Employment

Teamwork and an enterprising spirit are behind the delivery of services at Recreation Oak Bay

Applications for employment are accepted for job postings that are advertised on this website and the Job Postings Board at Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee Street.

Applicants are responsible for ensuring that their application form and/or resume are received in Human Resources by 4pm on the job posting closing date, and to indicate how they meet the stated requirements. Be sure to include a telephone number and email address where you can be contacted. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thank-you for your interest in employment at Recreation Oak Bay!

Four Ways to Apply

  1. Mail or drop off applications to:
    Job Application Drop Box, Recreation Oak Bay,
    1975 Bee Street, Victoria BC, V8R 5E6
  2. Fax application with resume to: 250-370-7127
  3. Email application with resume to: recreationjobs@oakbay.ca
  4. Download the Fill-able Employment Application Form [PDF - 302 KB] to complete electronically and submit by email. Please note that this PDF file can be filled out online through a web browser that is enabled with the latest version of Adobe Reader. Fill-able forms do not work in Firefox or Chrome - please use another browser such as Safari, or Internet Explorer.

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Recreation Oak Bay… A Fun Place to Be, A Great Place to Work!

Current Job Opportunities

Full-Time

Posting Closes:

Status:

Sports Programmer 4pm, Friday March 31 Open
Secretary I - Administrative Clerk Closed Closed
Sports Coordinator Closed Closed

Part-Time:

   
Receptionist - Temporary Closed Closed

Auxiliary:

Posting Closes:

Status:

Aqua Fit Instructors 4pm, Monday April 3 Open
Cook 4pm, Friday March 31 Open
Instructor - Natural Wonders Preschool Program Until suitable applicant found Open
Lounge Host II Until suitable applicants found Open
Program Attendant - Licensed Care Until suitable applicant found Open
Program Attendants - Softball Until suitable applicants found Open
Tennis Instructor/Attendant Until suitable applicant found Open
Birthday Party & Kindergym Attendants Closed Closed
Day Trip Attendant/Coach Driver Closed Closed
Golf Instructor Closed Closed
Golf Program Attendatns Closed Closed
Group Fitness Instructors Closed Closed
Lounge Host II Closed Closed
Parks Labourers Closed Closed
Softball Attendants Closed Closed
Summer 2017 Job Opportunities Closed Closed

Aqua Fit Instructors

Oak Bay Recreation Centre

We are looking for energetic, outgoing instructors to teach Aqua Fitness programs to our adult participants. Instructors are responsible for conducting a variety of fun and creative Aqua Fitness programs, while ensuring the safety of participants at all times.

Requirements:

  • Current BCRPA recognized Aquatic Fitness Instructor certification (CALA, YMCA or BCPRA); or Water Art;
  • Basic Rescuer CPR (CPR C) not more than 24 months old;
  • Current Emergency First Aid; or NLS award; or Standard First Aid;
  • Ability to incorporate fun, creativity and variety into Aqua Fitness classes;
  • Ability to teach safe, fun and well organized Aqua Fitness classes;
  • Ability to teach adults and seniors;
  • Ability to teach deep water Aqua Fit and at least one of: Shallow Water, 50 & Better, Water Works, or Pre/Post-Natal;
  • Provision of a current Police or RCMP Criminal Record check.

Hours:                       

  • Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30pm; on-call as required.

Rates:            

  • $21.49-$27.32 per hour plus $2.95-$3.75 per hour in lieu of benefits.

Cook

Sports View Deli Bar and Grill

Oak Bay Recreation Centre

This work is under the direction of the Lounge Supervisor in menu planning, organizing the kitchen, maintaining supplies, preparing and presenting nutritional and tasty meals, soups and sandwiches.  The term is from the beginning of April until May 26, 2017.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepares daily menu items as ordered by patrons or Supervisor;
  • Prepares and presents food in a pleasing manner;
  • Adheres to all safety standards for the protection of public;
  • Ensures cooking and service area are kept clean at all times;
  • Maintains the necessary kitchen supplies and equipment and notifies supervisor of any shortages, repairs, etc;
  • Cleans bus trays, dish trays, pots and pans, and washes dishes as necessary to maintain continuity of service in food areas as necessary;
  • Carves meats, portions food on plates to fill individual orders and buffets.

Qualifications:

  • Cooking experience in a similar environment;
  • Successful completion of a recognized provincial food services program, or equivalent industry experience and training;
  • Food Safe Level 1;
  • Provision of a current Police or RCMP Criminal Record check.

Hours:  

  • Saturday & Sunday 3-7pm; Monday & Tuesday 4-8pm - April to May 26, 2017
  • Additional various shifts as required up to a maximum of 25 hours per week:

Rate:     

  • $15.07 per hour + $2.11 per hour in lieu of benefits (2016 rates)

Instructor - Natural Wonders Preschool Program

1 Position

This is a recreation position for an Instructor in our licensed Natural Wonders Preschool program. Under the direction of the Community Recreation Programmer, the Instructor will plan, prepare and implement a creative, stimulating, outdoor preschool program for children ages 3-5 years.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, supervise and lead a 10 month outdoor nature preschool program for up to 13 children;
  • Supervise staff, ECE students and support workers;
  • Plan and implement a daily schedule of outdoor nature themed activities suitable for children  3-5 years of age;
  • Work within Community Care Facilities Licensing Board regulations;
  • Prepare detailed monthly calendars/newsletters for parents;
  • Adhere to all safety standards;
  • Ensure program areas are kept clean and well-maintained at all times;
  • Provide written and verbal communication and feedback to parents, staff and public in a warm and friendly manner.

Qualifications:

  • Applicant must be a minimum of 19 years of age;
  • Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Certificate from a recognized post-secondary institute (and licensed to practice in BC);
  • Must meet VIHA licensing requirements to work with the relevant age group;
  • Current Class 4 Unrestricted BC Driver’s Licence and Driver’s Abstract;
  • CPR C and Emergency First Aid;
  • Experience instructing pre-schoolers in a child care/recreational environment;
  • Provision of a current Police or RCMP Criminal Record check;
  • Suitable applicant must  have a knowledge of nature and understanding of the principles of Nature preschools.

Hours:  

  • 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday (Seasonal: September 2016 – June 2017)

Rate of Pay:   

  • $18.83 - $19.75 per hour + $2.64-$2.77 per hour in lieu of benefits.
  • Rates are 2016 pay rates. 2017 rates are pending contract ratification.

Lounge Host II

Sports View Deli Bar and Grill

Oak Bay Recreation Centre

We are looking for high energy, enthusiastic, customer service-driven applicants to work in Oak Bay Recreation Centre’s food service area. The Lounge Host II reports to the Lounge Supervisor and is responsible for the enforcement of age restrictions and the maintenance and controls of an orderly facility. 

Responsibilities:

  • Acts as a point of contact for food and beverage sales;
  • Maintains the cleanliness and tidiness of the public area at all times, clearing tables, removing and washing dishes, wiping tabletops and other surfaces and restocking food and beverage display areas as needed;
  • Assists customers in a warm and friendly manner, answering questions about menu choices;
  • Handles money and payments for services in an efficient and business-like manner;
  • Operates a POS station and all other equipment associated with food facilities;
  • Adheres to all safety standards and regulations for the benefit of patrons;
  • Maintains records pertaining to bar stock.

Qualifications:

  • Previous bartending experience;
  • Previous experience in a restaurant or similar food service facility;
  • POS experience;
  • Food Safe Level 1;
  • Serving It Right certification;
  • Provision of a current Police or RCMP Criminal Record check.

Hours:             

  • Monday to Sunday, various shifts between 7am–10pm up to a maximum of 25 hours per week. 

Rate:               

  • $14.29 per hour + $2 per hour in lieu of benefits (2016 rates)

Program Attendant - Licensed Care

Paddington Station

Applications are invited for an auxiliary position at our Paddington Station Day Care to provide dedicated support to a child attending the daycare.

The successful candidate will have the energy and enthusiasm to provide varied and enjoyable activities, combined with the ability to provide integrated support and work one-on-one with the child, parents and staff in a friendly and effective manner. Duties include: guiding the child and assisting in the program, which may include assisting in completing necessary written documentation of the child’s progress.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be a minimum of 19 years of age;
  • Ability to work as an effective team member;
  • Ability to work with a flexible schedule;
  • Must meet Vancouver Island Health Authority licensing requirements for Criminal Record check, doctor’s note, current Emergency First Aid and CPR C, and 20 hours related training or education;
  • Experience working with children under 5 years of age;
  • Provision of a current Police or RCMP Criminal Record check.        

Hours:  

  • Monday-Friday: 7:45am-4:15pm (37.5 hrs per week) up to a one year term 

Please note: this is a temporary position only for the duration of the child attending the daycare and the partnership with Quenn Alexandra Foundation.

Rate:

  • $15.33 per hour + $2.15 per hour in lieu of benefits (2016 rates)

Program Attendants - Softball

March 29 to June 19, 2017

The Softball Attendant is responsible for officiating Recreation Oak Bay Adult Softball league games. Assisting in set up and take down of field bases, cones and equipment, communicating with softball Captains and Teams, providing first aid, completing a nightly softball score reports and liaising with the Sports Programmer.

Qualifications:

  • Good knowledge of Softball game and rules;
  • Strong customer service skills and enjoy working with the public;
  • Current CPR C and Emergency First Aid certification;
  • Provision of a current Police or RCMP Criminal Record check.

Hours: 

  • Shifts are available Monday to Friday between 6:30pm – 8:30pm   

Rate:   

  • $12.81 per hour plus $1.79 per hour in lieu of benefits (2016 rates)

Sports Programmer

Oak Bay Recreation Centre

The Sports Programmer assists the Coordinator in the development, planning and leadership of the Community Arena,  Indoor Sports Field, Youth Programs and Special Events and is responsible for the personal direction of assigned portions of programs in these areas.

Responsibilities:

  • Directs programming of public skating sessions and lesson programs and leads activities suited to the needs and interests of the facility participants;
  • Assists in running and supervising the Adult Hockey League and Adult Spring Softball League;
  • Assists in planning and implementing teen programming and selected programs in the Indoor Sports Field, including special events;
  • Assists the Sports Coordinator in ensuring that schedules, procedures and established performance and safety standards are met;
  • Acts in the absence of the Coordinator and ensures that the Coordinator is informed of all activities carried out during their absence;
  • Assists in selecting, training, supervising and evaluating auxiliary staff;
  • Maintains effective working relationships with program interest groups, rental groups and people of all ages;
  • Supervises various departmental function areas during evenings, weekends and other times, as required;
  • Performs related duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a two-year college program related to Recreation, Physical Education or a related specialty, and a minimum of one year practical experience in skating, hockey, teaching methods, event programming or other suitable experience relating to arenas and dry surface programming;
  • Proficiency in MS office software or equivalent;
  • Current Class 4 BC Drivers License and current Drivers Abstract;
  • Current OFA and CPR ‘C’;
  • Provision of a current Police or RCMP Criminal Record check.

Hours:

  • Hours vary according program requirements, and include evenings and weekends.
  • April to June: Tuesday - Friday 9am-5pm; Saturday 8am-4pm.
  • July and August: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
  • September to March: Tuesday 12-8pm; Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday 8am-4pm; Friday 1-9pm                                  

Salary: 

  • $2028.60 - $2177.00 bi-weekly ($28.98–$31.10 per hour)

Tennis Instructor/Attendant

Recreation Oak Bay has immediate openings for enthusiastic Tennis Instructors and Attendants for various lessons at both adult and junior levels. Working under the Tennis Program Supervisor, the successful applicant will be responsible for the enjoyment and satisfaction of all participants.

Requirements:

  • Tennis Canada, minimum Instructor level certification;
  • Previous teaching experience required;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Must be comfortable teaching both adults and juniors;
  • Emergency First Aid and current CPR-C certification;
  • Provision of a current police or RCMP Criminal Record check

Hours:           

  • Various hours as required up to 25 hours per week, working with adults as well as juniors ages 5-11 years.

Rate:  

  • Instructor: $18.83 to $19.75 per hour + $2.64 to $2.77 per hour in lieu of benefits.
  • Attendant: $12.81 per hour + $1.79 in lieu of benefits.