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Program Leader - Spring and Summer Camps & Programs

Competition No.:


$25.22 per hour + 12% in lieu of benefits

Last Updated:
1/10/24 4:30 PM

The goal of the City of Burnaby and its employees is to consistently deliver first class service and services to our community. With this in mind, we hire people who share the same passion, those with the drive and determination to grow with and contribute to our already exceptional team. People like you!

Are you interested in leading safe, fun and quality recreation programs for children? Provide guidance and leadership to the future of our generation! Your responsibilities in this role include providing exceptional customer service, planning and leading activities, and creating a fun and safe environment for children. As a Program Leader, you will instruct the after-school programs in the schools, working in camps and various recreational programs at our parks and facilities, opportunities to work at special events, and perform related work as required.

Successful candidates will receive leadership training, mentorship and the opportunity to work with an energetic and creative team of leaders and supervisors. Our programs take place in various schools and facilities throughout Burnaby where we are known in the community for excellence, inclusion, fun and safety.

Qualifications include high school graduation and some related experience preferably in municipal recreational work, some supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. This is a fantastic opportunity for those with a commitment to recreation and who are passionate and enthusiastic with strong leadership skills. Experience in coaching, camp counseling, leading Scouts or Guides, tutoring, or volunteering in recreation or a childcare leadership environment is considered an asset. Education and training including Recreation Leadership or Therapeutic Recreation Diplomas, Teacher Certification (PDP), Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Care, High Five® and experience working with children and youth with extra needs are desired, and successful completion of Emergency First Aid Certification (8+ hour equivalent) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification – Level C are required.

Hours of work: Shifts may vary between the hours of 8:00am - 9:00pm, including some evenings and weekends.

Please apply online at This position will remain open until it is filled.

Applicants under consideration will be required to consent to a Police Information Check.

Copies of relevant professional certificates, degrees, or tickets will be required at the time of the interview.

At the City of Burnaby, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce that authentically mirrors the vibrant community we proudly serve. We consistently embrace diversity and endeavor to build an inclusive workforce that celebrates the richness of our community. We warmly welcome applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to join us in shaping a more vibrant and equitable future together.

Please contact People and Culture at 604-294-7303 if you do not receive a confirmation email within one hour of submitting your application online.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted

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