Competition number 156-2021-EXT-RPC

Youth Programs Summer Instructor II



Closing date

May 16, 2021

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


20-40 hours per week

Pay range

$23.99 to $30.00 per hour

Job Description

This posting is for up to eight (8) hourly summer positions from June 18– August 31

The Youth Programs Summer Instructor II will be responsible for the overall planning, implementation, delivery and evaluation of age appropriate, themed, youth recreational summer programs.  


  • Delivery of program activities based on Youth Program’s High Five philosophy, supporting children’s emotional and social development, creativity, and the LTAD model 
    • Develop and implement creative, age-appropriate program plans based on program theme 
    • Incorporate fundamental movement skill development into program planning 
    • Ensure participants are provided with opportunities to engage in a balance of high energy (i.e. sports) and quiet activities (i.e. crafts), as well as structured and non structured activities 
  • Responsible for managing all forms, documentation and communication to parents/guardians 
  • Provide excellent guest service for program participants 
  • Provide leadership and mentorship to Leaders in Training participants 
  • Lead role (main point of contact) in communicating both verbally and written with guests, supervisors and peers 
  • Equipment management such as set up/take down, safety/cleaning of equipment, supplies, etc. 

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong leadership and team-building skills 
  • Ability to maintain high standards of respect, safety, quality, and cooperation 
  • Proven time management skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision 
  • Outstanding customer service, problem solving and communication skills 
  • Ability to adapt to changing work environments and demands 


  • High School Diploma and completion of 1-2 years of post-secondary education in Recreation, Physical Education, Education and/or other related degree is preferred 
  • Minimum of 2 years related experience working with youth between the ages of 5Y-15Y 
  • Well rounded knowledge of sports (i.e. soccer, basketball, floor hockey, tennis, BMX/skateboard/scooter, skating, etc.) 
  • Experience with game creation, activities, swimming, and crafts would be an asset 
  • Experience working/mentoring sports teams and or youth/child groups 
  • High Five – Principles of Healthy Child Development is an asset (will be provided otherwise) 

Conditions of Employment

The following are required prior to June 11, 2021 and are the financial responsibility of the candidate: 

  • Submission of Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check  
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 Driver’s licence and submission of a 5-year Driver’s Abstract with less than 7 demerits  
  • Use of reliable personal vehicle  
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR-C 
  • Candidates need to be available on June 18th and 19th for training and orientation 
  • Shifts will be from 8:30AM-4:30PM, and occasional weekends 

Please note all camps are registration based. We schedule based on maximum capacity, however, this is subject to change and is dependent on camp registration. This may result in the cancelling of shift(s). Instructors will be provided advanced notice of any schedule changes. 

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

Competition #156-2021-EXT-RPC closes May 16, 2021

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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