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Recreation Programer - Aquatics
Municipality: City of Surrey This posting closed on

March 30, 2017
at 4:30 PM
Department: Parks, Recreation & Culture
Job Description: Recreation Surrey has been offering residents diverse recreational spaces and programs to meet the needs of our communities. From gyms, pools and multi-purpose rooms to drop-in and regular recreation programs to special events, our recreation facilities aim to keep our residents healthy, active and engaged.

We’re currently looking for a Recreation Programmer - Aquatics for our recreation facilities to help deliver our wide range of programs for people of all ages.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic recreational professional to be involved in aquatic programming work assisting senior supervisory staff in the development, scheduling, coordination and implementation of recreation, fitness and aquatic programs and activities. The work involves supervision and training of staff. An incumbent exercises considerable independence of judgment and action within the limits of well-defined guidelines.
Duties: As a Recreation Programmer, you will:

•Plan and implement creative, innovative and fun activities during Leisure Swim and special events
•Develop and schedule recreation fitness and aquatic programs,
•Develop and administer promotions and advertising,
•Supervise, train and provide leadership to facility staff,
•Perform life guarding functions and administrative duties such as facility/shift check completion,
•Accident reports, lesson results and evaluations,
•Perform pool maintenance duties and other duties as required
•Occasional contact with chlorine and other related chemicals required for pool operation
Educational Requirements: The successful candidate will:

•Have completed Grade 12 and actively working towards graduation from a recognized college or university level program in a related discipline and/or
•Is a qualified Water Safety Instructor Trainer, BCRPA Supervisor and/or Trainer of Fitness Leaders, or NL Instructor
•Possess formal lifeguard and instructor training, aquatic programming experience and have completed a pool operator’s course
•Have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience as a lifeguard and/or swim instructor and/or aquatic programmer and/or special events coordinator
•Some supervisory experience
•A valid BC Driver’s license

Licenses/Certificates required:

•National Lifeguard – Pool Option
•Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
•CPR “C” with Auto External Defibrilation
•Pool Operators Level 1 (BCRPA or equivalent)
Additional Information: Please apply online at
Web Address:
Address: 14245 - 56th Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia
V3X 3A2, Canada
Opening Date: March 23, 2017 08:30 AM
Closing Date: March 30, 2017 04:30 PM