Current Postings

Recreation Instructors - Aquafit


About Us
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!

About You / What We Are Looking For 
We are currently recruiting enthusiastic, personable, energetic and outgoing fitness professionals to complement our Aquatic Fitness team. These casual positions are responsible for planning and leading aquatic based fitness classes at various Coquitlam recreation facilities. Candidates will have the opportunity to lead classes forgroups of participants ranging in experience level. We are looking to bring on a wide range of instructors to join our team including but not limited to: ShallowFit, DeepFit, GentleFit, Aqua Zumba, Water Running. The hours of work are varied and may include day, evening and weekend classes; this opportunity is best suited to individuals seeking part- time, occasional work.
If you have a passion for teaching aquatic fitness and are interested in sharing your skills with the community, we want to hear from you!
Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates are required to have flexible availability. Classes may be scheduled in mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.
  • Current BCRPA Fitness Certification (or equivalent certification approved by the City of Coquitlam)
  • Current CPR-A certification
  • Specialty module certifications/licenses are required for some program offerings (Zumba, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience planning and leading group fitness and aquafit classes

Shortlisted applicants will be required to:

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

What We Offer:
This position has an hourly rate starting at $38.40 plus an additional 4% in lieu. The rate of pay is based on a variety of factors including qualifications, knowledge, experience and skills.
You will have the chance to join a rapidly growing and diverse team dedicated to supporting the local community, and be able to engage in variety of learning and development opportunities. This position is based in Coquitlam.
Accessibility / Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Coquitlam is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer working towards enhancing equitable practices in our recruitment and retention processes. As an organization we are committed to creating an inclusive work environment to support our growing and diverse work force. To learn more about what equity, diversity, and inclusion means, and the City’s efforts in support of these principles, please visit for more information.
If at any time during the application or recruitment process you require additional assistance or an accommodation, please contact our team by emailing for confidential support. Staff can also provide in-person support if required.

Applicants under consideration may be required to undergo a police information check (with no adverse reports).
Application packages must include a resume, any required/relevant fitness certifications, and a photo copy of a current CPR-C certification (or equivalent).
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Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on August 2, 2024.
Ongoing casual opportunities are shortlisted and filled on an as-needed basis only.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.