Competition number 085-2019-EXT-RPC

Summer Assistant Recreation Programmer – Youth (Seasonal)


Temporary Part-Time

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


25 hours per week (Add'l hours maybe available)

Pay range

$28.86 to $36.06 per hour

Job Description

This posting is for 1 temporary part-time position for up to 4 months

As the Summer Assistant Recreation Programmer – Youth, you will provide administrative support and collaborate with the Youth Programming team to develop and update various manuals and summer reports. You will also assist the Youth Programming team with various ongoing projects.


Leaders in Training Program

  • Assist with the planning, promotion, preparation and co-ordination of the Leaders in Training (LIT) Program, involving up to 60 youth each summer, grades 7 – 12
  • Attend and assist with training program participants
  • Provide leadership development to participants through weekly site visits with the Youth Programming team
  • Administrative duties for the LIT program (ie. sending weekly evaluations, updating programming spreadsheet, etc.)

 Summer Day Camps

  • Assist in the delivery of high quality summer camp programs for youth ages 5Y-12Y with the Youth Programming team
  • Assist with supply purchasing, management of summer camp field trips and storage room organization
  • Weekly camp preparation (ie. restocking camp forms in site binders, packing equipment bags, printing waivers, etc.)
  • Support the instructor team in meeting ratios for swimming, change rooms, field trips and various summer camp activities in case of last minute instructor illness/unavailability

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication, leadership and team building skills, with proven ability to maintain high standards of safety, quality and cooperation
  • Ability to work in a variety of environments and maintain a high level of organization
  • Proven time management skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding customer service and communication skills


  • Completion of 2nd or 3rd year post-secondary in physical education, education and/or recreation
  • Considerable experience working with children and youth in a teaching, mentoring, leading, volunteering, tutoring or coaching role
  • Previous experience in a leadership position is considered an asset
  • Certification in High Five: Principles of Healthy Child Development is an asset

Conditions of Employment

  • Submission of Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Possess a reliable method of transportation to travel between facilities
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C
  • Must be available to work June 14-16, June 21-22 and July 1, 2019. There will be regular scheduled weekend shifts with occasional evening hours

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

Competition #085-2019-EXT-RPC closes March 24, 2019

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.

Back to Careers