Recreation Program Leaders



Location: Various

Do you enjoy working with children, and facilitating fun and memorable activities that promote healthy and active lifestyles in your community? If you are looking for the opportunity to spend time outdoors, remain active for the summer, and get to know some amazing kids, we want to hear from you!

Multiple Positions available for various locations, including Mount Uniacke and the Corridor/Hants North areas. Please note any preference for location in your application.

We are accepting applications for full-time seasonal Recreation Program Leaders for our 2024 summer season. The successful candidates will be part of the team that leads inclusive recreation programming for a variety of age groups in communities around East Hants.

What we can offer: The opportunity to work in collaboration with the Day camp Supervisor to lead fun, inclusive and active programming for some incredible youth in and around the community. Responsibilities include supervision of all activities, ensuring effective communication with caregivers and participants, daily opening and closing of facilities, managing administrative tasks such as safety checks and daily reports and ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants.

What you can offer:

  • Interest and experience working with children and youth in a recreation setting preferred
  • Experience working with individuals requiring inclusion support, an asset.
  • Dependability and the capacity to work in an empowered, collaborative team environment with minimal direct supervision
  • First Aid and CPR certification an asset, willingness to obtain required
  • Ability and willingness to travel camp locations within East Hants
  • Clean vulnerable sector and child abuse registry checks required prior to date of hire
  • Preference will be given to candidates interested in or pursuing studies in Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation, Child and Youth Studies, Psychology, Education, Social Work and/or training in a related field

Position Start Date: July 2, 2024 (training last week of June or as schedules allow)

Position End Date: August 23, 2024

Hours: Monday-Friday, business hours (no evenings, weekends or holidays), 42 hours p/week

Hourly Rate: $17.00 p/hr

Review of applications will begin April 22, 2024 

If you require an accommodation to assist in the application process, please contact Human Resources at jobs@easthants.ca or 902-883-6216.