Competition number 078-2019-EXT-RPC

Summer Youth Programs Camp Instructor (multiple positions)



Closing date

March 24, 2019

Competition status

  • Active: Accepting applications until 11:59 pm MST on the closing date.
  • Screening: Applications are under review.
  • Interviewing: Applicants have been selected for interviews.
  • Closed: A candidate has been selected and/or competition has closed.
  • Ongoing: Accepting applications, which will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
  • Cancelled: The competition has been cancelled.



Recreation, Parks and Culture


Up to 40 hours per week

Pay range

$136 to $168 per day based on education and experience

Job Description

This posting is for multiple positions from July 2 to August 23, 2019.

The Summer Youth Programs Camp Instructor and Lead Camp Instructor develop and implement creative, age appropriate program plans for Strathcona County recreation programs and camps.


Youth Program Camp Instructor:

  • Deliver high quality summer recreation programs and camps
  • Develop and implement creative, age appropriate program plans based on camp theme
  • Incorporate fundamental movement skills into program planning
  • Provide participants with the opportunity to engage in a balance of high energy (i.e. sports) and quiet activities (i.e. crafts)
  • Collaborate and positively interact within a team environment
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to Leaders in Training summer participants

Lead Camp Instructor:

The Lead instructors will have additional responsibilities and will be selected from the group of successful applicants by the Youth Programming team based on interest, experience and the interview process.

  • Overall leadership and responsibility of instructors, leaders in training and participants within designated camp
  • Main point of contact for the Youth Programming team
  • Pick up/drop off, organization and completion of weekly camp paperwork (i.e. Waivers, Incident Forms, Leaders in Training Evaluation Forms, etc.)
  • Lead role in creating, coordinating instructor ideas and submitting program plans as well as parent letters

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong leadership and team-building skills
  • Ability to maintain high standards of safety, quality, and cooperation
  • Proven time management skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing work environments and demands
  • Ability to follow safety guidelines to keep self and others safe on work sites


  • A high school diploma and enrolled in a post-secondary institution for recreation, physical education, education and/or other related degree
  • Experience working with youth between the ages of 5Y-12Y
  • Experience with sports, games, activities, swimming and crafts

Conditions of Employment

The following are required prior to June 14, 2019 and are the financial responsibility of the candidate

  • A satisfactory criminal record check and vulnerable sector check (within the past 6 months)
  • Current First Aid, CPR (level C) certification
  • High Five® Principles of Healthy Child Development

Wage ranges from $136/day to $168/day (based on experience) during camps (July and August); must be available to attend mandatory training days on June 14, 15, and 16.

Summer Programs run from July 2 to August 23, 2019. Instructors will be scheduled for 6-8 weeks of camp throughout this time period.

Competition #078-2019-EXT-RPC closes March 24, 2019

This competition may be used to fill future vacancies for similar positions within the next 6 months.

Thank you for your interest in Strathcona County. We only contact candidates selected for interviews.

A cover letter must be submitted along with a resume describing the interest in this position.

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